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Hypothyroidism

It’s amazing to me how some of the most important realizations that I’ve come to over the past year have come from fragments of information obtained from some really misguided people. One of the biggest discoveries was differentiating between how complex starches and simple sugars affect the human body, shown to me by Terry Shintani, the author of a book touting an extremely low fat...

Fat as Fuel

The challenge of dealing with the obesity epidemic is one of the most interesting debates in the field of human health. Most people feel the answer is already there, ?eat less and exercise more stupid.Not so fast. The body has feedback mechanisms in place to maintain a constant weight. If you eat too little, metabolism slows down and you get more hungry. If you eat too much, metabolism speeds up...

180 Degree Metabolism Sneak Peek (cont…)

…In essence, if you have excess fat accumulating on your body, then there is a mismatch between your metabolic rate and your appetite. Your metabolic rate may be set for 2,000 calories a day to break even, but your stomach isn’t satisfied until you hit 3,000 calories. For a healthy person with a healthy metabolism, even overeating cannot induce excessive weight gain. In fact, in a...

180 Degree Metabolism Sneak Peek: "Fat and Hungry"

…Basically yes, the calories you ingest is your income. Your insulin levels determine the percentage of that income that is diverted into savings. The higher the income, the higher the savings: the more you eat, the fatter you get, especially if those calories are in the form of simple sugars like sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup, which directly raise insulin levels higher when paired...

180 Degree Sneak Peek – Hyperinsulinemia and Friends

…Carbohydrates alone do not cause insulin resistance. Having your insulin levels rise over and over again in response to carbohydrate-rich meals does not solely lead to insulin resistance and the compensatory hyperinsulinemia that is at the core of modern diseases. Most people on the low-carb side of the fence would have you believe that our Paleolithic evolutionary genetic programming has...