If you could only have one car to last your entire lifetime... How Would You Maintain It?
Question: If you knew that by using one particular fuel in your automobile's engine your auotmobile engine's usable lifespan would increase by 30 percent would you use that particular fuel?
Answer: Of course you woud! Then do the same for your precious, one and only body!
Human bodies can be likened to cars. Consider what would happen to the gasoline engine of an automobile if you were to fill the fuel tank with an inappropriate fuel such as diesel or high octane, aviation fuel?
You can correctly predict that the engine would be damaged much more quickly and not last as long as it could have.
It’s the same with the cells of your body. They are designed to efficiently burn fat. And if they don’t burn that most appropriate kind of fuel, namely, fat, they will be damaged much sooner than if the best fuel had been burned.
Human cells obtain four things from food, namely, water, fiber, nutrition and fuel:
Water rich foods are best. In some places people get most of their water from food.
Fiber is what keeps our gastrointestinal tract clean and slows the transit of food so that our digestion can extract every possible bit of nutrition.
Nutrients (minerals, vitamins, protein-amino acids, glyconutrients, etc.) are used to maintain cell structure and cellular processes. We discuss these elsewhere.
Fuel is burned in the mitochondria in the presence of oxygen. Fuel is what makes energy in our mitochondria so that we can live and function. There are mainly two types of fuel, fat or sugar. Protein and carbohydrates can be broken down into sugar and burned as sugar. Fat can be converted into ketones and burned, but to make it simple, fuel is fat or sugar.
FAT is the optimum fuel that our mitochondria should primarily burn in our bodies to make energy to live because burning fat for energy does much less damage to our bodies than does burning sugar.
Therefore, establishing habits that will ensure that the cells of your body primarily burn fat is something that enables a longer and healthier life.
According to Dr. Ron Rosedale:
“If I were to summarize in a single sentence what practice would best promote health, it would be this:
"Health and life span are determined by the proportion of fat versus sugar people burn in their cells throughout their lifetime and so the more fat that one burns as fuel, the healthier a person will be, and the more likely he or she will live a long time; and the more sugar a person burns, the more disease ridden and the shorter a life span a person is likely to have."
Ron Rosedale is an Internationally known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine whose work with diabetics is truly groundbreaking. Very few physicians have had such consistent success in helping diabetics to eliminate or reduce their need for insulin and to reduce heart disease-both without drugs or surgery. Dr. Rosedale was founder of the Rosedale Center, co-founder of the Colorado Center for Metabolic Medicine (Boulder, CO USA) and founder of the Carolina Center of Metabolic Medicine (Asheville, NC). Through these centers, he has helped thousands suffering from so-called incurable diseases to regain their health. One of Dr. Rosedale's life goals is to wipe out type II diabetes in this country as a model for the world. He also has written a book, "The Rosedale Diet", covering his proven treatment methods for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases of aging.
Which Human Vehicle Would You Choose?
Being in a fat-burning body is a great situation, and most likely it means that you're either very young or very wise and that you understand how food choices affect metabolic mode. Being a fat burner isn't common in our modern world. So, you are somewhat unique.
Most people don't choose to be in a sugar-burning body on purpose, but nevertheless become sugar burners because of their lack of knowledge regarding how food choices determine metabolic mode. If your body operates in the sugar burning mode, this is what you'll get:
The all-embracing key to being in the fat burning mode is ensuring that the Hypothalamus correctly reads the amount of Leptin in the body... which amount needs to be adequate so that Hypothalamus will signal the body to burn fat. If the level is too low or if the Hypothalamus cannot read the level of Leptin because the amount of Leptin in the blood is too high (deafening Leptin receptors), then the Hypothalamus signals the body, instead, for sugar burning to occur. That means that the first order of business for ensuring fat burning mode is repairing the Hypothalamus's Leptin receptors and then maintaining one's serum Leptin level in the fat burning range. This is done by ensuring the following six things:
If you implement the Healthy-Living six habits of health, you will be on a path that leads to a longer and healthier life. We recommend that you seek to understand the Six Key Habits of Health. Click on each link below to learn why this habit is critical to help ensure that your body stays as healthy as possible for as long as possible:
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