What we eat determines how our body decides if the energy will be used or stored, based on the hormones triggered by that food.

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Alternate Energy Pathways are Ancestral Biology
Michelle Yates posted Oct 11, 2022 9:14 AM
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In the hunter-gather society, a higher activity and the absence of unnatural foods, non-native foods, foods eaten out of season, and natural periods of intermittent feeding due to food availability resulted in lean bodies with a low percentage of body fat. As we become more technologically advanced, our activity levels decrease and access to highly processed energy dense food increases. Inherently, our bodies are designed for a higher activity level than found in our modern lives. The addition to the modern diet of processed food with extracted industrially processed sugars and seed oils has created an abundance of available high energy food and the introduction of compounds not intended to comprise a portion of the human diet. A reasonable level of activity, in addition to a properly balanced and varied diet, is an important consideration in staying healthy. What we eat determines how our body decides if the energy will be used or stored, based on the hormones triggered by that food. Dr Ben Bikman discusses how different food macromolecules effect the body’s hormonal system differently to determine if energy is used or stored as fat.

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