episode #196

Energy Metabolism, Fatigue, and The Gut with Dr. Steven Gundry



Understanding why we have no energy. We discuss how inflammation steals from your energy, the problem with lectins, the truth on fiber, and energy metabolism. As well as, the microbiome, metabolic flexibility, insulin resistance, and the biggest energy disrupters.

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 Episode Overview:

  • 12:56 Dr. Gundry’s Origin Story
  • 23:05 Why We Have No Energy
  • 26:49 Inflammation Is An Energy Vampire
  • 31:45 The Problem With Lectins
  • 34:36 Lipopolysaccharides
  • 37:31 The Truth On Fiber
  • 43:27 Gas and Microbiome
  • 48:14 Mitochondria
  • 53:24 Metabolic Flexibility
  • 56:54 Insulin Resistance
  • 1:04:53 Some Of The Biggest Energy Disruptors


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