175. The Biological Switch That Drives Obesity

With: Dr. Richard Johnson

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Dr. Richard Johnson is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and is 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.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • The Polyol Pathway
  • Genetics Effects on Glucose
  • Uric Acid
  • Beginnings and How Uric Acid Effects Us
  • Gout
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Umami
  • Dehydration
  • Salt's Effect on the Switch
  • Mitochondria

Referenced in the episode:

The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 155 | Processed Food Addiction | Joan Ifland

To learn more about Richard Johnson and his work, head over to Website: www.drrichardjohnson.com

IG @drrichardjjohnson

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