To understand metabolic health we should start with metabolism. What is it, where does it occur, and how does it impact your health? Join Dr. Vyvyane Loh in this..
In this episode, Dr. Loh discusses BMI vs body composition and how we can be deceived by the number on the scale.
What is sick fat? How do you know if you have it? How does it make you sick? How can you get rid of it? All this here and more in our 3rd episode. If you care…
Besides its structural importance, muscle is metabolically active tissue that hugely impacts your health. Find out how losing weight may work against your metabolism and why it may be hard for you to lose weight.
We discuss the structural function of bone and how to improve bond mass and quality through nutrition. In addition, we talk about the immune and hormonal functions of bone. Learn how bone can help you with stress!
Think you know carbs? Here’s a complete introduction to the world of carbohydrates. Which carbs are food sources? What types of dietary fibres are there and how do they impact your health? Can eating too much fibre increase your risk of liver cancer? Find out on episode 6 of vlmd rounds.
This episode focuses on hypoglycemia and how your body regulates low blood sugar by making its own glucose. We’ll also learn about the hormonal regulation of low blood sugar in your body.
Learn about hyperglycemia and how it damages your body. We’ll also discuss how your body regulates high blood sugar.
In this episode, we discuss Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin Resistance and how Insulin has been protecting you!
In this episode, we do an investigative dive into dietary fats, their structure, and their importance in our bodies. Think you know Fats? Check this out and see.
Learn how muscles grow and the best way to train safely. We’ll start with the basics of muscle hypertrophy and go on to learn some foundation moves with emphasis on body mechanics. We’ll also discuss progressions from chair/wheelchair options to intermediate levels. Find out how to use Isometric and eccentric exercises to increase strength and muscle mass.
In this episode we will talk about how sleep impacts your metabolic health. What is the architecture of sleep and how is sleep asymmetric? How can we improve our sleep hygiene? We’ll discuss circadian rhythms and what to do if you have insomnia.
Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) are proteins modified by sugars to become toxic chemicals. High blood sugar increases their formation in the body to cause damage to tissues. But could eating meat (which have minimal dietary sugars) cause these dangerous products as well? Find out in this episode of vlmd rounds.
What makes Fructose metabolically different from Glucose, and how does that difference affect your body? How does Fructose affect your brain, and what is its link to a mysterious kidney disease called Mesoamerican Nephropathy? Find out in Episode 14 of vlmd rounds.
Chocolate lovers everywhere have been in mourning since Consumer Reports came out with a study showing that 20 popular chocolate brands contained high levels of lead and cadmium. Does this mean we should stop eating chocolate now? What can lead and cadmium do to your body? What other products may be contaminated? We’ll discuss all this and ways you can decrease the lead and cadmium load to your body when eating cocoa products.
Are Artificial Sweeteners/non-nutritive sweeteners bad for you? What about studies that have shown that they can cause anxiety? How much can you consume per day? Get the scoop on this topic on Episode 16 of vlmd rounds.
Dig into the surprising past of Uric Acid in Episode 17 of vlmd rounds. Why do we make such a toxic substance in our bodies? Why do we keep hanging on to it instead of excreting all of it? What is its role in neurodegenerative diseases? Meet the intriguing Uric Acid and discover its secrets.
Does light drinking improve heart health? Does it help you manage your blood sugar and decrease insulin resistance? What about using fructose to speed up alcohol metabolism in your body? Separate the facts from fiction in our episode on alcohol.
Mental health problems have been on the rise. Millennials are having strokes. Young-onset dementia is a global phenomenon. What’s going on with the brains of homo sapiens in the 21st century? Discover America’s health crisis on vlmd rounds.
When red blood cells flow in a capillary they do not touch the sides of the blood vessel. This observation led to the discovery of the Glycocalyx which all cells need to survive. Find out the role of the Glycocalyx in cell health, in interactions with lipoproteins and how they contribute to atherosclerosis.