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Why Am I So Hungry When I am Morbidly Obese?

“Why am I so hungry when I am morbidly obese?”. This is one of the most commonly asked questions from my obese patients. They often come to me feeling like a failure because they can’t follow the weight loss advice of their physician to “just eat less food”. This is extremely difficult to do when you are always hungry. What could possibly be creating these feelings of hunger? There are primarily two hormones that tell us when we are hungry and when we are full; ghrelin and leptin. Leptin is produced by fat cells; it turns on the signal that tells us we are full and turns off the signal that tells us we are hungry. Ghrelin is produced by ...

Food Pollution: Eating Disorders and Obesity

photo used under a creative commons license  In this week’s episode we discussed the effects of Food Pollution on Eating Disorders and Obesity. Listen to internet radio with Eating Disorder Pro on Blog Talk Radio In this episode we covered: 5:25 – The Systems Involved in Regulation of Appetite, Fat Storage, Weight Loss, Weight Gain, and Food Addiction 6:10 – What is Leptin? 6:24 – White Adipose Tissue (WAT) and Triglycerides 9:07 – The Effects of Food Pollution on the Weight Management System 10:57 – The Starvation Hormone – Leptin 11:40 – What drives Leptin Levels? 12:56 – Leptin Resistance 13:50 – Caller Question – How can I find out what my leptin levels are? 17:00 – Leptin Resistance 19:00 – ...
Neuroendocrine Changes - Anorexia, Normal Starvation

Neuroendocrine System Changes: Anorexia vs. Normal Starvation

Whether a person experiences normal starvation or starvation through anorexia, the neuroendocrine system tries to adapt. Below is a comparison of the changes to cholecystokin, leptin, serotonin, dopamine, neuropeptide YY, ghrelin, galanin, and norepinephrine in normal starvation, anorexia, and in post-recovery from anorexia. Like me on Facebook Twitter @drrenae Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form Inquire about booking Dr Norton for a speaking engagement Read About Dr Norton View video about Dr Norton Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions ...
News You Can Use

News You Can Use – Feb 5 – 12 2012

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your news update for the week of February 5-12 2012!” 8 Creepy Mystery Ingredients in Fast Food More American Using Mobile Devices at Grocery Stores Trans fat levels drop in US Adults ...
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