EP102: Keto Science
The truth behind the politics.
Drew welcomes Dr. Eric Westman to the podcast to discuss the science behind the keto diet. Dr. Westman reveals the politics behind the American Heart Association’s publications, how the movement to reduce fat in the American diet was not based on scientific research and how the keto diet can help people to manage their health based on what they consume.
Dr. Eric Westman received his MD from the University of Wisconsin and his Master’s degree in Clinical Research from Duke. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is the Founder and Director of Duke’s Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. Dr. Westman has co-authored several science-based healthy lifestyle books including, The New Atkins for a New You and Keto Clarity.
Key Takeaways:[05:23] Low-fat diets were not based on science, it was all politics. [10:37] Doctors are seeing the benefits of a keto diet. [12:16] The American Heart Association isn’t a scientific organization. [14:13] Dr. Westman breaks down the fat and protein scientific elements of a keto diet. [25:57] ‘Adapt Your Life’ offers fat shots and other convenient keto foods. [33:26] Cholesterol management is different for every person. [41:46] Creating an army of educated doctors and coaches. [43:31] Dr. Westman’s daily food intake.
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