Practitioner Course

Salt, Dehydration and Obesity

Salt and water and the major role they play in obesity.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total


Rick Johnson

About this course

Nature wants us to be fat. That's the surprising truth, and Dr. Richard Johnson joins us to share the mounting evidence on the biological switch that makes us prone to weight gain. Throughout his many years of studying obesity and related health conditions, he observed that relatively little is said about two significant pieces of this very complex puzzle: lack of hydration and excessive salt intake. Both are now known to contribute to obesity.

Dr. Johnson is an internationally acclaimed scientist and physician researching obesity and metabolic health. If your patient's are dehydrated or if they have a high vasopressin level it increases their risk of obesity. And not only is it associated with being overweight, but it also predicts whether or not you can/will gain weight.

He will share with us what you can do to help your patient's turn off the survival switch that contributes to weight gain, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. One of these simple tricks is to drink a glass of water before each meal. He states that will help keep the serum salt diluted which is better than eating the salt undiluted, activating the switch, and then trying to reverse it. 
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Discover how dehydration and a high salt intake can lead to obesity
  • Find out how vasopressin can contribute to obesity 
  • Update your weight loss skills to help reduce this global epidemic
  • Learn about the role of dehydration and salt in causing obesity
  • Learn about the first hormone discovered that drives obesity
  • Learn about how to turn off the biological switch

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Richard Johnson M.D.

Dr. Richard Johnson is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and is a clinician, educator, and researcher. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and kidney disease and is the founding editor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, one of the main textbooks on kidney disease.

For more than 20 years, he has led research on the cause of obesity and diabetes, with special interest in the role of sugar (especially fructose) and uric acid. His research has been highly cited, published in top medical journals, and supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of The Sugar Fix and The Fat Switch.