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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. I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD Paul Saladino, MD

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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. I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

    199. Is all sugar bad for you? High fructose corn syrup vs fruit & honey

    199. Is all sugar bad for you? High fructose corn syrup vs fruit & honey

    In today’s podcast, Paul talks all about sugar, and why all sugar is not created equally. He talks about the benefits of including carbohydrates in your diet via honey, maple syrup, and fruit, especially if you are a recovering keto or carnivore dieter. He then dives deep on refined sugar, specifically high fructose corn syrup, and why you should avoid those at all costs.

    00:09:30 Podcast begins

    00:11:37 When is a ketogenic diet helpful and what happens when you reintroduce carbs?

    00:15:27 Why you should include carbs in your diet

    00:20:47 High fructose corn syrup versus table sugar

    00:25:17 Electrolyte issues with keto and carnivore

    00:27:13 The problems with keto

    00:34:37 What kinds of carbohydrates should we include in our diet?

    00:37:37 Can diabetics and obese people eat honey?

    00:45:27 The concerns about starches

    00:51:17 The dangers of high fructose corn syrup

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    References:

    Insulin's impact on renal sodium transport and blood pressure in health, obesity, and diabetes

    Dietary macronutrient content alters cortisol metabolism independently of body weight changes in obese men

    Ketosis Leads to Increased Methylglyoxal Production on the Atkins Diet

    Oxidative stress and aging: Is methylglyoxal the hidden enemy?

    Effects of natural honey consumption in diabetic patients: an 8-week randomized clinical trial

    Effects of Daily Consumption of Honey Solution on Hematological Indices and Blood Levels of Minerals and Enzymes in Normal Individuals

    A Review on the Protective Effects of Honey against Metabolic Syndrome

    Honey and cardiovascular risk factors, in normal individuals and in patients with diabetes mellitus or dyslipidemia

    Ruminal lipopolysaccharide concentration and inflammatory response during grain-induced subacute ruminal acidosis in dairy cows

    Rumen lipopolysaccharide and inflammation during grain adaptation and subacute ruminal acidosis in steers

    High Fructose Corn Syrup Questions and Answers

    Carbohydrate Analysis of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Containing Commercial Beverages

    High-fructose corn syrup causes characteristics of obesity in rats: increased body weight, body fat and triglyceride levels

    Effects of high fructose corn syrup on intestinal microbiota structure and obesity in mice

    Mercury from chlor-alkali plants: measured concentrations in food product sugar

    • 1 hr 6 min
    198. Misinformation: the dangers of banning my post on seed oils

    198. Misinformation: the dangers of banning my post on seed oils

    On this week’s podcast, Paul is responding to claims that some of the information he shares on Instagram is “partial misinformation.” He is going to dismantle the independent fact checker article piece by piece, explaining not only why seed oils are indeed harmful for humans, but also why this kind of censorship is dangerous for our health environment.

    00:08:07 Podcast begins

    00:12:33 A breakdown of Paul’s Instagram reel that got censored

    00:19:24 Paul fact-checks the fact-checkers

    00:25:19 Seed oils are harmful to humans

    00:32:29 Why do seed oils lower LDL?

    00:34:57 Oxidized LDL

    00:42:32 The research and researchers behind the claims that seed oils are not harmful

    00:57:27 Summary

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    • 1 hr
    197. Are artificial sweeteners making you fat?

    197. Are artificial sweeteners making you fat?

    Paul talks about artificial sweeteners (Stevia, Sucralose, Aspartame) in this episode and how they appear to disrupt our guts, and impair glucose tolerance in both animal models and humans. He reiterates why he believes you should not fear sugar in the form of fruit, honey, and maple syrup and why adding carbohydrates to your diet is optimal.

    00:09:47 Podcast begins

    00:10:47 High fructose corn syrup vs. low-processed sugar (learn more on Paul’s interview with Georgi Dinkov)

    00:13:12 Should diabetics consume sugar?

    00:25:42 Reintroducing glucose after a ketogenic or carnivore diet

    00:28:32 Glycemic index and longevity

    00:30:27 Benefits of carbohydrates

    00:40:12 What are artificial sweeteners?

    00:43:02 The case against artificial sweeteners (Stevia)

    00:46:42 The case against artificial sweeteners (Sucralose/Aspartame)

    00:59:52 Recapping the podcast

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    196. Animal-based diet 101: 2023 edition

    196. Animal-based diet 101: 2023 edition

    Paul explains everything you need to know about an animal-based diet and why this diet is the optimal starting point for humans. He gives you 4 simple steps for things to remove from you diet, and 4 simple steps for things to add to your diet. He does a deep dives about the harm of high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.



    00:07:53 Podcast begins

    00:11:53 How do we create health within humans with diet?

    00:17:53 What is an animal-based diet?

    00:19:53 Improve your diet in 4 removal steps

    00:20:43 Why to cut out seed oils

    00:24:13 Why to remove high-fructose corn syrup

    00:28:23 Why to remove artificial sweeteners

    00:34:18 Benefits of removing vegetables from your diet

    00:37:13 Add these 4 things to improve your diet

    00:37:43 Add organs to your diet

    00:40:46 The importance of high quality meat in your diet

    00:43:18 The importance of eating carbohydrates

    00:46:28 Get your fat from animal fats

    00:49:43 Recap of animal-based



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    • 53 min
    195. The best of the Fundamental Health podcast, 2022 year in review

    195. The best of the Fundamental Health podcast, 2022 year in review

    In today’s episode, Paul summarizes his favorite episodes from 2022. He gives a high level summary of the topics, as well as provides episode titles and numbers for you to hear more if you so wish.

    Time Stamps:

    00:06:15 Podcast begins

    00:07:29 Episode 148: The Blue Zones are BS

    00:13:52 Episode 187: Meats vs. plants for longevity

    00:16:23 Episode 153: Is fruit good or bad for humans?

    00:17:23 The benefits of fruit and honey (Episode 189 with Ken Berry, Episode 173 with Thomas DeLauer, Episode 172: The dangers of a ketogenic diet)

    00:23:18 Episode 159: What is an animal-based diet?

    00:27:08 Episode 155: How to maximize testosterone

    00:29:48 Episode 171: July bloodwork, Episode 179: August bloodwork, Episode 193: December bloodwork

    00:36:16 Episode 156: Paul’s perspective on mental health

    00:41:19 Episode 178: LDL Cholesterol, Episode 190: Interview with Cardiologist Mike Twyman

    00:43:08 Episode 183: Pharma corruption with John Abramson

    00:45:13 Episode 170: How to fix your gut

    00:47:43 Episode 194 Interview with Gerogi Dinkov on the harm of corn starch, corn syrup and seed oils

    00:53:13 Episode 192: What Paul eats in a day via Cronometer

    00:54:38 Episode 180: How to lose weight

    00:56:28 Episode 194: Interview with Gerogi Dinkov about Ray Peat diet



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    • 58 min
    194. Animal-based vs. Ray Peat diet, a conversation with Georgi Dinkov

    194. Animal-based vs. Ray Peat diet, a conversation with Georgi Dinkov

    In today’s episode, Paul chats with Bioenergetic Health researcher, Georgi Dinkov. They jump down the rabbit hole on a myriad of topics, including the distinction between table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, how starch damages the gut, polyunsaturated fatty acids, sunlight, emfs and more. Sit back, relax and put on your open-minded thinking cap–you might learn a thing or two.



    00:11:05 Sucrose vs. high fructose corn syrup

    00:26:35 The link between food, stress hormones, and mental disorders

    00:35:35 Thoughts on ketogenic diets

    00:43:50 Should we limit our carb intake?

    00:52:13 How to test cortisol and other hormones

    00:56:30 How hormones and genetics play a role in metabolizing sugar

    1:00:02 The Randle Cycle

    1:08:08 Low fat vs. high fat diets

    01:16:05 Exhaustive exercise

    01:27:28 A deep dive into serotonin & SSRIs

    01:48:40 Why to avoid starchy foods

    01:51:25 The importance of organs

    02:06:55 Where to find Georgi’s content

    *Salaryman Documentary *



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    • 2 hrs 10 min

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