BTHCP 021: Getting To The CAUSE Of Heart Disease With The Paleo Cardiologist & Amazon #1 Best Seller, Dr. Jack Wolfson
BTHCP 021: Getting To The CAUSE Of Heart Disease With The Paleo Cardiologist & Amazon #1 Best Seller,
Dr. Jack Wolfson
Welcome to the Back to Health Chiropractic Podcast
I’m your host Dr. Marc Dupuis on this show we discuss tips, tools and strategies to improve the health & wellness of you and your family!
Today I’m Excited to bring you our featured guest:
Dr. Jack Wolfson
Dr. Jack Wolfson is a board-certified cardiologist and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has emerged as one of the world’s leading holistic natural cardiologists, and was a Natural Choice Award Winner in the Holistic MD category from Natural Awakenings Magazine. His ideas have been featured by NBC and CNN and covered in publications like the USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to opening Wolfson Integrative Cardiology, Dr. Jack was Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Paradise Valley Hospital in Arizona. He was also a partner in Arizona’s largest cardiology practice.
As a trusted leader in heart health and natural heart health, Dr. Jack has taught more than 10,000 physicians his natural heart health best practices. His book, The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health, was an Amazon # 1 best seller. He is an in-demand lecturer about natural healthy living without Big Pharma pills and invasive procedures.
Dr. Jack, welcome to the show.
I am so happy to have you on the show today because the information you teach not only to patients and the public at large but to doctors is desperately needed; more so than ever before as the number one killer in the US is and continues to be: heart disease, despite all of our medical interventions and countless prescription drugs!
But first; Would you mind telling our listeners a little more about you as a person and especially about how you ended up on the road to becoming an interventional cardiologist and then a holistic cardiologist?
In your book you reference the following quote from Upton Sinclair “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
I think that quote perfectly explains one of the biggest challenges in our country’s “health care” system that is largely driven by pharmaceutical companies & medical device companies that spend upwards of 300 BILLION dollars per year to brainwash us & brainwash many doctors into believing that all we need to improve health is better chemistry, in the form of more prescription drugs & devices and in fact they have a pill for every ill and this system rewards doctors not for getting patients well, but for prescribing more drugs & medical devices and performing more procedures.
How much resistance did you encounter from your cardiology colleagues when you began to have success treating patients with natural supplements, dietary modification and lifestyle advice?
Let’s jump into some topics that are sure to make some of our listeners heads spin!
First of all, let’s address the elephant in the room right from the get-go: Cholesterol is not the bad guy that people have been taught to believe is it? Could you expand on this for our listeners?
Now that we know just how important Cholesterol is, how on earth did we get to our current situation where most doctors and patients still believe it is so bad, is it mainly a by-product of bad science spearheaded by Ancel Keys in the 1950’s, combined with the fact that modern medical education contains virtually no study of nutrition or are there other forces behind this?
Let us now jump into perhaps an equally controversial topic: Diet. Grandma was right all along when she said, “You are what you eat” Most of us grew up learning about the standard food pyramid that suggest we eat 4-5 servings of whole grains every day. What are the biggest problems that can result from consuming so much grain?
You make an excellent case that when you actually study the physiology of the human body and use actual lab tests when adjusting the diets of patients, eating a Paleo diet is one of the best things we can do for our health. Can you outline for our listeners what exactly is a Paleo diet and also just as important, what are some of the biggest misconceptions about the Paleo diet?
Let’s shift to a topic that is of course near and dear to my heart, Chiropractic! Can you explain to our listeners how chiropractic care can help prevent and treat heart disease?
In addition to eating a Paleo diet and maintaining spinal health through chiropractic care, what are a few other top things that people should do to improve their heart health?
Switching gears once again, let’s talk for a moment about supplements. What are the top two or three most important supplements that can help optimize heart health?
Dr. Jack, As we get ready to wrap things up, do you have any last words of wisdom or asks of our audience?
Last but no least, How can listeners connect or follow you: Social media, websites, etc.
I will put links to each of the resources that Dr. Jack mentioned as well as links to the ways to follow/connect with him & a link to his Amazon Best Selling Book, The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health on our show notes page at www.backtohealthchiropracticpodcast.com
Dr. Jack, Thank you so much taking the time out of your busy schedule and for bringing so much value to our show today!
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