Diet Doctor Podcast

#56 - Dr. Ethan Weiss

October 6, 2020

Dr. Ethan Weiss is a preventive cardiologist who supports a low-carb and keto way of eating. That is remarkable in itself. But my admiration for him goes well beyond that simple fact. As a researcher and clinician, he is uniquely positioned to understand how science, specifically nutritional science, informs decisions doctors can and should make with patients.

He believes we need to separate emotion and science, and has been vocal about what he calls low-carb tribalism. Much of this centers around the controversy about the role LDL plays in heart disease. Could it be different for those following low-carb? Yes he says. But the bigger question is what do we do about it until we know for sure? I hope you appreciate his thought process and his approach to this question as much as I do.

Above it all, however, Ethan is a human playing his part to try to make the world a better place. Whether it is volunteering to fly across the country to work in a COVID ICU, or his honesty and vulnerability surrounding his daughter with albinism, Ethan sets an example how we should behave as human beings.

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