Michael Platt
Hormones & Weightloss

Hormones & Weightloss

  Hormones control every system in the body, and they certainly have a significant impact on a person’s weight. As a brief summary of what these hormones are, consider the following: Thyroid: Thyroid controls metabolism in every cell of the body, and a low level can contribute to fat deposition all over the body. Cracked heels, poor nails, and a body temperature of 97 or below are suggestive signs of a low thyroid level.Estrogen/Insulin:Excess levels of estrogen can lead to increased fat around the hips, thighs, and buttocks. An increase in insulin puts on fat around the middle.Leptin: Leptin is...

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Michael Platt
Are you gaining weight during your sleep?

Are you gaining weight during your sleep?

"People who put out a lot of adrenaline at night are often in the unique position of gaining weight even while they are sleeping. This is in addition to the other characteristics of elevated night time adrenaline, such as tossing and turning, grinding teeth, restless leg syndrome, and getting up to urinate."  Dr. Platt

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