Aug 7, 2020
Welcome to Protecting Your Nest. Dr. Andy Phung is a board certified Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine doctor who has been using low-carb and intermittent fasting to address metabolic disease in his patients.
The discussion today revolves around the difference between conventional medicine and functional medicine. Dr. Phung explains that functional medicine is a philosophy of medicine that seeks to understand and treat the root causes of disease. In this very informative dialogue, Dr. Phung also defines and explains common terms such as insulin resistance, syndrome, and others.
Naturally, the conversation also turns to the metabolic effects of different combinations of macronutrients in the diet, traditional cultural inhibitors of metabolic disease, the ‘Americanization’ of cultural diets, the place of intermittent fasting in the treatment of diabetic and obese patients, and the link between dementia and diet.
This episode is rich with expertly conveyed and easy to understand information about metabolic processes and the connections between different diseases. Thank you so much for listening to Protecting Your Nest. For additional resources and information, see the links below.
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