|Updated: 11/21/2011 11:48 am
||Published: 11/18/2011 11:53 am
HOW IMPORTANT ARE FAT CELLS TO OUR HEALTH? Is everything about them bad?
We use to think fat cells were just storage bins for excess calories. Now we know fat cells are very active cells that produce and secrete a wide variety of substances that play a key role in regulating body weight and your overall health. Over 26 enzymes and hormones are produced by our fat cells. And we now know that health problems can arise when these cells begin to secrete too much or too little of these substances.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE IMPORTANT SUBSTANCES FAT CELLS PRODUCE?
The most important ones we know about currently, are Leptin, which is released when we eat and tells our brains that we are satisfied and to stop eating. However, when the fat cells become enlarged, they over produce the Leptin and our brain stops responding to the signals, so we keep eating. Another substance is Resistin, which is overproduced in large fat cells and cause insulin resistance in our bodies and higher blood sugar. This leads to putting on more fat and developing diabetes.
ARE WE BORN WITH ALL OF OUR FAT CELLS? We are born with most of our fat cells, though in certain circumstances we can make more fat cells. Once the fat cells are there, they stay. But the most important issue seems to be the size of our fat cells.
When you have enlarged fat cells or too many fat cells because you are overweight, many of these substances are released into the bloodstream at higher levels than normal. Over time, excessive amounts of the substances begin to damage blood vessels and tissues and impair blood flow, resulting in health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.
Health Pearl of the Day: You can normalize the production of those fat cell substances by weight loss. If the usual diets aren’t working for you, can make an appointment with me at Aspen Wellness Center, where we have a 4 step program to “jump start” you back to HIGH SCHOOL SKINNY. First, you get a Total Body Composition Scan, to accurately assess where and how much fat is deposited in your body. Then we get a comprehensive laboratory analysis of your blood and identify what metabolic challenges you have that have prevented you from getting your body back into the shape you want. Then, if you are a good candidate, you can get a series of 6 Zerona Laser treatments over a two week period of time that causes your fat cells to release their fatty content. The Zerona Laser is the first non-invasive, pain free process to lose excess fat from anywhere on your body. There is no recover time and you just sit back and relax while listening to the music, while the Laser does the work for you. Then following each laser treatment, you will spend 10 minutes on the Relaxed Fitness 360 machine which stimulates your body to move the fat away from the cells and into your lymphatic system and ultimately to your liver for processing.
Once the fat cells back shrink back to their usual size, normalizes their secretions, and can reverse or prevent many of the health conditions associated with obesity.
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I’m a Medical Doctor, who specializes in the treatment of metabolic challenges. With a special focus on excess fat deposition and weight problems
Aspen Body Sculpting & Wellness Center