Unraveling The Metabolic Syndrome

It could be said that heart disease and diabetes type 2 are conjoined at the hip by this one thing- the metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome can be defined as a cluster of conditions that increase one’s risk for heart disease and diabetes type 2. The cardinal signs involved include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar… Continue reading Unraveling The Metabolic Syndrome

Why Stressed People Can’t Seem to Lose Weight.

Mindset effects weight at a biochemical level. Clinically we tell patients that weight loss is about mindset, but I’ve struggled to explain the biochemical pathway why epinephrine associated with stress would cause insulin-resistant patients to gain weight, rather than lose weight. 1. Chronically elevated stress responses lead to elevated epinephrine. 2. Epinephrine normally signals for… Continue reading Why Stressed People Can’t Seem to Lose Weight.

Nutritional Ketosis

To lose weight and process insulin most effectively, we must recognize some simple truths about ketosis and carbohydrates. Nutritional ketosis is the default human state, and consuming mostly carbohydrates is the preparatory stage for fat storage now, so you can be in ketosis later. When you spend more time out of ketosis than in ketosis,… Continue reading Nutritional Ketosis