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304: Is THIS Cooking Oil Killing Us? Dr Cate Shanahan & Dr. Gundry discuss

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No matter how committed you are to healthy eating, unfortunately, there’s a good chance your pantry contains at least one of these incredibly sneaky and dangerous ingredients. I’m talking about vegetable oils, like corn, peanut, safflower, soybean and more. 

In fact, about one third of Americans’ caloric intake comes from these toxic seed oils – yet most people don’t know what they even are, or how they impact health. 

For example, my guest reveals that consuming a large serving of french fries—cooked in vegetable oil—delivers the toxicity of smoking 24 cigarettes!

My guest today is Dr. Cate Shanahan, a Cornell-trained biochemist turned family physician and New York Times bestselling author. In her groundbreaking new book, “Dark Calories: How Vegetable Oils Destroy Our Health and How We Can Get It Back,” Dr. Shanahan exposes how seed oils are sabotaging our health, and provides a blueprint for taking back control.

We explore how these vegetable oils made their way into almost every pantry in America (if you guessed low cost and high profit, you’re on to something!), the shocking evidence linking these oils to serious disease, and what you can do to eliminate them from your diet for good.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • The surprising process seed oils undergo to even be considered “edible” (3:51)
  • The origins of the myth that saturated fat is unhealthy (and why it’s actually NOT true) (7:50)
  • How you’ve been LIED to by the American Heart Association (and other health organizations) (17:32)
  • The surprising truth about cholesterol (and why it’s not the enemy it’s made out to be) (19:57)
  • How consuming seed oils compares to smoking cigarettes! (and the surprising way they’re both destroying your health) (20:26)
  • The deadly condition exacerbated by seed oils (and how it may be the root cause of many other ailments) (21:22)
  • Why feeling “hangry” could indicate a much deeper health issue (and how never to feel victim to cravings or hunger pains again) (23:22)
  • The 2-week jumpstart plan you can begin today to help reverse metabolic damage (30:25)

Disclaimer: While Dr. Gundry invites a diverse range of experts on his podcast and generally agrees with Dr. Cate Shanahan’s perspectives, it is important to note that their views may not always fully align. While Dr. Shanahan expresses concerns about many seed oils, Dr. Gundry strongly recommends perilla oil—derived from a seed—based on scientific research for its incredible health benefits. As always, we encourage you to conduct your own research and make informed decisions.

Mentioned on this episode:

Dark Calories” by Dr. Cate Shanahan

More About Dr. Cate Shanahan: 

Cate Shanahan, MD “The Energy Guru” is a Cornell-trained physician-scientist whose works have inspired entire movements involving bone broth, live-culture ferments, and seed oil-free business empires. Together with NBA legend Gary Vitti, she created the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program, which has been emulated by elite championship teams around the world. She has dedicated her career to exposing the truth about a decades old campaign of health misinformation and opening the door to an honest conversation about how anyone can reclaim their health. She runs a health-education website, DrCate.com, a telehealth practice, and lives with her family on a peaceful lake in Florida. 

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Episode Transcript:

Ep 304 Transcript

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”