How and Why Insomnia Causes Weight Gain

During the past 100 years sleep durations have fallen while obesity rates have risen.  Coincidence? Sleep deprivation results in lower glucose levels even during subsequent recovery sleep. The insulin levels are elevated after sleep restriction. Insulin-to-glucose ratio increases, although after enough recovery sleep it eventually returns to normal. This variation in blood sugar argues against… Read more »

Ketogenic Diet or Lifestyle and Is it right for you?

You may have heard things about the Ketogenic way of eating. Some pros, some cons and you want to make heads or tails of it but you are having trouble deciding whether or not it is right for you. Let’s break it down into more simple terms: Keto (meaning induces a state of And Ketosis means: The… Read more »

Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria, Is there a connection?

Of late there have been many articles, discussions, and research studies on the connection between healthy intestinal flora and weight loss. I will summarize the findings and give you some pertinent information: There is fairly consistent evidence that healthy gut microflora can positively influence weight. As Dr Mark Hyman states: Certain intestinal microbes may also… Read more »

Understanding Your Metabolism: A Key Element in Achieving Successful Weight Loss Goals

Understanding Your Metabolism: A Key Element in Achieving Successful Weight Loss Goals I’m sure you’ve heard the term “metabolic typing” and thought, this sounds, complex, or scientific and for whatever reason, shied away from learning about it.. Well as it turns out, knowing whether you are a fast oxidizer, or a slow oxidizer, will end… Read more »