Mastering Blood Sugar

Debunking Nutrition Myths with Dietitian Michelle Hurn

April 18, 2023 Dr. Brian Mowll Season 1 Episode 41
Mastering Blood Sugar
Debunking Nutrition Myths with Dietitian Michelle Hurn
Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Brian interviews dietitian Michelle Hurn, author of "The Dietitian's Dilemma," who shares her story of recovering from anorexia nervosa at the age of 12 and how it led her to become a low-carb advocate. Michelle discusses the importance of metabolic health and how diet and lifestyle can improve it. Through her own experience and working with clients, she emphasizes the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet and debunks some common nutrition myths. Listen to this insightful episode to gain valuable insights into improving your metabolic health.

Avoid Processed Carbs and Oils

Processed carbs and oils are some of the worst things you can put in your body. Not only are they unhealthy, but they can also contribute to serious health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. That's why it's so important to avoid processed carbs and oils whenever possible.

One of the primary sources of processed carbs and oils is processed food. Processed food is often loaded with unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, corn syrup, canola oil, and soy protein. These ingredients make food taste better but can also lead to various health issues. That's why it's so important to read the labels on food before you buy it and avoid any food that contains these ingredients.

Question Conventional Approaches To Health

In today's world, it is all too easy to accept conventional approaches to health without questioning them. We often take the advice of doctors, nutritionists, and other health professionals without considering the potential consequences. However, it is essential to remember that conventional approaches are not always the best or most effective.

Take nutrition, for example. For years, the dietary guidelines have recommended a diet high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and low in protein. This approach has been accepted by many as the only way to eat for optimal health. But recent research has shown that this approach may not be the best for everyone.

Heal With Real Food

It is vital to keep it simple and to focus on quality, nutrient-dense foods. When transitioning to a real food diet, focusing on nutrient-dense foods such as beef, butter, liver, and salmon is crucial. It is also essential to avoid processed foods and sugary drinks. Coffee can be consumed with heavy cream, and having carrots a few nights a week is okay.

Key Takeaways

[00:02:29] Low bone density in athletes.
[00:03:19] Carbs and diabetes.
[00:13:24] Low-carb diet and anxiety.
[00:18:01] Ethics in dietetics.
[00:21:17] Extreme diets and eating disorders.
[00:23:48] Refeeding the brain with fat.
[00:31:02] Carnivore diet for blood sugar.
[00:47:51] Lifestyle changes for better health.


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