The Moral Imagination -  Michael Matheson Miller
The Moral Imagination
Ep. 52 Philip Ovadia MD Metabolic Health, Diet, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, and Modern Medicine
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Ep. 52 Philip Ovadia MD Metabolic Health, Diet, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, and Modern Medicine

In this episode I speak with heart surgeon, Dr. Philip Ovadia MD, about metabolic health, diet, science, cholesterol, insulin resistance, the US government food pyramid, Ancel Keys and the cholesterol - saturated fat -heart disease hypothesis. We discuss medical education, health insurance, scientism, and some of the obstacles doctors and scientists face with “group think.” Dr Ovadia tells his story of how lost 100 pounds changed everything he learned about fat and food. He explains that while half of the patients who have heart attacks or heart surgery have normal levels of cholesterol, over 90% have insulin resistance. He argues that metabolic health is not only important for heart health, but for mental health, and plays a key role in preventing cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. We discuss a number of themes including

  • Gary Taubes: The Case Sugar and Why We Get Fat

  • Problems of Crony Capitalism and Subsidies

  • How the Government Food Pyramid makes you fat

  • Metabolic Health and Covid

  • The Campbell Effect and how bad science has dominated medicine

  • Weston Price

  • Insulin Resistance

  • Diabetes

  • Saturated Fat

  • Pharmacuetical Industry and Medication

  • Seed Oils

  • Health Insurance and the need for new models

  • The connection between metabolic health and mental health

This episode and podcast is for informational purposes and does not provide medical advice.

Biography

Dr. Philip Ovadia MD is a board certified cardiac surgeon and founder of Ovadia Heart Health. He grew up in New York and graduated from the accelerated Pre-Med/Med progra at the Pennsylvannia State University and Jefferson Medical College. This was followed by residency in General Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey and a fellowship in Cardio-thoracic Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical School. Learn more about Dr. Ovadia at www.ovadiahearthealth.com

Resources

See books below

Campbell’s Law

Dave Feldman on Cholesterol

Podcast with Jay Richards on Fasting and the Ketogenic Diet

Podcast with Diana Rodgers on Food, Meat and Health

Podcast with James Madden on Embodied, Embedded Persons

Podcast with Joel Salatin on Food and Farming

Resources

See books below

Campbell’s Law

Dave Feldman on Cholesterol

Podcast with Jay Richards on Fasting and the Ketogenic Diet

Podcast with Diana Rodgers on Food, Meat and Health

Podcast with James Madden on Embodied, Embedded Persons

Podcast with Joel Salatin on Food and Farming

Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day

By Ovadia, Philip

The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating

By Taubes, Gary

Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health--and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More

By Palmer MD, Christopher M.

Eat, Fast, Feast: Heal Your Body While Feeding Your Soul―A Christian Guide to Fasting

By Richards, Jay W.

Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

By Bale M.D., Bradley, Doneen ARNP, Amy

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

By Teicholz, Nina

Eat Rich, Live Long: Use the Power of Low-Carb and Keto for Weight Loss and Great Health

By Cummins, Ivor

Buy on Amazon

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

By Taubes, Gary

The Case Against Sugar

By Taubes, Gary

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

By Weston A. Price

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats

By Sally Fallon, Mary G. Enig

The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

By Dr. Jason Fung

The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40

By Jonathon M Sullivan, Andy Baker

Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time: So Is Cardio, and There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want

By Jaquish, Dr. John, Alkire, Henry

The Clot Thickens: The enduring mystery of heart disease

By Kendrick, Dr Malcolm

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The Moral Imagination -  Michael Matheson Miller
The Moral Imagination
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