Wednesday, May 23, 2012
My favorite class that I am taking right now is the least favorite of many of my classmates. But I love it. It's Biochem II. In Biochem I we learned all of the basics of fat, protein and carbohydrate digestion on a molecular scale. (note: this is graduate level. I had Biochem in undergrad but this is far more in depth). Biochem II has been basically a diet/exercise science class since our patients will likely want to discuss these things with us. I have learned soooo much. Seriously. My professor has us basically "telling the story" (as he puts it) of what happens with any foods AFTER digestion when it is being utilized or stored by your muscles or liver or other cells. It is fascinating. I knew the very basics of diet/exercise/weight loss before the class but now I know exactly what's going on as far as pathways, molecules and enzymes. I plan to gather my thoughts and post a few things for you. I think a post about low carb diets to start (why they actually DO work when done properly, but have gotten a bad rap because people don't keep their calories -- protein -- up) would be a good one since it is so popular. Perhaps a post on fructose as well. That is another popular topic. I have read other people's posts about some of the "real science" behind certain diets and most fail to tell the whole story. I can't tell you the exact date but I will try to get something up for you by Sunday. Love you all.