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On fatness and whose fault it is

On fatness and whose fault it is

Following on with the Gary Taubes theme (and his fascinating book, Why we get fat and what to do about it), I wanted to talk about obesity/ being overweight – in particular, about the misconception so many have about how it’s caused. You may remember from my recent...
Is life happy or hell? It depends on your LPL

Is life happy or hell? It depends on your LPL

Last month, I wrote about what happens to the energy you take in when you eat a meal.  To recap in a nutshell, carbs are used first for energy because they break down into ‘sugar’ and stimulate the secretion of insulin. One of insulin’s primary roles is to maintain a...
How to get lean, in a nutshell

How to get lean, in a nutshell

An issue or two ago, I wrote an article called Is life happy, or is it hell? This depends on your LPL! In this, I (obviously) described what the enzyme LPL (lipoprotein lipase) does. Now since LPL is our potential ‘fattening’ enzyme, you’ll probably want to know more...
Happy hormones = happy body

Happy hormones = happy body

Last month I wrote an article called “How to get lean, in a nutshell”. We discussed that we have two prominent enzymes acting on our energy-storing cells (the muscle, liver and fat cells). These enzymes are called lipase lipoprotein (LPL) and hormone-sensitive...
All ‘Taubed’ out…

All ‘Taubed’ out…

(you’ll need to increase your fat intake to make up the calorie shortfall)I’m all Taubed out! For those of you who’ve been following my last 5 or 6 articles, you’ll know that I’ve been trying (desperately) to summarise (as if possible) Gary Taubes’s excellent book...