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Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Alan Christianson (IG: @dralanchristianson) is a naturopathic endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid function, adrenal health, and metabolism. He has been actively practicing in Scottsdale since 1996 and is the founding physician behind Integrative Health.

Alan is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Adrenal Reset Diet, and the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease and the book we're focusing in on today, The Metabolism Reset Diet.

He regularly appears on national media like Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Alan's story of growing up with cerebral palsy & epilepsy
  • Metabolism defined
  • What causes an overloaded liver?
  • Overloaded liver symptoms
  • The 4-Week Metabolism Reset Diet
  • Drinking two smoothies a day
  • The benefits of plant protein
  • Use the whole banana, including the peel
  • Aquafaba contains resistant starch
  • Health benefits of legumes
  • Why a satisfying dinner helps beat insomnia
  • Eat breakfast one hour after waking up
  • The main functions of the liver
  • Consume a variety of protein sources
  • Are you taking too many supplements?
  • Supplement quality matters
  • How much iodine do you need?
  • What is sleep jet lag?
  • Journaling before bed
  • Avoiding caffeine on the 4-week reset
  • Exercise during the reset
  • How much water should you drink, daily?

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