Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

Diet Soda, Artificial Sweeteners & Gut Supplements - Should You...?

April 20, 2022

Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, bodybuilding coach and nutrition pseudoscience myth buster, Dr. Layne Norton. Layne is a champion powerlifter and bodybuilder who turned his passion for lifting weights into a career that has helped over 2k people reach their health and fitness goals. Today’s episode debunks misinformation about artificial sweeteners, gut health, and calories in vs. calories out. Danielle and Layne also dissect numerous studies related to sucralose, diet soda, and other sweeteners that will leave you stunned and perhaps a little bit thirsty. Permission granted to crack open a diet coke while listening.     Dr. Layne Norton is a bodybuilding, figure, and physique coach who received his BS in Biochemistry from Eckerd College with honors and his PhD in Nutritional Sciences with honors from the University of Illinois. He developed his own nutrition and fitness coaching app called Biolane and has a no-BS supplement line called Carbon by Layne Norton.    They discuss myths and misconceptions in regards to:    The health impacts of artificial sweeteners and whether they make you prone to diabetes and cancer    Whether sweeteners are linked to obesity and can hinder weight loss  The gut microbiome   Metabolism and calorie deficits    Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction. Follow Layne @biolayne.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible. Check out these deals just for you:  POLICYGENIUS - Head to policygenius.com to get your free life insurance quotes  TALKSPACE - visit talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month when you use promo code drdanielle at sign-up.  COZY EARTH - Go to cozyearth.com and enter WELLNESS at checkout to SAVE thirty-five  percent.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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