The way to treat obesity, which is an important risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and many forms of cancer, has been reinforced with the discovery of the “switch”, which regulates how much fat a person burns after eating.
The complex process is controlled by a switch-like mechanism in the brain, which “turns on” and “off”, something that alternatively leads to either storage or burning of fat.
In obese people, this switch is constantly “on” so that the body does not “burn” fat.
In their case, the body does not expend excess energy, resulting in weight gain.
Leptin is the hormone-switch that regulates our body weight and manages fat burning, that is, whether the amounts of fat will be stored or used directly for energy production, while at the same time regulates the feeling of hunger. The two hormones that work together in order to manage the energy stores (in fat burning) in the human body are insulin and leptin.
The message that leptin sends to the brain is that fat stores are full, energy reserves are adequate and the body does not need any other food.
But, when someone continues eating beyond this point, although leptin production increases, the brain slowly ceases to respond to this stimulus. The feeling of satiety is lost and weight begins to increase.
For the last fifteen years we have been able to control the operation of the “switch”, so that people can better control the way their bodies “handle” fat.
Thus, we have the ability to measure this “switch” and in combination with the measurement of other metabolic indicators, to have a representation of the cell’s metabolic pathways. A treatment containing the appropriate vitamins, micro- and macro-nutrients will gradually restore the imbalanced metabolic pathways and the cells biochemistry.
The goal of such an evidence-based therapeutic process is to provide the human body with all those biomolecules that will enable fat-burning, balance of blood sugar levels, optimal synthesis of hormones and the re-activation of the hormone “switch”.
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