65 minutes | Apr 6th 2021

Dr Mark Cucuzzella

This week Mikki talks to Dr Mark Cucuzzella, Professor, physician and Lt Col who advocates for healthier lives and the challenges and opportunities of preventing and treating obesity and type 2 diabetes with a low carbohydrate approach.  Mikki met Mark at the Ancestral Health Society Conference in Boulder, 2016 where he presented on his work at the West Virginia Hospital with patients, using the approach popularized by Tim Noakes to help manage blood sugar excursions.  In this episode, Mikki and Mark talk about ·      His entry point to low carbohydrate diets and how it changed his running ·      How his advocacy for lower carbohydrate approach is used with patients that he treats at the West Virginia Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health ·      The development of the medical curriculum in health, exercise and food science (MEDCHEFs) at West Virginia University Eastern Division ·      His paper that details how to adapt diabetes medications for a lower carbohydrate approach ·      Adherence to a lower carbohydrate approach and his experience with his patients.  Links in podcast:  ·  Tim Noakes Real Meal Revolution: https://realmealrevolution.com/ ·  Tim Noakes on Trial: https://www.nmsociety.org/the-scene/noakestrial ·      Adapting diabetes medication for low carbohydrate management of type 2 diabetes: a practical guide https://bjgp.org/content/69/684/360 ·      ACCORD trial https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/landmark-accord-trial-finds-intensive-blood-pressure-combination-lipid-therapies-do-not-reduce-combined-cardiovascular-events-adults-diabetes·  ADVANCE trial details: https://www.wikijournalclub.org/wiki/ADVANCE·  HealthfitU continuing education with Phil Maffetone https://www.healthfitu.com/·  Adherence to a lower carbohydrate approach: https://insulinresistance.org/index.php/jir/article/view/30/88·  Run for your life (Mark’s book): http://runforyourlifebook.com/ ·      Sugar - the bitter truth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM&ab_channel=UniversityofCaliforniaTelevision%28UCTV%29 About Mark:  Lt. Col. (Dr.) Mark Cucuzzella is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine. As a US Air Force Reservist he designs programs to promote healthier and better running with the US Air Force Efficient Running Project.  Mark has presented running workshops on over 50 military bases. He has been a national-level Masters runner, having competed for over 35 years with more than 100 marathon and ultra-marathon finishes. Mark is a two time winner of the Air Force Marathon and has a marathon PR of 2:24. As well as being the race director of Freedom’s Run race series in West Virginia, Mark is director of the Natural Running Centre, an education portal designed to teach healthier running. He is also the owner of Two Rivers Treads – A Centre for Natural Running and Walking in his hometown of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Mark’s innovative work and story has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Outside Magazine, Running Times, Runners World, Air Force Times, the Washington Post, JAMA, and other medical and media outlets.Contact Mark: https://www.drmarksdesk.com/
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