phenpro.com

CONTACT US

Contact Dr. Anchors

DR. ANCHORS

About Dr. Anchors
Interview with Dr. Anchors
Dr. Anchors' Weight Loss Lessons
Dr. Anchor's Book: Medical Myths Doctors Believe
Dr. Anchor's Book: Life Between Meals
Dr. Anchor's Book: Safer Than Phen-Fen

PHEN-PRO

What is Phen-Pro?
FDA Approval for Phen-Pro
Why does 5-HTP work?

FORUMS

Discussion Forums Recent Forum Topics

SEARCH THIS SITE


Advanced Search

SEARCH THE WEB

Google

MEMBERS

Login
Register

MAILING LIST

CATEGORIES

5-HTP
Attention Deficit Disorder
BMI Table
BMI Table for Children
Calorie Counting
Carbohydrates
Childhood Obesity
Contact Dr. Anchors
Diet Pills
Diet Soda
Diet: What should I eat?
Dogma
Dr. Anchors' Weight Loss Lessons
Exercise
Fake Diet Pills
Fenfluramine
French (The French)
How To Live A Long Time
Interview with Michael Anchors, MD, PhD
Kidney Stones
Medical Myths
Men and Weight Loss
Men and Women, Differences
Metabolism
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Obesity, Ideas about the cause
Opinion
People Who Don't Lose Weight
Phen-Pro
Phentermine
Science
Soda (colas)
Sweeteners
The Media
Weight Loss Patients
Weight Loss Scams
Weight Loss Tips
Weight Loss, General articles
What I've Learned from Patients
Who is Dr. Anchors?

ARCHIVES

October, 2017
September, 2017
August, 2017
May, 2017
April, 2017
March, 2017
February, 2017
January, 2017
November, 2016
September, 2016
August, 2016
July, 2016

ARCHIVE SUMMARY

View by Date
View by Category

RSS / XML


RSS 1.0
RSS 2.0
RSS Atom
Home page  >  Article | Previous article | Next article

QUICKLINKS AND VIEW OPITONS

  • Articles with Recent Comments
  • Recent Forum Topics
  • Summary View
  • Headline View
  • Category View
  • Archive of Quotes
  • What Is The Metabolism?


    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:39 am Email this article

    ​On top of everything else people have to worry about, the confusion in the media has got people worrying about their metabolism, as though the word meant their destiny, character or value. I hear over and over again, "My husband can eat anything he wants because he has a fast metabolism." Implication: life is unfair so I can be forgiven for getting fat. There is so much wrong with that. Obesity is a health issue, not a moral one. It is a matter of mistaken ideas and self-injury. It’s not about wrong ideas or bad behavior. Please see the difference.

    Or people say, "I hear you must eat frequent meals to keep your metabolism up." What in gods name are these people talking about? The word metabolism means "all the chemical processes that occur within the body resulting in energy production and growth". That’s not what people are talking about.

    They are really talking about the metabolic rate, not metabolism itself. The metabolic rate is the amount of heat generated by the body per unit of food absorbed. The rate is determined by four things: age, gender, muscle mass and body temperature (or thyroid state). The rate has nothing to do with whether you eat frequent meals or take special supplements.

    People think fat people have a slow metabolism and skinny people have a fast one. The opposite is true. Fat people have a faster metabolism because carrying extra weight, they build extra muscle.

    American women expect to gain weight after menopause; but menopause itself has nothing to do with the four parameters above. On the World Health Organization website there is a breakdown of average weight for each age, for different nations. In rich countries, weight increases smoothly with age; there is no increase in slope with menopause.

    By the way, an extremely well-done, long-term Danish study, just out, shows that taking an estrogen supplement after menopause to reduce hot flashes and improve quality of life (A) reduces heart attacks, heart failure and death and (B) does not increase cancers at all. This study was so much better done than the so-called Million Women study in the U.S. that you cannot reasonably continue to believe that PMERT is bad for you.

    http://m.guardiannews.com/lifeandstyle/2012/oct/09/hormone-replacement-therapy-heart-attack?cat=lifeandstyle&type=article

    Articles on the same subject can be found here:


    COMMENTS

    Please feel free to share your comments about this article.


    Name:

    Email:

    Comments:

    Please enter the word you see in the image below:


    Remember my personal information

    Notify me of follow-up comments?



    © Copyright 2003-2017 - Michael Anchors, MD, PhD - All Rights Reserved.