Summary: Joe Rogan and Dr. Rhonda Patrick

Timothy Woods
Published by Timothy Woods
Last Updated On: February 15, 2024

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 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.

Quick Summary

  • Joe Rogan and Dr. Rhonda Patrick discuss the carnivore diet's effects on auto-immune issues and calorie control through high-protein intake.
  • They cover Dr. Patrick's research on micronutrient deficiencies, metabolism, inflammation, DNA damage, aging, and supplement use.
  • In a 2020 study conducted by Harvard Medical School, it was noted that 95% of the 2029 participants reported overall improved health, including increased energy, mental clarity, focus, strength, and more. Additionally, 98% of the participants experienced improvement or resolution of diabetes and insulin resistance [1].

She investigated the effects of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) inadequacies on metabolism, inflammation, DNA damage, and aging and whether supplementation can reverse the damage [2].

Dr. Patrick’s goal is 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.

Initially, individuals with autoimmune issues were among the first participants in the diet. However, a 2021 study from the National Library of Medicine noted that there is limited understanding of the health effects and tolerance of this diet. Concerns have been raised regarding potential nutrient deficiencies and risks of cardiovascular disease [3].

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 of their calorie intake. She also explained how this type of diet could affect the microbiome in our body.

Also Read: A Summary of Jordan Peterson's Journey on the Carnivore Diet

Lastly, she discussed the benefits of exposing the body to hormetic stressors, such as through diet and fasting, which could potentially help the body in the long run [4].


  • Dr. Rhonda Patrick: why people are doing carnivore?
  • Observations on people who try the carnivore diet
  • Why people on a carnivore diet eat less food?
  • Fasting and Autoimmunity
  • Long term effects of the carnivore diet
  • Benefits of Fasting
  • Fasting and Cancer Eradication
  • Ketogenic Diet


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