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Anabolism, catabolism, & insulin: The definitions I go by

I just want to provide some basic definitions to illustrate the terms that I’m using & how I understand them, & to try to state my basic understandings as clearly as I know how to. Anabolism: The phase of metabolism … Continue reading

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Water is wet, & insulin is anabolic

So who cares? Apparently at least one person, who continues to find what I’ve learned about the anabolic role of insulin with respect to muscle to be downright objectionable. And thus I came back to my computer after the weekend … Continue reading

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Insulin index

One problem with David Mendosa’s article about the insulin index, which I referenced yesterday, is that the insulin index table he gives doesn’t tell you very much about the foods contained in it. For example, as a correspondent pointed out … Continue reading

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Insulin: An anabolic hormone

Someone on my insulin resistance list took extreme exception to my post there yesterday on insulin response (upon which my blog post yesterday, “Insulin response: It ain’t just the carbs” is based). I’d quoted from “The Anabolic Power of Insulin: … Continue reading

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Insulin response: It ain't just the carbs

Someone on my insulin resistance forum asked about insulin response to saturated fats. But it ain’t just the carbs, ain’t just the saturated fat which elicit the secretion of insulin in our bodies. A study on the insulin demand of … Continue reading

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