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The Incredible Benefits of Eating Protein For Muscle Gain & Preventing Obesity | Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

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Skeletal muscle is a widely overlooked part of our metabolic health. 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.
My guest on today’s podcast, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, is the perfect person to sort through the facts about skeletal muscle and how to consume protein for optimal impact.

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is board-certified in family medicine and completed a combined research and clinical fellowship in geriatrics and nutritional sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
She completed her undergraduate training in nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois. Dr. Lyon is a subject-matter expert and educator in the practical application of protein types and levels for health, performance, aging, and disease prevention. She has continued to receive mentorship from Dr. Donald Layman, Ph.D., over the course of two decades to help bring protein metabolism and nutrition from the bench to the bedside.

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  • Lashus Journey says:

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  • M.E.P. B. says:

    Stephanie Person is the real deal when it comes to the Keto diet and Ketovore. She’s natural and uberly knowledgeable. Check her out please.

  • Carolyn Tiller says:

    You can meet all protein needs with plants! Where did the animal get it? You are not giving the whole picture! Please stop teaching what you don’t really know!

  • Nancy Hynes says:

    8 Oz protein per kilo? Certain protein? Not catching this. Please express that in ‘merican.

  • Carolyn Tiller says:

    The longest living societies are plant based! Did you study the blue zones?

  • Taluta says:

    Thank you for this information and solutions.
    EDIT: I just bought the book 📕! Thx. At 70+ I need strength. I do Pilates but need to add something. And need muscle.

  • Jim Rutherford says:

    Why isn’t it both a muscle and obesity problem? Obesity is a symptom of a problem and too low of muscle mass is another. Focus on diet and exercise.

  • Jim Rutherford says:

    Never listen to the RDA guidelines. It’s government generated therefore politically motivated towards a plant based diet. Listen to this young lady because she’s speaking the truth.

  • Roxanne M. says:

    We need to hear more how all this is different for women during perimenopause and after.

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