60 minutes | Mar 9th 2021

Dr James O' Keefe

James is a cardiologist and Medical Director of the Charles and Barbara Dubok Cardio Health & Wellness Center at Saint Luke’s Mid American Heart Institute, an enormous practice of more than 60 cardiologists. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. James has authored best-selling cardiovascular books for health professionals, including the Complete Guide to EKGs, Dyslipidemia Essentials, and Diabetes Essentials. He has also authored over 300 academic studies in the broad area of lifestyle and disease.This week we talk specifically on:how James has ended up basing his cardiology practice on lifestyle intervention who is at risk of experiencing heart issues with too much exercise (and who isn't)his recommendations for supplements to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease (for athletes and non-athletes)his lifestyle recommendations for optimal healthHis own daily practice for overall health.Studies discussed:Training for longevity: the reverse J curve for exercise: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32848273/A Pesco-Mediterranean Diet With Intermittent Fasting: JACC Review Topic of the Week https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32943166/Physical Activity, All-Cause Mortality, and Longevity of College Alumnihttps://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm198603063141003You can find Dr O'Keefe at: https://doctors.saintlukeskc.org/provider/James+H+O'Keefe+Jr./1458597
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