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​The Melanie Avalon Podcast Episode #1 - Dr. Alan Christianson

​​Dr. Alan Christianson is a Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid function, specifically Hashimoto’s, Hypothyroidism, and Graves’ disease. He has been actively practicing in Scottsdale since 1996 and is the founding physician behind Integrative Health. Dr. Christianson regularly appears on national media like Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

​Dr. Chritianson is also a NY Times bestselling author whose books include The Metabolism Reset Diet, The Adrenal Reset Diet, and the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease.

SHOWNOTES

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​6:30 - Dr. Christianson's Health History

​8:30 - Why Do We Have So Many Health Issues Today?

​9:45 - What Is The Metabolism? Can It Change?

12:30 - What Does The Liver Actually Do?

15:30 - Nutrient Processing Timeline

16:30 - Is Liver Detox Real? What ACTUALLY clogs the liver?

18:40 - How Are Various Food Substrates Processed By The Liver?

​20:50 - How Do The Activation And Conjugation Phases Work In The Liver?

22:45 - How Can We Support Liver Detox?

24:20 - What Does The Liver Require For Function? 

26:20 - Glycogen In The Muscles Vs. Liver

27:30 - How Can We Support The Liver While Minimizing Fuel?

29:45 - Signs The Liver Is Improved

3​1:30 - Liver Regeneration 

32:30 - How Long Does The Liver Healing Process Take?

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35:10 -  What Does The Metabolism Reset Diet Protocol Look Like?

38:15 - How Do Different Amino Acids From Protein Affect The Body?

39:30 - Health Span Vs. Lifespan

41:45 - Do We Need To Eat Fat To Burn Fat? 

44:35 - The Myth Of De Novo Lipogenesis: Do Carbs Actually Become Fat?

45:50 - Is Gluconeogenesis Stressful For The Liver? When Does It Occur?

47:45 - How Do Ketogenic Diets Affect The Liver And Fat Burning?

49:00 - How Are MCTS Used As Fuel?

49:40 - The Importance Of Fiber Diversity And Nutrients

​50:15 - The Unlikelihood OF EFA Deficiency

51:00 - Polyunstaryated Fats In The Body

53:00 - Can We Enter Ketosis While Eating Carbs? Are Low Carb Or Fat Diets More Effective For Fat Burning?

56:30 - How Does Caffeine Affect The Liver?

57:45 - How Does Alcohol Affect The Liver And Glycogen Stores?

​1:00:30 : What Other Lifestyle Factors Play A Role?

1:01:25 - The Role Of Sleep, Cortisol, And Circadian Rhythm (Regularity Vs. Rhythm)

1:05:00 - The Thyroid/Iodine Connection

1:11:40 - Do You Need To Feel Bad When Detoxing?

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