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Apr 1, 2024

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Caryn Zinn is an internationally-recognised leader and advocate of the whole food, low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) nutrition and lifestyle approach and its application to metabolic health and sports performance. Caryn is an academic, an author and a registered dietitian, with over 25 years of consulting experience. She obtained her qualification as a dietitian in 1995 from the University of Cape Town after studying a Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a Nutrition & Dietetics, Honours degree. Since moving to New Zealand in 1995, she has obtained her Masters degree in sports nutrition and her Doctorate in the area of weight loss. She works at AUT as a senior lecturer and nutrition researcher, and continues to maintain her private practice nutrition work.

In this episode, Tro, Brian, and Caryn talk about how Caryn found her way into the low carb philosophy, the host of benefits accompanying the low carb lifestyle, why the calories-in/calories-out model is insufficient to address the obesity epidemic on its own, why there is resistance to the low-carb message in the field nutrition and diet, Caryn’s current government-funded research project on the low carb diet and diabetes, why the medical world in general has been so slow to accept the low carb dietary therapy as a treatment for diabetes, and flaws in the patient care philosophy of the medical system in the West.

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