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Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD Paul Saladino, MD

    • Medicine

Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

    Will carbohydrates give me Diabetes? The CGM episode!

    Will carbohydrates give me Diabetes? The CGM episode!

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    In this episode of the podcast I review my recent CGM (continuous glucose monitor data) from 3 weeks of recording with Kara, a dietician from Nutrisense.io. These guys were kind enough to provide me with CGMs for this experiment but this is not a sponsored episode. I strongly believe that getting a CGM from any company will provide you with tons of data you can leverage in the future toward better health. If you want to check out Nutrisense, the company I used, you can find them at nutrisense.io and use CarnivoreMD as a promo code for some $ off your CGM direct to consumer (no prescription needed). 




    Time Stamps: 
     
    11:46 Start of the podcast 13:16 What is a CGM? 16:36 Glycemic variability and Coronavirus outcomes.  23:51 You can't out exercise a bad diet  28:19 "Secret killers" 30:06 Risks for metabolic dysfunction  31:30 interpreting glucose monitor readings.  35:36 Hemaglobin A1C  42:09 Glycemic response/post-prandial reactions. 49:46 Insulin requirements. 52:36 Do carbohydrates cause diabetes?  59:01 Glucose level fluctuations. 1:03:06 Demonization of carbohydrates.  1:07:51 Mainstream carbohydrate recommendations.  1:10:06 Paul’s CGM data. 1:19:36 High glucose levels and sleep quality.  1:20:46 Pauls CGM data (continued)  1:34:46 Downside of long term ketogenic diets. 1:43:31 CGM data from other people.  1:53:36 Benefits of honey. 1:57:11 Is Fiber good for you?  2:07:12 Data over dogma. 2:08:56 What Kara's diet is like. 2:10:26 Differences by ethnicity. 2:12:16 Paul's real time CGM data. 2:14:04 The most radical thing Kara has done recently.


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    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Why a vitamin D pill is not enough to protect you from COVID, with Mark Bell

    Why a vitamin D pill is not enough to protect you from COVID, with Mark Bell

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    Mark Bell’s feats of strength extend beyond the gym, in pursuit of the American Dream.
     
    Mark is the meathead millionaire who has leveraged a successful powerlifting career into a multi-million dollar business empire. He owns and operates the Super Training Gym, dubbed “The Strongest Gym In The West” and largest free gym in the world, publishes a national fitness magazine, and is host of a Top 50 health and fitness podcast, along with an impressive YouTube following.
     
    Much of Mark’s business success has comes from his patented invention called the Sling Shot, a widely popular weight lifting device, billed as the greatest invention since the weight lifting belt. It is used by athletes and coaches and can be found in gyms and Crossfit boxes throughout the country.  
     
    His motto in life is simple: “If you’re not getting better, then you’re getting worse, so never be caught standing still.”



    Time stamps:
    8:41 Start of the Podcast  10:41 Mark on Coronavirus.  15:41 Tribalism  21:06 The evolution of the Carnivore diet. 24:16 Division/deceit in the mainstream media. 30:52 Are we aware of what is being advertised to us? 34:26 Conflicting information on Coronavirus. 36:51 Sweden's Coronavirus data compared to other countries. 48:01 Did we react to the pandemic properly? 51:09 Addressing conspiracy theories. 57:09 Environmental consciousness. 59:41 Questioning the status quo. 1:04:06 Vitamin D and Coronavirus. 1:12:47 Quarantine and lack of sun exposure. 1:21:06 The Possible role of vitamin D in suppressing cytokine storm. 1:24:21 Visible light spectrum.  1:29:51 Does too much sun exposure lead to skin cancer. 1:40:18 Continuous Glucose Monitor and carbohydrates. 1:47:41 The Carnivore Code Cookbook. 1:50:41 Where to find Mark online. 1:51:05 The most radical thing Mark has done recently.  
    Resources: 
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    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.08.20058578v4
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    • 2 hrs
    Is a vaccine truly the answer to the coronavirus pandemic? With Dr. Ben Lynch.

    Is a vaccine truly the answer to the coronavirus pandemic? With Dr. Ben Lynch.

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    Benjamin Lynch, ND received his Cell and Molecular Biology, BS from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. Currently, he researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.net. Dr Lynch is also the President & CEO of www.SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor.
     
    Time Stamps
    9:51 Start of Podcast
    11:41 Coronavirus vaccine.  16:21 How this became a political issue over a health issue.  19:56 Why conspiracy theories have grown in popularity during this crisis. 21:11 Options for increasing adherence to social distancing measures. (government document). 24:26 Evil by Design (book). 26:06 Fear mongering by the media  27:56 Do vaccines work as well on people over the age of 50? 30:16 Microbiome in nose and protection from influenza.  30:56 Are we over sanitizing? Hand sanitizers/soaps and microbial diversity.  38:16 Are lockdowns effective? (Data from Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovenia,Belarus, etc.). 48:17 Are healthy people dying from Coronavirus? How do we define health? 51:07 Woodstock/huge gatherings during a pandemic/obesity levels in 1968.  59:11 oxidative stress, glutathione, and diabetes  1:07:31 Dirty Genes and diabetes. 1:13:51 Arginine steel. 1:16:51 Nutrients in animal foods. 1:18:51 Difficulties of vegan/vegetarian diet. 1:24:27 Glutathione deficiency and Coronavirus. 1:32:41 High homocysteine on carnivore diet. 1:38:01 Glutathione and preventing severe COVID outcomes. 1:45:16 Vitamin D. 1:54:21 Embracing the fundamentals of health. 1:56:41 Where to find Ben’s work. 1:57:38 Most radical thing Ben has done recently.

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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    How the coronavirus pandemic ends, with Ivor Cummins.

    How the coronavirus pandemic ends, with Ivor Cummins.

    Ivor Cummins BE(Chem) CEng MIEI PMP completed a Biochemical Engineering degree in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions. His career specialty has been leading large worldwide teams in complex problem-solving activity. 
    Since 2012 Ivor has been intensively researching the root causes of modern chronic disease. A particular focus has been on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. He shares his research insights at public speaking engagements around the world, revealing the key nutritional and lifestyle interventions which will deliver excellent health and personal productivity. He has recently presented on heart disease primary root causes at the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). He has also debated Irish Professors of Medicine on stage, at the annual conference of the Irish National Institute of Preventative Cardiology (NIPC).
     
    Ivor’s 2018 book “Eat Rich, Live Long” (co-authored with preventative medicine expert Jeffry Gerber MD, FAAFP), details the conclusions of their shared research: https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Rich-Live-Long-Mastering/dp/1628602732/
     
    His public lectures and interviews are available on YouTube, where he has 60,000 subscribers and 5 million views have been recorded to date:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPn4FsiQP15nudug9FDhluA.   
     
    Most of Ivor’s material is readily accessible via his rapidly growing website:  https://thefatemperor.com/
     
    Ivor is currently the Chief Program Officer and for Irish Heart Disease Awareness: http://www.IHDA.ie
     
    Ivor lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and five children.



    Time Stamps: 
     
    8:08 Start of podcast 9:00 Ivor’s background. 11:36 Mainstream media/pushback for challenging the status quo. 13:23 Ivor’s perspective on Coronavirus. 16:13 Italian data. 19:15 Hospital overwhelm  21:27 Do lockdowns stop the spread of the virus? 25:19 Seasonality of coronaviruses. 26:22 ‘’Theres no empirical evidence for these lockdowns.’’ 27:15 Is the lockdown worth it? (model) 32:18 lockdown measures in Ireland. 36:40 Do lockdowns save lives? 37:08 Articles speaking on efficacy of lockdowns. 40:08 Conspiracy theories, Occam's Razor. 41:22 All cause mortality in Europe. 47:53 Coronavirus and obesity/insulin resistance/comorbidities.  53:08 How severe is this virus? 56:21 Sweden's data/will stopping the lockdown put more lives at risk? 58:08 Can we get reinfected from Coronavirus? 59:46 How widely spread is Coronavirus already? 1:01:08 What is the R naught?  1:06:08 Why experts are not being listened to during this crisis. 1:07:32 Why quarantine and social distancing might not matter/YouTube censorship. 1:08:38 Glimmers of hope. 1:10:11 Why are the elderly most at risk/how to prevent severe COVID outcomes? 1:17:08 Underlying nutritional deficiencies of the elderly. 1:22:38 Vitamin D data. 1:30:18 Where to find Ivor's work. 1:33:28 The most radical thing Ivor has done recently.  
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    The strongest weapon against COVID-19 is not drugs or a vaccine, it’s diet. With cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, MD

    The strongest weapon against COVID-19 is not drugs or a vaccine, it’s diet. With cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, MD

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    Dr Aseem Malhotra is an NHS Consultant Cardiologist, and visiting Professor of Evidence Based Medicine, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Brazil. He is a world renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease. He is honorary council member to the Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford University school of medicine California, and is Cardiology MSc examiner at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is a founding member of Action on Sugar and was the lead campaigner highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. 
     
    Time stamps: 
    10:12 Start of Podcast 10:53 Aseems’s background. 19:27 Demonization of saturated fat. 21:12 Trouble with ‘’burger and fries’’ 23:02 Aseem’s perspective on Coronavirus. 26:52 Metabolic syndrome in minority groups. 28:12 Is diet the most important factor in good metabolic health? 31:19 Big tobacco lied and killed millions of people, how different is big food? 32:42 Is it okay to eat junk food? 34:50 You cannot out exercise a bad diet. 35:32 Covid 19 and the elephant in the room. (25:34- 37:19 Only 1 in 8 americans are metabolically healthy. 41:22 Different ethnicities and metabolic flexibility. 43:32 Junk Food sales. 46:02 How fast can we reverse metabolic syndrome? 50:27 Is agra business driving misleading health information? 52:50 Can we get immunity to Coronavirus? 56:12 False positive test results and not reinfection in Korean Coronavirus patients. 57:17 Poor glucose control and diabetes. 1:00:21 How do we get insulin resistant and how do we correct it? 1:04:12 Vitamin D deficiency and Coronavirus. 1:08:17 How to improve insulin resistance. 1:11:39 Benefits of mediterranean diet. 1:16:47 What Aseem eats for dinner. 1:18:02 Where to find Aseem online. 1:19:52 What is the most radical thing Aseem has done recently.

     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Is metabolic dysfunction behind the COVID-19 pandemic? With Dr. Tro Kalayjian

    Is metabolic dysfunction behind the COVID-19 pandemic? With Dr. Tro Kalayjian

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    Dr. Tro is a board-certified Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Physician. Dr. Tro received his medical degree from Touro Medical College and completed his Internal Medicine Residency in the Yale New Haven Health System at Greenwich Hospital, serving as Chief Medical Resident during his time there.
    Dr. Tro's therapeutic focus includes diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome and PCOS. Dr. Tro's approach begins with intensive lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, improved sleep hygiene, as well as stress management and mental health.
     
    Time stamps:
    10:25 Start of podcast 11:05 Tro’s story. 26:10 How Coronavirus shows people will change their behaviors for their health.  27:45 The problem with mainstream health advice. 33:45 Metabolic dysfunction of americans. 34:35 Importance of Satiety. 39:10 Does the type of carbohydrate you eat matter? 40:45 Do some people have a carbohydrate threshold? 47:45 Clearing your liver glycogen and ketosis. 48:59 Tro’s perspective on Coronavirus.  53:45 Paul’s perspective on downsides of social distancing. 56:48 Metabolic dysfunction and Coronavirus.  1:01:20 How Coronavirus exposes how metabolically unhealthy we are. 1:07:30 Should we begin reopening society?  1:11:08 Daily prevalence of mortality (Portugal) 1:13:25 How do we protect the old from Coronavirus?  1:17:35 What type of testing does Tro do with his patients? 1:18:50 Coronavirus antibodies/can you get reinfected after recovering? 1:22:00 estimates of the uninfected rate (Iceland) 1:24:40 Why isn't diabetes not called a pandemic? 1:26:00 Universal Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Women Admitted for Delivery. (study) 1:30:00 Diabetes and influenza. 1:31:20 Diet apathy. 1:35:45 Where to find Tro online. 1:36:55 What is the most radical thing Tro has done recently.

     
     
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