Leyla Weighs In: Insulin vs. Glucagon: Manipulate your metabolism

This post was originally published on this siteLast week I talked about the various hormones involved in metabolism and weight loss. Let’s take a deep dive into two of those important hormones: Insulin and glucagon.  You can actually manipulate your metabolism by changing what you eat. Insulin…read more

Ask Leyla: What is the relationship between hormones and weight loss?

This post was originally published on this siteQ: One of the weight loss systems advertised on radio claims that you have to balance hormones in order to lose weight. What exactly does this mean? Which hormones are involved the most in weight loss (or gain), and how can…read more

Leyla Weighs In: Happy New Year! A great time to establish healthy new habits

This post was originally published on this siteExperts say we don’t actually break a habit. We simply replace it with a new one, a new behavior. How we eat is actually a behavior. For example, if you’re always the first one to finish your meal at the…read more

Ask Leyla: What is causing my memory trouble?

This post was originally published on this siteNovember is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Q: I’ve noticed that recently I have trouble remembering words. Do you have any suggestions of what could be causing these lapses in memory? A: Memory loss can have many causes. How old are you?…read more

Ask Leyla: Should I be taking sodium bicarbonate?

This post was originally published on this siteQ: Is there any benefit to raising urine pH by taking a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate each day? A: The answer is no. This is not the best way to add alkalinity. Taking bicarbonate daily will lower stomach acid which is essential…read more

Ask Leyla: What can I do to relieve joint pain?

This post was originally published on this siteQ: My mother is otherwise healthy, takes no medications and walks daily for exercise, but she often suffers from joint pain. Is there anything you can recommend to help alleviate her pain? A: Joint pain can occur for many reasons, not…read more

Ask Leyla: Why am I shedding so much hair?

This post was originally published on this siteQ: I am a 33-year-old African American woman who opted for a healthier lifestyle several years ago which included no longer using relaxer for my hair. However, since doing so my hair has been shedding consistently and significantly. I have…read more

Ask Leyla: How can I heal my leaky gut?

This post was originally published on this siteQ: Could you please offer some suggestions on how to heal a leaky gut? A: The gut has two functions: To digest and absorb nutrients and to keep toxins out. Leaky gut syndrome begins with exposure to environmental toxins, food additives, pesticides,…read more

Ask Leyla: Is soy bad for me?

This post was originally published on this siteQ: I read various health newsletters and books and websites on nutritional advice, which I would like your opinion on. I recently saw one of those click-bait videos whose tagline was: “Which health food should you be avoiding?” It turns out…read more

Leyla Weighs In: Four steps to healing your gut

This post was originally published on this siteInflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are on the rise in the United States as well as in other developed nations. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and leaky gut syndrome have become major diagnoses for…read more

Ask Leyla: Which magnesium is right for me?

This post was originally published on this siteQ: Can you please break down the magnesium products offered at FullScript and speak about specific uses for each one? I’m not sure which one(s) would be the most beneficial for me. I’m 65 years old, have trouble falling asleep and…read more

Leyla Weighs In: Take good care of yourself

This post was originally published on this siteWhile I’m on vacation this week, I plan on taking good care of myself, and I want to remind you to do the same. Here’s how: 1. Eat right: Sugar, white flour and factory-made trans fats wreak havoc on health and…read more

Leyla Weighs In: The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

This post was originally published on this siteBreaking the sugar habit can be tough, but replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners carries its own challenges and risks.  By making the change to artificial sweeteners, we’re not really breaking the sugar habit. Instead, we’re using a substitute that tastes…read more

Leyla Weighs In: In pursuit of instant gratification

This post was originally published on this siteDo you desire pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment? Maybe you operate on the Pleasure Principle—the force that compels us to gratify our urges, wants and needs now rather than later, because to deny them causes varying degrees of tension…read more