Plant Prescription Podcast

Cholesterol and saturated fat, keeping healthy eating inexpensive, and practicing Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Michelle McMacken

August 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
Plant Prescription Podcast
Cholesterol and saturated fat, keeping healthy eating inexpensive, and practicing Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Michelle McMacken
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Plant Prescription Podcast
Cholesterol and saturated fat, keeping healthy eating inexpensive, and practicing Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Michelle McMacken
Aug 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14

Dr. Michelle McMacken is an internal medicine physician and assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. After attending a lifestyle medicine conference in 2013, she was inspired to integrate lifestyle changes and a whole food, plant-based diet into her clinical practice. She works tirelessly to educate patients and health care professionals alike, is the author of multiple research articles, and speaks regularly at medical conferences. Dr. McMacken is also the director of the NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program.  

In this episode we cover: 

  • How she transitioned into medicine from being an English major 
  • Discovering lifestyle medicine and integrating it into her practice 
  • Why physicians should not assume patients are not willing to change 
  • How she discusses food and diet with her patients 
  • All about The Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue 
  • Common nutrition myths 
  • Optimal protein sources and why protein combining isn't necessary 
  • How a plant-based diet can be cost effective 
  • Talking nutrition with patients below the poverty line 
  • The relationship between dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, and LDL cholesterol 
  • Why it's ok if your HDL drops when you go plant-based 
  • Remission of type 2 diabetes in patients who adopt a whole food, plant-based diet 

You can connect with Dr. McMacken on Instagram: @veg_md and Twitter: @Veg_MD 

Information about the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program is here: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue/health-care-services/plant-based-lifestyle-medicine-program/ 

Episode resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening on Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription

Music credit: Scott Holmes.

Show Notes

Dr. Michelle McMacken is an internal medicine physician and assistant professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. After attending a lifestyle medicine conference in 2013, she was inspired to integrate lifestyle changes and a whole food, plant-based diet into her clinical practice. She works tirelessly to educate patients and health care professionals alike, is the author of multiple research articles, and speaks regularly at medical conferences. Dr. McMacken is also the director of the NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program.  

In this episode we cover: 

  • How she transitioned into medicine from being an English major 
  • Discovering lifestyle medicine and integrating it into her practice 
  • Why physicians should not assume patients are not willing to change 
  • How she discusses food and diet with her patients 
  • All about The Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue 
  • Common nutrition myths 
  • Optimal protein sources and why protein combining isn't necessary 
  • How a plant-based diet can be cost effective 
  • Talking nutrition with patients below the poverty line 
  • The relationship between dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, and LDL cholesterol 
  • Why it's ok if your HDL drops when you go plant-based 
  • Remission of type 2 diabetes in patients who adopt a whole food, plant-based diet 

You can connect with Dr. McMacken on Instagram: @veg_md and Twitter: @Veg_MD 

Information about the Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program is here: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue/health-care-services/plant-based-lifestyle-medicine-program/ 

Episode resources: 

Thank you for tuning in! Make sure to subscribe to The Plant Prescription Podcast so you get notified when new episodes are published. If you enjoy our material and are listening on Apple Podcasts, please leave us a review as this will help more people discover this podcast. We would love to hear from you guys on what you thought of the episode and what you'd like to hear in the future so please connect with us on Instagram. 

IG: Muzammil: @dr.plantbased, Cass: @plant_fueled

Facebook: @theplantprescription

Music credit: Scott Holmes.