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Nov 25 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 9 tweets 3 min read
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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 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 7 tweets 2 min read
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Think you can exercise your way to weight loss?

Thank again.

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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 8 tweets 3 min read
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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 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 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 8 tweets 2 min read
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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
2️⃣#BloodSugar
3️⃣#BloodPressure
4️⃣HDL
5️⃣TG
Sep 21 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 7 tweets 3 min read
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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 8 tweets 4 min read
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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.
Aug 29 11 tweets 5 min read
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America’s relationship with work is unhealthy and unsustainable.
We work long hours and report some of the highest levels of job stress in the world.
We spend more on #healthcare than any other nation, but our employees are sicker than those in other high-income nations.
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Work is taking a toll on our #MetabolicHealth.

And not only is this bad for our longevity — it's bad for business too.

Poor health is associated with more than $575 billion in lost potential, and 1.5 billion days of missed productivity for US businesses.
Aug 25 8 tweets 2 min read
How are we sleeping?

Vote in all these polls today to give me data to talk about in my mission to help you sleep better.

Share the polls with your friends so we have more data.

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Aug 24 17 tweets 3 min read
I was attacked by an OB/GYN today for pointing out the financial incentives in health care.

Let's look at C-Section rates.

US: 31%
Canada: 29%
Northern Europe: 26%

What's the $ impact for our hospitals as a result of that 5% higher C-Section rate here? I'm not saying OB/GYNs are responsible for increased C-Section rates in the US.

I'm saying that our system rewards interventions and disincentivizes preventative care.

Most babies are born in hospitals.

Most moms are exposed to this incentive structure.
Aug 22 6 tweets 2 min read
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Everyone has an opinion about how to live a longer and healthier life.

Some swear by specific diets, others point to genetics or sheer luck.

From a scientific perspective, there's one important factor for longevity: #CardiovascularTraining. 2/
If you want to live a long and healthy life, there's no substitute for regular cardiovascular training.

Even just a few minutes of #cardio exercise per day could help you live almost 7 years longer than non-active people.
Aug 17 4 tweets 1 min read
Hope is stronger than fear. When I was 100 pounds overweight, I was full of fear.

(and donuts 🤦‍♂️)

I didn't believe I could change.
Aug 15 8 tweets 4 min read
I don't have to tell you that life is getting more expensive. And with all the stress, #hearthealth is worse than ever.

Removing stress entirely just isn't feasible -but it's critical to manage stress to protect your health, heart, and metabolic wellness.

Here's How:
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The cost-of-living crisis affects more than just your money. If you allow stress to control your life, it will quickly control your health as well.

Excess stress in the body has been associated with:
1️⃣High blood cholesterol
2️⃣High blood sugar
3️⃣Hypertension
4️⃣Atherosclerosis
Aug 14 5 tweets 1 min read
88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy.

You are overweight, you are tired, you feel defeated.

For 659,000 of you, this the last year of your life.

How did it come to this?

I think I know why... 🧵 Image From med school to performing over 3,000 heart surgeries, I keep seeing a trend.

More and more, Americans are outsourcing their health.

You'd think as a heart surgeon I would love this. Good for business!

But it brings me to tears because it's literally killing you.
Aug 12 31 tweets 6 min read
Uncomfortable topic time.

My poll earlier was a trick question.

I think hyperpalatable food and porn are mostly the same issue.

And the answer to both is the same.

Here's my reasoning:

1/x Image You've heard me say that 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy.

But a majority of Americans also have used porn.

Why are we so unhealthy?
Aug 5 29 tweets 7 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.
Jul 1 6 tweets 2 min read
Many of us have sacrificed our health in the name of work. But continued sacrifices negatively affect our health and wellness.
When you consider the $225 billion price tag for illness in the workplace, it's obvious that employee health must be a priority – for everyone's sake
🧵 To encourage the metabolic health of your employees, start with the basics:

1️⃣ Offer healthier food options
2️⃣ Encourage physical activity
3️⃣ Promote mental health
4️⃣ Offering comprehensive #wellnesscounselling
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