In Episode 113 I sit down with Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Nagra to talk about how he uses evidence based nutrition science to help his patients upgrade their health. If you are looking for an episode that consolidates several things previously spoken about on the show, along with findings from new research then I think you will really enjoy this episode. Particularly if you like the more in-depth science episodes.
In this episode we talk about:
The latest EPIC-Oxford study on bone health
The health advantages that people have who adopt plant-predominant or exclusive dietary patterns
Naturopathy as a form of health care
How Dr Nagra helps his patients make sustainable changes
Common questions Dr Nagra gets from patients (Including questions about protein, soy, lectins, cooking oils etc)
His personal food philosophy
LDL-Cholesterol being an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and his thoughts on the carnivore diet
Important nutrients and supplements for people reducing their consumption of animal foods
A new study on iodine status in Norwegian pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans.
2 – How we know this study failed to properly adjust for BMI and calcium intake. Twos studies below show the risk of fracture at varying BMI’s and levels of calcium intake. In the EPIC-Oxford study the researchers adjusted for the wrong part of the risk curve. As this is quite complex, it will be summarised in a blog post and a post on my Instagram profile in the coming week.
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Simon is a qualified health professional having completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2008, Plant Based Nutrition with Cornell University and a Masters in Nutrition. He is the host of the Plant Proof podcast, a leading health and wellness show that focusses on breaking down the science on nutrition for human and planetary health, and is also writing his first book which will be published by Penguin Random House early 2021. If you're looking for agenda-free evidence based information to help you make sense of the conflicting nutrition information that exists today, you're in good hands.