Site Navigation

Rochester, NY

© 2018, Ian M. Cramer, MS, ATC.

Let's Get Healthier, and Stay Healthier, Together. 

Guyenet THUMBNAIL.png

ICP 63: Dr. Stephan Guyenet, PhD

The Hungry Brain and the unconscious reasons we overeat 

If you’re new to the podcast, I focus on speaking to medical doctors, PhD’s, registered dietitians…experts…on ways that we can make ourselves and our world healthier through lifestyle medicine. Through these conversations I want to give you the tools and inspiration you need to stay healthy.

It is my honor to bring you researcher and scholar Dr. Stephan Guyenet, PhD. He is an obesity researcher and health writer based out of Washington State who combines neuroscience, physiology, evolutionary biology and nutrition to present mechanisms, explanations and solutions to the global health and weight issue we are seeing today.

This connection was made on Twitter, where he is quite active @whsource and you can also find his writing at StephanGuyenet.com.

In our conversation, Here’s what we cover:

  • We start with talking about his upcoming appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience with Gary Taubes.

  • At around Minute 14- We go into what caused a dramatic increase in obesity in 1980 after the USDA guidelines changed.

  • At Minute 22- The government’s role in shaping our diet and keeping us healthy.

  • At Minute 28- The Carbohydrate insulin Hypothesis

  • At minute 37- Research into why the SAD is so enticing

  • At minutes 47-We cover the Calories In vs. Calories Out hypothesis

  • At Minute 52- We cover the Lipostat, a very important, unconscious brain center for adiposity and body fatness

  • At 1:03 We talk about specifics of WFPB and Keto for those thinking about changing their diets at minute…

  • At 1:07 we end with talking about different interventions for Type 2 diabetes

  • And lastly, at 1:19 Dr. Guyenet’s ways to make the country healthier is he were a mover and shaker.

I’ve read a lot of books over the years, and Dr. Guyenet’s book, The Hungry Brain was full of new concepts, theories and connections that I had never read before, and best of all, it’s incredibly evidence-based yet is written in a way that can be digested for the lay-public.

I hope you enjoy this conversation on Episode #63 with Dr. Stephan Guyenet.