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Chinese Medicine Ingredient May Help Reduce Obesity

An ancient Chinese herbal medicine may stimulate leptin sensitivity in your body, and help activate satiety centers in the brain, ultimately helping you to eat less, IOL reports. Researchers said studies in mice showed that the substance, celastrol, can lead to significant weight loss and improvement in diabetes. They also noticed “significantly altered eating behaviors” in the mice that resulted in significant reduced food intake, they said. The findings are encouraging because the hormone leptin is almost identical in humans and mice.

It’s long been known that leptin plays a key role in how your body metabolizes the nutrients you consume, and that leptin resistance — meaning your body becomes insensitive to the hormone — can block your sensation of feeling full. This leads to a vicious cycle of eating more to be satisfied, and with that, your energy metabolism also falls, impairing your body’s ability to oxidize fat.

We also know that sugar, and fructose in particular, is exceptionally effective at causing leptin resistance, and in blocking the burning of fat. Fructose then stimulates weight gain through its effects on your appetite, and changes your body composition to increase body fat even when you are on a caloric restriction. To that end, there is a cure, and that is to eliminate sugar from your diet and learn to burn fat for fuel.

Ketogenic diets are very effective for this, as is fasting, and it’s something I talk about in my book, “Fat for Fuel.” When your body is able to burn fat for fuel, your liver creates ketones that burn more efficiently than carbs. Since most of us eat far too much sugar and grains anyway, cutting back on them can be easier than you might think. Many of us also eat far too much protein, so please be aware that burning fat for fuel does NOT mean gulping down huge amounts of meats.

To that extent, my latest book, “Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health,” which I’ve co-written with Dr. James DiNicolantonio, explains the ins and outs of how to balance fats, proteins and carbs to get just the right metabolic flexibility you need to eat a healthy fat-for-fuel diet.

While my book, “Fat for Fuel,” showed you how using cyclical ketogenesis could help you achieve metabolic flexibility to enable you to burn fat as your primary fuel, my new book, “Superfuel,” details exactly what’s good and what’s bad in the different types of fats. It also helps you understand why you’re probably gaining weight if you’re on a low-fat, high-carb diet — exactly the opposite of what’s optimal for your body.

Offering you the solid science about dietary fats, “Superfuel” will help you embark on the right path to knowing what’s good, what’s not and how to tell the difference when it comes to fats — and it doesn’t take a Chinese herb to do it.

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