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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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Quitting Sugar Saved My Thyroid

Quitting Sugar Saved My Thyroid: Sarah Wilson’s Story Every now and then our bodies like to tell us, in no uncertain terms, to stop and take note. A common cold politely tells us to back off when we’re pushing too hard. More serious illness can arrive as

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Your Brain On Ketones

How a high-fat diet can help the brain work better   The modern prescription of high carbohydrate, low fat diets (Standard American Diet – SAD), and eating snacks between meals has coincided with an increase in obesity, diabetes, and and increase in the incidence of many mental health

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Real Mechanism of Fat Gain

Understanding the Real Mechanism of Fat Gain   When we think of insulin we think of diabetes and blood sugar. Although they are directly related, insulin plays a much more profound role in how our body uses and stores energy. Insulin is the master key to understanding the real mechanism of

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Body Composition

Body Composition   Body composition is one of the determinant factors in one’s energy needs. Body Mass Index (BMI) is useful for analyzing populations but not so great for analyzing individuals. Individuals who are looking to get fitter, shouldn’t pay attention to the Body Mass Index (BMI) but

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How Does Ketogenic Diet Work?

What is  Ketogenic Diet? How does it work?   First, let’s look at what our body uses for energy. We use for energy primarily dietary carbohydrates (pasta, rice, sugars) and/or fats (butter, fatty meats, oils, nuts). Our body “habitually” uses dietary carbs and sugar as fuel as long as our regular

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