The Truth About Sugar Addiction And How It Affects Your Health

Sugar lights up the addiction center in our brains, just like heroin and cocaine. Yet many of us consume more sugar than we are aware of because it’s lurking in so many foods that we would never expect. The average person consumes 152 pounds of it per year! Sugar is not just responsible for an increased waistline but also impacts our metabolic health, immune systems, mental health, and more. 

In today’s episode, I talk with Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper, Dr. Shebani Sethi, and Dr. Casey Means about why sugar addiction is so detrimental to our health and what we can do about it.

Keegan Allen is an American actor, musician, photographer, and author. He’s known for his main role as Toby Cavanaugh on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Allen’s passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography, and other roles behind the camera.

Tom Hopper is an English actor. He has appeared as Sir Percival in Merlin, Billy Bones in Black Sails, Dickon Tarly in Game of Thrones, and Luther Hargreeves in Netflix’s new show The Umbrella Academy.

Dr. Shebani Sethi is a double board-certified physician in Obesity Medicine and Psychiatry. She is the Founding Director of Stanford University’s Metabolic Psychiatry program and Silicon Valley Metabolic Psychiatry, a new center in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on optimizing brain health by integrating low carb nutrition, comprehensive psychiatric care, and treatment of obesity with associated metabolic disease.

Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Guest Lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. Means’ perspective has been recently featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more.

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