Hormones

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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