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Vital Force Alive – Optimize Your Body and Mind

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Do any of the following describe you?

  • Overweight
  • Type 2 Diabetics
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lack energy and or have the “blahs”
  • Brain fog
  • Chose to eat foods that are bad for you

Vital Force Alive is about finding food and diet that is right for your own unique biology.  It is also replacing faulty nutrition information with nutrition information that is evidence base on high quality research based on humans and not animals. Our commitment is to keep the information provided here is:

  • Current and well researched that works for your health, energy, and continue vitality
  • Up-to-date and down to earth practices and techniques
  • Honest ongoing analysis of all information, practices, and techniques

Feel free to join this journey with me to Vital Force Alive

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Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic diet (Keto) is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, with high fats. It may also be called a low carbohydrate and high fat diet (LCHF). It is important to eat this diet with quality whole foods, that minimize your intake of sugar and starches. The good news – You can eat delicious high quality whole foods that will be satisfying, lose weight, and gain vital health.  You will learn how the right fats will not make you fat, is not a poison or will make you sick.  Actually the opposite is true – the right fats will help you lose weight and an important nutrient for a vital healthy body. There are solid scientific research that shows why a keto or LCHF diet  will work for most people. Read the :Ketogenic Diet Primer  for more information on Keto or (LCHF) diets.

Ketogenic Diet Primer 

Diabetes & Insulin Resistance

Diabetes (any type) means that you have too much sugar in your blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. (90% of all types). Type 2 diabetes makes it harder for the body to handle sugar in the blood. The problem is that the pancreas produces insulin, which has the job of signaling the cells to absorb the sugar, but signal is weakened and the cells are not absorbing the sugar in relationship to the insulin signal.  So, the pancreas releases more Insulin, but the sugar is backing up in your system – creating two conditions – too much sugar becomes toxic and your body becomes resistant to insulin.  Another side effect of too much insulin in your body is weight gain.

Insulin resistance

In type 2 diabetes the body has an increasingly harder time to handle all the sugar in the blood. Large amounts of the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin are produced, but it’s still not enough, as insulin sensitivity decreases.

Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a symptom of  Insulin Resistance (IR), which is also called hyperinsulinemia.  So, we say that the cause of Type 2 Diabetes T2D) is Insulin Resistance (IR).

Insulin Resistance Defined

 

 

Fat For Fuel

A primary cause of obesity, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, and other degenerative diseases is that our is not receiving sufficient amounts of fuel and damages to the mitochondria from poor quality food.

“Fat For Fuel” is based on the premise that our body requires metabolic flexibility to use both glucose and fat to fuel our mitochondria of our cells and our body. “The Standard American Diet” fails to support the burning of fat for fuel, because it is a high-carbohydrate diet for long periods of time – blocking our ability to effectively burn fat.

  • Minimize our net carbohydrates
  • Increase healthy fats
  • Restrict protein to adequate levels
Metabolic Mitochondrial in Weight and Health

Ketogenic Diet Primer

The ketogenic diet (also called keto) is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the low-carbohydrate or LCHF (low carbohydrate with high fat) diets. I will refer to the ketogenic diet as Keto diet from here on.  The Keto diet is...

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Hi, I am Bob Hockenberger, a Nutrition Educator, with a Master in Science Degree in Health and nutrition education from Hawthorne University in California. I have struggle with my weight, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure since my 40’s.  I have done well, then went off the wagon more times than I want to count. I have found the Standard Diets for Type 2 diabetes has not work for me.  I was always hungry and then I would bing on carbohydrates.  Now I am a senior citizen of almost 68 years old and understand that time is running out for me.  I am highly Insulin resistant.  If you are not sure what this is Read This… This site will be my journey to my own Vital Force Alive.

Bob Hockenberger, MS - Health and Nutrition Educator

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