Somewhere I have a video that shows a man with a blood glucose level of about 90.
Some researchers give him about half a cup of olive oil to drink.
And they monitor his blood glucose and triglycerides.
His blood glucose goes up to 200 quite rapidly.
Now this is something your doctor may not be able to easily explain.
After all, olive oil does not contain any sugar or glucose whatsoever.
Yet if you give this man (or any man) a lot of fat, his blood sugar will skyrocket!
And it probably doesn’t matter if it’s olive oil, or coconut oil, or vegetable oil — at least in the short term.
That’s because of something called the Randall cycle that was discovered 50 or so years ago.
The Randall cycle is the competition between metabolizing fat and sugar.
Let’s break it down a bit.
The body can’t really metabolize oil in the presence sugar, or sugar in the presence of oil.
It’s one or the other more or less.
So when the man drinks the olive oil, the body focuses on metabolizing the oil.
Sugars that are in the system build up waiting to for their turn at metabolization.
That’s why one of the problems with diabetes is that the body cannot actually use sugar.
Diabetics are locked in a fat burning rather than sugar burning.
This is contrary to everything the doctors will tell you.
They’ll tell you that diabetes is a blood sugar problem, and therefore consuming sugar must be bad.
And yet, it’s fat that raises your blood sugar more than sugar does.
So these researchers in today’s newsletter wanted to study the effects of sugar.
They had already found that high-fat diets can induce a diabetic state.
And they have found the reason why a high-fat diet causes insulin resistance.
They’ve figured out the role that a high-fat diet plays in diabetes and weight gain.
High-fat diets cause more endotoxins to be released into the bloodstream.
When you’re given a lot of fat in your diet, your endotoxins go up.
The result is inflammation in the body — so-called internal inflammation or “sterile inflammation.”
This inflammation causes a long list of health issues.
It causes erectile dysfunction and prostate inflammation.
And it causes hardening of the arteries, diabetes, and probably heart problems.
Plus it accelerates brain symptoms that will lead to Alzheimer’s.
This is why a generalized high fat diet may be a bad idea for a long period of time.
So in this study researchers fasted human subjects and then gave them cream, glucose, water, or orange juice.
Then they observed the effects on various chemical signals in the body.
These are chemical signals that indicate the presence of inflammation in the body.
The results were very surprising.
People who were given either glucose, or cream, experienced higher signals of internal inflammation.
But the people given water or orange juice did not experience higher signals of internal inflammation.
This shows that water or oranges do not increase the endotoxin load in the body.
And they do not cause the body to experience inflammation the way that cream and other fats do.
Glucose alone causes inflammation as well.
There have been other studies that show that glucose alone causes inflammation.
But who takes glucose alone?
Glucose is virtually always present in real foods along with other types of sugar — especially fructose, or fruit sugar.
Table sugar is one-half glucose and one-half fructose.
Honey is also made up of glucose and fructose.
Virtually every type of sugar and fruit and sweet thing in nature consists of many types of sugar, not just glucose.
It seems that there are protective elements in fruits and probably every type of natural sugar.
These protective elements are probably the fructose that’s present along with the glucose.
When the sugars are in balance, they do not cause internal information.
Cream does not have much sugar in it at all, although it has a little milk sugar.
And yet cream causes internal inflammation.
It’s probably due to the fat in the cream.
There’s nothing wrong with a little fat, of course.
But a load of fat will increase blood sugar levels and will cause the body to go into a temporary insulin-resistant state.
And now we see that cream also causes internal inflammation.
Since cream has very little sugar, it is probably due to the fat.
The fat causes higher levels of endotoxins from the gut when you consume cream.
Does this mean you should not consume cream?
Of course it does not mean that.
We always recommend mixing things up and consuming foods in their natural state.
But it does speak for consuming more orange juice, more fruits, more sugar.
And it shows that we should eat far less starch and certainly less fat.
It’s also one reason why I do consume a great deal of orange juice.