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Leptin- The Secret to Controlling Appetite

What is Leptin? Leptin is a hormone released by fat cells to tell the brain that a person is full. Women’s fat cells secrete more of this hormone than men’s cells do. How does it work? When leptin is released into the blood stream, it tells the brain that you are full. So, leptin levels […]

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Gymnema for Diabetes

The Sugar Destroyer: An Ayurvedic Gem Nicknamed the ‘sugar destroyer’ (1) in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that is has used for hundreds of year to control blood sugar levels. In my practice, I use Gymnema for it’s ability reduce sugar and carb cravings; this makes it a great adjunct to any […]

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Drop the Cardio. Pick Up the Intensity.

Recently I was listening to a podcast from Tim Ferris where he interviewed scientist Martin Gibalia, inventor of the 1-minute workout. While the workout, involving three 20-second sprints, takes 10 minutes to complete, I was intrigued by the idea of a more efficient workout. Most people don’t have the time (or desire) to work out […]

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