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Cracking the Code on Balancing Appetite, Energy, and Weight

Alan Christianson, NMD offers a unique take on breaking the dieting cycle with a 28-day metabolic reset

“When we’re crashing between meals, it’s not for lack of energy, it’s a lack of access to it.” – Alan Christianson, NMD

Alan Christianson, NMD specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. In this episode, Dr. Christianson explores a 28-day approach to weight management designed to reset the metabolism.  

Alan Christianson is a New York Times Bestselling Author and a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He is the author of the “Adrenal Reset Diet,” the “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease,” and the “Metabolism Reset Diet.”  His podcast, “Medical Myths, Legends, and Fairytales” dives deep into today’s big controversies; separating science from fiction.

In this podcast: 

06:40 Dr. Christianson defines metabolic flexibility 

08:14 Dr. Christianson discusses the importance of a healthy liver  

10:00 Dr. Christianson talks about changes that happen in perimenopause 

11:28 Dr. Christianson talks about liver fat and its clinical significance  

17:00 Dr. Christianson discusses the fallbacks to dieting and outlines the steps in his book 

22:45 Dr. Christianson reviews the pros and cons of the ketogenic diet  

26:40 Dr. Christianson talks about the science of timerestricted feeding 

28:45 Dr. Christianson brings up the topic of protein timing  

29:56 Dr. Christianson reveals the potential benefits of following his metabolism reset diet 

 

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Sara Gottfried, MD

Sara Gottfried, MD is a board-certified gynecologist and physician scientist. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Over the past two decades, Dr. Gottfried has seen more than 25,000 patients and specializes in identifying the underlying cause of her patients’ conditions to achieve true and lasting health transformations, not just symptom management.

Dr. Gottfried is the President of Metagenics Institute, which is dedicated to transforming healthcare by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing practitioners and patients to learn about and adopt personalized lifestyle medicine. Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker who practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She recently published a new book, Brain Body Diet, and has also authored three New York Times bestselling books: The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger.

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