Debunking the Top 3 Diet Myths

Research around dieting and nutritional impact on the body is constantly being carried out and much or it over the last few years is compelling and for some people shocking. It has essentially debunked some of the most common dietary … Read More

Ghrelin Made You Eat It….

Ghrelin is known as the “Hunger Hormone” and it’s the key hormone involved in stimulating your hunger. It’s produced primarily by the stomach, with smaller amounts being released in the small intestine, pancreas and in the brain. Ghrelin travels to … Read More

Take Care of Your Microbes for Optimal Weight Loss

What exactly are microbes? They are tiny “creatures” that can take compounds and change them into something else. They are minute pharmaceutical geniuses that do things human pharmacists can only dream about. They do this all day every day, as … Read More

Why Do We Need Yet Another Diet?

For our hunter gatherer ancestors, the need to lose weight was not an issue, for them the main challenge was getting more fats, carbs and even sugar into their diet. Their priority was to consume enough energy to survive, and … Read More

Is Insulin Resistance Making You Fat?

In a healthy person, the pancreas produces insulin in exactly the right amounts. In someone with Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot produce it, so it has to be injected. Years ago, people with this type of diabetes simply deteriorated … Read More

Controlling Your Hunger Hormones

There are two big players when it comes to the drive to eat: as with all body signals there’s one hormone to turn it on and one to turn it off, and the balance of the two determine the overall … Read More

Mindful Eating

People who are not happy with their weight typically spend a lot of time thinking about food when there is no food in front of them. Equally typically, when there is food in front of them, they think of anything … Read More

What Makes A Good ‘Diet’?

Let me give you a quick overview of how your body works and teach you a few key facts about nutrients – how they are digested and what your body needs nutritionally to be healthy and to burn fat. This … Read More

Are you really hungry? Or do you just think you’re hungry?

Your brain uses different chemicals to generate different moods or feelings. Let’s call this neuro-chemical cocktail ‘brain juice’. This combination of neurochemicals in your brain juice affects hunger and is what causes some people to compulsively overeat. Always keep in … Read More