June 22, 2017

As Scientific Director at Nourish Balance Thrive, Megan is a research scientist who helps keep the program state of the art. She received her BS in Exercise Biology and MSc in Nutritional Biology at UC Davis where her research focused on the effects of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets on longevity and healthspan in mice. In her free time Megan enjoys reading, long walks in the sunshine, weight lifting, martial arts, and hiking in the Colorado mountains.

You could listen to this interview to learn:

  • How Megan recovered her gut health.
  • The best diet to gain lean mass (for the underweight).
  • About allostatic load.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Megan Roberts:

[00:01:14] IHH-UCSF Symposium on Functional Medicine and the Paleo Approach.

[00:01:30] Presentations: Robb Wolf, Dr Stephan Guyenet, Dr Justin Sonnenburg.

[00:02:55] The road to medical school.

[00:03:14] Blog post: Why Your Ketogenic Diet Isn’t Working Part One: Underfueling and Overtraining.

[00:04:34] Integrating all the information.

[00:04:59] Dr Ron Rosedale, Dr Dominic D'Agostino.

[00:06:43] Allostatic load aka, "the stress bucket".

[00:07:40] Gluten and dairy sensitivities.

[00:08:01] Presentation: Dr Tommy Wood at Icelandic Health Symposium.

[00:08:39] White blood cell counts and getting sick.

[00:10:03] Book: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Dr Robert Sapolsky.

[00:12:33] Favouring micronutrients over macronutrients.

[00:14:05] Learning to be mindful.

[00:14:51] Interview: How to Think Yourself Younger, Healthier, Faster with Dr Ellen Langer.

[00:15:52] Presentation: The Way to the Man's Heart Is Through the Stomach, Dr Tommy Wood.

[00:16:16] Blog post: How to Prevent Weight Loss (or Gain Muscle) on a Therapeutic Ketogenic Diet.

[00:16:52] Sumo wrestlers.

[00:17:12] Interview: Keto Summit with Dr Chris Masterjohn.

[00:18:22] Interview: How to Achieve High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel.

[00:19:07] Interview: Social Isolation: The Most Important Topic Nobody is Talking About with Dr Bryan Walsh.

[00:20:46] Headspace.

[00:23:59] Critical thinking and seeing shades of grey.

[00:25:05] Timing carb intake.

[00:26:34] Adapting to altitude in Colorado.

[00:28:01] Will the ketogenic diet extend longevity?

[00:28:25] The limitations of rodent studies.

[00:29:30] Gender differences for the ketogenic diet.

[00:29:59] Blog Post: The IRONMAN Guide to Ketosis.

[00:32:50] Ben Greenfield's experience on a ketogenic diet.

[00:33:06] Dr Mark Cucuzzella, Zach Bitter.

[00:34:56] Interview: How to Use Biomedical Testing for IRONMAN Performance with Bob McRae.

[00:35:10] Blog post: How to Use MCT Oil to Fuel an IRONMAN Triathlon, and, How Endurance Training Affects Carbohydrate Tolerance.

[00:36:12] PHAT FIBRE v2.

[00:37:39] Blog post: Why Your Ketogenic Diet Isn’t Working Part One: Underfueling and Overtraining.

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