Does protein cause cancer? Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a functional medicine physician specializing in Muscle-Centric Medicine. She leverages evidence-based medicine with emerging cutting-edge science to restore metabolism, balance hormones and optimize body composition.

Dr. Lyon has brought unparalleled results to her patients with personalized advanced nutritional interventions, metabolic and genetic testing, and behavioral action plans that leave no stone unturned. When you work with Dr. Lyon, you will enter into a partnership that will bring you long-term success and life-changing breakthroughs in every aspect of your life. She will help you gain clarity and a deeper understanding of what aspects of your body, mind and health need healing—and then customize a strategic action plan to put you on the healing path so you can get your life back.

Dr. Lyon attended the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified in Family Practice. She also completed her research fellowship in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to her foray into medicine, Dr. Lyon was a national semifinalist in Fitness America, a professional fitness model and nationally ranked figure competitor.

Dr. Lyon’s ongoing work is focused on metabolism, muscle, and body composition optimization. As a nationally recognized authority, Dr. Lyon is a regular speaker, sought after expert and educator. Dr. Lyon sees patients in New York City.

Time Stamps: 

8:31 Start of podcast

9:28 Gabrielle’s backstory.

10:26 Protein requirements. 

11:31 Why to eat enough protein.

12:56 Why plant proteins are problematic for older people.

15:17 Muscle protein synthesis thresholds.

19:01 Leucine in plants. High quality proteins..

19:11 What is a high quality protein?

21:31 Dangers of limiting your protein intake as you age.

23:31 Muscle loss as you age.

24:31 mTor.

26:11 Is there legit evidence that excess protein can lead to cancer?

28:54 The anti-animal narrative.

29:11 Mental flexibility.

31:11 The false narrative of mTor and cancer.

32:49 Difference between protein and carbohydrate insulin stimulating.

35:54 Gluconeogenesis 

37:54 Gabrielle’s take on the ketogenic diet.

42:01 Cortisol triggering.

44:54 Protein Sparing Fast.

46:41 Why women fail on a ketogenic diet.

48:16 How do some people do well on plant based diets?

51:08 The dishonesty and biases of TH Chang 

55:54: Gabrielle’s time at Washington University 

57:16 Neuro cognitive testing. B12 and brain size.

1:00:49 Volume distribution of leucine.

1:02:31 Paul’s parents diet. What elderly people should eat for breakfast. 

1:05:36 Studies on aging and protein.

1:08:41 Gabrielle’s Diet.

1:12:41 The plant based Navy seal.

1:14:36 Shane’s diet.

1:18:11 Being in medical school in 2020.

1:19:41The most radical thing Shane and Gabrielle did recently.

1:20:57 Medical school vs. being in the Navy.

1:21:51 Where to find Gabrielle and Shane.