17 Day Commodities

Your chance to separate fat from fiction – and I am here with my new friend and colleague Dr. Aseem Malhotra from London. And he is really one of the leading thinkers in cardiology challenging the status quo around fat, around calories, around the conventional wisdom around statin use and instead shaking up the scene a bit. And it’s very impressive. He is doing a whole campaign against sugar and consumption in the U.K. and he is an award winning cardiol- ogist. He is an honorary National Health Service consultant and he has really pushed doctors and the media and academics to rethink sugar, rethink fat through his articles in British Medical Journal and Open Heart and many others. And I have followed his work very closely and I have been very impressed with his conclusions which you know, I have to say are pretty much the same as mine. Learn more at http://austingosser.bcz.com/2016/12/12/17-day-diet-for-quick-weight-loss/ and https://erinjgz.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/17-day-diet-research-2016

This is Dr. Mark Hyman. Welcome to the Fat Summit – I thought you know, I started to look into myself and I thought, “Well I want to do something about this because I would rather someone didn’t jump into the river in the first place rather than me having to save them from drowning.” So I kind of like it but welcome Dr. Malhotra and welcome from London. Aseem: Thank you Mark. I am delighted to be able to speak to you today. Dr. Hyman: So I want to start out by asking you, how did you change from be- ing a conventional cardiologist who was trained that low-fat diets are the right way to go for preventing heart disease and that statins were God’s gift to man- kind and that all calories are the same so that flipping all those ideas upside down and having a totally unconventional view about the world of fat, heart disease, calories, statins and the whole thing. Aseem: Yeah, Mark, very good question. I think, the first thing to say, is my…I have had a bit of journey in the last few years and there has been an evolution in my own thinking as I have read more and more around the science. But what it started for me Mark is I am traditionally trained as interventional cardiologist, so you know, what I was trained to do was my passion is treating people with acute heart attacks, with emergency angioplasty stenting and one thing I was very aware of during my career in the last sort of ten years or so is I noticed it was a suddenly a big issue around obesity in the U.K. as you probably know we are now officially the fattest nation in Europe. So we are slightly behind well, yeah, slightly behind the United States and nothing seem to be, we didn’t seem to be finding any solutions. The problem seemed to be getting worse and I was seeing a lot of patients as well with a lot of increasing burden of chronic disease, multiple comorbidities. Learn more at http://mpommett79.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/02/06/035430