M. Frank Lyons II, M.D., a practicing gastroenterologist in Tacoma, Washington, has been a clinical researcher, writer, and teacher for over a quarter of a century. A Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians, he has answered many clinical questions through his scientific investigations. His medical research has included hepatitis C, esophageal diseases, Helicobacter pylori infections, and intestinal cancer prevention. He has received several teaching, research and clinical awards, and has authored chapters of textbooks, scientific papers and abstracts.
Dr. Lyons obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in microbiology from the University of Idaho. He then received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and Gastroenterology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
His desire to teach his patients about their medical conditions led to the research and writing of two recent books: 42 Days to a New Life—a book that describes the importance of a balanced fat diet and the elimination of trans fats to prevent numerous diseases; and Fructose Exposed—the book that explores and clarifies the misunderstanding surrounding fructose, high fructose corn syrup and the metabolic disaster that occurs in our body from chronic, excess fructose consumption.