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Leptin: Your Belly Fat Burning Friend

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Getting rid of belly fat is all the rage. Your body creates a hormone that burns it for you.
Air Date: 6/21/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Holly Dr. Holly Lucille is a nationally recognized and licensed naturopathic doctor, educator, natural products consultant and television host. Dr. Holly is also the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

An acclaimed expert in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Holly lectures throughout the nation on a variety of natural health topics. Her appearances include national media programs and networks including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Lifetime Television for Women, Montel Williams, PBS's Healing Quest, The Hallmark Channel and Discovery Fit & Health channel.

She is on the editorial advisory board of Alternative Medicine and Natural Practitioner and is also regularly quoted as an expert in both consumer and peer journals. In 2007, Dr. Holly was listed in Time Magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."
Leptin: Your Belly Fat Burning Friend
When it comes to burning belly fat, your best friend is inside your own body.

The leptin hormone is the most powerful metabolic regulator. It's created in your fat cells and tells your brain when you need more energy. It dictates when your brain thinks you're hungry, when you're full, and when you need to create more fat.

Leptin resistance means your brain isn't getting the cues. This creates that pesky belly fat. Leptin levels above 12 lead to weight gain, but levels that are too low put you at risk for dementia.

Ask your doctor to test your leptin levels. Be sure you get plenty of sleep and reduce your stress. Eat lean meats and a plant-based diet. Reduce your sugar and eliminate processed foods. Work toward a healthy leptin level and aim to reduce any possible leptin resistance.

Listen in as Dr. Holly Lucille discusses your best friend for burning belly fat.