Nutrition with Judy

195. Tools to Reverse Diabetes and Insulin Resistance - Dr. Brian Lenzkes

September 26, 2022 Judy Cho
Nutrition with Judy
195. Tools to Reverse Diabetes and Insulin Resistance - Dr. Brian Lenzkes
Show Notes

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I'm excited to sit down with Dr. Brian Lenzkes. We talk about the importance of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), how to manage stress, and much more. Make sure to listen to the full interview to learn more.

Dr. Brian Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor based in San Diego who has focused much of his attention on clinical nutrition. He owned his own medical practice with a group of physicians from 2004-2020. Dr. Lenzkes is co-host of the popular LowCarbMD podcast, which has more than 1.4 million downloads, and is a professional speaker.

Dr. Lenzkes attended UC Irvine and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology before attending the University of Southern California Medical School. Dr. Lenzkes has been voted one of the “Top Doctors” in San Diego for 11 years. Even after gaining the respect of the medical community and his patients, Dr. Lenzkes felt a void as many patients with chronic conditions became sicker and required more medications. At the same time, Dr. Lenzkes battled his own weight gain while following "standard medical advice".

We discuss the following:

  • All about Dr. Brian Lenzkes
  • How to encourage people to eat a low-carb diet  
  • The importance of a CGM
  • Are CGMs covered by insurance?
  • Thoughts on blood sugar spikes
  • Other levers of healing
  • Ways to manage stress
  • Tips for better sleep
  • How to support wellness in communities
  • Ways to make keto foods or meats more affordable
  • Thoughts on using a CGM in the future
  • Biggest tips learned from interviewing the experts
  • Where to find Dr. Brian Lenzkes




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