Dr. Bruce Ames

In this podcast, Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews her mentor, Dr. Bruce Ames, about his triage theory and other nutrition topics. Dr. Ames was the 23rd most-cited scientist between 1973 and 1984, which is evidence of his long and productive career investigating human health and disease. Dr. Ames continues his research expanding our knowledge of nutrients such as vitamin D and its role in Autism spectrum disorder.

In this episode, we discuss...

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (04:18) Dr. Ames discovers vitamin deficiency-induced DNA damage
  • (10:35) Triage theory explains nutrient rationing 
  • (14:37) Nutrient deficiencies cause insidious damage and accelerate aging
  • (25:25) Expanding the list of essential vitamins (e.g., lutein & zeaxanthin) 
  • (31:05) A Western diet pattern is mostly empty calories
  • (36:46) Challenges running randomized double-blind clinical trials in nutrition
  • (38:12) Nutrition is not the focus of our current healthcare system
  • (42:15) Dr. Ames’ philosophy about healthy and delicious foods

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here.

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