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?

Photo by mali maeder 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. In previous posts we've talked about a couple hormones related to our metabolism like ghrelin … Continue reading What is insulin?

What is leptin?

Photo by Ash 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 talked about grhelin, the so called hunger hormone. In this post we'll talk about … Continue reading What is leptin?

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

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

What are toxins? Should you detox? Perhaps cleanse?

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. So you've probably heard that something about detoxing or doing cleanses. Perhaps you've read about weight … Continue reading What are toxins? Should you detox? Perhaps cleanse?

What are micronutrients?

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. In previous posts we've talked about macronutrients, which are the dietary nutrients that supply energy to an organism. Just as a … Continue reading What are micronutrients?

What are macronutrients? – Proteins 101

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. In previous posts we've talked about the starvation response (aka starvation mode), metabolic adaptation (aka metabolic damage), the thermic effect of … Continue reading What are macronutrients? – Proteins 101

What is the thermic effect of food?

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 talked about how the body responds to long term caloric restriction, and we've also dipped our feet into some … Continue reading What is the thermic effect of food?