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Workshop (Tuesdays) – Part 2 – How We Became Ill

** Workshop title: Healing Chronic Illness Through Nutrition ** Workshop location: CERF Ranch ** Session title: Part 2 – How We Became Ill ** Session dates: Every Tuesday through out mid-end October and all November See the calendar below for the session dates. ** Session times:  10 a.m. (Fall

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Workshop (Mondays) – Part 1 – How Food and Body Interact

How Body and Food Interact

** Workshop title: Healing Chronic Illness Through Nutrition ** Workshop location: CERF Ranch ** Session title: Part 1 – How Food and Body Interact ** Session dates: Every Monday through out mid-end October, all November, and December till Christmas See the calendar below for the session dates. **

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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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What Happens to Muscles During Exercise?

Adopting a regular exercise routine is one of the best things that you can do for your long-term health. With each passing year, researchers learn more about the benefits of frequent movement. Exercise benefits all tissues in your body, including your heart, blood vessels, muscles, bones, ligaments,

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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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There’s More to Diet Than Salad!

The fat-burning foods that will help us lose weight and heal   In order to lose weight and heal, we need to stay away from foods which have little or no nutritional value (empty calories) and consume more nutrient rich foods. The more nutrient rich foods we eat, the slimmer we shall get.

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What is Ketosis?

Ketosis a.k.a. Ketogenic State or Metabolic State of Ketosis   Ketosis, also referred to as ketogenic state or metabolic state of ketosis, is the metabolic state of the body at which the quantity of ketone bodies (ketones) in the blood has reached higher-than-normal levels. Ingested and stored fats as alternative energy source. For energy, our body mainly

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Stress and Weight Gain

Stress and Weight Gain   Stress stimulates cravings for sweet, calorie dense foods and salty, high carbohydrate snacks. Whether eating to fill an emotional need or grabbing fast food, a stressed-out lifestyle is rarely a healthy one. Weight gain when under stress is partly due to the body’s system

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Digestion of Lipids (Fats)

Digestion of Lipids (Fats)   The food containing fats essentially follow the same pathway as carbohydrate foods. As fat containing food travels through the digestive tract, its digestion takes place in different locations, with chemical digestion primarily beginning in the stomach.. Step by step fat metabolism >> Read

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Some Interesting Things to Know About Our Body

Some Interesting Things to Know About Our Body   Approximately 50,000 cells in our body die and are replaced with new cells during the time it takes you to read this sentence. Our Skin The skin is the body’s largest organ. Every square inch of our skin

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