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Metabolic Patterns of our Organs

Each of our organs has a unique metabolic profile!   The metabolic patterns of our brain, muscles, adipose tissue, kidney, and liver are strikingly different.   Brain Glucose is our first fuel of choice for the brain, except during prolonged “sugar” starvation. The brain does not store fuel and hence requires a

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Fructose and Liver

Added sugars are high in “Fructose,” which can overload our liver.   In order to fully comprehend what is so alarming about fructose (i.e. high fructose corn syrup); we need to understand what it is and what happens to it when we ingest it. Fructose is a

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The True Cause of Chronic Health Problems …

Obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, PCOS, Hypothyroidism, … The true reason for all these and many more chronic health conditions is the consumption of high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar, and radically reduced amount of fat; the Standard American Diet (SAD). In

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Shift from Sugar to Lipid (Fat) Energy Metabolism

How long does it take our body to shift from “sugar energy metabolism“ to “lipid energy metabolism“?   It may take somewhere between four days to two weeks for the body to shift from sugar energy metabolism to lipid energy metabolism (using fat as primary fuel). The rate of

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How Sugar Feeds Cancer

The link between sugar and cancer   We are aware that our cells need glucose, the basic form of sugar which is transformed into energy, healthy ones and cancerous alike. But cancer cells thrive on simple carbs, like refined sugars, usually found in junk food and sweets. The

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Is Your Blood Sugar Normal?

Is Your Blood Sugar Normal?   Here’s a crash course in diabetes and high blood sugar. Common symptoms of diabetes: Excessive thirst and an abnormally high urine production. This is because periodically the blood sugar is so high (above 15 mmol/l or 270 mg/dl) that it leaks out into

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