For many years, coconut oil was labeled as dangerous due to its unusually high saturated fat content – coconut oil has even more saturated fat than butter. However, now that people are coming to realize that saturated fat is not inherently bad (R, R1), the health benefits of coconut oil are being re-examined. So far, the results are promising.
Coconut oil is used in many recipes in the autoimmune lectin avoidance cookbook.
In this article, we will explore the scientific research to uncover why coconut oil, in moderation, is a powerful addition to your diet and body care regimen.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for your happiness! Most anti-depressants focus on the production of serotonin.
Zinc has so many health benefits that it’s almost impossible to cover them all in one post. Zinc is important for balancing immunity, decreasing inflammation, as an antioxidant, cognitive function and so much more!
Ghrelin is an important hormone when it comes to health. It’s not “good” or “bad” but is more dependent on the person. Ghrelin plays a role in cognitive function, gut function, inflammation, metabolism, weight, fertility and emotional states, to name a few. See how this hormone pertains to you.
If you’re having weight problems, chronic inflammation, CFS or CIRS, then a-MSH has a very significant role in your problems.
This post lists biological factors that can be tested in some form or another.
Testing accuracy will vary based on the type of test being done.
In general, direct blood results are the most accurate, then metabolites (in urine) and then genes.
If you’re struggling with weight issues, you want to check out which factors might be your weak links. With enough information, you can start putting some pieces of the puzzles together and Self Hack to a better life.
This post is a summary of a few other posts, in a more readable format.
In order to understand why people are obese or too thin, you need to understand obesity from a basic biological standpoint. Then you can dig further and see what influences these biological factors.
Being overweight or too thin are clues as to what might be going on “under the hood.”
After this post, I will have listed over 136 biological mechanisms of weight modulation.
Some people gain weight from chronic inflammation, while others lose weight.
The kind of inflammation you’re experiencing will determine if you gain or lose weight.
Most people will lose weight from chronic inflammation.
If you’re having problems gaining or losing weight, you need to check these hormones out.
This receptor can explain why people are anxious, depressed, lacking an appetite, thin and tired.