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Dr. Joel Kahn: The Connection Between Endocrine Disruptors, Microplastics, and Heart Health

Dr. Joel Kahn: The Connection Between Endocrine Disruptors, Microplastics, and Heart Health

In this episode of the Darin Olien Show, we explore the connection between endocrine disruptors, microplastics, and heart health. My guest, Dr. Joel Kahn discusses how these chemicals, which are pervasive in our environment, can disrupt the balance of hormones, increasing cholesterol levels, and thereby affecting our cardiovascular health. 

Dr. Kahn also dives into what diets are helping and hurting your heart health, the diet habits of different cultures around the world and how each has affected their health, the potential risks of meat consumption and the paleo/ketogenic diet, as well as the misconception around the need for animal protein to build muscle. 

As one of the world’s top cardiologists, having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career. He’d like all that to stop. He’d like to prevent ALL future heart attacks by breaking through to the public to educate and inspire a new holistic lifestyle.

After his own commitment to a plant-based vegan diet, he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist.


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 (0:04:09) – Discussion on how microplastics and endocrine disruptors can play a role in cardiovascular disease, the implications of these toxic substances on the heart, and the potential long-term effects of environmental contamination.

(0:013:51) – Examination of how endocrine disruptors can affect our hormone systems, leading to changes in heart rate, cholesterol levels, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. 

(0:18:49) – Analysis of the complexity of reductionism and environmental health, touching on the concerning fact that only a small percentage of the thousands of chemicals created are studied and how they interact with each other. 

(0:34:01) – Exploration of the paleolithic lifestyle and diet, contrasting it with modern living conditions and discussing the potential health implications.

(0:43:29) – Examination of the science behind cholesterol levels, the impact of saturated fats on atherosclerosis, and the potential risks of following a ketogenic or paleolithic diet.

(0:54:18) – Discussion on the importance of understanding heart health, preventative measures to take to ensure heart health, and debunking the misconception around the need for flesh to build muscle.

(1:04:57) – Discussion on the importance of understanding heart health and the preventative measures we can take to ensure heart health, examining the role of animal protein consumption and the science behind cholesterol levels and saturated fats on atherosclerosis.

(1:013:00) – Closing thoughts on the importance of making informed decisions about heart health and how environmental exposure, diet, and lifestyle can impact cardiovascular disease.


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