Preventing Disease Through Diet with Dr. James O’Keefe
James O’Keefe is the director of preventative cardiology at St Louis Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City and a professor of medicine at the University of Missouri. Dr O’Keefe taught me that checking your blood sugar right after you eat is really important. And even healthy people may see a huge spike in their blood sugar right after they eat. Many different chronic diseases are linked to problems with blood sugar. Dr. O’Keefe recently published a paper on the pesco-Mediterranean diet as the ideal way to eat for heart, brain, and overall health.
In this Episode You Will Learn:
5:12 – Advantages of the Pesco-Mediterranean diet for preventing cardiovascular problems
12:33 – Dr. O’Keefe’s perspective on the ketogenic diet
16:38 – How dairy can cause inflammation
23:25 – “Erectile dysfunction is the canary in the coal mine. It is an early warning system of trouble with lifestyle.”
24:09 – How to test endothelial function and measure lifestyle changes that need to be made before real problems manifest
29:51 – Exercise for brain function and Alzheimer’s prevention
46:50 – Is fish oil good for your health?