513: The most underrated marker for metabolic health | Richard Johnson, M.D.

The mindbodygreen Podcast

Nov 27 2023 • 56 mins

"When uric acid is high, it predicts the development of kidney disease, high blood pressure, and obesity," says Richard Johnson, M.D. Richard, a board-certified internal medicine doctor who has researched obesity and diabetes for 20+ years, joins us to discuss the more complex, controversial areas of kidney health, plus: - The role of oxalates & dairy in kidney health (~00:14) - How to assess your kidney health (~07:33) - High-purine foods to avoid (~14:43) - Richard’s viral findings on obesity (~19:17) - Why not all fructose is created equal (~30:12) - How to rank your fruits (~32:44) - The impact of fast vs. slow sugar (~42:31) - How Johnson views alternative sweeteners (~43:58) - The optimal diet for a healthy weight (~48:55) - What actually makes seed oils inflammatory (~52:27) Referenced in the episode: - Richard's book, Nature Wants Us To Be Fat. - mbg Podcast episode #498, with Richard. - A study on dairy & gout. - A study on creatinine & longevity. - Richard's paper on obesity. - Richard's study on apple juice & fructose. - Richard's study on carb intake in lab mice. - Sign up for The Long Game.  We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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