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

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

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

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