topic: “What Drives Obesity?”

We discuss:

00:00 Current state of the U.S. obesity epidemic

00:28 Consuming Too Many Calories Theory

01:03 Insulin/Excess Carbohydrate Theory

02:01 Protein Leveraging Theory. Are you getting enough protein?

03:11 Inflammation Theory of Obesity. Is too much Omega-6 fats why we’re getting fatter?

04:09 The Fructose Hypothesis. Don’t fruit and sodas both contain fructose?

05:57 Insulin Resistance and Metabolism

10:01 Following Metabolic Engineering in order to reverse obesity

12:39 The HOMA-IR blood test and how it tells you if you’re healthy or not

13:23 What belly fat tells us about how much insulin resistance we have.