• 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,  Detox

    BDNF. What it is, and why you need it

    What is BDNF? BDNF is a protein in the hippocampus, cortex and other areas of the bring and is more formally known as Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor. BDNF plays a key role in creating new brain neurons and is protecting to existing neurons. BDNF encourages the connection of one neuron to another which is a process that is vital for thinking, learning and higher levels of brain function. Why should I care about BNDF? There is an association between low…