Richard Feinman, PhD


Author of Nutrition in Crisis: Flawed Studies, Misleading Advice, and the Real Science of Human Metabolism


Almost every day it seems a new study is published that shows you are at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or death due to something you’ve just eaten for lunch. Many of us no longer know what to eat or who to believe. In Nutrition in Crisis distinguished biochemist Richard Feinman, PhD, cuts through the noise, explaining the intricacies of nutrition and human metabolism in accessible terms. He lays out the tools you need to navigate the current confusion in medical literature and its increasingly bizarre reflection in the media.

At the same time, Nutrition in Crisis offers an unsparing critique of the nutritional establishment, which continues to demonize fat and refute the benefits of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets—all despite decades of evidence to the contrary. Feinman tells the story of the first low-carbohydrate revolution fifteen years ago, how it began, what killed it, and why a second revolution is now reaching a fever pitch. He exposes the backhanded tactics of a regressive nutritional establishment that ignores good data and common sense, and highlights the innovative work of those researchers who have broken rank.

Entertaining, informative, and irreverent, Feinman paints a broad picture of the nutrition world: the beauty of the underlying biochemistry; the embarrassing failures of the medical establishment; the preeminence of low-carbohydrate diets for weight loss, diabetes, other metabolic diseases, and even cancer; and what’s wrong with the constant reports that the foods we’ve been eating for centuries represent a threat rather than a source of pleasure.


Dr. Feinman suggest the beaker boys, aka scientist are moving away from the whole genome mutation angle to metabolism

He is researching the keto bodies as a way we’ve survived when we didn’t eat three meals a day..or better said, just did have the “food” around to eat that often.

These Keto Bodies are created on a low carb, (less than 100 grams of carbs) or more extreme, but in ketosis, which is generally about 50 grams of complex carbs per day

Metabolism of food in the cells create energy in the form of ATP and stabilizes blood sugar/glucose to stay constant with proper diet for each person

Fat from sugar and no glucose and trouble arises

Type one and two Diabetics typically do very well going into ketosis

Our early ancestors evolved creating ketones to keep them going when there was not food.

If you are OK and doing fine, feeling good on what you eat..don’t change

if you want to loose weight, cut down on the carbs

Research is ongoing on how the amount of keto bodies affect the growth and diminishing of cancer cells.


Dr. Richard Feinman, PhD, on what science, what he calls real science, is finding in cell metabolism, April 9, 2019

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