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Dr. Cate Shanahan Media Kit

The media kit below includes resources for accredited media, bloggers, and podcasters interested in covering Dr. Cate Shanahan. The kit includes the following assets:

  • Dr. Cate Shanahan’s biography.
  • Metabolic Conditions Dr. Cate Helps to Prevent and Reverse.
  • A summary of Dr Cate’s books, including the New York Times bestseller: The FatBurn Fix and her Jne 2024 book Dark Calories.
  • High-resolution images (JPEGs) of Dr. Cate for media use. (For photos please credit:
  • Book cover images.
  • The kit also contains contact information if you need further information or want to book an interview with Dr. Cate.



Short Bio

Cate Shanahan, MD, is a Cornell-trained physician-scientist whose works have inspired entire movements involving bone broth, live-culture ferments, and seed oil-free business empires. Together with NBA legend Gary Vitti, she created the LA Lakers PRO Nutrition program, which has been emulated by elite championship teams worldwide. Dedicated to her field, she runs a telehealth practice and a health-education website,, and lives with her family on a peaceful lake in Florida.

Dr. Cate Shanahan is the leading authority on how seed oils make us sick and disrupt our metabolism.  She is a board-certified family physician with over 20 years of clinical experience and she is the New York Times bestselling author of The FatBurn Fix, Deep Nutrition, and Food Rules.

Dr. Cate’s expertise is fixing the underlying problems that cause metabolic damage and inflammation, which can lead to autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and accelerated aging. Her passion is helping people feel their best.

After getting her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rutgers University, Dr. Cate trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University’s graduate school before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

She practiced in Hawaii for 10 years, where she studied ethnobotany and the culinary habits of the healthiest patients. She applied her learning and experiences in all these scientific fields to write the book: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food.

Coming June 2024

How Vegetable Oils Destroy Our Health and How We Can Get It Back
By Catherine Shanahan, MD

All leading experts agree that diet is the bedrock of optimal health and longevity. But we’ve yet to have an honest conversation about what we’re actually eating. One-third of our caloric intake comes from vegetable oils, and most people don’t even know what vegetable oil is, let alone what it does to our bodies.

Just like you, doctors have been taught that saturated fat clogs arteries, causes heart attacks, and should be strictly limited. This has us sleepwalking into a diet based on vegetable oils. In DARK CALORIES, Dr. Cate Shanahan proves that we’ve been sold a bill of goods.

No matter how committed you are to healthy eating, your pantry right now likely contains vegetable oil: specifically, cottonseed, corn, canola, soybean, sunflower, and safflower. These ingredients put the junk in junk food. And worse, they’re also in foods promoted as healthy.

A growing body of evidence suggests that vegetable oil’s tendency to oxidize in the body dramatically increases the risk of diabetes, cancer, and every other disease associated with chronic inflammation. Of course we’re eating too much sugar and chemical additives, but only vegetable oil correlates so closely to our increase in inflammatory disease.

In DARK CALORIES: How Vegetable Oils Destroy Our Health and How We Can Get It Back (Hachette Go, 9780306832390, 6/11/24, 320 pp, HC, $32), Cornell-trained biochemist turned family physician and New York Times bestselling author of Deep Nutrition Dr. Cate Shanahan provides shocking evidence that vegetable oils are a public health disaster, wreaking havoc on our bodies by depleting antioxidants and causing the cellular damage that underlies virtually all chronic disease. Dr. Cate translates the biochemistry textbooks and studies into accessible science and gives a two-week action plan with resources to create meals free from seed oils.

“Dr. Shanahan offers a compelling and eye-opening exploration into the harmful impacts of vegetable oils on our health… this rigorous analysis is both brave and necessary.”
—David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain, Drop Acid, and more

“Optimal health doesn’t happen automatically. You have to lay the groundwork to invite the miracle. Start by getting toxins out of your life, beginning with those in your diet. In plain language, Dr. Cate spells out the science that documents the dangers of seed oils, and her sensible advice guides the reader through all the misinformation and conflicting dogmas about how to eat. Dark Calories is an invitation to join the growing community of people invested in creating true health.”
—Andrew Weil, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Healing, Healthy Aging, and more

“Nobody else is focusing on the fact that 30 percent of our calories are now coming from oils that didn’t exist before the industrial era. Instead, we hear about 77 thousand different things we need to avoid. Dr. Cate makes life easier by spotlighting the one action that is the most life changing: avoiding the Hateful Eight toxic seed oils.”
—Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet

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