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The Peter Attia Drive

Jan 21, 2019

In this episode, Zubin Damania, a.k.a. Zdogg MD, a Stanford trained physician and founder of Turntable Health, discusses his evolution from disillusioned doctor suffering burnout to leading the charge for a radical shift in how we practice medicine. We also go down the rabbit hole on all sorts of juicy topics from meditation to nutrition to the nature of consciousness itself.

We discuss:
  • Med school antics [7:00];
  • Hierarchies in healthcare, physician burnout, and a broken system [20:15];
  • Why Zubin left medicine, and what lead to the ZdoggMD persona [31:30];
  • Peter’s tough decision to leave medicine [44:00];
  • Benefits and challenges of meditation [54:15];
  • Zdogg’s theory of consciousness [1:11:30];
  • Nutrition: Peter’s current strategy with patients [1:31:00];
  • The anti-vaccine dispute [1:38:15]
  • The common thread of all “diets”, the obesity epidemic, and Peter’s dream experiment [1:44:30];
  • Do we have free will? And how do we make better decisions and learn from our mistakes? [1:55:15];
  • Peter’s current obsessions: fasting and rapamycin, measuring autophagy, and becoming a kickass 100-year-old [2:03:15];
  • Reforming the healthcare payment model [2:14:45];
  • How to find doctors like Peter and Zubin in your area [2:28:15];
  • Zdogg’s amazing videos [2:31:15]; and
  • More.

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