The Dr. Gundry Podcast

Everything we know about metabolism is WRONG | Ep170

By now, you probably know I'm obsessed with ENERGY. So this episode is really exciting to me. My guest and I take a deep dive into our energy production by taking a close look at one of the last true hunter-gatherer societies on Earth - the Hadza. I'm joined by Dr. Herman Pontzer, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Duke University and author of the book Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy. Dr. Pontzer was also recently featured in The New York Times for his incredible research on metabolism and longevity. On this episode, he and I reveal the TRUTH about your metabolism, explain why exercising WON'T necessarily lead to more fat-burning, and why the 2,000 calorie a day diet might be all WRONG. Full transcript and show notes: Thanks to this week's sponsors. Check them out: Take advantage of a special Dr Gundry podcast offer and get a 60-day FREE subscription; go to for unlimited books, magazines and more. Start saving today on your prescriptions by going to Get 15% off your order when you visit TENTHOUSAND.CC and enter code GUNDRY Get $20 OFF your first order and a FREE gift when you join today at THRIVEMARKET.COM/GUNDRYPODCAST Just go to and use promo code GUNDRY. To get your free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping ($5 for US customers). Go to to start saving on your insurance today.

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