Episode 1442 – Please enjoy this best-of! We’ll be back with a new Saturday show next week. Psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede joins Vinnie Tortorich and the two discuss biases, variables, epidemiological studies, the relationship between good nutrition, sugar and brain health, artificial sweeteners and more.
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- Went to medical school in Vermont
- Did her residency at Harvard for four years
- Dr. Ede believes that for many, it is easier to believe that saturated fat is what causes fat
- Not always financial bias
- Ex: Loma Linda University study (promotes vegetarian diet) found that saturated fats hurt mice (they ignored that also in the higher fat diet was a MUCH greater amount of sugar)
- Other studies that say meat is bad removed all processed foods at the same time
- There are no pure studies that say animal foods are bad for your health
- She believes removing the processed foods is where the money is at
- Now, Dr. Georgia does not eat plant foods or dairy
- Fish and other meats
- Pretty extreme diet
- In ketosis constantly
- Insulin has to cross into the brain
- Your brain can become insulin resistant
- Then your cells will starve to death when your brain is filled with glucose that can’t be broken down
- Link between sugar consumption and Alzheimer
- She agrees that these artificial sweeteners are so similar to sugar that your body can’t really tell the difference
- They trick the body into thinking carbs are coming, thereby raising insulin levels
- Coffee, Dr. Ede believes, can be very helpful for those with head trauma, ADD, ADHD, etc.
- Stimulant is good!
- Maybe this is why Vinnie does so well with coffee