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Mar 27, 2021

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about lipid therapy in optimizing health.

About My Guests:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Kelly McCann. Kelly McCann, MD, MPH & TM is on staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California and has been in private practice in Costa Mesa since 2008. She founded Partners in Health at the Spring Center in August 2009. Dr. McCann received a B.A. in Music from Brown University and a Master’s in Library Science from University at Albany. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and simultaneously earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Tropical Medicine (TM) at Tulane University in New Orleans. She completed both an Internal Medicine residency at Banner Samaritan Medical Center and a Pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. McCann completed a Fellowship in the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona where she worked with Dr. Andrew Weil. She is one of only 35 physicians world-wide to participate in this Residential Fellowship.  Dr. McCann became certified in medical acupuncture through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine and also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties. Dr. McCann completed a Masters in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica in 2010. She is a Board Member of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness. She lectures internationally on mold, Lyme disease, and environmental toxins.

Key Takeaways:

  • What symptoms or conditions might benefit from lipid therapy?
  • When might lipid therapy be appropriate in the overall timeline of a chronic illness protocol
  • Which fats are the most health-supporting?
  • Are fish oils helpful or harmful?
  • Can there be an imbalance with too much Omega-3 and too little Omega-6?
  • How can lipid balance be explored?
  • What are VLCFAs and "renegades"?
  • What are DNA adducts?
  • What is PC? How is it different from choline?
  • Do lipids impact our ability to create energy or ATP?
  • How does PEMT impact the need for PC?
  • What is TMAO? Is it a concern when supplementing PC?
  • Is soy-derived or sunflower-derived best?
  • What is the role of ox bile, TUDCA, and butyrate in a lipid replacement protocol?

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Interview Date:

March 26, 2021


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.