Minister of Energy and Metabolism
I designate Insulin to be
the Minister of Energy and Metabolism to the Oxygen king of
the human body. By its signals, it regulates the energy of
all cells in the body. Of necessity, this means that insulin
has a role to play in the health preservation of all such
Insulin is a hormone produced in specialized cells of the
pancreas gland called beta cells. It is a string made up of
51 amino acid molecules and has a molecular weight of 5808
Daltons. Insulin performs diverse metabolic and
non-metabolic functions in the body. As for metabolism, its
major functions include the transfer of glucose from the
blood into the liver and muscle cells for storage and into
the fatty tissues to stop the use of fat as fuel. Among the
major non-metabolic functions are its roles in cellular
development, differentiation, and death. In the circulatory
system, it is involved in the regulation of blood flow.
Insulin is a molecular Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde par excellence.
It is energizing under one set of conditions and
de-energizing under another. At normal low (healthy) levels,
it is a Dr. Jeykll while at abnormal high (unhealthy) levels
it is a Mr. Hyde. The crucial fact is that the Jeykll/Hyde
roles of insulin are determined by the prevailing oxygen
conditions in the body
* What Is Insulin?
* How Does Insulin
Insulin - An
Immature and Mature Insulin
* Insulin Thinking
Insulin Toxicity -
A Serious Neglect
* What is Health?
The Insulin-Sugar Choice
Reversing Heart Disease
With Glue That Holds Us Together
* What Is Glucose?
* Shapes of Healthy and