I've been waiting to share this very important discussion with Dr. Richard Johnson for a long time! This discussion is critical for every meat-based carnivore, especially if you also eat organ meats, alcohol, honey, and/or fruit. Make sure to also check out my thoughts with @lauraspath on Cutting Against the Grain: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1848841/10012707
Dr. Johnson has published over 700 studies and is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado. He is also a clinician, educator, and researcher. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and kidney disease and is the founding editor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, one of the main textbooks on kidney disease. For more than 20 years, he has led research on the cause of obesity and diabetes, with special interest in the role of sugar (especially fructose) and uric acid. His research has been highly cited, published in top medical journals, and supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of The Sugar Fix and The Fat Switch. Dr. Johnson lives in Colorado with his wife, kids, and two rambunctious puppies.
We discuss the following:
5:00 Kidney and the role with High BP (introduction)
7:38 Different kinds of sugars we consume and where they’re metabolized
9:45 How Glucose converts to fructose in the body (polyol pathway)
15:22 What is uric acid, purines, nitrogen and meat
19:14 For Gout, what’s worse: fructose, purines or alcohol?
21:52 Fruits and Carnivore
25:02 Can we eat too much fruit?
26:41 Honey a health food?
27:52 What if you can tolerate fructose and appear healthy? Athletes? (Para feeding study)
34:43 How fructose is the only sugar that reduces cell energy
37:46 Why nature wants us to be fat (fructose and fat storage)
41:14 What makes us obese
42:12 Why meat-based diets (with very limited carbs) may work
42:59 Why organ meats like liver aren't ideal and how livers store toxins
48:35 Liver health testing
51:15 Why fruit drinks and fructose liquids are harmful
53:48 Uric acid levels
57:12 Higher uric acid levels on a ketogenic diet
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**DISCLAIMER: I am only here to provide support as a nutritional therapy practitioner and I am not providing medical advice. I always recommend working with a team of holistic practitioners, including your PCP and a certified nutritional therapy practitioner. Do not self-diagnose. Always seek medical guidance when you have a medical condition.
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