The audience at 'Low Carb Denver 2019' are given the opportunity to tell their story of discovering low carb and how this has changed their lives.
Well, I'm at the doctor Taylor and he asked me to come say something and I said no for two days, but it's not. How is my first time to be at the low carb conference? So I like to sit in the back. This is not the back by that. My name is dr. Glenn house. My specialty is Physical Medicine Rehabilitation. I do neuro Rehabilitation a medical director of Rehabilitation in Colorado Springs at a hospital there. I'm subspecialty board certified in spinal cord injury medicine and in Brandon's room medicine. That's not
why I'm in a wheelchair though extreme snow skiing accident when I was 20 in college. So anyways, I'm I focus on low-carb myself. That was basically by a challenge of my brother-in-law's that hate looking at is Paleo thing. So I looked at the science. And the science is real and I watch what it did for him. And so I started doing it and one of the things about spinal cord injury is there's always described as for whatever reason we don't know what the HDL happens to be low in many cases. And so it wasn't mine and I've never had
a 245 I drew my blood for the first time and my LD at my HDL with 29 and so I went on this for 16 months after reading the science and saying this is actually real low carb high fat diet works. So I did it and I do want to test it on myself before I told anybody else to do it and I did it for 16 months and after 16 months reject my cholesterol and my HDL had gone from 29 with doing nothing but diet 249 and my cholesterol, I'm hoping to get it up because it's only 1:55 and I hear you live longer
with our cholesterol. My LDL is 95 and my triglycerides are 55. So I was reading the information on the website from the place where I went to medical school and it talked about spinal cord guidelines and what to do for nutrition, of course in there are no guidelines except for eat low-fat and then later it says oh and by the way, when you look at your your look at your cholesterol don't it's probably you're going to probably difficulty with your HDL and inactivity and
there's little we can do about it. Well, I think I think there's diet that you can do about it. So I'm on no medication, which is pretty unusual for somebody with a spinal cord injury except for some vitamins. And now I'm starting to corporate get into my practice. I'm trying to give you advice on that and I am really dedicating the next I don't know how much longer after practice 10-15 years if I keep doing the the low carb keto diet probably longer. So I need more help at the more life insurance cuz of this
diet. But anyways, I'm incorporating my patients and trying to educate them and I will say the frustrating thing I've had was I don't have time to teach him what I've learned over the last 4 years. So I'm very excited to recently find diet doctor and be able to hand it off to them and then in the but then follow them so I need some I need some assistance with that. So that was fantastic because I give a book I tell you read low calorie calories. They're not going to do that all of them. I mean, it's pretty it's pretty pics pretty complex. So it's really nice to have all
of those tools. I do tell him to read that I gave him other things to read. I have a list of things but I also the website so I place the last thing I want to say real quick as I think that neurology and the neuro of the neurological patient. I think we're not even scratching the surface of what can be done with that population with stroke ends in spinal cord and brain injury and Ms. I've noticed that my own patients when they get I'm starting to notice my own patients that come in with stroke and I'm looking and for the most part
everyone's on it a Statin and their cholesterol amazing and there have an ischemic strokes and they're on 20 mg of Lipitor and see what happens. They get thrown aspirin to get put on a higher level of anticoagulation and lipids go. I mean they're Lipitor gets increase from say 2280. So so obviously the low cholesterol what then seemed to be a problem, but I'm infiltrating the diet. So thank you for a low carb Denver and every how to use contribute to appreciate it So as anyone here heard the idea that
a ketogenic diet mimics as mimic starvation. So I last year I gave it talk it Breckenridge arguing that that's actually wrong starvation or fasting mimics a ketogenic diet. Thank you. So if there is one thing though that it I do think a ketogenic diet mimics. It is an evolutionary appropriate diet. There are multiple lines of evidence in our evolutionary past. We ate a primarily meat diet and plants would have been an intermittent or a minor source of
food for us. And even though I ketogenic metabolism is extremely powerful and obviously can bring us lots of benefits. It's actually a downstream effect of a diet that we evolved to eat. So the thing is if you are if you're going to Eat a diet that mimics this ketogenic stays. You can do this in ways that don't match the evolutionarily appropriate diet in other ways. And there may be other parts of that diet that are also having an effect even if they're not
maybe it's gigantic is the ketogenic part itself, but for some people that might be the case so my story if you haven't heard it is that I was on a low-carb diet and it was it was a good thing for me. I started in 1997 and it is achieved a lot of weight loss which I maintain for a very long time and it probably had a lot of other good effects. However, all that time, I had a major depressive disorder which continue to progress until I was read. I've noticed with bipolar disorder type 2 and it was in late
2008 that I decided. I was going to try something that's had a completely crazy which was the plant free so-called zero carb diet and when I try That diet and it was purely for reasons the vanity of the time because I had gained weight actually on that selfsame low-carb diet. That was so successful for me in the beginning not only did I lose weight, but it almost immediately put my bipolar disorder into remission and I have been drug-free and symptom-free for almost 10 years now.
So what I want to say to this community is let's not forget that ketosis which we should celebrate having discovered one of the great properties of one of the reasons that what we're doing here is so successful. It's just one biomarker and if we focus too much on that then we may be missing some other important things that that a healthy diet can bring so the next person is someone who I've known a very very long time and I know how very very well and I know that she spent most of
her life being completely crazy and that with me so I my story Islam because it started when I was born and I'm going to try and convince it into 3 minutes. And I'm going to try and hit the important points. I spent almost my whole life being depressed. Up and down roller coaster of a life in 2013. It went very very sideways when I had a mental break and as a result of that in order to not be committed. I had to agree to a psychiatric evaluation that evaluation. Let me be diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder that followed a merry-go-round of
psychiatrists and doctors and various medications while they try to find something that would keep me stable enough that I could participate in the world only enough money to keep a roof over my head and don't kill myself. Things went relatively well for about 9 months and then I became suicidal and I spent eight months being suicidal and by that, I mean that every moment I was awake for 8 months. My brain was trying to kill me. at the end of that eight months I Literally couldn't stand it anymore. And I
went and found a new Doctor Who put me on an anti-seizure medication called Lamotrigine and 3 days later. It was like someone has switched the lights on in my life. And I experience Joy if a pearl be the first time ever. And I had Joy has six months and then I became suicidal their response to that was to double the dose and the jury returned. It was kind of magical and so I had joy to 6 months. And then I became suicidal. And the response to that wish to double the dose and that was the point of which I call BS on I said, I
cannot spend the rest of my life waiting for the other shoe to drop wondering if next time might become suicidal. Am I actually going to be in a place where I'm able to act on it and I can't just taking increasing amounts of this medication. I was also really really angry that nobody on my medical team was asking the critical question and that critical question was why does Carrie have bipolar? What is it. Cost me to stop having bipolar 2 Disorder? So I saw it everybody everybody on my medical team and
I decided to start figuring out why it was I had bipolar I started I had a two-pronged approach one was I bumped into a doctor on Twitter who a lot of you may know dr. Ted. Naiman is in Seattle, and I also decided that I was going to delve into my genetics. So I spent with you band but my DNA file those two things between them all why I'm standing here today. So don't to name and put me on a very hardcore ketogenic diets. And as a result of my DNA searches I discovered that I have a genetic mutation pulled MTHFR which amongst other things means that I am
not able to methylated B vitamins, which means that when I ingest B vitamins, I can't do anything with them the Batman that I've had a lifelong severe deficiency of B vitamins. The number one function of B vitamins is neurotransmitter health. So literally my brain had been stalled of the Ottomans that it needed in order to function correctly. I also genetically my serotonin and dopamine pathways are broken in about 40 places and I also have a genetic intolerance to gluten. So it was no surprise
that at some point my brain was going to go sideways what it will these genetic wrinkles going on. So with taking methylated B vitamins and going on to a ketogenic diet within 12 weeks. Don't touch it. And I even said you can you can stop taking your Lamotrigine and I was too chicken to do that. So we took it down by Hall and waited and took it down by off and wait a couple of weeks by Seamus the Lamotrigine I have now been that was three and a half years ago. I have been medication free and
completely symptom-free for 3 and 1/2 years. So my mission now is to talk about mental health openly because there's way too many people dying of suicide and those way too many people who are suffering silently and I believe mostly needlessly from mental health issues. And I truly believe that there is a way that most of those can be at least put in remission. If not cleaned completely if you want to hear the whole gory story on my YouTube channel, which is the real Harry Brown. You will see a choke I gave in Austin last summer
which which gives you the full story of that if this resonates with you as a Safro or because you know, someone who suffers from mental illness, I was hiding charge you to go look at that and then reach out to me if there's anything I can do to help you. I owe everything to do keto dudes. Yeah, I spent a lot of hours listened to them. Being real internal medicine doctor in San Diego with my way. My entire life came across keto low carb. This guy named Jason Fung, maybe a couple you heard of them. So I surprised myself and doing well, so I
thought I might start doing this with patients having great success with patients. So one of my patients was pretty flaky. He said, can you please please take my wife? She's diabetic. She has peripheral neuropathy. He has tons of complications from diabetes. But if she's flaky like you give me a test, right right really cuz all we have is medicine if we don't do lifestyle and that's when we see the effects of all that so she came in she was on 40 units of insulin twice a day severe neuropathy should gain 46 lb and her life was terribly cuz I'm just tired all the time. I feel terrible my
insulin dose keep going up as we all know he or she was getting more and more insulin resistance was so her previous doctor was basically killing her. Any previous doctor said you need carbs. You got to keep eating carbs, right? So I said well, if you do ketogenic diet or at least was super low carb diet, we can reverse this disease process, maybe not all the time. But maybe we can get you on a lower dose of insulin get your energy back. You will lose weight on this so 3 months. She's doing great. She got really serious about that. She was really dedicated. So at that same time she wanted to do
a study at a big university in town and they have diabetes experts and they were trying out a new diabetes drug. If you got into the study they pay for all of her other medication statin drugs and then blood pressure and everything else within the intervening three months before she got there. She came up every drop of insulin right to lose 38 pounds or something like that blood pressure normalizes. She's feeling great and then I get a message from her and you said doc, you know, just want to touch base and went to that program. Her A1C was 5.6 or 5.8 at that time coming down from like 12. I
mean, that's how crazy was on insulin. So they said, you know, you're you're doing pretty well. But you know, you're not eating enough carbs, right the diabetes Educators there at this and the experts not even if we're going to do is put it on 50 grams of carbs with each meal. Then we're going to cover the car before giving you use it. What do you think do you think that's a good idea? And I said you want carbs that bad that you want to go back on and she said no, but that's what they told me to do. Right but she's doing outstanding now, but it tells you like these guys stepping out giving me
a chance to. And and Carl the giving me the opportunity they come on it was a huge deal. And now I have a podcast with Jason Fung throat Collision. A lot of you may know him. He was a hundred 50 lb low carb reversing metabolic problems. And so we're excited. What we're doing is reaching doctors who are on the fence. Like I was that are saying gosh, you know, I don't invest all my time in this new fad that's coming out this going to be gone in a month or two. And so that's where reaching in the people have just given up. So thank you guys preciate it. Show hello
everybody. I'm falling as you can tell when corned powder as you can tell by my accent. I'm not from the United States. I'm Colombian and I hope it's okay to read because I'm impromptu speeches but basically only two years ago being able to be the speakers we have here for the great influence. They had in my family as we went through. All these Health crisis was only a dream back. Then I had many many questions and I still do my dad was given a chemotherapy protocol. That was only debilitating him
and we needed alternative. Today we still have any questions as most of you might have because we simply don't know enough yet. But at least we can all say with certainty that low carb science has advanced and have to give us hope we can also trust that we're going in the right direction as we stray away from the Main Street Medical recommendations, when it comes to chronic disease armed with a microbiology degree and a scientific research experience. I started translating from English to Spanish papers and sunblock post. Some of Amy's were my biggest
freixenet and I went online and I started showing all those that didn't know English that this low-carb high-fat thing was able to reach an audience of thousands of Spanish speakers and I would not have done this without the support of my mom home. A lot of you might know she's over there. I now have a network of Latin American health professionals who are hungry for the knowledge that they can use to help their own practice. We not only have a problem with the nutritional guidelines and the
standard of care. We also desperately need more study to support that use of low-carb high-fat intervention and different populations. Just like in Latin America. Yeah, we need more money is definitely such as countries like mine Colombian and that's why I would like to ask every one of you to help us bring the skills your teams and your efforts to Latin America so that they can make culturally or we can make culturally appropriate recommendations to those who need it all the way from Chile and Argentina to Mexico and even Spain that doesn't belong to Latin America,
but they speak Spanish. I have teamed up with doctors and I currently help them by coaching and guiding their patients through their habit-forming Journeys given a medical plan. Like I said, I only have a degree in microbiology. I basically make sure their patients feel supported and have the tools to troubleshoot their way to health and efficient sufficiently. I also have a podcast is called no carb en espanol. For those of you who have patients who speak Spanish low carb en espanol and that's why I have also joined forces with low
carb USA and the Latin American Federation of Endocrinology that oversees 22 Latin American countries to start qualified professionals with courses in high-quality medically reviewed content that we can hopefully percent to Latin American University that low carb showing that low carb science science has instructed in Art University. With the help of the same Federation. We are negotiating to possibly get the support of the health department of Columbia to bring events events like these where the support of symbols English translation. We already had our first one. They Latino
in West Palm Beach local events to help support, you know people who cannot travel overseas or simply don't understand English. I am talking particularly about health professionals, and I'm also found eye doctors have water tomorrow to hopefully help build a stronger Diet Doctor Spanish website that empowers more Hispanics To Join the Revolution. Would you guys join me? If so, let's talk Thank you. I love you. And I miss him and this is Jason's song from Korea to be 10 people but a lot of US
flight change. So, I'm sorry first of all, you like to thank everyone who organize this event. We could not be more grateful to be in this room today. And we also like to share a little bit of insight on how much impact people in this room have on an international level in 2016 with the help of the many doctors in this room. We produced an heir to Queen documentary on the ketogenic diet and it was difficult to buy butter and the supermarket because it was also a doubt
it was great. However, there's always however Soon after that several National doctors organizations issued a statement against keto diet on National Television. We are marked and treated like a cart. This made it very difficult for us to keep the momentum going but we are not giving up today. We are back here again with documentary camera crew over there. And this time we found our own organization to provide real information as well. It's called low carb Korea. BR group of doctors and
YouTubers entrepreneurs who are working together to spend elope at spread the low carb diet in Korea. I would like to introduce you to the president of the group. Dr. Jason song surgeon cancer patients. Skittles pencil case cancer patients with ketogenic diet And as for myself I run an online community in Korea as much as we got help from you guys. We are also very eager to have anyone in the community who needs our help. So feel free to contact us. We will do
our best to contribute to this community, especially the people who graciously accepted We hope to go back to Korea with the latest information and start another wave of the keto diet in Korea. I think we have family in Kidder. Thank you. Thank you very much for having yard. Thank you on behalf of Jeff Jeff and myself. It's been an absolute pleasure amazing. I think we're determined to do it again. Same time. Same place next year, and thank you so much for coming and contributing. Thank you.
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