Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Thrive MarketYou might be surprised to learn that not all body fat is created equal; where the fat is on your body makes a big difference when it comes to your overall health. The fat inside your belly is called “VAT” or visceral adipose tissue and this type of fat is particularly dangerous. When you begin to put on weight, especially this lethal belly fat, your biology shifts out of balance, veering into the unstable and unhealthy territory of disease—which in turn often leads to more weight gain.In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to explain how belly fat contributes to other health issues. They also discuss the numerous factors that contribute to belly fat, including but not limited to diet, and how they work with patients to eliminate excess visceral fat. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Thrive Market.Get free shipping on your first order of Sun Goddess Matcha and the other delicious teas from Pique by using the code HYMAN at piquetea.com/hyman. Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/Hyman. In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:Why visceral fat, or belly fat, is so concerningLearnings from liposuction and bariatric surgeryHow visceral fat drives inflammation and insulin resistanceTests to determine if visceral fat is an issue for you, including your waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, DEXA body composition, liver fat measurement, LDL cholesterol particle size, C-reactive protein test, oxidative stress, uric acid, glucose tolerance test, and fasting insulin levelSymptoms of too much visceral fat including inflammation, abnormal cholesterol, high blood sugar, high insulin, high oxidative stress, and moreFoods that drive inflammation and insulin sensitivity and belly fatHidden drivers of excess visceral fat including loss of lean muscle mass, environmental toxins, imbalances in the gut microbiomePatients they have worked with to decrease belly fatAdditional Resources:Dr. Hyman has written several books on this topic; learn more herehttps://drhyman.com/about/#section-67 Ways to Permanently Banish Belly Fathttps://drhyman.com/blog/2015/01/29/7-ways-permanently-banish-belly-fat/How Out of Control Blood Sugar Can Cause Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Chronic Diseasehttps://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/19/bb-ep170/Fatty Liver is More Dangerous than You Might Realize. Here’s How to Heal Ithttps://drhyman.com/blog/2016/05/05/fatty-liver-is-more-dangerous-than-you-might-realize-heres-how-to-heal-it/8 Strategies to Reverse Skinny-Fat Syndromehttps://drhyman.com/blog/2015/12/11/8-strategies-to-reverse-skinny-fat-syndrome/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.