• Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Is Your Belly Fat Whispering Nasty Messages to your Brain?

    If you have read my previous posts, you will know that fat is not a static organ, but is an active endocrine organ.  Adipose tissue is a rich source of inflammatory factors including adipokines, chemokines and cytokines.   Fat cells essentially communicate with every cell in our body, so we want them to be sending the right messages. The problem tends to occur when the proinflammatory messages out weigh the anti-inflammatory messages. This is what I call “angry fat”!  …

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Your Belly Fat is its own Endocrine Organ

    What does that mean???   At one point we thought that belly fat was just something that made us feel uncomfortable in a bikini. Now we know that belly fat actually sends out inflammatory signaling molecules called adipokines and lipokines. Belly fat is considered an endocrine organ because it produces it’s own hormones! In fact, it produces upwards of 100 different signaling molecules some of which are anti-inflammatory, and some are pro-inflammatory.   The two most recognized signaling molecules are…

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    Cocoa-Almond Smoothie

      1 scoop of protein (For this smoothie,  I use either Chocolate Vega, Chocolate Dreams Protein, or you can try the Pure Paleo Protein which is sourced from Beef)   Yes…I said Beef. At first it sound like a very odd choice, but it is equivalent to whey in terms of being able to build lean muscle tissue, tastes creamy like whey but is non allergenic and safe for the dairy intolerant person. It is also a nice protein to…

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    If It’s Important to you…Never Give Up!

    “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie   I thought I would take this opportunity to write about what I see so often in practice…the struggle to success.  Every day I have the opportunity to work with brave men and women that decide to take on and conquer their health. Some of these individuals have been struggling with their health and/or weight for years, and despite previous failed attempts,…