Diet

Semaglutide for Weight Loss

By Dr. Natalie Ledbetter   Semaglutide for weight loss: There are multiple things that can make it hard to lose weight. Stress, insulin resistance, ghrelin and leptin imbalances, and a slow metabolism are just a few. Recently, a popular peptide Semaglutide has burst onto the scene to help those who want/ need to lose weight. …

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Dairy worsens breakouts

Dairy Worsens Breakouts

By Dr Natalie Ledbetter   Do you have acne or problems with breakouts?  According to multiple studies dairy worsens breakouts. So you will  probably benefit from cutting way back or giving up dairy. How does dairy cause or worsen acne? Milk contains hormones that are placed there by nature to help grow a baby calf …

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CCK, another hormone that affects weight

CCK, Another Hormone That Affects Weight

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM The last few weeks I have been writing about hormones that affect hunger, satiety, metabolism, and weight. This week I am highlighting cholecystokinin (CCK), another hormone that affects weight. This hormone is released by the intestines after you eat to tell your body that you are full. CCK is also …

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Ghrelin the hunger hormone and weight loss

Ghrelin (the hunger hormone) and Weight Loss

By Dr Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM Ghrelin is a hormone released mainly by the stomach that causes you to feel hungry and encourages the body to store fat. Ghrelin levels increase just before eating, when fasting, and with severe calorie restriction diets. Ghrelin increases in times of stress and poor sleep. Adequate hours of quality …

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Resettican help with weight lossng Leptin levels

How to Reset Leptin Sensitivity for Weight Loss

I will be discussing how to reset leptin sensitivity for weight loss and greater energy. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells once your energy needs have been met. It signals the brain to cause you to stop eating by giving you a full feeling.  It also controls metabolism by telling the brain to …

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Hormones That Control Metabolism, Hunger, and Satiety

By Natalie Ledbetter, CRNA DAcOM Hormones are chemical messengers that tell our cells what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. There are around 50 different hormones in the human body (that we know of currently) and they are necessary for the proper functioning of the body. There are specific hormones …

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Bone Broth- An Ancient Secret for Glowing Skin

By Natalie Ledbetter, CRNA, DAcOM Bone broth has likely been around as long as humans have had fire. This nourishing broth is not old news, though. Bone broth for glowing skin as well as for health is all the rage in our modern age. This super liquid is rich in nutrients including minerals, glycosaminoglycans, and …

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Why is Vitamin D so Important?

By Jennifer Jacques, NP   Background You need Vitamin D because it is an essential nutrient that is needed for proper bone growth and maintenance, for proper immune function, and also to protect against some malignancies. There is also some research that shows an increased risk of poor sleep quality, mood swings, depression, low energy, …

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B12 injections

All About B12 Injections

By Natalie Ledbetter CRNA, DAcOM B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is important in many functions in the body. Without it, the body cannot function properly and can suffer permanent damage. Supplementing B12 in instances of deficiency can reverse many negative symptoms and can prevent permanent damage if it has not already occurred. B12 can …

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