PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes

Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), when incorporated into cell membranes, make cells more fluid, are chaotropic and disorderly and reduce their function (1). The increase in fluidity will allow more water, sodium, chloride, and calcium into the cell (edema), and lower intracellular potassium and magnesium and this will also destabilize the cell, and reduce cellular function (2). Metabolic … Continue reading PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes

Omega 6 busts your electron transport chain

The mitochondria, also called the "powerhouse" of the cells, is where ATP is made. Cells use fats, carbohydrates and sometimes a little protein to create energy. These macronutrients are broken down in the cell to provide electrons for the electron transport chain, creating a mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm). Complex I, III, & IV, powered by … Continue reading Omega 6 busts your electron transport chain

8 best ways to increase CO2 and gain its benefits

CO2 is a product of oxidative metabolism, as a result of the body metabolizing carbohydrates and fats to produce energy in the presence of oxygen. When oxygen is not present, carbohydrates are converted to lactate via anaerobic glycolysis. In some conditions, glucose is converted to lactate even in the presence of oxygen, as in the … Continue reading 8 best ways to increase CO2 and gain its benefits