A New Leptin Link to Fertility

Monday, December 29, 2008  -  Byron J Richards

Brand new research has established that when leptin registers properly in your brain, signifying nutritional adequacy, an energetic gene switch is thrown called TORC1.  TORC1 then activates multiple genes associated robust energy use, including genes that enable a woman to become pregnant (KISS1).

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The Thyroid Jolt Time of Year

 -  Byron J Richards

Those of us living in the Northern states have gotten our first dose of thyroid shock.  Unseasonably cold temperatures have many people feeling that winter is coming too soon – a subconscious perception that is sure to throw many into thyroid distress.

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Overcoming Bad Memories and Improving Relationships

 -  Byron J Richards

How many of us struggle with bad experiences or memories, the “old tapes” that come back to haunt us at the most inopportune times?  A new study has unlocked the key to this mechanism, offering hope for improvement to everyone.

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Please Pass the Pistachios

 -  Byron J Richards

In a study that rocks the wobbly foundation of the low fat diet for heart health paradigm (which is of course a major fraud), LDL cholesterol was lowered by 8% when participants ate 20% of their calories per day from pistachios (34% fat diet).

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Cold Weather Mood Shock: Avoid the Winter Blues

 -  Byron J Richards

The combination of a lack of sun and cold weather invariably strains your mood as well as your metabolism. It is an energy-depleting form of stress, similar to having a daily argument with someone. If your energy systems…

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Overcoming the Holiday Sludge

 -  Byron J Richards

As the holiday festivities wind down what is typically left over is a physical feeling of sludge.  Extra holiday consumption of food, sugar, and alcohol can leave you feeling energetically off and headed in the direction of significant winter weight gain, compromised immunity, and the mental doldrums…

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What Are Your Baby Fat Cells Doing?

 -  Byron J Richards

Until recently nobody knew exactly where your baby fat cells lived.  In a new study clever scientists engineered mice so that baby fat cells would glow green, allowing them to pinpoint their exact location and to follow their development.

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Adequate Oxygenation Vital to Healthy Metabolism

 -  Byron J Richards

New research is uncovering how hemoglobin behaves within a cell to deliver oxygen to the cell engines so that calories can be burned as fuel.  Oxygen must be present within cells in order for metabolism to work at an optimal rate.  Thyroid hormone is short-circuited at the cellular level if oxygen is not present.

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