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Seasonal Changes, Sunlight, and Metabolic Health. Podcast with Dr. Sander Kooijman

When we talk about diseases of civilization, there is perhaps no condition that is more emblematic of this concept than insulin resistance.  Normal glucose regulation is exquisitely orchestrated. When you eat food, that food is broken down into molecules of glucose, and that glucose goes into circulation to be transported throughout the body. Your pancreas detects the rise in blood sugar, and releases the hormone insulin to help shuttle glucose from the blood into cells, where it can be used for energy. So, in a healthy individual, this is a fairly harmonious and smooth-running system. Blood sugar rises, insulin rises in parallel, blood sugar goes back down.  However, in the context of insulin resistance, cells throughout the body cease to respond efficiently to insulin. Consequently, cells fail to take up glucose from the blood, and circulating blood sugar remains high.  And unfortunately it is becoming ever more prevalent. Indeed, a recent study found that only 12% of America

Florian Nagler - University of Applied Sciences, Freising 2005....

Florian Nagler -  University of Applied Sciences , Freising 2005. Via , 2 , photos ©  Stefan Müller-Naumann .

Cukrowicz Nachbaur - Service building for a swimming...

Cukrowicz Nachbaur - Service building for a swimming pool, Neuhausen am Rheinfall 2014. Photos ©  Hanspeter Schiess .

MGF Architekten - Technical College, Memmingen 2004. Via, photos...

MGF Architekten - Technical College, Memmingen 2004. Via , photos © Christian Richters. 

MGF Architekten - University for Applied Design, Wiesbaden 2001....

MGF Architekten - University for Applied Design, Wiesbaden 2001. Via , photos © Christian Richters.

Archstudio - Warehouse for an organic farming company, Tangshan...

Archstudio - Warehouse for an organic farming company, Tangshan 2016. Via , photos ©  Weiqi Jin .