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Gabrielle Lyon, Health Wellness -

NOTE FROM TED: Please do not look to this talk for medical advice. This talk only represents the speaker's personal views and interpretation of muscle health, fitness, and diet. We've flagged this talk because it falls outside the content guidelines TED gives TEDx organizers. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: Dr. Gabrielle Lyon discusses how society continues to perpetuate the narrative that we have a chronic obesity epidemic, but what we are truly witnessing is an undervalued “midlife muscle crisis.” Muscle makes up the largest endocrine organ in the human body. It’s our personal body armor, metabolic defense system and arguably our greatest medicine, yet we deny its superpowers. This shifts the paradigm to focus on how muscle-centric medicine and protein synthesis restores metabolism, balances hormones, optimizes body composition and increases human longevity and survivability beyond traditional fat loss that’s failing us. Obesity is a muscle problem, not fat. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is board certified in Family Medicine and completed a clinical fellowship in Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences at Washington University. She completed her undergraduate training in Nutritional Sciences: Vitamin & Mineral Metabolism at the University of Illinois. Dr. Lyon is a subject matter expert in applying protein types and levels to health, performance, aging, and disease prevention. She receives mentorship from Dr. Donald Layman, Ph.D., to help bring protein metabolism and nutrition from the bench to the bedside. Her clinical practice services leaders, innovators, and executives in their prospective fields and works closely with the Special Operations Military. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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