What is the metabolic syndrome?

Photo by Public Domain Pictures 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. Out of all the topics and questions we've covered in this blog, this one … Continue reading What is the metabolic syndrome?

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 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 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 is the glycemic response / glycemic index?

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. Now that we have finished our series on what macronutrients are (see the individual posts on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and alcohol … Continue reading What is the glycemic response / glycemic index?

What are macronutrients? – Fats / Lipids 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? – Fats / Lipids 101

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 are macronutrients? – Carbohydrates 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? – Carbohydrates 101