The Surprising Reason People are Overweight with Dr. Robert Lustig
This episode of The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast features information, tips, and howto's on sugar, nutrition, and neurotransmitters. @RobertLustigMD is a pediatric endocrinologist and author of such books as "Fat Chance" and "The Hacking of the American Mind."
The Surprising Reason People are Overweight, with Dr. Robert Lustig In Robert Lustig’s early work as a pediatric endocrinologist, he began studying the effect certain molecules had on the body’s organs. What he found was a stunning connection between fructose and liver function, which helps explain the reason for today’s obesity epidemic. In the first episode of a series with the author of “Fat Chance,” Dr. Daniel Amen and Lustig discuss how and why fructose is making people fat.
Sugar: The Bitter Truth, with Dr. Robert Lustig Back in 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack, prompting a nationwide inquiry as to what was causing cardiovascular disease. The two camps of thinking centered around either fat or sugar as the culprit. Fat won out and was subsequently demonized. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, author Robert Lustig and Dr. Daniel Amen explain why this was the wrong decision and the eventual fallout that resulted from this misconception.
Why Fruit Juice is Bad for You, with Dr. Robert Lustig Fruit juice has long been considered a healthier alternative to soft drinks like Pepsi and Sprite, but unfortunately, this is far from accurate. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen is again joined by “Fat Chance” author Robert Lustig for a discussion on why fruit is good for your body while fruit juice is not, and why we need to shift our focus to protecting the liver and feeding the gut.
The Important Difference Between Pleasure and Happiness, with Dr. Robert Lustig Many of the neurological issues prevalent in our society are the result of a conscious effort of the food industry to confuse and conflate the differences between pleasure and happiness. So what exactly does this mean? In the last episode of the series “The Hacking of the American Mind” author Robert Lustig, Dr. Amen, and Lustig describe how the crucial differences between dopamine and serotonin are disrupting our health.