Show Summary: “Give your brain a break, let it be the true hybrid engine that it wants to be, and quit depriving it of this alternative or additional fuel, namely ketones.”
A lot of people have requested for Dr. Benjamin Bikman to be in the podcast again, and he's back with more valuable information that can save you and your family's lives! In the 89th episode, he discussed how glucose could kill and how it triggers different diseases when it goes up. Now, he'll discuss how it could affect the human body's neurological health.
When the brain is hungry, it can cause neurological problems. It's because the brain can't get enough energy from glucose, and there are simply no ketones around to provide the alternative fuel. Sadly, people usually eat sugary & starchy foods that don't have ketones, depriving the brain of what it needs.
Show Summary: “When blood sugar stays in the bloodstream, it causes inflammation and damage to other organs.”
Last week's episode with Dr. Benjamin Bikman was a very beneficial & comprehensive education about insulin and blood glucose. He spoke about the biochemistry of what happens in the body when we overeat sugar and how we get sick from hormone dysfunction and inflammation.
But for those who find it quite overwhelming and technical, Juanique and Gina created a short bonus episode for you, which explains the mechanism of glucose & insulin. They use different and simple analogies to help you understand better how to monitor the food you eat, the daily activities you do, and familiarize yourself with the terminologies you can use to educate your loved ones.
Don't forget to share this with your family and friends who have listened to the...
Show Summary: “When glucose goes up, it can kill you.”
Essentially, human metabolism is fueled by two energy sources, those are glucose and fat. But too much intake, especially of glucose, puts your health at risk. That's where insulin comes in, which keeps your blood glucose within the normal range.
Every cell responds to insulin differently. So if a person has insulin resistance, it means that some of his cells are resistant (ex. muscle). While, some are sensitive as they were (ex. cells in the ovaries or on the adrenal gland), which sends the wrong signal to the body to produce more hormones and causes a vast dysfunction.
In this episode with Dr. Benjamin Bikman, the author of the book Why We Get Sick, they break the misconception about insulin resistance. They also discuss why monitoring your insulin (not just your glucose) can be your lifesaver....
Show Summary: "We allow people to consume as much sugar as possible without them recognizing it and, it leads to a lifetime of health issues."
Sugary foods are yummy and inviting, but they are also addicting and dangerous. Its availability in the market without any limitations makes it accessible to everyone without recognizing the harm in the long run. Almost all foods contain sugar, but not all are aware of properly looking at the label or nutritional facts.
However, your cells, your body, and your brain use sugar as energy. So the question is, is sugar good or bad?
In this episode, Juanique, shares a story about Tristin's craving for root beer float and how it triggered their Instagram followers' curiosity about its sugar content. Together with Gina Worful, a registered dietitian and master of human nutrition, they discuss:
Show Summary: “There's one organ in the body that's designed to benefit off of movement and that's the brain.”
Jennifer Etnier, a fellow at the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Kinesiology, focuses on physical activity's cognitive benefits. Her mom inspired her mission to spark awareness about the ability of exercise to improve brain functions.
It started when she noticed the difference in his mom's ability to problem-solve, mostly around technology, compared to his father's. At the age of 80, her mom still plays pickleball for two to three hours a day, which is not a regular activity for adults. She also hikes a lot, and she stays active with gardening and all sorts of activities.
Right now, they're doing a clinical trial that's supported by the National Institute of aging. They're looking at the potential benefits of a one-year...
Show Summary: Do you cancel appointments with your dietitian because you feel like you're not consistently following the meal plans prepared for you?
Do you feel a bit pressured to visit the clinic because of struggles that prevent you from achieving your health goals?
You are not alone. Many people feel this way when they realize that it's a challenge to keep up with their dietitian's recommendations. That typically happens because of multiple triggers, such as the emotions, body chemistry, and stress that cause cravings. Addressing those gradually increases the chance of your wellness through the help of your health coach.
In this episode with Gina Worful, a registered dietitian and master of human nutrition, you will learn how to determine:
Listen as she breaks down the reason behind your cravings and get tips on how you can...