#119 Nutrition Pearls, Heart Health and Bacon
Published October 15, 2018
57 min
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    Nutrition pearls from integrative cardiologist, Steven Devries MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Executive Director of The Gaples Institute. Clinicians receive little formal nutritional training in medical school and residency. It’s time to fill that gap! We discuss the strength of the literature supporting dietary interventions for cardiovascular health and review practical tips to help patients achieve healthy eating patterns. Patients need to hear from us that nutrition matters!

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    Written & Produced by: Molly Heublein MD

    Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, Paul Williams MD, Molly Heublein MD

    Guest: Stephen Devries MD

    Editor: Matthew Watto MD

    Special thanks to Elena Gibson MS4 for writing our show notes

    Time Stamps

    • 00:00 Disclaimer
    • 00:35 Intro and guest bio
    • 02:40 Guest one-liner, book recommendation, favorite failure, nontraditional career path
    • 10:10 Nutrition and medical education
    • 12:45 Evidence for how nutrition can improve health outcomes
    • 15:33 How to describe a heart healthy or Mediterranean diet to patients
    • 25:16 Discussion of fats and oils
    • 31:44 Food deserts, healthy snacking options
    • 37:15 Calorie counting and use of healthy eating apps
    • 40:55 How to frame the discussion about a healthful eating pattern with patients
    • 47:18 Macronutrient content. Does it matter?
    • 52:50 Intermittent fasting
    • 54:24 A free resource for patients to learn about nutrition


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