Dr Stephen Hussey | Understanding The Heart, Why The Heart Loves Ketones, Red Meat Myths & More KKP: 311

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Today, I am blessed to have here with me Dr. Stephen Hussey. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR.

He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and The Heart: Our Most Medically Misunderstood Organ.

Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using the latest research and health attaining strategies. In his down time he likes to be outdoors, playing sports, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife and their pets.

In this episode, Dr. Hussey opens the show by explaining why he wrote a book about the heart. After doing some research, Dr. Hussey realized that many things people told him about the heart growing up were utterly wrong. He explains why the heart is humanity’s most medically misunderstood organ. Dr. Hussey reveals that the red meat studies don’t make much sense and why our organs prefer to burn ketones instead of glucose. Later, we dive into the importance of focusing on insulin resistance and ditching vegetable oils.

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[00:45] As A Teenager, Dr. Hussey’s A1c Levels Were 11.2

  • Hussey was a typical rebellious teenager.
  • In college, Dr. Hussey had a good relationship with his pediatric endocrinologist. In fact, he inspired Dr. Hussey to be some sort of medical practitioner.
  • During his studies, Dr. Hussey realized that his lifestyle would impact his inflammatory conditions.
  • No doctors told him to change his lifestyle. Instead, they said to eat whatever he wants and take more insulin when he needs it.

[04:00] Why Dr. Hussey Decided To Write A Book All About The Heart

  • Growing up, Dr. Hussey would see posters that said, “diabetics have two to four times increased risk of heart disease.”
  • Whenever Dr. Hussey would ask someone why that was, they would say it was because of higher blood sugar over time.
  • So, Dr. Hussey tried to learn as much as he could about heart disease.
  • After doing his own research, Dr. Hussey realized a lot of things he was told were completely wrong.

[10:30] Why Your Organs Prefer To Burn Fatty Acids and Ketones

  • Most organs in general in the body seem to have this preference for burning fatty acids and ketones for fuel.
  • Even in the presence of glucose, the heart still chooses to burn ketones and fatty acids.
  • There are mechanisms in place that give the heart first dibs on fatty acids.
  • Your body needs to be generating the most ATP possible because you get way more ATP burning fatty acids and ketones than you do glucose.

[13:20] Why The Red Meat Study Doesn’t Make A Lot of Sense

  • The China Study uses all associations, so they can't really tell us much of anything anyways.
  • You can’t say one thing caused another when doing these types of studies.
  • In The China Study, they found that people who ate more red meat had higher incidences of heart disease.
  • When you look at the data, the people who ate more red meat were people who lived in cities.
  • The study cannot flesh out the differences between someone who lives in a city and lives in a rural area.
  • In cities, there are more toxin exposures and more stressful lifestyles. Plus, there are more processed foods in cities. All these differences cannot be flushed out in a study.

[15:30] What Eating Red Meat Does To Your Body

  • Red meat is one of the best foods for human beings. It’s a food that is nutrient-dense and bioavailable.
  • Our population is extremely undernourished and overfed. Red meat will be important for people to consume.
  • Getting rid of animal farming is not an option for the health and future of humans.
  • Humans have been eating red meat since the beginning of humans. It makes no sense that it would be killing us.
  • There are certain nutrients that come almost exclusively from our meat and red meat.
  • Why would a food that has so many beneficial nutrients to the heart also be killing the heart?

[27:20] Does LDL Mean Anything When It Comes To All-Cause Mortality?

  • Doctors say that LDL should be lower than 100. However, they started it at 250. So, we really don’t know what it’s supposed to be.
  • The levels of LDL that associated with the lowest death from anything were between 117 and 160.
  • The recommendation is to have it below 100. However, the highest all-cause mortality was lower than 84.
  • There are studies that say higher LDL is better than a lower LDL.

[32:40] Instead of Focusing on Lower Lowering Cholesterol, Focus on Lowering Inflammation

  • Treat insulin resistance first. That way, inflammation will go away.
  • If you treat those two things first, then your LDL doesn’t matter.
  • The only reason LDL will become problematic is because of inflammation and insulin resistance.
  • There are studies that suggest that higher LDL can be beneficial. It’s all in the context of the health of the human.
  • Everything should be based on how you feel. If you are just checking LDL, then you are missing the bigger picture.

[37:10] The Heart Isn’t The Main Mover of Blood Within The Body

  • When you look at the physics of it, there's actually no way that a heart the size of ours could pump blood throughout the entire body.
  • There’s evidence that blood can move on its own.
  • Our blood is about half water, and water can absorb energy from the environment.
  • When our blood has sufficient energy, it will do unique things and structure itself.

[49:00] Which Is Worse: Carbs or Vegetable Oils?

  • Vegetable oils will derail the metabolism in a way that ultimately causes insulin resistance.
  • The vegetable oils are lighting the fire. Processed carbohydrates add fuel to the fire.
  • You're not going to be able to burn off vegetable oils as efficiently as the glucose. Instead, they’re going to cause inflammation.
  • It’s critical to minimize bad fats from our bodies.

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources from this episode:

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Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

Farmers Juice keto friendly green juices and shots. Visit http://www.thefarmersjuice.com Use the coupon code ketokamp at checkout for $10 off.

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