Paul Grewal, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is a renowned expert on preventative health, with a focus on reversing diseases like type 2 diabetes, helping patients achieve weight loss goals, and hormone health.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Labs you can use to assess how your metabolic engine is running.

  • Why yo-yo dieting and counting calories only set you up for failure immersed in the modern food supply—and how Paul personally learned this the hard way.

  • What Paul thinks of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, which are a $25 billion-a-year business.

  • The number one thing you can do in the gym for better bone mineral density.

  • What it was like for Paul to spend months and months of his life co-writing a book with yours truly.

  • And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

Paul at Instagram

Paul at Facebook

Paul at Twitter

Hyperinsulinemia: Is It Diabetes? by M. Regina Castro, MD, The Mayo Clinic

CrossFit Hoboken

Paleo Diet: What Is It and Why Is It so Popular?, The Mayo Clinic

Yo-Yo Dieting Isn't Just Counterproductive—It Could Put You at Risk by Carrie Dennett, The Washington Post

A1C Test, The Mayo Clinic

Metabolic Syndrome Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

LDL & HDL: Good & Bad Cholesterol, CDC

Detoxing Your Liver: Fact Versus Fiction, Johns Hopkins Medicine

What Are the Liver Enzymes ALT and AST? by Charles Daniel, Verywell Health

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto by by Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Healthline

Cortisol—Its Role in Stress, Inflammation, and Indications for Diet Therapy by Dina Aronson, MS, RD, Today's Dietician

Skinny Fat: The Hidden Dangers of Being Thin and Flabby by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time

5-Week Program for Progressive Overload by Maik Wiedenbach, Muscle & Fitness

Alan Thrall at YouTube

Dennis Hoop Integrative Fitness Training

To Lift or Not To Lift: Why Runners Should Strength Train by Michael Yessis, Runner's World

The Hidden Health Risks of Jogging by Jonathan Wells, The Independent

Kyphosis Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

10 Natural Ways to Build Healthy Bones by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, Healthline

How 'Hyperpalatable' Foods Could Turn You into a Food Addict by George Dvorsky, io9

Continuous Glucose Monitoring—The First Four Weeks by Justin Lawler, Medium

If It Fits Your Macros by Brian Williamson, Ketovangelist

Intermittent Energy Restriction Improves Weight Loss Efficiency in Obese Men: The MATADOR Study by N.M. Byrne, A. Sainsbury, N.A. King, A.P. Hills & R.E. Wood, International Journal of Obesity

A Review of the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity by K.D. Hall, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Genetic Study Supports Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity by Dr. David Ludwig, Medium

Do Carbs Drive Obesity? With Evidence Inconclusive, Debate Continues by Andrew D. Bowser, Clinical Endocrinology News

Use Carbs to Fuel Your CrossFit Workouts by Paul Salter, MS, RD,

The Genius Life 13: The Power of Time-Restricted Eating aka Intermittent Fasting | Satchin Panda

Redmond Real Salt

Exogenous Ketones (Use code THEGENIUSLIFE at checkout for 15 percent off!)

Paul and Max on The Today Show


Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine by J. Larry Jameson, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo, and Joseph Loscalzo

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