Obesity and hunger: the Insulin-glucagon axis of evil

  So hunger eh. Normalising hunger signals and eliminating body shame. My two keys to the obesity conundrum. Diets don’t work the biggest loser is next years biggest gainer and all that stuff. So here’s a brilliant insight into hunger regulation from Barry Sears (author of the Zone Diet book series, not as gripping as…

Causes of obesity…the Microbe Wars, take 2

  That wonderful moment when you wake in the middle of the night and realize that your last blog post was rubbish. Not wrong just I didn’t really explain why the insight about Microbes is so brilliant. SO here’s another take on why the Jaminet’s think microbes are a leading cause of obesity and for help, I…

Obesity as a global illness…the saga continues

There’s no point wishing to change the cards you are dealt; you just have to learn to play them much better than the smug people holding better hands. And you have to play them all at once because they multiply each other – its not a game you can win trying one strategy after another….

3 new strategies for obesity: Part 2 your Microbe friends

  Circadian rhythm, microbes and micronutrients… Continuing the saga of obesity affecting every species everywhere; and of three novel strategies to try for those who’ve tried everything.  Millions of Microbes and Me So its common knowledge now that we’re mostly bugs. Bugs are teeming on our skin, mouths, guts….(just eww!); even our DNA is overwritten…

Obesity: symptom of a global illness…

I’ve left no stone unturned researching causes of obesity, so believe me when I say this talk by Dr Paul Jaminet is absolutely mind-blowing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLwzoolfXQE Many commentators on the ‘obesity epidemic’ operate from their elevated moral high-horse, and wearing vari-coloured preconceived blinkers (mixing metaphors like jelly beans here). Jaminet’s gift is cautious, careful, open-minded enquiry…

Cravings: the mysteries of hunger

Of the thousands of books I’ve read, there are a handful that are truly life changing. ‘Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough’ by Omar Manejwala M.D. is one. This book tackles cravings head on, and provides powerful science-backed ways to finally break free from our addictions – our shameful little secret like drink,…