“The correlation between Leptin and obesity, weight management.

In 2016 a study was conducted on ‘The biggest losers’ show, where contestants were tested for the long
term effects of fast weight loss. The study showed that losing large amounts of fat within a short period
of time increased their resistance to Leptin by twenty fold. The long term effect was still prevalent six
years later when they tested the contestants again, with only slightly decreased Leptin resistance.

Leptin resistance can be caused by inflammation, free fatty acids and high levels of leptin. Autonomic
coaching takes these factors into account and in result does various comprehensive blood analysis and
functional tests. We know that a balanced combination of physical, metal and biochemical interventions
are needed to reverse Leptin resistance.

In obese people it is found that their hypothalamus does not receive the Leptin signal from the fat cells
to inform the brain that they are full. We call them Leptin resistant. In 1994 Friedman et al discovered
Leptin. Leptin is known as the satiety hormone. When Leptin is not metabolically functional and your
body is in a state of being Leptin resistant, your body will feel the need to continue eating eating as the
body is in a signaled state of starvation. When this happens your brain will release signals for your body
to store fat and produce Ghrelin (known as the hunger hormone). In this state of perceived starvation
the body will burn fewer calories to conserve energy. Leptins main function is to produce a homeostatic
environment for calories burnt and fat that is stored, according to the body’s needs.

So what is the problem? Since we have established the role of Leptin within the body, we are aware that
this hormone is carried by means of the bloodstream to the hypothalamus so it can signal the body to
burn more calories and consume less calories. This metabolic system is dysfunctional in most people
suffering from obesity.

Have you ever judged someone with obesity? This article might change the way you view and obese
person. Ehen it comes to keeping the weight off it is a tough fight for people who are Leptin resistant. It
is therefore imperative that one is attentive to what foods you consume, not only in terms of the caloric
substance but also in terms of the nutrients that it contains. Sleep deprivation has been found to
increase Ghrelin levels whilst causing Leptin levels to fall, leading to hunger.

Apart from the effect on your weight, when your body becomes Leptin resistant it can lead to cascades
of other metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Considering the, both,
functional and anatomical relationships that exist between lymphoid cells and adipocytes it has been
found to be likely that Leptin affects the neuroendocrine system as well as the immune system. The

combination of lymphoid tissues such as omentrum, bone marrow, thymus and lymph nodes is
morphologically associated with dipose tissue. Fat deposits display structural metabolic and heat
insulating functions, it also provides a microenvironment conductive for the supporting responses.

There are pre-emptive methods to reducing the risk for Leptin resistance. Avoiding high spikes of Leptin;
which would be mainly caused by high fructose diets. As the sugar is metabolized within your fat cells,
the fat cells release these surges of Leptin. This diet would be the same type that increases
inflammation. Processed foods and grans are a higher risk for Leptin resistance as well. Having an
understanding around Leptin resistance along with factors and struggles you are now aware of the risks
and influences regarding this. Autonomic Coaching is capable of helping you find the right steps and
changes toward your goals in alignment with your body health specifics.

Instead of fighting to tip the scales, shift your focus toward the maintenance of your health and weight.
This way your body is given a fair chance to progress toward a homeostatic health and weight where it is
not pushing back the extremes that you challenge it to. On the Huffpost it is referenced in a very
practical comparison, by Roseberry, that states that having thermometers temperature to high
(compared to weight) it would run the risk of that temperature becoming the new norm, where as the
temperature (weight) dropping too low would produce a counter effect by trying to raise the
temperature.

Now you know: Obesity is a metabolic related syndrome. Strive to get to where you want to be based on
health optimized thinking, rather than extremity and speed. Prioritize good sleep and be aware of what
goes into your body (nutrients). Remember the importance of these things in relation to your Leptin
levels.

Charissa McGrath

Various recourses have been used in compiling this article. Listed below:
https://www.statnews.com/2016/05/16/the-biggest-loser-weight-loss/
https://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/the-facts-on-leptin-faq#1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6354688/
https://kcallife.com/wellness-blog/a124/
https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00265980
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Metabolic Syndrome Repair

Jill Bartlett

63 going on 53… Rolling back the years, renewing vigour, youth and purpose!

Jill’s finally got her life back! We’re beyond delighted, her staggering and mind-blowing success is nothing short of inspirational. We’re so PROUD of her, that she can look herself in the mirror, loves and accepts the beautiful soul that she is, and has beaten physiological issues that have blighted her and held her back from LIVING AND LOVING LIFE!

Jill came to us in February 2020, before the COVID outbreak. Ironically, the exact catalyst that has stripped so many of their health gave Jill that push to look at her own situation. Initially, Jill was full of skepticism, having failed many times previously while working with other health professionals, aimed toward Jill’s struggle with obesity and cardiovascular strain. Jill was like so many of us – over 40, overweight, her self-esteem had nosedived. She was restless, felt useless, life was passing her by – she was going nowhere fast.

We know it’s not easy and takes mammoth effort and effect to unravel years of built-up bodily abuse. Gentle alterations were initially made, ones in which Jill was able to achieve, increasing her confidence – this was the key to her transformation. Slow but sure visible progress to boost self-esteem. It’s been a monumental journey, conversations broke out into laughter, tears, frustration and pure confidence. Essentially, Jill was able to heal by facing the negative self-talk head-on and addressing her biochemical imbalance.

Biochemicals are powerful messages that can either promote or destroy health, so understanding what ‘message’ the body is trying to scream at you is vital for any health-related transformation. Blood chemistry analysis, symptoms analysis and other functional testing parameters dig deep and reveal reasons why a person isn’t feeling good, inside and out.

It’s easy to slip into unwanted habits such as comfort eating, resulting in inflammation, stress and general fatigue. It’s not necessarily down to willpower alone to alter harmful habits… NO… Rather enabling willpower through supporting physiology via biochemistry alters psychological perception. This is something Jill grasped onto and understood, wrestling control back over her own energy. She was empowered to take charge.

Stabilizing our energy is crucial to living an enriched existence, thriving not just simply surviving, having physiology and psychology in-sync to support, not destroy and wreak havoc on our insides. This is what we did with Jill, combing the main elements of what we deliver at AC:

  1. Biochemistry – altering how chemicals are absorbed and essentially used within Jill’s capacity to dispose of sugar and release cortisol.
  2. Biomechanics – analysing Jill’s movement and, importantly, how much she was able to move, resulting with improved calorie output and structural stability.
  3. Psychology – weekly check-ins go a long way toward gaining understanding of a person’s perception in their own ability. The power of belief is a massive contributing factor toward manifesting compliance and ongoing results. Jill’s belief in herself only grew stronger through directly addressing the shortfalls, not from a place of judgment but rather understanding.

NO-ONE wants to feel unhealthy, when we submit to damaging habits, we need to look at WHY. We’re all hit with pangs instant gratification, our next fix that’s actually hurting us. Blood chemistry provided much of this information, giving a robust intervention strategy that helped Jill. It wasn’t done through force, rather by calculated yet subtle influence.

Today, Jill walks an average of 15,000 steps. She eats three healthy meals, is present in the time, and adores spending cherished quality time with her grandchildren. She LOVES life and all the blessings that come with it. She’s fallen in love with herself. After all, the relationship you have with yourself is the most gratifying and rewarding relationship you’ll EVER have.

Below is the analytical highlights of Jill’s journey (which is still ongoing as our goal is to eventually have Jill weighing under 80kg by July of 2021!)

Major Goals

  • Fat loss
  • Muscle gain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular health

Major concerns

  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Adrenal function
  • GI Function
  • Cardiovascular risk

Outcomes

  • Body composition changes
  • Symptom risk changes
  • Before and after pictures
  • Blood chemistry changes
  • Energy and performance impact
  • Blood sugar, temperature and pulse rate changes

Testing parameters

  • Body composition changes
  • Symptoms analysis
  • Blood markers out of optimal range
  • IgG food sensitivity testing

Starting measurements – 7th February 2020

Chest – 149.5cm

Waist – 146

Belly button -150

Hips – 173.5

Thigh- 79.5- 16cm down

Arm – 50.5 – 16.5 down

Weight 167kg

Measurements – 22nd November 2020

Neck – 38

Chest- 120

Arm- 37

Waist- 109

Thigh -53

Calf- 45

Weight 115.5kg

*total weight drop to date = 51.5kg

* weight loss to go = 35.5kg

WATCH THIS SPACE…

Symptoms analysis major concerns (initial)

  1. Hypochlorhydria high severity answer = 15 points
  2. Pituitary moderate high severity answer = 7 points
  3. Thyroid high priority answer = 8points

Symptoms analysis major concern (9 months later)

  1. Hypochlorhydria low severity priority answer = 2 points
  2. Pituitary low severity priority answer = 0 points
  3. Thyroid low severity priority answer = 0 points

Current Before and After (65% to the goal!)

Blood chemistry major concerns (initial)

  1. Blood sugar regulation
  2. Adrenal function
  3. GI Function
  4. Cardiovascular function

Blood chemistry major concerns (follow up)

  1. Sex hormone female function
  2. Cardiovascular risk
  3. GI function
  4. Blood sugar regulation

*Caveat: Initial testing included only basic CBC and FBC markers in evaluation of patient’s health. After upgrading testing services, additional priorities were determined, altering requirement of further and progressive intervention strategy.

Initial priority focus of blood sugar regulation and adrenal function were however modulated form initial risk factors:

Blood sugar regulation = 39% improvement in function!

Adrenal health = 37% improvement in function!

Energy and performance impact

  • Sleep
  • Initial = less than 6 hours – 30min Deep Wave 1h08min REM (average)
  • Current = 7-9 hours – 1h28min Deep Wave 2h05min REM (average)
  • Average steps taken daily
  • Initial 3000
  • Current average = 15500
  • Active heart rate
  • Initial = zone one other zones not available
  • Current zone one till three accessible

Biometric/biofeedback changes

  • Blood sugar fasting
  • Initial average = 5.7mmol/l
  • Current average = 4.9mmol/
  • Resting pulse rate
  • Initial average = 75 bpm
  • Current average = 63bpm
  • Temperature
  • Intial average = 34.8 C
  • Current average = 36.2 C

*insert Video testimonial

Additional info regarding Jill’s sex hormone and metabolic hormone health gave further insight into her continuing journey. One of the first things tackled was regulating GI function and modulating stress. Glad to report that there’s been significant improvements to blood sugar regulation and adrenal health. Managing Jill’s endocrine was also high up on our list of priorities. By forging a fruitful and beneficial relationship Jill and AC are smashing targets and Jill is at long last shining bright like the absolute star that she is.

Essentially, this case study is not complete, but we wanted to highlight it with you today – our last e-newsletter of the year. We swell with pride for Jill. What a story, what a transformation. We’re not done just yet, but the beautiful butterfly has well and truly emerged from the restrictive chrysalis. We felt it only right to showcase her success, the one that’s touched our hearts most during COVID. They often say that a butterfly can’t see their wings, so they have no idea of their beauty. The same goes for Jill – and so many of you out there – once you recognise your courage, power, strength there really is no stopping you. It’ll give us immense pleasure to carry on working with Jill in 2021. She can see herself now, and we can see it too. How her eyes smile, her heart is full of joy, how she looks PHENOMENAL. With the burden of shouldering so much baggage, she couldn’t appreciate what was around her. She opened her eyes, that’s all it took. Now, look at her.

We know she’ll attack 2021 with the same courage and conviction, to further free herself of life’s shackles. Jill’s already shaved a decade off by finally being healthy enough to have vital heart surgery. Her mental outlook has dramatically changed for the better. She found a formula that worked like magic, her small accomplishments a major motivator for her ploughing ahead and setting sight on the ultimate end goal. We can’t wait to find out what’s next and how she’ll carry on bettering her health and vitality.

Worried about the inflating spare tyre around your belly? Desperate to beat that unsightly bulge into submission?

Let me tell you about belly fat. It slowly creeps up on you to take firm hold, resulting in poor health, potentially limits your quality of life, and a sharp nose-dive in self-esteem.

Belly fat is uncomfortable, can be debilitating, and an indicator of your overall health. Nowadays, it’s far too easy to slip into a convenient comfort rut, a lifestyle which wreaks havoc on your insides, whether it’s stress or an overload of toxins.

As Newton once said, “For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.” Nothing could be further from the truth in terms of your gut growing to epic proportions, our bodies create an unwanted reaction when faced with such imbalances, and these reactions end up attacking our health.  

Metabolic syndrome happens when certain risk factors come together to affect the way your body regulates its metabolism, which negatively influences the effectiveness of energy and throws your hormones out of kilter. Our metabolic system is basically how our bodies convert what we eat and drink into energy. How we control energy is crucial and specific hormones stop the way in which we access intermediaries and produce metabolites (small molecules). In order to melt your midsection, you need to have some sensitivity to these hormones. If you can shed the excess fat that’s been building up in your abdomen, you’ll be left with muscle. Insulin and cortisol are the two hormonal key players which have the most influence here.

Insulin lets your body use glucose for energy; your pancreas produces insulin which allows glucose to enter your cells to give you that energy. Cofactors are helper molecules that assist enzymes to do their job, and insulin is important in how these are released, and how they work with messenger RNS signals to make sure your cells are making proteins throughout.

Insulin is by far your fastest reacting hormone and it takes just 30 seconds for it to be released after your blood receives glucose. There’s two phases that happen when it gets released, the first one prepping the pancreas.

Too many unhealthy foods laden with a high glycemic index means your system can’t make insulin properly and this leads to rising blood glucose levels. As your blood sugar levels shoot up your body won’t be able to do what it needs to do, meaning congestion, your metabolism suffers, and your cells are not working how they ought to be to keep you healthy.

Cortisol and catecholamines (hormones made by your adrenal glands) work together to regulate the release of glucose into your blood stream. Cortisol is actually integral here because it has the ability to control blood sugar levels and blood pressure. It bonds well with insulin and they share a mutually beneficial relationship, their balanced levels depend on the other’s ability to help your body function. Cell membranes heavily rely, for example, on the right amount of insulin.

When there’s too much pressure on your pancreas to get rid of sugar from your blood, it’s going to have a knock-on effect and lower cortisol levels, this can leave you feeling sluggish, weak and your blood pressure can plummet. Leydig cells found in the testes help cortisol levels and keep your immunity in tip top shape. Reductions in this can deplete your immunity, it can also impair your memory, affect your emotions, and hamper your thyroid activity. In a nutshell, this puts you in danger of getting a metabolic syndrome and the dreaded excess belly fat that inevitably comes with it.

Testosterone is another hormone we struggle with if it isn’t working properly, simply because it plays many roles. It actually dampens a spike in an overwhelming amount of cortisol and has an effect on insulin. It’s vital to keep a watchful eye on cortisol because too much coming from your adrenal glands will lessen testosterone’s success in keeping you regulated. Low levels could mean you’re at risk from:

  • Increased probability of metabolic syndrome
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Increase glycation
  • Increased inflammation and cytokine release
  • Increased risk of prostate cancer
  • 3.5 x rate of thickening to the carotid arteries

Other reasons for low testosterone (also linked to raised levels of cortisol) could be:

  • Aromatization – when it’s turned into estrogen
  • Increased sex hormone binding globulin
  • Low luteinizing hormone secretion
  • Low output from testes (insulin resistance)
  • Inadequate amounts of DHEA (oxidative stress and cortisol dominance)

Our thyroid, a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, plays a huge part in keeping us healthy, and it’s vastly under-estimated. It ensures our cells are communicating with each other, and produces hormones pumped into the blood (T3 and T4) that steady our metabolism. Euthyroid sick syndrome is when either of these hormones have depleted or abnormal serum levels.  It’s useful to know the kind of factors that can influence euthyroid sick syndrome, having an insight could be key if you believe it’s a reason why you’re feeling and acting how you are:

  • Stress
  • Starvation (excessive use of fasting diets)
  • Liver disease
  • High catecholamine status – impaired glutathione and modification pathways in the liver

So, it goes without saying that if we look after our thyroid, it will look after us. Treating it kindly can equal good health and more energy, plus it’ll mean an optimum release of testosterone through healthy Leydig cells, equipping us much better to handle stress and insulin sensitivity.

An unwelcome belly bulge is overall bad news in so many ways, from brain fog to muscle weakness. Shredding yourself of it will not only give you a much-needed mental and confidence boost, it’ll gift you with renewed vitality and thirst to live life. Once you understand the horrifying outcomes of when that sinister visceral fat starts to strangle your organs, it should shock you into submission to do something about it. Take back your health and your life.

Improve digestion: establishing optimal acid reactions in the gut improves your chances of not allowing pathogens to leak into the gut and eventual bloodstream

Reduce your intake of refined sugar

Ensure that consume bitter foods as part of your diet such as sauerkraut
Remove all distractions that entertain the mind whilst eating, especially electronics.

Increase nutrient absorption

Increase your intake of essential fatty acids
Improve your intake of fibre
diversify your intake of fermented foods

Improve detoxification

Increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables
Ensure your getting enough minerals, especially zinc and selenium through your diet
Limit exposure additives, sweeteners and stimulants

Increase utilisation

Ensure your fat intake contains a healthy amount of polyunsaturated fat
alternate dietary strategy to optimise glucose disposal
Increase protein availability to improve intracellular hydration

Adrenal health

reduce intake of stimulants
Improve intake of minerals
regulate intake of electrolytes and water

Sex hormone function

Improve circulation
Modulate stress responses (see adrenal health)
Increase intake of essential fatty acids

Gallbladder function

Improve on anti oxidant intake
Regulate pH variables in the GI system
Ensure optimal glucose disposal

Cardiovascular

Improve on vitamin E and D status
Increase magnesium intake
Increase intake of essential fatty acids

Red Blood cell function

ensure adequate intake of vitamin C
Modulate stimulant intake
Increase parasympathetic activity that promotes diaphragmatic breathing

Immune system

ensure optimal microbiome balance in the gut
Reduce inflammation in the intestinal tract
Ensure optimal intake of minerals and vitamins that support the immune system

Checks and balances….a question of homeostasis.

Physiological economics transcends simple calorie counting, truthfully calories are a mere energy factor but not a definitive hormone antagonist. Depending on the type of macronutrient and source of nutrients contained in each macronutrient, a diverse series of reactions can occur.

Insulin is produced from beta cells in the pancreas, promoting major anabolic reactions, insulin is responsible for the uptake of amino acids, lipids and glucose into our cells. Sensitivity to insulin determines the efficiency in which this super hormone is able to either promote beneficial homeostasis or possibly induce unwanted metabolic strain. Insulin is most notably responsible as a contributing factor toward intracellular hydration, which requires the assimilation of amino acids into the cellular space to balance concentration of potassium within consideration of external concentrations of sodium.

Poor insulin release or sensitivity leads to reduced intracellular hydration, reducing glycosylation rates in favor of poor genetic expression, leading into premature aging. Hydration is vital, the smallest concentration shift of anion and cations’ in the body can lead our physiology into multiple suppressed states of energy and neurotransmitter production, not to mention poor endocrine health and overall vigor in life.

Glucagon is produced from the alpha cells in the pancreas, promoting the formation of cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate). Increased concentration availability of cAMP promotes gluconeogenesis, hepatic ketogenesis and glycolysis. Essentially glucagon aids to regulate the disposal of amino acids needed for the catabolic reactions formed during transamination pathways for the purpose of energy release. Management of energy build up is the main action in which glucagon exhibits its endocrine effect. Diets high in protein and low in carbohydrate increase the release of both insulin and glucagon, however the ration of release is in favor of glucagon. Importantly source of protein plays a determining role in the quantity of glucagon dominance during the reactive release and ratio of insulin:glucagon stimulation.

Vegan protein sources showing the greatest response to glucagon dominance over insulin release. Reasons as to why greater amounts of hypertrophy and overall rates of neurogenesis are attain through consumption of an omnivore diet,can be explained through the interactive role amino acid chains contained in animal proteins exhibit on the release of insulin.

In ratio comparison, vegan protein stimulates a greater favor toward glucagon release as opposed to animal protein expressing greater favor toward insulin release in the spectrum of the insulin:glucagon ratio.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…

No diet is better or worse, rather the application should be specific to the cause. Evaluation is required to ascertain where in the body the major problem stems from, assessing functional capacity of both the liver and pancreas plays a crucial role in dietary type and continuation. Below are a few scenarios of consideration:

1. Instances of fatty liver would do well to induce strategy that increases glucagon release whilst modulating insulin release. However this should be well managed through monitoring influence on metabolic systems, notably thyroid function. Dietary outline would consider lowering carbohydrate intake whilst also taking preference to vegan protein intake. 2. Instances of anxiety, fatigue and dampen liver detoxification/RBC filtration, would do well to improve insulin sensitivity and subsequent release whilst altering glucagon dominance in the insulin:glucagon ratio, favoring insulin. Improvement of intracellular hydration will duly be noted along with improved pituitary reaction to thyroid function. A diet low in carbohydrate with dominance to animal protein would best be suited 3. Instances of stress, essentially being wired and tired, would do well to alter the metabolic pathway dominance of amino acid metabolism favoring tryptophan metabolism. Thus a diet higher in carbohydrates and moderate in protein would best be suited to meet these needs. Caution however should be considered with regard to state of microbiome diversity and hepatic function.

The state dictates action, altering endocrine reaction to the food source and macronutrient dominance enables an improved overall function toward both catabolic and anabolic reactions, thus promoting optimal homeostasis. Congestion is the route of all disease, clearing out aspects within our physiology that are congested improves nutrient use and energy metabolism, leaving a body in an optimal state of performance.

A QUICK GUIDE TOWARD DETERMINING CALORIC INTAKE

Why are you not losing fat and gaining muscle?

Before one can delve into a calorie target there are certain considerations that need to be made. Diet and caloric intake depending on how healthy and efficient your digestive system is. Metabolic efficiency is closely tied into the symptomatic position of the gastric endocrine system, as such the following questions will provide insight into potential macronutrient and caloric changes needed for you to achieve the best possible result in your efforts!

Question section One: DO YOU HAVE HYPOCHLORHYDRIA?

Score your symptom on a scale of 1-2-3 (3 being most severe)

1. Belching or gas
2. Heartburn or acid reflux
3. Bloating within one hour after eating
4. Bad breath
5. Sweat has a strong odor
6. Stomach upset by taking vitamins
7. Sense of excess fullness after meals
8. Feel like skipping breakfast
9. Feel better if you don’t eat
10. Sleepy after meals
11. Fingernails chip, peel or break easily
12. Anemia unresponsive to iron
13. Stomach pains or cramps
14. Diarrhea, chronic
15. Diarrhea shortly after meals
16. Black or tarry colored stools
17. Undigested food in stool

*A total score under 9 would indicate that you are not likely to have dominant symptoms of hypochlohyrdia.

Section Two: ARE YOUR LIVER AND GALLBLADDER WORKING EFFECTIVELY?

1. Pain between shoulder blades
2. Stomach upset by greasy foods
3. Greasy or shiny stools
4. Nausea
5. Sea, car, airplane or motion sickness
6. History of morning sickness (this is a 1 or a 0)
7. Light or clay-colored stools
8. Dry skin, itchy feet or skin peels on feet
9. Headache over eyes
10. Gallbladder attacks (0=never, 1=years ago, 2= within last year, 3=within past 3 months)
11. Bitter taste in the mouth, especially after meals
12. Become sick if you were to drink wine (0 or 1)
13. Easily intoxicated if you were to drink wine (0 or 1)
14. Easily hung over if you were to drink wine (0 or 1)
15. Alcohol per week (0=<3, 1=<7, 2=<14, 3=>14)
16. Recovering alcoholic (0 or 1)
17. history of drug or alcohol abuse (0 or 1)
18. history of hepatitis (0 or 1)
19. Long term use of prescription/recreational drugs (0 or 1)
20. Sensitive to chemicals (perfume, cleaning agents, etc.)
21. Sensitive to tobacco smoke
22. Exposure to diesel fumes
23. Pain under the right side of the rib cage
24. Hemorrhoids or varicose veins
25. Nutrasweet (aspartame) consumption
26. Sensitive to Nutrasweet
27. Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia

*A total score under 11 would suggest that your liver and gallbladder may not be your primary issue

Section Three: IS YOUR GUT INFLAMMED?

1. Food allergies
2. Abdominal bloating 1 to 2 hours after eating
3. Specific foods make you tired or bloated
4. Pulse speeds after eating
5. Airborne allergies
6. Experience hives
7. Sinus congestion “stuffy head”
8. Crave breads or noodles
9. Alternating constipation and diarrhea
10. Crohn’s disease (0=no, 1= yes in the past, 2= currently mild condition, 3 = severe)
11. Wheat or grain sensitivity
12. Dairy sensitivity
13. Are there foods you could not give up (0=no, 1=yes)
14. Asthma, sinus infections, stuffy nose
15. Bizarre vivid dreams, nightmares
16. Use over the counter pain medications
17. Feel spacey or unreal

A total score under 7 would suggest that you are less likely to be experiencing a case of dysbiosis.

Now in the equation to determine calories the following formulae has often been used to determine a caloric base set:

Fat loss

Women: bodyweight lbs x 10
Men: bodyweight lbs x 12

Hypertrophy

Women: bodyweight lbs x12
Men: bodyweight lbs x 14

Strength/performance

Woman: bodyweight lbs x 14
Men: bodyweight lbs x 16

However, this is not considering the position of potential gastric function compromise. Thus the following alterations ought to be considered to both caloric load and macronutrient ratio when determining calorie consumption:

1. Those with hypochlorhydria: should refrain from a diet rich in carbohydrate and opt for a diet balanced in protein and phytonutrients (such as those found in vegetables). In cases of hypochlorhydria the quantity of calories to each feed also needs to be minimal and frequently (every 2-3 hours) consumed. Thus the caloric load is reduced by a total of 500 for baseline calorie results up to 3500, for those with a baseline equivalent above 4000 calories consider reducing caloric load by up to 1000 calories less.

As per example: Jack wants to gain muscle but exhibits symptoms of hypochlorhydria, Jack weighs 200lbs.

Thus 200lbs x 14 = 2800 calories minus the 500 due to his current symptom priority, resulting in 2300 calories. Within the breakdown of Jacks 2300 calories, split of 4-6 divisions ought to be made to increase the likelihood of acidic reaction taking place. Thus each meal would optimally only contain between 575 and 383 calories.

2. Those with Gallbladder and liver dysfunction: Should refrain from high intake of saturated fats, opt for a diet moderate in carbohydrate and protein with lower fat content. Ensure that fat intake contains greater values of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated sources. The caloric value should be maintained at a predetermined value based on the ratio to a goal value. Meals should be spaced at least 3 hours to preferably 4 hours apart to aid detoxification and emulsification capacity.

As per example, Clarice weights 100lbs her objective is weight loss.

Thus 100lbs x 10= 1000 calories maintained at this base point with a macronutrient ratio of 60% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 20% fat (sourced from poly and monounsaturated foods).

3. Those with gut inflammation: should refrain from the consumption of the following:

Sugars

• Beet sugar
• Cane sugar
• Corn sugar
• Dextrose
• Corn syrup
• Fructose
• Honey and related products
• Honeycomb
• Maple syrup
• Molasses
Fruits

• Apricot
• Banana
• Cantaloupe
• Cherry
• Coconut (oil meal, milk, eat)
• Currant
• Date
• Date plum
• Fig (all varieties)
• Grape
• Grapefruit
• Kiwi fruit
• Loganberry
• Mango
• Mulberry
• Nectarine
• Orange
• Pear
• Persimmon
• Plum
• Pomelo
• Prune
• Raisin
• Raspberries

Vegetables

• Chinese yam
• Morel mushroom
• Plantain
• Poi
• Tapioca
• Taro
• Yan (sweet potato)

Nuts/Nut butters

• Brazil nut
• Butternut
• Cashew
• Cola nut
• Hickory nut
• Macadamia nut
• Pecan
• Pistachio
• Walnut

Miscellaneous
Apple cider vinegar
Bakers yeast
Black tea
Brewers yeast
Buckthorn
Chocolate
Coca
Cocoa butter
Cream of tartar
Pickles
Vinegar

Animal products
Cheese
Mould
Asiago
Bel paese
Bleu
Brick
Brie
Camembert
Emmental
Gorgonzola
Gruyere
Muenster
Port de salut
Roquefort
Stilton
Swiss
Pork

Yet may include the following permitted foods:

Fruits

• Watermelon
• Apples
• Blackberries
• Blueberries
• Papaya
• Pineapple
• Pomegranate
• Strawberries
• Peaches

Nuts/Nut butters

• Almond
• Chestnut
• Hazelnut
• Filberts
• Pine nuts

*Note that meat intake should be kept to minimal and fresh-cut salads and plant-based fats become a greater proportion of the food sourced intake. Caloric intake should be reduced by 250-500 calories initially until gastric inflammation and associated symptoms have been contending with.

As per example, David wishes to gain strength toward improvement in his sport of Karate, David weighs 220lbs.

Thus 220lbs x16 = 3520 calories minus 250 calories (as his symptomatic value was on 11, which is 4 points above the determining value of a symptom priority for dybiosis). Therefore David’s suggested calorie intake should be 3270 calories with a macronutrient split of 55% fat, 25% protein, and 20 % carbohydrate.

A QUICK GUIDE TOWARD DETERMINING CALORIC INTAKE Why are you not losing fat and gaining muscle? Before one can delve into a calorie target there are certain considerations that need to be made. Diet and caloric intake depending on how healthy and efficient your digestive system is. Metabolic efficiency is closely tied into the symptomatic […]