Cortisol dysregulation and association with obesity goes back at least two decades when doctors were trying to understand “Cushing’s Syndrome.”
Regarding hormones and obesity, geneticist Jeffrey Friedman discovered in 1994 the encode protein leptin in mice. This protein, with the receptors in the brain, has shed some new light on what causes obesity in animals and humans.
German scientists discovered Ghrelin 7 years later. It is secreted primarily in the lining of the stomach & involved in the onset of food intake and stress.
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We cannot ignore
that our lifestyle creates an enormous burden on our body’s immune system to filter out these toxins (radiation from 5G to plastics inside the fish we consume). Also, we have no hope in changing our future if we continue to pollute the air we breathe, apply toxic chemicals to the soil used to grow our nutrients, and pollute the water.
However, I disagree. There is a growing movement, which, thanks to the abundance of information found on the internet, can help keen individuals take back control of their health.
Below are a few tools used in managing obesity. By no means are these new. Fasting and eating high fat diets has been around for centuries.
Yes, it’s possible to do a plant base Keto diet . In fact, since most of us are overweight from high sugar intake … it is an excellent tool to train your body to burn fat . Fat produces more kcal of fuel source than proteins/carbohydrates anyway.
For example I incorporate more avocados and nut recipes in your customized diet. Those with severe cardiac disease I might not add nuts/oils at all.
More importantly, you will walk away learning how to create your own healthy fat recipes! In essence…a more balanced meal because neither fat nor sugar is the culprit. It is the quality of the food we eat.
1- An excellent tool to reset your gut flora and get rid of those bad cells in your body . This is sometimes called ‘autophagy’.
Yoshinori Ohsumi was award the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2016 for his discovery of mechanisms for autophagy. He published a paper in 1993 explaining the 15 essential genes behind this mechanism. Scientists took it further and found some disease processes lost this genetic expression; type 2 diabetes is an example. These cells self-destruct, allowing tumor cells to grow.
2 – Fasting. The most common questions I get about fasting are: How long do I need to fast?How do I manage my medications? What type of fast should I do? Do I continue exercising? We have the skill set to help you manage your condition safely under our program.
We naturally fast every time we go to sleep and break the fast the first 1 to 2 hours of waking up. There are water fasts, herbal tea fasts, bone broth fasts, and soup fasts. You can fast daily, nightly, monthly, for religious purposes, and so on.
Some researches feel that the sweet spot is 3 days of water fasting. With this time we actually activate our auto phage genes in getting rid of aging pre-cancerous cells. Our cells will detoxify and repair themselves!