Muscle Is The Organ Of Longevity With Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Today on The Girlfriend Doctor, get ready to unlock the secrets of longevity and vibrant health. We are thrilled to welcome the incredible Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, a board-certified family medicine physician and specialist in nutritional sciences and geriatrics. Dr. Lyon is the author of the groundbreaking book "Forever Strong: A New Science-Based Strategy for Aging." Her unique background in nutritional sciences has led her on a remarkable journey to explore the pivotal role of muscle in promoting longevity and overall well-being. This episode is a game-changer, and you won't want to miss it!

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon reveals the crucial significance of muscle in the quest for a longer, healthier life. She explains that muscle is not just about looking good in a swimsuit; it's the primary organ of longevity, boasting remarkable anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing properties. Dr. Lyon delves into how building and maintaining muscle helps fortify your bones, fuels your metabolism, and shields you from the ravages of aging. As she shares her personal journey, you'll discover how she stumbled upon the importance of skeletal muscle in the bigger health picture.

Dr. Lyon helps you understand the foundations of nutrition and dietary protein, underscoring its irreplaceable role in muscle health. Learn how to incorporate resistance training exercises into your fitness routine. These exercises aren't just for bodybuilders; they're the key to maintaining muscle mass and staving off age-related muscle loss. But here's the real kicker! Dr. Lyon doesn't just talk about muscles and nutrition; she's all about empowering you to feel worthy of a healthy body. This psychological insight might be the missing piece in your wellness puzzle. In this episode, she'll inspire you to make positive changes and unlock the full potential of your health journey. Are you ready to take the reins of your longevity and well-being? Tune in to "The Girlfriend Doctor" now and be prepared to be blown away by Dr. Gabrielle Lyon's wisdom and passion for muscle health. Your future self will thank you! 


[1:00] It's never too late to start building muscle

[7:43] Protein-focused nutrition for muscle health

[11:20] The key amino acid for skeletal muscle health

[13:46] The importance of the first meal of the day.

[18:28] Maintaining lean body mass for body composition

[20:07] Combating aging with resistance training

[27:08] Fasting in older individuals

[31:22] Medications that cause weight loss or gain

[34:40] Feeling worthy of your desired body

[37:57] Breaking a fast with a healthy keto green meal




Forever Strong: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well



"The one thing that my sickest patients had in common wasn't that they were overweight. It was that they were under muscled." [6:00] -Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

"There is no replacement for resistance training as you age." [13:27] -Dr. Gabrielle Lyon



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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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