Sugar Sweetened Beverages – Hormonal Obesity XXX

The epidemiological evidence linking sugar consumption and diabetes as well as obesity is overwhelming.  Very little controversy surrounds this fact.  Another demonized food – salt, by contrast is far more controversial.  Many people argue that salt is not as bad … Continued

Replace, don’t Add Fruit – Hormonal Obesity XXI

One of the greatest barriers to weight loss is conventional dietary advice to eat more to lose weight.  This was covered in a previous post “Time Dependence”.  This advice sounds completely contradictory because it is.  Nevertheless, the media is full … Continued

The Genetics of Obesity – The Epiphenomenon of Obesity II

One commonly overlooked aspect of obesity is its genetic underpinnings.  Obesity tends to run in families.  Obese parents have obese children.  Obese patients often have obese siblings.  Yet most conventional theories of obesity do not account for these genetic effects. … Continued

Childhood Obesity – The Epiphenomenon of Obesity Part I

Now that we have a working understanding of hormonal obesity, we can start to apply this knowledge to understand the epiphenomenon of obesity.  We can use this more complete theory of obesity to understand the associations, epidemiology and secondary phenomenon … Continued

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

Part IV – The Fast Solution

This lecture examines how the rising consumption of carbohydrates, especially refined carbohydrates, have lead to dramatic increases in obesity and diabetes.  Also, we discuss how the time-honoured tradition of fasting can help reverse many of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Download Lecture Slides & Notes