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The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin

Sep 19, 2022

Cardiovascular research scientist, author, and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Dr. James DiNicolantonio discusses everything from what to remove in your diet, how much salt to consume, how to improve your athletic performance, the biodiversity of food, grass-fed versus conventional meat, and so much more in this episode.


Dr. James DiNic also compares the carbon impact and soil health from growing monocrops versus multi paddock systems, how to properly hydrate before an athletic event, and he shares more about his background and how he found himself in this space.


On top of everything mentioned so far, Dr. James DiNic has also testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars and he serves as the Associate Editor of Nutrition and British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Open Heart.


Dr. James DiNic is also on the editorial advisory boards of several medical journals and he’s shared his expertise on The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and international news media outlets.


When you tune into this episode, you’ll learn about the following topics:

  • Dr. James DiNicolantonio’s story and how he found himself in the health space
  • What happens when you put salt back into people’s diets
  • The three most important foods to remove from your diet for better health
  • The bioavailability of food and why you can’t just go by how high a food is in specific nutrients
  • Why, as a society, we’re depleted of important nutrients and minerals and what can be done about it
  • The craft meat movement and why this is a good thing
  • The dramatic difference in nutrients from conventionally grown meat versus grass-fed and grass-finished and wild meats
  • How you can be malnourished on a high calorie diet
  • The carbon impact of grass-fed, grass-finished meat versus conventionally grown meat
  • How conventionally grown crops and meat affect our soil health and what can be done to fix this
  • How we only have 60 years left of fertile soil 
  • More about Dr. DiNicolantonio’s latest book
  • Five factors that can improve athletic performance
  • How to properly fuel and hydrate before an athletic performance
  • Why you need just the right amount of water intake before an athletic event and how to do that