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Lots of great information here! for sharing! I'm going to bookmark this so that I can go back over it again.
Cathy (Central Time Zone)
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"Don't Let School Get in the Way of Your Education." - Mark Twain
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Absolutely! If you can wade through it, there's so much good information now on the endocrinology of nutrition...I really can't understand how "experts" justify clinging to the old standards. Most discussions start with insulin, but then you add in leptin and gliadin and the whole cascade of defenses our bodies enjoin to keep us alive... this is just another "magic." We are wonders, truly.
If you're of a mind to research more deeply, see if you can find "Mastering Leptin," by Bryon Richards. Dr. Kruse's blog is another good one. When you understand the fine and delicate balance our bodies need to maintain, it's easy to be frightened by all the hormonally derived "diet aids" that are available to us now. I don't care if they *are* by prescription. I wouldn't do a thing to fiddle with that balance.
I'm glad you got some good info. Keep going! It's a whole new world out there these days.
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
Nice site - covers paleo basics very clearly and cleanly!
As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?
Just one of the paragraphs:
But thatís not it. Foods high in carbohydrates will also create a spike in blood glucose. To balance this out, your pancreas releases insulin to lower your sugar levels. This insulin is designed to protect your body in case of hunger and it encourages your body to store extra fat for future use. And thereís a final kicker. The insulin released sends a message to your body telling it not to release any stored fat. This means that excessive consumption of carbohydrates will make you fat and keep you fat.
Makes good reading. :)
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