Excess sugar consumption from an ultra-processed diet is the primary driver of inflammation, insulin resistance, and the many chronic diseases that come with it. With over 60 percent of Americans’ calories coming from “food-like” products, we’ve landed so deep into the trenches of sugar addiction that real change will require realistic, scalable steps to help people get off sugar for good.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Robert Lustig to talk about the impact of added sugar on mitochondrial health and resting metabolism and how to cut down on consumption on an individual and global scale.
Dhru and Dr. Lustig also discuss what you can expect when significantly reducing the amount of added sugar in your diet, why the quality of your calories matters, and the fascinating ways our bodies store fat. They also share the number one test for metabolic health your doctor probably isn’t ordering and the latest science behind Dr. Lustig’s infamous health-optimization mantra, “Feed the gut, protect the liver, and support the brain.”
Dr. Robert Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He’s the Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. He is also one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry, in part through his game-changing books. His latest work is Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Get his book, Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine, here
- The SHINE randomized controlled trial
- Dr. Lustig’s new paper, The Metabolic Matrix: Re-engineering ultraprocessed foods to feed the gut, protect the liver, and support the brain
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