Leptin: The Hunger Hormone You May Not Have Heard Of

Leptin: The Important Hormone You Have Likely Never Heard Of

By Joel Wasmann

I gotta tell ya, it’s such an exciting time to be involved with human health and nutrition. We have so much new information these days and it is so empowering for everyone involved. Okay, that being said let me get started here with Leptin. Leptin is a hormone that was discovered fairly recently and although it is not completely understood we do have a fairly good idea of what it does. Leptin is known as the satiety hormone, as it helps our body realize when it is full. Leptin is made by our adipose cells and its function is to inhibit hunger. Leptin works in opposition to our hunger hormone, ghrelin.

It’s interesting that our fat cells produce this hormone (along with some others) which make our body fat actually act like an endocrine gland. You probably thought your body fat was just useless and lazy. Leptin communicates with the brain regarding fat stores and metabolism. When the system...

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Premenopausal Symptoms

Are You Living with The Premenopausal Monster?

by Vonie Kalich

Perhaps premenopausal symptoms will pass you by or maybe the symptoms will come in small poofs of spontaneous combustion, leaving you perspiring, but not in a way to truly disrupt your life OR it perhaps it will hit you all at once, leaving you to wonder if you are a candidate for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Night Sweats & Hot Flashes

My early peri-menopausal years were nights of… “Oh, dear God, not again”! I would crawl out of bed and head to the bathroom to splash cold water on my face. Often times, despite the cool temperatures in the house, I would stand in front of a fan while awaiting the internal fire to stop and the shivering to begin.

DURING THE WORST of the premenopausal monster, I would repeat the process every 90 minutes…sleep was not easy with the rollercoaster of...

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