The whole Leptin thing has kinda blown up around here - with a lot of forum members attempting leptin sensitivity resets. Lots of good discussion in at least 4 different folders.
Given Leptin resistance as a precursor to insulin resistance, any chance you might revisit the research and do a *definitive* post on Leptin / Leptin Sensitivity, particularly as it applies to Primal?
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Yes, Please! A Leptin Definitive Would Be Most Great!
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Who are you wanting to do this? Or do you mean you want to do this?
I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.
“How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)
I'd love to see it!
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Another yes vote. I'm just not going to wade through all the technical stuff I've been seeing.
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You might want to read Mastering Leptin by Byron Richards.
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He did some leptin posts a couple of years ago but he hasn't yet done a Definitive Leptin post and if Leptin really is the Master Hormone as is being suggested by some then it might be worthwhile to add it in.
Particularly, given how structured Dr. Kruse's reset and the Mastering Leptin diet are in regards to amount of protein in the AM and the fairly strict timing of everything, I'd like to see how it all fits in with the Primal Blueprint approach, which is much more mellow and loose - a "listen to your body/eat when you're hungry" kind of approach.
Thing is, telling a person with a broken metabolism to "listen to your body" is a bit like offering the same advice to a drug addict. The body is sending the wrong signals (or interpreting the right signals incorrectly) and listening to it could well prove disastrous. Listening to what my body wanted got me into this 300 lb mess in the first place.
And for all the PB is more relaxed and intuitive than strict and rigid, I've heard Mark caution people at the outset on things like IF (I believe he recommends being firmly primal for at least three weeks before attempting it). So, while I believe PB works best as an intuitive approach to life, I do think a bit of rigidity is in order at times - especially in the beginning - and I'd love to see Mark's take on that.
I'd like to see Mark put leptin into Primal perspective, if you will.
ETA - Anyone got Mark's personal number and can point him to this thread?
Last edited by brahnamin; 07-01-2011 at 04:44 AM. Reason: to request Mark Sisson's personal phone number. /fanboy
ETA - I have watched some of his talks and I appreciate the link.
Last edited by brahnamin; 07-01-2011 at 04:50 AM.