Hormonal Weight Gain – Why You Need Bioidentical Hormones

This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 and had gained 20 lbs over the previous two years without eating any more or exercising any less. Besides the weight gain, she was also suffering from other significant menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estriol), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and she had absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).
Patty had started putting on weight several months before she stopped having periods. She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless.

Grape seed extract prevents Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Cardiac Inflammation

This antioxidant-rich polyphenol from Chardonnay grape seeds reduces blood sugar, triglycerides, insulin resistance and oxidative stress linked to obesity, according to a new study in hamsters. Researchers from the University of Montpellier, France, report that animals fed a high-fat diet but supplemented with the Grape Seed Extract (GSE) had 61% higher Adiponectin levels than animals […]

High-fat diet induces fat gene that leads to obesity

Researchers from Ohio State University College of Medicine have determined that a specific gene plays a role in the weight-gain response to a high-fat diet. The researchers found that a diet rich in fat induced production of this gene, called protein kinase C beta (PKC beta), in the fat cells of mice. These mice rapidly […]