The Hypothalamus and Weight Gain Connection

The hypothalamus is the body’s master gland that controls many of the body’s essential systems. It regulates metabolism and the physiological trigger of hunger. In fat people this gland does not operate normally. It is too toxic.  That is why people who are often overweight feel like they are starving.

The gland must be reset and normalized in order to eliminate constant and intense physical hunger.  The only way to do this is to eat an organic, natural diet that is good for you.

People are often very puzzled by the functions of the hypothalamus and how exactly it can control us and especially how it can control our urges to eat.

There are many reasons that this important master gland might be operating abnormally in the first place and these include –

* Candida yeast overgrowth
* Lack of digestive enzymes
* Nutritional deficiencies
* Stress
* High fructose corn syrup
* Artificial sweeteners
* Microwaved food
* Heavy metal toxicity
* Insufficient oxygen
* Environmental allergies
* Food allergies
* Parasites
* Yo yo dieting
* Air conditioning
* Lack of sleep
* EMS
* Lack of fiber
* A clogged liver

There are also many other factors as well that can cause intense constant hunger including two very unusual influences that you may never have suspected could be a factor.

The first unusual factor is the lack of taste. The hypothalamus thrives on being able to experience the basic tastes that are present in most foods. This includes saltiness, sourness, sweetness, bitterness and savories. When you are on a diet the mouth is deprived of these tastes and the hypothalamus triggers you to crave foods even though the reality is that you are not hungry.

The hypothalamus also needs to experience a variety of experiences including a change of temperatures, textures and smells. It also needs to experience astringency, numbness, spiciness, blandness and coolness.

When the body is not constantly stimulated with all of these tastes then the hypothalamus starts being tricked into believing that your body is lacking food.  This sensory deprivation also lowers your metabolism and increases hunger.

Therefore, in an ideal world, your hypthothalamus would be kept the most healthy if it had all of these tastes and scents at its disposal always. Who knew that deprivation of a variety of foods could actually slow down your metabolism? This is why diets based on food deprivation just do not work. Perhaps eating as many different foods every day is the answer to accelerating your weight loss because eating this way keeps the hypothalamus happy too.

By: brown Michael