Leptin and leptin resistance
Leptin and leptin resistance , 06-20-2011 09:47 AM


Junior Low-Carber


After listening to episode 474: Dr. Jack Kruse, I got pretty curious about leptin. This site and these videos are really interesting about leptin:

http://www.wellnessresources.com/flash/v...ment2.html

http://www.wellnessresources.com


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RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 06-20-2011 10:53 PM


Expert Low-Carber



http://www.wellnessresources.com/flash/v...ment2.html

http://www.wellnessresources.com



Plus the cr@p about fibre/fiber.

Essentially just a lot of unproven statements, mixed in with a little common sense.


I suspect most so-called leptin "experts" claim a lot more than has ever yet been scientifically been proved. (or not yet refuted).
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 06-21-2011 09:06 AM


Junior Low-Carber


Agreed.

What is known about leptin? I kind of get that it partially controls hunger signals in the brain, and that insulin overrides it as it is a much more dominant hormone that regulates much more than leptin, but what role in weight control does leptin play? What are some good sources (by "good" I mean, ones that are rooted in true science) that will properly explain what is known about leptin?

Just curious.

Thanks,
Seth

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RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 06-27-2011 06:44 PM


Expert Low-Carber



What is known about leptin? I kind of get that it partially controls hunger signals in the brain, and that insulin overrides it as it is a much more dominant hormone that regulates much more than leptin, but what role in weight control does leptin play? What are some good sources (by "good" I mean, ones that are rooted in true science) that will properly explain what is known about leptin?

Just curious.

Thanks,
Seth


This is kind of interesting, fairly low-key and well balanced:

http://www.jci.org/articles/view/45888

(See that whole series of review articles actually, which seem at least somewhat accessible to the interested lay person).
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-02-2011 05:27 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I was trying the leptin reset with the 50g protein breakie. It seems to work for some people who have a lot of weight to lose... But after reading hyperlipid for a couple of weeks, I've decided 50g of protein is my total daily requirement about... Now, with an almost very low carb breakie of 3eggs and bacon, I am fine.. The leptin reset does emphasize no fruit though which went along with what I was already doing.. Anyway thanks to somebody on this site I found Peter's hyperlipid site and have learned gobs of geeky stuff. Now if I can just get rid of those 5 lbs I acquired looking at MDA recipes!
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-03-2011 12:38 AM


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The OP links to one of the authors of "Mastering Leptin."

I think they are off on carbs too. They even say in the book that Atkins is the worst diet plan out there! What do they know? Richards is a nutritionalist (idiot) that studied a ton of writing on leptin and wrote his book. That's it.

He's not a practicing dr that sees real people with real hormone problems.

I think the book is pretty good, but it's only a starting point. Much of what Dr Kruse says about leptin is in good agreement with Richard's book. I suspect there is still a long ways to go on this topic. Dr Kruse's explanations of leptin and rT3 do not match what I'm learning from my thyroid/hormone doc, but from a practical standpoint, what is done about it is not too different. My doc is controlling the high rT3 with thyroid meds (that's what he does) and Kruse has people doing his leptin re-set routine. Some people are reporting very good results and they are excited about it. Some are gaining weight and complaining.

I think it's a great topic and there will be more done on it as time goes on. The leptin thread on MDA is the largest topic there I have ever seen, over 500 pages now.

My rT3 has been OK lately, but I'm having it checked (and my leptin) in Oct for a doc visit in Nov. I'm looking forward to this one and I'm going to be asking a ton of questions and pushing my doc to get out front on this topic. The office my doc works at is a leader in thyroid and rT3 but they don't talk about leptin enough (yet).
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-05-2011 12:45 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Keep us posted!

Mackay Rippey

Has your weight loss stalled because your body clock is out of sync?
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-05-2011 02:43 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


Hi,
I read Mastering Leptin too and found parts highly irritating such as ur mentioned on Atkins..
I'm reading whatever on Leptin, Dr Krause, Hyperlipid posts....

The huge breakie didn't work for me but I usually have 2-3 eggs in butter, bacon, maybe a little hamburger patty, maybe sauteed mushrooms. Then, I go for meat at lunch or canned salmon... Still have lull in afternoon but I think it's emotional more than physical in my case. Then much longing for dessert after din...
Have been off fruit for months.. Except 3-4 berries with cream for dess. So, overall, am doing modified leptin reset I guess.

Anyway, as I said, for me it's more handling the emotional need with life in a turmoil... But we all have that. Not making an excuse there. Just laying it out as it is.

Btw, I use armour. 3 1/2 grains... A lot.

kris
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-05-2011 06:50 PM


Expert Low-Carber


@ DrKris you may want to take a look at another hormone, melatonin. If you are not getting enough sleep at the right times, a melatonin deficiency and the resulting lack of cascading hormones can cause an afternoon dip and make stress more difficult to deal with.

Hang in there!

Mackay Rippey

Has your weight loss stalled because your body clock is out of sync?
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-05-2011 07:06 PM


Expert Low-Carber



Hang in there!

In other words, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Just like our parents told us.

It's just common sense.

Bit like low-carb really.


Leptin?


hmm....lot of fuss over something we don't need to know that much about.
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-05-2011 08:59 PM


Newbie Low-Carber



Hang in there!
Thanks, Mackay... Yes, I'm onto melatonin. Even know the correct way to pronounce it from chemistry days. i've used it for maybe 15 years on myself. A couple of years back I read The Melatonin Miracle which is a good book despite the awful title.
Personally, I still have trouble sleeping when a lot is going on. I use tryptophan too which helps in my case. Another thing that affects me is chocolate, or caffeine, or sugar...

And that afternoon dip... Yes, a prob. A little better today as I kept moving.

Thanks for saying something. Appreciate it.
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-05-2011 09:45 PM


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Leptin?

hmm....lot of fuss over something we don't need to know that much about.
Are you serious? Understanding and getting a handle on your leptin may be the single most important thing you can do for your metabolism.

Of course what a lot of people are already doing is managing their leptin, and they just don't know it. They are just looking at it differently.

For example, how do thyroid meds work (or not work)? How does insulin resistance work? If you are addressing these problems, you are also messing with leptin, even if you don't know what leptin is.
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-08-2011 01:45 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I keep getting notices that there are new replies to this thread but I don't see them. When I hit Next Newest, I get the Ancestral Health thread. Any advice?
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-08-2011 02:51 PM


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I only see one reply since your previous post in this thread. It was by DFH replying to montmorency. Do you see that one? Others have reported getting notice of new messages that don't appear until much later so you're not alone.

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RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-08-2011 02:58 PM


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Sometimes when you are looking at the topic list, it shows there is a new response, then when you click the topic, it shows the older thread without the new response. I try refreshing the page and it still doesn't show. I haven't seen a forum act like that before. It usually goes away by the next day.
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-08-2011 05:35 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I was notified 2 or 3 times on different days by email that someone had posted after me on this thread.. It includes the usual quote of the first sentence and directs me to the thread. Yes, DFH, I did try refresh too.

LindaSue.. I do see the replies since my post that are above my one with the question.

Thanks All. Sounds like this just happens...
RE: Leptin and leptin resistance , 09-10-2011 07:39 PM


Senior Low-Carber


It may be that someone updated a post. This will send out notifications in most forum software...

Cody