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Meet experts in metabolic health at Stanford

Patrick Samy

Chief Executive Officer, Head of Product


What is a low carb diet and intermittent fasting, and are these dietary approaches actually good for you?

In this interview, Stanford researchers Dr. Lucia Aronica Ph.D. and Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai MD, discuss the promises, perils, and practical clinical aspects of these two dietary approaches. We are incredibly lucky to have both of them as advisors for Span!

Dr. Lucia Aronica's has two loves — food and science. The marriage of both led her to deep dive into epigenetic and how what we eat affects gene activity.

Dr. Lucia Aronica is a Lecturer in Personalized Nutrition and Nutritional Genomics at Stanford University — she is at the very heart of 'personalised nutrition', looking at what foods prevent or cause disease, based on our genes.

At Duke, Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai witnessed the profound work of Dr. Eric Westman (pioneer in low carbohydrate diet) — "patients were walking out the door being deprescribed, and even those with treatment resistant schitzoprenia, were improving".

She was inspired to investigate the relationship between mental health and metabolic disease. As the Director of the metabolic psychiatry at Stanford University, Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai's work focuses on treating mental health symptoms through metabolic health.  

United, and paving the way for food as medicine, these experts give us a run through of the low carb diet and intermittent fasting, as scientifically backed strategies for improving health.

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