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#22 – How to Tell if Eggs are Good for You with Dr. Aaron Gardner

The people that you have to get are the one below that level, that they are hyper absorbing, but not to an effect that is immediately obvious in their health, they seem, they feel healthy, but underlying that they’re potentially absorbing too much cholesterol and they’re just not aware of it, and then it’s going to hit them later on in life. Those are the people who need to take care. And, like I say, the best way to do that is by having testing for your absorption markers, talking to your healthcare provider.

Dr. Aaron Gardner

In the world of nutrition, perhaps no other topic is as controversial as eggs and cholesterol. On one side of the debate, the plant based community tells us eating eggs are as bad for our health as smoking cigarettes. On the other side, advocates of higher fat diets cite new studies which tend to show that dietary cholesterol has very little impact on levels of cholesterol in the body. Who is right? Should you eat eggs? This episode covers TMAO, the steps you can take to determine whether eggs are a food to keep in your diet, or perhaps whether you’re better suited to a hot bowl of oatmeal for the morning meal.

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This Episode Covers:

  • Breaking down a big new egg study [9:00];
  • ApoE4 and cholesterol absorption [24:00];
  • Sitosterol and sterols in LDL-C numbers [32:00];
  • TMAO and eggs [45:00];
  • Triglycerides, Apoc3 and heart health [55:00];


American Journal of Clinical Nutrition egg study we discuss in the show.

ApoE4 and sterol absorption study.

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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