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Are You Leptin Resistant? Here’s How To Know + What To Do About It

Are You Leptin Resistant? Here’s How To Know + What To Do About It by Dr. Will Cole     You don’t have to look very far to find some “guaranteed” way to lose weight, get fit, or sport six-pack abs, yet despite all the information, not to mention the ubiquitous fitness centers and personal coaches, somehow we are the heaviest, sickest generation in human history. When it comes to weight loss, it seems we’ve got it all wrong. In functional medicine we know the truth: weight gain is a symptom, not the cause of health problems. We have to get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy.If you can’t seem to lose weight despite exercising and...

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How we get fat

By Brian Williamson In a nutshell, the hormone responsible for fat accumulation is insulin. Insulin is “regulated” by the amount of dietary carbohydrates, the more carbs, the more insulin. Protein also impacts insulin levels, but not to the same degree as carbs. Insulin works to simultaneously regulate the storage and use of fat and protein. It works to make sure your muscles and organs have enough protein to repair damage, and it also works to make sure those cells have enough energy for daily use. How does insulin “decide” how to do that? That’s a little more involved. Let’s talk fat and enzymes. Fat exists in two forms: fatty acids and triglycerides. Fatty acids are small enough to enter and...

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My Story - Diana Fouche

DIE GROOT 'BREKVIS' AFFERE EN MY 'TAKE' OP DIT Vir al my vriendinne met gesondheidsprobleme, skete en ander derglike en onnoembare goeters en natuurlik van ons wie se ‘asses’ ons begin bekruip het na 25 en moenie die kinders vergeet nie. Hierdie storie maak jou gesonder, jonger en baie meer energiek. Niemand betaal my om die ding te skryf nie, so hier is ‘n ‘free for all-use it/don’t use it’-ietsie... Ek het 2 Augustus 2015 begin en go my - hierdie is die ENIGSTE volhoubare leefstyl (want dit is definitief NIE ‘n dieet nie) waarop ek al ooit afgekom het! Met ‘n ‘tweak’ aan jou gewoontevormende eetpatrone, hou jy baie maklik hierby. ‘n Ander dieët wat ek verlede jaar gedoen...

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My Story - Charles Lubbe

I would love to regale you with the story of my life but will restrict it to my low carb journey. It’s the 23 of April 2014 and I have just returned from a holiday in Cape Town. This was a time when I still considered myself fit. This was evident from my shaved legs to show that I was an avid cyclist. My weight had blossomed over the preceding two years but it had crept up on me slowly and I must admit that I wasn’t too concerned about it. My gut was starting to protrude quite a bit but not being aware that this was one of the first signs of metabolic syndrome in men I largely ignored...

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