If you’re overweight, there is a decent chance you have a fatty liver. If you’re obese (a BMI of 30 or more), there’s a 70-80% chance that you have a fatty liver, and if you’re morbidly obese, it’s almost a guarantee. By the year 2025, if the trends hold, some [...]
I wrote here on the correlation between your weight and your microbiome. The upshot is that people with more of the firmicutes phyla of bacteria in the gut tend toward obesity, while those who have more bacteroidetes tend to be leaner… and you can shift that ratio in favor of [...]
In the last decade or so, animal studies have increasingly indicated that certain chemicals, particularly those already known to be endocrine (hormone) disruptors, can lead to obesity. Turn On the Fat Cell Development Research started with tributylin (TBT), used to paint the underside of ships to prevent barnacles from growing [...]
Most of you probably already know that diet soda isn’t good for you because, collectively, artificial sweeteners are associated with leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancer, bladder cancer, uterine and ovarian cancer, skin cancer, immune dysfunction, DNA damage, preterm delivery, and neurological problems. *Whew.* But, in the moment, sometimes you just [...]
I have a lot to say on this topic, but I think this infographic says it all: In 1991, between 10-15% of the population of the US was considered obese (definition above, a BMI >30). Between 1993-1995, obesity levels of about half the country jumped up to ranging between 15-20% [...]
Leptin resistance is a secondary and not a primary problem. Here's a breakdown of what it is, how it works and what to do about it.
It’s no secret that there’s an epidemic of obesity in our country. But obesity is, in many cases, an outward manifestation of a much more concerning inner process. Unfortunately, the American public has been led to believe that cholesterol is bad (universally), and that high fat content in our food [...]