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Feb 6 26 tweets 5 min read
Hopefully, you don’t need me to remind you how important hydration is for your health.

Being strategic about what you drink, how much you drink, and when to drink can control blood sugar levels, boost performance, and restore metabolic functions. Image Hydration is more than just drinking water!💧 Discover how being strategic with your intake can control blood sugar, boost performance, and restore metabolic functions. Get ready to elevate your hydration game! #healthtips #hydrationmatters 💪🧠
Dec 18, 2023 11 tweets 3 min read
I urge patients to get a CAC scan at 40.

But I realize many people don't understand what this entails.

I want to demystify some common questions so you can feel more confident about booking a test.

Let’s get started. 2/
A CAC is an imaging test for your heart.

It’s designed to spot calcium deposits, which increase your risks for heart disease.

They can also predict cardiovascular disease for asymptomatic individuals.

It’s one of the best tests to identify the early stages of heart disease
Nov 27, 2023 26 tweets 5 min read
Back in 2014 I was 100 pounds overweight, low energy, and miserable.

In my profession I was a complete success.

In my health I was a complete failure.

Here's what changed: Image I used to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.

Now I eat whatever I want, whenever I want.

"That's the same thing Phil!"

Yes, but *what* I want to eat and *when* I want to eat is 100% different.
Aug 14, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Every week, I see people on my operating table that are there because of their lifestyle choices.

This doesn’t have to be your future.

Here's a crash course on what you need to know about #HeartDisease, signs and symptoms, and holistic prevention steps. 2/

Although we talk about “heart disease” as though it’s a single diagnosis, there are three main types to consider:

- Coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis)
- Heart valve diseases
- Heart failure

Any of these can put you on my operating table or result in an early death.
Apr 30, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
"Ischemic heart disease, cancer, diabetes and hypertension are the diseases that kill us. They are epidemic in our population...

1/ Image We cannot afford to temporize. We have an obligation to inform the public of the current state of knowledge and to assist the public in making the correct food choices. To do less is to avoid our responsibility."

Apr 29, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Americans are facing a mental health crisis. Nearly one in five people suffer from a diagnosis every year.

Researchers are turning to possible correlations between the mind and body—including #metabolichealth.
🧵 2/
Metabolic health has a significant effect on both #addiction and mental health.

Not only does being metabolically healthy reduce the risk of developing addictions, but evidence suggests it can improve mental health markers as well.
Apr 28, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
So you’re interested in #metabolic health and can see the benefits of making a change, but you're not sure where to begin your journey.

I suggest a two-step approach: researching for general awareness, then seeking certified coaching.
🧵 2/ The most basic definition of #metabolichealth is the creation and management of energy. But only 12% of Americans fall into that category. 88% are metabolically unhealthy.

Planning and direction are critical to future success, which is where
Feb 6, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Opposite day:

@HuffPost also says this in the area they are quoting me.

"When you do eat red meat, remember to avoid high-fat cuts. As previously explained, fatty meats are high in saturated fats — something that does negatively impact heart health." @HuffPost That's opposite of the truth.

Most people would benefit from eating more fatty cuts of meat.

When you eat less saturated fats, what are you adding to your food to make it taste good?

Bad fats, or sugar.

Feb 6, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
Modern food recommendations make it harder to know what’s healthy and what isn’t.

You may have even recently been led to believe that Lucky Charms are healthier than steak.

So what should you eat to stay healthy?

I’ll explain: 2/
Whole, real foods are as unchanged as possible from their original forms.

If you can grow it, feed it, or pick it from a farm, it’s whole, real food.

Examples include:

Jan 5, 2023 18 tweets 3 min read
HDL and triglycerides are more predictive of heart disease than LDL. You'd think such a simple statement would be easily verifiable and heavily tested.

You'd think that because you don't understand how companies in the medical industry make their money.
Nov 25, 2022 12 tweets 4 min read
🚨4 metabolic myths from mainstream medicine that are killing you🚨

These 4 lies from big food and big pharma have infected medicine and nutrition, so you can’t trust most doctors.

Fixing your choices based on this thread will easily add 10 years to your life. Big Lie #1

~Saturated fat is bad for you~

In 1948, Proctor and Gamble gave $1 million to the American Heart Association.

Then saturated fat became bad, and Crisco (a polyunsaturated fat) became good.
Nov 7, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
The link between metabolic health and heart disease has been shown in countless studies.

The positive findings have been that metabolic health can manage or prevent heart disease.

It starts with understanding the basics: 2/

Many cases of #HeartDisease occur because of damaged blood vessels. Weak vessels are correlated with poor metabolic health.

Metabolic syndrome is a precursor to cardiac arrest.

2 factors that harm blood vessels: blood sugar and inflammation.
Oct 31, 2022 16 tweets 3 min read
Soon I'm opening the doors to my Metabolic Health Coaching program.

Are you on the wait list?

ifixhearts.com/join/ My book won't save you from a heart attack.

No amount of information will.

Only through action to change your lifestyle can you improve your metabolic health.

But there's a big problem:
Oct 30, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Think you can exercise your way to weight loss?

Thank again.

🧵 2/
You finish an hour on the treadmill or a sweaty cardio workout, thinking you’ve burned off enough for a pizza “reward”

Then realize you’ve burned 100 calories, at best.

That “reward” erases all the hard work & you gain weight
Oct 10, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
A type 2 #diabetes diagnosis can feel like a death sentence.

A lifetime of needles and disease management, with an increased risk of other disease, amputation, and early death?

But you don't just have to manage diabetes.

In fact, you can cure it completely. 2/

Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 is largely a lifestyle disease - and largely preventable.

The pancreas still produces insulin, just not enough to control high blood sugar. Over time, the bloodstream is bathed in sugar and chronic disease begins.
Sep 26, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
Fruit in moderation isn't that bad for you.

Eat fruit whole and in season.

If you want to stuff your face with blueberries *while they are in season within driving distance* then go for it.

It's habitual fruit eating that becomes a problem. I'm not saying fruit is good for you.

It delivers zero necessary nutrients for life.

And it can play havoc with your blood glucose.

But it's way better than a donut or Coke.
Sep 26, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Doc Anarchy is right on this one and here is why.

I, and I assume he, are speaking to the 99% of Twitter who are not elite athletes.

The rules are different for the 1%.

Ox is speaking to the 1% but when the 99% read him they get confused. Now the complement to this is, if you are in the 1% of most fit people, I'm saying things on my Twitter that don't apply to you, and I usually don't have a * saying *except the 1%.

So I might confuse the 1% like Ox might confuse the 99%.
Sep 26, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
71% of Americans say they’re in excellent health.

Only 12% actually are.

For millions of people, “getting healthier” is about green smoothies and viral wellness trends.

But that neglects something critically important: metabolic health. 2/
#MetabolicHealth is a measure of how your body processes and uses energy.
It tracks how well your body uses food to nourish its cells and how efficiently it stores energy for future use.

There are 5 key indicators:
1️⃣Central Obesity
Sep 21, 2022 26 tweets 5 min read
Back in 2014 I was 100 pounds overweight, low energy, and miserable.

In my profession I was a complete success.

In my health I was a complete failure.

Here's what changed: I used to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.

Now I eat whatever I want, whenever I want.

"That's the same thing Phil!"

Yes, but *what* I want to eat and *when* I want to eat is 100% different.
Sep 19, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
Blind faith in the dietary guidelines can literally kill you.
Research has found that 95% of the Dietary Guidelines of Americans advisory committee has conflicts of interest (COI) with food brands, including Kellogg’s, Dannon and General Mills.
Here’s how to protect yourself: 2/
These conflicts haven’t been disclosed to the public.
Now we know that 60% of documented COI is related to funding or board membership.
No wonder that 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy and heart disease is behind 25% of all US deaths.
Sep 5, 2022 8 tweets 4 min read
Ignoring your heart health isn’t just reckless — it may even kill you.
In the US, there's a 1 in 4 chance that your death will be caused by heart disease.
Regardless of your age, gender, or wellness, taking stock of your #CardiovascularHealth today may save your life tomorrow. 2/
Most of us are familiar with the late-stage signs of #HeartDisease: pain, shortness of breath, or an irregular heartbeat.

But the earliest signs of an unhealthy heart can be very subtle.

They’re often ignored or chalked up to other causes, especially in young people.