In episode 25, Insulin Resistance Isn’t All About Carbs and Insulin, I explained why an individual cell would “decide” to stop taking up energy. Here in episode 26, I explain tissue-level energy overload, focusing on adipose tissue and liver. At adipose tissue, the problem with fatness isn’t the amount of fat. It’s that we’ve reached […]
In episode 23, I explained why ketogenesis isn’t all about carbs and insulin. Here in episode 25, I explain why insulin resistance isn’t all about carbs and insulin. If that doesn’t sound crazy, let me put it this way: forget carbs; I’ll even say insulin resistance isn’t all about insulin. We start with a riddle: […]
Whites have higher 25(OH)D than every other racial group, and the conventional explanation is that light skin evolved to allow sufficient vitamin D synthesis far away from the equator. In episode 24, I explain why these differences may relate to genetics of vitamin D metabolism that have nothing to do with skin color and may […]
Bruno da Gama, the “Brazilian Health Nut,” interviewed me about the science of weight loss, and you can find it here: BHN #032 The Science of Weight Loss with Dr. Chris Masterjohn Enjoy!
This episode is part personal story, part practical how-to guide, and part insight. The insight I want to emphasize here is one that I think is far too often overlooked: sometimes we shouldn’t be trying to lose weight because the time isn’t right. But if the time is wrong, how can we know? And once […]
Nick Horowski interviewed me about inflammation, sleep, and my personal health journey for his podcast, BareNaked Health. Here is the interview: Resolving Inflammation, Vitamin K2, and Great Sleep with Dr. Chris Masterjohn Enjoy!