PMR #251: Does Recent TMAO Research Suggest That the Paleo Diet Causes Heart Disease?

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This episode is a relatively quick one and has no guests, but we promise it is still filled with useful information packaged in a small, digestible format. The topic of today’s show is Erin Skinner’s recent article, "Does Recent TMAO Research Suggest That the Paleo Diet Causes Heart Disease?" Erin is a longtime contributor to Paleo Magazine; she’s a registered dietician and author with a passion for helping people revolutionize their health.

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • The link between Paleo and TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide).
  • What TMAO is and how TMAO levels are determined.
  • Two primary reasons why TMAO and animal proteins are not a concern.
  • TMAO’s U-shaped association with mortality.
  • The poor correlation between TMAO and heart disease.
  • The effects of TMAO in fish—should you be concerned?
  • The best way to implement a Paleo diet.
  • Why feeding the microbiome is critical to health.
  • Getting enough fiber on a low-carbohydrate diet.
  • And so much more!

Tweetables:

“Correlation, we must always remember, does not equal causation.” — @paleomagazine [0:09:30.1]

“It’s not the beef in the burger that’s the problem. The problem is the white bun, the fries cooked in hydrogenated oils, and the sugar-sweetened soda likely to come with the beef.” — @paleomagazine [0:14:34.1]

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Paleo Magazine — paleomagazine.com

Episode 249 http://paleomagazine.libsyn.com/pmr-249-can-we-fix-meat

Chris Kresser https://chriskresser.com/

Dr. Joel Kahn https://drjoelkahn.com/

Dr. Angela Genoni https://twitter.com/angelagenoni

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