Ep 56 - How Muscle is Medicine - Interview with Dr. Gillian Schmidt

Boost Your Metabolism After Age 30 Podcast

04-07-2023 • 1時間 9分

We talk a lot about how adding muscle makes your body look amazing, but did you know that muscle IS medicine?  In this episode we talk with Gillian Schmidt, MD about her novel approach of prescribing muscle as medicine for healing many obesity and age-related diseases.  Dr. Schmidt is a board-certified internist who is on the front-lines of battling the obesity epidemic.  Many of her clients have been obese for years and are battling the multitide of illnesses that are incident to it and aging (hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, joint and bone injuries, arthritis, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, etc.)   Specifically, Dr. Schmidt discusses why increasing your muscle mass is a non-drug therapy for Type 2 Diabetes (with only positive side effects).

Listen up to learn:

  • the role muscle's GLUT4 receptors play in managing blood sugar;
  • how adding muscle helps treat other obesity and age related illnesses;
  • why she counsels clients that they are training now to recover from their next health event; and
  • her take on Ozempic and other weight loss drugs (how they work and best practices for using them to aid in weight loss).

This episode is jam-packed with medical information and practical tips for eating more protein and adding resistance training exercise to your life (the two things that support muscle growth) - even if you are on a budget and/or have physical limitations.  Don't be surprised if you end up putting this one on repeat!

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