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 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