In my first episode with molecular biologist Brad Marshall, we dove into food sources of linoleic acid and how consuming these effects you on a mitochondrial level.
The feedback I received on that episode was so great that I decided to bring him back for round two where we dive into the science of fat storage and what you can do once your metabolism goes out of whack from consuming too much vegetable oils and sugar.
As Brad explains, it’s not just as simple as removing these items from your diet, although that is a great first step to take.
Instead, it’s about understanding a gnarly process called SCD1, which Brad and I tackle in this episode, and stopping it dead in its tracks so that you can start to burn your own fat again.
By doing this, you’ll be able to lose fat and keep it off once and for all.
On top of that, Brad and I also chat about what we can learn from animals who hibernate and how this translates to human health, the role leptin plays in fat storage, and whether there’s a genetic component at play here.
We also chat about changing your metabolic rate and how you can do this, the desaturase index and how it relates to obesity, and so much more.
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If you didn’t catch Brad’s first episode (which is linked below), he’s an incredible wealth of knowledge.
He went to Cornell to study molecular biology, he started a charcuterie business and several successful restaurants, and, most recently, he branched out into pig farming.
Brad’s also known for starting The Croissant Diet and he’s a food historian who shares several fun facts along the way.
Here’s a peek at what Brad and I discuss in this round two episode:
- The research Brad’s been doing lately and since we last spoke
- Comparing animals who hibernate and what we can learn from them
- How your metabolic rate is tied to how saturated your fat is
- What happens when you eat a lot of linoleic acid
- The desaturase index, including what this measures and why it matters
- The correlation between the desaturase index and obesity
- The connection between SCD1 and fat tissue
- SCD1 and what happens to it when you eat too much sugar and vegetable oils
- How to get to a preferred alternate metabolic mode
- What suppresses SCD1 and why that matters
- Is there a genetic component to this? If so, how does that affect things?
- Should you fast to reduce the amount of unsaturated fat found in your fat tissues?
- The role leptin plays in fat storage
- What helped me break through a weight loss plateau and why it worked
- Why the goal should be more about calories out than calories in
- Is there anything else you can eat or take to fix this problem?
- How you can quickly test your metabolic rate at home
- What Brad took that lowered his triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels
Mentioned in This Episode
- Brad Marshall’s website
- Brad Marshall’s Twitter and Instagram
- Brad’s latest research on Torpor, Sloth and Gluttony: SCD1 Causes Humans to Store Fat
- The Natural State Podcast Episode 136: Brad Marshall – How PUFAs and Vegetable Oils Negatively Impact Health
- How to Master Leptin, Your Fat Loss Hormone
- Cacao Butter: Why It’s a Top Keto Fat and How to Use It
- The Keto Answers Podcast Episode 020: Nina Teicholz – Embracing Saturated Fat and Why Our Nutrition Policy Is Wrong
- The Keto Answers Podcast Episode 072: Justin Mares – The History of Perfect Keto, Problems with Food Manufacturing, Lab-Grown Meat, Sleep Issues, and Why the Blue Zones May Not Be Accurate