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Dr. Nadir Ali on Why Plant Sterols Are Bad, LDL Can Be Good & ApoE4 Doesnt Mean You’ll Get Alzheimer

Dr. Nadir Ali - Peak Human Podcast


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Hello, hello my healthy friends! Here’s some news for you - I don’t have Sars-CoV-2. I did the antibody test at Evolve Healthcare with Dr. Gary who co-founded Sapien with me. He has some tests if anyone is nearby. I just did it because I was curious. I haven't felt the slightest bit bad or even coughed yet in 2020 so it’s not because I had any symptoms. Still doing my living room workouts and sprinting 5 days per week and eating nose to tail.

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Dr. Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. He has several years of experience using the Low Carbohydrate High Fat (LCHF) diet in the treatment of metabolic disease, diabetes, and heart disease to improve the quality of cholesterol. He and his team organize free monthly diet seminars at the Searcy Auditorium of the Clear Lake Hospital that receives more than 100 visitors.

All of his work and presentations are fantastic - please check them out on youtube. Until then you can get to know him a bit in our 2 hour interview. He’s got so much good info in his noggin we just kept talking, even with the 30 minutes we did before we started recording. Please listen closely to this one! Here’s Dr. Nadir Ali.


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  • [3:30] How Nadir Ali got into his journey of the low carb lifestyle.

  • [7:25] Becoming metabolically healthy in many cases can actually lead to your LDL cholesterol to rise.

  • [14:25] The history of why much of the science community wrongly thinks LDL cholesterol is bad.

  • [24:35] Phytosterol, the toxic cholesterol from plants.

  • [26:25] The role of cholesterol in our brains.

  • [28:20] To be able to feed the brain you must be able to absorb highly nutritious foods quite quickly.

  • [37:20] Why Dr. Ali thinks we need to stop demonizing insulin.

  • [48:30] Why a vegan diet is most likely not the most optimal diet.

  • [53:45] Why phytosterols are bad for you.

  • [59:00] What you need to know about PcSK9 and how it regulates cholesterol.

  • [1:05:55] The paradox of some ethnicities where they are not obese but not healthy either.

  • [1:09:02] Personal fat threshold.

  • [1:13:10] Why fasting and feasting is such a beneficial practice.

  • [1:22:00] How adiponectin can tell you if you are metabolically healthy.

  • [1:24:50] ApoE4 and how it relates to Alzheimer’s and dementia.


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Aug 14, 2021

Hi doctor Ali my name is Gracelyn. Your presentations are excellent and informative, You are my new God, I listen to your video's on the mysterious LDL elevation when one embarks on a healthy lifestyle to include keto, low carbs and exercise. I am a type 2 diabetic . My recent blood work identify that my LDL was high. However, my other bloodwork, eg, my HBA1C was within normal limits. My doctor pressured me to take statins, I have rejected this as I have been following your and other on the subject of low carbs and high fat.

The only thing I have changed is that due to the pandemic, I have exercised less.

My doctor did not even check…

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