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Love & Guts

Sep 20, 2020

#172 Prof Dr Karin Ried is Director of Research at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine. Dr Ried has more than 20 years’ experience in medical and public health research, and research interest in complementary and integrative medicine with a focus on nutritional health. Her current research projects encompass nutritional medicine, cardiovascular and brain health, chronic diseases and cancer. Her PhD and early postdoctoral work in human genetics at the Centre of Molecular Genetics, University of Adelaide, culminated in the discovery of various genes, one of which is involved in the development of cancer. Dr Ried is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Her research has been featured on national radio, television, and in the print media in Australia and overseas.

In this episode we cover

  • Cardiovascular disease and the drivers
  • The Gut-Heart Disease Connection
  • Why we need to look further than LDL and total cholesterol on blood work 
  • The drivers of high LDL, in particular the fascinating role it has in infection
  • Why adequate levels of cholesterol is important
  • The role of garlic in cardiovascular disease
  • Garlic and its potential role in athletic performance
  • Other treatment strategies for cardiovascular health
  • And so much more