NEWSFLASH November 2008: The “Experts” are wrong again… the brain loves lactose during exercise!
Once again, the “experts” have misled us. First, they told us that our brain wants to run exclusively on sugar (glucose) and that sugar is its preferred fuel. This is absolutely incorrect. Your brain wants to run on ketones produced from burning your own bodyfat, NOT sugar. (see my book “The 24-Hour Diet” copyright 2009 pp 122-131 for the scientific proof of this). When carbohydrates are minimized, the brain naturally obtains all the energy it needs from running on your own bodyfat. It is only when overdosiing on carbs that this mechanism is short-circuited.
So now the truth has emerged that even during exercise, your brain runs on lactate from your muscles, not sugar (glucose).
From Medical News Today*:
Human Brain Feeds on Lactate Not Glucose During Exercise.
“Researchers in Denmark and The Netherlands have discovered that during exercise, the human brain shifts into a higher gear and uses an “alternative energy” source: it does not feed on glucose but on lactate.
“… above a certain level of exercise, as it becomes more strenuous, the muscles shift to another way of making energy, using anerobic respiration, which involves lactate production and does not use oxygen.
“The researchers showed not only that the brain runs on lactate during exercise, but it actually shifts into a higher gear in terms of activity. The said that the findings will open up new areas of brain research that will seek to understand what lactate does to the brain.
“The finding challenges a long held view that the brain is strictly a glucose fuel burner and that only the muscles switch to the lactate alternative. It also adds weight to the idea that lactate is not just a toxic byproduct of exercise, but a rich supplemental source of energy and that the body has sophisticated mechanisms for optimizing where it gets energy from.”
This research shows us that, contrary to popular belief, the brain functions best NOT on glucose, but on lactate during exercise [and on ketones from burning your own fat the rest of the time as the medical textbooks make clear]! The fact that ketones are the preferred brain fuel was known decades ago and published in the world’s leading medical textbooks. The “long-held view” that the brain wants glucose during exercise could have been checked and disproved quickly and easily by any nutritionist, sports doctor or health writer instead of their merely assuming the incorrect view. Be very careful of trusting the so-called “experts”.
* For reference to this article, please review “The 24-Hour Diet”, page 255. You can get a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” by Professor Peskin by visiting http://www.brianpeskin.com, today.
How many carbohydrates do we need each day?
The answer is (drumroll please…)
Thats right: NOTHING.
Let me repeat that:
We NEED ABSOLUTELY NO CARBOHYDRATES IN OUR DIET.
The book “Nutrition for fitness and sport” by Melvin H. Williams answers this. From what the nutritional experts, the government, and physicians have told us for decades, we would expect the answer to be “lots of carbohydrates”, but it isn’t. In fact, the answer is shocking:
“The body can adapt to a carbohydrate-free diet and manufacture the glucose it needs from parts of protein and fat.”
Dr. Williams uses the word “adapt”, to a minimum carbohydrate diet. I maintain a minimum carbohydrate is your body’s NATURAL STATE and it’s unnatural state is carbohydrate overload. Everyone has it backwards.
How much carbohydrate is in you?
“Student Companion for Stryer’s Biochemistry” makes it clear: ONLY A MERE 1% OF TISSUE WEIGHT IS CARBOHYDRATE. Almost nothing!!
A high carbohydrate diet makes no scientific sense unless you want to fatten yourself up like cattle before the slaughter. Always remember, science relies on facts, not feelings. While it may sound good to have a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, it makes no scientific sense, given how our bodies operate.
Learn more about the fallacies of carbohydrates and how you can become Lean for Life by picking up a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” from www.brianpeskin.com.
PRIMARILY PROTEIN WITH ANYTHING YOU DESIRE
Given the fat-burning power of protein, you will soon be in the wonderful position of choosing to either NOT GAIN weight, or to LOSE weight each day. That’s right. It is YOUR CHOICE EACH DAY.
The great news is that science shows us the way to completely control our bodyweight. Eating fat won’t make you fatter, but it will inhibit burning body fat, meaning it will inhibit weight loss. Eating protein causes the most fat-burning. Therefore, we combine these two properties to decide where we want to be during the day. What could be easier?
Yur decision will be accomplished by your DAILY CHOICE of eating either foods providing a combination of protein and fat (weight maintenance mode) with minimal carbohydrates, or eating primarily protein (weight and body fat loss) with some PEOs (Parent Essential Oils).
If you desire a piece of cake, you can eat it, because your next meal can be all protein to compensate. If you want to enjoy a pizza while watching the football game, it’s not an issue because the next day you can easily consume no carbohydrates, since the Parent Essential Oils really help eliminate those fattening carbohydrate cravings.
Personally, I prefer to eat mainly protein during the week and on weekends eat whatever I want. My carbohydrate cravings are virtually zero, but I like some jelly beans (especially while writing – peach are my favorite), and pizza with extra cheese and pepperoni. It’s not a problem anymore because I know the “secret” ….
As the “Textbook of Medical Physiology” on page 908 makes clear:
By eating protein, your metabolism is raised 30% for up to 12 hours.
This effect is called the specific dynamic action of protein!
This means that if you normally need 2,000 calories of energy each day for metabolic processes, then by eating lots of protein you will now require 2,600 calories just to maintain yourself. Guess what fuels the additional energy requirement? You’ve probably guessed it – MORE OF YOUR BODYFAT. Mission accomplished. Naturally you don’t want your appetite to increase when burning your extra body fat or you won’t lose more weight. One of the best benefits of the PEOs is to help control your appetite. Isn’t Nature wonderful when you understand how She works? If you’d rather eat meat instead of fish, go ahead. I do.
To learn more about the science of nutritiion, please visit www.brianpeskin.com today.
If you would like to pick up a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” you may order that directly from my website.
Following the science in my book “The 24-Hour Diet” may cure you of this addiction. It already has for peole around the world. It makes no difference how much you currently weigh, your sex, your nationality, your religion… nothing. All you need is a small amount of desire to trust the science you will discover for just 24 hours. Trust me. You CAN do this.
My friend Jill says it best. “We went to my neighbor’s last night for dessert. It was the best feeling to be able to sit around her table and talk (with the desserts right under my nose) and not feel held captive by the desire to eat them! Because you know how it used to be for you – you take one plateful and then another and then another. I feel SO FREE of that horrible ‘after dessert binge’ feeling! I left her house feeling great! YOUR PROGRAM WORKS.”
If you would like to learn more, please visit http://www.brianpeskin.com and pick up a copy of “The 24-Hour Diet” today. The science will not desert you.
THE “CALORIE THEORY” WAS DISPROVED BY PHYSICIANS OVER 100 YEARS AGO, IN 1893!
It’s hard to believe, but many nutritionists and physicians have an incomplete understanding of how food is used by your body. That’s right. This misunderstanding leads to a variety of problems. The “calorie theory” of weight gain and loss has led everyone down the wrong path because it is incomplete. But a real understanding of how calories work will allow you to make practical use of this misunderstood theory and become lean-for-life.
CALORIES DO COUNT, BUT NOT THE WAY THEY ARE TELLING YOU.
There is much more to how you become overweight than just “more calories consumed than burned up.” Physicians, nutritionists, and the popular press all promote the idea that the calorie content of food is the whole story. Unfortunately, they do not fully understand how your body distinguishes among carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Each of these three different food groups has a different role in the human body. Therefore, the body treats each food group very differently.
Most nutritionists believe in the heat engine analogy. Engineers call this field thermodynamics, and I studied it. But humans are NOT HEAT ENGINES, burning everything we eat like wood in a fireplace. Calorie theory proponents ignore the fact that humans eat for structure – making muscles, hormones, enzymes, antibodies, and bones – not merely to generate energy by “burning” the food. If we must make a comparison, a body is much more like a chemical factory than an heat engine. As a chemical factory, we convert food into complex substances and structures. Furthermore, our body maintains the same temperature throughout. If the heat engine analogy was correct, we would measure a vastly different temperature between our feet and our head. We don’t.
The great news is that certain foods can be eaten that will NOT make you fat – regardless of calorie content.
No one is eating “calories”. We eat food. “Calories” are merely a measure of POSSIBLE energy available from burning each food. This measurement doesn’t take into account what that particular food is being used for by your body.
Let’s leave you here (for now) with a real life example of this:
In April 2003, Harvard University found people on a low carbohydrate diet could eat 25,000 MORE CALORIES than those on a high-carbohydrate diet and at the end of the 12-week study, THEY GAINED ZERO POUNDS!
That’s right. No. Weight. Gain.
(The directory of the study was mystified because she too had believed that a calorie is a calorie, regardless of what food it comes from. LOL)
If you want to learn more about the calorie theory and how to take advantage of it to become lean-for-life, pick up a copy of Professor Peskin’s The 24-Hour Diet at http://www.brianpeskin.com. You will NOT regret it!
Let me share with you one of several “reversals of common nutritional recommendations” that took place at the end of last year, beginning of this year. Personally, I get sick of seeing these reversals year-after-year. Does anyone get it right the first time before they publish misinformation and harm everyone who trusts the sources and follows it? Rarely.
This “reversal” has to do with the JUPITER (google this for more background information) study and their claim that it NOW isn’t LDL-cholesterol that is the cause of heart disease; because statins lower it and the heart attacks still occur just as frequently. They are attempting to claim that C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – a supposed measure of inflammation is the real culprit and that statins somehow improve it. If you read my Report about the Failure of Statins (www.brianpeskin.com), you’d understand their grave fallacy. Furthermore, here’s what was published in the medical journal December 22, 2009:
“Largest-Ever-Meta-Analysis Finds CRP is Unlikely to be Causal for CVD.”
“In the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis to date looking at C-reactive-protein (CRP) levels and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, British researchers conclude that CRP is unlikely to be a causal factor for cardiovascular disease” [Lancet: December 21, 2009].
So the drug companies tell us that their statins are STILL GOOD at reducing heart disease (in order to keep selling their harmful bullets) while science disproves it! Hmmm….
Once gain, the FAILURE of statins to stop or reverse heart disease is proven regardless of the $15 billion dollars Americans spend on the worthless drugs! That’s the truth that the pharmaceutical companies do not want you or your physician to know. The correct way to stop or reverse heart disease is by consuming unprocessed, unadulterated parent omega-6 oils.
Learn more science-not-opinion at www.brianpeskin.com.