109 Anne Mullens: Fueling with Fat: Demystifying the Ketogenic Lifestyle

Jun 19, 2023 | Nutrition, Podcast, Podcast Episode

THIS EPISODE OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on the impact of low carbohydrate and ketogenic nutrition on health and aging well.

Today’s Featured Expert is Anne Mullens, an award winning Canadian journalist and author specializing in Health and Science Writing,

At a time when the twin hazards of diabetes and obesity are so prevalent in our society that we say that there is a diabesity epidemic, we are bombarded with discordant messages about what, when, and how to eat, to stay healthy and age gracefully. A goal of this podcast is to cut through the noise and provide you with evidence-based insights, thought-provoking discussions, and practical tips to empower you to change your aging trajectory and stay active and vibrant. In this episode we dive deep into the ketogenic diet, and explore the science behind ketosis, its potential benefits for weight management, brain health, and overall longevity.  We’ll also take a critical look at the narratives perpetuated by food corporations, examining their influence on our dietary choices and exploring how these messages shape our perceptions of what is really nourishing and beneficial for our bodies.

Episode Timeline
   [0:11] Introduction to this episode
  4.21 How Anne began in health journalism.
   [9:42]    How low carb and keto helped her recover from pre diabetes.
[15:09] The impact of the corporate media narratives on healthy aging.
[22:21] Fasting and monitoring blood glucose
[26:53] What we can learn from animal genetics
[33:57] Nutrition is the foundation of our health
[41:34] Sustainable change comes from small incremental habits.

Speaker Biography:
Anne Mullens has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University. As a medical reporter at the Vancouver Sun in the 1980s and early 1990s, she has written for numerous Canadian and international newspapers and magazines, and authored two critically acclaimed books, Missed Conceptions: Overcoming Infertility and Timely Death: Considering our Last Rights, which won her the Edna Stabler award for creative nonfiction. Anne has been a health communications consultant to a wide variety of clients, and won more than a dozen national awards for her book. After reversing her own pre-diabetes through therapeutic carbohydrate restriction, she has written extensively on the role of personalized therapeutic nutrition to address chronic conditions. She has received her professional certification in low carb nutrition. After several years with Diet Doctor, she now is Director of Communications for the Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition

To learn more about Anne Mullens’ writing


Twitter: @annemullens


IPTN twitter: @IPTN_Canada

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