The Fat Episode (Cholesterol & Omega 6 fats) with J. Gulinello, MS, CNSc, FNTP

In this episode, Michelle settles the controversy of cholesterol, saturated fat, and omega-6/seed oils with J Gulinello, nutritional therapist and researcher. They get deep into the history of the cholesterol-heart myth and all players involved. You’ll learn why serum cholesterol (measured in bloodwork) is not necessarily correlated with disease, and which factors are a better indicator of risk. They discuss:History of the cholesterol-heart disease theory and why it’s perpetuated in the medical communityBlood cholesterol levels: Why they may not be the key marker of disease risk (and what to look at instead) Reasons we should not fear red meat and saturated fat from animal sourcesMitochondrial dysfunctionAll about seed oils and omega-6 fats: What they are and why we should minimize them in the dietTips for how to choose healthier fats in your diet Subscribe to get your weekly dose of NYC-style-sarcasm, nutritional nuance and messages of healing.Links –Picture: Omega 6 vs. Omega 3 PathwaysAmerican Heart Journal 2009 (doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2008.08.010)Graph: LDL levels and heart events CETP Inhibitors 2017 NEJM (doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1609581)Blog: The Truth About CholesterolBlog: 5 Ways to Lower Cholesterol Naturally (when necessary)J’s resources and more: perpetualhealth.coFollow J on IGFollow J on Substack (articles) Ancestral Wellness RetreatWork with Michelle and her free resources: Quiet the DietPodcast PageEpisode Page (with transcript!) Work 1-on-1 with a functional Registered Dietitian at Michelle Shapiro Nutrition LLCLearn more about the practiceFollow the pod on IGFollow Michelle on IGSign up for the NewsletterTimestamps:(2:40) Intro & how J transitioned into nutrition after a music career (6:29) Background of cholesterol and why dietary intake is not the determining factor of serum levels (9:18) The cholesterol “soap opera”: A detailed timeline of the diet-heart myth (15:25) - Why serum cholesterol (blood work) is not necessarily correlated with heart disease

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Welcome to "Quiet the Diet", the podcast, hosted by Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their own liberating self-awareness.On the podcast, Michelle shares her own journey of losing weight the wrong way (and what the consequences of that drastic 100 pound weight loss were), and how she learned to prioritize whole-body health as a result (instead of restrictive diets.)The goal of “Quiet the Diet” is to empower listeners to make health decisions autonomously, every single time they eat. The podcast will arm the listener with the education and support needed to make health decisions based on their own terms. The podcast is a guide to mastering one’s health by listening to one’s self. On "Quiet the Diet," Michelle is not afraid to have hard conversations and tackle difficult topics if it means helping her listeners. She will bring on innovative guests from the healthcare space to shed unique light on important topics. From functional nutrition to the latest research in integrative medicine, Michelle covers it all with her signature nuance and compassion.Whether you're looking to improve your health and well-being or just want to learn more about functional medicine and body neutrality, "Quiet the Diet" has something for everyone. Tune in and join Michelle on her journey to help people quiet the noise of fad diets and focus on nourishing their bodies and minds.