The Meet Your Herdmates Sodcast

9 - Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD

December 3, 2020

“Dudes don’t go to doctors.”

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Mark Cucuzzella is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine. As a US Air Force Reservist he designs programs to promote healthier and better running with the US Air Force Efficient Running Project.  Mark has presented running workshops on over 50 military bases. You can view modules on his Efficient Running website. He has been a national-level Masters runner, having competed for over 35 years with more than 100 marathon and ultra-marathon finishes. Mark is a two time winner of the Air Force Marathon and has a marathon PR of 2:24. As well as being the race director of Freedom’s Run race series in West Virginia, Mark is director of the Natural Running Center, an education portal designed to teach healthier running. He is also the owner of Two Rivers Treads – A Center for Natural Running and Walking in his hometown of Shepherdstown, WV. Mark’s innovative work and story has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Outside Magazine, Running Times, Runners World, Air Force Times, the Washington Post, JAMA, and other medical and media outlets.
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Books mentioned
“Run for Your Life.”
“Low-Carb for Any Budget: A Low-carb Shopping and Recipe Starter.”
-Guideline Central: Low-Carbohydrate Nutrition Approaches in Patients with Obesity, Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
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-Adapting diabetes medication for low carbohydrate management of type 2 diabetes: a practical guide
-A clinician's guide to inpatient low carbohydrate diets for remission of type 2 diabetes : toward a standard of care protocol -
-A low-carbohydrate survey: Evidence for sustainable metabolic syndrome reversal
-Clinical Guidelines For the Prescription of Carbohydrate Restriction as a Therapeutic Intervention/Low Carb USA International Scientific and Clinical Advisory

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