Dr. Robert Lustig on Unstoppable with Kara GoldinWelcome to the first ever episode of Unstoppable with Kara Goldin. This podcast dives into individuals stories who are disrupting their fields across wellness, business and life. Join host Kara Goldin, CEO of Hint Inc, as she discusses what makes a change maker.

Our first guest on the show is Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist and professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology at University of California San Francisco.

As a fellow San Franciscan, Dr. Lustig stopped by the Hint Water headquarters to chat about his career path and how he came to specialize in childhood obesity and neuroendocrinology.

We also talk about his new book, Hacking of the American Mind.

Listen in to learn about what sweet drinks are doing to our bodies and our minds, as well as new research about the growing diabetes pandemic.

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“It turns out that stress is a primary, possibly the seminal driver of visceral fat.” – Dr. Robert Lustig

Show Notes:

  • How he ended up in Endocrinology
  • The obesity problem and why genetics are only part of the story
  • Why soda and soft drinks have huge effects on global obesity issues
  • How stress factors in to pre-diabetes and diabetes rates
  • Why we have a pandemic of type II diabetes in children
  • What diet sweeteners do to sugary drinks
  • Why he decided to write his book Hacking of the American Mind
  • All about dopamine and serotonin
  • Why the food industry wants you to be dehydrated
  • How to get your serotonin system working

“Four things drive up serotonin, and they are the 4 things that your mother told you.” – Dr. Robert Lustig

The 4 C’s of Serotonin Happiness:

  1. Connect
  2. Contribute
  3. Cope: Sleep, Mindfulness, Exercise
  4. Cook

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