1) Insulin does 3 things that
are relevant here: A) causes cells to
take up glucose, B) this causes cells to stop metabolizing fat and covert it to
triglycerides the storage form, and C) blocks the action fat tissue secreted
hormone leptin which promotes satiety by its action in the brain.
2) IR (Insulin resistance, tolerance): excessive insulin per unit of glucose. As per above, higher
than normal insulin
drives fat storage, hunger, and fat accumulates in the liver. Over 80% of seniors
3) All mammals have a complex weight
regulatory system. Both aboriginal
peoples and wild animals don’t accumulate more fat than is normal for the
species. In the wild, fructose is found
in small amounts, and it is seasonal.
Because of this, our cells cannot metabolize
fructose, so like ethanol is shipped to the liver for disposal where it, like
ethanol, is converted to fat and glucose.
With chronic excess ethanol or fructose, they cause excess fat
in the liver which compromises liver functions to cause insulin resistance
in the body’s cells.
4) The combination of IR and
fatty liver are the main cause of the chronic age related conditions
associated with the Western diet. They
are very rare among the elderly of the aboriginal people (with the exception of
cancer), until we introduce sugar with refined carbs. One half of sugar (sucrose)
5) With long-term weight gain
because of IR, the regulatory system will reset to the increased weight. With
weight loss, even years later this
system will continue to function to restore weight by increasing appetite and
reducing metabolism (making the person moody and tired). Thus for these people
eating less and
exercise more doesn’t work—the yo-yo diet.
High fructose diet has caused the diabetes & obesity pandemics.
6) A refined high carb diet
without fructose is not pathogenic, e.g. traditional Japanese & Kitavans
7) People who are insulin
resistant, if they are vigilant, they can retain their normal weight, but still
are at high risk. They are TOFI (thin
on outside fat on inside). This
explains why people who are at most overweight, have the conditions associated
with the Western diet. 80% of seniors
are insulin resistant.
8) Polyunsaturated fats are far more
reactive because of the double bonds in their carbon chain; that is why they
become rancid. Because of the
reactive chemical from metabolism, rancidification occurs in the cell walls. This
is a less-significant cause of the
comorbidity associated with the Western diet.
9) Saturated fats don’t have a
double bond thus they are stable, and are better than glucose for energy.
10) The best source of saturated
fats is coconut oil because its short-chain fats are converted to beta
hydroxybutyrate which stimulates healing processes, especially in the brain, before
11) Exercise though healthful,
increases hunger: A lumber jack eats
more than a tailor.
12) Eating carbohydrates between
meals reduces the window for metabolizing fats.
13) When sleeping after
metabolizing the excess glucose and glycogen, the body starts metabolizing fats
and goes into the cellular healing process (autophagy and other
14) Fasting extends the window
for metabolizing fats more effectively than a very low carbohydrate diet, and
extends the healing process. This will,
for most, cure insulin resistance.
15) Fasting is easier than a
calorie-restricted diet. One reason is
that leptin--typically between 2 and 3 months--will be down regulated, and
thereby cause increased hunger and reduced metabolism. On the positive side
for fasting, in order to
gather food and hunt, the body ups metabolism about 10%, and increase the feel
good neurotransmitters dopamine, and the energy promoting epinephrine and
norepinephrine as well as the androgen HGH.
Tens of millions of people are now fasting in Europe.
16) Intermittent fasting reduces
daily calories by an average of over 500 calories.
17) A very low carb (ketogenic)
diet replaced by fats reduces hunger & increases the rate of fat
17) Because profits come first,
the food and drug industries use regulatory capture, follow tobacco ethics
scientists-for-hire to create tobacco
science. Our corporate media has
its talking points. We have seen in
documentaries an effort made by certain countries to address the health issues
by exposing the causes of the diabetes and obesity pandemics, and the junk
information generated through industry, such as a calorie is a calorie (fat
calories are much different than carb calories). Our government is more corporate
18) If it is carried by corporate
media, the content is designed to cause cognitive dissonance.
19) Cognitive dissonance hinders
rational analysis. It occurs when the
sum total of information on a subject creates multiple pathways. As a social
animal, most people will respond
to their environment, rather than search for the underlying science that
accounts for the obesity epidemic.
Unfortunate the media takes advantage of this phenomenon. For example,
human nature explains why
20) Based on the evidence
presented in the documentaries we have watched, cholesterol and saturated fat
are heart healthy, and the low-fat, high-sugar diet because of fructose—a slow
poison like ethanol—caused our health
disaster, but money trumps science and influences government.