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May 6, 2024

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Robert Lustig is Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig has become a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases. He is also the author of many popular and influential books on the topics of nutrition and metabolic health (see links below). His qualifications, education, and full list of accomplishments are too extensive to list in their entirety here (see link below for his full bio).

In this episode, Tro, Brian, and Rob talk about how Rob first discovered that fructose was so unhealthy, why suppressing insulin is key to metabolic health, why Western people in general are still opposed to or wary of the message that ‘sugar is bad’, why whole food diets are the ideal for human health, reasons why fiber in the diet is beneficial, why processed food may be a necessary evil in our modern food landscape and how we can make ultra-processed foods healthier in light of that possibility, the basic principles of making ultra-processed food healthier and what makes food healthy for humans in general, mitochondrial toxins (what they are, and where they come from), and the amygdala’s role in psychiatric disease.

For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening!




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