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Spotlight: Functional medicine expert, Dr. Will Cole

Hey there, blog reader!

Today we have a special guest star, the inimitable Dr. Will Cole. He’s a big deal expert in the field of functional medicine, so we decided to ask him a few questions in between giggling and blushing like we were talking to a famous Rockstar. Here’s the interview!

1. Is Humm Zero keto friendly?

Humm Zero is a delicious lower clean-carb option (less than 1 net carb) that can fit into your daily macronutrient requirements on a keto diet. It’s got less than one net carb!

2. What’s your take on kombucha in general?

Kombucha is amazing for gut health and a great tasting fizzy alternative to soda. Since it is fermented it contains a lot of beneficial bacteria for your microbiome. I always encourage my patients to incorporate more fermented foods into their diets as much as possible, including kombucha.

3. Why is sugar bad? You can tell us, we can handle it.

When you eat sugar, your body breaks it down into glucose to be used as fuel. However, eating too much sugar can result in chronically high blood sugar since your body can't utilize that much fuel. Any sugar the body can’t burn gets stored as fat around your liver, stomach, and in circulating fat (known as triglycerides). On top of all that, the by-products of glucose metabolism are inflammatory to the body, especially when there is an excess of glucose.

4. What’s up with the whole30 diet?

Many people have underlying food sensitivities that can contribute to their ongoing symptoms. Whole30 is a great way to reset your health and your diet and discover what foods work best for you and what foods are less than optimal once you start reintroducing foods into your diet.


Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. Named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr.Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems.

He is the bestselling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum and the newly released book Intuitive Fasting in which he shows how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace.


Dr. Cole has also cohosted the popular podcasts goopfellas podcast and Keto Talk and is the host of the new podcast, The Art of Being Well.