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Mastering Diabetes Audio Experience

Apr 21, 2020

Today we are excited to be joined by Dr. Vivian Chen.

Dr. Chen has 14 years of experience as a doctor in the UK. She trained in internal medicine and dermatology in London before moving into Family Practice.

Today’s show is a bit different than many of our others because our conversation with Dr. Vivian Chen focuses on food, but also on specific environmental contaminants that can increase your risk for insulin resistance as well as other metabolic diseases.

It’s true that excess saturated fat is one of the most potent and reliable triggers of insulin resistance, as many published studies have shown

But beyond the saturated fat equation, there are many other aspects of daily life that can increase your risk for IR, including:

    • Weight gain
    • A sedentary lifestyle
    • Overconsumption of calories
    • Living in a high stress environment
    • A suppressed immune system, and 
    • Excess alcohol intake (to name a few)

In today’s show, we’ll talk with Dr. Vivian Chen about the role that chemicals in your environment play in “disrupting” your endocrine health

We’ll talk about animal foods, tupperware, plastic bags, receipts, packaged food products, plastic water bottles, flame retardants, fish, and much much more

You can learn more about Dr. Vivian Chen by visiting her website at or stalking her on Instagram at