Are supplements necessary on an animal-based diet?

nutrition Jul 08, 2021

The Science is Mixed

Whether it’s mainstream news articles or alternative health gurus, there’s always a new supplement being espoused as a cure-all. Dietary supplements are so popular that 77% of U.S. adults consume them. It’s safe to say that we are obsessed with taking them.

What’s surprising is that the overall evidence on supplement use is mixed.

What’s worse is that trial after trial has found certain supplements to be harmful – the supplement industry doesn’t want you to know that, though.

In a study of 30,899 participants, dietary supplement use was not associated with any mortality benefits.

Instead, it was the nutrient intake from whole foods that was associated with reduced mortality. Excess use of certain supplements was even associated with increased all-cause mortality.

One notable review cautions against supplementing multivitamins, minerals, and even vitamins A, C, D and E due to numerous studies finding no benefit and in...

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Sapien Meets Mainstream Medicine with Dr. Lida Fatemi

sapien podcast Jun 09, 2021

We had an inspiring discussion with our good friend Dr. Lida Fatemi, DO who is an assistant professor and academic physician at The University of New Mexico. Her role involves teaching medicine to students and residents while caring for patients.

 

She has incorporated many aspects of the Sapien diet and lifestyle into her work as well as her personal life. She has also dedicated a lot of her work to physician wellness and self-care.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Her background & personal health journey
  • How she’s challenging the paradigm
  • Physician burnout
  • Nature & plant medicine
  • A more sustainable food system
  • Controversy this past year

 

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of Dr. Lida Fatemi and do not necessarily represent those of The University of New Mexico.

 

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Movement with Brian Sanders

sapien podcast May 11, 2021

Now that Brian has moved to Austin, he joins us virtually to discuss exercise! Meanwhile, Dr. Gary has been busy between getting married and working at his clinic! Exercise shouldn’t be a long, intimidating, and grueling process. Instead, it can be intense, short, and enjoyable.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Getting the most bang for your buck with exercise
  • Consistency & the minimum effective dose
  • Workout splits & sprints
  • The best forms of cardio
  • The effects of sitting at a desk all day
  • Kettlebells & fixing a hunched back
  • Picking up team & individual sports

Check out Brain Fuel & Sun Power!

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 Dr. Gary Shlifer owns and operates Evolve Healthcare in Woodland Hills, CA.

Brian Sanders is the maker of the Food Lies film and founder of Nose to Tail.

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Sapien Lite - What types of diets are good for teenagers

sapien podcast Apr 30, 2021


Is a diet for adults just as good for teenagers?

What about younger kids?

We discuss dietary changes in young people in Dr. Gary's medical clinic, Africa, and beyond.


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 Dr. Gary Shlifer owns and operates Evolve Healthcare in Woodland Hills, CA.

Brian Sanders is the maker of the Food Lies film and founder of Nose to Tail.

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The Mouth is a Window to Our Health with Dr. Gabe Adorjan

sapien podcast Apr 06, 2021

We had an incredible discussion with Dr. Gabe Adorjan, DMD who is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to our airways, sleep, vitamin D, and more. He owns Modern American Dentistry of Woodland Hills, CA where he treats Dr. Gary!

After overcoming some struggles with his own health and sleep, Dr. Gabe began to see the mouth as a window into our overall health. This drives a lot of his work since our dental health often reflects the quality of our nutrition and lifestyle habits.

We discuss:

  • His background
  • Chronic inflammation & dental health
  • Vitamin D & metabolic syndrome
  • Vitamin B & sleep
  • The problem with sunscreen
  • Vitamin K & calcium
  • The importance of magnesium
  • Sleep apnea

Follow Dr. Gabe on IG & Twitter: @DrGabeDMD
Learn more at ModernAmericanDentistry.com


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A Holistic and Herbal Approach to Healing w/ Nissim Malul

sapien podcast Mar 22, 2021

 

In this episode, we sat down with Nissim Malul who is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to natural healing. He is the founder of Native Mystic and Immunity Herbals which develop plant-based formulas that are designed to boost everything from cognitive function and immunity to muscle growth and mood control. He has 25 years of experience in this space and his work is based on Daoist Medicine.

We dive into a lot of new and fun topics, including:

  • His background
  • Adaptogens and nootropics
  • Tools for healing from trauma
  • Plants as medicine
  • A preventative, proactive approach to health
  • Medicinal mushrooms and master plants
  • Meditation, relaxation, and intentions
  • Mystical experiences and psychedelics
  • Mental health, dissolving your ego, and introspection

Check out Nissim’s website and products! 

Follow along on Instagram @Native_Mystic and @ImmunityHerbals


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Dominating Type 1 Diabetes with Andrew Berger

sapien podcast Feb 18, 2021

 

This episode covers the success story of one of Dr Gary’s patients, Andrew Berger, who has used a Sapien diet & lifestyle to manage his type 1 diabetes. Andrew is an inspiration for all of us – not just those with type 1 diabetes. He shows us how we can persevere despite setbacks in our health, even with a broken healthcare system.

Andrew was told he would be sick for the rest of his life, but through his own research and the help of Dr. Gary, he has transformed his health. Follow his journey on Instagram & Twitter @Type1Berger and feel free to reach out to him at [email protected]

What you’ll get in this episode:

  • Andrew’s health journey
  • A low carb and intermittent fasting strategy
  • The doctor-patient relationship
  • The broken health care system
  • Short, intense, and consistent exercise
  • Addictive foods and carbohydrates
  • Type 1 diabetes is widely misunderstood
  • Bloodwork and a dynamic approach
  • The LDL and cholesterol debate

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Dr Gary Rants - Stories of the Backwards Medical System

sapien podcast Feb 16, 2021

Today, we have another Dr. Gary Rants where we get an inside look at the world of healthcare through his first-hand experience. We're all in the same boat with regards to the pandemic, but what does our future look like? Here are our thoughts as of February 2021!


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 Dr. Gary Shlifer owns and operates Evolve Healthcare in Woodland Hills, CA.

Brian Sanders is the maker of the Food Lies film and founder of Nose to Tail.

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How to Reclaim Your Health and Restore the Land w/ the Strong Sistas

sapien podcast Feb 11, 2021

We sat down with Dr. Ashley and Sarah Armstrong, the Strong Sistas, to talk about their health journey and their most recent venture into regenerative agriculture. Their health journey has taken them from a predominantly plant-based diet to one that is based around animal foods. In the process, they’ve healed from eating disorders and autoimmune conditions.

Ashley received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Illinois and Sarah received her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and post-grad studies in Integrative Nutrition. Recently, they’ve decided to drop their career plans, move out to a farm, and become first-generation, regenerative, female farmers. Their mission is to improve human health and the health of the planet by changing the way food is grown & raised.

We cover:

  • What’s going on in their life right now?
  • Their health journey
  • Nutrient-Dense Foods
  • Modern foods are nutrient depleted
  • The relationship between your health and soil...
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Understanding Cholesterol, How Wrong We Are About LDL, & Healthy Meat Diets Have Never Been Studied!

sapien podcast Feb 09, 2021

 

This is a fun one with Dr. Gary where we rant on cholesterol, one of the most misunderstood things in modern health science. We get fired up because we’ve got this one so wrong for so many decades and it’s caused innumerable problems with the health of the world.

What you’ll get from this episode:

  • An easy to understand high level look at how we got cholesterol wrong
  • An understanding of the different types of cholesterol and what they mean
  • What is a triglyceride to HDL ratio and what does it show?
  • Simple tips on reading your lipid panel
  • The reason why we got cholesterol so wrong
  • What to do if your doctor is worried about your cholesterol
  • When is high LDL actually bad
  • How to eat for true health


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 Dr. Gary Shlifer owns and operates Evolve Healthcare in Woodland Hills, CA.

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