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FDA Ponders Weight Loss Drug that Increases Suicidal Thinking

Instead of pondering your next meal, now a person will be able to lose weight while pondering if they would like to live. Is the benefit worth the risk? Sanofi-Aventis’s drug Acomplia is one more example of how artificially influencing appetite signals, and thus leptin, is like playing with dynamite. Leptin is powerful, it controls survival. When drugs interact directly with subconscious brain circuitry associated with acquiring food, the result is highly unpredictable.

Read More:  Acomplia, anxiety, mood, suicide, The Leptin Diet, weight loss

Prenatal Programming of Obesity

A new study confirms a growing body of information that the health of the mother during pregnancy has a profound affect on the potential for future obesity. In the new study it was shown that high blood sugar during pregnancy doubles the risk for obesity between ages 5-7. Women entering pregnancy in an overweight condition and/or who eat poorly during pregnancy are at risk for this problem as well as multiple other pregnancy issues.

Read More:  blood sugar, Leptin Diet, obesity, pregnancy, weight loss, Weight Management

Obesity Drugs are Problematic

Obesity drugs are big business, pulling in 1.2 billion in sales last year. The British Medical Journal just published a review of the three main weight loss drugs and found that Orlistat increased rates of gastrointestinal side effects and slightly lowered concentrations of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), Sibutramine lowered concentrations of HDL, raised blood pressure, and increased pulse rate, and Rimonabant increased the risk of depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Read More:  anxiety, HDL cholesterol, Mastering Leptin, mood, obesity, Orlistat, Rimonabant, Sibutramine, weight loss

Quality Sleep is a Weight-Loss Key

I have long reported that sleep is the primary fat-burning time, especially when a person does not eat food before bed. Of course if you exercise you will burn more calories during and following exercise; but in terms of the ideal time of the day to simply burn more fat it is during sleep. Between meals during the day (assuming you do not snack) you will burn 60% glucose and 40% fatty acids. After 6 hours of not eating (such as during sleep) this ratio flips around and you begin to burn 60% fatty acids until you wake up, your prime fat-burning time if you have managed your daily eating patterns according to the Leptin Diet.

Read More:  childhood obesity, children, eating before bed, fat burning, glycine, insulin, magnesium, metabolism, sleep

Higher Dietary Protein Helps Control Appetite

A new study shows that ghrelin, your stomach’s very own appetite signal, is much more under control for a longer period of time in response to a high protein meal. When carbohydrates are eaten alone ghrelin is temporarily happy, but comes back with a vengeance 3 hours later (causing you to be more hungry).

Read More:  appetite control, breakfast, Daily Protein Plus™, high protein, Leptin Control Pack®, Leptin Diet, Leptinal®, mangosteen, Mangosteen Plus™, Protein, reducing body fat, whey protein

Eggs for Breakfast Helps Weight Loss

A new study shows that men and women who eat two eggs for breakfast lose 65% more weight than those who have a bagel breakfast of equal calories.

Read More:  bagel, breakfast, Daily Protein Plus™, Daily Protein™, eggs, Fiber Helper™, Mangosteen Plus™

Pot Smoking, BDNF, and Addiction

Smoking pot may feel good for a while, but new science shows that it lays waste to your nervous system. Researchers found that pot smokers are depleting their levels of BDNF, one of the single most important substances for brain health.

Read More:  addiction, BDNF, Smoking pot

What is Leptin?

I have spent more than twenty years on the front lines of clinical nutrition helping thousands of people solve very difficult health problems – naturally. In all these years I have never encountered more powerful principles of health than those relating to leptin.

Read More:  obesity, weight loss

Top Leptin and Weight Loss Stories of the Past Year

Leptin continues to be the key to weight management and healthy weight loss. Below is a handy index so you can quickly look up articles of interest to you. To see the full article, click on the headline. The first three links are basic articles explaining leptin. Then there is a section of feature length articles that explain leptin in the context of various important health issues. Following that is the interesting news stories of the past year. Numerous scientific references are embedded within articles as links.

Read More:  leptin resistance, obesity, weight loss

Thyroid, Food Addiction, and the Metabolically Unfit Fat Cell

The following are the lecture notes from a talk I gave back in 2005 to the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. The information is just as valid today as it was then – as a number of newer studies continue to prove these points – especially regarding food cravings and food addiction. This file contains extensive information that is of value for any person seeking a more in-depth understanding of this important subject.

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