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Food Is Medicine: Christopher Gardner, PHD On Using Diet To Prevent Disease

Food Is Medicine: Christopher Gardner, PHD On Using Diet To Prevent Disease

Update: 2023-08-148
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Here to guide us toward an evidence-based, rational model for nutritional health and teach us how to distinguish good nutrition science is one of the world’s leading and most innovative researchers, Christopher Gardner, Ph.D.

Dr. Gardner is the Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and a Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He's been researching the health effects of a plant-based diet for 20 years, and his research has provided significant and practical health insights to better inform our everyday dietary decisions.

Today we dive into the following topics:




  • What we know and don’t know about diet, weight loss, obesity, diabetes, heart & metabolic health;



  • the diet wars: plant-based vs. carnivore vs. Mediterranean & low-fat vs. low carb;



  • common misconceptions about protein requirements;



  • the importance of personalized nutrition and finding a sustainable diet for long-term success;



  • what makes a rigorous scientific study and why knowing a study’s funding source is important;



  • what defines a healthy microbiome; and



  • why diet is the most under-appreciated, underutilized factor in preventing disease.




Dr. Gardner is an absolute delight. It was an honor to spend time with him. I hope you find his insights clarifying, informative, actionable—and perhaps even life-saving.


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Food Is Medicine: Christopher Gardner, PHD On Using Diet To Prevent Disease

Food Is Medicine: Christopher Gardner, PHD On Using Diet To Prevent Disease

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