In episode 11 of his video series, Dr. Larson discusses:

  • 2 out of 3 people in the U.S. are overweight or obese
  • A new hormone called “Irisin” has been discovered
  • The higher your level of Irisin, the more fat burning that occurs
  • Irisin inhibits plaque formation in your arteries
  • If there is too much plaque in an artery, blood flow is inhibited
  • The “Widowmaker” artery is the one that can cause immediate death if clogged
  • Inhibiting plaque formation helps prevent heart disease
  • Moderate aerobic exercise helps significantly increase Irisin production
  • Lepton is another hormone that is related to obesity
  • During leptin resistance, your body thinks it’s still hungry. This is why people overeat.
  • Insulin resistance is similar in that it regulates blood sugar metabolism
  • Carbohydrates control insulin, insulin controls fat
  • By eliminating sugar and refined carbs from your diet, you can improve your insulin sensitivity
  • Irisin is also affected by diet and lifestyle
  • Exercise also dramatically improves insulin sensitivity
  • 30-60 minutes of moderate exercise is all that’s needed to help your body become a fat burning machine


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