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How Hunger Hormones are Linked to Your Metabolism Leptin and ghrelin are our hunger hormones and they affect our metabolism. If your hormone levels are out of whack so too is your metabolism. As your leptin levels increase so too does your metabolic rate. Leptin is the hunger hormone responsible for making us feel full…

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I have recently started to read The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey. I was interested in reading the book that he recommends his diet for controlling hunger and food cravings (and therefore leptin levels) by following his high fat diet and staring the day with bulletproof coffee. This is coffee that is free from toxins…

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How is Leptin Linked to Obesity Leptin is what some experts refer to as the “master” hormone for regulating weight loss and obesity. This hormone was discovered relativity recently in 1994 and before that nobody knew of its existence. It may well be that may not have even heard of it until now. The Role…

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If you have struggled with controlling your weight it may be that you are leptin resistant. Here is an article that explores what the hormone leptin is and it’s role in weight control. What Is the Hormone Leptin? Leptin is a protein comprised of 167 amino acids. The word Leptin originates from the Greek word…

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The Discovery of Ghrelin It is quite amazing to think that as recently as 1999 the hormone ghrelin was unknown. It discovered by a researcher called Masayasu Kojima. The name was ghrelin chosen based on it being a “growth hormone-releasing peptide.” If you look at the first letters of the previous quotation, you get “ghre”…

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I first heard of the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (AAH) by reading Jack Kruse’s Living an Optimal Life blogs on his epi-paleo Diet. It seems that this theory is controversial and is totally dismissed in academic circles as being hokum, as the current evolutionary theory is that humans descended in the African savannah. However, there are some supporters that keep the aquatic ape theory alive. These include the writer Elaine…

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It is perfectly normal to feel tired after doing some strenuous physical activity, such as chopping and gathering firewood or walking up a steep hill. Usually, after a short period of rest, you should be well recovered. However, if you find yourself feeling tired for seemingly no reason at all and the feeling of exhaustion…

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