68 minutes | Dec 17th 2018

Dr. Rhonda Patrick - Why Eating Fish, But Not Omega-3 Supplements, Can Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a scientist who has done extensive research on aging, cancer and nutrition. She has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science center and St. Jude’s children’s research hospital in Memphis Tennessee, a bachelor's of science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California San Diego and has trained as a Postdoc at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute with Dr. Bruce Ames. Her research on the role of insulin signaling in protein misfolding commonly found in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, was conducted at the prestigious Salk Institute for biological Sciences. Rhonda's podcast and website, both called Found My Fitness, discuss topics such as the role of micronutrient deficiencies in diseases of aging, the benefits of exposing the body to hormetic stressors such as exercise, fasting, sauna use or various forms of cold exposure, and the importance of mindfulness, stress reduction and sleep on health. In this episode we discuss Rhonda's new publication on the role of the APOE4 gene in Alzheimer's Disease, and why eating fish but not taking fish oil DHA supplements help slow the progression of the disease for carriers. We also touch on how we both approach healthy pregnancies and Rhonda's personal nutrition strategies. For complete show notes visit: http://summertomato.com/category/podcast
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