Highlights: 

  • Protein — the Master Macronutrient 
  • Carbs — Making Friends With Them 
  • Fat — Why We Need It 
  • A High-Protein, Low-Glycemic Diet: “A Calorie Is Not Just a Calorie” 
  • Metabolism and Almased 

Ghrelin is a hormone that spikes appetite, food intake and fat storage. Leptin, however, blocks hunger. You want to lower ghrelin and allow leptin to do what it needs to.  

The great news is — diet can help! 

That’s why we put together these 5 tips to a healthy hormone diet that can assist us in our body-weight goals. 

Fermentation is nature’s chemical magic that turns organic substances into simpler compounds by enzymes that are produced by yeasts, bacteria or molds. 

We humans have been consciously harnessing the process for quite some time, to put it mildly — starting in the Neolithic (or New Stone) Age that began almost 6,000 years ago. 

In fact, as far back as 10,000 BC, milk would have naturally fermented on its own. The first yogurts would have been accidental, produced in milk-filled bags that were carried on the backs of camels in North Africa.

There are hundreds of trendy diet programs and weight-loss scams offering hope of easy weight loss. But the bedrock of successful weight loss will always be a health-conscious, calorie-smart diet partnered with an active lifestyle.

With all of the hoopla about gut health recently, it’s hard to believe that — not that long ago — the digestive system was looked at as basically one long tube that food passes through, is absorbed in, and is excreted from. 

But the “gut microbiome” has changed all that.