DiscoverThe Ultimate Health Podcast514: How to Build Muscle to Burn Body Fat & Live Longer | Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
514: How to Build Muscle to Burn Body Fat & Live Longer | Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

514: How to Build Muscle to Burn Body Fat & Live Longer | Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Update: 2023-01-03


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Dr. Gabrielle Lyon (IG: @drgabriellelyon) is a well-respected functional medicine practitioner and the founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine.

She is a nationally recognized speaker and media contributor specializing in brain & thyroid health, lean body mass support and longevity.

Gabrielle’s goal is to change the paradigm of medicine from obesity-focused to muscle-centric and change the way we think about health and medicine with high scientific integrity.

If you’re looking to learn how to build muscle and why it’s so important for a long and healthy life, this episode is for you!

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Muscle is the organ of longevity
  • Understanding how to build muscle
  • Maintaining healthy muscle is critical
  • Identify the importance of skeletal muscle
  • How do we get healthy muscle?
  • The process of muscle protein synthesis
  • What is a DEXA body composition scan?
  • BMI (body mass index) is an outdated measurement
  • Skeletal muscle is an endocrine organ
  • Focus on strength first
  • The best exercises for building strength
  • Optimal dietary protein intake requirements
  • The problem with nutrition labels and protein
  • Choose whey over pea protein
  • Consume 30-50 grams of protein with your first meal of the day
  • Who benefits from supplementing with branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)?
  • Is there a connection between amino acids and cancer?
  • Understanding dietary protein and gluconeogenesis
  • Should you consume protein before and after training?
  • Why Gabrielle is rethinking her intermittent fasting strategy
  • Prioritize sleep and recovery
  • You develop your natural strength for life during adolescence
  • It’s never too late to start working out
  • Make time for fitness
  • Leg strength is key for older people
  • The top supplements Gabrielle recommends
  • What is Urolithin A?
  • Collagen is an incomplete protein
  • The benefits of creatine
  • Gabrielle’s typical day working out + what she eats in a day
  • Debunking the myth that working out = bulking up
  • Gabrielle's top 3 tips to break through mental resistance
  • Set standards for who you want to be
  • What Gabrielle learned from working with people on their deathbed
  • Vegans can’t eat their way out of climate change

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The Top Foods to Put On Muscle, Melt Fat & Prevent Disease | Stan Efferding (#513)

The 5 Best Foods for Longevity! (Eat as One Meal) | Max Lugavere (#502)

How to Boost Your Metabolism, Melt the Fat Away & Build Muscle | Sal Di Stefano (#500)

The Hidden Root Cause of Most Chronic Disease | Dr. Benjamin Bikman (#448)

Harvard Professor Shares That Humans Never Evolved to Exercise (You’re Not Lazy!) | Daniel Lieberman (#428)

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514: How to Build Muscle to Burn Body Fat & Live Longer | Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

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