Common Paths to a High Metabolism

Also see:
Common Paths to a Low Metabolism
Promoters of Efficient v. Inefficient Metabolism
Collection of FPS Charts
Collection of Ray Peat Quote Blogs by FPS
Master List – Ray Peat, PhD Interviews
Components of Daily Energy Expenditure
Body Temperature, Metabolism, and Obesity

This chart provides several ways in which cell metabolism is optimized by nutrition and lifestyle factors. Multiple factors should be acting together. Juxtapose the chart in this blog with the Common Paths to a Low Metabolism chart.

Commonalities among the factors in the “Common Paths to a High Metabolism” chart are consistency in effort and preparation, lean tissue preservation or gain, focus on cellular needs, thyroid system support, blood sugar regulation, a diet rooted in historically relevant and digestible foodstuffs, emphasis on light exposure, recognition of the importance of regenerative sleep and a consistent sleep cycle, conscious avoidance of anti-metabolic factors, steroid hormone balance, and stress reduction.

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  1. Dottie says

    Great chart ! Easy to understand and refer to.

  2. CLAIRE says

    What is exactly red light except for the fact of being red?

    What is the best source to help with health problems. Please state brand, size, positioning, time frames etc. please all facts relating to red light.

    This Dr PEAT IS hightly intelligent but keeps you guessing all the time.

  3. Team FPS says

    I suggest using sunlight exposure or 1 to 3 250W BR40 incandescent bulbs screwed into a 10” brooder clamp when sunlight is impractical or not available. The red light penetrates into the tissues and activates an important enzyme (cytochrome oxidase) that’s vital to efficient energy production (oxidative cell metabolism).

    Dosing of the supplemental light depends on the person, but the closer you are to the bulb the greater the “dose”. An initial time to use it is 5 to 15 minutes of exposure being wary of signs of high adrenaline as that suggest that the metabolic stimulation is dropping your blood sugar. Two to six feet is usually my distance from the light. Wear light clothing; expose as much skin as possible.

    Here are a few blogs on the effects of red light and cytochrome oxidase.

    Using Sunlight to Sustain Life

    Light is Right

    Get a “Chicken Light” and Amp Up Your Energy!

    Blue Light, Cytochrome Oxidase, and Eye Injury

    PUFA, Aging, Cytochrome Oxidase, and Cardiolipin

    Fat Deficient Animals – Activity of Cytochrome Oxidase