- Episode 6 – Dr. Joel Kahn’s Top Tips for Living your Healthiest Life
Episode 6 – Dr. Joel Kahn’s Top Tips for Living your Healthiest Life
[0:33] Introducing today’s guest, Dr. Joel Kahn [1:00] Welcome to Open Mike, with Kevin Dietz and my personal cardiologist, Dr. Kahn. We’re talking about everything health-related — what exercise you should be doing, what you should be eating. [2:46] Since Mike has been working with Dr. Kahn, all of his numbers have been improving. [4:12] You like to talk about studies and epidemiology… you’re not saying anything that controversial. So, why do people argue with you about your diets? [4:51] It’s the most exciting time in human history to be a physician; there have been incredible, recent advancements in medicine. [5:00] Dr. Kahn’s educational background and how he got into practicing medicine. [9:41] Dr. Kahn was doing traditional cardio-medicine until he opened up his integrative, cardiology practice, which is kind of a concierge service. They don’t accept insurance and charge patients a considerable, but not excessive, fee for a detailed consultation and come up with a course of cardiac treatment. It’s known as a functional medicine root cause. [10:48] Mike had never had someone take a comprehensive history before seeing Dr. Kahn. [13:32] Why are there only 10 doctors like you in the country? [14:01] Dr. Kahn was recently on a movie set with Joaquin Phoenix, teaching him how to “walk and talk” like a doctor. [14:58] There are so many different diets out there… what’s the best diet on the market right now? [16:33] Quinoa should be the only food ingredient that’s hard to spell. Meaning, stick to clean, natural foods without tons of chemicals and preservatives in them. [17:28] For the people, who are listening, you will also treat people who eat meat, although you may try to convince them otherwise. What do you think of the Keto diet? [19:04] There is more “religion” backing the Keto diet than there is science. The science backing it actually correlates to a study of diet changes in helping treat children with epilepsy. [19:18] How is Keto different from the Atkins diet? What is Ketosis? [21:36] Is the takeaway that Keto is good in the short-term, but not great in the long-term? [23:43] I have a lot of friends who are hesitant to visit doctors. When was the last time you went to a doctor? [25:10] If Kevin came in to see you, what would you do for him? [27:32] Check out Dr. Kahn’s book, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses [28:47] Do people with great heredity and genes come in experiencing problems? [30:47] I know you love Valter Longo and his book The Longevity Diet. What are your thoughts on intermittent fasting? [32:30] Every home, office, and public space should be equipped with a water filtration system. [36:27] Late night eating is a big problem that can age you, promote diabetes, brain aging, etc. [36:46] Is intermittent fasting about losing weight or heart health? [38:05] Is there any healthy fast food? [38:58] Taco Bell is pretty friendly for plant-based options. [40:20] Dr. Kahn imparts some recommendations for eating vegan at home, which can be challenging if you’re unaccustomed to vegan cooking. [41:18] Does your diet have an impact on depression? [41:56] Is soy good for you? [45:12] I’m going to bounce around a little bit. You and I talk a lot about exercise. What’s the best exercise program out there right now? How many minutes per week should you have your heart rate over 82-83%? [48:19] Should you take blood pressure medicine in the morning or evening? [50:00] Mike discusses his former cardiologist and how his recommendations differ from Dr. Kahn’s. [51:58] What is your opinion on Statins? [54:24] What is the healthiest oil out there these days? [55:42] Canola oil is actually good for high-temperature cooking because it contains Omega-3s. Avocado and Coconut oil which are popularly used, don’t contain them. [56:07] Can you talk about Bernie Sanders’ heart attack? [56:28] If you want to learn more about CT scans, check out The Widowmaker on Netflix. [58:26] Dr. Kahn, thank you for coming on the show. I highly recommend anyone who hasn’t seen a doctor in many years to contact you. Thank you so much, it was a pleasure.