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#12 Vegan Dietitian Debunks Low-Carb / Keto Diet | Lee Crosby, RD

Updated: Dec 8, 2019


Lee Crosby

Originally recorded 8-11-2018

"There's a lot of symptomatic improvement in type 2 diabetes, and by symptomatic I mean just reducing blood sugar. But it's not because they fixed the underlying problem, they've just taken the amount of carbohydrate that goes in their blood way down to the point where of course they have to lower their blood glucose lowering medications or their blood sugar would go so low that it would be dangerous."


Lee Crosby, is a plant-based Registered Dietitian at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine who helps patients lose weight and prevent and reverse many chronic diseases. She is also the creator of Veggie Quest, a plant-based blog full of healthy recipes, cooking hacks, grocery saving tips, and other helpful information for getting you started on a whole food, plant based diet. Lee is also a former classmate of mine and someone who I would not have been able to get through nutrition school without!

In this episode, Lee talks about some of the consequences (and benefits) of low carb / ketogenic diets as well as the possible outcomes of a vegan ketogenic diet. Lee also gives some tips for those who are thinking of going into the field of nutrition and dietetics and what a typical day looks like for an RD that works at PCRM / Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


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