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These days, we hear a lot about carbs versus fats. But what about protein?
It’s become the forgotten macronutrient.
But protein plays an essential role in good health. So despite the emotional response it elicits in many, it’s about time we pay it more attention. Protein is responsible for the growth and maintenance of new tissue (the building blocks for a strong body) and makes up certain hormones that act as messengers, as well as the enzymes that we need for metabolic reactions.
Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about the importance of protein and shifting our dietary focus.
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is an integrative physician who completed her fellowship in Nutritional Sciences and Geriatrics at Washington University, St. Louis. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and completed her undergraduate work in Human Nutrition Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism. Dr. Lyon works closely with current and retired Special Operations military operators as a part of the Task Force Dagger Foundation.
We discuss all this and so much more on this week’s episode. I hope you’ll tune in to understand what this underappreciated macronutrient can do for you.