Tag: weight loss

Bioactive Peptides as Pharmacologic Agents for Metabolic Syndrome

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 27, 2017

By definition a bioactive compound is a compound that has an effect on a living organism or tissue/cell. One large category of bioactive compounds are bioactive peptides. Organic in nature, they are formed by amino acids which join together through covalent bonds (amide or peptide bonds). These bioactive peptides are encrypted in the structure of parent proteins and can be released in-vitro and in-vivo as active secondary metabolites through cleavage of the larger prepropeptides.. Once active, these peptides may act as regulatory compounds with hormone or drug like activity. They eventually modulate various physiological functions through binding interactions to specific receptors on target cells leading to inducement of the physiological response. Read more ...

Why We Get Hungry and Cannot Lose Weight

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 6, 2017

Perhaps surprising is that an individual’s weight actually triggers why we get hungry. Hunger “pangs” causes the forced interplay of two hormones: leptin and ghrelin and the subsequent influence of another hormone (insulin) produced by the pancreas. How then does this happen? Read more ...

The Conundrum of Food Addiction and Weight Loss

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 6, 2017

Would you agree food addiction and weight loss can be a complex and difficult problem to manage? Where can food addiction and weight loss meet to ensure desired success? Read more ...

Healthy Weight Management: Ask Your Pharmacist the Correct Questions

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 9, 2014

Why to Ask? With all the available information from popular websites, magazines, diet outlets and retail healthcare stores and their staff, the decision regarding which weight management program with which to become involved is...I sense... both confusing and complex. There is however an avenue to defining the best approach for weight management...Ask Your Pharmacist! Read more ...

Almased® Doesn’t Challenge Body Energy Needs During Weight Loss

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 8, 2014

Slow Metabolism and Weight Loss A plethora of information is available regarding the apparent connection between weight loss and slow metabolism. Perhaps unknown is the silent...but necessary... continuing need for calories to support the necessary body functions while weight loss is occurring...and allow weight loss to continue without challenging necessary body energy needs. Almased® to the rescue! Read more ...

Almased® and Pharmacists: Inextricably Linked

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / November 8, 2014

What do Almased®and pharmacists have in common? Ever consider how Almased® and pharmacists are both committed to improving health? Perhaps No...Perhaps Yes? Each, of course, do it in their own way. Read more ...