#9: A Bioenergetic View of Weight Loss

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01:19 - The dumbing down of the nutrition scene
02:23 - The latest drugs for obesity inhibit fat oxidation
03:29 - De novo lipogenesis is not an active pathway in humans
04:09 - Fat gain due to high stress hormones and free fatty acids
05:15 - Sugars and protein stimulate the metabolism
06:21 - The Randle cycle - competition between sugar and fat
07:40 - Inhibiting lipolysis supports the oxidation of sugar
08:11 - Low-carbers not accounting for organismic complexity
08:50 - Do you have to liberate fat to lose it?
11:36 - Cutting carbohydrates decreases the liver’s glycogen
12:40 - “A ketogenic diet is an abomination.”
13:31 - Examples from the animal world
14:50 - Hibernation, Randle cycle, and insulin resistance
15:30 - Bears prefer sugar-rich foods upon waking from hibernation
16:18 - The good news - appears to be easily reversible
16:50 - The low-carb emphasis on phosphate - risky?
17:38 - The benefits of sugar (specifically fructose)
18:40 - Fructose depletes phosphate, lowers PTH, PTH can cause diabetes
19:07 - Starches can increase endotoxin and serotonin
19:59 - Calcium, phosphate, PTH, and cancer
21:04 - Sugar oxidation and fat oxidation are different animals
22:44 - Fructose increases palmitic acid and helps the liver create cholesterol for the synthesis of protective steroids
23:18 - Fructose protects animals from endotoxin
24:04 - How could people be so wrong about fructose?
26:15 - Prolactin — a good marker for stress?
29:34 - Blood tests - prolactin, cholesterol, TSH, etc.
31:11 - Georgi, where can we find more of your work on the internet this week?