Interview with a Physician Specializing in Obesity Medicine

Last week I was interviewed by Dr. Siobhan Key, an MD that specializes in obesity medicine who founded a weight management group called Weight Solutions for Physicians that provides weight management coaching to fellow physicians. She is certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), the Doctors of BC and the Canadian Medical Association.

Weight Solutions for Physicians

Siobhan struggled with her own weight in the past and understands the specific challenges that physicians face being on-call as well as having busy practice and home lives.

In this interview I provide tips for people seeking to lose weight on a low carbohydrate diet, as well as practical ideas for getting whole food meals for people that lack the time to cook.

I hope you enjoy this interview and be sure to visit iTunes to leave a review.

If you would like to know more about the low carbohydrate and ketogenic services I offer, please click on the Services tab and if you have questions related to those, please feel free to send me a note using the Contact Me form located on the tab above.

To your good health!

Joy

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Getting to Know Me – a short video introduction

This 1/2 hour video interview was filmed January 4, 2019 for a conference I was appearing at remotely that was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on January 12, 2019.  I thought that it would make an excellent introduction to my background (both educational and clinical) and how and why I came to practice and offer a low carbohydrate dietary approach.

In this video, I am interviewed by pharmacist Angela Doucette and the topics I cover are;

  • my educational and clinical background and the nature of my Dietetic practice before being exposed to a low carbohydrate dietary approach (focus on Mental Health Nutrition & food sensitivities / food allergies, IBS etc.) i.e. my being obese had no bearing on my Dietetic practice as it was not weight management focused
  • the impetus to change: visit from a retired MD girlfriend who wanted my opinion about using a low carbohydrate dietary approach to improve the symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular risk factors
  • First exposure was to blog of Dr. Jason Fung, Canadian nephrologist (kidney specialist), before he published his first book, his assistance in me getting started
  • my initial reservations regarding some of the approach i.e. safety and efficacy of using long term intermittent fasting, very high saturated fat intake, moderate protein intake (especially in post menopausal women due to predisposition to sarcopenia i.e. muscle deterioration with aging)
  • how and why I decided to take a slightly different approach; taking components of what I learned from Dr. Fung and others
  • influence of lectures by Dr. Eric Westman, MD and Dr. Ted Naiman, MD on limiting ‘added fat’ especially during weight-loss phase
  • influence of Dr. Stephen Phinney MD, PhD and Dr. Jeff Volek RD, PhD in the process of modifying my initial approach
  • starting to apply knowledge to my own clinical practice gleaned from reading clinical studies and listening to lectures by above and others
  • took 3 months off to rethink how I was going to implement this knowledge before using it in my practice i.e. changes needed to be evidence-based
  • success of initial clients long before I implemented the changes in my own life, clients still maintaining weight loss today
  • transformation to following a low carbohydrate dietary approach myself; March 5, 2017; a crisis in my own metabolic health
  • reality was brought “home” as a result of the deaths of two girlfriends both of whom also worked in healthcare
  • how I felt when I was faced with the need to lose a foot off my waist to achieve a healthy waist to hip ratio;

“I don’t have to lose a foot now, I only have to lose 1/2 an inch at a time”

  • how much weight and inches I’ve lost in 22 months following a low carbohydrate dietary approach
  • having put my Type 2 Diabetes into remission (not cured)
  • my MDs reaction to me having lost 50 pounds (was very skeptical at first!), why he referred me recently to an endocrinologist
  • 16:00 an IMPORTANT SECTION on the different types of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets and some clinical limitations I noticed in those that followed a very high fat diet (not loosing weight, sometimes gaining weight) even though carbohydrate content remained low. Selection of the appropriate macrodistribution is selected based on a person’s age, gender (whether they’re male or female), their stage of life (post partum, breast-feeding, pregnant, older adult), whether they are athletic or sedentary (i.e. desk job). There’s no one-size-fits-all low carb or keto diet.
  • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) based on needs of those that eat a large percentage of carbohydrate intake, unknown what the difference in biological needs are of those that follow a low carbohydrate dietary approach
  • role of lab tests in dietary assessment along with a thorough dietary history
  • need to lower carbohydrate intake to below 130 g per day is not always required 
  • special considerations for those of South Asian background “thin on outside, fat on inside TOFI)
  • why I create multi-ethnic recipes (i.e. roti)

“There are lots of different ways to do low carb and lots of different ways to do keto, and everyone’s nutrient needs are different; it depends on their age, their gender (whether they’re male or female), their stage of life (post partum, breast-feeding, pregnant), whether they are athletic or sedentary (i.e. desk job). There’s no one-size-fits-all

  • reflections on the role of therapeutic nutrition with other healthcare disciplines i.e. physicians, pharmacists, nurses, LPNs, physiotherapists, chiropractors, even dentists
  • role of Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition (CCTN)

You can watch the video interview here:

If you have specific questions about how a low carbohydrate approach may be helpful for you to achieve weight loss, or aiming to put your own high blood sugars into remission, lower blood pressure or triglycerides then please feel free to send me a note using the Contact Me form located on the tab above. For more information about the types of consultations and packages I offer, as well as their prices you can find out more under the Services tab or in the Shop.

To your good health!

Joy

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Episode 7 Low Carb MD Podcast – interview with Joy Kiddie, LCHF-Dietitian

Episode 7 of the LowCarbMD podcast (recorded Nov 2, 2018) has just been released and features yours truly as the invited guest of two of the hosts, Dr. Tro Kalajian and Dr. Brian Lenzkes.

For those of you who don’t know them, Dr. Tro Kalajian is a board certified physician in Tappan, New York who struggled with obesity his whole life. Over the past 2 years, Tro lost 155 pounds following a very low carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet along with the addition of high intensity interval training, resistance training, intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating. Tro recently opened Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss clinic where he provides medically supervised weight loss.

Dr. Brian Lenzkes is a board certified physician in San Diego, California who has been in practice for 15 years and who has been voted one of the Top Doctors in that city for 11 of those years. Brian also had his own struggles with obesity since childhood which culminated with him being diagnosed as pre-diabetic in February 2017. He stumbled across a YouTube video by Canadian nephrologist (kidney specialist) Dr. Jason Fung (now a co-host of the LowCarbMD podcast) and immediately changed how he ate. His lifestyle modifications have significantly impacted his own health as well as the way he practices medicine. Brian now helps his patients achieve better health and quality of life.

For those who don’t know me yet, I am Joy Kiddie, a Registered Dietitian with a post graduate degree in Human Nutrition who has been in private practice for more than a decade in British Columbia (originally from Montreal, Quebec). I first heard about the current use of a low carbohydrate diet from a retired physician-friend who came to speak with me regarding my thoughts about using this approach to improve the health of a family member. My personal ‘turning point’ was March 5, 2017 when I came to the harsh realization that I was metabolically very unwell and needed to change my diet and lifestyle. I began that day and haven’t looked back. I provide both in-person and Distance Consultation (Skype, phone) services related to following a low carbohydrate diet for lifestyle or therapeutic purposes. Note: the above ‘after’ photo was taken several months ago. I have since lost an additional 12 pounds.


Episode 7 of the LowCarbMD podcast lasts just over an hour and includes the three of us discussing a variety of topics, including how I first came to hear about a low carb diet and to offer it as a therapeutic diet and lifestyle choice in my practice, the changes I’ve made since that time with respect to macronutrient distribution and why, the first 21 months of my personal journey as a formerly obese Dietitian with Type 2 Diabetes, how I see my past research in ADHD nutrition dove-tailing with obesity and food addiction, and why I believe that some people may not best be served by incorporating low carb or keto versions of sweets and desserts into their diets on a regular basis.  The interview ends with a brief outline of the book I’m currently working on which focuses on prevention, reversal and remission of Type 2 Diabetes.

A Listener’s Feedback

[update: December 24 2018]

After listening to Episode 7, a LowCarbMD podcast follower mentioned to Dr. Tro Kalajian that this was “probably my favorite (podcast) to date” to which Tro replied;

” I’m glad you liked it. Was it the topics?”

Her reply was;

” it was the combination of Joy’s professional expertise and personal experience.”

I am delighted that both my professional expertise and personal experience are what made this episode so unique for this listener.

Note: I deliberately keep my personal health and weight loss experience (located under the "A Dietitian's Journey" tab) separate from the researched, referenced articles that I write (located under the Food for Thought tab) because my own journey is simply my anecdotal experience. Each person's "journey" will be different, but the evidence on which the low carbohydrate diets I design for my clients and for myself are based on the scientific evidence.

I hope you enjoy the interview and many thanks to both Dr. Tro Kalajian and Dr. Brian Lenzkes for inviting me to be a guest. Just click the MP3 player bar below to listen to the interview.

Many thanks to Dr. Brian Lenzkes for permission to post it here. Their podcast is self-funded and can be supported by following this Patreon link. Be sure to visit the site of the Low Carb MD podcast to listen to more great interviews.

If you have questions about my services, please feel free to drop me a note through the Contact Me form above and I will reply as soon as I can.

To your good health!

Joy

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LEGAL NOTICE: The contents of this blog, including text, images and cited statistics as well as all other material contained here (the “content”) are for information purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, medical diagnosis and/or treatment and is not suitable for self-administration without the knowledge of your physician and regular monitoring by your physician. Do not disregard medical advice and always consult your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or before implementing anything  you have read or heard in our content.

Keto 153 – Interview with Joy Kiddie, the LCHF-Dietitian from Ketovangelist

For those who are curious about my background and how I came to practice and support the use of a therapeutic low carb and ketogenic diet, here is the interview that was done by Brian Williamson, from Ketovangelist just this past week (May 1 2018).

The interview lasts just over an hour (there’s a short commercial at the beginning and end of the interview) and begins with discussing my research, findings and publication in a peer-reviewed journal in the area of mental health nutrition (specifically micronutrient intake and dietary intake in ADHD) and how that research background contributed to my approach to using a low carbohydrate and ketogenic diet in therapeutic nutrition.

During the interview, Brian and I discussed several areas, including the politics of nutrition, changes in Dietary Guidelines in both the US and Canada in 1977, the obesity epidemic and the role that I see for individual nutrition in helping those with Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance and many of the associated conditions of high blood pressure, high triglycerides / abnormal cholesterol levels and obesity.

Special thanks to Brian Williamson for inviting me and to Chris, his editor for his post-production work.

I hope you enjoy the interview, and feel free to drop me a note through the Contact Me form, if you have any questions on how I can help you, either in-person or via Distance Consultation on Skype.

To our good health!

Joy

Keto 153 – Joy Kiddie interview on Ketovangelist

Please click the MP3 player bar above to listen to the interview.

If you would like to read well-researched, credible “Science Made Simple”  articles on the use of a low carb or ketogenic diet for weight loss, as well as to significantly improve and even reverse the symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol and other metabolic-related symptoms, please  click here.

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References

Here is the link to the interview on Ketovangelist https://www.ketovangelist.com/keto-153-joy-kiddie-shares-her-story-and-how-shes-changing-the-world-as-a-lchf-dietitian/