Calorie restriction, when done in a controlled and balanced manner, has shown a powerful impact on metabolic health. Research has demonstrated that reducing caloric intake can lead to improvements in various markers of metabolic health, such as insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, lipid profile, and inflammation. By consuming fewer calories, the body is prompted to utilize stored energy reserves, leading to weight loss and a reduction in excess adipose tissue. This reduction in body fat, particularly visceral fat surrounding vital organs, can significantly lower the risk of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. Additionally, calorie restriction has been linked to enhanced mitochondrial function, increased autophagy (cellular cleansing), and improved insulin signaling, all of which contribute to the overall optimization of metabolic health. While it is essential to approach calorie restriction with care and under professional guidance, the potential benefits it holds for metabolic health are undeniably compelling.
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In our modern society, sometimes it can feel as though our doctor or clinician isn’t connecting with us on a one-to-one level anymore. Visits feel shorter. There are more forms to fill out instead of human conversations. And most of all, there is often a corporate wall between you and personalized healthcare: insurance companies and their stakeholders want to treat your symptoms, not you.
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Dr. Gus Vickery is an author, speaker and the founder and directing physician of Wild Health Asheville (formerly Vickery Family Medicine) in Asheville, North Carolina.
He established his practice with a commitment to delivering holistic, compassionate, and evidence-based care. But when he realized that many of his patients were suffering from a complicated set of symptoms that were the result of underlying habits and could not be treated with conventional medical approaches, he set out to develop a comprehensive program for treating his patients’ ailments so that they could finally feel the good health and vitality that all of us deserve.