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How Many Calories To Lose Weight? The Banana Effect.

Why do we care so much about calories?  Because they matter that’s why.  To lose weight you need to create a sustainable caloric deficit over the long run. The key phrase in that sentence is “the long run.” A short term calorie deficit will not cut it for sustained weight loss.  In fact, going to […]

15 Hormonal Influencers of Fat Loss

1.  Insulin – The Fat Storer In the hierarchy of hormonal influencers for fat loss, insulin still reigns as king according to current evidence.  This hormone, relative to the others, is most strongly influenced by carbohydrate intake and over consumption of food, both of which cause a detrimental increase in blood sugar.  Over consuming  any […]

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Low TSH? Elevated TSH?

TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone is the number one screening tool for disorders of the thyroid gland. The problem is it is a very poor way to assess your thyroid gland function. In my clinical practice I have found that TSH alone is not enough to assess thyroid function. I have seen people with TSH […]

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