Let’s Debunk Some Nutrition & Heart Health Myths! | Dr. Anthony Pearson

EPISODE 90 | Dr. Pearson is a noninvasive clinical cardiologist who’s board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. Aside from his clinical practice, he’s spent time in academic cardiology, done research and teaching, and published more than 100 papers in major cardiology journals. All of his experiences taught Dr. Pearson to cultivate a healthy skepticism for medical and scientific information that has potential bias. He started his blog—The Skeptical Cardiologist—to examine what we truly know about diet and cardiovascular disease versus what we have been told. In the episode, he shares why fish oil supplements are a waste of money, his thoughts on low-carb and vegan diets for heart and overall health, why it’s beneficial to consume the cholesterol-containing yolks of eggs…and more! Enjoy!

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QUESTIONS I ASK DR. PEARSON IN THE EPISODE:

  • What’s your story? (Specifically, what led you to become a doctor in the first place and later start your blog The Skeptical Cardiologist?)
  • What is a plant-based diet? Should everyone be following this eating pattern?
  • What about the belief that omega-3s and fish oil can prevent cardiovascular disease?
  • Is measuring cholesterol obsolete, as some say? Should we be concerned about the amount of dietary cholesterol we consume (like from egg yolks)?
  • Can a low-carb diet help prevent heart disease (or reverse it)?
  • Can you touch on the topic of reversing heart disease naturally vs. taking a statin? 
  • Why is it important to be skeptical of “natural” treatments (like herbs)?

 

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