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What Science Teaches Us About Losing Weight and Boosting Energy With Stanford Nutrition Researcher Dr. Christopher Gardner

Apr 17, 2024

Today, we’re joined by Dr. Christopher Gardner, a renowned nutrition researcher and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. In this episode, Dr. Gardner shares his wealth of knowledge and valuable insights into nutrition science, from dissecting popular diets like ketogenic vs. Mediterranean to discussing his groundbreaking study on cardio-metabolic effects in identical twins randomly assigned to vegan or omnivorous diets, featured in the Netflix documentary “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment.” 

Throughout the episode, we delve into Dr. Gardner’s research, uncover the truth behind diet trends, and hear his practical advice for achieving optimal health.

Listen to Episode 278 with Dr. Christopher Gardner

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Telomeres, veganism, and longevity.
  • Chronological age vs metabolic age.
  • What fuels your brain?
  • Healthy foods and weight loss.
  • What makes a protein high quality?
  • Dr. Gardner’s thoughts on intermittent fasting.
  • Fermented foods and the microbiome.
  • Microbial diversity and inflammation.
  • Dr. Gardner’s recommendations for living a healthy life at a healthy weight.


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