ICP 84: Lee Crosby, RD, LD

The Risks and Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Ian Cramer Podcast, where I seek out doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine. Smart people who are either doing research, who have a very particular sub-specialty or who are treating patients directly in the field. Lee came highly recommended from several people as someone who is knowledgeable and an energetic, ball of fire when it came to nutrition and motivating people to transform their health.


Joining me for Episode 84 is Lee Crosby, a Registered dietician employed at The Barnard Medical Center in Washington, DC.


Lee sees patients and advises them when it comes to weight loss, preventing and reversing heart disease, diabetes and women’s health issues. As you’ll hear, she had her own health scare a few years ago that taught her some valuable lessons about the role diet and lifestyle play in chronic disease.


In this episode, we speak about Ketogenic diets. With full disclosure, Lee is a very outspoken critic of Ketogenic diets. To be fair, we do speak about the positive applications of a ketogenic diet, and caution people on the risks and downsides of eating this way as well.  


A quick producers Note: You’ll notice very quickly that the sound quality coming from my end on this conversation is terrible. Instead of using my studio mic, the sound was being recorded from my built in microphone from my computer. The reason has been identified and I hope that it never happens again. This is the reason why I stress to my guests to obtain an after-market microphone and DO NOT use the built-in mics. That come stock in computers.


To the regular listeners of the podcast, I thank you for the time you’ve given me over the past year, and for those of you who are new, I hope you stick around for more episodes. Have a happy holiday and New Year, as you enjoy the last conversation of 2019, on Episode #84 with Registered Dietician Lee Crosby.

As the holidays approach, and as we round out the third year the podcast, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to individuals who have shared the podcast with their friends or through social media, as well as the 51 Patrons who support my work financially through the service called Patreon. The podcast for you has always been, and will always be free, but there are costs associated with the production of the podcast. The funds donated by Patrons feed right back into the production by keeping the lights on and covering subscription fees, hosting fees and equipment upgrades. The way it works is every time a new episode comes out, Patrons are charged between $1 to $20 per episode. It’s whatever works for you. You decide how much this service is worth to you. I just mailed out 7 of my “State of the Podcast” Letters to Patrons who donate at $10 or above. As you reflect on the year 2019, I urge that you think about where you consume content, Take me out of the equation for a second….where else do you consume content?? News, learning or entertainment via Podcast, YouTube or other social media channel. And if you value that content, think about how much work goes into it, how much you value it, and consider supporting them and their mission at some point in any way that works for you.


Until next episode, Stay Healthy, Keep eating more plants and remain responsible and compassionate ambassadors to whatever movement you’re passionate about. Bye Bye.

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