Dr. Matthew Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor devoted to bringing the most up-to-date evidence-based nutrition information to his patients at his clinic in Vancouver. In 2018 he graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after completing his bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology at the University of Victoria.
He’s certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University and has written articles for Dr. T Coln Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies. He also volunteers for nutritionfacts.org – a science-based public service providing free updates in nutrition research through bite-sized videos.
Dr. Nagra is known for his social media platforms, where he often tackles misinformation around diet and nutrition, and deep dives into the latest nutrition studies.
In this episode we discuss:
How he incorporates evidence-based medicine into his practice.
The biggest advantages to following a plant-based diet.
Myths around the consumption of soy products.
Getting enough vitamin K2 on a plant-based diet.
The debate over whether vegetables oils are healthy.
Recent results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study suggesting non-meat eaters might be at a higher risk of bone fracture.
The science behind fad diets, like keto, paleo, and carnivore.
The importance of tacking misinformation online, including from plant-based circles.
Whether a healthy diet can ward off infectious diseases like COVID-19.