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Oct 27, 2021

We are back for round two with Dr. Monica Aggarwal. If you haven’t listened to the first episode (#148), go back and listen to her origin story. Dr. Aggarwal takes a different approach to heart health than most cardiologists. Instead of stents and blood-thinners, she uses lifestyle and nutrition as a patient’s first line of defense. Named a New Generation Innovator by Cardiology Today, Dr. Aggarwal is helping people live longer—not just masking the symptoms of heart disease. Everyone has some level of risk when it comes to heart health. No matter your age or lifestyle, we can all benefit from hearing what Dr. Aggarwal has to say. We just couldn’t fit all of her knowledge into one episode! 

What we discuss in this episode:


- Calculating one’s relative risk of heart disease 


- Why healthy eating matters even in childhood


- Understanding plaque and its consequences


- What is a stent and what does it actually do? 


- Nutritional tips to lower risk of heart disease


- Understanding the difference between saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats


- Acute versus chronic inflammation


- How dairy affects cholesterol and inflammation


- Not allowing your genes to dictate your health


- Exercise is essential 


- Dr. Aggarwal’s book: Body on Fire: How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness


- Follow Dr. Aggarwal on Instagram @drmonicaaggarwal 


- Use code SWITCH at for 25% off your cookie order!


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