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Using a Metabolism Reset Diet for Liver Health

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Using the Metabolism Reset Diet to Support Liver Health

Dr. Alan Christianson is a naturopathic endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. He’s been actively practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1996 and is the founding physician behind Integrative Health which is a clinic there. 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.”

I am a personally a patient of Dr. Christianson and I consider him one of the smartest people I know. He’s also one of the most interesting people I know, and he is a competitive mountain unicyclist! We have a lot to talk about, so let’s get started!

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 overall weight
  • The ideal length of time to work on weight loss
  • and more!

Episode Quotables

“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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