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We are shaped by nature

Looking at our body and how it works, let’s try and find out why it works that way.

  • The fat storage system

    14 February 2021 by

    Perhaps not a very sexy name but why name it something else than what it is? After studying the functioning of our lipoproteins for a good 2 years (and still not finished learning!), it has finally become clear what those lipoprotein are meant for. As complex as it may be, the end goal is really… Read more

  • Raising skeletal muscle carnitine

    7 April 2023 by

    Carnitine is required to bring the longer chain fatty acids into the mitochondrial matrix where it can be further broken down to produce ATP.  Carnitine Palmitoil Transferase 1a (CPT1a) is a mitochondrial outer membrane bound protein that will take in an acyl-CoA and bind it to carnitine resulting in acyl-carnitine.   On a ketogenic diet (KD),… Read more

  • LDL as part of the immune system

    13 March 2023 by

    Not many people know that the LDL particles which are floating around in our body play an active role in our immune system. I know of the gram-negative bacteria being captured because their endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) binds to LPS-binding protein (LBP) via HDL particles (a good reason to have high HDL) and then transfers it… Read more

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