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Antipsychotic Medication and Metabolic Disorder

It is undisputed; weight gain associated with antipsychotic medication usage is due to a metabolic disorder created by the medication.

Any potential weight loss program must address the metabolic disorder.

The Harper Method addresses the metabolic disorder by regulating a gene called JNK as well as 3 proteins/kinases called JNK1, JNK2, and JNK3. In simple terms; view the JNK gene as the mother ship and JNK1, JNK2 and JNK3 being arms that reach out from the mother ship to other parts of the body.

JNK3 reaches out to the brain, heart, testis and beta cells.  Beta cells are cells that make insulin, a hormone that controls the level of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Beta cells are found in the pancreas within clusters of cells known as islets. In type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system mistakenly destroys the beta cells.

JNK2 mainly reaches the outer layer of our skin, while JNK1 permeates all other parts of the body.

The Harper Method uses nutritional supplements to reduce the activation of JNK1, JNK2 and only slightly JNK3.

JNK1 is the main JNK pathway addressed with The Harper Method. JNK1 controls IL-6 expression which is the inflammation marker. Any person with a metabolic disorder will have high IL-6 levels and that inflammation is one step toward depression and obesity we can avoid.

The regulation of JNK1 protects the body against obesity, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance.

With obesity, the hypothalamus has been activated by the JNK1. Rat studies have shown a decrease of JNK1 hypothalamus activity with administration of a JNK inhibitor. Once inhibiting the JNK1 the rats began to lose weight.

The Harper Method uses natural nutrients to accomplish the same effect; reducing the activity of the JNK1 and reducing and stabilizing weight.

If you need to take an antipsychotic medication for your mental health the last thing you need to be concerned about is weight gain. Handle the mental health and use The Harper Method to keep the weight off while you do.

You can go to each type of antipsychotic medication to read more and most importantly, what to do.