Are the blue zones BS or not?

Throughout my training and practice as a physician I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Time Stamps:

00:08:47 Podcast begins

0:9:30 Questioning plant based diets in blue zones

00:08:47 Podcast begins

0:9:30 Questioning plant based diets in blue zones

0:10:35 History of the blue zones

0:14:00 Clip of Dan Buettner, inventor of blue zones concept, in an interview with Mark Hyman

0:15:00 Regions of the world left out of the five “blue zones”

0:17:25 Debunking that plant based eaters have decreased mortality. Observational research versus Epidemiology.

0:35:31 Study highlighting that Asian people who increased meat intake have lower cardiovascular disease rates in men and breast cancer rates in women

0:40:46 Study highlighting correlation between red meat and male height

0:43:41 Examining blue zones in detail

1:06:50 Information about the 2022 Animal Based Gathering. (

1:07:30 Study highlighting the unexpected effects of red meat in terms of longevity

1:50:00 Creating our own micro blue zones and the negative side effects of plant molecules


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