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ICP 62: Dr. Evan Allen, MD

Lines of Evidence and Debates on Dietary Fats 

Bringing you interviews, conversations and new perspectives with doctors and scholars of lifestyle medicine, this is Episode 62 of The Ian Cramer Podcast.

As you heard in the intro, this podcast is dedicated to having long-form conversations with professionals and experts about various topics having to do with lifestyle medicine. Included is an emphasis on both Breadth and depth of knowledge and questions challenging our notions and philosophies of what it means to be healthy.

In Episode 62 I had a conversation with Dr. Evan Allen. Dr. Allen practices in Henderson, Nevada. He is a board-certified family physician and graduate of Loma Linda School of medicine, member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. This connection was made on Twitter where he is quote active espousing the role of diet and lifestyle in staying healthy, and you can follow him @EAllen0417.

Dr. Allen started out as a Seventh-Day Adventist, and thought that because he was eating a vegetarian diet, he was eating right. But a life insurance physical said otherwise.

He then happened to watch the movie Forks Over Knives, and as you’ll hear him say “There was no way that this movie was correct” and he set out to prove this movie wrong. I’ll let him finish this story….but just know that it made me smile and it worth a listen.

In this episode, We talk about:

  • What are we eating and how those calories impact our bodies

  • Diabetes and an easy to follow analogy that describes its etiology.

  • Then we get into Fats- One of Dr. Allen’s specialties.

    • We talk about the lines of evidence implicating saturated fats as a causative factor in cardiovascular diseases, and why these fats are so hotly debated today. 

I hope you enjoy this conversation, on Episode #62 with Dr. Evan Allen.

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