“If it’s made in a factory, skip it. If it’s made in nature, eat it.” – Dr. Joel Kahn
Diet has become a controversial topic, and people quickly turn confrontational. From the carnivore diet to keto to veganism, chances are that talking publicly about what you eat will be met with opposition. So how can you navigate these conversations and figure out the best diet for you?
Today I’m joined by integrative cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn. After years as a traditional cardiologist, Joel committed to a plant-based vegan diet, changed his focus, and started a practice devoted to preventative medicine.
In this episode, Joel shares his approach to heart health and how he counsels patients to treat disease ten years before a heart attack. We talk about Joel’s lifelong interest in nutrition, the simple rule that we should all be following when it comes to diet, what research shows about how different diets affect the body, what you need to know before taking statins, Joel’s testing recommendations, and more.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, so it’s essential to do as much as possible to support your heart health. This was a fantastic interview, and I learned a lot. Enjoy the episode!
About Dr. Joel Kahn
At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his commitment to a plant-based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics, and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based anti-aging diet, inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.
One of the world’s top cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn, has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle. Now is the time to focus on educating the public to eat clean, sweat clean, and apply cutting-edge science to their lifestyle.
-Making a move from traditional cardiology to a focus on preventative medicine
-Dr. Joel’s lifelong interest in studying nutrition
-The simple rule that we should all be following when it comes to diet
-What research shows about the benefits of plant-focused diets
-Why we need to take a more personalized approach to statins
-Testing you should consider before taking statins
-Post-menopausal hormone therapy for heart disease prevention
-The connection between your hormones and cardiovascular health
-How you can work with Dr. Joel Kahn
-Dr. Joel’s testing recommendations
Connect with Dr. Joel Kahn
Dr. Joel Kahn’s Website | DrJoelKahn.com
Dr. Joel Kahn’s Clinic | Kahn Longevity Center
Dr. Joel Kahn on Instagram | @DrJKahn
Dr. Joel Kahn on YouTube | Dr.Kahn Productions
Dr. Joel Kahn’s Podcast | Heart Doc VIP with Dr. Joel Kahn
Dr. Joel Kahn’s Books | View Books Here
Dr. Joel Kahn on The Joe Rogan Experience | Interview with Joe Rogan
Dr. Kahn’s Joe Rogan Experience Podcast Reference Guide | Dr. Kahn’s Reference Guide
Mentioned In This Episode
Dean Ornish | Ornish Lifestyle Medicine
John Robbins’ Book | Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth
T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell’s Book | The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
Global Burden of Disease | (GBD 2019)
GG Pure | Supplement for Statin Users
Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication | Learn More
Avrum Bluming & Carol Tavris’ Book | Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer
Academic Article | Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy for Cardiovascular Health: The Evolving Data
Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract | View Products
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