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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

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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.

    Bonus episode: Why I deep squat and other movement magic with Aaron Alexander

    Bonus episode: Why I deep squat and other movement magic with Aaron Alexander

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Carnivore vs Fruitarians. A friendly debate with Robby and Cyrus from Mastering Diabetes.

    Carnivore vs Fruitarians. A friendly debate with Robby and Cyrus from Mastering Diabetes.

    This was a fun, but technical episode. 
     
    Cyrus Khambatta has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from UC Berkeley. Robby Barbaro has a master’s degree in public health. Both have type 1 diabetes and have been featured in plant-based documentaries like Forks Over Knives. 
     
    Though Robby and Cyrus have been able to improve their blood sugar control with a fruit heavy plant-based diet, I had some concerns about their approach (inadequate protein, nutrient deficiencies, etc..) so I invited them on the show. Even with almost two hours we didn’t have time to get into everything but we did talk about the biochemical basis of insulin resistance vs glucose sparing in detail and addressed the false notion that low carbohydrate diets cause pathological insulin resistance head on. 
     
    I hope you all enjoy this episode and I look forward to doing more animal vs plant “debates” with plant based advocates in the future. I don’t want my podcast to be an echo-chamber! 



    Time Stamps:
    8:54 Start of the Podcast 
    10:01 Cyrus and Robby's story.
    16:11 Have either done a low carb ketogenic style diet ?
    28:16 Glucose and mean amplitude glucose excursions. 
    33:26 Paleolithic ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes(a case study).
    39:50 Is there long term studies on the carnivore diet?
    44:10 Insulin resistance 
    54:00 Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia 
    59:31 Are low carbohydrate diets effective in combatting insulin resistance?
    1:06:47 LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
    1:18:20 Can blood glucose sensitivity improve on a high carb plant based diet?
    1:19:46 Blue Zones 
    1:27:54 Does saturated fat cause insulin resistance?
    1:36:30 Do Cyrus and Robby take any supplements?
    1:40:54 Leucine and MTOR.
    1:44:30 Why Paul went on the carnivore diet/dissenting opinions on nutrition.
    1:54:54 The most radical thing Cyrus and Robby have done recently. Where to find them online.




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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Is autoimmune disease reversible? With Terry Wahls, MD

    Is autoimmune disease reversible? With Terry Wahls, MD

    Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu. Pick up a copies of her research papers at https://terrywahls.com/researchpapers/ and a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet at https://terrywahls.com/diet/
     
    Time Stamps
    11:10 Start of the Podcast 
    12:25 Terry talks about the microbiome and healthy poop.
    15:00 Is fibre required for a healthy microbiome? What makes a healthy microbiome?
    17:10 Markers looked for in a healthy microbiome.
    21:50 Data sets and developing a processed food index.
    26:30 Can a lab test determine a healthy microbiome?
    27:50 Terry's story.
    34:20 Are autoimmune diseases treatable? Chronic inflammation and autoimmunity 
    36:20 Autoimmunity and plant based diets.
    38:30 Autoimmune Paleo and what Terry changed to get better.
    46:10 Can you have too much Vitamin A(retinol)?
    47:10 Rotterdam study and vitamin k.
    50:35 Food quality.
    56:00 Terry's diet.
    59:10 Thallium in Kale, plant toxins and antinutrients in leafy greens.
    1:00:10 Terry's ancestral health perspective on diet.
    1:02:25 Paul's perspective.
    1:11:30 Blue Zones 
    1:17:10 Why nutrition should be taught in medical school.
    1:23:10 Diet and lifestyle quality and fertility.
    1:24:35 Terry's other concerns about a carnivore diet. 
    1:25:20 Do plants have a benefit in our diet?
    1:28:20 Ketosis.
    1:33:10 The potential for a carnivore diet controlled clinical trial.
    1:34:10 Where to find Terry online.
    1:35:00 The most radical thing Terry has done recently.



    Where to find Dr. Wahls:
     
    Social Media Links 
    https://www.facebook.com/TerryWahls/
    https://www.instagram.com/drterrywahls/
    https://twitter.com/terrywahls
    https://medicine.uiowa.edu/internalmedicine/profile/terry-wahls



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Carnivore vs Omnivore Part 4. A very friendly debate with Chris Kresser

    Carnivore vs Omnivore Part 4. A very friendly debate with Chris Kresser

    Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac., is the creator of the ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 1,300 health professionals around the world in his unique approach.
    Co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and New York Times best-selling author, Chris is a prolific communicator; his newest book is Unconventional Medicine. Chris was nominated “Best Inspirational Voice” and “Best Health & Wellness Website” by Paleo magazine 2019. Named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, he has appeared as a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show and Fox & Friends, as well as in other national media outlets. Chris lives in Berkeley, CA, with his wife and daughter.
    Time Stamps: 
    10:02 Start of the podcast
    10:27 Chris' journey.
    12:47 What was the result of Chris' rehabilitation? 
    16:42 How do we heal the gut?
    20:17 How to help your parasympathetic nervous system.
    24:52 Chris talks about different diets.
    26:52 Can you thrive on a vegan diet?(27:27-28:02)
    31:02 Chris' opinion of a vegan diet.
    36:32 Chris' opinion of animal based diets.
    41:17 Paul responds.
    48:02 Sustainability of a carnivore diet.
    49:52 An exoneration of animal foods and the spectrum of plant toxins.
    51:12 Chris' thoughts on plant toxins.
    55:02 Vitamin C deficiency on a carnivore diet.
    47:12 Fibre and the microbiome.
    1:11:32 Where to find Chris.
    1:12:12 The most radical thing Chris has done recently.




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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Does LDL cause heart disease? With Ivor Cummins

    Does LDL cause heart disease? 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:
    13:19 Start of the Podcast 
    14:24 Ivor's background in cholesterol research.
    18:14 Lab work/lipid panels.
    21:04 Triglyceride/HDL ratio.
    22:58 hsCRP and fasting insulin.
    24:49 Ivor's ferritin levels.
    25:12 Ivor's dietary changes.
    29:34 Hypertension as criteria for metabolic syndrome. 
    32:23 How did Ivor's ferritin change ?
    34:19 Iron overload on the carnivore diet.
    39:19 LDL.
    50:09 If LDL was enough to initiate atherosclerosis why do we not see atherosclerosis in veins?
    51:59.Artery wall damage.
    1:00::29 Glycocalyx.
    1:03::48 Oxidized LDL.
    1:05::29 Saturated fat and oxidized LDL.
    1:08::19 APOE4 and insulin resistance.
    1:11:49 Is fat in dairy inflammatory ?
    1:17:09 The problem with combining carbohydrates and fat.
    1:23:09 Refined fats.
    1:27:34 Study on decreased saturated fat intake and increased polyunsaturated fat intake correlation with Lpa and oxidized LDL levels.
    1:35:19 Should we be consuming a low linoleic acid diet?
    1:38:44 Do humans need high amounts of Omega 3?
    1:45:39 Omega 7
    1:50:59 The negative effects of soybean oil.
    1:51:49 Where to find Ivor's work.
    1:56:49 The most radical thing Ivor has done recently.





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    • 2 hr
    Carnivore vs Omnivore, Part III. Friendly debate with James DiNicolantonio, PharmD

    Carnivore vs Omnivore, Part III. Friendly debate with James DiNicolantonio, PharmD

    Dr. James DiNicolantonio, is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a cardiovascular research scientist. A well-respected and internationally known scientist and an expert on health and nutrition, he has contributed extensively to health policy and has testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars. He serves as the associate editor of the British Medical Journal’s Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society, and is on the editorial advisory boards of several other medical journals. Dr. DiNicolantonio is the author or coauthor of over 250 publications in the medical literature. He also is the author of three bestselling health books, The Salt Fix, Superfuel and The Longevity Solution. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @drjamesdinic and on Facebook at Dr. James
    DiNicolantonio. You can visit his website at drjamesdinic.com.
     
    Time stamps:
     
    10:25 Electrolytes. How much salt did we have evolutionary ? 
    13:05 How much salt do humans need?
    16:00 Can we go too high on salt consumption?
    21:20 Magnesium.
    24:45 Insulin Resistance and sodium 
    27:45 Kidney function. Bumps in BUN and Creatinine.
    29:00 How to measure for magnesium deficiency.
    31:00 Vitamin C
    39:15 Ideal vitamin C intake for humans.
    59:45 Concerns of higher vitamin C intake.
    1:02::25 Vitamin C and people with G6PD deficiency.
    1:07::05 Cadmium and kidneys.
    1:11:27 Chlorella and pollutant binding.
    1:13:15 Fiber and dioxins.
    1:16:35 James' diet. Is it cheaper to eat plant foods?
    1:19:35 Molecular xenohormesis.
    1:24:30 Are plants beneficial ?
    1:32:30 The fear of glucose spikes.
    1:34:35 Resistant starch.
    1:39:14 Where to find James and the most radical thing he's done recently.





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    • 1 hr 44 min

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