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Apr 17, 2023

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Rob Cywes specializes in Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery for adults and adolescents in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has performed over 8,000 surgeries over the course of 18 years. His medical training began in Cape Town, South Africa where he received his medical degree from The University of Cape Town. In 1989, Dr. Cywes moved to North America and completed a year-long residency in Pediatric Surgery at Ohio State University’s Columbus Children’s Hospital. Then he moved to Canada where he completed his general surgery residency and specialized in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Toronto. Also, Dr. Cywes earned a Ph.D. in Liver Carbohydrate Metabolism and the effect of glucose metabolism on liver transplant immunology.

In this conversation, Drs. Brian and Rob talk about the importance of exercising critical thinking when sifting through the massive amount of info and opinions about nutrition and diet out there, Dr. Cywes’ foundational core concepts for metabolic health, how bariatric surgery fits into holistic health and how to view it in the context of long-term health, how to escape the vicious cycle of addiction to sugar and refined carbs through empowerment rather than deprivation, changing behavior and not just diet, the value fo knowing your ‘why’ for losing weight or improving health, learning to connect with and examine yourself when you feel the need to find gratification and relief in something unhealthy, dopamine fasting, and the benefits of using a CGM.

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