The Ian Cramer Podcast
The Ian Cramer Podcast
Ian Cramer
Interviews with medical doctors and scholars of Lifestyle Medicine .
What happened to the Podcast? A Monologue.
What happened to the podcast? And other big changes explained in this monologue. Keep in touch, everyone. 
Dec 6, 2020
25 min
ICP 98: Dr. Brian Lenzkes- Low Carb Lifestyle Medicine
Please enjoy my conversation with Dr. Brian Lenzkes on how he found Low carb lifestyle medicine and how he keeps an open mind to other dietary practices. 
Nov 21, 2020
1 hr 10 min
ICP 97: Dr. Joel Kahn. MD- Lipoprotein (a), the Olive Oil Controversy & COVID 19 alt. remedies
Editors note: This episode was recorded at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in April 2020, but was published in October 2020.  ICP 97: Dr. Joel Kahn, MD- Lipoprotein(a), the Olive Oil Controversy & COVID 19 alt. remedies
Oct 17, 2020
1 hr 36 min
ICP 96: Dave Feldman- Questioning the science of LDL's
Dave Feldman is a citizen scientist who is on a mission to call into question the long standing belief that lower LDL's are better and produce better long term outcomes. He joined me for a very cordial conversation and I thank him for his time. 
Sep 6, 2020
1 hr 18 min
ICP 95: Seth Yoder- On a Mission to Evaluate Scientific Accuracy in Nutrition
Hello, and thank you for listening to another episode of The Ian Cramer Podcast where I hope to provide you WITH a diverse collection of interviews with doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine. I’d like to start off by thanking Frank Bragg as the newest Patron of the podcast. Thank you Frank, especially in this time of Covid. The world is very different, people’s lives are very different, including mine. So your generosity in this time is much appreciated.   In episode #95, I am speaking with Seth Yoder. He came onto my radar after his name was mention by a previous guest of the podcast. So I looked him up, read some articles he wrote and liked the guy immediately. Like me, Seth really enjoys learning about nutrition and appreciates evidence and discourse. He does what very few people have time to do, critique the work of other people. I consider this to be what put Seth on the map. He is known in many circles for writing extensively about the work of Gary Taubes, who wrote many books including Good Calories, Bad Calories, and Nina Teicholz, who wrote The Big Fat Surprise. In our discussion, we talk about his education and what motivated him to critique these books and these authors. We then speak about his work with a new project called Red Pen Reviews which seeks to review popular nutrition books for their scientific accuracy and healthfulness.And we end with talking about Seth’s advice on finding the best evidence within the nutrition space. Without further delay, I hope you enjoy my conversation with Seth Yoder. Seth’s Website: You can read Seth’s work at, or follow him on Twitter @NutritionCast. Thanks for listening
May 30, 2020
1 hr 42 min
ICP 94: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, MD- How fiber fuels our gut, our mind and our lives
Welcome to the podcast that’s dedicated to making you healthier by interviewing medical doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine. This is episode 94** of the Ian Cramer Podcast In this episode, I am joined, again, by Gastroenterologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, MD. He and I spoke way back in 2018 in Episode 36, and this time around he comes on again to speak about new studies and findings and his new book coming out “Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome" In our discussion, we talk about how Will’s diet evolved over the years from Hoffman hot dogs and cool-aid as a kid to Brussel sprouts and brown rice as an adult. We talk about Mood disorders, anxiety, depression and brain health and how the gut plays a role in mental health. We talk about myths and truths about fibers. Then we end with talking about we can look at evolution and how studying our ancestors can answer question about gut health and how we should be structuring out diets today. Dr. B is a thoughtful, humble and genuine person and I’m very happy to bring him to you. Please support him and his book, go pick up a copy. If you appreciate evidence and scientific reasoning, I can’t emphasize it enough. I hope you find this conversation helpful on episode 94 with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Follow Dr. B on Instagram: TheGutHealthMD
May 16, 2020
1 hr 16 min
ICP 93: Dr. Jonathon McPhetres, PhD.- Modifying attitudes about genetically modified foods
Hello again, and thank you for listening to the podcast that is dedicated to making you healthier and expanding your world view within the realm of Nutrition science, this is The Ian Cramer Podcast and I am your host, Ian Cramer. In this time of the Corona Virus, some of us feel helpless. It feels like we’re stuck inside, we have to isolate, and can’t help people who may need help. If you want to do something, and you don’t have the skills to sew facemasks, you can Donate Blood. Patient with corona virus probably don’t need blood transfusions, but because of what’s happening and people isolating, there is a critical blood shortage. If you haven’t donated before, that’s OK. If you’re a seasoned donator, great! Go to and click on “Give Blood” at the top of the page. It's just a good thing to do, and makes you feel good afterwards. This week, in Episode #93, I am joined by Dr. Jonathon McPhetres, PhD. Jon is a post doctoral research fellow at MIT and the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. A large part of his research as a professor of psychology focuses on science literacy, understanding why some may reject science, skepticism surrounding GMO’s, why people fall for misinformation. In our discussion, we focus on GMO’s. There is a lot of concern and fear surrounding GMO’s, especially within the health and nutrition space. Is this warranted? Are there legitimate harms associated with GMO’s? We start out with what are GMO’s, What are real life examples of GM Foods, the regulatory process and the safety of these foods and How Jon’s perspective has changes on this subject over time. We also cover the study he authored, entitled “Modifying attitudes about modified foods: Increased knowledge leads to more positive attitudes”, and end by talking about why people sometimes reject science. Having found Jon by accident, this was a very pleasant discussion, I really enjoyed it, and learned from Jon’s perspective. I will post links to Jon’s website and his study in the show notes. And without further delay, please enjoy my conversation on Episode #93, with Post Doctoral Fellow and Professor of Psychology, Dr. Jonathan McPhetress. Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it? Link to Study: Modifying attitudes about modified foods: Increased knowledge leads to more positive attitudes I’m curious about whether you went into this discussion with a position on GMO’s, whether harmful or harmless or perhaps indifferent. And if that position changed? I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Jon, and if you did and you think others around you would benefit from this, tell others around you about it, whether through word of mouth or social media. And make sure to use the hashtag #IanCramerPodcast and/or tag me directly, and I’ll be sure to share your post or retweet it to my audience. I appreciate it.  You can reach out to Jon directly on Twitter @JonMcPhetres, and you can also read his study linked in the show notes. I haven’t mentioned this in a while, but you can get one of a kind Ian Cramer Podcast green and white stickers for your bumper, water bottle or laptop case. I’ve finally gotten around to creating a simple form on my website for you to fill out. Go to, fill out your info and I’ll send the free stickers in the mail. And as always, you can connect with me on Twitter @IanCramer. And IG at IanMCramer and FB at Ian Cramer. Next episode, we’ll be talking about gut health and announcing a new book on why we should all be eating more fiber. Take care.  
May 2, 2020
1 hr 27 min
BONUS: The Evidence for Alternative COVID-19 Treatments and Preventions
In this discussion, Dr. Avi Bitterman, MD and Brett Chrest discuss the evidence, or the lack thereof, surrounding alternative preventions and treatments to COVID-19. Join us. 
Apr 26, 2020
1 hr 16 min
ICP 92: Nick Heibert: The Healthfulness of various fats and the Nutrient Density Cheat Sheet
This is episode #92, with Nutrition enthusiast, Nick Heibert. He is a blogger and creator of the Nutrient Density cheat sheet. He took linguistics and nutritional science at the University of Manatoba. By trade, he is an audio engineer, but as a passionate side hobby, he like learning and reading and writing about nutrition topics. He wanted to make sure I mention this…that he doesn’t consider himself an expert, but doing what he’s doing to learn as much as he can. You may be asking…why is Ian interviewing a nutrition enthusiast? And not an expert? It’s partly because he’s an interesting character on Twitter who isn’t afraid to engage in discussions. He knows more than me about nutrition than me so I wanted to learn from him, and partly because of his general attitude and demeanor on Twitter. He is civil, engages responsibly, wants to learn, isn’t afraid of making mistakes and is not dogmatic about nutrition. In our discussion, we spend a lot of time speaking about lipids, in particular this hullabaloo over olive oil. Is it healthy? Is it no? Does it cause atherosclerosis? Nick get’s really nichey with the science on this. We talk about MonoUnSat fats, PolyUnsat Fats and Saturated Fats, We also talk about his Nutrient Density Cheat sheet which is a very useful tool to eat healthfully and cheaply, but is also a way to optimize your nutrition and learn what foods are highest in copper? Or other Vitamins and Minerals? It also covers the amino acid profile of foods, macro profiles, nutrient ratio scores and much more. And we talk about how you can get a discount on his cheat sheet…it’s at the end…listen to the episode! We talk about Nick’s changing nutrition philosophies. We speak about how he was a huge fan of low carb nutrition, and how and why he turned pretty significantly to a more well rounded view of nutrition. Nick and I end the discussion on 2 topics: One having to do with him challenging my beliefs and giving me things to think about that may run counter to narratives we often hear within the plant-based nutrition, AND second, an article Nick wrote about diabetes and he explains his unique interpretation of its etiology. 
Apr 18, 2020
1 hr 49 min
ICP 91: Stephanie Hnatiuk, RD: A Voice of Reason in times of Nutritional Obscurity
This is the podcast that's dedicated to helping you get healthier, by interviewing doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine. This episode I am joined by Registered Dietitian Stephanie Hnatiuk.  In our conversation, we cover a range of topics including: How she got interested in this field?  Nutrition and Pregnancy A Tweet questioning a nutrition podcast with no Registered Dietitians  Misconceptions others have about RD's, the role of RD's and their scope of practice.  Diet education for Medical Doctors and Respect between Allied Health Care Professionals Moderation, School Nutrition and Food Deserts Thoughts on The Game Changers Documentary Comments and Recommendations for Athletes Benefits of Fasting for the Athlete and Non-Athlete HAES: Healthy at Any Size  
Apr 4, 2020
1 hr 52 min
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