Is your slow metabolism keeping you young? Is your effort to speed your metabolism accelerating aging?
My guest today is going to challenge your thinking.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, nutritional researcher and six-time New York Times best-selling author. He serves as the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation. Dr. Fuhrman has authored numerous research articles published in medical journals and is on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Science Division. His two most recent books are Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook and Fast Food Genocide.
A few favorite quotes addressing the slow metabolism and longevity connection are sprinkled throughout the today’s transcript.
“Exercise is the only way to speed metabolism without accelerating aging.”
“We age at the rate of our metabolism”
Key Points from our podcast:
More frequent eating increases inflammatory markers.
Slowing your metabolism is the key to longevity.
“For longevity: Moderate caloric intake with micronutrient excellence.”
Questions we covered:
- What is a nutritarian diet and what do you think it can do?
“We could wipe out cancer right now. The problem… people don’t like the answer.”
- There are lots of scientific studies with conflicting messaging, how do we know what to believe?
Studies that are best:
- Use thousands of people
- Study goes on for decades
- The more studies the better
“Beans are THE most favorable carbohydrate source.”
“The more plant protein a person eats the longer and healthier they live.”
- Why do people have so much trouble changing the way they eat?
- What’s the truth about oil and use of fat?
- Do you advocate any animal protein?
Nuts reduce the appestat, while oil does not.
It’s always better to get the food than the extracted oil from the food.
IGF-1 too high or too low (needing more protein) can accelerate cancer. (100-130 optimal).
Tell us about your retreat in California and what you do there.
How long do guests stay?
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