Episode 271

The Bitter Truth About Sugar & How It’s Destroying Your Health

With Dr. Robert Lustig

Seventy-four percent of products in the grocery store are spiked with some kind of sugar. The food industry has done this on purpose to keep you coming back for more. 

Here’s the thing: The liver can innately process a small amount of sugar packaged in a real food, like a piece of whole fruit. But when it comes to large amounts in our food supply—and regularly eating lots of concentrated fructose in particular—we are poisoning our liver and mitochondria, and severely disrupting our microbiome. 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I talk to Dr. Robert Lustig about the real dangers of eating too much sugar and how to take better care of our metabolic health.

Dr. 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.

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For more on Dr. Robert Lustig, follow him on Facebook @drrobertlustig, Twitter @robertlustigmd, YouTube @robertlustig, and through his website https://robertlustig.com/. Get his book, Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine here.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Understanding the difference between cells growing and burning, and what this has to do with disease 
    (7:51)
  2. The eight chronic metabolic diseases
    (16:04)
  3. The eight subcellular pathologies that underlie metabolic diseases
    (19:24)
  4. How to fix the eight subcellular pathologies  
    (22:47)
  5. The calorie myth
    (31:10)
  6. The biggest sources of fructose in our diet
    (45:40)
  7. The four substrates in our food supply that damage mitochondria
    (53:11)
  8. How fructose can cause leaky gut  
    (58:24)
  9. Alcohol, sugar addiction, and how to safely enjoy dessert
    (1:19:24)
  10. What you can do to create change in our food system
    (1:33:49)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Robert Lustig

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.

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