How Inflammation is Effecting your Weight

Now that You have a basic understanding of the hormones that are effecting your body and health, let’s focus on how those hormones are causing inflammation.  Understanding inflammation is important because it effects your ability to lose weight and your ability to prevent other diseases.  More and more research is coming out that shows inflammation…

PCOS & Weight

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), is a hormonal and metabolic condition which commonly affects women of reproductive age. Individuals with PCOS typically have elevated androgen levels (male sex hormones), as well as other hormonal imbalances, irregular or nonexistent periods, and ovaries with fluid-filled pockets on them.  They may experience excess facial hair and acne, difficulty conceiving,…

Fasting

Fasting has become a buzzword in the health and wellness community recently, though it is a practice that has always been around. In hunter/gatherer days, it was done out of necessity.  It is a practice which has been done in certain religions for centuries. Fasting has been studied as a method to improve longevity. More…

Hormones That Regulate Your Hunger

  Hormones have been shown to have a huge effect on our ability to gain and lose weight.  Unfortunately, there are plenty of factors that can affect our hormones: environment, diet, lifestyle, sleep, stress, physical activity and many more.  There is also the fact that everyone reacts differently to these factors and everyone’s hormones fluctuate…

Understand Your Protein Products

There are a plethora of protein products on the market these days.  These supplements can be a great way to meet your protein needs on a daily basis.  Protein supplementation can also be a great resource for muscle recovery after workouts. The key is to know what supplements are worth it and which ones may…

Is Collagen All It’s Thought To Be?

Collagen peptide supplements are all the rage right now.  One can go as far as to say it is the most recent fad.  People have been taking collagen supplements due to the claims of increasing skin elasticity, faster hair growth, increasing joint integrity and improved gut health.   Let’s look at the science behind collagen formation…