Rick Johnson MD - Why nature wants us to be fat

This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Richard Johnson, a physician who specialises in kidney health, metabolic disease and the impact of fructose.
Mikki and Rick talk about how he developed an interest in fructose, how fructose impacts blood pressure and what types of foods and drinks are most detrimental (i.e. do we have to avoid fruit?).  They also talk about Rick’s new book Nature Wants us to be Fat, and the importance of the ‘survival switch’ and how the modern environment has turned something that kept us alive for thousands of years into something that now drives metabolic disease. 

Dr. Richard Johnson was formerly the chief of the Renal Division and Hypertension at the University of Colorado for nine years. He’s a physician that is trained in internal medicine, infectious disease, and nephrology. Along with having an active clinical practice, he is a widely cited NIH-funded scientist who has lectured in over 40 countries and has authored three books, The Sugar Fix, The Fat Switch, and the new Nature Wants Us to Be Fat. Dr. Johnson has a special interest in the role of sugar and especially fructose and its byproduct uric acid in driving metabolic and kidney disorders. 

Dr Richard Johnson: https://drrichardjohnson.com/


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