Our brain plays a major role in regulating how energy is used in the body, and researchers believe that understanding exactly how will help us understand how people become obese. A new research paper has discovered a component of these circuits, detailing what kinds of neurons and brain signals are involved. Maintaining a healthy body… [Continue Reading]
Researchers have found that changing the activity of a certain signaling pathway in the body boosts metabolism, allowing the body to burn more calories. In a mouse model, those with the delta opioid receptor blocked had higher activity levels of fat-burning cells, and despite consuming many more calories, did not gain weight. Imagine eating all… [Continue Reading]
Artichoke extract stimulates bile production, promoting fat digestion and metabolism. By stimulating bile, it supports liver and gallbladder function and may help relieve occasional indigestion. Medical experts theorize that it may also inhibit activity of the cholesterol production enzyme HMG CoA Reductase to balance LDL cholesterol and trigylceride production in the liver for cardiovascular support…. [Continue Reading]
According to a study, many of the health benefits of aerobic exercise are due to the most recent exercise session (rather than weeks, months and even years of exercise training), and the nature of these benefits can be greatly affected by the food we eat afterwards.
Obesity is considered to be one of the greatest risk factors for osteoarthritis, a progressive musculoskeletal disorder that is characterized by loss of joint cartilage. Leptin is a protein hormone that is produced by fat cells and responsible for regulating appetite and metabolism. The amount of leptin in the body increases as body fat increases… [Continue Reading]
Three universal goals nearly all of us share are: To live longer To live free of illness To control our weight. Amazingly, walking lets us achieve all three. In fact, walking may be your best medicine for slowing the aging process, reducing your chances of illness and slashing your body fat. For anyone out of… [Continue Reading]