LISTEN AGAIN: Food for  Thought:  Tackling Metabolic Syndrome | Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD

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LISTEN AGAIN: Food for Thought: Tackling Metabolic Syndrome | Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD

December 12, 2023

LISTEN AGAIN: Food for Thought: Tackling Metabolic Syndrome | Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD

According to Tufts Research, 93% of adults in the U.S. have some form of metabolic dysfunction today. Metabolic syndrome is a list of chronic conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. What does gut health have to do with metabolic syndrome? 

In this episode, neuroendocrinologist and author Robert H. Lustig, MD, shares expert insights on all things metabolic syndrome. He explains common misconceptions about diet including gluten and sugar, and explores what real food is. He shares the importance of education and social change surrounding food, nutrition, and medicine today, and encourages all of us to take charge of our health. 

Robert H. Lustig is a retired pediatric neuroendocrinologist and hypothalamus doctor who specializes in helping children overcome hormonal problems. He’s devoted his retirement to finding solutions for the food supply chain, reducing human suffering, and reversing environmental damage. He is the author of best-selling books including Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine as well as Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

Discussed in this episode:

  • What is metabolic syndrome?
  • The importance of gut health
  • What fructose has to do with gut health and metabolic disease
  • Are processed foods safe to eat? 
  • What is the definition of food?
  • Education and social change about food and nutrition
  • Gluten vs wheat — and how they affect gut health
  • What to know about fructose and sucrose
  • Are weight loss pills effective?

“When you don’t feed your gut, your gut will feed on you.”  – Robert H. Lustig, MD

🕐 Time Stamps:

00:00 – Introduction to the podcast and guest speaker, Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD.

01:14 – Exploring the concept of metabolic syndrome and its impact on overall health.

05:22 – Unveiling the fascinating relationship between gut health and metabolic syndrome.

09:36 – The role of diet and lifestyle in the development and management of metabolic syndrome.

14:45 – Shedding light on the gut microbiome and its influence on metabolic health.

19:58 – Practical tips for optimizing gut health and mitigating metabolic syndrome risks.

24:17 – Discussing the impact of stress and sleep on gut health and metabolic syndrome.

29:03 – Exploring the potential future developments in the field of metabolic health and gut microbiome research.

33:41 – Closing remarks and key takeaways from the enlightening conversation.

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