227: Using the Metabolism Reset Diet to Support Liver Health
Today we have one of my favorite doctors in the world on the podcast, and I’ll tell you why. After seeing doctor after doctor and not getting any answers, Dr. Christianson diagnosed my thyroid condition. I’ve been a patient of his ever since and he’s done so much to improve my health.
Dr. Christianson’s expertise is naturopathic endocrinology and he focuses on thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. He’s also the founding physician behind Integrative Health, a clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author whose books include the recent Metabolism Reset Diet, The Adrenal Reset Diet, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease (links to those below).
(Fun fact: Dr. Christianson is also competitive mountain unicyclist! Not too many people can say that!)
On to the episode…
Episode Highlights: Metabolism Reset Diet
- Dr. Christianson’s own struggle with being overweight as a child
- Three “dials” that turn health off or on
- Unexpected effects dieting can have on the body over time
- What “leaky liver” is and how to know if you have it
- Reasons the incidence of liver disease is rising
- Why Dr. Christianson thinks iodine deficiency isn’t as big of a factor in thyroid disease as some people think
- How losing inches around the waist is more important than pounds overall
- The ideal length of time to work on weight loss
- Health benefits to losing even a small amount of weight
- The surprising reason he doesn’t recommend exercising when trying to lose weight
- An important health marker we should all test at home
- Benefits of sulforaphanes and how to get them in your diet
- A simple change to make for healthier sleep
- Dr. Christianson’s take on the ketogenic diet
- And more!
“Imagine a diet that was wild-caught fresh salmon, wild-picked blueberries, greens, the healthiest foods imaginable. Well, that’s what bears eat to gain weight and hibernate.”
“Weight loss is something that in the best of circumstances is unnatural for the body and is a bit of a strain.”
Resources We Mention
Books by Dr. Christianson
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