What is Flexible Dieting?

If you’ve ever considered changing your diet to lose (or gain) weight, you’ve probably heard of Flexible Dieting, also called Macro-Based dieting. It’s really not a “diet” in the traditional sense, but is instead a way of eating that focuses on calories and macro-nutrients to achieve your weight loss or …

What is Arachidonic Acid?

I’m always interested when I hear about new supplements that might have beneficial effects, especially for weight training and muscle gain. When my doctor recommend lipitor because of high cholesterol, I used supplements to lower my cholesterol to the point where lipitor was no longer indicated. So when a buddy …

What is Ghrelin?

Ghrelin is a hormone mainly produced and released by the stomach, with smaller amounts released by the small intestine, pancreas and brain, cells known as as P/D1 cells and epsilon cells. Ghrelin is the main hormone responsible for stimulating hunger. Its levels increase and decrease before and after meals and …

What is Leptin?

Leptin is a protein hormone produced by your body that helps regulate weight by affecting your appetite, energy level, and metabolism. Usually, the amount of leptin you have is related to how much body fat you have: the more fat, the more leptin. An excess of leptin signals the body …