I’ve spent a lot of time talking about the impact that food has on metabolic hormone balance, particularly insulin signaling. Food isn’t the only thing that can throw insulin out of balance. Stress is also a factor.
Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone, also known as our stress hormone. The body uses cortisol in preparation […]
Processed food can be defined as food that has been deliberately changed from it’s whole food state before it’s available for us to eat. This process may include grinding, pureeing, cooking, freezing, chopping etc… These foods usually come in a package of some sort, a box, a bag, or a can. Some examples would be […]
Macronutrients What they are How they impact your weight loss and weight maintenance goals What They Are
The dictionary definition for macronutrient is
a substance required in relatively large amounts by living organisms, in particular.
The “substance” I will be focusing on is food. Macronutrients are the components that make up the food we eat, […]
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The Result of High Fasting Insulin
In my last post I introduced the idea of insulin as the cause of excess body fat and obesity. In this post you’ll discover that it’s actually high fasting insulin that’s the big problem. Let me just highlight a couple of things from that […]
This post is all about insulin, what it is and what it does in the body. The information in this post won’t be addressing those with type 1 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone made by beta cells in the pancreas. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that destroys those beta cells causing the […]
Since the 1970’s, when the U.S. Government got involved in dietary guidelines, the focus for maintaining a healthy body weight became all about calories in vs. calories out and the avoidance of dietary fat, particularly saturated fats. Have you been keeping track of how well that has been going? Due to the nature of my profession, […]
The third installment of the video series, The Skinny on Obesity is here. Hunger and Hormones – A vicious cycle.
Big take aways:
Biochemical reasons why you can’t eat less and then exercise more Hormone Leptin, limits what you eat by going from fat cell to brain to indicate that you have had what you […]
I just read the book Suicide by Sugar: A Startling Look At Our #1 National Addiction. The book was written by Nancy Appleton, PhD (a self proclaimed recovering sugarholic) and G.N. Jacobs. This post will contain information from that book. The book is 180 pages long. If you find this post interesting and want […]
Amy White MS HNC
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