Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. She has done extensive research on aging, cancer, and nutrition.
Dr. Patrick is dedicated to the pursuit of longevity and optimal health and shares the latest research on nutrition, aging, and disease prevention with her audience. She has a gift for translating scientific topics into understandable takeaways for all levels of education and interest.
She investigated the effects of micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) inadequacies on metabolism, inflammation, DNA damage, and aging and whether supplementation can reverse the damage. It is Dr. Patrick’s goal to challenge the status quo and encourage the wider public to think about health and longevity using a proactive, preventative approach.
In this podcast, she discussed her research about the carnivore diet. She also shared how she initially dismissed this idea and how she embraced it in the long run.
At first, people with auto-immune problems were the first participants of the diet. After they tried this diet, it improved their auto-immune symptoms. She also found out that getting into a high-protein diet generally helps people eat less, leading to a natural suppression to one's calorie intake. She also explained how these type of diet could affect the microbiome in our body.
Lastly, she discussed the benefits of exposing the body to hormetic stressors, such as through diet and fasting, could potentially help the body in the long run.
Timothy Woods is an advocate of the carnivore diet, athlete, and a pure health-enthusiast. He started this blog in order to educate people about the different all-meat diets out there and to debunk all the myths that surround it.