Metabolism

Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Metabolism can be conveniently divided into two categories:

1. Catabolism – the breakdown of molecules to obtain energy

2. Anabolism – the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells

Metabolism is closely linked to nutrition and the availability of nutrients. Bioenergetics is a term which describes the biochemical or metabolic pathways by which the cell ultimately obtains energy. Energy formation is one of the vital components of metabolism.

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss

2019-02-08T03:50:48+00:00

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss This symptom and topic of discussion here is excess weight and obesity.  When patients are attempting to lose weight; essentially what they are trying to do is suppress a symptom. What are some examples of symptoms that can be suppressed?  One symptom that can be suppressed is a cough.  If the cough [...]

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss2019-02-08T03:50:48+00:00

The Cost of Excess Fat

2019-01-11T22:32:22+00:00

Human beings were never intended to carry excess weight in the form of fat around for a prolonged period of time. The ability to create additional fat cells was designed solely as a survival mechanism to avoid likely upcoming periods of famine. When excess weight in the form of fat is carried on the body [...]

The Cost of Excess Fat2019-01-11T22:32:22+00:00

Hunger: Your Metabolic Needs Always Win Out

2018-01-02T11:34:50+00:00

Hunger is the most primal need of the human body. In fact, hunger trumps our most extreme fears. This means that put in a situation where its food vs fear/death; you will at least attempt to make an effort to get the food even at the expense of risking it all. Hunger is driven by [...]

Hunger: Your Metabolic Needs Always Win Out2018-01-02T11:34:50+00:00

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About

2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

Hypoglycemia is when there is a dangerously low amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream. This occurs when the glucose levels dip below 70mg/dL. The more a physician attempts to keep the blood sugar “controlled” the more the risk of hypoglycemia occurring. The danger is so great that a six-fold increase in deaths has [...]

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

Stop Torturing Yourself: It was never supposed to be difficult

2017-12-20T20:00:12+00:00

You’re dreading it! You’re putting it off until next year. Why? Because your past experiences have been awful. This is a brief description of your past attempts to lose weight. The past is a predictor of the future. So why repeat it? Trying to lose weight by yourself while counting calories and working out in [...]

Stop Torturing Yourself: It was never supposed to be difficult2017-12-20T20:00:12+00:00

There is NO Obesity Paradox

2017-12-20T20:03:55+00:00

A study published in 2013 in the Journal of Obesity Epidemiology reported that there may be an obesity paradox.1 Meaning that there is an inverse association of patients that were overweight with increased mortality and no increased incidence of mortality in patients with class I obesity (BMI 30.0-34.9 kg/m2). Was this really true? Could excess [...]

There is NO Obesity Paradox2017-12-20T20:03:55+00:00

The Right Way to Approach Weight Loss

2017-12-20T20:04:46+00:00

Obesity is a dangerous medical condition. More than 70% of the American population is currently overweight or obese. Obesity is associated with metabolic diseases such as high blood pressure, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer, coronary artery disease, and even dementia. At any given time, around half of people suffering from obesity are trying [...]

The Right Way to Approach Weight Loss2017-12-20T20:04:46+00:00

The Effect of 44 lbs of Weight Gained during Adulthood

2017-12-20T20:02:43+00:00

Data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) that evaluated 92,837 women and 25,303 men revealed weight trends over the course of adulthood. Approximately 25% of the females in the study gained 44 lbs between the ages of 18 to 55 years of age. More importantly, a dose response relationship was observed between the amount of [...]

The Effect of 44 lbs of Weight Gained during Adulthood2017-12-20T20:02:43+00:00

90% of Patients with Diabetes are Admitted into the Hospital for Reasons other than Diabetes

2017-12-28T18:30:19+00:00

Diabetes regardless of type is a systemic disease that affects every organ and every cell in the body. Diabetes by definition is a recognition of abnormal metabolism of glucose (sugar) within the body. Type 1 and type 2 differ and in many respects, can be thought of as opposites with abnormal glucose levels as the [...]

90% of Patients with Diabetes are Admitted into the Hospital for Reasons other than Diabetes2017-12-28T18:30:19+00:00

The Price of Being Obese

2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

Obesity affects every aspect of patients’ lives. Every aspect. When patients are obese higher costs of care occur in both the inpatient setting (hospitals) and outpatient setting (clinics). The increased use of healthcare services translates to a difference of $4,343/year when compared to non-obese patients. Not only is the cost of care higher for obese [...]

The Price of Being Obese2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

Is Once a Diabetic always a Diabetic True?

2018-01-02T10:24:44+00:00

There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes which is around 5-10% of diabetic patients. It usually happens in patients at younger age. It is an autoimmune disease. The immune system makes antibodies against the beta cells in the pancreas (which are responsible for insulin secretion) and leads to their destruction. These patients [...]

Is Once a Diabetic always a Diabetic True?2018-01-02T10:24:44+00:00

Weight Loss is a Side Effect of a Corrected Metabolism

2018-01-02T10:29:38+00:00

The most commonly asked question by patients is “How can I lose the weight?”. The right question to ask is “How can I improve my metabolism?”. Your metabolism should be thought of as the thermostat that regulates your weight. One of the reasons why people have significant problems trying to control their weight is that [...]

Weight Loss is a Side Effect of a Corrected Metabolism2018-01-02T10:29:38+00:00

Rising Medical Costs: Another Reason Why Patients are coming to The Metabolism Clinic

2018-01-02T10:44:35+00:00

The medical costs are on the rise. Patients are feeling the effects of the costs. The annual rate of increase in medical costs is approximately 3.4% per year. One area where patients are feeling the costs the most is with the prescription drug costs. Within the past 2 years cost of prescription drugs has risen [...]

Rising Medical Costs: Another Reason Why Patients are coming to The Metabolism Clinic2018-01-02T10:44:35+00:00

Obesity Crisis: US Preventative Services Now Recommending Screening to Start at Age 6

2018-01-02T11:26:20+00:00

Data from the year 2000 from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported the obesity in children rates to be 17% amongst kids aged 2 to 19. Also in 2000, the data already revealed that there was a 32% rate of children being overweight. The data was so compelling that the United States Preventative [...]

Obesity Crisis: US Preventative Services Now Recommending Screening to Start at Age 62018-01-02T11:26:20+00:00

How to Keep the Weight Off after Losing It

2018-01-02T11:22:03+00:00

Most of our patients are able to keep the weight off after completing the Metabolism Correction Program. They become resistant to weight gain. Weight maintenance is not an issue any more. That is the opposite result when compared to other weight loss programs where weight maintenance is the biggest concern as most of their patients [...]

How to Keep the Weight Off after Losing It2018-01-02T11:22:03+00:00

Excess Weight is a Symptom of an Abnormal Metabolism

2018-01-02T11:16:33+00:00

Excess weight in the form of fat is a symptom of an abnormal metabolism. It is the result of constant lipogenesis which is the metabolic pathway responsible for creating fat. When this metabolic pathway is perpetuated patients gain weight. The amount of weight gained is proportional to the amount of time a patient’s metabolism spends [...]

Excess Weight is a Symptom of an Abnormal Metabolism2018-01-02T11:16:33+00:00

Why the Term Morbid Obesity is Never Used Anymore

2018-01-02T11:13:06+00:00

The term Morbid Obesity was commonly used in the past as a description or classification of a type of obesity. In the past, a patient was considered Morbidly Obese if he or she was 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight, had a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as [...]

Why the Term Morbid Obesity is Never Used Anymore2018-01-02T11:13:06+00:00

The Biggest Weight Loss Mistake

2018-01-02T11:08:00+00:00

Weight loss is an almost universal desire amongst the vast majority of Americans. In fact, weight loss is not an American desire; it is a global desire. From shakes to surgeries; cleanses to CrossFit and everything in between the options appear plentiful when in reality they are anything but. It is not the fault of [...]

The Biggest Weight Loss Mistake2018-01-02T11:08:00+00:00

Obesity is the Fastest Growing cause of Death Worldwide

2017-11-24T15:04:09+00:00

Obesity is the greatest healthcare epidemic the world has ever faced. It is now the fastest growing cause of death worldwide. Globally, 1 in 5 deaths is now caused by the excess weight that people are carrying. Excess weight has surpassed smoking and use of tobacco as the leading cause of avoidable death. In fact, [...]

Obesity is the Fastest Growing cause of Death Worldwide2017-11-24T15:04:09+00:00

How to Find the Right Weight Loss Clinic for You

2018-01-02T02:43:55+00:00

More than 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight/obese. Many of them are trying to lose weight by following a certain diet or an exercise program but a significant number have come to realize that they need a professional help for weight loss. In this article, we will try to put together some criteria to [...]

How to Find the Right Weight Loss Clinic for You2018-01-02T02:43:55+00:00

Definitions of Obesity: How Many Ways is this Medical Condition Defined

2017-11-22T15:01:31+00:00

Most people are not aware of the criteria used to define obesity. People always know if they have a couple of pounds to lose; but often people are surprised to know that the couple of pounds is actually more than that and enough to classify them as being obese. Body mass index is used most [...]

Definitions of Obesity: How Many Ways is this Medical Condition Defined2017-11-22T15:01:31+00:00

How to End Obesity

2017-11-20T19:44:34+00:00

Obesity has become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in our generation and it has reached an epidemic level. It is associated with many serious metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Obesity is known to decrease productivity, increase sick days, and decrease the life span of patients. [...]

How to End Obesity2017-11-20T19:44:34+00:00

Why Weight Loss is Difficult to Achieve in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

2017-11-13T16:00:22+00:00

Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are mainly a disease of insulin resistance not insulin deficiency. This means that these patients actually have higher level of insulin than the average individual. In this disease, the cells become resistant to the effect of the insulin. One of the basic functions of insulin is to transport glucose into [...]

Why Weight Loss is Difficult to Achieve in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus2017-11-13T16:00:22+00:00

40% of all Cancers Diagnosed in the U.S. are associated with Overweight and Obesity

2017-11-07T13:35:00+00:00

Being overweight or obese is not about how you look. Being overweight and obese is about much more than vanity. Being overweight and obese is about your mortality. As physicians we often do not convey the incredible medical risks associated with carrying excess weight. The body was not designed to carry excess weight as a [...]

40% of all Cancers Diagnosed in the U.S. are associated with Overweight and Obesity2017-11-07T13:35:00+00:00

Weight Loss requires Medical Supervision to be Successful

2017-11-06T13:34:46+00:00

With over 80% of people attempting to lose weight on their own the failure rates could not be any higher for successful weight loss. This is like trying to fix a complex piece of machinery without the owner’s manual. Excess weight is the result of a medical condition whereby the body excessively secretes insulin. Insulin [...]

Weight Loss requires Medical Supervision to be Successful2017-11-06T13:34:46+00:00

The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss that Persists

2017-11-02T14:23:03+00:00

The biggest myth in weight loss continues to be the concept of calories. Calories are constantly referred to by people when they are trying to explain the approach to weight loss. Calories in versus calories out is the model that has been referenced over and over again. The only problem with this is that it [...]

The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss that Persists2017-11-02T14:23:03+00:00

Confessions from Our Colleagues: Physicians Share Their Frustrations

2017-11-01T14:15:49+00:00

As physicians, we are surrounded by physicians on a daily basis. Since the founding of The Metabolism Clinic well over 60% of the patients treated at the clinic have been other physicians, nurses, and medical professionals. Their frustrations stem from the two greatest epidemics facing healthcare; obesity and diabetes. Daily encounters in the outpatient and [...]

Confessions from Our Colleagues: Physicians Share Their Frustrations2017-11-01T14:15:49+00:00

Liposuction: A Forgotten Procedure because it has no Effect on the Metabolism

2018-01-02T02:44:02+00:00

The modern liposuction has been around since the last 1970s and it has become a common aesthetic procedure performed throughout the world. The surgical procedure is performed by making small incisions in the skin whereby a blunt cannula is inserted through the incisions to aspirate fat from the deep subcutaneous layer. To assist in this [...]

Liposuction: A Forgotten Procedure because it has no Effect on the Metabolism2018-01-02T02:44:02+00:00

What Patients Reveal About Their Weight: Why This is Important to Them

2017-10-30T14:13:45+00:00

Patients that come to The Metabolism Clinic have often attempted to lose weight countless times before. These attempts include the usual diets, weight loss clinics, and by the time some patients see us they have contemplated gastric bypass procedures. The question is if they have tried countless times in the past; why do they continue [...]

What Patients Reveal About Their Weight: Why This is Important to Them2017-10-30T14:13:45+00:00

A Stolen Medical Future: Founding The Metabolism Clinic to bring the Future Back

2017-10-28T13:54:47+00:00

One day you wake up and realize you’re taking a medication for every medical diagnosis you have; if not more. You feel awful. Every joint and muscle in your body throbs, you cannot focus despite three cups of coffee, and your outlook on the days ahead is depressing. What has happened? What will continue to [...]

A Stolen Medical Future: Founding The Metabolism Clinic to bring the Future Back2017-10-28T13:54:47+00:00

Patients Are Rejecting The “typical weight loss clinics”

2017-10-27T16:24:01+00:00

There is a paradigm shift occurring within medicine. The focus of treatment is now looking at correcting the cause instead of suppressing the symptoms or chronically managing the disease process. Medicine has always been driven by finding the cure for disease. Unfortunately, physicians have become sidetracked by managing chronic diseases. The problem with managing chronic [...]

Patients Are Rejecting The “typical weight loss clinics”2017-10-27T16:24:01+00:00