Docs Who Lift
By Docs Who Lift
Docs Who LiftAug 08, 2022
Exercise for type 2 diabetes
GLP-1 Agonists and Heart Health
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss how semaglutide impacts the heart with new trial data available.
Learn how semaglutide may reduce risks of heart attacks and also how it impacts your quality of life if you have heart failure.
All about the Microbiome
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Dr. Andrea Love all about the microbiome. Find out if it really matters and if there are things to improve it.
Eating Disorder Diaries
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Amy Goekel about her history of her eating disorder.
Amy has her own podcast where she discusses it is more depth as well
Diet Soda, Cancer, and the WHO
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Dr. Andrea Love, a cancer immunologist, about the recent headlines about the WHO listing aspartame as a possible carcinogen.
Internalized bias and what to do about it with Dr. Rebecca Pearl
Another genetic cause of obesity - Bardet Biedl Syndrome
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Dr. Jesse Richards all about BBS (Bardet Biedl Syndrome), an unknown cause of genetic obesity.
The WHO and artificial sweeteners
Drs. Karl and Spencer sit with Dr. Nagra to discuss the recent WHO news headlines about artificial sweeteners.
Find out why you should still drink diet soda instead of regular soda.
A chat with Dr. Salas-Whalen
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Dr. Salas-Whalen, an endocrinologist, about getting the appropriate clinician to prescribe you GLP-1 medicines.
Supplements for cholesterol and saunas for living longer
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss with cardiologist Dr. Luke Laffin about his recent study looking at statins versus various supplements touted as cholesterol-lowering. We also discuss the claim about saunas being better than drugs at lowering mortality.
Chatting with the Obesity Medicine Association president
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Dr. Angela Fitch, the president of the Obesity Medicine Association and a fellow doc who lifts!
They discuss Dr. Fitch's journey into lifting along with the importance of body composition in obesity management.
Dr. Fitch is also the CMO of her new company KnownWell.
GLP-1 agonists and lean body mass loss part 2 w/ Dr. Grant Tinsley
Drs. Karl and Spencer bring back Dr. Grant Tinsley, a body composition researcher, to go over the GLP-1 data (semaglutide and tirzepatide) in terms of lean body mass loss.
- How much lean body mass is lost in these trials
- How body composition is measured
- How is muscle loss assessed
- Should you be worried if you're taking a GLP-1 agonist
Food, exercise, and lifestyle as medicine?
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss whether we should call lifestyle measures "medicine".
Intro to SGLT2 inhibitors - just pee out calories
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the drugs that help you pee out calories - SGLT2 inhibitors.
Learn how this type 2 diabetes medicine has turned into a great drug for other conditions.
The myths of GLP-1 agonists
Drs. Karl and Spencer go over the common myths of the GLP-1 agonists.
Is Ozempic face real?
Do people get pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis?
Find out by listening!
Obesity Medicine and Insurance Woes
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Dr. Leslie Golden about the troubles with insurance covering obesity medicine.
Erythritol and Cardiovascular Disease
Drs. Karl and Spencer sit down with Dr. Nicola Guess, an RD PhD scientist, to discuss the new alarming study regarding erythritol.
Read the review that goes over the endogenous vs exogenous erythritol
GLP-1s and Lean Mass Loss
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the worry surrounding lean mass loss while using GLP-1 agonists.
- The usual amount of lean mass loss during weight loss
- How much was lost in small subset using semaglutide and tirzepatide
- What is the clinical relevance
- and more!
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the phenomena of those who believe cholesterol (and lipoproteins that carry cholesterol) doesn't cause heart disease.
- How Dr. Spencer was also a skeptic when first starting medical school
- How the data are pretty overwhelming for cholesterol/apoB/LDL particles causing heart disease
Dubious Hormone Clinics and Batteries of Tests
Drs. Karl and Spencer talk with fellow Docs Who Lift and the team of Barbell Medicine Drs. Jordan Feigenbaum and Austin Baraki about the harms of the various hormone clinics out there along with ordering large batteries of tests.
Hear Dr. Austin's case study where a huge number of tests were ordered only to give the patient thousands of dollars of supplements and drugs they didn't even need.
And get this... they didn't even address the one issue they were having.
Pediatric Obesity Guidelines Part Deux
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Dr. Zeena Al-Rufaie, a pediatric obesity specialist, about the new pediatric obesity guidelines.
She gives her own experience as a mother and also a pediatrician about the new guidelines that caused media headlines to spin out of control.
Obesity Genetics and 60 Minutes
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the recent 60 minutes interview where genetics were said to be the number 1 cause of obesity.
- about the outrage that ensued
- how the environment and genetics cause obesity together
- why some don't get obesity despite the environment
- why some need tools to fight back
If needing medical tools to fight back, work with Dr. Spencer's group online.
Red Flags of Quackery
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with Abby Langer and Amanda Thebe all about the various red flags you see with quacks online.
What are the top nutrition red flags?
What about those preying on women going through menopause?
Weight loss medicine and surgery for kids?
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the new pediatric obesity guidelines that have caused an uproar in the media.
Are they really pushing drugs and surgery before lifestyle?
More Obesity Stigma - response to Steve Crowder
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss a tweet from Steve Crowder.
Learn more about judging health by looks (and obesity)
The harmful effects of anabolic steroids
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss with Dr. Guillermo Escalante all about the harmful effects of anabolic steroids.
Dr. Escalante published a study on autopsies done on bodybuilders who died young.
How anabolic steroids affect the heart
Whether there are intrinsic factors beyond blood pressure and lipids
Dr. Spencer's patients who use steroids and how he tries to keep them as healthy as possible
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss diet zealots and evangelicals.
What to look out for this New Year so you don't get duped into another diet cult
Home Body Fat Scales - Grant Tinsley Interview
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss how home body fat scales work and Dr. Tinsley's newest study on their accuracy.
How various methods measure body composition
The various compartments
How bioimpedance scales work
and what the most accurate at home scales are available
See Dr. Tinsley's article all about it here
Farm Babe Interview Part 2
Farm Babe Interview part 1
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss agriculture and farming with The Farm Babe.
This is part 1 of a 2 part series
Learn about safe farming practices and ethical concerns of raising and eating animals and much more.
Lifestyle vs. Medicine
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the false dichotomy of believing one needs to only do lifestyle OR take a medicine.
GMOs, shelf-life, and more with Food Science Babe
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with the Food Science Babe all about food science and fear mongering.
Get some insight into:
and shelf-life of foods
Learn more by checking out Food Science Babe's instagram
Pearls from Obesity Week
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss a few things from Obesity Week (the big obesity conference in the United States).
- Dr. Spencer's debate on resistance versus aerobic training.
- Some obesity genetics.
- and new therapies being studied for obesity.
Lifting weights - cradle to grave.
Drs. Karl and Spencer chat with trainer Dontae Burks about his experience with training young children all the way up to the elderly.
What's the best way to get kids to work out?
Should kids even lift weights?
Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Medicines
Drs. Karl and Spencer go over the medicines that treat prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
- Whether you should even treat prediabetes
- If you should do medicine before lifestyle
- All about metformin
- and of course GLP-1s
Hollywood weight loss drug abuse and new weight loss guidelines
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the new trend of Hollywood stars using GLP-1 agonists for vanity weight loss and the new weight loss guidelines for medicine and surgery.
All about Diabetes
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss diabetes.
What are the different types?
What causes these different types?
How can you prevent and treat with lifestyle?
What supplements should you take?
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss with Examine.com director Kamal Patel all about supplements.
Which ones should you take?
Which ones should you avoid?
Are fat burners worthwhile?
What about testosterone boosters?
Find out in this episode.
Two Metabolic Case Studies
Nutrition Studies and Media Headlines
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss with Dr. Kevin Klatt, an RD PhD, on whether or not to even pay attention to media headlines about nutrition science.
Neurobiology of Obesity with Dr. Stephan Guyenet
Drs. Karl and Spencer sit down with neurobiologist and obesity researcher Dr. Stephan Guyenet to discuss how the brain is the main organ involved in obesity.
How the brain regulates our body fatness
The difference between hunger and cravings
Why we eat
How the new GLP-1 class of medicines help
Obesity causes low testosterone
Intro to Osteoporosis
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss with Dr. Pessah-Pollack, an osteoporosis focused endocrinologist, all about osteoporosis.
The risk factors for osteoporosis
How to screen for it
How prevent it
Why you should care
Use LiftRx to prevent osteoporosis
Bariatric surgery for weight loss
Drs. Karl and Spencer sit down with bariatric surgeon Dr. Garth Davis to discuss the ins and outs of surgery for weight loss.
The types of surgery
Whether it is safe or not
How well does it work
And whether Garth lifts or not.
Response to Bill Maher
Drs. Spencer and Karl sit down with Ted Kyle to discuss his recent mentions on the Bill Maher show.
We go over Ted's advocacy in obesity and how Bill misrepresented Ted's out-of-context quotes.
The ultimate guide to hypothyroidism testing
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss with Hormones Demystified, an endocrinologist, about testing for hypothyroidism.
- The basics of testing
- Whether TSH is enough
- If you need antibodies
- If reverse T3 and free T3 are needed
- and more!
See Hormones Demystified blog to learn much more about the thyroid
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the origin story of Hormones Demystified and how people get sucked into pseudoscience quackery.
Hormones Demystified is one of the top myth busting blogs out there dedicated to discussing hormones.
The person behind the blog is anonymous, but you get an inside scoop right here.
This is part 1 of a 2 part series.
Click here to check out HormonesDemystified.com
Tirzepatide...Bariatric surgery in an injection?
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the newly FDA approved medicine Mounjaro (Tirzepatide) and its effect on sugars and weight.
It works similarly to the other GLP-1 meds... but better.
How it works
How well it works
and if you should look into it.
go to joinsequence.com if interested
Do you have Low T?
Drs. Karl and Spencer have fellow Doc Who Lifts Dr. Bonnecaze back on the show to discuss hypogonadism (low testosterone) in men.
The signs and symptoms of hypogonadism
Whether you should get tested or not
How to test properly
And why most people do it wrong
Go to LiftRx to get Dr. Spencer's monthly workout program.
Weight Loss Medicine: GLP-1s
Drs. Karl and Spencer discuss the most powerful medicines currently available for weight loss - the GLP-1s.
How these medicines work
How much weight loss on average to expect from these medicine
The possible side effects and how to minimize them
Go to JoinSequence.com to see if you're eligible for one