Insulin Causes Insulin Resistance – Hormonal Obesity X

Insulin resistance plays a large role in increasing insulin levels.  Increasing insulin levels tend to drive weight gain and obesity.  Continuing from the previous post, we continue our exploration of the hormonal obesity theory.  To start Hormonal Obesity part I, … Continued

Part VI – Dietary Villains: Fat Phobia

In this 6th part of the series, we discuss dietary fat, cholesterol and health. We discuss how we became so fat phobic and its implications for health, the scare about saturated fat and how vegetable oils are toxic. Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Drug Tolerance – Hormonal Obesity IX

We are discussing insulin resistance and how it develops.  Clues from other biological systems suggests that looking at the agent itself may be important in resistance. What about for drugs, particularly addictive drugs such as cocaine?  Resistance also develops, but … Continued

Insulin Resistance – Hormonal Obesity VIII

Insulin is a major driver of obesity.  But what drives insulin?  In some cases, certain foods drive the increase in insulin.  But there are clearly some time dependent factors about obesity that are unaccounted for.  What am I talking about? … Continued

How Insulin Works – Hormonal Obesity VII

We’ve reviewed how the hormone insulin (and cortisol) leads to weight gain.  However, what increases insulin?  This is where the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis falls short. It may be helpful to review normal insulin action, since we will be talking about it – … Continued