2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium


September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022

Robert Lustig,


Dr. Robert H. Lustig is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. He is one of the leaders of the current “anti-sugar” movement that is changing the food industry. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books Fat Chance (2012), The Hacking of the American Mind (2017), and the just released book Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine. He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL. He is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Humane Technology, Simplex Health, Levels Health, and ReadOut Health. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies, Foogal, Perfact, and Kalin Health.


IDS 2022 Sessions

The Hateful (Or Grateful) Eight – The Subcellular Processes That Belie All Chronic Disease

Day One: Friday, September 30, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lifespan (years of life) and healthspan (years of disease-free life) continue to decline due to increases in chronic diseases. Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, fatty liver disease – these chronic diseases have treatments, but they do not have cures. Specific medications may mitigate the symptoms, but not the disease itself. The reason is that these “diseases” are not the real disease. Rather, they are the manifestations of eight underlying subcellular pathologies. These pathologies — glycation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, insulin resistance, membrane instability, inflammation, methylation, autophagy — are common to chronic disease. These are clearly manifest in the dermatologic phenomena that attend aging. However, there are no medications that effectively deal with any of them. Rather, changes in food consumption has the power to mitigate each of these pathologies to increase both lifespan and healthspan.