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Don't Die Early: The Life You Save Can Be Your Own Paperback – June 4, 2012
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"Any time the glucose level in the body climbs higher than 80 mg/ dL or so, the body must metabolize that glucose quickly. This means releasing the hormone insulin, which, when released into the bloodstream will do the following:
Cause the fat in the bloodstream to be pulled into fat cells so that the glucose, and not the fat, will be metabolized.
Activate the glucose receptors on the cell membranes so that the cells can begin pulling glucose into the cells for energy.
When the cells have metabolized the glucose and the glucose level in the bloodstream drops into the normal range, the insulin level drops as well. The lowered insulin levels then tell the body to release fat from the fat cells so that the body can use fat as an energy source, a process called gluconeogenesis, the conversion of non-carbohydrates into glucose. In a healthy, non-diabetic person, the body switches effortlessly back and forth between using glucose for energy and using fat for energy, shuffling fat into and out of the fat cells, as needed, to maintain blood glucose levels in a healthy, narrow range."
That finally made the process click.
Fascinating book that I highly recommend. Bought it for my mom to reinforce her efforts regarding eating well.
Btw have been Very Low Carb High Fat since January 2011. I have lost 55 pounds and am stronger at 56 than I have ever been...which is wild considering I used to do Judo (15 years) and Race Off-Road Motorcycles (10 years). For the last 6 months I have fasted during the work week, eating one meal a day at night. I am amazed at the results...truly I am no one special and if I can do it you can too.
Instead I would refer any patients of mine to this book by Rocky. He manages to connect the dots in a sensible way between different conditions and gives you a working plan to fix yourself and to test if any changes you make are working. Rocky is not a cultist for one diet only he wants us to do the simple tests and see where we are and not the general population. Rocky, thank-you for teaching me more.