In Episode #37, I sat down for the second time with Dr Michelle McMacken (previous guest on Episode #2) to talk about the science behind eating for longevity. This is one of my favourite episodes so far in terms of breaking down the science, clearing the confusion, and helping us all understand what we should be eating more and less of. Grab a pen and paper…you’re going to want to take notes and probably listen more than once!
We talked about Michelle’s project, which offers plant-based food programmes to outpatients with chronic diseases, and the science behind saturated fat and cholesterol and their contributions to disease. Michelle explained the specific types of fat and cholesterol we need to worry about, sources of healthy fats, and the science of the paleo and keto diets. She also talked about type 2 diabetes and how to manage it nutritionally. Connect with Michelle on Instagram.
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More about Dr Michelle McMacken
Dr Michelle McMacken is a board-certified internal medicine physician and assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. A graduate with honours of Yale University and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, she practises primary care internal medicine, directs a weight management programme, and teaches doctors-in-training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. In 2014, Dr McMacken received an NYU fellowship grant to develop an evidence-based nutrition curriculum for her physician colleagues, and she is committed to educating patients, doctors, and the public about the power of healthful eating for disease prevention and reversal. Dr McMacken has received the faculty ‘Teacher of the Year’ award three times and has been featured on the Rich Roll Podcast, ForksOverKnives.com, Sirius Doctor Radio, and MindBodyGreen.com, as well as in several documentary films including What The Health, From the Ground Up, and Code Blue.
- Study of saturated fat’s effect on the anti-inflammatory properties of high-density lipoproteins and endothelial function
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) functionality and its relevance to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
- Quality Over Quantity: The Role of HDL Cholesterol Efflux Capacity in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease