Interview With Dr. Adam Nally on LCC 2014

Interview with Dr. Adam Nally

Interview with Dr. Adam Nally

I had wanted to get Dr. Eric Westman on together with Dr. Adam Nally (Twitter: @docmuscles), since they are both members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (Dr. Westman is this year’s president), but Dr. Westman proved to be somewhat elusive, and I decided to go ahead with Dr. Nally by himself.

Dr. Nally graciously agreed to come up to our cabin just after the 2nd “formal” night dinner on the 2014 Low-Carb Cruise, and we had a really delightful chat. I kept the video to under a half-hour, but we continued to chat for quite a while after the end of the video. I hope to do a follow-up interview with Dr. Nally — maybe on next year’s cruise, or perhaps an online interview in a few months.


Notes (times are approximate):

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:40 His father’s health problems indirectly led Dr. Nally to Low-Carb
  • 02:40 Why are we prescribing pills that don’t work?
  • 03:50 A serendipitous lecture by Dr. Alan Rader which accurately described Dr. Nally’s then-current practice and its problems
  • 04:50 Revisited science from the 1800’s on — a lot of which has been ignored for political, not scientific, reasons
  • 06:30 “@DocMuscles” Twitter handle
  • 07:50 Between 500 and 1000 very active member in ASBP and Nutrition & Metabolism Society (NMS is more oriented to carbohydrate restriction, but there is substantial overlap in the two groups)
  • 11:00 If someone claims to have all of the answers, he’s trying to sell you something
  • 12:30 Homeopathy & other competing approaches to medicine
  • 15:30 The reasons Dr. Nally choose a career as a D.O. instead of an M.D.
  • 17:00 Conflict between Low-Fat and Low-Carb ideas in medical school
  • 19:10 Is Low-Carb the answer?
  • 21:50 Resistant starch & leaky gut
  • 23:00 Bulletproof Coffee
  • 24:00 The final question

Some biographical information on Dr. Nally

Dr. Adam Nally is a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and the Arizona Osteopathic Association (AzOA). He served in the United States Air Force Reserve until 2005. He is originally from Orem, Utah, and has been a resident of Arizona since 1987.

About Mr. N=1

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