Nov 18, 2019
Pharmaceutical drugs, especially statins, tend to get a bad rap, but the world of heart drugs goes well beyond statins. In fact, one of the best known heart drugs called Zetia, is used as a therapy for people who hyper absorb cholesterol as well as plant sterol. At Gene Food we are interested in both cholesterol and sterol absorption as the tendency to hyper absorb is tied heavily to genetics. In this episode of the podcast, John shares his experience taking Zetia as a "biohack" experiment to see what the drug would do to his lipid numbers. As we see in the episode, the experiment didn't quite go as planned. Later in the episode both John and Dr. Aaron discuss how different diets have impacted their blood work, specifically C reactive protein, a marker of inflammation in the body, and LDL-C.