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.

The Fat Pandemic


A pandemic is defined as a global disease outbreak. In the past we have referred to major pandemics such as the Spanish influenza that killed 40-50 million people in 1918 (the reason the flu shot is very important every year), Asian influenza that killed 2 million people in 1957, and the most recent pandemic being [...]

The Fat Pandemic2017-08-27T22:00:54+00:00

The Bacteria in Your Gut


Most people have not stopped to think about the bacteria present on and in their body. In fact, society has created a perception that all bacteria are bad. As a result the use of anti-bacterial products has steadily increased with time. The fact is bacteria exist on our skin, under our fingernails, in our mouths, [...]

The Bacteria in Your Gut2017-08-26T22:00:44+00:00

The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus Occur


Have you attempted to lose weight in the past? Despite your best efforts at the table or in the gym did your weight loss stop? Did you become discouraged and quit after seeing the number on the scale go unchanged for weeks because of the plateau in your weight loss?   This article will address [...]

The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus Occur2017-08-25T22:00:55+00:00

When More Isn’t More…


Physical activity and exercise has continually declined amongst Americans as the basic demands of life have required less and less exertion.   To complicate things further most people, if being absolutely honest, are completely unaware of the basic recommendations when it comes to exercise. To make matters worse on air T.V. personalities sensationalize the role [...]

When More Isn’t More…2017-08-24T22:00:15+00:00

Statins cause Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency


Over 35 million Americans are currently taking a cholesterol reducing medication in the form of a statin (HMG CoA-reductase inhibitor). The concern here is that a significant percentage of these patients on statin medications do not know that are at risk for coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) deficiency.   CoQ10 is substance that helps with the conversion [...]

Statins cause Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency2017-08-23T22:00:39+00:00

What if You Knew Your Metabolism?


What if you knew what was driving your metabolism? What if you didn’t have to be in the passenger seat anymore? What if you controlled the destination and ultimately how you look?   These are the most common questions patients contemplate in isolation. They often know that there is something missing when they attempt a [...]

What if You Knew Your Metabolism?2017-08-22T22:00:26+00:00

Sarcopenic Obesity


The presence of excess fat is a risk factor for the gradual decline in muscle mass. When excess fat and decreased muscle mass (sarcopenia) occur simultaneously this is referred to as sarcopenic obesity.1 The concerning finding amongst this population is that a triad of obesity, sarcopenia, and osteoporosis appear to occur together due to age-related [...]

Sarcopenic Obesity2017-08-20T22:00:35+00:00

The Testosterone – Diabetes Association


It is well documented in the literature that low levels of testosterone are a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, obesity with a predominance of visceral fat (abdominal fat), insulin resistance, and elevated blood glucose levels.   In fact, the presence of low testosterone is predictive for the development of type 2 [...]

The Testosterone – Diabetes Association2017-08-19T22:00:17+00:00

4 Common Myths about Diabetes


This article was written to dispel some of the common myths or misconceptions in regards to type 2 diabetes.   Myth #1   Diabetes is not a serious disease: This is completely false. Diabetes accounts for more deaths on an annual basis than the deaths caused from HIV/AIDS and breast cancer combined. Diabetes is responsible [...]

4 Common Myths about Diabetes2017-08-18T22:00:48+00:00

Is Your Obesity due to Serotonin Deficiency?


Serotonin is one of the most important neurotransmitters in the brain. It is associated with mood and mental well-being. It is found mainly in the brain, bowels, and blood platelets. Serotonin is thought to be the chemical responsible for mandating mood balance and a deficit of serotonin leads to depression.   Serotonin has many important [...]

Is Your Obesity due to Serotonin Deficiency?2017-08-17T22:00:06+00:00

Why You Should Choose The Metabolism Clinic for Weight Loss


Obesity is a national problem affecting every family in the United States. Obesity is not just extra pounds of fat or excess weight but it is a significant metabolic condition. It affects your health in many different ways and it is associated with other metabolic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart [...]

Why You Should Choose The Metabolism Clinic for Weight Loss2017-08-16T22:00:08+00:00

Gastric Banding


Gastric Banding: A Weight Loss Procedure that can Ruin Your Life Gastric banding is used for weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food, in an effort to reduce the size of the stomach.   The gastric band consists of a [...]

Gastric Banding2017-08-15T22:00:39+00:00

Depression & Diabetes


Diabetes and depression occur together at approximately twice the rate or frequency as would be predicted by chance alone.1 In fact, the combination of diabetes and depression has shown to be a worse combination than the presence of other common medical co-morbidities including heart disease, arthritis, or asthma.2   The presence of depression in patients [...]

Depression & Diabetes2017-08-14T22:00:36+00:00

Asking the Wrong Questions about Obesity


The most common question asked about obesity is how to lose the weight. Obesity has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. and is affecting one out of three Americans. Why are unable to lose weight and are we asking the right questions?   The answer is No. The wrong question is how to lose weight [...]

Asking the Wrong Questions about Obesity2017-08-13T22:00:39+00:00

Do you have Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome?


Are you overweight or obese? Have you noticed that you are getting short of breath easily and you are not able to do the same type of activity you were able to do a few years ago.  Have you asked your doctor about your tiring easily? Did you get an answer or a diagnosis?   [...]

Do you have Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome?2017-08-11T22:00:04+00:00

Nothing is working, I cannot lose weight


I have tried it all. I have tried appetite suppressants, meal replacements, calorie counting, exercise regimens, different diets, and nothing is working. I cannot lose any weight.   Does that sound familiar to you? We hear these sentiments daily at The Metabolism Clinic.   Almost all our patients seek the clinic out after they have [...]

Nothing is working, I cannot lose weight2017-08-10T22:00:20+00:00

The Obesity Hormone


The obesity epidemic continues in the U.S. Obesity rates are increasing around the world. The latest estimates are that approximately 34% of adults and 15–20% of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese. Obesity affects every segment of the U.S. population. The Metabolism Clinic focuses on treating the underlying metabolic problems that causes the body [...]

The Obesity Hormone2018-02-07T22:58:11+00:00

The End of Obesity


Have you ever dreamt of the day when you would find this headline in your morning news? A group of a scientists has found the treatment of obesity. All you should do is to take this pill and you will lose the weight.   Have you wondered why with all of the recent advancements in [...]

The End of Obesity2017-08-08T22:00:02+00:00

The Culture of Obesity


With 70 percent of the American population being overweight/obese with 30 -40% percent of them meeting criteria for obesity, it has become a culture on to itself. The norms are changing. People are becoming used to what is considered the new normal weight, the new sizing of clothes, and the slower of pace walking.   [...]

The Culture of Obesity2017-08-06T22:00:09+00:00

The Relationship between Omega-3 & Obesity


Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health. The human body cannot make them and acquiring them from an external source, either from food or supplements, should take place.   It is critical to know about the other essential fatty acids, which are called omega-6. Having the correct ratio between omega-3 and omega-6, which is [...]

The Relationship between Omega-3 & Obesity2017-08-05T22:00:43+00:00

Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?


It is estimated that one out of four people meet the criteria to be diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome. The prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome is rapidly growing. To understand what it is and if you’re at increased risk read the following: Metabolic Syndrome is defined as: Blood sugar (glucose): >100 mg/dL fasting glucose measurement HDL cholesterol: [...]

Are You at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome?2017-08-02T16:20:21+00:00

Where Your Doctor Goes to Get Treated


Patients see overweight doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals as less credible. Moreover, these providers in medicine feel self-conscious about their weight because they are aware of the reality of these perceptions that exist. Medical providers often avoid discussions in regards to excess weight and obesity because they don’t know what to say or tell [...]

Where Your Doctor Goes to Get Treated2017-07-31T16:16:24+00:00

Perceptions of the Obese


There is a pervasive stigma and discrimination toward people that are overweight and obese. These attitudes pose significant consequences to the psychological and physical health of people struggling with their weight. Obese individuals are blamed for their weight. Numerous studies have documented this by confirming the weight-based stereotypes that overweight and obese individuals are lazy, [...]

Perceptions of the Obese2017-07-30T16:13:31+00:00

Medical Warning HCG Diet


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are taking action against the use of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) drug products that are marketed for weight loss. The FDA and FTC have issued seven joint warning letters to firms marketing HCG products as a method for weight loss. HCG clinics are [...]

Medical Warning HCG Diet2017-07-29T16:38:58+00:00

Medical Warning: Weight Loss Clinics


The purpose of this article is to inform patients of “typical weight loss clinics”. Here we will consider a typical weight loss clinic as any clinic that uses weight loss drugs and/or weight loss injections as their approach to weight loss.   This article is intended to reach as many people as possible that are [...]

Medical Warning: Weight Loss Clinics2017-07-28T16:33:30+00:00

Starvation Mode Explained


The phrase “Starvation Mode” is thrown around often when people are attempting to lose weight but most of the time people have no idea what it means. Starvation mode is a slowing of the metabolism in response to a decreased amount of energy consumption also known as calorie restriction. Typical weight loss strategies that employ [...]

Starvation Mode Explained2017-07-26T14:14:57+00:00

Do Not Take Your Weight Lightly


Excess weight and obesity are not medical conditions that you can afford to take lightly. Obesity is not a chronic medical condition that you should overlook. Obesity is not a disease; it is a symptom. It is your body showing you that there is something wrong with your metabolism and your overall health. You can [...]

Do Not Take Your Weight Lightly2017-07-25T14:00:01+00:00

Increased Intestinal Permeability causes Obesity


The gastrointestinal tract is the organ system that digests and absorbs contents from food. It consists primarily of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine with other organs such as the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder also playing key roles in the digestive process. From the lower esophageal sphincter to the anus, the gastrointestinal [...]

Increased Intestinal Permeability causes Obesity2017-07-24T13:55:36+00:00

Do You Have Insulin Resistance?


Insulin is an important hormone secreted by the pancreas. Insulin plays an important role in multiple metabolic processes. Insulin directly or indirectly affects the function of virtually every tissue in the body. Insulin has several effects on glucose metabolism. It increases glucose transport into the fat and muscle cells. It also stimulates the use of [...]

Do You Have Insulin Resistance?2017-07-23T13:44:10+00:00

Normal Weight with Central Obesity: A Dangerous Combination


Obesity is a serious medical condition. The prevalence has reached 37% of adults ages 20 and over. The number of people that are overweight is now greater than 70% of adults ages 20 and over. 1 According to the CDC, an estimated 112,000 deaths per year are associated with obesity. Obesity puts individuals at risk [...]

Normal Weight with Central Obesity: A Dangerous Combination2017-07-22T13:41:50+00:00