SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 9th February 2012 by admin in Super Health

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Metabolism is regulated by the thyroid. The thyroid resets metabolism every few days in response to the amount of calories ingested. A slowed metabolic rate is like the car at a traffic stop that is sputtering to stay running. When one goes on a low calorie diet for several days without the right amount and proportion of essential nutrients, including protein, the thyroid will reset to “starvation mode” or a state of lower energy expenditure. The goal is to keep your metabolism running strong by optimizing nutrition even while on a low calorie diet and not signaling a metabolic slowdown.

Catabolic means to “break down” and is the opposite of anabolic, which means to “build up.” Simplified, catabolic is when blood levels of amino acids, sugar, and other nutrients have been depleted and the body has need for fuel or repair. The body then sends hormonal signals to release stored nutrients and to break down tissues to acquire any other needed raw materials. Catabolic hormones include cortisol, glucagon, adrenaline, and other catecholamines (“fight-or-flight” hormones released by the adrenal glands in response to stress). The body feeds off itself for raw materials if they are not otherwise available.

Metabolic adjustment and catabolism serve important functions within the body; however, it is critically important for them to be optimized. You want to maximize your resting metabolic rate and minimize catabolism. Catabolism of stored fat is very desirable, but loss of muscle and lean body mass is not.

Noralyn Mills, R.D., a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, states that when we feed our body at regular intervals, we send a signal to our body that it doesn’t have to store calories, but when we skip meals, we affect the metabolism negatively. “But,” she also specifies, “this can be accomplished with three regular meals a day for many of us.” The reality is that most people would be far better off skipping a meal than eating what they typically eat.

When looking at digestion speed of various foods and how the endocrine system works best, it would seem that eating three meals per day allows for normal digestion time and optimal endocrine function. Eating too often can cause digestive congestion and chronically higher blood sugar and insulin levels that can lead to diabetes, Syndrome X, and virtually every other disease you can name.

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet

LivingFuelTV: HealthAlert – Urgency in the ER

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Posted on 7th October 2010 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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Dear Living Fuel Family,

It’s a bit of an oxymoron to ask “Are you prepared for the Emergency Room?” By definition, an emergency is sudden and unexpected. However, now is the time to educate yourself with information you may unfortunately need as early as this afternoon.

In today’s brief LivingFuelTV HealthAlert, we share a real-life story of a recent ER visit with my 14-year-old son, Austin. Our experience clearly highlights the need for all of us to be prepared for potential quick decisions we may face in the ER. We also present two items that you must know about to protect yourself and those you love from the hazards of medical radiation.

Click here to watch and learn more.

Here’s to your Super Health!

KC Craichy
Founder & CEO
Living Fuel, Inc.

Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism are Associated with All-Cause Mortality


Posted on 22nd January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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At the start of the study, no association was found between subclinical thyroid disease and cardiometabolic profile or cardiovascular disease. After follow-up it was found that all-cause mortality was significantly higher for individuals with both subclinical hyperthyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism than for participants with normal thyroid function.

Read more here.