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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Mindful Eating Tips

Mindful Eating Tips

One of the best strategies to lose weight naturally is to adopt a mindful eating practice. In our crazy-go-go-go lifestyle patterns, it’s incredibly easy to fall into the trap of mindless eating. Here Joel Wasmann teaches us what mindful eating is, how to create a practice, and the benefits that come with it!

by Joel Wasmann

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” - Luciano Pavarotti

I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like food; it is no doubt one of life’s very best pleasures. We all have a relationship with food and although each person may have different perspectives, desires, favorites, and eating patterns, we are all inextricably linked to food as it’s the energy of our existence.

I find myself writing this article about this topic that I believe in very strongly; however, I must admit that in practice I do...

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