Tag: weight loss

Weighing In On Soy-Derived Lunasin

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 4, 2019

Fermented soy and lunasin are building blocks for health. Most people are aware of soy and its protein offering ability. But what is lunasin? Lunasin is a very small structured compound and is an extremely bioactive contributor to our health. Read more ...

Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / December 10, 2018

You are not alone! So many individuals are challenged and become disappointed…even aggravated…trying to lose weight. Good news! Answers to the question why can’t I lose weight are being learned. Weight loss is different for nearly every individual. How can this be? Who is learning the answer to this complex question? Clinical trials ongoing with national governments, recognized special clinics and at least one private organization…with global presence in many different countries…are at the forefront of this research to allow personalized weight loss. Who are these research organizations and what are they doing to define the elusive understanding of how individual metabolism defines our ability to lose and maintain preferred weight? Personalized weight loss is far more complex than just calories, exercise, genetics and food nutrition. Read more ...

Why Faster Metabolism is Healthy

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 23, 2018

Your metabolism at rest counts for up to 75 percent of the calories you burn daily to maintain vital body functions. So, when you are not physically moving, your body is naturally burning calories for you without much effort. The problem with the metabolism is that it does not run at a fixed rate. It can change overtime, mostly slowing down due to diet, stress, age and many other factors. Here’s what you need to understand about the metabolism and energy. Which comes first? Energy or Metabolism? Are they related? How do these separate activities translate to wellness and health? Metabolism is the catalyst that allows efficient performance of the body’s vital functions (brain, immune system, thyroid, enzyme production, etc.) that results from constant formation of new and fresh, healthy functioning cells while eliminating the non-performing older cells (including the “sick” or “corrupt”). Energy of course is the ability to do work. Separation of the concepts of energy and metabolism is difficult because metabolism needs energy to allow the chemical changes that take place inside every living cell…the some 30 trillion cells which compose the human body…to occur. Read more ...

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 ...