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Chapter 11: part 2 - Personalized Nutrition

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This is part 15 of my review in Layman's terms  of the book 'The Art and Science of Low carbohydrate Living' By Jeff S. Volek, PhD, RD & Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD

 

 

 

 

Personalized Nutrition - Where to Start?

Exert from book ' It seems reasonable to target nutrients that represent dietary triggers capable of pushing someone from susceptibility to disease. Since they are consumed in larger quantities, it makes sense that macronutrients would exert some of the most powerful signals.'

 

Why We respond More Acutely to Carbohydrate than to Fat Intake

The two main reasons why individualized carb levels is a logical thing to do, 1/ human intake of carbs is broad,because it is not an essential nutrient in the diet, so carbs can be tolerated in very small and very large amounts in different humans. 2/  carb consumption in downstream regulatory may trigger  and induce metabolic state. Glucose regulation in the body is necessary for brain maintenance , unless blood ketones are present in a low carb diet.

 

Human Adaptability and Carbohydrate

As we are all as humans built basically the same with common physiology, our bodies individually can adapt to varying nutritional input. By removing most of the carbs from your dietary intake, adaption should take place within 2 weeks, in studies with doing this, nobody dies or looses consciousness, they simply adapt into a healthy manner. In studies it has come through that metabolically not everybody can thrive on a high carb diet but can all strive on a low carb diet. Higher carbohydrate intake in many will struggle to maintain health, as in the last few decades i which it was advised to increase carb intake and lower fat intake in the daily diet, at this time the population has increased overweight or obesity, increased type 2 diabetes, increased insulin resistance increased cardiovascular disease, increased BP etc. Any of these conditions (plus many more) may indicate you have a carbohydrate intolerance, this is where it gets personal and so personal nutrition is called for.

 

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