Time Dependence of Obesity – Hormonal Obesity XIV

Weight gain has a clear and obvious time dependence.  People tend to gain weight slowly, over years or even decades.  Many people start off as a skinny teenager (age 20), but gradually gain 1-2 pounds per year.  This isn’t so … Continued

The Perils of Snacking – Hormonal Obesity XIII

  50 years ago, there was a near universal belief that snacking was bad for us.  Your grandmother would say “It makes you fat”, or “You’ll ruin your dinner”.  Back then, obesity was not such a big problem, so maybe … Continued

Prevention of Resistance – Hormonal Obesity XII

One of the keys to high insulin levels lies in insulin resistance.  To start the Hormonal Obesity series – click here. Insulin resistance leads to high insulin levels.  It also appears that high levels of insulin also leads to insulin … Continued

Diabetes Success Story I – Mr “S”

I received a very nice letter from Mr “S” about his success in conquering type 2 diabetes.  I’ve edited it slightly and reprinted it here with his permission. My story by “Mr S” I am a professional in my mid to late 30’s who works … Continued

The New Science of Diabesity – Hormonal Obesity XI

Diabesity is so-named because of the close association of obesity and diabetes (type 2).  Obesity typically comes first and type 2 diabetes comes later.  This leads many to conclude that obesity causes diabetes.  On the surface, this seems reasonable, since the … Continued