Why are we fat?

"We need a balance between 3 interconnected systems, the hormone system (endocrine), the nervous system and the digestive system."

  • Jun. 14, 2015 9:00 a.m.

We need a balance between 3 interconnected systems, the hormone system (endocrine), the nervous system and the digestive system.

Which Factors Influence These Three Systems?

Body composition (% muscle, fat)

Exercise (type and duration)

Physical contact (hugs etc)

Social Interactions


Light Exposure

Music and movies you watch

Sleep habits

Liver and digestive functions

Heavy metals and toxins

Nutrient deficiencies

Nutrition – when you eat, how much, and in what combinations


The Men Who Made Us Fat

High Fructose corn syrup was championed by Richard Nixon as a use of excess corn grown by farmers.  Cheaper and sweeter than sugar it interferes leptin (a satiety hormone).  So once we start eating or drinking it, we don’t know when to stop.

Meanwhile US congress blamed fat, not sugar for the disturbing rise in cardiovascular disease and the food industry responded with ranges of “low fat, heart healthy” products in which the fat was removed, but the substitute was yet more sugar!

To be continued…

Dr. Jeffrey J. Hunt Naturopathic Physician has been working in Trail for over 23 years. He is presently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment phone 250-368-6999 or visit www.huntnaturopathicclinics. com

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