A new study measures the brain activity of healthy, normal weight adults aged 22-26 to determine the effects of a lack of sleep on appetite signaling in their brains. The study showed that a lack of sleep causes brain signaling to significantly increase in areas associated with food acquisition. In other words, if you don’t sleep enough you are much more likely to eat too much food and gain weight.Read More...
Faltering energy production is the common issue involved with faulty metabolism leading to weight gain as well as cognitive decline and memory loss. Central to this issue is the ability of your cellular engines (mitochondria) to produce energy from food, an ability that declines with age. Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) is proving to be a remarkable nutrient for rejuvenating the ability of a cell to make energy, with direct implications for better metabolism and brain function.Read More...
The information contained in this groundbreaking article applies to at least 75 percent of people who are struggling to lose weight. It is a major factor contributing to the fatigue associated with being overweight and having symptoms of hypothyroid. It involves new discoveries regarding iron metabolism and explains why even if you eat plenty of iron you may still have rather dramatic iron deficiency issues, which handicap your metabolism and thyroid function.Read More...
Banaba has been used in folk medicine to treat diabetes with published reports dating back to 1940. In the past decade scientists have been busy studying banaba and its main active compound called corosolic acid, with a focus on its ability to help diabetic patients. A new review of this science by researchers from the Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE has found that in addition to banaba’s potent blood sugar lowering properties it also lowers blood fats, is an antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties, has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, is anti-cancer, and even helps build bone. The researchers concluded that due to its multiple gene regulating benefits it may be able to help those with metabolic syndrome.Read More...
Those with hypothyroidism have significantly increased free radical production, a problem that is further magnified if cholesterol is also elevated. This means that individuals with inefficient metabolism should take higher levels of antioxidants to protect against problems occurring as part of the hypothyroid issue.Read More...
Many people suffer from sluggish thyroid performance even though lab tests do not show hypothyroid or subclinical hypothyroid. The failure of doctors to appreciate the importance of optimal thyroid function means that metabolic problems are being ignored even though a constellation of symptoms is obvious. A new study evaluates thyroid hormone levels within the normal range and finds that iodine is lacking when weight is gained. It also finds that weight gain itself may actually be inducing the thyroid problems as a form of stress.Read More...
The plot thickens. How simple it once was for endocrinologists to identify a few organs, like the thyroid, measure their hormones, and then prescribe hormone replacement when seemingly lacking in them. While this method may have been easier, it was often not very helpful in solving the obvious thyroid problems that many experience. In 1994 that simplicity changed forever. With the discovery of the hormone leptin and the fact that the adipocyte, fat cell, was busy not only making leptin but also making many other hormonal signals, this picture takes on even more complexity. It is now clear that your muscle cells, myocytes, are also making hormonal signals that cross-talk with your fat cells and your thyroid. Anyone for a game of chess?Read More...
Thyroid cancer is one of the few cancer types that are on the rise. Also swelling are the waistlines of Americans. A new study connects the emerging science to show that leptin problems are a likely cause of thyroid cancer and many other cancers.Read More...
The idea of taking calcium for your bones is fairly straightforward, as your bones are made of calcium. The new gene science is opening up a different view of nutrition, one in which various nutrients can prevent gene weaknesses from manifesting as disease. A new study shows that high calcium intake offsets gene weaknesses that not only lead to weight gain but to the full metabolic syndrome.Read More...
Fisetin, a unique polyphenol flavonoid found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, is adding to its science showing that it can help regulate blood sugar. Previously I reported that fisetin can reduce the caramelizing effect of sugar on body structures known as advanced glycation end products – a major issue for type 2 diabetics and general aging for everyone. A new study shows that fisetin can restore the metabolism of carbohydrates by correcting key metabolic enzymes that are malfunctioning. This finding could help offer a path to solution for many people who struggle to incorporate carbohydrates in their diet without gaining weight.Read More...
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