Sep 18, 2017
Meal replacement drinks, shakes, and powders (like the popular Soylent) have taken the tech world by a storm. There's a huge and proven market for people who just don't have the time to have a well-balanced meal and would rather rely on a packaged drink that provides them the nutrition of a complete meal. Although largely supported by its users, there has recently been an increased demand for a meal replacement that makes its macros even more healthy...a keto-friendly version.
Episode 42 features Dr. Cameron Sepah, the creator of the world's first nutritionally complete ketogenic meal replacement Actualize. A practicing clinician and contributing academic, Cameron has a unique background where he has dipped his toes in many areas of medicine, science, and tech. He was a founding team member of Omada Health, a behavioral change program that used the power of technology to help a large number of people overcome diabetes and obesity. Cameron's new pursuit, a keto-friendly version of the many meal replacements you see on the market, is aiming to change the view of processed food as being wholly unhealthy.
Geoffrey Woo and Cameron discuss the relationship between mental health and metabolic disease, how modern mainstream culture is pushing unhealthy practices, and the recent PURE study that detailed the mortality rates of people who ingested either more carbs or fats.