Metabolism on a ketogenic diet

Let me first clarify that this article is about a true ketogenic diet, meaning you actually produce higher levels of BHB. Why am I saying this? Because I notice quite a number of people who leave out most carbs but they don’t necessarily reach the ketogenic state due to various reasons. I’ve always said andContinue reading “Metabolism on a ketogenic diet”

Hepatic Glucose Metabolism

After writing about the liver buffers I wanted to understand a bit more on the regulation of gluconeogenesis and buildup of the resulting glucose as glycogen in the liver. I have also written about protein being a supply-driven process with the mechanism intended to increase liver glycogen storage. In order for that supply-driven mechanism toContinue reading “Hepatic Glucose Metabolism”

The life-shortening effect of high-protein

Diets come in many forms and some are keen on high protein amounts. While I agree that can be tasty, I’ve come across some material that may put a different light on what that intake means to longevity. There are many aspects to protein and the different type of sources but I’m more interested inContinue reading “The life-shortening effect of high-protein”

Protein and fructose

What could those 2 possibly have in common?  Both could be causing us to eat more.  The mechanism and the reason for each is very different though. Let’s have a look. Fructose In a recent podcast, Peter Attia introduced professor Rick Johnson who is an expert in fructose metabolism.  He revealed that fructose is theContinue reading “Protein and fructose”

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