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Decoding the Science - Transforming Your Health.

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Ep46 Dr. Stephen Hussey on Why is Heart Cancer so Rare? Find out here!
Before enjoying this podcast, please help by subscribing for free here: and help us to get the message out; it only takes a second - thank you! Also please share as much if possible to help the people! Today's podcast offers some provocative analyses on the mechanisms that lead to heart attacks. Keep in mind that the root causes remain the same, whether you focus on the plaque rupture mechanism or Dr. Stephen Hussey's intriguing metabolic models of failure. In any case a very interesting conversation, which culminates at the 36min point to answer the question: "Why is Heart Cancer so rare?" VIDEO PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: INDEX: 00:34 Introduction: Mitochondria and Energy Management  06:06 Blockages - versus an Energy Crisis in the Heart  10:22 Oxidative Stress & Stress Response in Heart Issues  12:04   Insulin Resistance and Fat-Burning Metabolism effects  19:31 Oxidative Stress, Nitric Oxide – and the Heart burning too much Glucose  25:43   The place of Calcium Scanning – a rolled-up measure of bad things in your life   29:52   Weston Price and Evolutionary Science – Autonomic Nervous System and more   36:32 Why is Heart Cancer so rare?  43:06   The best diet and lifestyle to avoid heart attacks  51:14   A note on supplements to help avoid heart attack
December 5, 2019
Fat Emperor Daily Bites - Vinnie Tortorich - Obese Kids and Corrupt Media
Please help us to deliver these free podcasts by subscribing (for free of course) at This Daily Bite with none other than Vinnie Tortorich himself, riffing on interesting topics. The 5min clip was recorded on Malibu Beach California, with Dr. Jeff Gerber in da house :-) Full video interview here:
November 15, 2019
Daily Bites Ted Naiman MD: What are the best Blood Tests for Health?
Please help us to deliver these free podcasts by subscribing (for free of course) at Another Daily Bite - this one with the inimitable Ted Naiman MD. Straight to the point is our Ted, and doesn't mince words or suffer fools gladly. Here he summarizes the best tests for the majority of people in the US. Of course a CAC scan blows away all tests in its power (just see - but this clip in fairness is just looking at blood tests. Let's see what he thinks! The full discussion is available here:
November 14, 2019
Daily Bites - Prof Noakes on Cholesterol, Cardiology and Your Liver
Please support these free podcasts by subscribing (for free) at Another Daily Bite: a clip from Iceland FoodLoose Conference interview. Prof Noakes and I had a detailed chat about the scourge of diabetes, root causes and much else. Here Tim briefly summarizes some key points of evidence for the liver being the seat of cardiovascular disease! The full discussion is available here:
November 13, 2019
Emperor Daily Bites - Dominic D'Agostino on Ketogenic Diet Evidence Base
I’m starting the Daily Bites again, 5-minute jewels for those with short attention spans (or very busy!). Here’s a clip from San Diego 2016 (sorry, sound quality was old school!). We sit with the brilliant Dominic D’Agostino who briefly summarizes some key points of evidence for potential utility of ketogenic diets as an adjunct support for cancer and other diseases. The full discussion is available here:
November 12, 2019
Ep45 Eliminating Heart Attacks – is it the Cholesterol or What?
Before enjoying this podcast, please help by subscribing for free here: and help us to get the message out; it only takes a second - thank you! Also please share as much if possible - the search engines and algorithms are not our friends anymore! Excellent conversation with Dr. Ross Walker Cardiologist - who has performed over 50,000 Coronary CT Scans to get that crucial CAC score for his patients. Do you think someone who worked with so much data from actually measuring the heart disease properly - knows what the hell causes it? Yes you're correct - he damn well does! Enjoy this conversation with one of the top experts in preventative cardiology - he puts most of them to shame :-) VIDEO PODCAST: FULL TRANSCRIPT:
November 11, 2019
Ep44 Meat and Climate Change and Human Health - What is the Story
Before enjoying this podcast, please help by subscribing for free here: and help us to get the message out; it only takes a second - thank you! Welcome to Episode 44, featuring a return guest Peter Ballerstedt - expert on forage agronomy and much else relating to livestock.  There's been a lot of discussion of late with regard to livestock and climate impacts - and often the nutrient-density of animal foods is left out of the conversation. Here we have a short 20min chat on some of the key points regarding both, recorded when I caught up with Peter at Keto Salt Lake last April.  For those interested in the arena, there are good published papers HERE and HERE which cover the controversy. VIDEO PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT:
November 4, 2019
Ep43 from Monaco - How do you ensure a Nutrient-Dense Diet? Nutrita can help!
Before enjoying this podcast, please help by subscribing for free here: and help us to get the message out; it only takes a second - thank you! A short one today from Monaco, where I drove over to meet Raphi Sirtoli and Eduoard Soutzo, inventors of the just-released Nutrita webapp called Nutrita Pro. This bad boy will allow you to scan most food products with your phone - and immediately see if they are good for your health. The guys will be incorporating the all-powerful CAC Score into their system over time, which certainly got my attention! Something went wrong with Eduoard's autofocus so the visuals are impacted - but what the hell, maybe it hides our subtle imperfections! So access the power of the Nutrita app and start getting your nutrition in order ;-)   Nutrita
October 27, 2019
Podcast 42 - Don't Eat For Winter - Downfall via the Carb-Fat Combination
Before enjoying this podcast, please help by subscribing for free here: and help us to get the message out; it only takes a second - thank you! NOTE:  SOUND IS NOT FULL QUALITY UNTIL ~9 MINUTES IN (then it's saucy as usual!) Welcome to Episode 42, featuring a compelling #Irish guest! Cian Foley has learned first hand that nutrition is crucial in maintaining health and vitality. He has specifically realized that many of us have been unconsciously "eating for winter" - which is a VERY bad idea. His discoveries led to him writing the book "Don't Eat for Winter" - a fascinating account of his journey, and full of advice on how to optimize both your nutrition and your health! VIDEO PODCAST:
October 20, 2019
Podcast 41 Low Inflammation, High Healthy Fat Living - the Way to Go
Great conversation recently with Nick Paterson of - "Low Inflammation, High Fat Living".   Not everyone will like one of the core points made - that some people may have significant issues with eating dairy...!  But we must always openly discuss what may affect some people who are sensitive to certain foods - because they are the ones who will suffer, not everyone else...
October 1, 2019
Ep40 Dr Malcolm Kendrick the True Causes of Heart Disease are Not What You Think!
Finally got hold of the man who more than anyone, has deep-dived into the root causes of heart disease - without bias - just fixated with finding the truth. I'm of course referring to Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, who has created the 65-part (and growing) series "What Causes Heart Disease?". See index below for a gist of what we covered (hint - it was A LOT!) VIDEO PODCAST: INDEX/CONTENTS: 00:00:40 Are the causes we talk about “necessary and sufficient”? 00:04:45 What does Sickle Cell Disease prove about heart disease cause? 00:09:33 Kawasaki Disease illuminates the true causes of heart disease 00:14:45 Vein/artery differences, blood pressure & turbulence - speak volumes 00:20:14 Damage and repair – it’s the imbalance that is the problem 00:24:34 Steroids, inflammation and …Cushing’s Disease – what do they say? 00:28:12 Blood glucose, insulin resistance and their effects - a pivotal axis 00:31:54 Pollution, leaded petrol – and the surprising effect of Chelation 00:35:50 Bias, homocysteine, drug treatments - and the research world behaving badly 00:46:01 LDL importance…versus blood clotting factors 00:49:40 Atherosclerosis is the result of endothelial damage & blood clotting processes –root mechanisms 00:53:08 Sun, Nitric Oxide – and taking Viagra…! 00:56:53 Magnesium, salts, nitric oxide – and why your arteries fail you 01:02:06 Blood clotting is at the very core of heart disease – deep-dive 01:09:05 LDL, Lp(a) – and what cholesterol crystals in plaque really say! 01:15:05 Lp(a0, Vitamin C and Plasminogen – putting it all together 01:22:45 Familial Hypercholesterolemia….and what’s actually occurring all along 01:25:39 The mechanisms of statins and other drugs – beyond the old LDL story 01:34:48 “Well, they can’t all be wrong, can they?” – but history has shown how often this has been the case 01:43:04 We’re building a cathedral of wisdom - at least on the root causes of heart disease!
September 24, 2019
Ep39 Ivor Cummins on Stopping and Reversing Heart Disease at #RFR19
My short talk from Real Food Rocks in the UK - #RFR19.  VIDEO PODCAST WITH SLIDES: Big thanks to Dr. David and Jennifer Unwin for an amazing event with ~700 people in attendance in Brathay Hall Estate, Lake District. Due to constraints in the room size, in the the end I had to deliver the talk three times over the course of the day, and each time there was standing room only (see pic below :-). It was really great to see so many people wanting to take control of their heart health. Hope you enjoy, and remember that you gotta "Know Your Score!" Go to to get the latest on preventing heart attacks. It's crucial information for everyone, so please share the website as widely as possible - thanks!
September 18, 2019
Ep38 JOAN IFLAND: The Textbook on Processed Food Addiction
Met up with Joan Ifland after her excellent and inspiring talk at Low Carb Seattle; she wrote a landmark book on processed food addiction many years ago, after years of research into the phenomenon. She has now produced the definitive textbook on this problem, for training people in university and classroom settings (btw Dr. Robert Lustig is actually using her new textbook now in university-based courses). Find Joan at and her excellent services at As always, please help to support this podcast by visiting and importantly #sharing - to enable the masses to identify their heart disease and take action to stop it! TRANSCRIPT HERE: VIDEO PODCAST HERE:
September 11, 2019
Ep37 William Davis MD Cardiologist Reveals the Solutions to Modern Chronic Disease
Finally got to meet William Davis MD, cardiologist extraordinaire and author of the "Wheat Belly" series, "Track Your Plaque", "Undoctored" and many other superb books. A key focus of our discussion was something pivotal in nature - the holy grail if you will. Yes - I'm talking about stopping and reversing heart disease in the human!  VIDEO PODCAST: INDEX/CONTENTS TO FOLLOW TRANSCRIPT:
September 3, 2019
Ep36 Ted Naiman MD - Super Smart Nutrition and Medicine to Fix Chronic Disease
 Met up with Ted Naiman MD in Seattle - fast-paced chat covering some key health insights! Share to help others realize how it all works ;-)  VIDEO PODCAST:  INDEX/CONTENTS:   00:39   The best test for Future Risk – and the Millions who won’t get it 04:19  TOFI and Personal Fat Threshold Problems    06:57 Gabor Erdosi and Fat Inflammation taking them down young   09:21   Protein Power – and don’t you forget it   13:03 Fats that you might not want to eat too much of    14:42 Thyroid Issues and Hashimoto’s – Testing and Gluten Controversies   21:15 Finding the People who are going to die – and saving them    TRANSCRIPT:
August 20, 2019
Daily Bites #6 Bill Blanchet MD on Eliminating Heart Attacks
FULL VIDEO PODCAST: AUDIO PODCAST:—and-Much-More–Podcast-17-e3mdjh
August 15, 2019
Daily Bites #5 - Dr. Jay Wortman Diabetes Remission is Surprisingly Simple!
Daily Bites #5 - Dr. Jay Wortman Diabetes Remission is Surprisingly Simple! FULL PODCAST available at:
August 14, 2019
Daily Bites - Nadir Ali MD Houston Conference - CAC LCHF CVD T1 and T2 Diabetes Vegan and More
Daily Bites - Nadir Ali MD Houston Conference - CAC LCHF CVD T1 and T2 Diabetes Vegan and More
August 13, 2019
Daily Bites Pod - Reversing Calcification and Heart Disease - The basics!
 Monday's Daily Bite Mini-Pod - an excerpt from the Patrick Theut Podcast on reversing coronary calcification and heart disease - enjoy! Full Podcast and the full story right here:
August 12, 2019
Daily Bites - Ted Naiman, MD on THYROID TESTS
Okay the Daily Bites serializing the podcasts wasn’t massively popular – the suggestion was to instead release pearls randomly from all of the experts. So here we go – first up some great inputs on thyroid testing, from none other than Ted Naiman MD 🙂
August 12, 2019
Ep35 Beating Food Addiction - with Expert Robert Cywes MD PhD
Caught up with the compelling Robert Cywes MD in Seattle a while back - what followed was a vibrant discussion on how food addiction (especially carbohydrates in processed food) - can cut us off at the knees. Our obesity and chronic disease epidemic isn't an accident. There are causes, and they entrap people in a desperate spiral. Here Robert explains the how and the why behind the enslaving of the modern population. And he goes through the top tips to get out of this prison! As always, go to for the up-to-date information on identifying true heart attack risk. VIDEO PODCAST:  TRANSCRIPT:   Ep35-Beating-Food-Addiction-with-Expert-Robert-Cywes-MD-PhD.pdf 
August 10, 2019
Ep34 With Christopher Kelly - Heart Disease Resolution and...Heart Disease Reversal
At the recent Real Food Rocks festival (#RFR19), Christopher Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive asked me to chat about identifying, stopping and perhaps even reversing heart disease. No Problemo! Christopher will be releasing on their podcast in a couple of weeks, but he kindly offered for me to release it too.   VIDEO PODCAST:  INDEX/CONTENTS:  00:01:00 Is "Eat Real Food" the unifying phrase or approach for all?  00:02:20 A summary of Cardiovascular Disease - a modern disaster - Insulin and Glucose are central  00:05:35 Smoking down, toxic food supply up  00:06:33 The Glycocalyx revisited - and focal atherosclerosis  00:09:10 Cardiovascular Disease as an Autoimmune problem?  00:11:10 Know Your Score - a low versus a high score in CAC  00:13:00 CAC in the UK - demand is rising!  00:16:00 Crazy statistics on CAC and Risk - New 2018 Guidelines  00:19:00 What a zero CAC means - and the old "Soft Plaque" chestnut  00:20:50 Low Cholesterol with huge disease, super-high cholesterol with nearly no disease  00:22:10 Dealing with a high score - psychologically and otherwise  00:26:15 CAC - breast cancer and heart disease identification  00:30:00 New Documentary: Reversing CAC and heart disease  00:32:35 A new paradigm for the next decade - widespread CVD reversal?  00:37:00 Exciting new TV & Movie Format - spread worldwide?  00:42:00 Machine learning to predict degree of CVD in people? 
July 31, 2019
Ep33 Paul Saladino MD is a Carnivore Doctor What Does His Research Reveal?
The brilliant and articulate Paul Saladino MD - what a great discussion - see index below!  For full TRANSCRIPT:  VIDEO PODCAST:  00:00:51 Plant-Based good, Carnivore bad – it seems to most doctors 00:04:41 The baddest foods on the planet 00:08:04 Paleoanthropology – and how our bodies function best 00:12:48 The Vitamin C Conundrum - explained 00:18:00 Niacin and B Vitamins – what’s the real deal? 00:20:24 What about the QUALITY of the meat you eat? 00:25:01 Global Warming – where is meat seated in the controversy? 00:29:54 The wisdom of our ancestors 00:32:34 Cholesterol and particle numbers – LDLp and ApoB – is the risk rational? 00:41:17 CAC and really getting to the bottom of things 00:45:59 Thomas Dayspring & the credibility of ApoBB Bullets shooting up your arteries 00:52:40 CAC and the “focal nature of atherosclerosis” 00:54:42 Watch dietary changes on blood markers – but don’t discount carnivore benefits 00:56:49 Mikhaila Peterson, and the power of elimination in these diets 01:00:02 Plants can’t run away – but they do have Lectin Defences 01:03:42 Beans, brains and autoimmune neurological disorders 01:08:05 Rhonda Patrick and the benefits of sulforaphane – or not?? 01:11:20 Tucker Goodrich, 4-HNE, seed oils – and the value of plants? 01:14:37 The fiber thing, the Plant Paradox and Dr. Steven Gundry. 01:17:45 Methionine and Glycine balance – and aging mice – what gives? 01:21:15 ApoE4, cheese and tallow – a complex equation 01:25:22 Lipopolysaccharides, plants and autoimmune maladies 01:29:00 A challenge - show me a disease that is not autoimmune that is chronic 01:29:45 The least toxic plant foods – listed in fairness
July 24, 2019
Ep32 - Myopia and Eye Problems - How to Resolve via Resolution of Root Causes
 Episode 32 was one of my favorites - a fascinating discussion around the understanding and resolution of common vision problems. Jake is incredibly articulate and seriously up on the science. See for further excellent advice... As always, please visit and share to help others and support this podcast :-) INDEX: 00:00:39 Introduction and “What is Myopia” in simplified terms 00:08:51 Twitter arguments, orthodox dogmas and following the published science 00:12:25 What is your screen-use doing to your eyes? 00:18:13 The evolution of reading, and where myopia originated 00:22:33 Myopia epidemic in West and East – all over the world! 00:25:23 The “genetics” deceit – it overwhelmingly ain’t genetics 00:28:10 Macular Dengeneration – a different animal, more driven by sugar and seed oils 00:30:29 Fixing the Root Causes – practical interventions 00:32:42 Taking control – the fix is easy, but big business “sees it” differently! 00:36:12 Parallels with CAC – we want to help those who want to help themselves 00:37:43 Impacts on children, and retinal detachment / other knock-on effects 00:40:12 Investing in industries which profit from the lie 00:42:12 Astigmatism and “pre-existing” conditions – genuine eye defects 00:45:44 Closing arguments on resolving your own issues – taking control
July 17, 2019
Ep31 Dr Aseem Malhotra on Calcification and Heart Disease Reversal
Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a cardiologist who has treated or performed surgery on well over 10,000 patients in his career to date. In this episode Aseem discusses insights into Coronary Calcification, and we also discuss the potential to reverse heart disease and even the Coronary CAC score (with the right interventions of course).  Our feeling is that actual reversal of coronary disease may be the next big thing! VIDEO PODCAST:  Recorded in May 2019 at the PHCUK annual conference in the College of General Practitioners, London.
July 12, 2019
Podcast Ep30: John Madany MD – Hyperinsulinemia, CAC, Fatty Liver, Diabetes, CVD and more
This episode #30 features John Madany, MD - A Montana family practice doctor with super insights for resolving modern chronic disease! In this episode we focus on the scourge of hyperinsulinemia, and the power of understanding root cause and how to resolve the issues effectively! As always, you must know your disease level to know your risk - please visit and #SHARE the Website for heart disease awareness and prevention!
July 4, 2019
Ep29 - PD Mangan On Iron Disease and Premature Death - Watch Your Ferritin Levels!
Episode 29 - Full Version! Features PD Mangan who has authored the book "Dumping Iron" and "Stop the Clock" and several others. All contain super insights for resolving health issues and achieving a longer, more productive life. In this episode we focus on the detrimental effects of iron and iron metabolism on the body.  INDEX, VIDEO PODCAST and FULL TRANSCRIPT:   As always, you must know your disease level to know your risk - please visit and #SHARE the Website for heart disease awareness and prevention!
June 29, 2019
John Schoonbee of Swiss Re on Coronary Calcification CAC - and Staying Alive!
John Schoonbee, MD of Swiss Re is Chief Medical Officer for the Life and Health Division of Swiss Re, the world's largest Re-Insurer.  Re-Insurers "underwrite" big risks for the countless insurance companies around the world - so they have to know what they're doing!   Which brings us to Coronary Calcification and the CAC Score - which will become the new standard for identifying heart disease risk in high-value clients (as the stress test etc. have been shown to be very inadequate for the purpose.) This one is short and sweet - and gets to the heart of the matter! INDEX/CONTENTS:  00:24 Meet the Hundred-Million-Dollar Men (and Women!)  02:04 New ACC/AHA Guidelines lead the way - replacing Stress Tests with Real Tests  05:14 Money talks in the Insurance industry:  “A calcium score of zero would play a huge role for me.”  07:03 From saving people through to doing great business – CAC is on the way! 
June 23, 2019
Dave Feldman on LDL and All-Cause Mortality - Does Cholesterol Kill You?
 Dave Feldman with new data on LDL and....ALL CAUSE MORTALITY! Does Cholesterol kill you?  Well look and see...! TRANSCRIPT HERE: INDEX/CONTENTS: 00:00 Mining NHANES Database for LDL and Mortality data  02:30 Stratifying the data – to get the answer  04:10 And the answer? Does higher LDL shorten your life?  06:24 A discussion on “Reverse Causality” – could it confound?  10:38` The confounding of it all – LDL is riddled with correlation to bad things   13:15 What’s really going on with LDL  15:51 More opportunities like this in the future – with more mining! 
June 15, 2019
PODCAST Ep26 - Dr Paul Mason on Advanced Cholesterol Tests and Much Much More!
PODCAST Ep26 - Full version of conversation with super well-researched Australian doctor Paul Mason @DrPaulMason - recorded in Boulder, Colorado. We covered:  LDL-P, ApoB, Lipoprotein(a) / Lp(a), Oxidized LDL, Omega 6 Seed Oils, Gilbert's Syndrome, Antioxidants, Bilirubin, Glutathione, Carnitine versus Carnosine, Wheat Germ Agglutanin, GGT, CIMT, CAC, Glycation, Lectins, FODMAP, Magnesium, Selenium, CGM Continuous Glucose Monitors, Parkinson's Disease, and more! YOUTUBE VIDEO PODCAST HERE:  TRANSCRIPT: INDEX: 00:00:23 Some insights on the new cholesterol risk factor – Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a) 00:05:10 Discussion of the role which Oxidised LDL or oxLDL has in heart disease 00:08:32 Glycation damage to LDL – a crucial part of the heart disease problem? 00:09:52 Omega 6 vegetable or seed oils add to the inflammatory cascade of destruction 00:11:17 Oxidized LDL receptors and their place in the system 00:12:33 Gilbert’s Syndrome, Bilirubin and greatly reduced heart attack rates 00:14:50 Glycation, Antioxidants – Carnitine and Carnosine Distinction 00:18:27 The body’s master antioxidant – Glutathione – and the Importance of GGT 00:22:08 Medical school training in nutrition – sadly lacking for doctors? 00:24:23 LDL-P, ApoB100, LDL Receptor activity – the bottom lines 00:29:24 Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) versus Intimal Media Thickness (CIMT) 00:36:08 HbA1c and Fructosamine as risk factors 00:39:26 Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) and blood glucose fluctuations 00:42:05 Insulin measurements, HOMA IR and post-prandial spikes 00:45:58 CGM and problematic medications – rather fix root cause? 00:50:16 Let’s look at Lectins – the taxing toxins from plant world foods 00:56:21 Parkinson’s Disease and the Lectin Connection 00:59:46 Dr. Steven Gundry, poisonous beans, more lectins and the toxic ricin 01:04:27 FODMAP foods, GMO fun, WGA from wheats, lots of bad actors 01:08:07 Nuts! (and Magnesium, Selenium etc.) 01:11:20 Moving forward and emphasizing the core – Pareto-style
June 8, 2019
Ep25 Robert Lustig and Fat Emperor - The Bottom Line on Processed Food Toxicity
Needs no Introduction - the great Professor Robert Lustig on the real problems that we face in chronic disease (hint: it ain't "cholesterol"). In this podcast Robert reveals that he and his team have discovered the specific metabolite which gives sugar its dangerously damaging effects - it's all downhill from there. Sugar, refined carb and seed oils: the "unholy trinity" that sits at the processed-food center of modern chronic disease! Recorded in London at the PHCUK annual conference in the College of General Practitioners. VIDEO PODCAST:
May 22, 2019
Ep24 Keto Diet Miraculous Relief for Angelman Syndrome and Much More
Don’t miss this one – especially if you have any interest whatsoever in the dietary treatment of difficult conditions. Sybille Kraft-Bellamy’s son has “Angelman Syndrome” – a severe genetic condition which can be greatly mitigated via the use of a correctly formulated ketogenic diet. So too can many other challenging conditions.  Sybille is getting huge support from the authorities in France – a lesson for those in other countries…! VIDEO PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: Please visit and share for heart attack prevention!
May 22, 2019
Ep23 - The Science behind Human Carnivory - Can Carnivore Cure??
 Anyone interested in the science of carnivorous regimes for potential relief of skin conditions, Arthritis, Crohn's, IBS and many other autoimmune conditions...will not want to miss Episode 23. Today's podcast features Amber O'Hearn - arguably one of the most well versed in carnivore science out there. This diet is not for everyone, but the science behind it and potential benefits need to be discussed and debated widely!   As always, for finding out your level of heart disease and potential risk, go to and share the website to help others!  VIDEO PODCAST:  TRANSCRIPT:
May 19, 2019
Want to Reverse Your Calcification and Heart Disease? Here’s How! Ep21
 Want to Reverse Your Calcification and Heart Disease? Biochemist Patrick Theut put in 16,000 hours of study over many years in order to address and resolve his extensive heart disease issue. And he did it. Fat Emperor Podcast, Episode 21 reveals the solutions which enabled Patrick to reverse his calcification and disease process.   Patrick's super supplement:  TRANSCRIPT: VIDEO PODCAST: 
May 12, 2019
Sam Feltham - Low Carb and Public Health Collaboration UK
In today's podcast we have the vibrant Sam Feltham from the Public Health Collaboration ( - note that there are still some places available for the PHC conference coming up in London on 11th May (  We discuss Sam's extreme personal experiments with low carb and low fat, and many kernels of what action is required to recover population health. PHC worldwide expansion is coming in 2019 - watch this space!  VIDEO VERSION:  TRANSCRIPT: INDEX/CONTENTS:   00:00   Sam’s personal experiments with extremes of carb and fat intake – “giving yourself Metabolic Syndrome in a matter of weeks”   07:18   Randomized Control Trial results for Low Carb versus Low Fat – which overwhelmingly wins?  10:04   NICE guidelines in UK push high carb regime…   11:28  The Public Health Collaboration ( – origins and future   15:01   Dr. David Unwin’s “spoons of sugar equivalent” charts – endorsed now by NICE  17:09   CAC scanning Irish sports stars – shocking results – showing that glucose monitoring is key for those at high risk    19:18 PHC conference in London on the 11th and 12th of May, with Robert Lustig and Tom Watson, deputy leader of the UK Labour Party – don’t miss it!    22:17 PHC is going worldwide this year – whereupon the battle against “fake foods” will heat up   29:51   When will the truth about fake foods, sat fat, LDL and the rest be accepted worldwide?    33:32   PHC Conference 11th and 12th of  May in London – mark the date – and details of other events coming up in the UK 
April 30, 2019
Forever Young Club's Director Jim Kirwan Interviews Ivor Cummins
This is the very first Forever Young Club podcast with Director Jim Kirwan interviewing Ivor Cummins AKA The Fat Emperor. Ivor is also the Chief Program Officer for the Irish Heart Disease Awareness organisation ( and he is our first guest speaker at our seminars in Dublin [28 May] and Cork [30 May].  SEE THE WIDOWMAKER SHORT VERSION HERE:
April 24, 2019
Dr Andy Phung - Fixing Patient Problems with Great Science! Podcast 20
Dr. Andy Phung discovered the key elements of fixing his weight and metabolic issues. Now he's applying the science in his patient population, with stunning results. Find him at, where he posts on his continual successes. Changing the world - one patient at a time. Here we chat on his journey and insights gained - orthodox medicine teaches the piece-parts - whereas personal research integrates everything and resolves root cause !  VIDEO OF THIS PODCAST:  TRANSCRIPT/CONTENTS:
April 23, 2019
Gabor Erdosi on the Primary Issues Which Drive Disease - PODCAST Ep19 PART 2/2
 Gabor Erdosi - Master of Molecular Biology / Genetics and King of Root-Cause investigation. In Part two here we get Gabor's further insights on what underpins modern chronic disease rates - and the solutions. Need I say more?   VIDEO PODCAST:  This one was meaty and come in two parts - part one content here:   INDEX/CONTENT:  00:29     Ivor summary of Lipoprotein involvement in coronary artery disease  05:00     Gabor model of LDL influx and HDL efflux, intimately tied to immune system activation and the lymphatic system  15:08     The blood vessels as a huge “clearing-house” for damaged LDL  19:20       Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia – and understanding HDL’s importance  25:54      “Understanding healthy physiology is absolutely mandatory.” Tying the immune system response and hyperinsulinemia together  31:45       Gabor’s “unifying theory” of all maladies and diseases of civilization.   35:47       The Pareto Principle – and Gabor/Ivor’s advice to live long and strong 
April 18, 2019
Gabor Erdosi on the Primary Issues Which Drive Disease - Podcast 19.1
 Gabor Erdosi - Master of Molecular Biology / Genetics and King of Root-Cause investigation. We get Gabor's insights here on what underpins modern chronic disease rates - and the solutions. Need I say more? VIDEO PODCAST:  This one is meaty and comes in two parts - part one content see listing below. INDEX/CONTENT:  00:42  Gabor’s health transformation – starch digestion issues resulted in leaky gut, Ankylosing Spondylitis and other debilitating conditions – all resolved with science! 09:40  The central role that our internal barrier systems play – to prevent autoimmune diseases of all sorts 14:51   The things which can destroy your barrier function – inviting in disease 18:41   The Lymphatics system, the immunological role of visceral fat depots – and what “Beer Bellies” really mean 26:39  TOFI people and what’s going on in their guts – more on the all-important Lymphatic system role 34:05 Personal Fat Threshold (PFT) theory challenged 37:42 Cardiovascular causes and intro to part 2…  TRANSCRIPT:
April 16, 2019
Dr. Jay Wrigley on Women's Hormonal Issues - Weightloss and More - Podcast 18
In today's podcast release we focus primarily on women's issues. Dr' Jay Wrigley is expert in treating hormonal imbalance challenges and explains the nuances involved - this stuff is not simple! We also cover many other topics during the course of the conversation - enjoy! Dr. Wrigley's website: VIDEO PODCAST: Transcript/Index/Contents to follow
April 13, 2019
Bill Blanchet MD on Eliminating Heart Attacks...and Much More! Podcast #17
Bill Blanchet MD is a cardiologist, preventative intervention expert and also an exceptional expert in cardiovascular imaging.  He has near-eliminated heart attacks and repeat heart attacks in hi patients over the last 15+ years. Here we discus how he achieved this extraordinary feat - get ready for LOTS on intervention wisdom  - and some controversial ideas! :-)    Bill's webpage and details: VIDEO PODCAST: Note:  Transcript below is an interim copy which needs some cleaning up - sorry but too busy today to finish it - will do tomorrow!
April 12, 2019
Why the War on Meat??? Find out here from Dr. Gary & Belinda Fettke Podcast #16
 Why the War on Meat??? Find out here from Dr. Gary & Belinda Fettke Podcast #16
April 7, 2019
Heard some Krazy Keto Myths? Luis Villasenor of Ketogains Clears Them Up! Podcast #15
Heard some Krazy Keto Myths?  Luis Villasenor of Ketogains Clears Them Up!  Podcast #15  Caught up with Luis Villasenor of Ketogains fame - at Low Carb Mallorca. Great conversation on many myths concerning Keto and muscle building, and other aspects of keto diet for optimal health. Sound quality not amazing, and I've changed to a new model of lapel mic after this experience - need directional designs to cut out the background!  VIDEO PODCAST:  TRANSCRIPT: INDEX/CONTENTS: 00:00 Protein and Carbohydrate and Insulin’s effects in building muscle 06:33 The average person is different than the elite bodybuilder – how to use protein properly 12:44 Challenges with aging and muscle maintenance, fat avoidance    15:37 The power of Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF)    18:55 The importance of eating for “nutrient density”    20:00 A calorie is of course not just a calorie – and corporate influences   25:40 Protein and cancer? The MTOR discussion   30:08 The war for and against Low Carb diets continues 
April 2, 2019
Dr. Gearoid O'Laoi, Irish Pathologist - on strategies to achieve health - Podcast Ep14
 Dr. Gearoid O'Laoi is an Irish doctor and Histopathologist who embraced #LCHF 5 years ago - to stunning effect. He is extremely well-researched and shares many insights in our rambling conversation here(!). Gearoid is also a proponent of the Calcium Scan, with a zero score at 63 years of age. He has seen much calcium buildup in the many autopsies he has conducted, and knows the power of the scan to save lives, if only it was widely deployed.  The best place to catch up with Gearoid is on Twitter:  @Gearoidmuar   INDEX/CONTENTS:  00:01:08 Intro  00:02:09 Bias in science and data – associations versus experiments – doing it right  00:10:36 Vegans, meats and fats – a chat on some of the studies  00:17:15 Israelis and Omega Six fats, sugar and sat fats, ApoE4 exceptions  00:21:40 Fat fathers and the secrets of losing weight   00:28:24 Depression lifts with low carb, meat and veg…  00:33:19 Cheeses, Terrines and Cholesterol effects  00:35:49 Atherosclerosis mechanisms – and why it appears in specific spots in arteries  00:40:46 Blood Pressure, salt effects – and bears in winter  00:46:08 Sugar, Fructose and the Obesity Trigger  00:48:22 LDL particles versus Insulin, Metabolic Syndrome and the primary root causes  01:00:10 Using your Gut – and the practice of Proctology  01:01:29 Limitations of the human brain in screening pathology samples; cancer - and Legionnaire’s Disease  01:10:43 Avoiding sickness - the importance of a healthy, nutrient-dense diet  01:14:27 Atheroma, calcification, sugar and smoking  01:23:40 Atherosclerosis, calcification, exceptions that prove the rule, Type 1 Diabetes fixes   01:29:02 Some amusing anecdotes to finish – and James Joyce 
March 30, 2019
Breast Cancer Risk - Most Important Steps to Reduce it Greatly? Podcast #13
Cancer is a huge disease threat in the modern era, and causes untold suffering. Breast cancer is a particularly bad affliction affecting so many women. In today's Podcast Short, I pull up a few scientific studies relating to the matter.  Just as with Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and many other chronic diseases of modernity, it is more important to focus on Insulin/Glucose dynamics and other measures of metabolic health - rather than just BMI and Obesity... TRANSCRIPT: VIDEO PODCAST: 
March 28, 2019
How to discover your true Heart Disease Risk? Podcast Short #12
How to discover your true Heart Disease Risk? Podcast Short #12 VIDEO VERSION:  - Is the CAC Score the ultimate risk decider for the "middle-risk" majority out there? Why isn't it used everywhere, to help save the most at risk? - Does soft plaque need an Angiogram to see - does it matter much in any case?  - Is radiation a concern - or a sneaky distraction from the truth? Find out in today's Podcast Short ! PDF of the TRANSCRIPT to follow...
March 26, 2019
#Irish Cardiologist with Heart Disease and Scanning Insights - Podcast #11
#Irish Cardiologist with Heart Disease and Scanning Insights - Podcast #11 VIDEO VERSION OF THIS PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT: INDEX/CONTENTS: 00:00:49 Dr. Barrett’s background and entry into high-tech scanning and preventative cardiology 00:03:04 Scanning technology and the screening power it can deliver 00:06:37 Recognizing coronary symptoms – and the tragic reality 00:11:45 A cardiologist’s nutritional advice for heart attack prevention 00:20:26 Vegetable oils – are they a heart-healthy fat? Where we all went wrong over the decades 00:25:36 Dietary Guidelines - “the definition of intelligence is to be able to hold two competing ideas in your mind at the one time.” 00:26:56 Patients who do extremely well and transform their health – are they following the standard guidelines? 00:32:29 Current doctors/cardios and their grasp of root causes – how is it? 00:39:43 Drugs in heart disease treatment 00:44:39 CAC blows away the risk factors – even age (this most powerful risk factor) 00:47:42 Blood risk factors and their utility 00:52:34 Saving lives and money with CAC 00:55:51 Drug company business models 01:00:38 Digital technology in prevention e.g. Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM’s) 01:02:36 Doctors need to learn more about the primary root causes e.g. insulin resistance 01:07:27 Wrap-up and hope for the future ! GET THE BOOK: Supported by
March 23, 2019
What's the Real Story with Cholesterol and Heart Disease? Podcast Ep9
What's the Real Story with Cholesterol and Heart Disease? Podcast Ep9 Ok guys, due to popular demand - a brief summary of some key aspects relating to cholesterol in heart disease - just 15mins to cover the basics :-) VIDEO PODCAST: TRANSCRIPT:
March 21, 2019
Sinning with Seed Oils - are Vegetable Oils Healthy? Tucker Goodrich Podcast #10
Sinning with Seed Oils - are Vegetable Oils Healthy? Tucker Goodrich Podcast #10 TRANSCRIPT: Key posts by Tucker on seed / vegetable oils:
March 19, 2019
Can Carnivore Diets be Effective Medicine? Mikhaila Peterson reveals all - Podcast #8
Dropped in to Amber O'Hearn's and managed to catch up with none other than Mikhaila Peterson. We of course discussed the extraordinary affect that certain elimination diets can have on a range of profound autoimmune illnesses. Yes we're talking about the new kid on the nutritional block - the Carnivore Diet.What struck me most was the logical approach and sheer determination she displayed in decoding the root causes in a highly complex personal situation. This is an incredibly difficult thing to achieve - especially when under the influence of neurological issues related to your condition. In short - amazing stuff.I trust that you will find the conversation as compelling as I did - there is so much we don't know - but then there is what works. And "what works" is of course crucial - when faced with the most severe challenges in your life! TRANSCRIPT: INDEX?CONTENTS: 00:35 Mikhaila’s scary story from the early years 06:18 Suicidal thoughts, chronic fatigue, resilience and fighting back 10:11 Autoimmune, skin conditions and diet’s role 16:26 Diet inducing 85% improvement in arthritis and symptoms 22:31 Father Jordan becomes intrigued by transformation, great progress but Soy destroys! Amazing “lag times” before the food factor hits 29:32 Trajectory to the ultimate-elimination Carnivore diet – “needs must”. 39:12 The art of problem-solving applied. 41:54 It ain’t the exercise peeps. Mood-enhancement and happiness through diet. 46:58 C.Difficile and microbiome transplants 49:22 Vitamin and mineral deficiencies? 52:39 Power of elimination, dairy issues, ApoE4 notes – conclusion “we’re doing good – crazy good in the end”
March 16, 2019
Ep7 - Ken Berry MD on the “Lies My Doctor Told Me”
Ken D Berry, MD is a Family Physician, Speaker and Author based near Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Ken has been practicing Family Medicine in rural Tennessee for over a decade. He is board certified in Family Medicine, and has been awarded the degree of Fellow, by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Having seen over 20,000 patients during his career of all ages, he is uniquely qualified to write on both acute and chronic diseases. More and more, Dr. Berry has focused on the chronic diseases caused by the Standard American Diet and Lifestyle, and has made it his mission to turn the tide on the epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes, chronic inflammation and dementia. TRANSCRIPT:    INDEX/CONTENT 00:00:41 “Lies My Doctor Told Me” - new edition releasing 00:03:17 Wholegrains are healthy for the serfs? 00:06:19 Vegetable Oils will help population health? What about Milk and Dairy? 00:15:26 Best basic blood tests to flag our epidemics 00:30:30 Best way to assess cardiovascular risk 00:33:49 Core actions to take for health – works for almost anyone 00:48:46 The weight-loss lies – and the best exercise 00:57:55 Cholesterol put into context 00:59:12 “No matter what age, you are always an athlete” 01:04:36 The clever guys who took their own advice to age gracefully 01:08:00 Hashimoto's and thyroid, autoimmune afflictions and the immune system as “a hive of angry bees” 01:16:04 Wrapping it up – diet and nutrition is king
March 13, 2019
Ep6 - Podcast Short on Fatty Liver Enzyme GGT - Don't Die from Ignorance!
Today we talk about the important Liver Marker GGT  - don't ignore an elevated GGT guys - you may pay dearly for your negligence ! TRANSCRIPT:
March 13, 2019
Ep4 Calcification CAC Studies with important-to-know Outcomes - to avoid that heart attack
March 9, 2019
Ep5 - Amy Berger on Alzheimer's and Insulin Related Disease
Amy Berger has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).  She is the author of “The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.” Her specific areas of interest include using low carb and ketogenic diets as nutritional therapies for diabetes (both type 2 and type 1), obesity, PCOS, migraines, acid reflux/GERD, cardiovascular disease, and neurological & neurodegenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy). INDEX/CONTENT: 01:36 Jordan Peterson retweeting Amy’s Houston talks 02:47 Amy’s background and the genesis of her book “The Alzheimer’s Antidote” 06:10 The increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s, in younger and younger people 09:53 What’s going wrong in Alzheimer’s 14:41 Diet and glucose/insulin dynamics in the disease 19:03 Type 3 Diabetes – Diabetes of the brain 22:50 The Amyloid Angle 31:28 ApoE4 people and Alzheimer’s 42:15 Insulin dynamics in many disease 47:10 Optimum diets to prevent or alleviate Alzheimer’s 54:57 Are some people overly obsessed with diet and living to over 100? TRANSCRIPT:
March 9, 2019
Ep3 Dr. Jay Wortman on reversing diabetes and more
Dr. Wortman has worked in family medicine, public health, medical administration and research. He has held senior management positions in Health Canada in Ottawa and Vancouver. For the past 15 years he has worked with low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet in both the research and practice settings. One of his studies was the subject of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary film, “My Big Fat Diet”. Dr. Wortman is a frequent presenter on the benefits of a low carbohydrate high fat diet at scientific meetings and continuing medical education events. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Atkins Nutritionals Inc. Dr. Wortman currently practices in West Vancouver where he uses a low carb high fat diet for the treatment of metabolic and inflammatory conditions. TRANSCRIPT: CONTENT/INDEX: 00:00:48 Jay puts his newly-discovered Type 2 Diabetes into remission and starts losing weight with ease – after solving the problem from first principles 00:07:32 The challenge with mainstream high-carb dogma; dietitians behaving badly 00:12:06 Fixing what is essentially a “food intolerance”, and revising the guidelines so that all may benefit 00:20:06 Cholesterol “hyper-responders” – whether to worry about LDL rising on Low Carb 00:23:37 Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC), versus the “surrogate” blood test markers 00:25:57 The slow-motion tragedy of modern food destroying indigenous populations 00:31:48 Rodents or humans – it is diet which drives most disease 00:41:51 Insulin and Leptin 00:47:11 The people are at fault – due to laziness and gluttony? Addictive-substance challenges in the obesity and diabetes epidemic 00:56:40 Tinfoil Hat time – the realities of corporate business practices in the recent decades… 01:02:51 Add in the Vegan agenda to confuse things further 01:15:10 Crippling costs, the wisdom of the people and changing the guidelines; towards a tipping-point
March 1, 2019
Episode 2 - Dr. Scott Murray, Cardiologist - on Heart Attack Prevention
Dr. Scott Murray is a research cardiologist with exceptional experience in interventional and preventative cardiology. He is a particular expert in the field of cardiac imaging, and has published many papers on the compelling findings from both his invasive and non-invasive studies. Dr. Murray is the current president of the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). I met Scott at the Johnstown estate in County Meath, Ireland, where I had just addressed the National Institute of Preventive Cardiology of Ireland (NIPC) conference (before participating in an on-stage debate about saturated fat and nutritional guidelines - that was fun, as you can imagine!).  Scott and I took the time out to have a quick chat while our wives walked in the extensive hotel grounds. We focused particularly on the latest 2018 American College of Cardiology (ACC) cardiovascular disease guidelines - which have recently given a coveted "2A" evidence level rating for the use of Coronary Artery Calcium scoring (CAC). We also cover several other topics around cardiac Imaging - such as CAC versus CTCA, ability to detect "soft plaque" using CAC - and of course what all the numbers mean for risk of heart attack and all-cause mortality.
February 15, 2019
Episode 1 - The Fat Emperor Podcast - Intro and Teaser Clips !
Hi All The Fat Emperor Podcast is on the way!  We have a pile of episodes already completed, and will release series on a weekly basis before the end of February. Sometimes we will release an extra episode during the week, depending on other activity! Also there will be two to three "Pod Shorts" per week - these will be 5 to 10 minute sessions, supporting or debunking the latest science being touted in the media. Also covered will be key health-related topics and tips - and simplified summaries of scientific publications that have core lessons for us all to heed! Please subscribe and share this Podcast widely, so that others can benefit. This is a free service to give great health advice in an entertaining format. We are enabled to produce this due to support from the Irish Heart Disease Awareness charity, which advocates the widespread use of the cardiac CT scan that delivers your CAC Score. If you are middle-aged and middle-risk, you've got to "Know your Score!" Best Ivor
February 15, 2019
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