Chronic Disease, Heart Disease and Saturated Fats with Dr. John Whitcomb – FAM 035

Welcome!  I’m excited to introduce today’s guest, Dr. John Whitcomb, who is my personal doctor.  He is a brilliant and talented physician and functional medicine practitioner in Brookfield, WI, and he has a long and distinguished career.  He grew up in India as the son of missionaries, then attended Johns Hopkins University and Yale Medical School.  He is board-certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, disaster medicine, and holistic and integrative medicine.  He is board-certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and has completed the only masters’ program in Metabolic and Functional Medicine at the University of South Florida.  Dr. John is currently completing a masters’ program in Integrative Cancer Care.  Join us for this exciting conversation!

While practicing emergency medicine, Dr. John realized that doctors were waiting too late to treat illnesses instead of going back to the source to find out what is causing the disease.  He has traced several of the most common chronic illnesses in the US to ONE SOURCE.  That source is dysfunctional glucose metabolism.  Listen to learn the relationship between blood sugar and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and kidney failure.

Dr. John says that Americans have been distracted concerning heart disease by blaming high cholesterol.  “It’s disordered glucose metabolism and carbohydrates that are the fundamental enemy of health.”

In this episode, Dr. John discusses the following topics related to high cholesterol:

  • When we eat more carbs than we need, the liver turns them into fat, then sends them via the bloodstream to various fat storage cells all over the body.  Dr. John has an easy-to-understand analogy to help anyone understand this concept.
  • The relationship between HDL and LDL is crucial to understanding fat metabolism.
  • High cholesterol can be “fixed” in under a month by simply eliminating carbs from the diet.  
  • Dr. John shares his personal experience with lowering his cholesterol numbers by eating a 70% fat diet!  Listen to hear what he recommends.
  • The AHA and ADA have convinced Americans that saturated fats are the cause of high cholesterol and related illnesses.  This simply isn’t true, and the truth is finally beginning to be told in medical journals.
  • Know your “dashboard data.”  Dr. John says the numbers to notice are blood sugar, hemoglobin a1c, HDL, and insulin level.
  • Dr. John’s ketogenic (high-fat) diet consists mostly of eggs, butter, and cheese.
  • If you control your lipid metabolism, your body fat, and insulin level, then the inflammation is low, and your risks for leading chronic diseases are lowered.
  • Two cautions on a ketogenic diet are making sure you get enough salt in your diet and making sure you don’t eat too much protein.

Dr. John has fascinating information to share that will challenge what we have all been taught about diet and nutrition.  Join us to hear his explanations and experiences!

 

Now it’s your turn!

 

WHAT changes have you made in your diet? 

HOW have those changes affected your health? 

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle? 

WHO do you want to hear from?

 

Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.  

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!

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