Metabolism

Carolyn Gretton

The health impact of ‘thyroid dimming’

Decades of research have demonstrated that the thyroid plays a key role in regulating the body’s metabolism, affecting weight gain and related metabolic problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and fatty liver disease. Once thought to operate like an on and off switch, new research reveals the liver’s role in thyroid ‘dimming’…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The age when metabolism really slows (it’s later than you think)

Maybe you remember a time that you could eat anything you wanted and not gain a pound. Yet now, if you even look at a cheeseburger, you can feel your hips and thighs expanding. If so, you’ve probably placed the blame on a slow metabolism due to age. But new research says your metabolism stays strong longer than you might think…

Carolyn Gretton

NEAT: How capsaicin can help you burn fat

You may think your body only burns energy when you’re doing vigorous, aerobic exercise. But that’s not entirely true. NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) refers to burning energy through simple daily movement. And you can boost NEAT to improve how your body converts energy to burn stored fat and improve endurance with just a little heat…

Carolyn Gretton

Overcome stress eating and improve metabolism with ‘psychobiotics’

There is a complex interplay between stress eating, obesity and the kinds of metabolic issues that can lead to type 2 diabetes. Managing all these factors usually takes multiple steps. But a team of researchers may have found an interesting shortcut involving a particular kind of “good” bacteria…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The tea that helps you burn fat in your dreams

Most weight loss plans don’t work for one simple reason. They’re too restrictive. Yet, what if you could lose weight while you sleep by firing up your metabolism and having it run all night long?

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to turn fat into a healthy advantage

Most of us think of the fat on our bodies as a bad thing. After all, it’s the stuff that spills out over our waistbands, makes it difficult to zip up our favorite pair of jeans and makes those numbers on the scale go up and up. But the truth is some fat fights disease. […]