The Importance of Leptin and Your Dietary Plan
Leptin is called the “satiety” or “hunger” hormone, made in the adipose tissue or fat cells, and operates in the hypothalamus part of the brain. It tells the body whether it should burn off excess fat. Whenever we consume food, the body decides how to process that nourishment. Glucose is the first currency that the body uses to create energy. This occurs via another hormone called insulin, which hits a receptor on a cell, and prompts it to allow the glucose in. When we eat, an increase in insulin occurs, and the body begins to secrete Leptin. The Leptin hormone then goes to the brain and indicates that there is enough glucose in the cell. At that point, we become satiated and stop eating.
A Leptin imbalance occurs when our bodies either aren’t manufacturing enough of that hormone or, conversely, our bodies have too much, such that we become Leptin resistant. Among the many consequences of Leptin imbalance is weight gain, resulting from excessive hunger.
In other words, Leptin is our internal stop button, and its imbalance can lead to cravings, overeating, unusual dietary habits, metabolic syndrome or diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and lethargy, among other symptoms.
Dr. Morley’s Revolutionary Leptin RX Diet is designed to optimize Leptin production and decrease resistance. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, contact New York Health and Wellness today!