Okay, so you’re not really like a duck and Dr. Richard Maurer doesn’t think so either. And this episode isn’t really about ducks.
But he makes an interesting argument as to why fatty liver and metabolic syndrome is an adaptive response aimed to help us survive as part of the original plan.
Listen on to learn more!
In this episode, Dr. Maurer teaches us:
2:30 How “-isms” in diet relate to the rest of our lives.
06:45 The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and how it comes to be
10:45 Insights from rice-loving ducks in Maine
14:30 The role of the hormone insulin and two patterns of dysfunction
18:15 Why there is more skin in the game for the unhealthy thin
25:00 Lab metrics for metabolic syndrome
32:00 Other explanations for elevated fasting morning sugars
36:30 Iron overload and it’s relevance to diabetes
43:00 More tangible metrics for diabetes prevention
45:00 Discovery of the ideal diet
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