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Hormone Hacks for Optimizing Wellness

Written by Dr. Chris Smith, Updated on October 8th, 2020

stress hormone 300x199Ghrelin and Leptin – The Hunger Hormones The hormones Leptin and Ghrelin are the key hormones that control hunger. Ghrelin triggers feelings of appetite, and Leptin is responsible for making you feel full. Leptin is released by fat cells—the more you weigh, the more you'll eat before Leptin response sets in. Reduce Ghrelin's activity by eating plenty of protein. Thirty grams of protein should be plenty to get your Ghrelin-response under control. Eating plenty of protein also appears to make the brain more sensitive to Leptin, making you feel full faster over time. Cortisol – The Stress Hormone Cortisol is … Continue reading

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