July 8


044: Nick Norwitz – The Future is Bright

July 8, 2021

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Dr Nick Norwitz

 Dr. Nicholas Norwitz is an atypical guest. He’s only 25-years old but already holds a PhD from Oxford University in ketogenics and brain metabolism, works as keto coach and a metabolic health practitioner, conducts clinical research, writes papers, and lectures on the international stage, and is now pursuing his MD at Harvard Medical School. But Nick’s academic credentials are only a small part of what makes him interesting. He has his own incredible story of struggling with metabolic diseases. We discuss his personal history in this podcast along with Nick’s thoughts on medicine, healthcare, education, nutrition.

Dr Nick's Books

OpEd with Gary Taubes: https://www.statnews.com/2021/04/16/ketogenic-diet-belief-medical-school-pariah/ 

The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: The Optimal Keto-Friendly Diet that Burns Fat, Promotes Longevity, and Prevents Chronic Disease - Martina Slajerova, Nichlas Norwitz, Rohan Kashid, Thomas DeLauer


Nick’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2louDfTFt0

Dr Nick's Top Tips

  1. Look for nutrition as an opportunity
  2. Educate yourself - freedom of informed choice 
  3. Give yourself permission to put  your health first 

Resources Mentioned

Dr Vyvyane Loh


Dr. Kieran Clarke


Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners


Chris Palmer Harvard University 


Dr Brian Lenzkes 


Dave Feldman 


David Ludwig 


Jeff Volek 


Dom D’Agnostino 


White Oak Pastures


Quotes by Dr Nick Norwitz

“They said you're a young healthy guy, normal BMI, normal testosterone, weight bearing activities, no family history of osteoporosis.  There's no way you have low bone density. But at that point, we did get a dexa scan and it revealed I did have osteoporosis.”

“So that was really hard for me as someone who identified as an athlete to give that up because effectively I did have to give up running at that point.”

“I thought the osteoporosis was bad, the ulcerative colitis was worse. Because as anybody with an inflammatory bowel disease knows, it makes food and social life a real struggle, if not a terror.”

I came to the point where I ate to fuel my body, but it was that I just did not look forward to eating, it was kind of a terror for me.“

There's that visceral reaction because you've internalised this message that you just keep being about: fat is bad, because it's going to clog your arteries X, Y, and Z, eat a low fat, whole food, plant based diet. Even when you're looking at the literature and at this point, there was still a visceral reaction to it. It's just like this can't be right? This can’t be right?


“I was pretty desperate. So like, what do I have to lose? Even if my arteries clog and I die at 45, it's better than living with what I have now, so let’s give it a whirl?”

“It was a light bulb, life changing moment, like within a week my inflammation markers were down, I had more energy, I had no symptoms of colitis, at al. The bleeding just stopped and I felt on top of the world.”

"That shift was just phenomenal for me. And I didn't know what was going on. I just knew that something happened. And that's all I cared about at that moment."

"The most remarkable thing about my story and my journey, is that it's not unique by any means. I manifested metabolic disease, in a weird way, ulcerative colitis and osteoporosis at a young age."

"So why the heck did I suffer? Did they suffer for so many years and have to become sick and hopeless before this is provided as an option?"

Connect with Dr Nick Norwitz on social media

Twitter https://twitter.com/nicknorwitz  

Nick’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTZUJSEulehPtF_ytFiU_A 

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-norwitz-md-phd/


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