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…Read More Hunger Hormones: What is Leptin and Leptin Resistance
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”…Read More Hunger Hormones: What Is Ghrelin?
Here is an interesting talk between Abel James and Vinnie Tortorich on the subject of exercise, ketosis and fat adaption. Vinnie is an interesting person he was diagnosed with leukemia about 8 years ago. After speaking to an oncologist who told him that cancer cells needed sugar to survive he then went on a sugar-free high…Read More Vinnie Tortorich Talks to Abel James “The Fat Burning Man” About Ketosis and Fat Adaption
Introducing Hunger Hormones Did you know that we have hunger hormones? One is to increase our appetite and make us eat and you would have heard it grumbling in your belly, while another hormone primarily works to decrease our appetite. Would you like to be ‘ordering’ a few more of those? Our hunger hormones are…Read More Guide to Understanding Hunger Hormones Ghrelin and Leptin
How Leptin and Insulin are Connected Insulin levels increase within our body when we ingest any kind of food. Whenever we consume simple sugars or refined carbohydrates, insulin levels are significantly raised in prominent amounts much faster. Protein and complex carbohydrate content in your diet helps to ensure that insulin levels are raised in a…Read More Hormone Information: The Way Leptin is Connected To Insulin
Do you feel hungry all the time? Your hunger hormones could be what is causing your weight problem! Guess what! it is very easy to prevent hunger read on. Fight Hunger Hormones with Appetite Suppressing Foods It has been determined that it is actually our hunger hormones Ghrelin and Leptin that are responsible for our…Read More How to Fight Hunger and Food Cravings by Eating Appetite Suppressing Foods
If like me you fell in love with the cooking show Good Eats by the eccentric and very funny Alton Brown you are sure to love this recipe book. The recipes are as featured in the first 80 episodes of the cooking series so you get plenty of information and recipes for your money. The…Read More Good Eats the Early Years by Alton Brown: Book Review
I would recommend that every tries cooking a goose. Although it has the reputation for being difficult to cook due to its high fat content. The Goose is one of the most delicious meats, you can eat. Cooked goose flesh has a slightly meaty gamey flavor, and has a pleasing succulence.I think if you like duck then I’m sure…Read More How to Cook a Goose
I count myself very lucky to live within a 10 minute walk of the seaside. In the summer I try to go for a 20 minute swim daily in the sea. The only times I can’t get in are those days when the sea is very rough. A number of my friends don’t like to…Read More Is Swimming a Good Form of Exercise for Fitness?
Here is the very first tomato that has ripened this year. So pleased. It is actually quite early for a tomato to ripen in these parts at the start of July. As it was the first tomato of the year and therefore special I chopped it up put in a dish and added a slug…Read More Growing tomatoes has been a success