The Link Between Environmental Toxins & Weight Gain | Dr. Stewart Lonky

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INTRO TO EPISODE:

Hello, Health Investor!

Welcome back to another episode of The Health Investment Podcast!

Today, you’re going to hear from Dr. Stewart Lonky.

Stewart Lonky is an accomplished medical doctor, clinical researcher, and author.

He’s triple board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonology and critical care medicine, and a recognized expert in the related fields of preventive medicine and environmental toxicology—and its associated diseases. 

Dr. Lonky is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Physicians (FACP) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, along with being a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the California Lung Association, the New York Academy of Science, the American Thoracic Society and the American Federation for Clinical Research. 

Dr. Lonky is known for his cutting edge research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of toxic chemical exposures and heralded for his in-depth knowledge of obesity’s biological, environmental, and social influences, which are the subject of his book Invisible Killers.

He resides and practices in Los Angeles, California. 

As you know, I’ve chatted with numerous medical doctors here on The Health Investment Podcast—but today’s interview is really unique. Dr. Lonky’s expertise in biotoxicity AND obesity really give him a rare and important perspective on health, especially the small choices we can make in our daily lives to not only reduce our exposure to potentially harmful toxins, but also to lose weight and actually keep it off.

And, just a reminder: Even though Dr. Lonky is a medical doctor, it’s important to remember that the thoughts he shares are not medical advice. You should always discuss any new supplements or lifestyle changes with your physician before implementation!

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Alright, it’s time to hear from Dr. Lonky…enjoy!

MINUTE-BY-MINUTE BREAKDOWN OF THE EP:

4:07 | Dr. Lonky’s background and beginnings in environmental toxicology

7:57 | How concerned should we be about the chemicals in our home (e.g., from dry cleaning)?

11:52 | How do most toxins enter our body?

14:12 | Is it possible to get the toxins out of our bodies? If so, how?

15:52 | The accumulation of toxins in our fat cells—and the impact of that on weight gain/loss.

19:40 | How do we get fat in the first place? And how do the chemicals we’re exposed to on a daily basis affect fat metabolism?

24:20 | What are some of the common, everyday toxic exposures that we can slowly start to eliminate from our homes?

29:12 | How chemicals create epigenetic changes in fetuses. 

38:29 | Dr. Lonky’s method of slow change through his “AIPE” method.

43:23 | How to effectively “detox.”

49:16 | What about heat therapy? Are saunas and steam rooms helpful for detoxification?

51:38 | Obesity and COVID-19: What do we know?


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