LYL PODCAST EPISODE 095: Fat Is Not the Enemy with Dr. Cate Shanahan

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Good nutrition involves good food. Our health and well-being have a lot to do with what we eat, and contrary to what most medical institutions say, fat is not our enemy.

Science and sound research show that it is key to improving our metabolic health leading to a long and healthy life.

I am so excited to share this interview with Dr. Cate Shanahan. Her book, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, has been life-changing for me and my students.

When I applied a few simple tweaks based on her recommendations, I started to feel better and more healthy.

In this podcast episode, Dr. Cate Shanahan shares the dangers of seed oils and their history. We also talk about how saturated fat got labeled as ‘bad’.

We also talk about insulin resistance and the role that nutrition plays in migraines.

There is a lot to this episode you shouldn’t miss. Check it out today!


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What’s Discussed in This Episode: 

[0:00] Introduction and Offer

[4:56] Dr. Cate shares her story of deep nutrition and talks about her new book

[7:25] Lack of nutritional training in medical school

[9:21] Seed oils

[14:38] Insulin resistance and the concept behind it

[16:52] How saturated fat got a bad name

[18:11] Deep nutrition and traditional food

[23:35] Burning your body fat, giving your body energy is key to control

[24:12] Migraine headaches with aura is an experience of energy deficit

[25:11] Study about the good effects of avoiding seed oils and getting healthy fats

[26:17] Getting proper education about nutrition

[28:05] How medical institutions are not open to understanding proper nutrition

[30:54] Dr. Cate shares a story about her uncle

[33:26] Vegetable oils and epigenetics

[37:12] What led Dr. Cate to do her research on what is a healthy diet

[40:35] The four pillars of the human diet

[45:22] How to take control of your life nutrition-wise

About the Guest:

Dr. Cate Shanahan is the leading authority on nutrition and human metabolism. A board-certified Family Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience, and NY Times bestselling author of The FatBurn Fix, Deep Nutrition and Food Rules, her expertise is fixing the underlying problems that cause metabolic damage and inflammation, leading to autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and accelerated aging processes. Her passion is helping people feel their best.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
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