Tips on Dealing with Abdominal Fat and a Sluggish Liver
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
It has been known for some time that an expanding waistline is directly reflective of improper fat accumulation in the liver. Instead of looking like a lean cut of beef the liver looks more like a slab of bacon. Even worse, this bacon fat “cooks” under the influence of free radicals and can eventually turn the liver crispy – as happened to Mickey Mantle (alcohol excess makes the problem worse). This improper accumulation of fat in the liver throws a monkey wrench into metabolism and is a significant factor in almost all difficult weight loss problems. You don’t need a blood test, just measure your waist.
Abdominal fat metabolism is controlled by leptin and its cousin, adiponectin Protein hormone that modulates metabolism including glucose and fatty acid catabolism. High levels are associated with low body fat. . New research is showing that as the waistline expands abdominal fat cells swell in size causing too much leptin and depressing adiponectin Protein hormone that modulates metabolism including glucose and fatty acid catabolism. High levels are associated with low body fat. . As it turns out, the liver uses adiponectin Protein hormone that modulates metabolism including glucose and fatty acid catabolism. High levels are associated with low body fat. to orchestrate fat-burning in muscles and the liver itself, as well as regulating the liver’s insulin sensitivity and consequently the ability to metabolize carbohydrates normally.
In order to maintain normal and healthy abdominal fat cell size and proper liver structure and function it is vital to follow the Five Rules of The Leptin Diet. These rules are designed to condition the liver into a state of metabolic fat-burning fitness, just as jogging produces aerobic fitness. Nutrients can be used to support healthy leptin function, to help the liver metabolize fat, and to boost antioxidant protection in the liver – all three of these approaches have been shown to promote liver clearance of fat.
The simple approach to this is to use our popular Daily Energy Multiple Vitamin along with the Leptin Control Pack – a combination that provides comprehensive nutritional support for all three of these categories.*
Some individuals may need additional liver-related support. Those who are sensitive to chemicals like nail polish, perfume, gas fumes, diesel fumes, etc. already have a liver that is working overtime on detoxification chores. The nutrients in Daily Balancer are potent liver protecting antioxidants as well as supporting the liver’s ability to naturally clear toxins. A person will notice less sensitivity to chemicals on Daily Balancer.*
In some cases, a high potency of liver-activating nutrients may be required to help get fat flowing from the liver. Our top product for this is called Activator Plus, which contains amino acids that jump start liver metabolism as well as high amounts of choline and inositol which help liquefy sluggish fat in the liver. Activator Plus is the best single remedy for a tired and unfit liver. A person taking two of these in the morning who needs this kind of help will notice better energy all day. Another favorite time to take them is in the middle of the afternoon to help prevent an energy crash at this important time of the day.*
The liver is the metabolic factory of your body and keeping it in prime working condition is vital to the proper metabolism of all types of calories. When your liver is working well it is a lot easier to get more energy from less food as metabolism is simply far more efficient.
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