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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Lustig. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Lustig, often where they are interviewed.

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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Lustig. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Lustig, often where they are interviewed.

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A conversation between Dr. Joan Ifland and Dr. Robert Lustig on addiction and brain chemistry.

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In this discussion Dr. Joan Ifland and Dr. Robert Lustig have a conversation regarding Addiction and how it works in the brain. From downregulated dopamine receptors to serotonin the happy brain neuro transmitter, there is a reason why we do what we do.

This discussion gives the listener insight into why people act in addictive ways whether it is drugs, food, alcohol, gambling, screen, shopping or any other addiction, the brains reaction is the same. Knowing this may help us find a permanent way out of addiction.

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Nov 06 2020 · 45mins
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Sugar and Why Your Baby Should Avoid it with Robert Lustig, MD, MSL

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#68: Sure you know your baby doesn’t need sugar. But did you know that added sugars are EVERYWHERE in the commercial food supply, including baby foods? 

In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Robert Lustig - the BIG DADDY of sugar research and he’s breaking it DOWN exactly why your baby doesn’t need sugar (...and what you can do to avoid it!)

You may know Dr. Lustig from documentary films such as FED UP or SUGAR COATED...or possibly the longest viral video ever, his SUGAR: THE BITTER TRUTH 90 minute treatise on every reason why we’re being tricked into eating sugar and what it’s doing for our bodies.

But Dr. Lustig is also doing groundbreaking research on TEXTURES and PALATE DEVELOPMENT and he’s sharing WHY as he puts it, “We have been feeding babies pureed semi solid food for millenia...and they’re still here!”

Sit back and enjoy this interview with Dr. Robert Lustig of UCSF, 

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Oct 22 2020 · 34mins

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ROBERT LUSTIG MD = author The Hacking of the American Mind

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The pursuit of happiness…..

Corporate America is out to replace your happiness with pleasure and biochemically supported marketing is hacking the body and mind UNLESS, unless we pay attention.  The Hacking of the American Mind, written by ROBERT LUSTIG MD, shares the much needed insight to drive ‘their” poison away…

Jul 19 2020 ·
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Ep 13 - Dr. Robert Lustig on Longevity, Diet, and Sugar

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Dr. Robert Lustig is Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease" and "The Hacking of The American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains". He is a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.

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Jul 13 2020 · 1hr 7mins

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A conversation with Dr. Robert Lustig, NY Times Best Selling author of Fat Chance.

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From July 25, 2014, my VERY informative interview with Dr. Robert Lustig about the state of health in the United States. Not only will you learn that exercise alone is not a way to lose weight, but you'll also hear more about why a 'calorie is not a calorie'. Find out more about Dr. Lustig at https://robertlustig.com/ and at http://www.responsiblefoods.org/ and follow him @RobertLustigMD.
Apr 23 2020 · 16mins
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How to Prevent Your Mind From Being Hacked, With Robert Lustig (RECAST)

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Dr. Robert Lustig joins us in the studio to talk about his new book, “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.” Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who is also author of the book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.” He talks to us about how corporate interests have worked to keep us addicted to pleasure—and how our addictions have robbed us of happiness.

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Mar 09 2020 · 59mins
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Dr Robert Lustig

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"So, the two rules of diet which people do not understand, protect the liver and feed the gut."
More about Robert... Robert is Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. He specialises in the field of neuroendocrinology, treating hormonal disorders in children, and he is interested in how the brain controls hormones and how hormones control the brain. He was head of the UCSF paediatric obesity program for 17 years. Dr Lustig has fostered a global discussion of metabolic health and nutrition, exposing some of the leading myths that underlie the current pandemic of diet-related disease. He believes the food business, by pushing processed food loaded with sugar, has hacked our bodies and minds to pursue pleasure instead of happiness; fostering today’s epidemics of addiction and depression. Robert is a global best-selling author and his presentation on YouTube, Sugar, the Bitter Truth, has had 8.9 million views.
Jan 19 2020 · 1hr 21mins
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The Hacking Of The American Mind - Brad Discusses Dr. Robert Lustig's Book (Breather Episode with Brad)

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Enjoy my summary of Dr. Robert Lustig's excellent book, The Hacking Of The American Mind. Sir Roger Bannister said, “Struggle gives meaning and richness to life.” But what happens without struggle? In our world, our minds are constantly being hijacked by profit-seeking, corporate entities delivering instant pleasure at the expense of long-term happiness and contentment. 

Humans are hard-wired to respond to novel stimulation, and our modern, high-tech existence has left us addicted to instant gratification pleasures, at the expense of enjoying our lives. Companies know this well, so they prey on our need for instant gratification by satisfying that need, through the products they’re trying to sell. What you have to watch out for is overdoing things in pursuit of the next dopamine rush...because that is when it becomes actually destructive, and it diminishes our ability to feel happy and content with our lives.

So, what exactly is capable of hacking our minds? Sugar, digital technology, caffeine, drugs (from street drugs to weed) as well as prescription drugs, like antidepressants and pain pills. When you indulge in any of these, you hack your dopamine pathway, which is really like cheating your way to feeling better. Obviously, while this may make you feel better in the moment, this only hurts you in the long run, because you’re putting a Band-Aid over a bullet hole. It’s like the acne drug, Accutane. Sure, you can take it, but it’s never going to address the root of the cause, which could be a leaky gut, hormone imbalance, eating the wrong foods and/or using the wrong products. Still, thousands and thousands of people sign their life away in order to be able to get this drug. It takes an intense toll on your body, and then your skin clears up for a little...but then, a year or two later,  it starts to break out again….and then, like many Accutane users report, they’ve got to go back on the medication. It’s the same concept - you can’t just try a short-term solution - you have to deal with the problem, not the symptoms that arise out of the said problem.

Another hugely popular stimulant, especially among young men, are video games and pornography. And it’s no wonder, considering they both offer a massive dopamine payoff that seems to be almost perfectly tailored to the male biological drive to “master one’s environment.” Research does suggest that playing video games can offer some positive benefits in terms of brain function because it prompts the user to build certain skills and make decisions quickly. But, ultimately, too much screen time, as well as reacting to, and engaging with an artificial environment, is never going to anyone any favors. Rather, you get a numbed mind, and a (temporary) soother for whatever it is you’re trying to ignore.

Chronic exercise is probably one thing you didn’t expect to see on this list, but it is a serious issue many people deal with. Unfortunately, people can become addicted to the high they get from working out. This is a lesson I’ve had to learn: how to appropriately balance stress and rest. Of course exercise is healthy, but be careful of crossing that line: when you start to make unhealthy decisions and push your body too far in pursuit of that next dopamine hit, that is when you know you’ve run into trouble: when you’ll do anything to get that high, no matter the consequences.

Obviously, we can’t talk about this issue without mentioning social media, one of the biggest culprits here. The problem with social media is that you can’t pick and choose what comes into your orbit - you go on Facebook or Instagram with the intention of reaching out to one specific person, but then you’re bombarded by all this reactive stimulus. This problem has become even worse considering how prevalent ads are on social media apps these days. 

Are you familiar with the term neuro-marketing? Basically, corporate America has essentially imprisoned us in a loop of endless desire and suffering, with no obvious escape out of this destructive cycle. And why would they want us to escape? That would mean they can’t continue making more money - which is why these corporations exist in the first place. I won’t be calling out any specific brands, but think about all the packaged foods you see every day in grocery stores, the pre-prepared food that you know is filled with bad oils and tons of sugar. It’s not like companies think their product is healthy - quite the opposite, in fact. They just don’t care.

There’s a reason why Americans are so plagued by cognitive diseases. Did you know that all cognitive diseases are marked by dysfunctional glucose metabolism? That’s why Alzheimer’s and dementia are also considered to be “Type III diabetes.”  When anyone experiences cognitive decline, it’s a huge load placed on the person suffering from the diseases as well as their family members. You would think that these companies, knowing what their “food” does to human health, would be ashamed and embarrassed to produce such a product. But not in America, where profit is the #1 driving force behind everything! And hey, making (and keeping) people sick means that pharmaceutical companies can extract even more money out of sick people!

On the bright side, smoking rates have decreased as wellness and healthy eating have gained more and more popularity in the states. But the bad side is, in turn, tobacco and soda and soft drink companies have switched their focus to pushing their capitalist agenda on smaller, less developed countries. Real nice!

Once you become aware of the ways that corporate America tries to insidiously hack both your mind and your bank account, you can take some of your power back. Knowledge is power, and this show will open your eyes and your mind to the bigger picture, and empower you to take a personal stand against all the American companies that are trying to give you your next dopamine rush, all so you’ll buy into what they’re selling. Remember the power you hold as the consumer (or as one who doesn’t consume!). And it’s not just consuming anything tangible or physical - it’s also about being hyper-vigilant about what comes into your space and into your mind, especially since what affects the mind manifests in the body as well. Once you know how certain stimuli affect your body, you can decide what you’re going to do about it, instead of just passively reacting to it. 


American corporations are trying to hijack our dopamine pathways to make profit [6:50].

Hacking your dopamine pathway can affect long-term healing[12:00].

Shopping is just an innocuous activity, but part of the capitalist cycle [16:38].

How corporations use neuro-marketing against you [21:27].

The difference between pleasure and happiness [25:55].

According to Dr. Sinha, FOMO actually has metabolic consequences on your health [30:24].

Marketing hype will make you purchase things you don’t even need [36:00].

“If you want to cure depression, try something you suck at and try to get better [41:00].

Nothing makes you feel better than contributing and volunteering [43:20].

Why talking while driving is more dangerous than listening to music while driving [46:50].

How to get yourself out of the domaine-trigger trap [50:20].

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Dec 20 2019 · 57mins
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Sugar! (Beer for babies), Sugar! (Diabetes), Sugar! (Disease), Sugar! .... With guest Dr. Robert Lustig

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Dr. Robert Lustig is a graduate of MIT, then received his MD from Cornell University. He's a pediatrician, a Professor of Pediatrics, and a research scientist at UCSF. Dr. Lustig has written New York Times best selling books, he's hosted and been involved in multiple documentaries related to health and he travels frequently to lecture on topics such as sugar, obesity, processed food and how to become healthy again.

Oct 02 2019 · 43mins
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185. Less Pleasure, More Happiness: Dr. Robert Lustig

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Dr. Robert Lustig (@RobertLustigMD) is Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology – in other words, how the brain regulates hormonal activity in the body. His research and clinical practice has focused on childhood obesity and diabetes.

Dr. Lustig believes the food business has hacked our bodies and minds to pursue pleasure instead of happiness, by pushing processed food loaded with sugar. As you’ll see, the way sugar triggers our brain chemistry isn’t a whole lot different from the way technology triggers our brain chemistry, which is relevant to prior discussions I’ve had on the podcast about how technology shapes behavior. Dr. Lustig points to this confusion between pleasure and happiness as having fostered today’s epidemics of addiction and depression.

Getting your creative work out into the world, and finding a way to love your work, both require that you have a healthy relationship with your mind, and your definition of happiness. This is why I was extremely excited to come across Dr. Lustig’s book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains. It really brought a scientific explanation to much of what I’ve been searching to explain here on Love Your Work over the past few years.

In this conversation, you’ll learn:

  • Why are pleasure and happiness neurologically different phenomenon? How do we confuse them for one another?
  • How does the pursuit of pleasure reduce your ability to experience pleasure? The more pleasure you pursue, the harder it becomes to be happy.
  • You’ve heard that Coca Cola used to have one addictive substance in it – cocaine. Hear the story Coke doesn’t want you to know about why the original formula had FOUR addictive substances.
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Jul 04 2019 · 50mins