What is the metabolic syndrome?

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What is high blood pressure?

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What is diabetes?

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The glucostatic, lipostatic and other hypotheses of feeding

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Over the past few weeks we've gone over hormones related to our metabolism and diet. Examples of such hormones are leptin, ghrelin, insulin and glucagon. In particular, last week's post had us briefly cover the lipostatic hypothesis, which we'll cover in greater detail in this post alongside the glucostatic hypothesis … Continue reading The glucostatic, lipostatic and other hypotheses of feeding

What is insulin?

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What is leptin?

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Energy content from carbohydrates, fats, alcohol and proteins

Photo by Rodolfo Clix from Pexels On previous posts we've talked about the energy content of food and the standard method by which it is determined. In that post we talked about how one must account for the amount of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids that a meal contains, and how much of those macronutrients our … Continue reading Energy content from carbohydrates, fats, alcohol and proteins

BMI doesn’t work! (and how it does)

Photo by Donald Tong from Pexels Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. We've previously gone ove the Body Mass Index, BMI, and learned how it's defined, how … Continue reading BMI doesn’t work! (and how it does)

What is ghrelin?

Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Just like happened with our posts on starvation mode / starvation response, metabollic damage, and … Continue reading What is ghrelin?

Determining the energy content of food

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, and the content of this website was created for informational purposes only. Such content is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. If you've ever been interested in diets or exercise, then it's very likely that you've read … Continue reading Determining the energy content of food