TMHS 535: The Secret Role Of Fat Cells & How Microbes Influence Detoxification - With Dr. Alejandro Junger

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Now more than ever is a time for us to focus on full-body health. Every decision we make has the potential to impact our brains, our immune function, and our gut health. Everything from the air we breathe to the food we eat has an influence on our incredible bodies.

And at a time when so many of our citizens are suffering from diseases like obesity, diabetes, and even viral infections, we need to get to the bottom of our underlying health issues. And if there’s anyone I trust when it comes to finding a root cause, it’s Dr. Alejandro Junger. Dr. Junger is a pioneering cardiologist, a New York Times Bestselling Author, and the creator of the Clean Program. He’s back on The Model Health Show to share profound insights on body fat, inflammation, and gut health.

You’re going to learn about why so many of our common ailments are simply survival mechanisms and what we can do to help our bodies thrive. We’re diving into conversations on the link between systemic inflammation and gut health, the importance of high-quality foods, and how you can build your resilience to create a healthier body. I hope you enjoy this interview with the amazing Dr. Alejandro Junger!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How a buildup of toxins can lead to an accumulation of body fat.
  • What a lipophilic toxin is.
  • How fatty liver disease occurs.
  • Why our modern-day diseases are actually survival mechanisms.
  • The problem with our food system.
  • Four important components of the gut.
  • Why gut health and immune health are interconnected.
  • The purpose of inflammation in the body.
  • How COVID-19, systemic inflammation, and chronic illnesses are linked.
  • Actionable ways to support your liver.
  • What types of foods we should be eating.
  • How our medical system hurts both patients and physicians.
  • The two types of energy in the body.
  • How digestion can impact sleep patterns.
  • Why ambition and digestion are inversely related.
  • Simple habits you can implement to become more resilient.
  • Why getting outside of your comfort zone is essential.
  • The connection between a diverse diet and a diverse microbiome.
  • How being present can change your life.

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