Skeletal muscle is a widely overlooked part of our metabolic health. From how well we control glucose and insulin to how well we age, skeletal muscle regulates many processes. One of the most important factors for how much muscle we create and retain is our protein intake, which has become a divisive topic in the nutrition world and one still hotly debated in some dietary camps.
On today’s mini-episode, we are featuring key takeaways on the topics of longevity, muscle, and protein from one of our most popular interviews this year with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon.
In this episode we dive into:
- The importance of muscle when it comes to our health, especially for women
- The connection between muscle and metabolic health
- Myths about dietary protein
- Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day
- What women need to know about fasting
Dr. Lyon is a Washington University fellowship-trained physician in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics and is board certified in Family Medicine. She is the founder of the Institute for Muscle Centric-Medicine and has a private practice that services leaders, innovators, mavericks, and executives in a number of fields. In addition, Dr. Lyon also works closely with special-operations military personnel. Her goal is to change the paradigm of medicine from obesity-focused to muscle-centric and change the way we think about health and medicine with high scientific integrity.
Listen to the full episode here.
For more on Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, follow her on Instagram @drgabriellelyon, Facebook @doctorgabriellelyon, Twitter @drgabriellelyon, YouTube @drgabriellelyon, and through her website, drgabriellelyon.com. Check out her podcast, The Gabrielle Lyon Show, here.
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