from mercola.com: If you have ever struggled losing weight and keeping it off, you already know what a challenge that can be. Dr. Richard Johnson, chief of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Colorado has published hundreds of articles and two books on this topic: The Sugar Fix, and most recently, The Fat Switch, which presents a groundbreaking approach to preventing and reversing obesity. According to Dr. Johnson, based on his decades of research: “Those of us who are obese eat more because of a faulty “switch” and exercise less because of a low energy state. If you can learn how to control the specific “switch” located in the powerhouse of each of your cells – the mitochondria – you hold the key to fighting obesity.” There are five basic truths that Dr. Johnson explains in detail in his new book that overturn current concepts:
1.Large portions of food and too little exercise are NOT solely responsible for why you are gaining weight
2.Metabolic Syndrome is A NORMAL CONDITION that animals undergo to store fat 3.Uric acid is increased by specific foods and CAUSALLY CONTRIBUTES to obesity and insulin resistance
4.Fructose-containing sugars cause obesity not by calories but by turning on the fat switch 5.Effective treatment of obesity requires turning off your fat switch and improving the function of your cells’ mitochondria.