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Is Joe Biden Fit to Be President? Medical Records Review

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Bad Medicine Ep:2 Covers Joe Biden’s mental health, cognitive function and potential risk factors for dementia

Former VP Joe Biden has a long history of making statements that reveal questionable judgment but now that he’s in his late 70s he also seems confused. In the latest installment of our podcast, Bad Medicine, Luke and I discuss several topics related to the question of Joe Biden’s mental capacity, including:

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  1. Where Joe Biden appears to sit on the spectrum of mental decline that starts with subjective impairment and ends with dementia

  2. Three factors that contribute to the development of dementia are inflammation, blood clots (strokes), and inadequate cholesterol supply to the brain.

  3. Joe Biden’s recent physical that suggests he has all three risk factors.

  4. How brain development continues throughout the lifespan, specifically what skills improve and what skill can be lost.

  5. Dementia is not part of normal, healthy aging.

Timestamps by the minute:

1:16 Example of a recent interview “Joe Biden’s Most Stoned Moment” (from this podcast here)

5:56 Dr. Cate impersonates Trump (by request)

7:32 Why Biden mentioned lions and camels in the recent interview clip above

9:00 The cognitive function test that Trump says he passed may have been designed to detect only advanced decline (dementia)

12:00 what happened to Bill Clinton’s brain during his bypass and how cholesterol pills are affecting him

15:06 The three major factors contributing to cognitive function loss and dementia

20:50 What Joe Biden’s blood tests reveal about his health and risk factors for dementia, and how they compare to Trump and Obama’s blood tests. Who looks the healthiest based on their labs and physical report?

24:40 A diet high in vegetable oil makes cognitive decline by age 70 practically a guarantee

30:24 Why does a person develop high blood pressure? Dr. Cate’s explanation is that it has to do with energy.

33:40 Interpreting President Trump’s lipid values, which suggest his diet may be less inflammatory and more nutrient-rich than Biden’s

37:30 Declines in memory are the easiest to evaluate while declines in judgment are not part of standard dementia screening, and these often go overlooked.

50: 30 Dr. Cate’s predictions for Joe Biden’s MRI scan and his cognitive future should he be elected

53:00 Biden’s three big risk factors for further brain damage

57:00 Drugs for dementia help by reducing anxiety, not slowing the progression of dementia and are ineffective for treating mild cognitive impairment

59:00 Interpreting President Obama’s lipid values, which suggest his metabolic health is very good (but not great)

1:03:00 How sexual function and brain function are linked

1:06:38 Ketones are like viagra for the brain

1:07:50 The brain changes that are part of healthy aging increase distant neural links to create new networks at the expense of local networks and that makes us wise but comes at the cost of word-finding precision

1:15 Lukes audio gets so bad it’s hard to understand, so sorry!

Additional note:

No Cognitive Testing Mentioned


The doctor who examined Mr. Biden late last year, Kevin O’Connor, made no mention in his report of Vice President Biden’s December 2019 physical of having performed any kind of cognitive assessment. Therefore Dr. O’Connor’s concluding statement, that Biden is “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency” can be understood to refer to his physical health only. Cognitive testing is not normally included in a physical exam, so this is nothing out of the ordinary.



Scientific References

The PUFA Project compiles references on links between our unprecedented consumption of high-polyunsaturated fat seed oils and deteriorating health with aging and in youth.

Reference for the idea that the very subtle cognitive losses impair judgment (part of decision making), which starts to slip before memory in the vast majority of people.

Reference for the idea that people lose their ability self-analyze and so the very first stage of cognitive loss, self-reported abilities are accurate, at the next stage people don’t have the judgment or insight to recognize their impairments.

Link to Dr. David Perlmutter’s referenced discussion of the idea that Alzheimers drugs are not effective and may in fact worsen cognitive function


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  1. This is shockingly irresponsible of Dr. Cate, and makes me question all of her medical advice. This is clearly politically motivated to discredit Biden, when he has had a well documented history of a stutter and speech issues. There is absolutely no evidence of age related decline and to do so as a medical professional without examination is a disgrace.

  2. Dear Dr Cate. I recently bought your book Deep Nutrition and I can’t put it down! My own health journey, auto-immune conditions and becoming a mom after years of struggles, at the age of 45, I decided to study holistic nutrition therapy. I don’t know where to start. There are many online schools. I don’t have any medical background, in fact, I am a designer. However, I want to learn from the best, and i was wondering if you have any suggestions for schools that teach holistic nutrition that you would stand behind on their philosophy or education. thank you so much in advance.

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