Dr. Rangan Chatterjee – ‘Low Carb, Slow Carb and the Microbiome’

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in 2001. Initially, he worked as a hospital doctor for six years before switching to General Practice medicine. He holds a BSc Honours Degree in Immunology and is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine in the United States. Recently, Dr. Chatterjee also starred in the popular BBC1 documentary series ‘Doctor In The House’.

Dr. Chatterjee believes that lifestyle and nutrition should be seen as first line medicine. He is dedicated to empowering his patients with the knowledge and motivation they need to achieve and maintain optimal health. He has a particular interest in the emerging science of the gut microbiome and applies an integrative medical approach in his work that combines the best of nutritional science, conventional medicine and advanced diagnostics to find the root cause of illness.

  • Great lecture!!!

  • Excellent. Thanks for sharing

  • Imo the world is slowly but surely turning around and understanding that low carb high fat is the way for us to go for optimal health. This information is gold.

  • It is not "new" science, really. Do read Gary Taubes' book "Why we get fat". Quite shocking really, how long we have known about carbs and how it was killed by bad science and bad scientists in the 60s, 70s and thereafter.

  • Excellent

  • He is awesome. This is how I have been eating for over 3 years, more keto like but along the same lines.  Everything has improved even muscle growth. Blood work awesome.

  • I have been eating ONLY grassfed butter, cream, brie ,olive oils, pure nut butters, fatty meats, fish eggs with spinach, kale, onions since a few days now. I feel much better than when eating carbs

  • So eat like the hadza tribe…. tubers, berries, fresh meat, animal fat. raw honey sometimes…fine!

  • Not so much Low Carbs but NO GRAINS 🙂
    I'm not worried about some Carbs from Carrots & Cabbage but I only eat a small amount of potato 🙂

  • Liked this. Hope there is more to follow. The one agreement I noticed among the various types of diets is that sugar and processed foods are poison. Goes with what he said about agreeing with %80 of ideas but fighting over the rest. Drop those monkeys and you're already doing better.

  • Yep, this guy is making a lot of sense, we need to get past this fighting about the 10% that's different (and perhaps irrelevant) and ignoring the 90% that has commonality. It's a matter of seeing the common threads through the apparent conflict or contradictions. I think people tend to see contradiction and throw up the hands and turn off the brain.

  • These would be my simplest statements to build health (and the microbiota)…
    1. Eat minimal sugar and flour
    2. Eat more fiber (particularly non-starchy vegetables).
    3. Eat mostly food that would perish in a day to a week if not refrigerated.
    4. Do not fear healthy and neutral fats, including saturated fat.

  • Excellent. Nice to see he took a new turn on the LCHF message.

  • Akkermansia loves perodic fasting. The Hadza do everything correctly!

  • You don't have to apologize for being into slow carbs. Everyone is different. Many people who do the ultra low carb diets are body builders or people with goals that don't fit for the average person. Circumstances also differ. I, for instance, can tolerate large amounts of carbs if I'm exercising every day. Right now I have a knee problem that prevents it so I'm cutting back my carbs. I also enjoy having the freedom to have an occasional slice of pizza or bottle of wine without sending my carbs through the roof. Since I'm almost always under 50g, either of those things doesn't put me over 100. Of course, I have to have one or the other and not both and I can't do it all the time. David Ludwig of Harvard has had very good results putting people on a 100g per day program. I'm looking forward to potatoes with skins, etc. when my knee is better. I'm even experimenting with resistant starches right now. There's more than one way to skin a cat.

  • appreciate your contribution greatly.

  • Thank you, Dr Chatterjee, great to see an NHS practitioner speak out about nutrition. I saw you on BBC Breakfast this morning, then found your talk on youtube quite by chance. Fantastic! I have recently become an active member of my local PPG to share with others the latest on healthy living and, as with doctors from the US I have been listening to, you are very inspiring! Please keep this work going.

  • Would this lifestyle change help with anxiety as well?

  • Very good.

  • I always knew the medical profession is incorrect with their way of treating diabetes 2. In the past 21 years I have got fatter on their diabetic diet and increased medication to a ridiculous quantity. You make so much sense, that is for sure.

  • Excellent lecture! We're a big fan of the microbiota diet!