Debate: Seed Oils And Heart Disease With Tucker Goodrich and Matthew Nagra, ND



In this special episode, Simon Hill hosts 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.

Matt and Tucker cover a variety of topics and studies, and you’re guaranteed to learn something from the suite of evidence presented and analysed.


a sneak Peek at What's Discussed

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

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Meet the Author

Simon Hill

Host of the Plant Proof podcast, nutritionist, sports physiotherapist, creator of blog and author of The Proof is in the Plants. The Proof is in the Plants is my first book, and it walks through the science of eating for a healthier you and a healthier planet. It contains the agenda-free information that we all need to become more conscious of how our daily food choices affect our body and the world around us.

My philosophy is simple. We live in an environment that makes it incredibly hard to follow an evidence-based dietary pattern, an environment that in many ways sets us up for failure. Rather than waiting for this environment to change, or waiting to experience pain, I want to arm you with evidence-based solutions. This will help you better navigate the world in which we live and improve your chance of living a long, healthy life, allowing you to do more of whatever it is you love to do.

It took me a master’s in Nutrition and years of research to understand the science and how our food choices are shaped. However, I believe that this information should be easily accessible to everyone.

This isn’t about dietary labels or agendas. It’s a space to honour science, to honour learning as a community and to encourage progress over perfection. If you want to upgrade your health and tread more lightly on the planet, I am here to help you do that.


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