38. Why 88% of Adults in the U.S. are Metabolically Unhealthy and How to NOT Be One of Them


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In this episode, Zane Griggs wants to help you not be another statistic in the world health crisis. Learn the practical steps it takes to become more metabolically healthy.


According to a 2018 study by the University of North Carolina only 12% of US adults are metabolically healthy on the basis of 5 risk factors

1. waist circumference 2. blood pressure 3. blood glucose 4. triglycerides 5. HDL cholesterol

Academy of Nutrition who certifies nutritionists and makes dietary recommendations is sponsored by Pepsi, General Mills, Con Agra

The same big food corporations have contracts with the USDA to supply food to our schools, hospitals, military and elderly care facilities

1967- Sugar Research Foundation paid Harvard nutritionists to write review papers for the NEJM to blame saturated fat and cholesterol for heart disease and discredit research that implicated sugar as the cause of heart disease

Recent podcast guests Megan Ramos of The Fasting Method and Dr. Kristin Baier of Low Carb MD San Diego help patients reverse Type 2 Diabetes with diet and lifestyle

Dr. Sarah Hallberg, Medical Director of most successful weight loss program at Indiana University says to "ignore the guidelines"

Recent guests Diana Rogers and Michelle Hurn, both R.D.'s recommend eating approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight or ideal body weight

The opinion of our previous guest Jason Carter, R.N. that the healthcare system is set up to profit from keeping people sick.

All 5 risk factors are affected by diet.

The food we eat drives hormonal activity of insulin, glucagon, ghrelin, and leptin. Weight loss and metabolic health is a battle of hormones, not calories.

Change diet and lifestyle habits and the metabolic hormones will work to allow fat burning and improve metabolic health factors

1. Eat whole food, prioritize animal protein 2. Eat no more than 2-3 meals a day. 1 meal is fine. If you're not hungry, don't eat 3. Avoid processed food: Sugar, processed grains, industrial cooking oils like soy, corn, canola, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower. Limit alcohol 4. Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night


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  • The current state of metabolic health in the U.S
  • What is true metabolic health?
  • The USDA, American academy of nutrition & Pepsi
  • A closer look at the food pyramid
  • Diabetes awareness
  • The importance of animal protein
  • What is the right amount of protein?
  • Who are we listening to for our health/ nutrition advice
  • The revolving door of the health system
  • It’s not about calories, it’s about hormones
  • Action steps to get realigned metabolically

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