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Jul 29, 2017

Dr. Lane Sebring is founder and director of the Sebring Clinic in Wimberley Texas. His practice focuses on healing people who are at the end of the line, have no hope, don’t know where to turn, and have exhausted all other options. The root of his philosophy - a no-sugar, paleolithic approach.

People come to see Dr. Sebring because they are desperate for help.

This is, in part, why they heal. They listen (since nothing else has worked, why not?). They do what they’re told (remember, they’re desperate). They trust him (he is, after all, an MD - albeit unconventional).

He is no-nonsense. If you don’t want to get better and want to just keep taking your meds, don’t bother making an appointment.

And guess what? Most of his patients get better. Often miraculously.

His practice focuses on treating the underlying causes of dis-ease rather than the symptoms. Patients reverse many conditions and diseases that they thought to be untreatable. He is the hammer, the “shove in the right direction,” insistent that the answer they’re so desperate for lies squarely in their own hands - food.

Experience has taught Dr. Sebring that people’s best chance for healing comes from one thing - taking personal responsibility for the food that they eat. Period.

Dr. Sebring got started down this path in the late 90’s when he was fortunate enough to attend a lecture by Dr. Loren Cordain (the founder of the Paleo Movement). He was able to see the immense value in Dr. Cordain’s new research on the link between nutrition and health. Soon after, Dr. Sebring’s medical practice became paleo-diet based, getting patients off medications and down the path to real, sustainable health.

Join Andy and Dr. Sebring as they talk about the importance of keeping an open mind in medicine, the negative effects of statins and other over-prescribed drugs, how to take advantage of ketosis (without losing your mind or alienating everyone around you), why sugar isn’t your body’s favorite fuel after all, and even how Dr. Sebring himself plans out his diet.

Notes and Time Points:


  • How did you get interested in paleo nutrition?—12:36
  • High carb or low carb? How about fat intake?—15:27
  • What’s the best measure of the health of a muscle cell?—20:45
  • How have you incorporated Loren Cordain’s research on nutrition into your practice?—25:45
  • What if you’re wrong?—28:50
  • When did you begin treating patients with paleo nutrition?—30:30
  • What is the first step you take when treating new patients?—34:30
  • Do you still use prescription drugs in your practice?—45:30
  • Is it hard to convince your patients that it’s OK to eat fat?—46:34
  • What fat sources should I focus on?—47:24
  • On choice, respect, and confronting fears - 49:50
  • How did you get interested in ketosis?—51:00
  • How are ketones superior to glucose as human fuel?—54:54
  • What is the evidence that glucose is not the primary human fuel?—59:40
  • What about exogenous ketones?—1:00:47
  • What might a keto diet eating schedule look like?—1:03:50
  • What does your long-term patient treatment path typically look like?—1:08:50
  • Tell us about your “paleo template,” please.