Controlling Sugar Cravings & Metabolism with Science-Based Tools | Huberman Lab Podcast #64

Better Brain, Better Game!

I explain how to blunt sugar cravings through fundamental knowledge of how sugar is sensed, metabolized, and utilized within the body. I will explain how sugar is processed in the digestive tract and nervous systems. Also, how specific cravings and appetite changes can be caused by sugar’s nutritive and taste components. I explain the relationship between sugar and dopamine and how they can cause cravings.

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“Dopamine Nation”: Finding Balance in an Age of Indulgence
00: 00: 00 Sugar & Physiology
00: 02: 25 The Brain-Body Contract
00: 03: 13 Thesis, AG1 (Athletic Greens), InsideTracker
00: 07: 40 Sugar & the Brain
00: 10: 06 Appetite & Hormones: Ghrelin & Insulin
00: 14: 17 Glucose & Brain Function
00: 24: 19 Glucose & Physical Activity
00: 26: 16 Fructose vs. Glucose
00: 32: 41 When to Eat High-Sugar Foods?
00: 35: 01 Sugar’s Taste vs. Nutritive Pathways, Sugar Cravings
00: 41: 46 Tool: Sugar & the Dopamine, Pleasure – Pain Dichotomy
00: 48: 43 Subconscious Sugar Circuits, Hidden Sugars in Food
00: 58: 03 Glucose Metabolism in the Brain
01: 03: 00 Tool: Glycemic Index, Blunting Sugar Cravings
01: 12: 08 Sugary Drinks, Highly Refined Sugars
01: 14: 33 Artificial Sweeteners
01: 22: 36 ADHD, Omega-3s
01: 30: 18 Tools: Reduce Sugar Cravings with EPA Omega-3s & Glutamine
01: 35: 15 Tool: Blunt Sugar Peaks & Craving with Lemon Juice
01: 43: 09 Tool: Reduce Sugar Cravings & Spikes with Cinnamon
01: 45: 10 Berberine, Sustained Low Blood Glucose Levels
01: 51: 24 Tool: Sleep & Sugar Cravings
01: 56: 33 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify, Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, Thorne, Neural Network Newsletter

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