Articles on Weight and Metabolism

The Cause of PCOS is Inflammation and Lipotoxicity
Immune System
Fiona McCulloch ND

Causes of Inflammation in PCOS: Lipotoxicity and Leptin

Learn more about the underlying causes of PCOS – the dysfunction of our fat cells – not often thought as functional – they are actually an endocrine organ that has a profound effect on our entire bodies. Women with PCOS have fundamental differences in the ways that the fat cells function.

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New Way to Lose Weight with PCOS
Weight and Metabolism
Erica Nikiforuk ND

A New Way to Lose Weight with PCOS

Many women with PCOS find it particularly challenging to lose weight. However, there are ways of making attempts at weight loss more successful, such as deliberate timing of meals and focus on meal composition.

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Immune System
Fiona McCulloch ND

Gluten causes Leptin Resistance

Gluten has been linked to a 50% increase in leptin resistance at concentrations found in human blood after eating a typical gluten-containing meal. If you are trying to lose weight its crucial to eliminate gluten or it will likely be a stumbling block to progress.

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Clinic News
Fiona McCulloch ND

Natural Docs Talk Radio Featuring OUR Docs !

We’ve launched our very own podcast featuring our two NDs, Dr. Erica and Dr. Fiona. Listen in as we discuss insulin resistance and how it affects your body. We’ll chat about causes, risks and what to do with natural methods to treat this problematic and risky health disorder.

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PCOS
Fiona McCulloch ND

Does PCOS Make Your Brain More Hungry?

If you’re a woman with PCOS, you may have noticed that your hunger is different than that of women who do not have this disorder. A recent study has provided MRI imaging of the brains of women with PCOS, suggesting that there is a biological reason for the hunger experienced by insulin resistant women with PCOS.

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