Episode 22: The Bad Politics of Nutrition Companies and Why Universities Teach Antiquated Science || Rachel Gregory

by Fahad Ahmad on February 13, 2018

As latest research accumulates on diet and nutrition and is accessible by everyone, educational and government institutions are left in the dust with antiquated policies, textbooks and science. How do you go about building a successful career as a nutritionist, athlete and health professional when such is the case?

Bio: Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. 
Rachel has a vast knowledge on the science and application of the Ketogenic Diet for weight loss, performance and overall health. She completed the first ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in Crossfit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Rachel has presented her research at national conferences and works closely with several doctors and scientists specializing in the low-carbohydrate, ketogenic lifestyle.
Rachel is the Founder and CEO of Killin It Keto, LLC and creator of the 21-Day Keto Challenge. She has worked with a variety of individuals throughout her career that include Division I collegiate athletes, WNBA stars, and some of the top bodybuilders in the world. She has a passion for educating those interested in optimizing their physical and mental wellbeing while improving long-term health goals. 

Time Stamps:

8:42 – Trend of entrepreneurship among the younger generation

10:44 – Why did you get into sports and nutrition?

13:28 – Knowing the latest nutrition, what would you change about your education?

15:18 – How long does it take for latest science to get into university textbooks?

16:45 – As an athlete or coach, how do I incorporate latest research into my endeavor?

19:50 – The politics of the food and nutrition industry

21:18 – Company greed and politics of the Keto products

24:22 – How did you get into Keto?

26:42 – Body Recomposition research on keto vs. non-keto in crossfit athletes

29:45 – Why did keto athletes lose more fat?

31:03 – How do you acquire funding for research?

32:44 – Is citizen science the future?

35:21 – How do you filter good and bad anecdotes?

38:00 – What supplements could work on Keto?

40:14 – What kind of clients do you work with?

45:13 – What can people expect with the 21 Day Keto Challenge?

46:45 – Why call it “Killin It Keto”?

48:21 – How do you approach physicians, nutritionists and experts who are skeptical of keto?

50:29 – Biggest hurdles people face when they go on keto?

53:31 – What listening and reading material do you recommend?

55:23 – How do you limit information in a sea of information overload?

56:26 – Any specific issues with women who get on Keto?

59:59 – What sports could benefit from Keto?

1:02:02 – What training do you still do and how has it changed?

1:08:18 – Incorporating keto with crossfit games

1:09:30 – How do you know when to step back from physical training?

1:11:30 – How do step up when everyone wants to shut you up?

1:12:46 – What research would you like to see?

1:16:18 – Final Plug

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