Dr. Joel Kahn
About Dr. Joel Kahn
Joel Kahn, MD, of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and an Associate Professor Oakland University/Beaumont Hospital medical schools. He graduate Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in interventional cardiology in Dallas and Kansas City. Known as "America’s Holistic Heart Doc", Dr. Kahn is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine. He was the first physician worldwide to complete the Metabolic Cardiology curriculum in conjunction with A4M.com/MMI and the University of South Florida.
Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes articles for MindBodyGreen, Thrive Global, and Reader’s Digest and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show and Fox 2 News. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns 3 health restaurants in Detroit and Austin, Texas.
Dr. Kahn can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com.
Why You Should Listen
I recently had the chance to catch up with Dr. Joel Kahn to learn more about his take on what people should eat to improve their health. He breaks down why he believes environmental impact should be intrinsically factored in to personal diet choice and how partnering personal health with sustainability can actually make a massive difference for patients and the planet alike.
I also get his take on:
- Current diet fads, such as the ketogenic and paleo diets.
- Which foods Americans are eating too much of and what we need to be consuming to ensure maximum health and wellness.
- The science behind his plant-based practice and his recommendations for heart patients.
- What its like to run 3 plant-based restaurants and how he chose what to put on the menu.
It’s not every day that you get the chance to pick the brain of a plant-based cardiologist, and I certainly walked away from this conversation with a wealth of useful and incredibly practical information.
People/Companies/Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- USDA Food Guidelines
- Dave Asprey
- Food Babe
- Chris Kresser
- Mark Sisson
- Dr. David Katz
- Eating Animals
- Dr. Valter Longo
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Memphis Meats
- Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss
- Beyond Meat
- Dr. Dean Ornish
- Dr. Nathan Pritikin
- Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
- Mercy for Animals
- Green Space Café
- Green Space TX Food