Replacing Fructose with Allulose: Exploring the Science Artificial Sweeteners – Dr. Johnson

With so much discussion these days centered on metabolic health and issues like overweight, obesity, diabetes, and the downstream consequences of these health challenges, I think it’s important to spend some time looking at what may be one of the pivotal causes of metabolic disturbances, the consumption of fructose sugar.

As such, I reached out to Dr. Richard Johnson, a world’s authority on the role of fructose in human metabolism, to share with us his latest thoughts not only related to fructose, but also including the various types of sweeteners that are available and have become very popular.

This discussion will take us into the world of GLP-1, a receptor that is stimulated by drugs like Ozempic. And no doubt, that is an area of discussion that is interesting for so many people.

We begin our discussion however with Dr. Johnson describing his recent trip to Dubai where he attended the COP 28 climate conference which, interestingly, includes his insights related to the threats posed by climate change on human metabolism.

Let me tell you a little bit more about Dr. Richard Johnson.He was formerly the chief of the Renal Division and Hypertension at the University of Colorado for nine years. He’s a physician, trained in internal medicine, infectious disease, and nephrology. Dr. Johnson is a widely cited NIH-funded scientist who has lectured in over 40 countries and has authored three books, The Sugar Fix, The Fat Switch, and the new Nature Wants Us to Be Fat. Rick has a special interest in the role of sugar and especially fructose and its byproduct uric acid in driving metabolic and kidney disorders. And most recently he has been exploring the biological properties of a unique sugar, allulose, a topic we discuss in great depth.

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