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    Explore "Obesity" with insightful episodes like "Why Ozempic is Not the Weight Loss Silver Bullet", "E156 - Physical health monitoring for people with schizophrenia", "How Your Appetite Is Affected By Your Hormones", "Food: The Root Causes of Our Healthcare, Economic and Social Crises with Robert F. Kennedy Jr." and "The Fasting Doctor: “Fasting Cures Obesity!”, This Controversial New Drug Melts Fat, Fasting Fixes Hormones! Skip Breakfast!" from podcasts like ""Addicted To Fitness Podcast", "Australian Prescriber Podcast", "The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.", "The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D." and "The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett"" and more!

    Episodes (100)

    Why Ozempic is Not the Weight Loss Silver Bullet

    Why Ozempic is Not the Weight Loss Silver Bullet

    This week's Addicted to Fitness focuses on the downside of a popular weight loss drug. Nick and Shannon discuss why the popularity of Ozempic for weight loss is causing the drug to be difficult to acquire by individuals with Type 2 diabetes, the potentially dangerous muscle loss side effect the drug causes, and the numerous health & wellness venues that are trying to benefit from the drug's popularity. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast. Give it a listen and let us know what you think by leaving a rating & review in Apple Podcasts.

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    E156 - Physical health monitoring for people with schizophrenia

    E156 - Physical health monitoring for people with schizophrenia

    Laura Beaton speaks to psychiatrist David Castle about enhanced physical health monitoring for people with schizophrenia and the unique challenges to implementing preventive health care in these patients. David discusses modifiable physical health risk factors and how these can be addressed as part of a multidisciplinary holistic approach to care.

    Read the full article by David and his co-author, Amy Li, in Australian Prescriber.

    How Your Appetite Is Affected By Your Hormones

    How Your Appetite Is Affected By Your Hormones

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    Our hormones coordinate many different functions in our body and control everything from our metabolism to our sexual function, circadian rhythms, and mood. These chemical messengers also play a big role when it comes to our appetites.


    In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am talking about two lesser-known hormones, leptin and ghrelin, which you may not have heard of before but that have a direct impact on our body and health. 


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    In this episode, I discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    • Why are so many people overweight? (3:29 / 1:36)
    • What do leptin and ghrelin regulate in our bodies? (4:20 / 2:27)
    • What happens when your leptin and ghrelin levels are out of whack? (6:27 / 4:35)
    • Strategies to keep your leptin and ghrelin levels balanced and healthy (12:02 / 8:46)


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    Food: The Root Causes of Our Healthcare, Economic and Social Crises with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

    Food: The Root Causes of Our Healthcare, Economic and Social Crises with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is an independent candidate for President of the United States. He is the founder of the Waterkeeper Alliance—the world’s largest clean water advocacy group—and served as its longtime chairman and attorney. He founded the Children’s Health Defense, where he served as chairman and chief litigation counsel in its campaign to address childhood chronic disease and toxic exposures. He was also on the team that prosecuted and won the case against Monsanto for glyphosate's role in causing cancer.


    As President, he promises to restore the middle class, unravel corporate capture, end the chronic disease epidemic, improve the quality of the water we drink and the air we breathe, heal the divide, fix our public education system, take care of our veterans, support the trades, make homes affordable again, support regenerative farming, among other key priorities.


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    In this episode we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    • The state of health in America (5:41 / 4:01)
    • One of the main reasons RFK Jr. is running for president (8:39 / 6:59)
    • The beginning of the autism epidemic (12:38 / 10:58)
    • Addressing harms caused by ultra-processed food (15:03 / 13:23)
    • Eliminating corporate culture in government agencies (33:05 / 28:41)
    • America’s disproportionate deaths from COVID-19 (42:10 / 37:46)
    • How America’s health status is affecting our national security (44:34 / 40:10)
    • Solving the mental health crisis (47:41 / 43:17)
    • Food and drug TV marketing (56:14 / 51:49)
    • Bobby’s thinking about fitness for himself and America (1:03:39 / 59:14)


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    The Fasting Doctor: “Fasting Cures Obesity!”, This Controversial New Drug Melts Fat, Fasting Fixes Hormones! Skip Breakfast!

    The Fasting Doctor: “Fasting Cures Obesity!”, This Controversial New Drug Melts Fat, Fasting Fixes Hormones! Skip Breakfast!
    There seems to be endless ways to lose weight and yet none seem to work, but could it be that there was one health metric that held the key to long term weight loss? Dr Jason Fung is a nephrologist (medical expert specialising in kidneys) and world-leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets. He is the author of bestselling books such as, ‘The Obesity Code’, ‘The Diabetes Code’, and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. In this interview, Steven and Dr Jason discuss everything from the history behind dieting myths, how insulin causes weight gain, why you don’t need breakfast, how obesity is genetic, and the power of fasting. You can purchase Jason’s book, ‘The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally’, here: https://amzn.to/47K90z0 Follow Jason: Twitter - https://bit.ly/429c5rw Instagram - https://bit.ly/3Szn6iJ YouTube - https://bit.ly/4b0zfnT Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: https://stevenbartlett.com/tour/ Follow me: https://beacons.ai/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel Greens: https://my.huel.com/DiaryofaCEOJan24 Uber: https://p.uber.com/creditsterms Shopify: http://shopify.com/bartlett Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Answering Your Questions About COVID-19, Long-COVID, and Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

    Answering Your Questions About COVID-19, Long-COVID, and Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

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    In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am tackling a topic that has left an indelible mark on the world: the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate through new variants and climbing cases, it's crucial to unravel the reasons why so many Americans got so sick and died during the pandemic. We dig into the questions of why we as a nation were so susceptible to COVID-19’s deadly effects. I also explore why and how Functional Medicine steps in where conventional approaches stumble.


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    In this episode, I discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    • Why the U.S. had some of the worst COVID-19 outcomes (7:07 / 5:24)
    • The conventional medicine approach to the COVID-19 pandemic (25:46 / 22:41)
    • My take on COVID vaccines (28:30 / 25:25)
    • Optimizing our immune system to prevent serious infection and disease (39:09 / 36:04)
    • Preventing and recovering from illness using diet and lifestyle (47:19 / 44:14)
    • Supplements to support your immune system during cold and flu season (57:00 / 53:55)
    • Strategies for COVID infection and exposure (59:34 / 56:29)
    • Long-COVID (1:02:51 / 59:46)


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    Healthcast 648 - What to Replace Simple Sugars with for Weight Loss and Building Muscle

    Healthcast 648 - What to Replace Simple Sugars with for Weight Loss and Building Muscle

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    There are almost as many different human metabolic variations as there are people in the world.  Our genetics make us all unique in ways that vary the way we can lose weight or even gain weight. On the other hand, we all had to descend from humans who survived famine, lack of water and lack of nutrition sources, so in one way we are all the same…we have genes that helped us survive times that required of us the ability to maintain our weight even without eating!  The people who genetically were unable to gain fat and keep it to hold them over during famine just didn’t make it to an age they could procreate. The rest of us whose ancestors survived, have given the majority of us the genes to maintain body fat.

     

    Unfortunately, we have been blindly unaware of what man’s evolution and progress has led us to physically, and most of us are over-fat, and have trouble losing it!  The very genes that allowed us to survive the beginning of man’s existence, are the same ones that make it hard to become slender. In addition, in our current societies in the western world, food is plentiful and inexpensive.  Our genes have not changed, but our environment has, and we are becoming sick because of our obesity…how do we survive this “new world”?

    You may hear a lot about insulin resistance, and I talk about it a lot on my Healthcasts, but it is insulin resistance that has allowed us to survive and has also led us to obesity today.  The humans who were insulin resistant who also held on to their fat in times of starvation are also the humans who have become obese in the face of plenty. We can’t change our genes, but we can turn some of the obesity genes off through lifestyle and sometimes with the help of medication.

    Despite our basic sameness, we are also each individual, and genetically programed so that some of us lose weight if we restrict calories, others lose weight only if they exercise; Some of us don’t lose weight with exercise; some people don’t lose weight with carbohydrate restriction or fat restriction, and some do.  This is the ugly truth that lies behind the millions of books on diet, none of which work for more than a small number of us, and because it is a diet we can’t maintain it...what we need is to determine is the best weight loss program for each of us, by using trial and error, or by using genetic testing that tells us what our best pathway to a normal weight looks like.

     

    To begin we must take baby steps and learn about food and what the words mean that we use when referring to food.  Because there are many people who may have several hurdles to jump before they can live at their healthy weight, we need to all speak the same language of weight loss.

     

    So let’s start with a bit of education about food.

     

    WHAT IS A SIMPLE SUGAR?

     

    A simple sugar is a nutrient meant to give you energy for physical activity. Eating a small amount of a simple or a complex sugar before exercise is a good idea. However, if you sit most of your day, working with your brain instead of your body, simple sugars can increase your fat storage because you aren’t physically working. This is true whether restricting sugar is your genetic method of weight loss or not. Too many simple sugars make you hungry and cause everyone to overeat.….causing weight gain and fat gain. So what are simple sugars?

     

    Examples of simple sugars:

     

    ·      Sugar, white, cane  and brown

    ·      Molasses

    ·      Regular Soda

    ·      Agave

    ·      Honey

    ·      Syrup-maple or any

    ·      Rice, white and brown

    ·      Cereals-all

    ·      Oatmeal

    ·      Donuts

    ·      White potatoes

    ·      Bread

    ·      Pancakes/waffles

    ·      Noodles

    ·      All Grains: wheat, oats, rice, corn and anything made from them including flour

    ·      Sweet tea

    ·      All Cakes, brownies, candy, chips, and many energy bars

    ·      All bagged snacks like pretzels, chips, cookies, and fruit with sugar added

    ·      Pies and most desserts, except fresh or frozen fruit.

    ·      Dried Fruit (has sugar added eat frozen fruit instead.)

    ·      All non-milk-based salad dressings except plain Olive oil and vinegar.

     

    Note: All diet sodas have chemicals that stimulate insulin like sugar.  There are a few brands that use Stevia (an herb that is sweet, and not a chemical) and they are the exception so you can drink those without stimulating fat production.  Other options are unsweetened bubble water or plain water.

     

     

    Eventually eating a diet filled with simple sugars leads to obesity, and diabetes no matter who you are, therefore if you are in not working physically with your body all day, every day ( machinists, farmers -in the summer, factory workers, outdoor laborers) you should not eat these foods except in small amounts with a protein to lengthen the time until you feel hungry again.

    The rest of us should rarely eat these foods. They should be considered foods for “special events”.

     

     

    If you exercise aerobically and/or with weights for more than an hour at a time, then you may eat a small amount of simple sugars but eating small amount of complex sugars is healthier to help you maintain your muscle mass and your exercise stamina while losing fat.

     

     

     

    COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES: EAT INSTEAD OF SIMPLE SUGARS

     

     

    SWEET POTATOES

     

    Sweet potatoes taste sweet and have complex Carbohydrates so it takes longer for them to be digested which means they do not stimulate the secretion of insulin as fast or as high as white potatoes. They are a complex sugar.

     

    Sweet Potatoes also have several health benefits including antioxidant healing role and anti-inflammatory properties.

     

    CHICKPEAS (GARBANZO BEANS, BLACK BEANS AND LENTILS)


    Legumes like chickpeas, black beans, and lentils are not only complex carbohydrates buy are a great source of dietary fiber, making them wise choices for a filling you up and satisfying the pre-workout carbohydrate requirement.

     

    QUINOA

     

    Quinoa is a good source of plant protein. It can be a substitute for bread or pasta.

     

    WHOLE GRAIN BREADS LIKE DAVE’S LOW CARB & HIGH PROTEIN BREAD

     

    Whole grain bread like Dave’s Bread has enough fiber and nut protein to prevent excessive stimulation of your insulin. Too much insulin leads to insulin resistance and causes fat gain instead of giving your cells energy.

    One piece of bread per meal is all you should eat if you are overweight and or have Type II diabetes in your family. Make sure you are not eating more than 25 grams of carb in any meal.

     

    WILD RICE- is a seed and not a “rice”

     

    You should eat wild rice instead of any other type of rice and only in small amounts.  All complex carbs should be eaten in small portions because in large portions they act just like simple carbs and increase weight gain.

     

     

    NUTS: Cashews, Almonds, Walnuts, Chestnuts,

     

    Nuts of all kinds can be a substitute for carbs in any form.  A handful of nuts should be enough to decrease your hunger and increase your protein as well as decrease insulin response to eating.

     

    The Combination of foods that you eat is also important.  If you are going to eat any carbohydrate it should be paired with a protein and or a fat.

     

    For example: If you are going to eat a piece of bread, then you can eat it with butter and or peanut butter or cheese or eggs.  This slows the absorption of the carbohydrate from the bread and prevents your blood sugar from surging and plummeting after you eat, leaving you fatigued and sleepy.

     

    In The Dr. Maupin’s Diet in my book the Secret Female Hormone, I recommend eating multiple times a day and controlling simple carbs and carbs from sugar and grains.  Scientifically it is a fact that if you eat 25 grams or less of carbohydrate foods from sugar or grains per meal then you can prevent Insulin resistance and the additional fat that follows insulin resistance.  It is also a good way to lose fat.  In my diet a person can eat as much fruit and veggies as they desire, except white potatoes and bananas.

     

    WHAT YOU EAT, IS AS IMPORTANT

    AS HOW MUCH YOU EAT!

     

    Other Strategies for weight loss include eating a protein with each carb which decreases the total volume of food you eat and increases satiety.

     

    ·      Saving your carbs to be eaten before exercise.

     

    ·      Portion Control of all food.

     

    ·      Limit alcohol.  0- 4 drinks a week

     

    ·      Daily exercise for over an hour/day.

     

    ·      Drink a glass of water before you eat.

     

    ·      Skip dessert

     

    ·      Eat a salad daily

     

    ·      Eat more than half your weight in grams of protein (Meat, cheese, eggs, milk products, whey protein and more)

     

     The basic information was from my over 45 years of practice and Information provided by Inbody.

     If you know by experience or you have had your genetics tested to reveal that limiting carbohydrates is needed for you to lose fat, then I hope this blog helped you understand what I mean when I tell you to limit your carbohydrate intake to less than 25 grams per meal.

    #414 Why You Can’t Stop Eating Ultra-Processed Foods: Dr Chris Van Tulleken

    #414 Why You Can’t Stop Eating Ultra-Processed Foods: Dr Chris Van Tulleken

    Why do we all eat stuff that isn’t food and why can’t we stop? In this episode, Dr Chris van Tulleken, author of Ultra-Processed People explains all. As well as being one of the UK’s leading science broadcasters, Chris is a practising infectious diseases doctor in the NHS. He gained his medical degree at Oxford University and his PhD in molecular virology from University College London, where he is an associate professor. He works closely with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and his research looks at how corporations affect human health.

     

    In this episode, Chris explores what may be the biggest public health crisis of our time: ultra-processed food, or UPF, for short. Many people these days, certainly most regular listeners to this podcast, will be aware of UPFs. But there’s still a lot of confusion around what they really are. For Chris, it’s simple: if it’s wrapped in plastic and has at least one ingredient you wouldn’t find in a home kitchen, it’s a UPF. If it makes a health claim on the packet? Ironically, it’s even more likely!

     

    A UPF is any food that’s processed industrially and created for big-business profit, rather than to provide nutrients. And here in the UK, UPF makes up 60 percent of the average diet. The trouble is, says Chris, UPFs have been shown to be the leading cause of early death in the world, ahead of tobacco. Even if you remain at what is considered a healthy weight, consuming UPFs still leaves you vulnerable to things like Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, dementia, anxiety, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and eating disorders.

     

    In this conversation, Chris provides a clear definition of the difference between processing and ultra-processing, and explains how our toxic food environment is designed to be addictive. We also discuss a whole range of different topics such as the need to see obesity as a condition and not an identity and the seemingly revolutionary idea that re-prioritising food shopping and cooking as a vital, enjoyable part of our day, could be a first step towards the societal change that’s urgently needed.

     

    This podcast episode is not about shame or blame - it’s about education and empowerment. Chris is a brilliant communicator who insists the prevalence and appeal of UPFs is not our fault. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with him - I hope you enjoy listening.


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    Can Ozempic Fix Our Obesity Crisis?

    Can Ozempic Fix Our Obesity Crisis?

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    Ozempic and other GLP-1 agonists like Wegovy have exploded as “miracle weight loss drugs.” But as the research unfolds, we’re quickly discovering that these drugs are not risk free and come with some very concerning side effects.


    In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I dive deep into the complexities of Ozempic. From nationwide shortages, high costs, the lack of insurance coverage, and severe, somewhat common, side effects, I explore the hurdles of Ozempic and question if it's truly a sustainable solution to our growing obesity crisis. 


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    Here are more details from the episode (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    • Current and potential uses for Ozempic and GLP-1 (6:42 / 4:01)
    • Common side effects from Ozempic (8:48 / 6:07)
    • Understanding the obesity and chronic disease crisis (9:33 / 6:52)
    • Long-term risks associated with Ozempic (14:47 / 12:06)
    • Combatting the idea that obesity is genetic (17:54 / 15:13)
    • Can you be healthy at any size? (20:37 / 17:55)
    • How traditional medicine misses the mark in addressing obesity (24:36 / 21:55)
    • Clinical research findings of Ozempic use (31:44 / 29:03)
    • Addressing the root cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes (35:34 / 32:53)


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    Episode 47: Weight and Fertility: Optimizing Health NOT Restriction and Shame with Dr. Stephanie Fein

    Episode 47: Weight and Fertility: Optimizing Health NOT Restriction and Shame with Dr. Stephanie Fein

    Ep 47: Weight and Fertility: Optimizing Heath NOT Restriction and Shame with Dr. Stephanie Fein

     Weight loss for fertility is controversial and complicated, and to be perfectly honest, more research is needed to fully understand the link between body weight and fertility. Whatever studies find, weight loss for fertility should never involve shaming or guilt.

     In this episode, Dr. Shahine talks weight and fertility with Stephanie Fein, MD. Dr. Fein started in social psychology, then moved to Internal Medicine, where she completed a residency program. She then went on to obtain a Masters in Public Health. 

     All of these skills came together when Dr. Fein was moonlighting at a weight-loss clinic while doing her residency; a conference on weight and fertility solidified her decision to move into helping people optimize their fertility with weight loss.

     What does the research really show?

     Perhaps most important to understand, no two bodies are the same, and many of the numbers and other information you’ll hear on the Internet (and maybe even from your doctor), won’t apply for all.

     In this episode you’ll hear:

    Time Stamps

    [00:00-03:18] Intro to the show and Dr. Stephanie Fein

    [03:19-07:27] Dr. Fein’s inspiration from medical doctor to Weight Loss for Fertility

    [07:28-16:43] Research on weight and fertility – Why BMI as a marker?

    [11:32-15:33] Obesity, reproductive health and Insulin, visceral fat, and hormones

    [15:34-16:43] PCOS and inflammation

    [16:44:19:15] Realistic weight loss expectations and sustainability 

    [19:16-26:27] Why people overeat – changing your relationship with food

    [26:28-30:13] Dr. Fein’s advice on how to talk to your doctor about weight 

    Dr. Fein answers Questions from Instagram Community Follow @drlorashahie

    [30:20]- Trish asks “How does gastric bypass impact fertility and pregnancy”

    [31:20]- Sara asks “Can I use Ozempic or Wegovy while trying to conceive?”

    [38:14]-Samantha asks “Is it ok to try to lose weight while trying to conceive?”

    [36:00-38:14] Summary and finding Dr. Stephanie Fein

    If you want information about weight loss and possible impacts on fertility, you can find Dr. Fein on her website: stephaniefeinmd.com

    Resources mentioned: 

    Podcast ‘Weight Loss for Fertility with Dr. Stephanie Fein’: stephaniefeinmd.com/podcasts/weight-loss-for-fertility

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    Why Eating Grains Can Drive Obesity, Heart Disease, Autoimmune Issues, And More

    Why Eating Grains Can Drive Obesity, Heart Disease, Autoimmune Issues, And More

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    For nearly all of our history, humans consumed no grains, and our bodies are designed to work very well without them. Today, however, grain-based foods are by far the number one source of calories in the American diet. While whole grains can be a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, the toxic amounts we eat contribute to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Plus, most of the grains we eat—even whole wheat—are turned into flour products which have a higher glycemic index than table sugar.


    In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I talk about why grains are such a contentious food, how to tackle the pros and cons of whether it belongs in your diet, and which grains are actually okay to eat. 


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    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    • You don’t have to eat grains to be healthy (8:40 / 5:41)
    • “Whole grain” is a marketing term (10:31 / 7:32)
    • Why starch and sugar are essentially the same thing (11:22 / 8:23)
    • You’re not eating the same grains your grandparents ate (11:58 / 8:59)
    • Is oatmeal good for you? (14:22 / 11:23)
    • Should everyone avoid gluten? (15:36 / 12:37)
    • Not all grains are bad (20:02 / 17:03)
    • Do we really have to give up bread? (21:09 / 18:10)
    • What types of grains are okay and what should be avoided? (23:20 / 20:21)
    • Who should avoid grains altogether? (24:59 / 22:00)




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    Challenging the 'Obesity Paradox': The Truth Behind Being 'Fat but Fit'

    Challenging the 'Obesity Paradox': The Truth Behind Being 'Fat but Fit'

    Ready to debunk the myths, lies, and half-truths about obesity and healthy living? Listening to this episode will challenge the 'health at any size' idea that obesity and health can coexist. I dive into a dissection of the 'obesity paradox' and 'fat but fit' - a term that has been doing rounds on social media and even within medical circles. The episode looks at the World Health Organisation's definition of health and discusses a study that proves that metabolically healthy obese people are at a higher risk of coronary heart disease than their normal weight, metabolically healthy counterparts. 

    I don't stop at challenging the 'obesity paradox'; we also take a hard look at the controversies around obesity and health, explaining why being 'metabolically healthy' doesn't necessarily mean you're healthy if you're obese. I bring to light the risks of obesity, including complications during pregnancy and other health issues, often ignored in popular discussions, including the impact of obesity on fertility. 

    This episode also talks about the dangers of taking everything you see online at face value and dispel some of the myths about caloric intake and the role the laws of thermodynamics has in weight gain and loss.


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    Scott Galloway Tells All - $100M Net Worth, $4 Trillion Business Opp & Career Advice

    Scott Galloway Tells All - $100M Net Worth, $4 Trillion Business Opp & Career Advice
    Episode 511: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) are talking to Scott Galloway a.k.a Prof G (https://twitter.com/profgalloway). In this episode Scott opens up about his scarcity mindset despite a $100M net worth and the best way for young people to get rich slowly.  Want to see more MFM? Subscribe to our YouTube channel here. Want MFM Merch? Check out our store here. Want to see the best clips from MFM? Subscribe to our clips channel here. — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com/ Check Out Shaan's Stuff: • Try Shepherd Out - https://www.supportshepherd.com/ • Shaan's Personal Assistant System - http://shaanpuri.com/remoteassistant • Power Writing Course - https://maven.com/generalist/writing • Small Boy Newsletter - https://smallboy.co/ • Daily Newsletter - https://www.shaanpuri.com/ — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (3:00) Surviving rejection (5:00) Scott Galloway’s net worth (9:00) How Sam made $20M in 6 months (12:00) Scott gives Sam financial advice (16:00) Get Rich Slow Strategy: Seller-financed boomer businesses  (19:00) Get Rich Slow Strategy: Go work for a big company (20:00) Trillion-dollar carcass: AI for Healthcare (22:00) Prediction: GLP - 1 will be bigger than GPT-4 (28:00) Second order effects of Ozempic (31:00) The economics of obesity (33:00) The drug that changed Scott's life (35:00) Inverse Galloway Index (40:00) Is Putin cyber-bullying Scott Galloway? (44:00) $5M/year to speak — Links: • No Mercy / No Malice - https://www.profgalloway.com/  • Inverse Galloway Index - https://inversegallowayindex.com/ • Adrift - https://tinyurl.com/5ajwcy35 • The Prof G Pod - https://tinyurl.com/5dfdbywx • Prof G Media - https://profgmedia.com/ Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. — Other episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

    The Junk Food Doctor: "This Food Is Worse Than Smoking!" & "This Diet Prevents 60% Of Disease!" - Chris Van Tulleken (Ultra-Processed People Author)

    The Junk Food Doctor: "This Food Is Worse Than Smoking!" & "This Diet Prevents 60% Of Disease!" - Chris Van Tulleken (Ultra-Processed People Author)
    What if what you were eating wasn’t really food but an industrially produced edible substance, and your diet was worse for you than smoking? In this new episode Steven sits down with doctor and New York Times bestselling author, Chris van Tulleken. Dr. Chris van Tulleken is an infectious diseases doctor and one of the BBC’s leading science presenters, appearing on shows such as, ‘The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs’, ‘Trust Me, I’m A Doctor’ and ‘Operation Ouch!’. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling book, ‘Ultra-Processed People’. In this conversation Dr. Chris and Steven discuss topics, such as: What is ‘Ultra-Processed Food’ Why 80% of the average diet is not real food The ways that ultra-processed food can impact your health How there is a pandemic of junk food Dr Chris’s experiment of living of ultra-processed food The ways that junk food is causing a public health emergency The ways that your diet can be deadlier than smoking The lies we’ve been told about 'health' food Why ‘health’ food isn’t actually healthy The ways that food guidelines are actually nonsense How half the world’s population is predicted to become obese in 12 years time Why exercise can't burn off fat fast enough How we are tackling obesity in the wrong way The impact of a Ultra-Processed diet on intelligence How you can inherit obesity The ways that food companies have made their food addictive How food companies are like the mafia Ways that food companies target us with ultra-processed food How ultra-processed food can be more addictive that nicotine How the average diet is making people not just fatter but shorter Why we need to start a food revolution You can purchase Chris’ most recent book, ‘Ultra-Processed People: Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food … and Why Can’t We Stop?’, here: https://amzn.to/3sikpaZ Follow Chris: Instagram: https://bit.ly/491nqwz Twitter: https://bit.ly/46Ryafc Watch the episodes on Youtube - https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsb My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: https://smarturl.it/DOACbook Follow me: Instagram: http://bit.ly/3nIkGAZ Twitter: http://bit.ly/3ztHuHm Linkedin: https://bit.ly/41Fl95Q Telegram: http://bit.ly/3nJYxST Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Hidden Epidemic Of Muscle Loss: The Real Cause Of Obesity And Chronic Disease with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

    The Hidden Epidemic Of Muscle Loss: The Real Cause Of Obesity And Chronic Disease with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Kettle & Fire, HigherDOSE, and AlgaeCal.


    Skeletal muscle is a widely overlooked part of our metabolic health. One of the most important factors for how much muscle we create and retain is our protein intake, which has become a divisive topic in the nutrition world and one still hotly debated in some dietary camps.


    My guest on today’s podcast, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, is the perfect person to sort through the facts about skeletal muscle and how to consume protein for optimal impact. 


    Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is board-certified in family medicine and completed a combined research and clinical fellowship in geriatrics and nutritional sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her undergraduate training in nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois. Dr. Lyon is a subject-matter expert and educator in the practical application of protein types and levels for health, performance, aging, and disease prevention. She has continued to receive mentorship from Dr. Donald Layman, Ph.D., over the course of two decades to help bring protein metabolism and nutrition from the bench to the bedside. 


    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Kettle & Fire, HigherDOSE, and AlgaeCal.


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    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    • Why America’s obesity crisis is really a muscle crisis (4:01 / 2:40)
    • How skeletal muscle has been overlooked in medicine (6:42 / 5:05) 
    • What muscle does and why it’s so critical (10:11 / 8:22) 
    • Muscle loss and aging (16:19 / 15:46) 
    • There’s no such thing as a healthy sedentary person (18:49 / 17:29) 
    • Prioritizing dietary protein to improve your health and body composition (27:49 / 25:26)  
    • How much protein and what types should we eat? (32:06 / 28:50) 
    • Can you be a healthy vegan, and is meat good or bad for us? (43:09 / 40:00) 
    • Protein intake as you age (50:38 / 47:10) 
    • The best types of exercise to build muscle (1:05:59 / 1:02:18) 


    Learn more at drgabriellelyon.com. Get a copy of Forever Strong: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well.



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    Berberine's Metabolic Magic: How it Enhances Your Health Through the Microbiome

    Berberine's Metabolic Magic: How it Enhances Your Health Through the Microbiome
     

    Hey there, welcome back to the Empowered Nutrition Podcast. I'm Erin Skinner, your host, and I'm excited to take you on a journey into the incredible world of Berberine in this episode. Together, we'll discover the superpowers of this natural plant compound and its profound impact on our digestive, metabolic, and hormonal health.

    Berberine: The Unsung Hero Imagine Berberine as the unsung hero of the supplement world. It's not a prescription drug, but it's gaining superstar status for its unique ability to kickstart the release of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). These GLP-1 superpowers are a game-changer in the realm of metabolic health.

    Safety First: Navigating the Berberine Universe Let's navigate the safety of Berberine. Most adults can embrace its benefits, but we need to be cautious. Expect some minor side effects like mild abdominal discomfort, constipation, or the occasional bout of nausea. But a word of advice, Berberine is best suited for those facing health challenges. For healthy individuals, it may not be the supplement you're looking for.

    Witness Berberine's Breathtaking Feats Prepare to be wowed by Berberine's breathtaking feats. It swoops in to save the day in the battle against diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), high cholesterol, and the formidable obesity villain. It's a powerful ally, but having healthcare professionals as your sidekicks when introducing Berberine to your health journey is a smart move.

    Dosing Drama and Cautious Calm Let's dive into the dosing drama. The script reads 500 milligrams, two to three times a day, for one to six months. Berberine may be a powerful ally, but long-term alliances should be approached with caution. Especially if your medication squad is already on standby.

    Berberine's Secret Weapons Discover Berberine's secret weapons as I unravel the six primary mechanisms through which it conquers the battlefield. From rallying nitrate-reducing bacteria to amping up short-chain fatty acid production, this hero doesn't back down. It's all part of the grand plan to reduce inflammation, optimize bile metabolism, foster Akkermansia bacteria growth, and control hormones to slay the dragons of appetite and sugar cravings.

    Calling All Health Warriors Berberine steps into the spotlight when health warriors face particular adversaries. When weight loss resistance, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and PCOS are the battlegrounds, Berberine is your trusty sword. For other quests, consult your healthcare professionals for guidance.

    Enduring Legacy The awe-inspiring aspect of Berberine? Its enduring legacy. Even after Berberine exits the stage, its impact on the gut microbiome continues to shine. It's like having a guardian angel looking out for your health, long after the final bow.

    The Final Act As we wrap up this episode, I hope you've gained a newfound appreciation for the superpowers of Berberine. This superhero in supplement form may be your ticket to a healthier, happier future.

    References used in this podcast episode:

    1.The Natural Medicine’s Database: Berberine (Professional Monograph) https://info.trchealthcare.com/natmed-ppc

    2.Zhang Y, Gu Y, Ren H, et al. Gut microbiome-related effects of berberine and probiotics on type 2 diabetes (the PREMOTE study). Nat Commun. 2020;11(1):5015.

    3.Habtemariam S. Berberine pharmacology and the gut microbiota: A hidden therapeutic link. Pharmacol Res. 2020;155:104722.

    4.Zhang L, Wu X, Yang R, et al. Effects of Berberine on the Gastrointestinal Microbiota. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2020;10:588517.

    5.Och A, Och M, Nowak R, Podgorska D, Podgorski R. Berberine, a Herbal Metabolite in the Metabolic Syndrome: The Risk Factors, Course, and Consequences of the Disease. Molecules. 2022;27(4).

    6.Cao RY, Zheng Y, Zhang Y, et al. Berberine on the Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease: Clinical Applications and Mechanisms of Action. Am J Chin Med. 2021;49(7):1645-1666.

    7.Wang H, Zhang H, Gao Z, Zhang Q, Gu C. The mechanism of berberine alleviating metabolic disorder based on gut microbiome. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2022;12:854885.

    8.Li J, Meng P, Zhang J, He M. Effect of Berberine Hydrochloride on the Diversity of Intestinal Flora in Parkinson's Disease Patients. Contrast Media Mol Imaging. 2022;2022:8381870.

    9.Ming J, Yu X, Xu X, et al. Effectiveness and safety of Bifidobacterium and berberine in human hyperglycemia and their regulatory effect on the gut microbiota: a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, parallel-controlled study. Genome Med. 2021;13(1):125.

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    Ozempic

    Ozempic

    Ozempic is being hailed as “the end of the Obesity Epidemic.” This week, Mike and Aubrey dig through the sensational claims. But will they make it past the caveats?

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    Are Your Genes Making You Fat and Sick?

    Are Your Genes Making You Fat and Sick?

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Levels.


    You may be surprised to learn that your lifestyle and food choices are much better indicators of your health and weight than your genes. While it is true that some genes can predispose you to obesity, type 2 diabetes, or heart disease, predisposition is not predestination. In fact, 90 percent of our current health is controlled by the environment in which we bathe our genes—the food we eat, our exercise regimen, our resilience in the face of stress, and our exposure to environmental toxins. 


    In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I talk about how your diet and lifestyle influence your genes and my top strategies for weight loss and optimal health.


    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Levels. 


    Access more than 3,000 specialty lab tests with Rupa Health. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com today.


    Right now, Levels is offering an additional two free months of their annual membership. Head over to levels.link/HYMAN to learn more.


    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

    • So much of what we think might be genetic is actually environmental (2:34 / 1:00)  
    • What determines your phenotype? (5:35 / 3:52) 
    • Research looking at genes and obesity (6:58 /  4:58) 
    • Learnings from the Pima Indian population (9:34 / 7:48) 
    • Dealing with food and sugar addiction (13:16 / 10:53) 
    • There’s no one-size-fits-all diet (15:39 / 13:40) 
    • Seven ways to simplify weight loss (18:40 / 16:49) 


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    Dr William Davis - Understanding The Gut-Skin Axis

    Dr William Davis - Understanding The Gut-Skin Axis

    Dr. Davis is a medical doctor, expert in gut and heart health, a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including the Wheat Belly Series, with nearly 4 million copies sold. He's a leading expert in nutrition, and in this conversation, we discuss his investigations with L-Reuteri, a well-studied probiotic and its connection with skin health. Over to Dr. Davis.

    Some questions asked during this episode:

    • How long might we see improvements in skin health with the right gut protocol
    • What type of diet/foods would you recommend with skin health in mind
    • Tell us about your investigations with L. reuteri (roy-ter-eye)

      https://180nutrition.com.au/

      This week, I'm excited to welcome Dr. William Davis. Back to the podcast. Dr. Davis is a medical doctor, expert in gut and heart health, a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including the Wheat Belly Series, with nearly 4 million copies sold. He's a leading expert in nutrition, and in this conversation, we discuss his investigations with L-Reuteri, a well-studied probiotic and its connection with skin health. Over to Dr. Davis.

      (01:17)

      Hey guys, this is Stu from one 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome back Dr. William Davis to the podcast, Dr. Davis. How are you?

      Dr Davis

      (01:25)

      I'm terrific. Stuart, gladly back.

      Stu

      (01:27)

      No. Thank you so much. For everyone perhaps out there that may not have listened to our first conversation, not familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, please.

      Dr Davis

      (01:40)

      Well, I started very conventionally, Stuart, practicing cardiology, this thing called interventional cardiology where you abort heart attacks and put stents in, drill out people's arteries, those kinds of things, blockages. But I had an odd turn in my life, and that was my mom who was living in New Jersey at the time. I had just moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, about a thousand miles away, and I got a call that she died suddenly about four months after her successful two vessel coronary angioplasty. In other words, she died after a procedure that I was doing. I didn't do my mom's of course, but I was doing that simple kind of procedure every day, many times a day.

      (02:20)

      But it was a vivid illustration, Stuart, of how fruitless, how pointless, how dangerous it is to try to manage a disease like heart disease in an laboratory, in a cath lab. Because many people, as you know, you've heard these headlines, many people never survive who get to the hospital. They die at home or route. And so I asked this question, this is now back 30 years ago, I asked, could we have identified my mom being at risk a year ahead of time, five years, 10 years? Well, back then, we all thought cholesterol was that tool. Of course, it's proven to be a miserable failure as a preventative tool, though a wonderful source of revenue for the pharmaceutical industry, and they've managed to brainwash an entire generation of physicians into thinking that cholesterol and statin drugs are the cure for heart disease. Of course, they are not. They're not even close. They're barely having any impact at all. That's why in the U.S., 80 million people, Stuart, more than 80 million people take statin drugs, and there's been virtually no impact on the incidence of heart disease.

      For full transcript and interview:
      https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/dr-william-davis-interview-3

       

    Semaglutides, weight loss, and the new weight loss medicines that everyone is talking about.

    Semaglutides, weight loss, and the new weight loss medicines that everyone is talking about.

    See all the Healthcasts at https://www.biobalancehealth.com/healthcast-blog

    Every physician and every overweight patient have struggled with achieving effective weight loss that was effective for most people, until now!  Almost simultaneously 6 weight loss drugs hit the market approved by the FDA for different uses.  The only drug approved for just weight loss is called Wegovy, a once-a-week injection that causes loss of appetite as well as a feeling of fullness when only a fraction of volume of an American meal is eaten.  It also works by limiting the hormone glucagon that dumps stored blood sugar into the blood when blood sugar levels get low, and it decreases the craving that many overweight patients complain of. The majority of overweight people have been eating a high carbohydrate diet filled with sugared soda, bread, pasta, cereals, candy, cake, cookies, chips, crackers etc.  This is the average American diet, and it is killing us!

    Years of eating this diet has made us fat and insulin resistant, as well as malnourished. Humans need food for fuel, and we have made it into entertainment! We need a varied diet of proteins, fats, and carbs. Our genetics dictates how much of each group we need; however, the one size fits all mentality of the FDA and the US government has led citizens to believe that cereal and bread is the basis for diet because America grows grain and sells it to our citizens…it is a diet based on GNP not our metabolism. Simply said this has left most children and adults obese and fatigued because they are not getting the right nutrition from their food intake.  Now we have to work backward, and the insurers of this country will not pay for the drugs we need to reverse the process.

    The drugs above are all variations of the generic name Semaglutide.  The only drug that is different is Mounjaro or Tirzepide. It is more effective for treatment of diabetes and obesity, however Ozempic and the only oral version, Rybelsus, are also effective for both Diabetes and weight loss.  We generally prescribe Wegovy for weight loss without diabetes, and we can try to get it approved by insurance for weight loss. However, this is generally not approved.

    The requirements for insurance to pay for these drugs for weight loss includes:

    1. BMI over 30
    2. Two other illnesses that are associated with being overweight, eg hypertension, heart disease, prediabetes.

    Even with these requirements fulfilled they usually don’t pay for it!  The price is $ 1,500 for one month!  Three months is around $4,500.  This is prohibitive for everyone.

    To solve this access problem, Dr Sullivan has contacted several compounding pharmacies who will make the drug for weekly self-injection at a much lower price!  The price is $540 for 3 months compared to $4,500. We have been recommending this avenue when we cannot get the drug paid for.  The only difference is that patients must draw up the small amount of semaglutide in an insulin syringe and inject themselves with a needle instead of a “pen”.

    This is the way we have been accessing this medication for our patients and we have seen unbelievable results!  People who could never lose weight are losing and very obese patients who did not have the staying power to continue dieting to get appreciable weight loss are now approaching ideal weight.

    The only people who cannot take this medication are those with a history of a specific type of thyroid cancer or a disease of the endocrine system called MEN II.  You know it if you have one of these rare problems. Others love to eat so much that limiting their intake is a problem for them.

    Special Cases: Those people who genetically are “never full”, or “always hungry”, this is the drug for them to make them feel full for the first time in their life…..  Obesity from never feeling full or always hungry is genetic.

     

    Dr. Maupin:

    “I never understood those kids and adults who had to eat 24-seven or who could eat 2-3 plates of dinner. .I just had never walked in their shoes until I was pregnant…At that time in my life being 118 lbs and 5-3  when I got pregnant I never could catch up by eating enough calories to feed both of us. I felt full at the beginning of a meal but was always hungry, so I had to eat every 30 or 40 minutes.  I was hungry all the time!  It literally ruled my life, and it made me think about food all the time.  I felt like I was in a prison of low blood sugar restricting my activities. NOW I understand how terrible a genetic albatross having the “never full” or “always hungry” is! Except for pregnancy, I know that inherited genetics make some people always hungry, and others never feel full, and my heart goes out to them.  These GLP-1 drugs work well for people with these genes. PS.  I was thrilled to deliver my daughter, and it was both the happiest day of my life to see our beautiful baby, but I was also so relieved not to be hungry anymore!”

    If you have this genetic issue, then this classification of drug is for you! You will be able to get to ideal weight and you will have to stay on a maintenance dose to keep your weight at ta healthy level. How do you go off these meds when you have reached your ideal weight? We have our patients decrease their dose per week until they start to be able to eat reasonably. Sometimes we can’t get our patients off the medication completely, but the cost is much lower because a 3-month dose will now last 3-6 months.

    We like to team up Testosterone pellets with semaglutide treatment for older women to make sure they don’t lose muscle instead of fat. The T-pellets help patients become lean, and preferentially lose fat, not fat and muscle.

    What you can do with the medications to make them work faster, more effectively:

    • Exercise daily for 45 minutes or more—normal life activity is not exercise!  Walking briskly means you can’t talk and walk at the same time.
    • Eat a low carbohydrate (know what that means), NO SUGAR, high protein diet with a lot of vegetables and fruits of every color 3 times a day. Snacks can be veggies, nuts, cheese, yogurt, eggs, and or fresh fruit. No baked goods, no crackers, bread, junk food or fast food.
    • High protein diet means eating as many grams of protein as your weight in lbs if you are active.  Eat ½ of that in protein if you are not actively exercising that day.
    • A delicious protein powder that actually tastes good is Phormula #1. I like the mint ice cream sandwich flavor….I can eat that as a meal substitute blended with fruit 3 meals a day.
    • Drink filtered water and lots of it! At least 64 fl oz a day.
    • No alcohol
    • If you want to lose weight in certain spots like your waist or your thighs, I use the EmSculpt fat destroyer with skin tightening.

    For those of you who have had trouble with your weight or have had trouble losing it and keeping it off, then BioBalance Health Weight Loss program is for you!