top of page

Ana Rosa, MD, PhD on The Hidden Fat That's Killing You

Ana Rosa, MD, PhD - Peak Human Podcast


Listen on


Ana Rosa, MD, PhD is a physician, Radiologist, Body fellowship trained, alumni of the University of Minnesota, medical doctor at the VA healthcare system, and assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Rosa has done two radiology residencies, one in Brazil, and one in the United States, obtained a doctorate degree, had done a body imaging fellowship, and also has published in medical journals and helped writing Imaging books in Brazil with 25 years of practice in the Imaging field as a Radiologist.

Dr. Rosa shares with us her imaging knowledge of visceral fat, the importance of its detection and description in the reports, guiding the patients and the ordering providers by the findings on cross-section imaging such as MRI scans.

The podcast intention is to bring awareness on how to detect a simple and easy biomarker such as visceral fat on MRI scans making it easier for patients to advocate for health and follow up for results.

Dr. Rosa shares with us how to create quality of care in service for education and interaction between patients, providers and Radiologists in sharing her own story on how to heal from inside out by literally “seeing” a “silent” metabolic active killer that visceral fat represents and taking action to change the presence status quo And move towards optimizing health.


Use the promo code SAPIEN to get $50 off your X3 Bar at



At Nose to Tail, we have products such as primal ground beef that includes liver, heart, kidney, and spleen for all the amazing nutrients and none of the hassle or taste you may not be used to. We ship boxes straight to you and have free shipping options. We also have biltong if you want grass finished meat on the go. This is a traditional South African meat snack that’s air dried, soft, and delicious. We have body care products made from beef tallow and only a couple other natural ingredients.

We also have seasonings to go along with these wonderful products and make cooking that much easier. Make a custom box today at and take advantage of the free shipping options. That’s how these interviews are all possible along with all the other content we produce on youtube and social media. Thanks for supporting the ranchers, my other producers, and my team!

The other way you can take advantage of this win-win-win situation is at where we have the Sapien Tribe. It’s a private members community where you get the extended show notes for these podcasts, discounts on NoseToTail products, zoom calls with Dr. Gary and myself, and a lot more. There’s also the Sapien Program if you’d like some help making a lifestyle change. Go to to find out more. Now onto the show!

Follow along:




  • (06:37) In medical school, healthcare professionals are trained to describe diseases while overlooking how visceral fat and metabolic health contributes to them.

  • (15:52) Visceral fat is a major culprit when it comes to various metabolic issues.

  • (28:04) The first step to prevent disease is to look for signs of inflammation.

  • (31:17) While it’s possible to request your MRI scan from your doctor, most providers won’t know how to make use of it.

  • (44:02) Health is not limited to staying alive. Health is also appearance and performance.

  • (53:58) For doctors, another benefit of learning to deal with patients carrying high amounts of visceral fat is potentially minimizing burnout.

For full show notes with links to all the studies join the Patreon


Follow along:


bottom of page