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Book Summary: The Metabolism Reset Diet – Repair Your Liver, Stop Storing Fat, and Lose Weight Naturally

The Metabolism Reset Diet (2019) is the new, four-week cleanse diet designed to heal damage to your liver, stimulate your metabolism, and promote rapid weight-loss. These summaries explain the science behind the program by taking a deep dive into the mysterious life of your liver. They show why your liver is so important for your health, how it can become overloaded with fat, and the simple steps you can take to clean and restore your liver to optimal health.

Book Summary: The Metabolism Reset Diet - Repair Your Liver, Stop Storing Fat, and Lose Weight Naturally

Content Summary

Genres
Who is it for?
What’s in it for me? Achieve optimal liver function to lose weight and get healthy fast.
The key to rapid and sustained weight loss is a healthy metabolism.
The liver is the core of our health.
A clogged liver leads to a sluggish metabolism.
You can help stimulate your liver’s innate power of regeneration.
Meal replacement is more effective than food-group restriction.
Sleep and exercise help aid liver recovery during the cleanse.
Final summary
About the author
Table of Contents
Overview
Read an Excerpt
Review

Genres

Crafts, Hobbies, Home, Home Improvement, Design, Diet, Nutrition, Cooking, Alternative Therapies, Weight Loss, Weight Control, Fitness

Who is it for?

  • Dieters who want to escape the endless cycle of dieting
  • Middle-aged people who want to reverse the trend of weight gain and low energy
  • Anyone who wants to lose weight and improve their health

What’s in it for me? Achieve optimal liver function to lose weight and get healthy fast.

Are you tired of grueling diets that don’t work and never end? Do you find dieting a constant struggle against calories, cravings, and hunger?

If so, do yourself a favor and stop torturing yourself. Most likely, your diet isn’t working and may even be harming your health. Most fad diets promote unhealthy, short-term weight-loss by restricting the fuel and nutrients that your body needs. These diets are counterproductive because they often exacerbate the core problem – your metabolism.

Thankfully, there’s a new way to improve your health and get rid of those unwanted inches for good, and it doesn’t involve counting calories and spending hours at the gym each day. The key is to revamp your metabolism by detoxing your liver so it can function properly again.

Our modern, high-intake, heavily processed diets place a lot of stress on our livers. They tend to get clogged with waste that prevents them from processing energy efficiently. These summaries outline a simple program to wake up your liver’s innate healing powers and cleanse it of all that gunk.

This program is the Metabolic Reset Diet – the new, sensational diet cleanse devised by the renowned physician Dr. Christianson and his team at Integrative Health. Based on evidence from clinical trials involving tens of thousands of participants, Dr. Christianson has created a program to help you not only lose weight but heal your liver and take back control of your health.

So, what are you waiting for? You have the power to turn back the clock on aging, optimize your health, and feel better than you’ve felt in years.

In these summaries, you’ll learn

  • why diet fads don’t work;
  • some extraordinary facts about the liver; and
  • guidelines for which foods to eat for optimal liver health.

The key to rapid and sustained weight loss is a healthy metabolism.

How is it that everyone around you seems to eat so much more than you and yet ends up so much slimmer? What are they doing right that you’re not?

If you swallow what diet fads and health media are preaching, you might think that your struggles with your weight and health are your own fault.

Sadly, overweight people constantly receive social messages that they’re doing something wrong. They’re told: you eat too much! You don’t exercise enough! You’re not trying hard enough!

But, you’ve been led to believe a lie. People who are naturally thin are not more disciplined than you, nor do they eat less than you. Their advantage is not superior will-power – it’s their metabolism.

The key message here is: The key to rapid and sustained weight loss is a healthy metabolism.

The word metabolism gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean?

It’s actually very simple. Metabolism just refers to the way your body responds to incoming fuel – meaning your main calorie sources such as fats and carbohydrates.

When your metabolism is healthy, incoming fuel either gets burned immediately for energy, or it’s put into short-term storage to be used later. Our metabolism is remarkably useful because we never consume exactly the right amount of fuel at any one time. By storing excess fuel at mealtimes, and burning it later, our metabolisms smooth the release of energy throughout the day.

When your metabolism isn’t working properly, your body is unable to make use of incoming fuel for energy and is forced to put it into long-term storage – that is to say, body fat. That means you’ll gain weight, but it also means you’ll suffer from chronic fatigue and other health ailments because your body isn’t getting energy from the fuel you eat.

That’s why diets that focus solely on limiting calorie consumption miss the core problem – the way your body deals with those calories. It doesn’t matter if you eat a high-calorie diet if your body is able to burn most of it for energy.

But what can you do about your metabolism? You’re either born with a good one or a bad one, right?

Wrong! This is yet another myth about weight loss. In fact, your metabolism isn’t fixed, and there are some simple steps you can take to encourage it to become more active again.

The answer isn’t an extreme, self-denying diet. The answer is in the liver. To understand why, let’s take a closer look at this marvelous organ.

The liver is the core of our health.

The liver is an unjustly underrated organ. We marvel at the power of the brain; we’re passionate about the heart, but the liver? We hardly give it a second thought. Yet behind the scenes, the liver’s running the whole show.

In fact, no other organ is as important for your body’s health. That’s because the liver is far from a one-trick pony – it has a lot of different functions and plays a role in most of your body’s vital systems such as the digestive, circulatory, and immune systems. The liver affects everything from blood pressure to metabolism, to muscle strength and body weight, to name just a few.

So, when your liver is unwell, you’re going to feel it.

The key message here is: The liver is the core of our health.

The four most important functions that the liver performs are filtration, protection, storage, and conversion. Let’s take a look at why these are so important for our health.

First, the liver is the body’s filter. Much like the filter in an aquarium, the liver regulates the fluid in our bodies to ensure our insides remain an optimal environment for life to thrive. That means cleaning the blood of toxins and supplying it with essential nutrients that our organs need.

On average, the liver cleans the body’s entire supply of blood about once a minute. And, if it slacked off even a little, it would cause the brain to shut down due to over-toxicity – which can happen, sadly, to people with severe liver disease.

But don’t worry. The liver is a very robust organ and well adapted to protect us from toxins and other unwanted intruders that enter the body through the foods we eat. The liver is covered in special immune cells called Kupffer cells, which swallow pathogens and chemical debris, neutralize them, and send warning signals to the rest of the immune system.

But the liver does more than just protect us from toxins. Supposing the body were a house, then the liver is its pantry. All the nutrients that come from the food we eat, such as vitamins, minerals, fuel, and other useful substances, get repackaged and stored in the liver for later.

However, we can’t get all the nutrients our bodies need from the food we eat. Thankfully, the liver saves us yet again. The liver doubles as a factory that builds the nutrients we can’t get from our food, such as many essential amino acids.

Since the liver plays a part in so many of the body’s vital functions, ailments of the liver are frequently the root cause for many other chronic diseases. So, maintaining a healthy liver isn’t just about losing weight; it’s about maintaining a healthy body overall.

A clogged liver leads to a sluggish metabolism.

Most diet fads involve eliminating a major food group from your diet that is allegedly the source of all your problems. Usually, this food group is one of your calorie sources – carbs, fats, proteins, or ketones – all of which, at one time or another, have been cast as the villain in the story.

But there’s a reason diet fads don’t work. It’s easy to see why when you consider that your body ultimately breaks down every calorie source into the same thing – acetyl – which is the most basic fuel that the body burns for energy.

If your body is in need of energy, then it’ll burn this acetyl immediately. If the body wants to keep the fuel for later, then it’ll store it in the liver and muscles.

Now, if it gets stored in the liver, it’ll be repackaged into either one of two types of fuel: glycogen or triglycerides. Triglycerides are short-term fats. They’re basically fats in purgatory; they’re waiting to either be burned for energy soon or sent off to be stored long-term as body fat.

The key message here is: A clogged liver leads to a sluggish metabolism.

So, here’s the core difference between a healthy and an unhealthy liver: A healthy liver will burn most of these short-term fats for energy, while an unhealthy liver will store most of it as body fat, causing weight gain.

But how does a liver become unhealthy?

Well, consider that a healthy liver needs a good supply of both glycogen and triglycerides. This is because, in order to retrieve the energy from triglycerides, the liver needs to burn some glycogen. Think of triglycerides as blocks of wood and glycogen as tinder that helps get the fire started.

The trouble is, it’s much easier for the liver to make triglycerides than glycogen. When we continuously eat a high-fuel diet, the liver can clog up with triglycerides, leaving no room for glycogen. Since the liver needs glycogen to burn triglycerides, the liver loses the ability to clear itself of the backlog of triglyceride fat.

This results in what’s called fatty liver syndrome. This means that the liver is so overloaded with fat, that when new fuel comes in for processing, the liver is forced to send it away to be stored as body fat.

This is effectively what it means to have a slow metabolism. Your body is unable to utilize the fuel you consume for energy and is forced to put it into long-term storage.

In this case, it doesn’t matter how few calories you consume – you’re going to have a lot of difficulties losing weight. But the good news is, the liver can be repaired. We’ll see how in the next chapter.

You can help stimulate your liver’s innate power of regeneration.

The liver’s importance to our health is reflected in our language. The word liver comes from the same root as the word life. This is no accident. For a long time, the liver has been venerated for one extraordinary property – its ability to regenerate.

Remarkably, up to 80 percent of the liver can regrow if it becomes damaged. Thanks to this ability, healthy people can donate over two-thirds of their liver to someone in need, and the rest will grow back in a matter of months!

Let this give you hope. Given the right circumstances, your liver can heal itself. The Metabolism Reset Diet is designed to provide those circumstances.

The key message here is: You can help stimulate your liver’s innate power of regeneration.

The first thing we can do to help is reduce the burden that our high-fuel diets place on the liver.

The main reason a fatty liver struggles to clean itself is that we ingest new fuel faster than the liver can break down old fuel. That’s why, on the Metabolism Reset Diet, limiting calorie intake is very important. The liver can only process so much in a day, so it’s important that we minimize extra work for the liver so it has a chance to tackle its backlog.

So far, this jives with other calorie-restriction diets. But this isn’t enough. Your liver also needs nutrients to perform its processes. You may have plenty of energy in reserve in the form of body fat, but your body can’t necessarily access it if it doesn’t have the tools to do so.

Unfortunately, people who engage in highly restrictive diets can deprive their liver of the nutrients that it needs. This means that even though they’re hardly eating and feel starved, they can still put on weight because their body is unable to utilize their fat reserves for energy.

The solution is to eat plenty of the foods that provide the nutrients your liver needs. That means supplying the body with healthy amounts of protein, fiber, micronutrients, and phytonutrients, which all aid liver function.

The following foods are especially rich in liver-aiding nutrients: garlic, onions, radishes, fish, papaya, turmeric, tomatoes, grapes, and soy. All are packed with nutrients that help the liver break down its stores of fat.

But how are you supposed to eat a nutrient-rich diet and minimize fuel intake? In the next chapter, you’ll find out how the Metabolic Reset Diet overcomes this difficulty.

Meal replacement is more effective than food-group restriction.

Unlike most diets, the Metabolic Reset Diet doesn’t require the restriction of any particular food group. In fact, eating a range of foods is healthy, since it supplies your body with various kinds of nutrients.

What the Reset does require is meal replacement. That means replacing some of your solid meals with protein shakes.

Here’s what your daily meal plan would look like on the diet: you would drink one protein shake for breakfast and another one for lunch, for dinner you’ll eat a hearty meal, and in between, you can eat as many veggie snacks as you desire. That’s it! It’s that simple.

The key message here is: Meal replacement is more effective than food-group restriction.

So, why replace meals with protein shakes?

Well, the weight of evidence in favor of the two-shake-a-day diet is, frankly, staggering. Compared to standard food-restriction diets, the two-shake diet has proven to produce faster weight-loss and greater reduction in liver fat. One study of 90 obese adults found that people on the two-shake diet lost almost twice as much weight as people eating three solid meals a day.

The reason protein-shake diets are so successful is that they make it very easy to get large amounts of protein while minimizing other calorie sources.

This is important because, of all the calorie sources, protein has the greatest positive effect on aiding the liver and boosting metabolism. Protein has the very useful ability to act in place of glycogen to help burn triglyceride fats. Protein also contains essential amino acids that further aid the liver in breaking down fats.

Aside from protein, the other major food group that plays a big part in the Reset is resistant starch in foods like bananas, legumes, and potatoes. Resistant starch is a form of carbohydrate that’s hard for your body to digest. That’s good because your body ends up absorbing only about half of the calories you consume from resistant starch, which means less strain on your liver.

Resistant starch is great for the Reset diet because it helps to burn body fat, stabilize energy levels, and aid digestive health by feeding good bacteria in your gut.

The final aspect of the diet is the unlimited veggie snacking. That’s right; there’s no limit on how many vegetables you can eat. That’s because vegetables provide high levels of nutrients for your body and phytonutrients for your gut flora while containing negligible amounts of fuel.

The great thing about the Metabolic Reset Diet is that you only need to stick to it for four weeks. Afterward, you can go back to a normal diet of solid food and maintain your decreased weight and increased energy with relatively little effort.

Sleep and exercise help aid liver recovery during the cleanse.

It’s not just your diet that affects your liver’s health. Sleep and exercise play a big part too. By making a few simple changes to your sleep and exercise habits, you can amplify the results of the diet cleanse.

The key message here is: Sleep and exercise help aid liver recovery during the cleanse.

Let’s begin with your sleep habits. Sleep isn’t usually discussed in relation to weight loss, yet many experts believe that sleep affects your figure even more than diet and exercise do.

When you’re asleep, your liver does get a hard-earned rest, but it certainly doesn’t switch off. During periods of prolonged deep sleep, your liver is busy rebuilding the glycogen supply that it burned during the day, as well as continuing to burn stored fat.

What’s more, sleep helps to reduce your stress levels. Evidence suggests that even stress has an impact on your metabolism because the stress hormone cortisol blocks your liver from burning fat. Sleep prevents your body from producing cortisol – which is how your body rewards you for getting enough rest.

For these reasons, as well as for your own well-being, it’s important to try and get a full night’s sleep every night. That means seven to eight hours – no excuses.

Exercise is also important for your metabolism. That probably doesn’t surprise you. But, what might surprise you is that it’s possible to do too much exercise.

Studies show that for people with sluggish metabolisms, too much exercise can be counterproductive because it puts extra strain on the liver, which has to process all the extra fuel your body burns. If your liver is already struggling to provide all the energy you need, this extra burden can make matters worse.

Still, some exercise is important. If you don’t do any exercise, then your body might tap into your muscle tissue as a source of fuel. You don’t want this to happen because, even though you might lose weight, it discourages your body from burning body fat. By doing some light exercise, you can encourage your liver to produce glycogen and actually recruit your muscles as an extra place to store fuel.

So, while on the cleanse, you should strive to find a balance between light exercise and rest. A good way to achieve that balance is by going on frequent short walks, or engaging in daily micro-workouts, such as short five- to ten-minute stretching or cardio workouts.

Final Summary

The take-away message from these summaries:

Your liver is the core of your health because it affects every other organ in your body. The liver purifies your blood, builds and stores the nutrients that your other organs need, and protects your body against disease. It’s also directly responsible for your metabolism, which affects your weight and energy levels. So, if you want to look and feel better, then embrace this simple formula: a healthy liver means an active metabolism, which in turn, yields a healthy body overall.

Actionable advice: Create a meal plan.

So, you’ve heard the science behind the diet, you could do with a metabolism boost, and you want to give it a try. Now what? Now, you need to make a meal plan for the next four weeks. Don’t worry; all the hard work has already been done for you. Just visit the website themetabolismresetdiet.com to find a plethora of resources such as grocery lists, recipes, progress trackers, and more. There you’ll also find a vibrant community of like-minded people who’ll be happy to give you any extra advice or support that you need.

About the author

Alan Christianson is a renowned, naturopathic medical doctor who specializes in natural endocrinology. He’s the founder of Integrative Health, a physician group dedicated to supporting people with thyroid disease and obesity to lose weight and regain their health. His 2014 book The Adrenal Reset Diet became a New York Times best seller. He’s also appeared in numerous print media and television shows such as the Dr. Oz Show.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Regaining Metabolic Flexibility
  • Chapter 2 Your Liver Holds the Key
  • Chapter 3 Heal Your Liver
  • Chapter 4 Prepare for a New Metabolism
  • Chapter 5 Food for the Metabolism Reset
  • Chapter 6 Reset Lifestyle
  • Chapter 7 Shake Recipes
  • Chapter 8 Dinner and Unlimited Food Recipes
  • Chapter 9 Maintenance
  • Chapter 10 FAQ
  • Chapter 11 Troubleshooting
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Overview

Dr. Alan Christianson, top naturopathic physician and bestselling author of The Adrenal Reset Diet, introduces a four-week cleanse that heals damage to the liver, helping readers unlock the key to rapid weight loss and lower blood sugar.

The path to becoming naturally thin isn’t as impossible as it may seem. In The Metabolism Reset Diet, you’ll unlock the key to rapid, sustained weight loss and lower blood sugar with a four-week cleanse that heals your liver and gives your metabolism new life. The hidden truth is that your liver is actually the key to a healthy metabolism. When it isn’t functioning properly, it loses the ability to burn fuel. An overloaded liver can only store fuel as fat, which slows your metabolism and leads to excess weight gain. Even if you cut out sugar and carbs, you can still struggle with weight loss and high blood sugar.

With Dr. Alan Christianson’s clinically proven program, you’ll be able to reverse damage to your liver in just four weeks. Once your liver regains its ability to manage your metabolism, you’ll have fewer food cravings, steady energy levels, better digestion, and a metabolism that works optimally. This proven diet is carefully constructed to provide your liver with the nutrients it needs without over fueling, supplying your body with healthy amounts of protein, fiber, micronutrients, and phytonutrients that support liver function. Unlike so many diets that require people to stick to a difficult and restrictive plan, following a liver-friendly eating plan will ensure that your weight and energy stay steady, even if your diet changes. Complete with comprehensive guidelines, meal plans, recipes, and advice on maintenance, The Metabolism Reset Diet will help readers achieve optimal liver function to lose weight and get healthy fast.

Read an Excerpt

Introduction

The Metabolism Mystery

Maybe you’ve glanced at the plate of a coworker or friend and thought: Why can she indulge in that second piece of birthday cake—without tracking it or logging hours at the gym or feeling guilty for days—and stay naturally slim while I limit myself to a forkful and feel constantly fatigued and deprived and plagued with cravings . . . and overweight? Is there something wrong with me?

Here’s the essential truth that I hope will propel you into a new chapter of thinking about yourself and your health and your weight: There is nothing wrong with you.

Naturally thin people are not superior. They don’t try harder, nor do they possess superhuman willpower. They don’t have better genes, and most don’t eat fewer calories. They simply have one thing working in their favor: they have a better metabolism.

But for now, let’s take assessments of “good” or “bad” out of it. The word metabolism is thrown around a lot in relation to diet and weight loss, but what does it actually mean? Your metabolism is simply how you convert fuel into energy. Fuel comes in as food. You never get exactly the right amount of food on a given day, but when you have a healthy metabolism, you can store a little extra food without gaining weight. That second piece of birthday cake isn’t going to make or break you. You can also miss a meal without your energy levels crashing.

When the metabolism is not working properly, we store too much fuel and we are unable to retrieve it. This leads to extra pounds and a host of other adverse effects—everything from brain fog to digestive problems to fatigue to diabetes to various forms of cancer.

There’s a common misconception that you are born with either a great metabolism or a bad one. But turns out that metabolism is not fixed. You can change. The key to this change is not in white knuckling it while the rest of your friends and family enjoy their lives, nor is it in forever eliminating your favorite foods. The secret that I discovered in my years of clinical practice and research is simply this: Clean out your liver so that it can burn fat better.

It’s All About Your Liver

The liver probably isn’t even in the top five body parts you consider when you think weight loss, but it should be. The liver is more than just an organ damaged by alcohol or a quivering dish you’d prefer to avoid. It’s the heaviest internal organ and the largest gland in your body. It’s a powerful machine that acts as a filter to remove toxins, aids in digestion, and regulates hormones and blood sugar. It’s an incredible multitasker and a vital organ in the truest sense of the word—the hub through which your body’s energy flows. The liver is responsible for processing everything you ingest, and it also functions as your body’s storage pantry. Nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and other substances the liver needs to work at its best) and fuel (from our main calorie sources—fats and carbohydrates) you do not need today are stored in the pantry for later. The surplus is essential because you never get exactly what you need each day. If you miss a meal one day, you should be able to draw on your surplus to compensate. And if you overeat, you should be able to store the extra for use on those days when you may not have enough time to take a bite. A healthy liver stores extra energy and doles it out later when you need it.

What happens when your liver is unhealthy? You tend to store fuel as fat, especially around your midsection, and you can no longer tap into the nutrients you need to burn fat. This means that no matter which diet you choose—and how hard you try—weight loss is pretty much impossible.

Sound familiar?

Countless diets have told us to eat this “good food” and avoid that “bad food.” Meat, grains, butter, legumes, ketones, potatoes, tofu, canola oil—are they good or bad? Each passing day seems to bring a new wave of “science” that cancels out all previous assessments. In fact, fat, carbs, and ketones work collectively as fuel. A healthy liver can either store fuel or burn it. An unhealthy liver can only store it. All sources of fuel look the same to your liver—none are magic tonics or evil villains. This means that once you heal your liver, eating that piece of cake won’t be catastrophic. Your metabolism will be flexible enough to adapt and handle whatever curveballs you throw its way.

That’s very good news. And even better news? Healing your liver takes weeks—not months or years. The liver is an astonishingly resilient organ. With the steps I’m going to give you in this book, you can restore it to perfect working order in just a few weeks.

Why This Matters to Me

When people meet me, many assume that I am naturally thin. I take it as a compliment, but in fact when I was young I struggled with my weight. I was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Perhaps being unable to be physically active put me at risk for weight gain. The first time I was obese was when I was eleven years old. Overweight kids were over three times rarer in the 1970s than they are today, so I stood out. Fat discrimination and fat-shaming are still injustices these days, but back then they were not even concepts; they were just the normal state of affairs. What is now often still held as a private belief was then publicly shared—it was assumed that anyone who was overweight just needed to try harder.

In fact, I was anything but lazy and I tried hard at everything I put my mind to. I hated how I looked and I wanted to change. Willpower was not the problem. Besides my weight, it seemed that I could push through any obstacle. I knew that I had no less persistence than my thin peers did.

I went to the doctor, but his solution of logging calories didn’t work. It wasn’t until I turned to health books that I was able to make a difference. I read everything I could get my hands on, and based on the advice I gleaned, I cut out sugar, butter, and bread completely. I didn’t touch any of those three foods for about a decade. My parents indulged a family member who sold multilevel supplements. Thankfully, this meant that we had protein powder available, and I started every day with a protein shake. For lunch and dinner my mom made good meals with whole foods. I added beginner exercise routines designed for sedentary people, and slowly but surely, I saw things change.

Once I got healthier, my life transformed. I felt better about myself, more confident and capable. For the first time, I came to experience the joy of movement. My physical abilities improved almost on a daily basis and I loved it.

In my mind, I owed my new lease on life to the health experts who shared their advice in books. They were my heroes, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps, so I decided to pursue medicine as my life’s work. My transformation even guided my focus within medical school. I became fascinated by hormones because of their seemingly enigmatic role in regulating body weight. I knew how emotionally powerful my own struggle had been and how much effort it took. My heart went out for those in the same place who worked just as hard, yet saw no results. I dedicated my career to helping them.

While working with diabetics, I was exposed to the idea of modified fasting as a means to improve health. I read studies from 2011 in which advanced diabetics became cured by following a 600 calorie, liquid-only diet for eight weeks. The process sounded extreme, but so were the results. Blood tests and CT scans showed that these patients’ pancreases had completely healed and were able to produce insulin normally. They no longer needed medication at all. It turned out that once their livers cleared out the old deposits of fat, they became nondiabetic.

This was a huge finding, and a surprising one as well. Historically we’d thought of the pancreas as the master organ related to diabetes—and once you were on a diabetic track, it was as if you were strapped to a runaway train. But this new research showed that the pancreas is only part of the picture. The liver also plays a crucial role because it has a remarkable ability to heal.

After reading all the related studies I could find, I asked several patients if they would be willing to try something new. My idea was that many who were pre-diabetic, or had less advanced diabetes, would be able to heal with a less intensive regime.

Instead of three liquid shakes, I tried two shakes and one reasonable meal. The results were tremendous. I tracked people every two weeks and saw that most achieved remission from diabetes well before eight weeks. The goal of the early program was diabetes reversal, and our clinic has logged countless cases of those who did just that. They became non-diabetic, stopped their medication, and continue to remain healthy years later.

Nearly everyone we treated had fatty liver syndrome, even though few ever had heard the term before. When the liver is overburdened by excess sugar, the body stores it as fat. This can trigger a potentially devastating inflammatory response, which has been linked to heart disease and some forms of cancer. What’s more, new research suggests that fatty liver is not just the consequence of weight gain, it can also be the cause of weight gain. So addressing fatty liver syndrome is crucial in the fight to both regain health and lose inches. And the protocol I was sharing with my patients was working miracles.

Review

“Tried everything you can think of to lose weight? The problem isn’t your willpower; it’s your liver. You’ll discover how to detox your liver in four weeks in The Metabolism Reset Diet.” – JJ Virgin, CNS, New York Times bestselling author

“Dr. Christianson is my go-to expert when it comes to healthy liver function and natural weight loss. The Metabolism Reset Diet will empower you to take back your health!” – Dr. Izabella Wentz, New York Times bestselling author of Hashimoto’s Protocol

“We take our liver for granted, but it holds the key to our metabolism. Dr. Christianson reveals the secret life of your liver and shows how you can optimize it for life in The Metabolism Reset Diet.” – Sara Gottfried, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger

“Dr. Christianson’s smart, science-based, and incredibly simple plan will change your life forever. If you’re ready to transform yourself from fat, sick, and sluggish to slender, healthy, and energetic, this book has the answers you’re seeking. Get ready to heal your liver, send your metabolism soaring, and feel better than you’ve felt in years!” – Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, New York Times bestselling author of Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet and The 10-Day Belly Slimdown

“We live in an increasingly toxic world and our livers are carrying the burden. Dr Christianson’s groundbreaking work reveals the missing ingredient we’ve been overlooking. If you’re tired of diets and programs that have failed you, it’s time to hit reset. I highly recommend this book.” – Dr Pedram Shojai, New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk

“I love that The Metabolism Reset Diet cuts through the stress of fighting with carbs, fats, and ketones and delivers a way to eat simple healthy foods and not worry anymore. In a detailed and easy to understand way, this book explains how the liver holds the key to our metabolism and how to optimize it for life.” – Katie Wells, Founder of WellnessMama online and author of The Wellness Mama Cookbook

“If you want an easy-to-follow, proven plan to lose weight and keep it off, and improve your health for decades to come, you absolutely need to read this highly recommended book! In The Metabolism Reset Diet, Dr. Christianson does a superb job to shatter outdated myths related weight loss and dieting. You don’t need a restrictive food plan. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym. The ingredients for sustained weight loss and to turn back the clock on aging are here.” – Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FACN, FAAFP, CNS, author The Better Brain Solution

“Dr. Christianson has done it again—he’s broken the mold on the carb, ketone, and fat conversation with an easy-to-follow program that relies on the solid science of metabolism and the ancient wisdom of food as medicine. If you’re frustrated because you’ve tried everything, I believe you’re in for a pleasant surprise that will wake up your liver’s innate healing capacities and move you toward the optimum health you deserve.” – Aviva Romm MD, author of The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, Director of the Women’s Integrative Medicine Institute

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