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This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr Will Cole.  He is a leading functional-medicine expert specialising in investigating the underlying factors behind thyroid, hormone, autoimmune, digestive and brain problems. He is the author of the bestselling books Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum and consults worldwide via webcam, with offices in Pittsburgh.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • How would you describe inflammation?
  • Is there a gold standard in testing for food-related/digestive issues?
  • Which foods do you find present the most problems for your patients?


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This week I'm excited to welcome Dr. Will Cole. Dr. Cole is a leading functional medicine expert specializing in investigating the underlying factors behind thyroid, hormone, auto-immune, digestive, and brain problems. He's the author of the bestselling books, Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum and consults worldwide via webcam with offices in Pittsburgh. In this episode we talk about the rise in allergies, sensitivities and autoimmune conditions and the best methods to test and treat these issues. Now, the audio is a little sketchy on this conversation, but hold tight as the information Dr. Cole shares is priceless over to Dr. Cole.

Hi guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Will Cole to the podcast. Dr. Cole, how are you?

Dr. Cole
I'm doing great. How are you?

Very well, thank you, and again very appreciative of your time. I know you're a super busy guy and we're going to get into what you do in a minute, but first up, for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you, your work, your books, et cetera, I'd just love it if you can just tell us a little bit about yourself please.

Dr. Cole
Yeah. So I am a functional medicine practitioner. So my day job is consulting patients around the world, via a virtual functional medicine practice. So we're consulting them via webcam. My job is to get to the root cause of why they're struggling with their health issues. So whether that's auto-immune issues or hormonal problems or digestive problems, neurological issues, my heart and passion is really to find out why they're struggling. And it's really a sacred responsibility in my opinion. It's a sacred responsibility for me at least to be a part of somebody's health journey. So yeah, I've been doing this for 11 years at this point over that, consulting patients online and my post doctoral education and training is in functional medicine, clinical nutrition. That's really what my passion is and I'm immersed in that space. Getting labs and getting super geeky and putting numbers on spreadsheets and people will have reasons of why they feel the way that they do.

And yeah, when I'm not seeing patients, I'm writing about functional medicine. So I've written articles for the past 11 years on these topics and I [inaudible 00:03:31] instructor and wellness expert for mind body green, one of the largest websites in the world for a long time. They launched shortly after that for Goop, which has been a [inaudible 00:03:42] wellness brand as well. I cohost the Goopfellas podcast, which is Gwenyth and Elise's first spinoff of the main Goop podcast with Gwenyth and Elise host the main one and my friend Seamus Mullen and I host the Goopfellas podcasts and I write books about this stuff too. So I've written Ketotarian, which is the mostly plant-based ketogenic book and The Inflammation Spectrum, my newest book. Which is about inflammation and how inflammation exists on a spectrum and all food and non-food ways, lifestyle ways to calm inflammation because it's such a commonality between so many health problems, autoimmune conditions, neurological symptoms.

For full transcript and interview:


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