Within veganism is a well-known movement of “absolutely no oil” proponents. Several high-profile vegan doctors and cardiologists promote a 100% no-oil diet for everyone across the population. In this episode, we discuss why this doesn’t fit with the current peer-reviewed research. Not all oils are equal, and there’s a large body of research showing certain types of oil are, in fact, good for us.
Dr. Matthew Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor devoted to bringing the most up-to-date, evidence-based nutrition information to both the public and his patients at his clinic in Vancouver. (We also discuss how science and naturopathy can coexist!)
In 2018 Dr. Nagra graduated from the Boucher Institute after completing his Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology at the University of Victoria. He is also certified in plant-based nutrition through eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and was a contributing author on Professional Health Systems' Nutrition textbook. He is also a public speaker and often tackles misinformation around diet and dives deep into the latest nutrition research on his social media.
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> Not all oils are equal; what does the research say?
>> How research on oil has been misinterpreted [did you know there is lots of research showing certain types of oil lead to positive health outcomes?!]
>> How science and naturopathy can fit together (they often don’t!)
Connect with Dr. Nagra
>> Dr. Nagra's website
>> Access the full transcript of this episode here.
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