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Dr. Jade Teta
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Dr. Jade Teta is an integrative physician specializing in natural health, fitness and body transformation. He is the co-author of The Metabolic Effect Diet. He completed his undergraduate training at North Carolina State University, earning a bachelors of science in biochemistry. He then went on to study at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington completing his doctorate in naturopathic medicine. Dr. Teta has worked in the fitness and weight loss fields for over 20 years, and is the co-developer of the rest-based training system for personal training and group exercise. He is also the co-founder of the Naturopathic Health Clinic of North Carolina and of the health, fitness and international fat loss company, Metabolic Effect. His background in natural medicine, along with his fitness expertise, has defined his healthcare specialties of hormonal weight loss and functional medicine approaches to chronic disease.

Dr. Teta writes a monthly column for the international alternative medical journal the Townsend Letter called "Exercise Is Medicine," and is a contributing author to the latest edition of The Text of Natural Medicine, the leading natural medical textbook in doctors’ offices and medical schools around the country. Dr. Teta writes and lectures extensively on the subjects of lifestyle medicine, natural health, fitness and weight loss to both health care professionals and the public. He has been a contributing expert on Lifetime TV, Fox News, Onfitness magazine, Oxygen, Delicious and many more. He blogs extensively on the topics of hormonal approaches to building muscle and burning fat, the science of exercise and supplementation, sleep and stress management, the psychology of change and happiness, and that one size does not fit all when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle.

Entries by Dr. Jade Teta

How to Reduce Belly Fat: A Complete Plan to Shrink Your Waist

(6) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 2:31 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 percent starch, sugar and fat, and the average sleep time is less than eight hours a night. From driving to working at desks to watching...

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Starting a New Habit? Follow This Three-Step Plan

(3) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 9:49 AM

Imagine a new skydiver clenching her teeth and squeezing her eyes tight while she musters the willpower to launch herself from the plane, only to realize she has no parachute. A silly thought, but this is exactly the way most people go about change. They declare their goal and then...

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Want to Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories (Part 3)

(4) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 7:25 AM

In part one and part two of this blog series, I explained that the calorie model of weight loss has failed miserably as a strategy for long-term body change. I have argued that it does not work, not because it is wrong, but rather because it...

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Want to Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories (Part 2)

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 4:52 PM

I was widely criticized in my inaugural blog on The Huffington Post for not connecting the dots. I felt like an NFL kicker who just missed the game-winning field goal in the Super Bowl. But it's alright. My favorite team is the New York Jets, so I'm used...

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Want to Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories

(192) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 8:44 AM

Weight loss and fat loss are not the same thing. You can be burning calories and losing weight, but those calories and that weight may or may not be fat. In fact, the one-size-fits-all weight loss model of "eat less and exercise more" can result in muscle being lost as...

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