Tucker Goodrich and Matthew Nagra

Debate: Seed oils and heart disease | Tucker Goodrich and Dr Matthew Nagra

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In this special episode, I host a debate on seed oils and heart disease risk between Tucker Goodrich and Dr Matthew Nagra.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in many Western countries, and there are some conflicting views when it comes to causes of CVD. It’s important to consciously step outside of the echo chamber modern life puts us in, and I hope this is the first of many science-based debates on The Proof.

The proposition for this debate is “It is more reasonable to believe that seed oils are beneficial rather than harmful for coronary heart disease risk”. Tucker Goodrich takes the position of disagree, and Dr Matthew Nagra takes the position of agree.

Tucker Goodrich has an incredibly successful background in technology and finance. Having faced medical issues that were not helped by the healthcare system, he took his health into his own hands and grew a passion for nutrition science in the process. He now independently researches health issues and raises awareness of these issues.

Dr Matthew Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor who focuses on bringing the most up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition information to his patients. He is certified in plant-based nutrition and graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2018, having previously completed his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Victoria.

My role in this debate is simply to moderate: to remain impartial and ensure that the debate remained on track with the agreed upon guidelines. I don’t offer my view, but rather provide a space where Tucker and Matt can present and debate their cases in a controlled fashion.

Matt and Tucker cover a variety of topics and studies, and I’m sure you’ll learn something from the suite of evidence presented and analysed.

Topics covered include:

  • The translation of findings from epidemiology to randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
  • Is there a threshold where linolic acid consumption goes from beneficial to harmful?
  • Oxidised LDL and mechanism of atherosclerosis
  • Linoleic acid rich oils compared to olive oil
  • And much more.

It’s up to the listener to decide which case is more compelling. Both parties offer a lot to think about, and I encourage you to step out of the echo chamber and enter this conversation with an open mind before coming to a conclusion.

To hear more from Tucker Goodrich, you can find him on Twitter or via his website. You can connect with Dr Matthew Nagra on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and on his website.

This episode is available exclusively on YouTube, where you’ll also find my other episodes. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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Enjoy, friends.


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More about Tucker Goodrich

Tucker Goodrich is a Wall Street technology extraordinaire and independent researcher of health issues. Following a stroke-like event at 38 and twenty years of gastrointestinal issues that culminated in acute diverticulitis, it became clear that the healthcare system was failing him. He decided to take his health into his own hands, turning to medical science that led him to the conclusion that seed oils are the cause for many, if not all, modern diseases. He has spent the past decade raising awareness on the dangers of seed oils for human health.

More about Dr Matthew Nagra

Dr. Matthew Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor devoted to bringing the most up-to-date evidence-based nutrition information to his patients at his clinic in Vancouver. In 2018 he graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after completing his Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology at the University of Victoria. He’s certified in plant-based nutrition through eCornell and the T Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies. Dr. Nagra is also a public speaker and is known for his content across multiple social media platforms, where he often tackles misinformation around diet and nutrition, and deep dives into the latest nutrition research.

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