Jay Feldman, Host of the Energy Balance Podcast: Is Sugar The Cure?

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In this episode of the Alpha Human Podcast, Lawrence Rosenberg talks with Jay Feldman, host of The Energy Balance Podcast, who offers a deep dive into the bioenergetic perspective on health, challenging prevailing dietary paradigms, particularly the skepticism around high-carbohydrate diets and the necessity of carbohydrates. Feldman methodically deconstructs the myths that carbohydrates are non-essential and that our ancestors had limited access to them, presenting evidence that ancient diets were likely rich in carbohydrates, which are crucial for optimal metabolic health and energy production. 

Feldman also tackles the misconceptions about sugar and fructose, providing a nuanced explanation of their metabolic effects and disputing the common belief that sugars are inherently harmful. He emphasizes the body’s ability to utilize carbohydrates efficiently, arguing against the notion that high carbohydrate intake inevitably leads to insulin resistance or metabolic disorders. 

Additionally, the conversation explores the metabolic implications of low-carb and ketogenic diets, underscoring the bioenergetic view that carbohydrates are the body’s preferred energy source. Feldman argues that this preference is not just about survival but about thriving, with optimal energy production and metabolic health being the key benefits. 

Links: Jay’s Website: https://jayfeldmanwellness.com/ 

The Energy Balance Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@JFwellness www.alphahuman.org 


In Defense of Low Fat: A Call for Some Evolution of Thought: https://deniseminger.com/2015/10/06/in-defense-of-low-fat-a-call-for-some-evolution-of-thought-part-1/ 

Neanderthals carb-loaded, helping grow their big brains: https://www.science.org/content/article/neanderthals-carb-loaded-helping-grow-their-big-brains 

Humans were apex predators for two million years: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-humans-apex-predators-million-years.html


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