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GLUCONEOGENESIS on Carnivore Diet (Too Much Protein = GLUCOSE?)

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This video will help you understand what you need to know about Gluconeogenesis or a Carnivore, KETO and/or Low-Carb diet. Gluconeogenesis is a vital, needed metabolic process that has received some bad press over the past few years. Once you understand the purpose of this process, you will no longer fear it.

If you’re eating too much protein on a low-carb keto keto boil carnivore diet you will spike your blood sugar wait where’d you get that from duh gluconeogenesis in this video we’re going to break apart gluconeogenesis when you’re eating either a moderate protein diet or a high protein diet and destroy hopefully the very persistent myth that eating a high protein

Diet is going to spike your blood sugar because of gluconeogenesis i’m dr ken berry a family physician with 20 years of clinical practice and this video is about gluconeogenesis and you’re going to learn that it’s your friend not your enemy gluconeogenesis is a natural normal ubiquitous and very safe process that happens in your body in fact it happens in everybody

Every mammal every reptile every bacteria even fungus this is this is gluconeogenesis happens across all kingdoms it is one of the most evolutionarily conserved processes that we know about so don’t think that it’s some new and terrible thing that pops up its ugly head when you’re eating a low-carb ketogenic carnivore diet that’s just not true your body can use

Many different substrates to make glucose and there are a list of glucogenic amino acids which come from the breakdown of protein but i’m not even going to tell you what this list is because i know then you would google this list and you would try to find a diet that avoided these glucogenic amino acids but what you have to understand about gluconeogenesis is first

Of all let’s repeat after me it’s normal it’s natural it’s ubiquitous and it’s safe it’s okay gluconeogenesis is your friend it’s not your enemy gluconeogenesis is a demand-driven process it is not a supply-driven process and so there are low-carb keto gurus out there who still are parroting the myth that if you eat too much protein you will you will force your

Liver into producing glucose and spike your blood sugar and kick you out of ketosis and this is just not the case the only cells in the human body that we know for sure need glucose they cannot burn ketones or fatty acids for fuel are erythrocytes which are your red blood cells they don’t have nucleus and they don’t have mitochondria they cannot make their own

Energy they have to run on glucose now you’ll hear people say that there are other cells in other places most commonly in the brain but that’s also probably not true and i’ll tell you why in a second the fact of the matter is that your liver can make all of the glucose that your body needs you don’t have to ingest any glucose no carbohydrates are necessary your

Body has got this your liver which is one of the smartest organs in your body perhaps even smarter than your brain it knows exactly how much glucose you need from minute to minute and is happy to produce it very quickly and very safely when your red blood cells need that humans can also initiate gluconeogenesis in their intestines part of your intestines in your

Renal cortex that’s the outer part of your kidney and then also we now know that astrocytes in your brain this is a particular kind of cell inside the human brain astrocytes can make glucose as well so if your brain if some of your cells in your brain need glucose you don’t have to eat 120 grams of glucose a day to fuel your brain again another myth that needs

To die your astrocytes inside your central nervous system are happy to make glucose whenever your brain and your nerves need it research shows that if you’re still eating too many carbohydrates for your personal physiology and for some people this could be more than 100 total grams a day for some people 50 for some people 20. then so you’re eating too many carbs

Still and you add protein actually add amino acids to this mix which come from eating protein then that definitely can elevate your insulin it can definitely make your blood sugar go up temporarily but as you eat the a low carbohydrate diet and so you’re eating the the amount of carbohydrates that is right for your personal biochemistry and physiology that may

Be under 100 that may be under five total grams of carbohydrates a day then you you cannot make your liver or your kidney or your intestines or your astrocytes make glucose if your body doesn’t need it it just doesn’t work that way so the next time you hear a guru out there say oh if you eat too much protein you’ll initiate gluconeogenesis and spike your blood

Sugar you can safely hit the unfollow button because if they’re deficient in knowledge about that subject what else do they not know about either if one of your friends says this then you can lovingly respectfully gently say actually that’s not the case now if you don’t believe me and or if your friend doesn’t believe you i’m going to put quite a bit of research

In the show notes down below to help you understand this also i’m going to link to an excellent video by dr ben bickman professor ben bickman who really understands this stuff well he’s made the study of insulin and glucose and glucagon his life’s mission and so if you’re still unsure after you watch this video watch dr bickman professor bickman’s video down in the

Show notes below and he’ll bring it home he doesn’t even slide he just he just walks across home plate the entire key to enjoying all the benefits of a ketogenic diet and you can get these from eating very very low carb from eating keto from eating carnivore any of these will give you all these benefits the key concept you have to understand is that you it has

To be a very very low carbohydrate diet and the amount of carbohydrates really depends on your personal biochemistry and physiology your age your current health status perhaps your gut microbiome perhaps your genetics all of these things play a part in that and so it’s common when somebody’s converting from eating the standard american diet standard western diet

Full of carbohydrates highly processed when they add protein to that diet which breaks down into amino acids they’ll see a noticeable blood sugar spike on their glucometer but as they convert to a ketogenic diet super super low carb carnivore they stop noticing this and that’s because it no longer works that way once they have healed their metabolism got their

Insulin level down to where it needs to be got their glucagon level where it needs to be after a few weeks or a few months of eating a ketogenic diet if you have a friend or a loved one who still believes that too much protein will spike your blood sugar or if you know a keto guru out there who’s still saying that please consider sharing this video with them it’ll

Help them understand human physiology a little better understand why they’re the specific choices they make in their nutrition on a day-to-day basis matters very very much always remember that your liver is going to make just as much glucose as your red blood cells need it’s going to it’s doing this right now even if you haven’t eaten a carbohydrate all day long

Or if you’ve eaten a ton of carbohydrates your liver is going to closely monitor your blood sugar levels and if you need some glucose for your red blood cells it’s going to make that if your brain if the neurons and other cells in your brain need glucose your astrocytes have got this they don’t need you to eat carbohydrates they’re gonna your astrocytes will make

Glucose minute to minute as needed by your brain and i also included some research links down below about the astrocytes and their role in making glucose for your brain if it needs it so stop worrying about having to eat carbohydrates for your your body to have enough glucose and then definitely stop worrying that eating too much protein is going to just make

Gluconeogenesis spiral out of control and cause your blood sugar to spike and all the damage that comes with that it doesn’t work that way it’s not going to happen i promise you keep your carbohydrate intake very very low your red blood cells your body and your brain will be just fine keep your protein level very very adequate most people in the world are not

Eating enough protein and this probably includes you do not be afraid to eat protein because of gluconeogenesis now if you’re afraid to eat protein for another reason i’ve got videos about that on this youtube channel as well you can check those out if you’d like to join me in my mission to fight the epidemics of obesity type 2 diabetes pre-diabetes fatty liver

Chronic fatigue and all the other chronic diseases that come from eating an inappropriate human diet and help people understand that there is in fact a proper human diet please become a patron i’ve got a link down below it’s a super quick sign up and then you can throw a bunker to my way to help me fight to fight alongside me to help the entire world understand

That you don’t need to eat that many carbohydrates and that you never need to fear eating protein this is dr barry i’ll see you next time

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GLUCONEOGENESIS on Carnivore Diet (Too Much Protein = GLUCOSE?) By KenDBerryMD