Fat tissue is built with the help of the hormone insulin. When insulin levels are high, we store the energy from our food as fat. Carbohydrates (bread, pasta, noodles, potatoes etc), if consumed in excess, will be converted to fat and stored in the fat tissue.
Insulin is released in response to:
09 May 2015
23 January 2015
I have recently received many requests from women with hair problems (hair loss; thin, unruly hair etc.) They usually say that they have tried everything: supplements, hair packs, detox diets, green juices etc., and nothing seems to work.
19 October 2014
We are all different and our tolerance to carbohydrates also differs depending on:
- the quantity of carbohydrates consumed
- the quality of these carbohydrates
- the amount of time we've been consuming these different types of carbohydrates
- the genetic profile of the individual.
10 August 2014
I was quite busy working with diabetic patients on their diet, this is the reason why I have been absent from my blog for the past few months.
25 May 2014
"There are essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, but there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate."
- Dr. Bernstein (Diabetes Solution)
03 March 2014
Cancer seems to be unstoppable according to this article: Worldwide cancer cases expected to soar by 70% over next 20 years.
"The incidence of cancer globally has increased in just four years from 12.7m in 2008 to 14.1m new cases in 2012, when there were 8.2m deaths. Over the next 20 years, it is expected to hit 25m a year – a 70% increase."
02 February 2014
Sorry for being repetitive, I've already posted a few of these videos earlier. They are very interesting with easy to understand animation. Enjoy!
31 January 2014
Oxidative stress is caused by the overproduction of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Normal amounts of ROS are important to protect the body from pathogens, but high amounts of these ROS can lead to damage in healthy cells, leading to chronic diseases.
19 January 2014
Great summary from the book Fat Chance (Robert H. Lustig) about the development of Metabolic Syndrome (in bold):