Dr. Bob Pfalzgraf works for the District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office as Deputy Chief Medical Examiner. Before he became a doctor, Bob was torn between taking chemistry and medicine. He was a science enthusiast and enjoyed using formulas but realized autopsy is a dying art so he went with medicine. He also studied forensic pathology because autopsy was the only way to know what went wrong.
Today, Bob talks about how he changed his life, his thoughts on the effect of lifestyle on what causes death, and his tips on how to start with a healthy and fit lifestyle.
“As a physician, you can probably control the numbers but you’re not controlling the disease.” Dr. Bob Pfalzgraf
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Bob once had weight issues and even got Type 2 Diabetes. He blamed it on how society was promoting what they thought was good for you such as staying away from the sun’s rays and vilifying fatty foods. It wasn’t until he read the Protein Power book that he realized what he was doing wrong.
- It’s the lifestyle that people have that cause their diseases and not just genetics.
- People nowadays are a ticking time bomb due to their lifestyle choices. Even athletes who have diets they think are healthy often die due to heart problems.
- In the old days, if you see a thin person drop dead you’d think it’s because they’re smokers. Now, you have to wonder if the cause of death might be something you are doing right now.
- It’s easy to predict cause of death just by looking at the body sometimes.
- Bob thinks doctors are more concerned at treating symptoms than treating lifestyle.
- When you want to start a healthy lifestyle, focus on three things: eating real and quality food, fixing your sleep and wake cycles, and getting some sun in the morning as much as possible.
Mentioned in this Episode:
- Protein Power book by Dr. Michael R. Eades, M.D. and Mary Dan Eades, M.D.
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