It seems like everyone is talking about metabolic health these days.
And with good reason. Your metabolism influences your weight, liver and heart health, and even your blood sugar.
Of course, your mainstream doctor might tell you the only way to get your metabolic health on track is with a dangerous prescription drug.
But I’m here to tell you that’s simply NOT true.
Because new research shows there’s one simple solution that can help stoke your metabolism… and keep you healthy for years to come.
Diet changes trump drugs
Australian researchers recently set out to investigate whether a certain lifestyle intervention may have a stronger impact on maintaining metabolic health than drugs do.
Of course, this pre-clinical trial was conducted in mice—and I typically take the results of animal studies with a hefty grain of salt. But in this case, the findings, published in a recent issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, are promising for humans, too. And they’re just too good not to share. Especially since metabolic conditions like diabetes and heart disease are increasingly common.
Researchers analyzed 40 different treatments for repairing metabolic pathways through diet alone. Each treatment featured different combinations of protein, fat, carbs, calories, and drugs. Then, they looked at the impact of three anti-aging drugs on the liver (a key player in metabolic regulation).
(This was a smart approach—looking at how various nutrients interact with one another to affect health, rather than focusing on one single nutrient alone.)
Ultimately, results showed that diet had a stronger impact on liver function than any of the drugs did. (Protein intake, in particular, influenced mitochondria activity—your cells’ energy-producing power centers, and key players in cellular metabolism and aging processes.)
In fact, these researchers found that the drugs simply blunted cells’ metabolic response to diet, rather than restructuring it. (A convenient turn of events for the pharmaceutical industry, if you ask me.)
In the words of the study’s authors: “Given humans share essentially the same nutrient-signaling pathways as mice, the research suggests people would get better value from changing their diet to improve metabolic health rather than taking the drugs we studied.”
Hallelujah! I’m glad someone finally said it!
The overmedication of America
The bottom line? Proper nutrition will ALWAYS be your most powerful weapon against metabolic conditions like obesity, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
In fact, most modern health epidemics can be better addressed with targeted nutrition (versus drug therapy). And yet, Big Pharma continues to churn out drugs with the hopes of reversing whatever condition without making a single lifestyle change.
Obviously, they haven’t succeeded yet. To make matters worse, these drugs come with side effects that require more drugs to manage. And because of it, the American population just keeps getting sicker, and more overmedicated, by the day.
But there is a way off this hamster wheel. And like this new research suggests, with the right lifestyle and nutrition strategies, you can reduce—if not entirely eliminate—your dependency on prescription drugs.
So if you’re suffering from a metabolic condition—or any disease, for that matter—I encourage you to take a step back and look at your lifestyle choices. Then, start adopting some healthier practices. You can start with a healthy, balanced diet (like my very own A-List Diet) for proper, targeted nutrition.
Because in today’s profit-driven world, plenty of people stand to make a buck off of your illness. But no one is more invested in your health than you are.
And to learn more about the “overdosing” of America, check out the current issue of my monthly Logical Health Alternatives newsletter where I present common sense strategies for our country’s costly prescription drug problem. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to become one!
“Diet trumps drugs for anti-aging and good metabolic health.” Science Daily, 11/16/2021. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211116103107.htm)