The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It

May 24, 2015
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Chef and Cardiologist Dr. Michael S. Fenster better known as Dr. Mike, the author of his new book “The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It”. Dr. Mike is back to help Americans change the way we view food and our diet and joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Nutrition Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Michael S. Fenster discuss the following:

  • With the title of this book, The Fallacy of the Calorie", it would leave some concerned...should we be concerned?
  • What should our view of food be? Why does anything healthy seem to taste so BLAH?
  • What seems to be the number one issue with Americans and their diets in general?
  • Tell us why you think we desire sugar, salt and fat so much.
  • Briefly touch on your 30 day program helping us break the shackles of the modern Western Diet with tools we would be able to use for a lifetime.
  • If I were to take action with you as my nutritional mentor, where shouId I begin to make changes in my daily diet?


Duration: 10:33


As a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, Martial Artist and Professional Chef, Dr. Michael S. Fenster is a beacon of light in the dark world of food myths. Better known to his fans as “Dr. Mike”, he’s never one to back down from a challenge – including receiving his culinary degree from Ashworth University, where he was their alumnus of the year. 


Dr. Mike is no stranger to the spotlight; whether it’s cooking demos, sharing recipes or discussing food and health. He’s been a regular on CW’s The Daily Buzz, ABC’s The List, NBC’s Daytime TV, he’s also the star and producer of a popular cooking web series with Forbes Riley. The Author of several books, Dr. Mike has written regular columns for numerous publications and websites including Shape, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Glamour, The Atlantic, Outdoor Magazine, Pacific-Standard, Tampa Tribune, Luxuria Lifestyles and Basil. 


Mike’s love of food and medical awareness propelled him to combine these passions, the result is an exceptionally unique and insightful approach to food that seeks to counter the negative and inflammatory effects of the modern Western diet that deadens our taste buds, robs our vitality and increases the risks of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and a host of other conditions and illnesses that plague our society. 


With the recent release of his new book “The Fallacy of The Calorie: Why The Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It” (Koehler Books) - Dr. Mike is back to help Americans change the way we view food and our diet. As Described by Huffington Post, the book is said to be “as much entertainment as it is pregnant with facts, making the mass of information deliciously palatable...” Dr. Mike is here to lead us to a better life through his witty yet incredibly educational writing. The book traces the origins of our desire for sugar, salt and fat and its modern incarnation as the addictive Western Diet. 


Dr Mike discusses the intricate relationship between our diet, our physiology and our gut microbiome and how that manifests as health and wellness or disability and disease. He concludes with a 30 day program to break the shackles of the modern Western diet with tools you will use for a lifetime.  Always entertaining, often controversial and tremendously informative, Dr. Mike is a true original fusing food and health into easily digestible morsels and showing us all why; Tasty is the New Healthy.



Website: www.CardioChef.com