Real Health Conversations
Real Health Conversations (Formerly Low-Carb Conversations) is hosted by Holly Jean Mullen, FNTP and features a variety of voices in the world of modern nutrition and health science, expressing many different points of view.

Welcome to Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Holly Jean Barrett, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioners.

Our guest this week is the leading authority on Nutrition and Human metabolism Dr. Cate Shanahan. A board-certified Family Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience, and NY Times bestselling author of The FatBurn Fix, Deep Nutrition and Food Rules, her expertise is fixing the underlying problems that cause metabolic damage and inflammation, leading to autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer and accelerated aging processes.

Dr. Cate discusses her philosophy on Nutrition and how it is more about what you should eat rather than what you should not. From her own experience with a mysterious illness, she learned, first hand, exactly how much she was not taught in medical school when it comes to health and nutrition. When she radically changed her diet, she started to recover. After years of study, she discovered a terrifying truth: Almost all of us live in a kind of medical experiment that feeds Big Agriculture and the Hospital and Health Insurance systems, who all benefit the sicker we get.

Did you know 60% of most diets are devoid of nutrition and full of toxins? You can not make healthy cells without nutrients and, on top of that, toxins deplete our nutrient stores even further. Dr. Cate talks about how lack of nutrition and consumption of toxins not only leads us down a disease pathway, but also expedites the aging process. She discusses her formula for anti-aging as well as what oils to cook with and what happens when you eat rancid fats.

Be sure to visit the resources link below – Dr. Cate has included some helpful downloads for our listeners, including The FatBurn Factor worksheet, which includes a self-assessment quiz, Hypoglycemia Assessment Worksheet, Snacking Assessment Worksheet, and Hunger Assessment Worksheet.

These resources are a useful introduction to the kinds of tools Dr. Cate uses in her own practice and that she built into the programs described in Deep Nutrition and The FATBURN Fix. By reading those books, you’ll be able to best exploit these tools to improve your metabolism and track its improvement.
You’ll be benefitting from the same strategies and techniques she has used to naturally optimize the health and performance of some of the top athletes in the world and thousands of patients who thought they would never be free of prescriptions.




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Low-Carb Conversations Production by Kevin Kennedy-Spaien of Disc Of Light Media. Theme and interstitial music: Out of It (Rambling Man Remixes) by Andrew Bowden (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. Ft: Brad Sucks