Metabolic health and disease prevention

We should be focused on the maximizing of human potential and reverse the epidemic of chronic disease

This is achievable essentially with food, exercise, and lifestyle.

 Inflammation is a sign from the body that there is a threat. In the modern world a lot of the triggers of inflammation are our diet and lifestyle and a big driver of them is metabolic dysfunction; our metabolic health should be taken seriously; 9/10 adults have metabolic disease.

You can’t operate on the immune system.

Top Offenders: heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia, diabetes, gout, depression, anxiety, obesity, arthritis


Metabolism is all the chemical and cellular reactions that are happening in the body that are produced from food

SO Metabolic disease, what that means is bodies have a problem processing energy.

How we transform the food we eat into the energy we use, and then if we are not using it, how we store it. Fundamental to all aspects of heath 37 trillion cells need energy to function properly and when cells don’t function properly, depending on which cells aren’t functioning it can look like totally different symptoms EG: Dementia, Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression all conditions that are related to poor metabolism.

Essentially the core pathway of producing energy is screwed up, and the reason for that is the modern world is hijacking our cellular physiology.

For example: Too much sugar, industrialized seed, and vegetable oils. Causes oxidative stress which hurts our Mitochondria. Our Mitochondria are the powerhouse of our cells, and their role are priority.

Also contributing to this stress, poor sleep, high cortisol, lack of physical activity, micronutrient deficiency, exposure to toxins.

When cells (Mitochondria) are dysfunctional tissues are dysfunctional

When tissues are dysfunctional organs are dysfunctional

And that’s what symptoms and disease is.

Energy toxicity

Too many calories, a lot of its being stored

That’s why we are seeing so much disease associated with being overweight and obesity

Sitting, eating packaged foods, letting your phone beep at night and not getting quality sleep- your going to get sick.


The food industry is designing food to take you to your bliss point and reduce leptin production – Leptin is the trigger that signals hunger. Without it we overeat, causing blood sugar level spikes and crashes.

A quick example of this might be when you over do chocolates or takeaways…

 A glucose spike is going to cause 4 main things

  • Glycation sugar sticking to things like fat, sticking to molecular proteins DNA. Leads to dysfunction
  • Oxidative stress, generation of free radicals in the body is reactive and can cause damage to the cell.
  • Inflammation can generate acute inflammation.
  • Reactive hypoglycemia. Too much sugar, releases insulin from pancreas. When the glucose is high your body will really send out a big insulin surge release insulin from pancreas which will let that insulin take the glucose into your cells for you or use it as storage. Sometimes that can overshoot suck up too much glucose and lead to a dip and lead to a lower glucose level than before your meal.

Reactive Hypoglycemia can be associated with anxiety, mood lability, fatigue brain fog and cravings.

Try to avoid reactive hypoglycemia and keep things more gentle rolling hills.

What comes from a transient spike?

Spike trends over time cause problems, cells respond it becomes too much we can’t force more glucose into these cells and the cells become numb to insulin and it becomes whats known as insulin resistance. And they block that signal, the body then produces more insulin to overcompensate.

Insulins, which is a hormone role is to get glucose into the cell but it’s also a signal to the body to not burn fat. Because what its saying to the body is we have tons of glucose around for energy. Our two main sources of energy are glucose and fat, so when the glucose is high it is saying we don’t need to burn fat.

Try and add more whole foods

Carbohydrates are glucose sources and necessary, some ways to optimize your diet to decrease transient spikes are berries with protein and a healthy fat, they tend to not have such a Glycemic exertion.

EG: Protein & yoghurt, Blueberries, chia seeds or flaxseed

Kumara add a Tahini. Or cool and reheat it, it changes the carbohydrate structure.

Eating salad and protein before the carbohydrate. Protein and vegetables or salad before a meal has less of a glucose response.

Stress makes glucose go up, try, and reduce stress where possible. Breathe, meditate, journal.

If stress spikes glucose is just sitting in the blood stream, your body is going to need to generate insulin to take that up. If that happens multiple times a day, every week that is not a positive equation for your body.

High intensity workouts make glucose, but this is valuable you’re activating your muscles. The contraction of a muscle itself will uptake glucose. Lets just say that again…the contraction of a muscle will uptake glucose!


All our products at Fox and Dew are designed to have effect at a cellular level.

Lions Mane- Polysaccharide with an abundance of multi storage ability, vitamin B’s and D

Liquid Chlorophyll- Detox qualities, almost identical to a red blood cell and oxygenates and purifies. optimize your mitochondrial health

Collagen trio- High dose Vitamin C, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to support the production of Collagen that 80% of your body requires and vital lubrication.


We care about helping you live well; we want you to feel good!



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