April 19, 2021

Your Best Health Ever with Dr. Bret Scher

In today’s episode, I’m talking to Dr. Bret Scher. He is a board certified cardiologist and lipidologist, a Functional Medicine physician and a Certified Personal trainer. His focus is on preventing and reversing heart disease naturally rather than putting patients on medication and performing surgery. He is a part of a community called the Diet Doctor where they support people to live a ketogenic lifestyle which is why today I’m talking with him about what exactly is a keto diet, should everyone be doing it and how to get started. Plus, we’ll also dive into his book Your Best Health Ever where he talks about what we can be doing to live our best, healthiest lives. Listen in now. . .

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Guest Info

Dr. Bret Scher

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Dr. Bret Scher is a board certified cardiologist and lipidologist practicing in San Diego and licensed to practice in seven states. He’s the full-time Medical Director for the Diet Doctor, the leading website on living a low carb and keto lifestyle where he writes medical blogs, reviews guides and news stories for medical accuracy and hosts The Diet Doctor Podcast.

Dr. Scher’s main focus is on preventing and reversing heart disease naturally rather than putting patients on medication and performing surgery. When he started his own preventative wellness center he was introduced to the whole low-carb world. Being a bit skeptical at first, he was soon convinced by the benefits of a low-carb diet.

In Dr. Scher’s many patients suffering from heart disease, he found that there was a big overlap with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. It was all very interrelated. When he started treating his patients who suffered from heart disease with a low-carb diet, he could quickly see signs of improvements or even full reversal in all of these diseases.

Dr. Scher has also obtained specialized certifications in functional medicine, nutrition, personal training, and behavior modification.

He is also the author of the book Your best health ever! and he has a blog and website at lowcarbcardiologist.com.

Show Notes

  • About this Episode

    Suzanne is joined by Dr. Bret Scher to discuss how eating a low-carb diet can support us in losing weight, feeling great, and living our best lives. Dr. Scher is a low-carb cardiologist and functional medicine doctor.

    Topics Include:

    Low carb and ketogenic lifestyles
    Navigating our pill-based society
    Assessing scientific studies and claims from experts
    The relationship between mindset and wellbeing
    Plant based diets vs low carb diets
    And other topics...

  • Highlights

    - Dr. Scher shares his experience working with patients as a cardiologist, the revolving door of healthcare, and his transition into functional medicine.
    - Our “pill-based” society, how a perfect storm created a medical system that focuses on managing disease with drugs instead of disease prevention through a healthy lifestyle.
    - Using science to make health decisions. Why individuals need to be able to make sense of scientific studies and their conclusions.
    - The connection between mindset and health, and how wellness coaches can collaborate with physicians to create a holistic wellness system.
    - Should we be eating more animal protein or less? How do we navigate the mixed messages surrounding animal products?
    - Ketogenic diets are not a fad, says Dr. Scher. The science behind keto and low-carb diets is strong.
    - Are whole grains part of a healthy diet?
    - Can people transition into a low carb or ketogenic lifestyle on their own? Consulting with a healthcare practitioner and tips for getting started.
    - The science of intermittent fasting.

  • Resources

    Connect with Dr. Scher at his website: https://www.dietdoctor.com/


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