Plant Prescription Podcast

The health effects of chicken and eggs put to the test with Dr. Michael Greger

August 31, 2020 Muzammil Ahmad, MSc & Cass Warbeck, BSc Season 1 Episode 16
Plant Prescription Podcast
The health effects of chicken and eggs put to the test with Dr. Michael Greger
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Plant Prescription Podcast
The health effects of chicken and eggs put to the test with Dr. Michael Greger
Aug 31, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16
Muzammil Ahmad, MSc & Cass Warbeck, BSc

This episode features the incredible Dr. Michael Greger, physician, internationally recognized public speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including the popular How Not to Die and most recently How to Survive a Pandemic. He is the creator of the nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org and a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. We were honoured to share this time with Dr. Greger and took a deep dive into all things chicken and eggs! 

In this episode we cover: 

  • Why there is so much confusion surrounding the health effects of eggs 
  • How the egg industry designs misleading studies 
  • What to keep in mind when interpreting studies 
  • The effects of choline and cholesterol on health 
  • Whether egg whites have a place in a healthy diet 
  • Which diseases eggs are associated with 
  • If chicken is really a healthy choice when it comes to animal protein 
  • The true saturated fat and sodium content of chicken 
  • How chickens are linked with antibiotic resistance 
  • The connection between chicken and urinary tract infections and lymphoma 
  • Why the chicken industry may be the cause of the next global pandemic 

You can find Dr. Greger on Instagram: @michaelgregermd and @nutrition_facts_org, Facebook: @NutritionFacts.org and Twitter: @nutrition_facts 

And be sure to check out nutritionfacts.org for the latest in clinical nutrition! 

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Show Notes

This episode features the incredible Dr. Michael Greger, physician, internationally recognized public speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including the popular How Not to Die and most recently How to Survive a Pandemic. He is the creator of the nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org and a founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. We were honoured to share this time with Dr. Greger and took a deep dive into all things chicken and eggs! 

In this episode we cover: 

  • Why there is so much confusion surrounding the health effects of eggs 
  • How the egg industry designs misleading studies 
  • What to keep in mind when interpreting studies 
  • The effects of choline and cholesterol on health 
  • Whether egg whites have a place in a healthy diet 
  • Which diseases eggs are associated with 
  • If chicken is really a healthy choice when it comes to animal protein 
  • The true saturated fat and sodium content of chicken 
  • How chickens are linked with antibiotic resistance 
  • The connection between chicken and urinary tract infections and lymphoma 
  • Why the chicken industry may be the cause of the next global pandemic 

You can find Dr. Greger on Instagram: @michaelgregermd and @nutrition_facts_org, Facebook: @NutritionFacts.org and Twitter: @nutrition_facts 

And be sure to check out nutritionfacts.org for the latest in clinical nutrition! 

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 through 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: