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120: Worse than sugar? You’ll be SHOCKED

by | Oct 26, 2020 | 0 comments

Right now, over 70% of Americans are either overweight or obese, which means hundreds of MILLIONS of us are at greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. 

Well, my guest today says this can be traced back decades to the introduction of ONE specific type of food into our diet — which now makes up around 60% of the diet of most Americans. 

I’m talking about processed foods LOADED with carbs and fats.

But as my guest will explain, not ALL carbs are bad.

He’s Dr. David A. Kessler and he knows firsthand the role food companies and the government have played in driving this epidemic. Back in the 1990s, he served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under both President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton.

On today’s episode, Dr. Kessler and I chat about the food that’s actually WORSE for you than sugar, the TRUTH about the Nutrition Facts label, and the 3 simple things anyone can do to improve their health.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why you can thank McDonald’s (yes, McDonald’s!) for the Nutrition Facts label (4:30)
  • The REAL reason processed foods are so bad for you (9:15)
  • The deadly delivery vehicle for fat, sugar, and salt — and how it ended up in almost EVERYTHING we eat (10:30)
  • Why a calorie is NEVER just a calorie (13:00)
  • What Kellogg’s Corn Flakes can teach you about the dangers of processed foods (15:45)
  • Why 87% of American adults should NEVER eat processed foods (17:00)
  • What actually makes vegetables so good for you (it’s probably NOT what you think) (21:30)
  • The food that’s worse for you than sugar (22:35)
  • Why you can’t completely trust the Nutrition Facts label (from the guy who helped design it!) (24:00)
  • How to get the TRUTH from your food labels (25:30)
  • Why THIS might be the most important measurement you can get from your doctor for heart health (33:00)
  • The 3 simple things you NEED to do to dramatically improve your health (34:15)
  • Why “Whole Grains” are NOT all they’re cracked up to be (38:30)
  • How to GAIN weight on the Plant Paradox diet (44:00)
  • The 3 supplements I recommend EVERYONE take every day (47:00)

Mentioned on this episode:

Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs by Dr. David Kessler

The Plant Paradox

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

Dr. William Li’s “salad plate solution” for healthy eating

The ONE food that may be destroying your immune system

Dr. Joel Fuhrman on the BEST foods for healthier living

Why cutting grains can save your life (with Dr. David Perlmutter)

Episode Transcript:

Dr. David Kessler Transcript

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Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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