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Monthly Archives: "April 2012"

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Hypocretin Neurons: The Link Between Fastin...

Apr 30, 201222 Comments275 Views

There is a hell of a dichotomy occurring in the Paleo blogosphere this month.   99 percent of the time I am pleased as Pooh

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Leptin, Sleep, and Obesity: Is Reduced Slee...

Apr 30, 20125 Comments95 Views

The literature on sleep and obesity is becoming dense.  Lots of things happen to people when they sleep.   One of them has to do

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The HPA axis: Psychological Stress and Hypo...

Apr 27, 201223 Comments321 Views

I’m going to pick up here where I left off on my last post.  There, I covered the role that exercise and energy deficits play

The HPA axis: Metabolic Distress and Hypoth...

Apr 24, 201236 Comments525 Views

If it hasn’t been clear yet, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is one of the leading contributors to poor reproductive health.  The pituitary gland tells the

HPA axis: what is pregnenolone steal?

Apr 23, 20129 Comments782 Views

The human response to a stressful situation occurs in two places.  First, it occurs immediately in the sympathetic nervous system.  This increases heart rate, increases

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PCOS Treatment Options

Apr 16, 201230 Comments1089 Views

What you can do to treat your PCOS Please refer to my exploration of the causes of PCOS for a description of PCOS pathologies.  What follows

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What Causes and Influences PCOS?

Apr 16, 201214 Comments424 Views

What causes PCOS? Many of the PCOS “experts” in the world do not understand fully the connection between the endocrine system and the reproductive system. 

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PCOS: An Introduction

Apr 16, 201210 Comments149 Views

What is PCOS?  Other than “nasty but not the worst thing in the world”? PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Though it’s hard to define

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HPA axis dysfunction

Apr 16, 201211 Comments719 Views

There are two primary ways in which the HPA axis can malfunction.  It’s activity can increase, or it’s activity can decrease. The HPA axis jumps

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The HPA axis: an introduction

Apr 16, 20121 Comment188 Views

The HPA axis is the means by which many cells communicate with each other, which makes it a very big deal.  From my perspective, for