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#21 – More Game Changers Movie: Kresser vs. Wilks Rogan Debate, Harvard Nutrition Studies, B12 Supplements, The Bioavailability of Plant Proteins and More with Dr. Aaron Gardner

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We all love a good Vegan documentary. Our team has enjoyed What the Health and Forkes Over Knives, but are these movies just entertainment or do they really offer the best path forward for optimal health? Since our last Game Changers Review show, Joe Rogan hosted a debate between the popular Paleo advocate Chris Kresser and the co-producer of the Game Changers film James Wilks. In previous episodes of the Joe Rogan podcast, a friend of our show, Dr. Joel Kahn appeared to represent the plant based perspective. In this episode, we break down the Rogan debate between Chris Kresser and James Wilkes and do a deep dive into an epidemiological nutrition study conducted at Harvard to show our audience “how the sausage is made.” From there, we touch on the plant vs. animal protein debates, B12 supplements and cancer risk, as well as the health benefits and challenges of Vegan diets more generally.

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This Episode Covers:

  • The death of epidemiology and how Harvard nutrition studies are conducted [10:45];
  • Breaking down a Walter Willet Harvard plant protein study [15:45];
  • The Vegan studies that weren’t (when plant forward data is passed off as Vegan data) [23:00];
  • Risk ratios and Forest plots [26:00];
  • John’s “THE SCIENCE” rant and nutrition flexers [33:00];
  • Hyper focusing on obscure biochemical processes that might not apply to you (BEWARE FLEXING)[38:00];
  • B12 discussion and the B vitamin cancer studies [43:00];

John O'Connor

John O'Connor is the founder of Gene Food, a nutrigenomic startup helping people all over the world personalize nutrition. John is the host of the Gene Food Podcast and a health coach trained at Duke's Integrative Medicine Program. Read his full bio here.

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