fat loss

What Is Leptin? It May Be the Key to Unlocking Fat Loss

Officially discovered in 1994, leptin is a hormone that has quickly become known as a central player in controlling body fatness. Soon after, pharmaceutical companies rushed to get leptin-like drugs to market, thinking they finally had the miracle weight loss pill that could end the obesity epidemic (and make them … Read More

Lipoprotein (a) and Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

Lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a) is a small LDL-like particle that strongly increases your risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular problems. Studies show a very direct, linear correlation between high lipoprotein (a) in your blood and risk: the higher your Lp(a) cholesterol numbers, the more plaque builds up in … Read More

Metabolic Rate: Why (and How) You Should Increase It

Metabolic rate, or basal metabolic rate, is the energy—the number of calories—needed to perform basic body functions while the body is at rest.  Chances are, your basal metabolic rate is a lot lower than you might guess. A calculator at www.calculator.net/bmr-calculator.html gives you a basal metabolic rate, using the Mifflin-St. Joer … Read More

How to Calculate Body Fat

How much you weigh isn’t nearly as important for your health and well-being as your body composition. The number on the scale reflects the combined weight of all your body’s tissues—water, fat, and lean tissues (muscle, bone, internal organs, and connective tissue). Of everything that makes up your body weight, … Read More

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