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146: Eat MORE foods, worry LESS

by | Mar 29, 2021 | 4 comments

Calories in, calories out… 

Dietary cholesterol will raise your cholesterol levels… 

Eating fat will make you fat…

I’m sure you’ve heard all of these before. 

Well, my guest today says these so-called “diet truths” are anything BUT true.

He’s Tim Spector, an expert in gut health and a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London. He’s also the author of the bestselling book The Diet Myth. His newest book out in paperback is Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong

And on today’s episode, Tim and I are going to bust these myths WIDE open, explain why breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day, and talk about one much-maligned food that’s actually GREAT for your health.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The SHOCKING reason most diets fail (1:45)
  • A “hunter gatherer secret” for better gut health (8:45)
  • Why breakfast might actually be hurting your health (13:45)
  • The “fairy tale” we tell ourselves about food and diet
  • Why eating THIS fatty food is “like taking a probiotic” (25:3)
  • How to eat MORE food, while feeling healthier and worrying LESS (30:15)
  • How to become your own pharmacist (and why that can help you live longer) (35:25)
  • Who REALLY controls the food you eat (and what you can do about it) (38:00)
  • The rainbow key to a successful diet (46:15)
  • The “healthy” oil you probably need to avoid if you carry the ApoE4 gene (and the replacement oil you should eat instead) (47:45)

Mentioned on this episode:

Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong (Order on Amazon)

The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat (Order on Amazon)

ZOE: Understand how your body reacts to food (Use code DRGUNDRY35 for your exclusive discount.)

The Energy Paradox (now available to order)

My interview with the founder and CEO of Gusto Global

My conversation with Dr. David Kessler

Tim’s latest publication in Nature Medicine

NIH study of ultra processed vs. natural foods

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

Could THIS be the ideal way to eat? (My conversation with Joel Fuhrman)

Butter? Steak? Go for it – but pay attention to THIS (Mark Hyman)

Stop counting calories! (Try this instead)

Dr. Says: Eat cheese?

Episode Transcript:

Tim Spector Transcript

Watch on YouTube:

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

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