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The Search Engine Google is showing this Doodle in many Countries for Sir Frederick Bantings 125th Birthday Sir Frederick Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter and Nobel laureate noted as the first person to use insulin on humans. In 1923 Bantin received the Nobel Prize in Medicine at age 32,. As of September 2011, Banting remains the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine. Well before Banting saved lives with insulin, he was saving his countrymen in the First World War. Banting had a passion for painting, and even joined the Group of Seven Artists on a sketching trip to Quebec. Originally Dr. Banting set out to study divinity at the University of Toronto, but then changed his field of study to medicine. A time capsule was buried in the Sir Frederick Banting Square in 1991 to honour the 100th anniversary of Sir Frederick Banting's birthday. It will be dug up if they found a cure for diabetes Read more details about Frederick Banting at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederi...

What Is Insulin Resistance And How Can The Banting Diet Help?

What is insulin resistance and how can the Banting diet help? Today on The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast we ask Prof. Tim Noakes to explain exactly what insulin resistance is. He gives us guidelines on how we would know if we are insulin resistant and if we aren’t insulin resistant, he gives us advise on whether we should be following the Banting Diet. Today we look at a term we speak about very often on this podcast. When discussing the Banting Diet and who should be following an LCHF Diet we mention the term insulin resistance. Bruce submitted his question via our website and even though it is a fairly simple question, it is one that we quite often don’t think about answering because we almost assume that people should know the answer. Bruce wanted to know, in layman’s terms, what exactly is insulin resistance? How do we know if we are insulin resistant? And if we aren’t insulin resistant, should we still be following the Banting Diet? Prof Tim Noakes: That is a wonderful question and it is something that I didn’t know about four years ago. We weren’t taught about insulin resistance. Just to make the point that Tim Noakes didn’t discover insulin resistance. It was really Continue reading >>

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  1. 13nay

    Hi all, first post here. I've been LCHF for a few weeks now, and the idea that we perhaps need to reduce the amount of fat that we are actually consuming has been told to me, so that our body actually uses the fat we have stored as it's fuel rather than all of that good fat that we are consuming first and foremost. My macros are showing my carbs as being below 20 everyday, and my fat is usually sky high also because I like to flavour my foods with cheeses and butter, but don't feel that any weight has actually been shifted (even though yes I understand that I may need to wait for this to happen).

    So I'm just wondering is when is there actually too much fat in our diet? Do I need to pull back on the added fats to my meals if I want to try and shift some weight?


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  2. Fiorella

    Hi Renee...welcome to the forum
    It looks like you have a great start!
    The concept behind keto is that you eat to fat to satiety. So, that eliminate the need to track and limit fat.
    Since your goal is to lose weight, you are doing the right thing by starting out with keeping your carbs at 20 gram limit. The other thing is to keep your protein levels moderate, too. The general amount is to eat 1 gram protein per kg of lean body mass. This means that you need to find out what your lean body mass is -- have you figured out what that is yet? And then with fat there is no limit...you can eat fat to satiety.
    If you provide us with a list of your typical daily meals and snacks, we can help you further with more advice.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Sascha_Heid

    If you want to loose fat you need to burn it. You do that by cutting carbs to get into ketosis, by cutting fat to use up your body-fat and by exercise to increase your number of mitochondria (which have a limited ability to burn fat thus you need as many as possibly).

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What is INSULIN RESISTANCE? What does INSULIN RESISTANCE mean? INSULIN RESISTANCE meaning - INSULIN RESISTANCE definition - INSULIN RESISTANCE explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Insulin resistance (IR) is a pathological condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin. The body produces insulin when glucose starts to be released into the bloodstream from the digestion of carbohydrates in the diet. Normally this insulin response triggers glucose being taken into body cells, to be used for energy, and inhibits the body from using fat for energy. The concentration of glucose in the blood decreases as a result, staying within the normal range even when a large amount of carbohydrates is consumed. When the body produces insulin under conditions of insulin resistance, the cells are resistant to the insulin and are unable to use it as effectively, leading to high blood sugar. Beta cells in the pancreas subsequently increase their production of insulin, further contributing to a high blood insulin level. This often remains undetected and can contribute to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or latent autoimmune diabetes of adults. Although this type of chronic insulin resistance is harmful, during acute illness it is actually a well-evolved protective mechanism. Recent investigations have revealed that insulin resistance helps to conserve the brain's glucose supply by preventing muscles from taking up excessive glucose. Insulin resistance should even be strengthened under harsh metabolic conditions such as pregnancy, during which the expanding fetal brain demands more glucose. People who develop type 2 diabetes usually pass through earlier stages of insulin resistance and prediabetes, although those often go undiagnosed. Insulin resistance is a syndrome (a set of signs and symptoms) resulting from reduced insulin action; it is also part of a larger constellation of symptoms called the metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance may also develop in patients who have recently experienced abdominal or bariatric procedures. This acute form of insulin resistance that may result post-operatively tends to increase over the short-term with sensitivity to insulin typically returning to patients after about five days.

Part 1: What Is Insulin Resistance?

The hormone insulin plays a number of roles, one of which is to help move the glucose that is produced from the digestion of food – from the blood and into the cells for energy. Insulin resistance is where the body isn’t responding to insulin’s signals to take up glucose, so blood glucose remains high, despite normal or high levels of insulin. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is essentially a state of very high insulin resistance. Insulin normally goes up when we eat foods that contain carbohydrate (breads, pasta, rice, fruit, milk products, etc.) and acts on the liver to help store the incoming food energy – first as glycogen and when liver and muscle glycogen stores are “full”, it acts to store the excess energy as fat (de novo lipogenesis). When we haven’t eaten for a while or are sleeping, the hormone glucagon acts to break down the glycogen in our muscles and liver (glycogenolysis) in order to supply our brain and cells with glucose. Insulin acts to inhibit glucagon‘s action, which signals the body to stop making new glucose from its glycogen stores. When our glycogen stores run out (such as when we are fasting), the body turns to non-carbohydrate sources such as fat to m Continue reading >>

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    Neonatal ketosis -

    Neonatal ketosis -
    Suckling Ketogenesis (Williams, 1997)
    After normal blood glucose decline in first 3 hours, brisk ketogenic response in breastfed infants
    Ketone bodies provide alternative energy source for neonatal brain
    Breastfed babies tolerate lower blood glucose levels because their ketone body levels are elevated
    LGA infants of non-diabetic mothers will mount a sufficient ketogenic response to low blood sugar levels Link to PDF I realize this is not an actual study. I am looking for those specific references.
    Babies are in deep ketosis at birth and continue to be so until they are weaned off breast milk. I haven't looked to see how fast that decline out of ketosis happens after babies are weened off breast milk.
    Link to a list of scientific studies
    This leads me to believe that being in ketosis is actually the natural state, and out of ketosis is a result of excessive carbs ... ( crap your body doesn't need )

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    This leads me to believe that being in ketosis is actually the natural state, and out of ketosis is a result of excessive carbs ... ( crap your body doesn't need )
    The research is interesting, but I don't think it warrants that conclusion. Using that logic, you could say that because babies drink only breast milk, drinking breast milk is the natural state and eating anything else is unnatural.

  3. red_reader

    My conclusion is slightly different. Since breast milk is so high in fat ( causing the ketosis ) I feel that our natural diet should consist of high fat. Of note is that as soon as babies are taken off of breast milk and placed on ( man made ) formula, they fall out of ketosis.

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Significance Of Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a condition whereyour body keeps producing more and more insulin in order to transport glucose out of the blood and store the excess by converting it to fat. When cells have become resistant to insulin,glucosebuilds up in the blood and results in high blood sugar. The problem is thathigh blood sugar is a symptom of the problem,it is not the problem itself. Insulin resistance is the underlying cause and is highly significant to those with completely normal blood sugar levels. Those with high fasting blood glucose may notice symptoms that are associated with Type 2 Diabetes; including excess urination and excess thirst. This is the bodys way of trying to dilute the high levels of glucose in the blood.A verysobering fact is that 75% of people with insulin resistance have normal fasting blood glucose levelsand dont know that they are insulin resistant. They dont know that they are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Insulin resistanceis a risk factor for atherosclerosis* also called hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is where plaque builds up inside the bodys arteries and if the plaque build-up occurs in the heart, brain or kidney, it can resul Continue reading >>

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  1. soxman

    So when a pt comes in with DKA I know that the pH is low due to the acidic ketone bodies and HCO3- gets low in an attempt to buffer and I can understand how initially the PCO2 is low. BUT for most questions I see, the stem usually refers to stating that the patient is lethargic ...so in that case wont the PCO2 be high due to hypoventilation?

  2. Convalaria

    lethargic is the state of consciousness. patient still can hyperventilate, namely DKA coma is characterized by Kussmaul breathing pattern: rapid and deep

  3. soxman

    Convalaria said: ↑
    lethargic is the state of consciousness. patient still can hyperventilate, namely DKA coma is characterized by Kussmaul breathing pattern: rapid and deep makes sense! thanks!

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