Weíve touched on this subject recently in our
article Name That
Hormone and in a discussion about the many, many people who are
overweight because they just donít feel full.
Louis CK has a routine about how it takes 40
minutes for the stomach to tell the brain itís full. He says it sure
as heck doesnít take the most direct route; probably makes frequent
stops talking to the other organs.
Then thereís that leptin resistance. Leptin tells
you youíre full. You just donít hear it.
Well, there are two more hormones that tell you
your full, and Iím going to show you a way to stimulate them. One
important note: do not expect instant results.
We love modern medicine because:
- you take a pill
- the problem is gone.
This method is not instant. This
is a case of getting a nutrient into your body and allowing it to do
its work over a period of time.
There are two hormones that affect appetite we
need to discuss. They are CCK (cholecystokinin) and
GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1).
CCK is the hormone that stimulates the
gallbladder to release bile needed for the digestion of fat and
proteins and causes the pancreas to release digestive enzymes. They
are created in the epithelial cells of the small intestine and are
released in the duodenum, the first section of the the small
intestines. [There are four basic types of tissues in
animals: connective, muscle, nerve, and epithelial. Epithelial
tissues are the outer cells of organs, your arteries and veins, and
they also form
CCK is also a neuropeptide [neuropeptides are
small protein-like molecules, or peptides, used by neurons, or never
cells, to communicate with each other]. CCK sends a message to the
brain that we are satiated. But it takes about 45 minutes. CCK does
not go directly to the brain because the blood brain barrier stops it. CCK
uses the orexin neurons to get the message out to the appetite, as
the orexin neurons are the neurotransmitters involved in
sleep/wakefulness, arousal, and appetite.
Though it takes about 45 minutes to tell the
brain youíre full, we're about to show you how the feeling can last about 4 to 6 hours, which
could stop those midnight snacks.
GLP-1 too is produced by the small intestines and
mediates the ďileal brakeĒ function. The ileal break function is
exactly as it sounds: GLP-1 slows digestion in the ileum. Allowing
digestion to slow keeps blood sugar from spiking and so GLP-1 has a
protective role over the pancreatic beta cells that create insulin.
And, as you can probably guess, itís also been associated with
Together, these two hormones act synergistically,
which is absolutely positive for people who are insulin and leptin
resistant. So how do we do we get them to work?
Pine Nut Oil
In Sibera, the winters are long and hard. Food is
scarce. The Russians have survived those long, lean days by munching
on Siberian Pine Nuts. They make them feel satiated even though
theyíre suffering some pretty acute malnutrition at times.
Studies showed that those taking the
placebo had their GLP-1 hormonal levels start to drop just 30
minutes after eating, whereas the subjects on pinolenic acid (pine
nut oil) had their levels peak at 3 hours and then slowly come back
down at about the same rate they went up. The studies also show that
CCK levels (in the experimental group) were raised for more than four hours and
that they had 60%
more CCK circulating in their blood than the placebo group. [
Siberian pine nuts are quite expensive. So are
the Korean pine nuts. The oil is really expensive.
I had to do a lot of searching, but Iíve found
for you a supplement by the people at the Life Extension Foundation
thatís pretty darn cheap.
Iíve also got a site for you where I buy my Siberian Pine
More Benefits of Pine Nut Oil
Now get this: if you are suffering (or you know
someone suffering) from ulcers, consuming Pine Nut Oil will
soothe those buggers. Extra Virgin Siberian Pin Nut Oil is chock
full of antioxidants and phytochemicals that seem to put those H.
Pylori bacteria responsible for ulcers in their place.
You see, H. Pylori doesnít seem to attack the
epithelial cells of your stomach and small intestines, but rather
contribute to a free radical overload. The antioxidants in Siberian
Pine Nut Oil not only sooth ulcers, but can act as the perfect
Another benefit is a Japanese study I found
showed that pine nut oil helped lower blood pressure
So, for your Extra Virgin Siberian Pine Nut Oil,
you will want to go here:
Two things about this site:
we donít have an affiliate account (we donít
make a penny from sales)
they also sell 8 oz Sea Buckthorn Oil, the
omega-7 oils weíve told you about in the article Chronic
Inflammation and in our last newsletter.
Iím going to order a bottle of that Sea Buckthorn
Oil and make up some
mayonnaise. It might just be the most expensive batch of
mayonnaise ever made on planet earth with the ingredients costing
Now here is a link to the Life Extension
(our affiliate link) pine nut oil caps: