Dr. Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Before working as a cardiologist, he served as an assistant professor of medicine for eight years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also received his medical training.
Dr. Ali has championed many aspects of the science and practice of a low-carb lifestyle in the local Clear Lake area since 2013. He organises a monthly nutritional seminar in the Searcy Auditorium of the Clear Lake Hospital that receives more than 100 visitors every month from the local community. Dr Ali’s focus is on managing heart disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. He is also a super nice guy and a pleasure to hang out with.
*0:38: Dr. Nadir Ali Introduction*
6:17 Dr. Ali, cardiologist
9:20: From Veganism to Low carb
16:08 What Dr. Ali tells his patients to eat.
18:35 LDL cholesterol levels on a low carb animal based diet
20:45 Why does LDL go up on a keto/carnivore diet?
26:32 Fasting’s effect on LDL
33:25 Should we be worried about high LDL?
43:26 Malcolm Kendrick and his work on cholesterol
45:41 Fourier trial
50:46 Dr. Ken Berry, “lies my doctor told me”
55:46 All cause mortality goes down in those with high LDL
58:20 More Trials
60:33 The Statin Trials
68:39 Non-statin LDL lowering drugs
71:36 The side effects of Statins.
76:45 Incidence of myopathy
82:11 Summary of the Podcast
84:08 Dr. Ali’s take homes
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