How coronavirus kills “healthy” people, with Cate Shanahan, M.D.
Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board certified Family Physician. Her expertise is diet-driven disease, specifically the twin roles of PUFAs and sugar in promoting weight gain, insulin resistance, prediabetes and other common diet-driven conditions. Her passion is educational programs that improve productivity & reduce employer healthcare costs by cultivating healthy habits at the individual and organization-wide levels.
After getting her BS in biology from Rutgers University, she trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University’s graduate school before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She practiced in Hawaii for ten years where she studied ethnobotany and her healthiest patient’s culinary habits. She applied her learning and experiences in all these scientific fields to write Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. Together with Dr. Tim DiFrancesco and NBA legend Gary Vitti, she created the PRO Nutrition program for the LA Lakers and helped forge a partnership between Whole Foods Market and numerous NBA teams. In May of 2018 she begin Director of Metabolic Health for ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, a progressive, family run company interested in saving money by betterment of health.
8:50 Start of podcast
10:20 Coronavirus and metabolic health.
11:30 Who is getting sick with Coronavirus?
22:55 The problem with medical specialities.
24:05 Pneumonia and ARDS.
30:15 Polyunsaturated fat(seed oils).
33:58 How to protect ourselves(and others) from Coronavirus.
35:37 Metabolic health and our immune system.
36:43 How do vegetable oils lead to insulin resistance?
44:50 The brain and the regulation of blood sugar.
47:46 The composition of fatty acids.
53:08 Cate and the president of the CIA.
58:50 Is canola oil healthy for us?
1:00:00 How does Canola oil lower LDL cholesterol.?
1:04:30 Oxidation of fats.
1:06:30 Mitochondria and fat oxidation.
1:10:45 What is the function of your metabolism?
1:13:50 Does Cate ever do red blood cells fatty acid analyses?
1:20:12 Are carbohydrates a detriment to our metabolic health?
1:23:50 The issue with Ancel Keys and the demonization f fat.
1:25:35 Are Omega 3 fatty acids beneficial?
1:29:13 Where to find Cate’s work?
1:31:20 What is the most radical thing Cate has done recently?