Episode 84: How To Address Sugar In Your Child’s Diet and Avoid Chronic Health Issues


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My guests this week are Dr. Michael Warren and Dr. Emily Ventura, the authors of the brand new book ‘Sugarproof’. Dr. Goran is one of the world’s most widely-recognized experts in childhood nutrition and obesity research, with more than 30 years of experience as a researcher, mentor, and educator. He is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, co-director of the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, and leads the Program in Diabetes and Obesity at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, he’s also the father of two daughters. Dr. Emily Ventura is an experienced nutrition educator, public health advocate, writer, and cook. She completed her master's in public health and her Ph.D. in health behavior research at The University of Southern California. She was selected as a Fulbright scholar to teach public health nutrition in Italy and now lives in California where she works as a writer, recipe developer, and as a mother to two young boys.

In this episode, Dr. Goran and Dr. Ventura discuss how to address sugar in your child’s diet to avoid chronic illness and support their overall health and wellness. By introducing and explaining the science behind the hidden dangers in different kinds of sugars and glucose levels in food products, Dr. Goran and Dr. Ventura empower parents with the information needed to make simple and powerful changes in their families' diets. Addressing and adjusting sugar intake can vastly improve current states of health and help avoid future chronic illnesses related to sugar such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fatty liver disease, diabetes, and more.

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