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The Clovis Culture Podcast with Justin NaultJustin is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, Specialist in Sports Nutrition and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. Justin invented the popular supplement line, "The Perfect Paleo Powder." Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theclovisculture/support

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In Case You Missed It #14 - Basics of Human Metabolism

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4 Basic Functions of Human Metabolism:

This week, I wanted to dive into how the human body actually works, and here's why... 

I've worked one-on-one with over 600 clients in just the year 2018 alone! The biggest thing I have learned through this experience is...

There is an overabundance of information about "diets" on the internet.

There is a massive lack of information about how the human body actually works!!  

If you do not understand how your body works on the most basic level, long-term success with any health & wellness protocol will be virtually impossible. 

So I set out to teach you exactly how your own metabolism works, in a nutshell!

The 4 Most Basic Functions of Human Metabolism:

  1. Energy - the human metabolism breaks down foods to create energy
  2. Catabolism - breaking down foods to create energy.
    • When the body is in a catabolic state, it is breaking things down
  3. Anabolism - using broken down foods to rebuild and repair tissues. “anabolic steroids.” Building and reaping tissue
    • When the body is in an anabolic state, it is repairing tissue and building new tissue
  4. Cellular Functions - the energy created by human metabolism allows the body to perform all the necessary cellular functions.

What Your Body Is Made Of:

Amino Acids link together to build Proteins

Proteins link together to build Cells

Cells link together to build Tissues

All of your organs are made of tissues - skin, bone, heart, lungs, eyelids, everything... 

Macronutrients:

  • Fat = 9 calories per gram
  • Protein = 4 calories per gram
  • Carbohydrates = 4 calories per gram
  • **Ethanol = 7 Calories Per Gram - The only other substance that provides calories is alcohol (ethanol). Technically NOT a macronutrient because it is not necessary for survival. 

​​Fun Fact - ingested carbohydrates are not required for human survival either since the body can create its own glucose. Fancy word - gluconeogenesis…  

I went on to describe the role that each macronutrient plays in energy production, catabolism, and anabolism. Step by step.

Protein: Can either be burned for energy in some very specific cases… or stored and used to rebuild and repair tissues.    Catabolism - broken down to amino acids. Certain amino acids can be converted to glucose and burned for energy.  Anabolism - amino acids are linked together to build and repair muscle tissue.  Fats: Must be either burned or stored. Period.  Catabolism - the triglyceride is broken apart. The fatty acids are converted to Ketones and burned for energy.  Anabolism - the fatty acids are attached to a glycerol molecule and stored as triglycerides. Body fat.  Fats are stored as triglycerides. Carbohydrates:  Must be either burned or stored Period.  < --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theclovisculture/support

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