INTERVIEW An interview with Dr Chris Knobbe with Susan Birch, The Health Detective

In this interview from August 2020, I had great pleasure in talking with Dr Chris Knobbe.

Dr Knobbe has an impressive biography and is now devoting his time and energy to educating and improving public health, particularly Age-related Macular Degeneration. He runs a not-for-profit organisation called CureAMD.

Over the last few years Dr Knobbe has extensively researched the effects of vegetables oils on our health.

I am sure all the listeners will learn a lot from this podcast. I highly recommend sharing this with your GP. This is the kind of information we need more widely understood in the community. We have also included a link to Dr Knobbe’s book Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration on our website. I thank Dr Knobbe for taking the time to talk with me.

Dr Knobbe begins with his personal health journey and explains how this led to his Omega-6 research. He discusses the following:

  • What promoted him to learn about nutrition, Western A Price and becoming an advocate of ancestral eating
  • The cause of our health crisis and what drives our increasing chronic disease
  • How he came to investigate macular degeneration
  • Becoming an advocate for preventing macular degeneration
  • Starting a non-profit foundation, writing a book and going pubic
  • Developing an interest in seed oils since 2016 and going public with the information
  • Hi goal is to reach people with a healthy lifesaving disease prevention message
  • CureAMD Foundation

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Dr Chris Knobbe

Chris A. Knobbe, MD, is an ophthalmologist and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Knobbe, a Weston A. Price acolyte since 2013, is known primarily for his hypothesis and research connecting Westernized diets to the potentially blinding eye disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which currently affects 196 million people worldwide. Dr. Knobbe’s research has also become deeply invested in the devastating effects of seed oils (‘vegetable oils’) and their unequaled contributions to Westernized disease, including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancers, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Dr. Knobbe and colleagues have a published paper regarding his revolutionary hypothesis and supportive research regarding AMD, in the journal Medical Hypotheses. Dr Knobbe is author of the book, Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration, available via online book retailers everywhere. Dr Knobbe is a frequent speaker and lecturer, to both medical and lay audiences all across the U.S. and is now reaching international audiences both online and in conferences. Dr. Knobbe is a physician and ophthalmologist, certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, since 1997, and has also been appointed as an Honorary Advisory Board Member of the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (OWNS).
Dr. Knobbe is Founder and President of the non-profit organization, Cure AMD Foundation, where he can be reached via the official website,

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