Daily Archives: October 2, 2020

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting


Written by Dr. Chris Smith, Published on October 2nd, 2020

importance of fasting 300x260Intermittent Fasting is not so much a diet as it is a regimen for eating. There are many strategies for intermittent fasting—Some practitioners restrict caloric intake in its entirety 14-16 hours per day. Others regularly take 24-hour breaks from food. In general, however, Intermittent Fasting is a dietary choice to refrain from eating for more extended periods that are considered healthy, to encourage improved physiological function and health. The following are some of the potential advantages of Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent Fasting Improves Gene Expression, Hormone Balance, and Cellular Function Video Download: The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting Video Stream: The Benefits … Continue reading

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Peptide YY Function and Therapeutic Potential


Written by Dr. Chris Smith, Updated on October 7th, 2020

Pancreatic Peptide YY is one of many hormones involved in digestive activity. It is produced by L-cells along with a handful of other hormones. These cells are primarily located in the ileum and colon. Also referred to simply as Peptide YY, this important hormone is released in response to eating. Peptide YY is responsible for sending signal from the digestive tract to the brain in order to signal the feeling of fullness. When Peptide YY acts on the brain, it induces the sensation of fullness and suppresses appetite. Peptide YY also operates within the digestive system itself, slowing down the … Continue reading

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