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6 Months on Leptin Rx - Some Observations and Questions

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by claudia rowe, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. claudia rowe

    claudia rowe New Member

    Hi Dr Kruse

    I followed Leptin Rx for 6 months (Feb 1 - Jul 31) and observed this:

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    [*]Health vastly improved. The supplements made a huge difference to the symptoms of MS. Neck wobble improved immensely.
    [*]Blood results went quite awry. My serum leptin levels got progessively higher. All other regularly tested endo levels remained about the same.
    [*]Energy levels were good. Muscle from weight lifting dramatically imcreased.
    Weight stayed the same. No weight loss at all but, wonderfully, no weight gain.
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    A few things I found puzzling:

    • Why would my serum leptin levels progressively increase?
      Once I re-introduced very modest carbs (green veges, full fat milk) weight gain went ballistic. And by ballistic I mean 4 kgs a week.

    I ponder, Dr Kruse, whether your prescription does assist the body to maintain weight but does not, of itself, "cure" leptin resistance. I loved the 6 months I was on it as I no longer had to water fast for days to maintain my ideal weight but the nano-second I introduced carbs the (what I consider to be leptin-resistant) weight gain happened just like it used to. My view is that this doesn't cure leptin-resistance just "treats" the symptoms.

    I'd be most interested in your thoughts.

    p.s. Didn't cheat a single mouthful in the 6 months.
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    1. Why would leptin increase? Because inflammation remains in the system disrupting your hormone panel. Food is only one source of a mismatch........there is a bigger one when a mammal has a larger brain as we do. It appears it is in our blind spot too often. In many education consults we talk about that mismatch and how it stops weight loss.

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