Secrets to Fat Loss – Effective Leptin Management
How to Effectively Control it to Reduce/Burn Fat Stores
By: Dr. Skip Hellen ND, CNC (Health Doctor)
Did you know that there's ONE solitary hormone that essentially controls EVERY
other weight loss hormone in the body, and the ability to burn fat? In fact,
when you have this one hormone under control, fat loss couldn't get easier. On
the other hand, when leptin is out of control, losing even a single pound can be nearly
impossible. Yes, the hormone Leptin, its affect on body fat accumulation and how
to effectively manage the fat problem is the subject of this article. The
unfortunate reality is most everyone attempting to unsuccessfully lose weight is
fighting a losing battle with the hormone leptin. Knowing this stubborn fact,
makes it easier to understand why people struggle continuously to shed those
unwanted pounds of fat month after month and year after year.
The following facts will explain exactly how leptin is intimately
associated with body fat, and how the effective use of a few herbs you've probably
never heard of can help you manage and naturally SOLVE the leptin
problem poses while reducing those unhealthy fat
To burn fat effectively, the body depends on the
following two things:
1) Leptin levels
2) Leptin "receptors"
First the bad news (Leptin level)…
Whenever starting a diet to reduces calorie intake, leptin levels plummet
dramatically reducing the fat burning process. The reason is, lepton’s main
function is to protect the body against starvation, and in the event of
decreased food/calorie intake (a byproduct of dieting), the body naturally
conceders body fat stores as a fundamental asset for survival. Naturally, body
fat represents a vast supply of stored energy and warmth, both of which are
highly-valued resources when food/calories are in short supply.
You see, when dieting, the body isn't aware of your slimmer (less fat)
ambitions. In fact, the only thing the body knows in this circumstance is that
the calorie intake is on vacation and your natural survival mechanism has lofted
a big red flag for “HELP” in the face of a caloric/energy loss emergency.
The factual chemical result of reduced calorie
- is reduced leptin levels equaling a decrease of natural, healthy fat burning.
In fact, research has demonstrated
that leptin levels drop by as much as 50% after a week of dieting… Because of
the inverse relationship between leptin and fat burning, when leptin levels drop
by 50% a commensurate drop of
50% in fat-burning potential
results in just one WEEK, and this problem compounds with each passing day.
Now if this natural leptin hormone survival response isn't bad enough,
with every pound shed via diet/starvation, leptin levels fall further, making it increasingly more
chemically difficult to lose fat. Yes! When dieting, you’re fighting against one of the
most powerful survival mechanisms in the body, a very daunting task indeed.
Fat loss plateaus (Leptin receptors)!
Now, the above scenario is only
HALF the problem and a significant problem it is. The other half of this
problem is called "leptin resistance". The unfortunate reality is that the vast
majority of people suffer from this condition due to years of high body fat
levels and a diet full of processed, high calorie, low nutrient foods. This
problem is at the foundation of not only fat accumulation (obesity) but nearly
every other ill health problem plaguing modern man.
simply means that even at high levels, leptin is no longer able to properly
trigger the fat burning process, dramatically decreasing the body's ability to reduce
fat. This could be a very discouraging fact for fat loss enthusiast.
Fortunately, there IS a solution to this problem.
Yes! Fat reduction is a
difficult problem, especially when most people are habitually consuming the
extremely unhealthy SAD (excessive protein, sugar, fat and calorie) diet. If
losing fat were easy everyone would be muscular, lean, fit
and optimally healthy. Of course this is not the case as obesity and degenerative
disease are currently reaching epidemic proportions in America.
Because this problem is but a symptom of a more insidious problem chronic and
institutionalized unhealthy behavior, correcting unhealthy behavior must be the
primary objective in reducing fat accumulation and restoring optimal health.
Below are a few behavior change secrets that will increase leptin and reduce stored fat.
1. A consumptive habit that helps significantly is incorporating a weekly “cheat day”.
This requires consuming an additional 1000 calories one day a week. Of course you can’t have a cheat day EVERY day and expect
to lose fat. On "cheat day" each week produces the best results so pick a day
and pig out. Remember, the idea is to increase calories not the consumption of
unhealthy foods. Try to keep the consumption of unhealthy foods (highly
processed foods & carbohydrates) as much as possible. More fruits and vegetables
2. Reputable scientific research revealed that carbohydrates have
the greatest net effect on leptin hormone levels. So the secret to effectively
using this fact to reduce fat is after a "cheat day" when leptin levels are
declining, add small amounts of additional carbohydrates (10-20 grams) to your
diet each day until your next cheat day. This “reverse carbohydrate tapering”
technique will help prevent leptin levels from falling too rapidly. The
limitation lies in the amount of carbohydrates we’re able to utilize without
negatively affecting fat loss. While the above secrets will positively effect
the body’s production of leptin as fat decreases, the extra leptin won’t be
beneficial unless you take action to improve your body’s sensitivity to leptin.
Unfortunately, “leptin resistance” is common due to long term high body fat
levels and SAD diets full of processed, high sugar/carbohydrate foods. Leptin resistance relegates the
body unresponsive to leptin in many cases.
3. Its important to understand that consuming certain types of food can significantly increase
leptin sensitivity. Knowing that consuming large amounts of simple sugars and highly processed foods is one
of the main villain contributors to leptin resistance is a valuable tool in the battle for less fat and optimal
health. The good news is you can immediately begin repairing your leptin resistant receptors by following this
one simple rule. Apart from the cheat day, strive to eat only single-ingredient foods meaning, simple consume a
single whole food whose only ingredient is food, no additives, examples below.
Generally speaking any meat,
vegetable, nut, seed, oil, bean, or fruit qualifies if it’s consumed separately.
Relatively simple isn’t it? Unlike highly processed foods with many artificial,
man made chemical ingredients many of which most can’t even pronounce. These
whole foods are relatively natural foods that contain only one ingredient. When
you begin the habit of predominantly consuming these types of foods absent all
the processed food chemicals you’ll immediately begin repairing your leptin sensitivity
restoring leptin to its biologically intended duty of effectively burning off
There is a simpler way (effective herb therapy)
Yes! There is a simpler way to
manage internal biochemistry and maintain high leptin levels as fat drops, while
also increasing the body's sensitivity to the hormone leptin. This method
maintains the body in a perpetual fat-burning state (permanent high leptin
levels = high levels of fat burning).
This method involves the effective
use of specific herbs together creating a synergetic effect shown to affect
leptin levels from both problematic angles (production and sensitivity). Because
we live in a “give it to me now in pill form” culture, many will settle for
taking the pills and ignore the foundational problem (unhealthy behavior/consumptive
habits). If you are one of these people, don’t bother wasting your money on
these herbs. While they are powerful against to boost the body in the right
chemical direction they are not a cure all and they won’t overcome chronic unhealthy
SAD behavior. The most successful approach to leptin biochemical management is by
changing unhealthy behavior to healthy behavior consumptive habits and speeding the process by
effective utilization of the following herbal supplements.
What are these secret miracle fat burning herbs?
*** 1. Irvingia Gabonensis Extract – A powerful extract from the African
mango has been shown to support leptin sensitivity by
inhibiting the production of
(CRP), a chemical linked to leptin resistance, by up to 52%.
150 mg (twice daily prior to meals)
Added health benefits;
Decrease total cholesterol and blood sugar levels
*** 2. Oleanolic Acid – This compound from olive tree leaves stimulates specific gut peptides called Glucagon-like Peptide-1
(GLP-1). Research shows that this extract can increase GLP-1 by 48%, which
has been linked to increased leptin production.
** 3. Modifilan – A potent seaweed extract from pristine Arctic waters off the coast of Iceland, has
been shown to stimulate increased leptin production in fat cells by up to 18% through its ability to stimulate
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in the adrenals. Stimulation of TSH stimulates the
production of leptin in fat cells.
*4. Panax Notoginseng – A commonly used traditional Chinese herb called "Shan Qi" was recently shown to have unique
metabolic properties, including naturally suppressing appetite and increasing leptin sensitivity.
* 5 & 6. YerbaX – A potent blend of a rare green tea extract and South American yerba mate extract
which together have been shown to synergistically increase resting metabolic rate and mobilize fatty acids from
fat cells to be burned.
The effective use of the above
herbs along with prudent behavior and consumptive habit modification can serve to dramatically
increase leptin levels, decrease body fat and perhaps best of all, dramatically improve health.
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is falling deeper into the black abyss (epidemic) of obesity, diabetes, and
associated degenerative diseases. Make no mistake, this is not genetic, bad luck
or someone else’s fault. It is the result of general societal moral and
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harmony with nature. Perhaps the most insidious causative symptom is the SAD diet.
The predominant SAD diet and associated chronic irresponsible and unhealthy
behavior habits have resulted in
systemic biological damage causing leptin hormone resistance along with most of
the ill health problems common today. The main way to solve this leptin
resistance dilemma is to take personal responsibility and change behavior
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biochemistry. This essentially means adopting healthy consumptive and behavior
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"Illness and disease are
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It’s important to understand that optimal health can only
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The following are the cornerstones of success with anything
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~ Dr. Skip Hellen
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