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Apr 27, 2020

We are joined on the show today by Dr. Ariel Ortiz—a weight-loss surgeon and the founder of the Obesity Control Center in Tijuana, Mexico. We discuss the connection between preexisting metabolic disease and the risk of death from COVID-19. Dr. Ortiz tells the story of how he, as a result of his search for a pre-operative diet for his patients that would shrink their livers, discovered that low-carb dietary intervention could be used as a treatment for metabolic disease. Eventually our conversation turned toward doctor-patient interaction and the importance of making health easy for the patient. How can we utilize new technological/social platforms to make health easier and more sustainable for more and more people? Dr. Ortiz is hopeful that the advancement of telemedicine and remote monitoring will continue to grow, bringing real, effective health care that reverses disease to the whole world. Check out the info in the show notes to explore what Dr. Ortiz is up to right now!

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