438: How a PhD reversed her dairy intolerance & lost 100 pounds | metabolic health expert Alexis Cowan, Ph.D.

The mindbodygreen Podcast

Sep 26 2022 • 58 mins

Alexis Cowan, Ph.D.: “Ultimately, the best diet is the one that's balanced and not overly restrictive." Alexis, a Princeton-trained metabolic health expert, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to optimize your gut health and maintain a healthy weight, plus: - Alexis’ personal weight loss journey (~00:31) - The link between gut health & metabolism (~12:33) - How to optimize metabolically healthy gut bacteria (~17:45) - Why you shouldn’t peel your apples (~18:50) - Why people struggle maintaining a healthy weight (~21:53) - How much strength training you need for a healthy metabolism (~27:05) - The role of leaky gut in weight management (~32:22) - How Alexis reversed her dairy intolerance (~36:06) - The best diet for a healthy metabolism (~40:02) - The best sources of plant-based protein (~46:00) - How to drink coffee without messing with your gut (~49:56) - Why you should always drink filtered coffee (~53:29) Referenced in the episode: - A study on Akkermansia muciniphila and longevity. - The Immunity Code, by Joel Greene - A study on 2'-FL and bifidobacteria. - A study on insulin resistance & muscle. - A study on unfiltered coffee & mortality. - Check out Danger Coffee. - Follow Alberto Perlman. Note: This episode briefly mentions eating disorders. If you are struggling with any of the signs and symptoms, you can call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at (800) 931-2237. 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.

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