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Your heart and brain prefer the energy from fat, ketones.
When people greatly restrict their consumption of carbohydrates (the way we should eat), their bodies turn to fat for energy. Ketones is the energy from fat. Most systems of our bodies prefer ketones as their energy source; the heart muscle and kidneys, for example, prefer ketones to glucose. Most cells, including the brain cells, are able to use ketones for at least part of their energy. Source
Ketone are the preferred fuel of the heart, adrenal cortex, skeletal musculature and various parts of the brain; these tissues actually prefer to burn ketones, which conserves blood sugar (from refs in Eades & Eades, Protein Power, Bantam, 1998, p. 149)
The truly critical understanding that Gedgaudas emphasizes (Author of Primal Body Primal Mind) to the reader is the fact that carbohydrates are the single macronutrient that is not required for human health. Fats and proteins—the other two—are absolutely essential, however. Few organs and systems in our bodies need glucose. Red blood cells require glucose as fuel, and the body can manufacture that from a combination of fats and proteins when needed. All other tissue cells in the body—including those of the brain and heart—prefer ketones, energy units metabolized from fat, as their fuel source. Most medical authorities and conventional nutritionists completely ignore this fact, says Gedgaudas, even in the face of “abundant evidence that many modern disease processes, including cardiovascular disease, elevated triglycerides, obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cancer, to name a few…are the product not of excess natural fats in the diet, but of excess carbohydrates.” Read More
The Surprising Role of Dietary Fat for Health and Well Being
In the first half hour of the show, Nora discusses the surprising role of dietary fat in the health of the body and brain and helps slay the myths that have persisted throughout this century concerning the idea that natural dietary fat is the cause of obesity and disease. Nora interviews Sally Fallon, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of both Nourishing Traditions and Eat Fat, Lose Fat. Discover how dietary fat may be your very best friend after all! In the second half hour Nora talks with Dr. Siegfried Othmer, Chief Scientist at the EEG Institute concerning the exciting new frontiers being explored with neurofeedback training-- where the future of this amazing field is headed and who might benefit. Listen
Factory Farms Breed Dangerous Food
The environmental and economic effects of factory farms on rural communities are well known. These facilities cannot process the enormous amounts of waste produced by thousands of animals, so they pour and pile manure into large cesspools and spray it onto the land. This causes health problems for workers and for neighbors. Leaks and spills from manure pools, and the run-off from manure sprayed on fields can pollute nearby rivers, streams, and groundwater. And the replacement of independently owned, small family farms by large factory operations often drains the economic health from rural communities. Rather than buying grain, animal feed, and supplies from local farmers and businesses, these factory farms usually turn to the distant corporations with which they’re affiliated.
But even if you live in a city hundreds of miles from the nearest factory farm, there are still lots of reasons to be concerned about who is producing–and how–the meat and dairy products you and your family consume.
Factory farm operators typically manage what animals eat in order to promote their growth and keep the overall costs of production low. However, what animals are fed directly affects the quality and safety of the meat and dairy products we consume. Read more
“My Big Fat Diet”
On this March 2010 show, Nora interviews Dr. Jay Wortman, a physician who created a year long dietary study of 100 volunteers from the Namgis Tribal Nation in Alert Bay, B.C., Canada. The study was the subject of an incredible documentary called “My Big Fat Diet”, which has been described as “Supersize Me meets Northern Exposure”. The film follows six people from the study who were asked to return to their native diet: a very low carb, moderate protein and higher fat diet. The results challenge everything most people ever thought they knew about diet, weight issues and disease prevention. You won’t want to miss this thought provoking and enlightening interview! Listen
Politics of Food
Can you see the misinformation in this article below? "...the U.S. sugar policy will operate without cost to taxpayers"? Who are they kidding? Who pays for the diseases caused by sugar? Us... the U.S. taxpayers, Duh! U.S. sugar policy will operate...Read More...