Ah, I get it, sugar is bad, breakfast is full of sugar, therefore breakfast is bad - don't eat breakfast. Profit!
How about. Sugar is bad, breakfast is full of sugar, remove the sugar, replace with bacon and eggs - eat breakfast. Profit!
Now why would alcohol lower BG? Ah, that's an interesting question, glad you asked. Alcohol acts on the liver to inhibit IDE (insulin-degrading enzyme, which degrades insulin, which lowers insulin level in the blood), therefore insulin level in the blood stays higher, blood glucose drops.
Sounds good, right? Wrong. Instead of hyperglycemia, we end up with hyperinsulinemia, which is immensely more detrimental in the long run. One of the potential effects of hyperinsulinemia is insulin-induced lipohypertrophy - permanent growth of fat tissue. Another potential effect is growth of intra-abdominal fat tissue. Another is growth of interstitial fat tissue. Another is hyperlipidemia. And my favorite - atherosclerosis, up to and beyond total arterial blockage (I bet ya didn't know that one, did ya?). And so forth. Great ideas, all of it. Erm, I'm going to click "Decline".
Here's an alternative. Eat moar fat! Bacon and eggs will do the trick.
The effects. Increased ketogenesis, with several subsequent effects following this one, including for example increased chaperone-mediated autophagy - the recycling of glycated protein, i.e. AGE's such as HbA1c (diabetics should be familiar with those acronyms by now). Increased activation of liver IDE, with primary subsequent effect of lowering insulin level in the blood. Lowering of blood glucose level, through a sequence of liver functions, starting with inhibition of ketogenesis by ketones in the blood in a long feedback loop which starts with increased ketogenesis from dietary fat, and in the middle we have inhibition of glycogenolysis which allows excess glucose to be stored safely as glycogen instead of lingering in the blood. The inhibition of ketogenesis by blood ketones is the primary step in self-regulation of ketogenesis. And so forth. Great ideas, all of it, genuinely this time. Eh, I'm going to click "Agree".
Is it just me or are self-proclaimed experts so out of touch with progress in nutrition and health that they hold on to patently false premises just to sell a stupid book?
Last edited by M Levac : Sat, Apr-01-17 at 06:22.