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The average American consumes about 17 teaspoons of added sugar on a daily basis, which is well over the ideal amount for optimal health. Consuming empty calories from added sugar can lead to a host of health problems, including obesity, metabolic problems, and heart disease. Because high-calorie, high-sugar products are so prevalent in our society, some folks turn to zero-calorie sweeteners as an alternative.

However, artificial sweeteners are a controversial topic in the health and nutrition space. Compared to natural sweeteners like honey, artificial sweeteners are a relatively new input for human biology. On today’s show, you’re going to hear the latest studies on the impact artificial sweeteners have on metabolism, gut health, and much more.

Our guest, Dr. Paul Saladino, is a double board-certified MD, a bestselling author, and the host of the Fundamental Health podcast. We’re diving into important conversations on the impact artificial sweeteners have on human health, critical nutritional needs that are often overlooked on a ketogenic diet, the health benefits of consuming organ meat, and corruption in food policy. I hope you enjoy this episode with the Carnivore MD, Dr. Paul Saladino!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How artificial sweeteners impact the microbiome.
  • The neurometabolic effects of consuming artificial sweeteners with carbohydrates.
  • How stevia might impact fertility rates.
  • What monk fruit sweetener is, and how it’s made.
  • How honey impacts fasting blood glucose levels.
  • Dr. Saladino’s experience on a fully ketogenic diet.
  • Why having an insulin response is a good thing.
  • How eating carbs impacts your electrolyte levels. 
  • Why being curious about your diet and your body is important.
  • How being dogmatic about a diet framework can negatively affect your health.
  • The health benefits of organ meats.
  • What most of the Blue Zones have in common.
  • How US nutrition guidelines are influenced by pharmaceutical companies.
  • The truth about LDL cholesterol.

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