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The sad story of the out of whack body clock

The Sad Case of Out-of-Sync Clocks and Insulin Resistance Our bodies have metabolisms that run on a 24 hour clock. (circadian) During that time the body must do a variety of functions such as excreting digestive juices, actually digesting, resting, repairing, expressing genes and communicating down to the cellular and molecular levels. It is an well-organized and very important business. In our brains behind our eyes is the Master clock named the SCN who runs all the clocks in our body.  This "boss clock" named the SCN, instructs all the little clocks in the tissues and organs throughout your body when to go and do their stuff.  He is part of the brain. He sends his messages to all the...

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The June Corrie Story

My Journey - June Corrie "You are an Ironman".... These 4 words were my mantra for 14 months. I breathed them every second of every day. They kept me alive! There are two parts in my journey to Ironman that I want to share with you. You are not your past. LCHF/Banting is not expensive. You are not your past Crossing the finish line at Ironman South Africa 2015 was my Everest Peak. A symbol that anything is possible once you put your mind to it. By age 13, I have been continually molested for years by my brother, stepbrother and stepfather. For me sexual abuse became the norm. How I was loved and accepted. If not sexually abused, I...

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Time to Eat: Mitochondria Run on Timers

Neuroscience NewsMarch 16, 2016FeaturedGeneticsNeuroscienceWhen one eats may be as important as what one eats. New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science and in Germany, which recently appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggests that the cells’ power plants – the mitochondria – are highly regulated by the body’s biological, or circadian, clocks. This may help explain why people who sleep and eat out of phase with their circadian clocks are at higher risk of developing obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.   Dr. Gad Asher of the Weizmann Institute’s Biomolecular Sciences Department, who led the study, explains that circadian clocks, which are found in living things from bacteria to flies and humans, control our rhythms...

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