The Leptin Boost Diet
PART I        THE FAT CELL IS AN ENDOCRINE ORGAN

1.  Leptin, Your Weight and Your Health

Fat is the Largest Gland in Your Body
Endocrinology 101:  Glands, Hormones, and Receptors
Stress and Your Hormones
Chronic Fatigue
Diabesity
Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
Endothelial Dysfunction:  The Ticking Time Bomb
The Tip of the Iceberg

2.  Fat Cell Hormones

Early Leptin Research
Research Breakthrough:  Finding the Leptin Gene
Leptin Deficiency versus Leptin Resistance
Leptin’s Importance during Prehistoric Times
The Appetite Control System
Good Sleep is Vital to Leptin
The Biology of Fat
Visceral Fat
Peripheral Fat
Adipokines--Inflammation Hormones
The New Fat Cell Hormones

3.  Brain Hormones

The Brain is a Gland
Proopiomelanocortin
Neuropeptide Y
Serotonin
Dopamine
Gamma-aminobutyric acid
Endocannabinoids
Cocaine and amphetamine related transcript
Galanin

4.  Gut Hormones

Short Term Appetite Control
Ghrelin
Incretins
Cholecystokinin
Peptide YY
Pancreatic hormones

PART II        METABOLIC HORMONES

5.   Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome

Insulin Resistance Means Leptin Resistance
Free Fatty Acids and Lipotoxicity:  The Toxic Effect of Fat
Metabolic Syndrome
Carbohydrate Cravings and Hypoglycemia
Candida

6.  Cortisol and the Adrenal Gland

Leptin is the Link between Cortisol and Your Weight
Stress, Cortisol and your Weight
Cushing’s Syndrome
Cortisol, Leptin and Your Brain
Cortisol Lowering Supplements

7.  Thyroid Hormone

Leptin Resistance Causes Thyroid Dysfunction
Hypothyroidism

8.  Androgens

Androgen Balance is Critical for Leptin Balance
Hypogonadism
Leptin and Puberty in Boys
Male Hormones in Women

9.  Female Hormones

Female Hormones and Leptin
Leptin and Puberty in Girls
Leptin, Fertility, Pregnancy and Menopause
Leptin and Your Bones

10.  Growth Hormone and the Pituitary Gland

Leptin and Growth Hormone
Growth Hormone Deficiency and Excess
Leptin Resistance Causes Growth Hormone Deficiency

PART III        LOSING WEIGHT THROUGH LEPTIN

11.  Diagnosing Leptin Problems

Physical Signs and Symptoms
Getting Your Leptin Tested

12.  The Leptin Boost Diet

What to do…
Weight Loss Goals
It’s more than just Weight
Never Feel Hungry
Side Effects of Weight Loss
Details of the Leptin Boost Diet
Eating Frequently Maximizes Leptin Efficiency
Slow Digestion Means Fast Metabolism
Increase Volume:  Maximize Your Gut Hormones
Carbohydrates
Dairy Products
Protein
Fat
Free Foods
Foods to Avoid
Alcohol and Leptin
Sample Meal Plan

13.  The Leptin Lifestyle

Physical Activity
Exercise versus Physical Activity
How Much Physical Activity is Ideal for Leptin?
Water
Stress Reduction
Quality Sleep is Critical for Leptin Balance

14.  Leptin and Your Environment:  Endocrine Disruptors

Living a Clean Life in a Leptin-Toxic Environment
Fast Food
Artificial Sweeteners
Environmental Toxins

15. Medications and Leptin

Diabetes Medications and Leptin
Blood Pressure Medications and Leptin
Cholesterol (lipid) Medications and Leptin
Other Medications that Help Leptin
Medications to Avoid

16. Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

PART IV        USEFUL INFORMATION

Food Diary
References and Helpful Reading
About Dr. Isaacs
Index
The Leptin Boost Diet
Unleash Your Fat-Controlling Hormones for
Maximum Weight Loss
by Scott Isaacs, MD
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