One of my key themes for improving your metabolism is improving the fitness of your fat. This means making healthier white adipose tissue cells and reducing the inflammation coming from white adipose tissue. It also means restoring the proper balance of brown fat cells which are very handy for disposing of calories as heat. A new animal study demonstrates that when the primary food craving signal in your brain, NPY, is blunted then you start making more brown adipose tissue cells – a rather novel discovery.Read More...
A new study of 800 nurses found that those who snacked had higher stress, more cognitive failures at work, and more injuries outside of work.Read More...
The scientific evidence supporting the use of Cissus Quadrangularis (CQ) for bone and metabolic health continues to shine. CQ is a traditional Ayurvedic herb in use for over a thousand years. Its nickname is “bone setter.” I have explained how CQ helps bones in two previous articles, Cissus Quadrangularis – A Potent Bone Builder and Cissus Quadrangularis: Linking Bones & Metabolic Health. The newest study on CQ and bones shows that CQ works at the level of gene transcription to turn on osteoblasts and to specifically boost their production of osteocalcin. This is a powerful finding as it means that the nutrient is a bone-building gene regulator – elevating it to a new status of usefulness. Additionally, osteocalcin acts as a hormone elsewhere in your body by boosting adiponectin production in your white adipose tissue, in turn helping to protect against insulin resistance and inflammation in your cardiovascular system.Read More...
Two new studies confirm that the 50% of Americans who are overweight in midlife need to get serious about solving their metabolic problems. One study links the extra weight to an increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s. The other study links a fat stomach to double the risk of death from coronary artery disease. Neither study is good news for an American public with rapidly expanding waistlines.Read More...
A new study with mice that are programmed to rapidly develop insulin resistance, fatty liver, and atherosclerosis found that nobiletin, a citrus-derived polymethoxylatedflavone, prevented the development of all three problems.Read More...
Nobiletin and Tangeretin are citrus-derived polymethoxyflavonoids, uniquely structured flavonoids that are now shown to directly interact with white adipose tissue in a way that makes your stored fat much healthier, including the prevention of insulin resistance.Read More...
One problem in overweight individuals is the loss of 24-hour rhythm patterns (circadian rhythms), a problem that is central to the clocking operations of every cell and consequently to the coordinated calorie burning efforts of your body as a whole. This aspect of the issue has lead researchers to focus on the use of melatonin, especially to help protect against the slide into diabetes and cardiovascular problems. A new animal study confirms that melatonin may be a potent nutrient for weight management efforts.Read More...
A particular strain of friendly flora, Lactobacillus plantarum, has recently been shown to prevent weight gain from a high fat diet. High fat diets are notorious for disturbing the digestive bacterial populations in a manner that promotes weight gain and makes weight loss difficult, as I recently explained in my article, How Digestive Problems Prevent Weight Loss. This study shows that intervention with friendly flora can have a positive impact on the situation.Read More...
A particular strain of friendly flora, Lactobacillus plantarum, has recently been shown to prevent weight gain from a high fat diet. High fat diets are notorious for disturbing the digestive bacterial populations in a manner that promotes weight gain and makes weight loss difficult. I recently explained this in my article, How Digestive Problems Prevent Weight Loss. This study shows that intervention with friendly flora can have a positive impact on the situation.
A new study with blueberries shows they can have a direct effect on white adipose tissue, cutting fat cell numbers and the amount of fat in cells. While this is a cell/tissue study it is still interesting because it lends proof to the notion that diets high in polyphenols from fruits have multiple benefits to health including weight loss.Read More...
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