Category Archives for "Diet and Health"

The Useless Concept of Calories

The Useless Concept of CaloriesI follow Dr Jason Fung and his articles on Medium and his piece on calories is well worth reading. Really good information …. until the oversimplification of the problem of obesity in the last few paragraphs. Insulin is a part of the problem but probably equal to that of leptin, another hormone which regulates satiety. Both Read More …

Not all sugars are bad

Not all sugars are badWe do need to delve into a little biochemistry to learn that not all sugars are bad sugars. Our metabolic processes and especially our brain need glucose to function. Sometimes we even need to convert fat and proteins into glucose through a process called gluconeogenesis. We also store glucose as glycogen in Read More …