Find out how you can avoid metabolic dysfunction by protecting your liver and feeding your gut.
… Dr. Robert Lustig’s knowledge about the metabolic system landed with listeners in a big way.
He’s a New York Times bestselling author of several books about the problems caused by sugar, processed food and the health conditions of obesity.
In his latest book “Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine,” he focuses on how real food can reverse chronic disease and promote longevity. He also challenges the current healthcare paradigm and the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government.
“I wrote “Metabolical” to basically explain what is healthy,” Dr. Lustig says. “And based on the empiric data, based on the science, based on the pathologies that I describe in the book that belie chronic disease, I distilled all of the information down to six words – two precepts, six words: ‘Protect the liver, feed the gut.’”
These are the eight cell pathologies that underlie all chronic disease, according to Dr. Lustig:
“When you look carefully at the science of these eight pathologies,” he says, “you realize that none are druggable, which is why they don’t respond to our current medications, and why people keep getting sicker despite the doctors’ best efforts.”
His book also documents how processed food has impacted human health, the economy, and the environment over the past 50 years.
“It’s not about obesity, it never was,” Dr. Lustig says. “The key to the kingdom is that it is not about obesity, it is about metabolic dysfunction and anyone can get it, and that’s what makes it a public health crisis, because obesity is a result of the problem, not the cause.”
Dr. Lustig has spent much of his 40-plus year career treating and finding ways to prevent obesity and diabetes. He’s an emeritus professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. He’s authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, 80 academic chapters and reviews, and dozens of op-eds for the public.
Check out his other popular books, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease” and “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.”
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