This archived forum used to be called 'Peatarian' (in reference to Ray Peat). It was closed because of the behavior of Danny Roddy and his posse.

Metabolism controlled by leptin not thyroid?

http://coconutrevival.com/?p=244

"A relatively new addition to those interested in health and nutrition is Leptin, a hormone that controls all of the energy metabolism in the body.....Leptin is considered the Master Hormone, since it has been found to influence all of the other hormones in the body, and to control all of the functions of the hypothalamus."

"If leptin regulation in the body is out of balance, then it is assured that other hormones will be driven out of balance, leading to physiological dysfunction and various disease states."

"Until leptin was discovered, the thyroid was thought to be the main endocrine organ that regulated energy production."

Peat doesn't write much about it; I'm wondering why if it's so important.  Apparently it controls all other hormones based on what and how often you eat.  

What if current research is correct and metabolism isn't really controlled by the thyroid?  That could mean eating frequent carb filled meals could be the reason you're still hypo and may be the reason you can't lose weight.  

Eating a Peat inspired diet lowers energy, it probably doesn't raise it.
asked Apr 23, 2015 by raintree

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"What if current research is correct and metabolism isn't really controlled by the thyroid?"

If leptin signaling in the hypothalamus affects metabolic rate what is the mechanism? A fair amount of evidence suggests it may be at least in part through stimulation of the thyroid.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC377492/

"Eating a Peat inspired diet lowers energy, it probably doesn't raise it"

I'm confused by this statement. What is your thinking here?
answered Apr 23, 2015 by mscott
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