As I am learning about leptin and its role, several things have come to mind, not all inclusive:
Several years ago I remember doing a 24 urine to check my cortisol level...it was normal.
I remember seeing my CRP has, forever, been high. I was told it was because I had arthritis.
I remember my vitamin D3 level being 9!
I remember being diagnosed with a "chemical imbalance" and embarked on a long list of antidepressant RX's over the years.
I remember the frustration of not finding a doctor who could give me answers to all of my questions. Now, I follow neurologists, cardiologists, and others who know what they are speaking of.
I remember being told losing weight is all about will power, calories, and exercise. And if I wanted it bad enough, it would happen.
I remember feeling like a failure because everything I tried failed.
I remember in all of the things I have been diagnosed with, NEVER ONCE was nutrition mentioned as an option for treatment.
I remember joining WW, more than several times and fitness centers.
I remember the truely fad diets I tried...and failed.
Memories, this is what they are today with much learned. I believe in magic, but there is no magic formula to become healthy. It takes learning what works for my particular body, change, consistency, common sense, and simplicity....and just as important...keeping up with new found research and an awareness that greed abounds.
Some don't like informational links that has a product to sale, but looks the other way or maybe doesn't consider the other side of the coin. True, there are those that push the natural way that are greedy, but what about the life long ones, such as sodas/chips/junk food that we witness commercialization daily? Aren't they just as guilty if not more?
I don't purchase products/books on a whim, I do my research first then if I feel it is useful and relevant to my body, I make my choice.
There will always be wishy-washy medical professionals that allow themselves to be led by big food/pharma. This is why we personally must find our own path to freedom of disease. Not all are mislead though, so question everything for yourself.
Consistency is what is apparent in the ones that are for real, no matter if they are in person, on tv, on the web, or simply write books. The next thing I look for is simplicity, if something is complicated and confusing...I run the other way...life was not meant to be this way.
I don't know positively if I have leptin resistance, but accordingly, I have many of the symptoms and am willing to test myself to know for sure...and that will take a little time. So it will be interesting to see the outcome.
What a great time in life it is!