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How Does Your Body Make Proteins (Like Muscle)?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about muscle growth, growth hormone and carbohydrates. Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary. It works in the liver but it is unique because it doesn’t just go to the liver to influence the hormone called insulin-like growth factor but it can also go into all of your cells because it has a lot of different effects.

1. Enhances Amino Acid Transport through the cells.
2. Enhances Ribosomes (a little machine in the cells that makes certain proteins from amino acids)
3. Enhances DNA going into the RNA.
4. Decreases Catabolism – a state where you are breaking down protein in the body.
5. Enhances Fat Utilization that occurs several hours later
6. Decreases Rate of Glucose Utilization
7. Creates a Ketogenic Effect

Do you need carbs to make protein?
“Growth hormone fails to cause growth in animals lacking a pancreas.” You do need normal amounts of insulin to make proteins in the body. Growth hormone stimulates the release of insulin.

Ways to Boost Growth Hormone
• Fasting
• Intense Exercise
• High quality deep sleep
• Trauma
• Arginine
• Low Blood Sugar

Things that Inhibits Growth Hormone
• Eating too frequently
• No Exercise
• Insomnia
• High levels of stress / cortisol
• Not enough protein in the diet
• High levels of sugar

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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