Have you noticed your weight increasing year after year? Perhaps you have tried every diet strategy but yet the weight still creeps up and your metabolism remains sluggish. You may experience hunger and cravings and never really feel satisfied after a meal. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells that helps the body regulate energy by telling the brain it’s had enough to eat. It controls our hunger and feelings of satiety. Leptin’s action is to inhibit appetite, to stimulate the burning up of fatty acids, to decrease glucose, and to reduce overall body fat and weight. Leptin is supposed to tell your brain that when you have enough fat stored you don’t need to eat and can burn...
Collagen is a protein, made up of long chains of linked amino acids. It plays a key role in the connective tissue throughout our entire body, contributing to the function of skin, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and the digestive system.
Vitamin D is well known for bone health and preventing osteoporosis, but it also controls the expression of over 1,000 genes in the body. Almost every cell has a receptor for Vitamin D which means it is pretty important! Vitamin D is converted into the active form of Calcitriol in the liver and kidneys.
The thyroid gland is an incredibly important organ and influences your heart rate, digestion, mood, menstrual cycle, and energy levels—essentially various factors of your metabolism. Thyroid problems are very common. There are 2 specific conditions that are quite commonly under diagnosed, you may have one or the other or even both together. However, they do require different treatments.