In an earlier post, I mentioned some reasons to avoid altered corn sweeteners. In the next few days, I’ll tell you exactly what this slow poison has taken away from our bodies and why these things are so important to make our bodies function properly.
Today’s focus is on the hormone, Leptin. According to Wikipedia:
Leptin acts on receptors in the hypothalamus of the brain where it inhibits appetite by (1) counteracting the effects of neuropeptide Y (a potent feeding stimulant secreted by cells in the gut and in the hypothalamus); (2) counteracting the effects of anandamide (another potent feeding stimulant that binds to the same receptors as THC, the primary active ingredient of marijuana); and (3) promoting the synthesis of ?-MSH, an appetite suppressant. This inhibition is long-term, in contrast to the rapid inhibition of eating by cholecystokinin (CCK) and the slower suppression of hunger between meals mediated by PYY3-36. The absence of a leptin (or its receptor) leads to uncontrolled food intake and resulting obesity. Several studies have shown that fasting or following a very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) lowers leptin levels. It might be that on short-term leptin is an indicator of energy balance. This system is more sensitive to starvation than to overfeeding. That is, leptin levels do not rise extensively after overfeeding. It might be that the dynamics of leptin due to an acute change in energy balance are related to appetite and eventually to food intake. Although this is a new hypothesis, there are already some data that support it. Read more...(701 words, estimated 2:48 mins reading time)
Just got done watching a film that I had been putting off watching for quite some time. The name of the film is Zombieland featuring the talents of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.
When first I started watching the film one of the first scenes was nothing but blood all over the place. I was thinking “Great, another blood bath” but I kept watching. It wasn’t long before I was drawn into the film and the struggle of 4 people, possibly the last 4 people in the US. The story really gets going when Columbas, played by Eisenberg meets Tallahassee played by Harrelson and they team up trying to head east. Along the way they stop at a shopping center so that Tallahassee can try and find some Twinkies. The character really has a thing for them and it might just be because of his loosing his son to the zombie infestation that is covering the globe. Zombies are everywhere and just one bite will turn you into one. Read more...(452 words, 1 image, estimated 1:48 mins reading time)
As the title says I just had my first sale of an item on eBay. I had an old PS3 system that was only good for parts and instead of just sending it to the trash I decided to see if it would sell on eBay. Now I had never sold anything on there before and I was a bit apprehensive about the whole process by it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Thousands of people all over the world sell their stuff on eBay every day, how hard could it really be. I will say that there is a definite learning curve to the whole process and if you do not stop to think things through then you will run into problems like I almost did. Read more...(2438 words, 1 image, estimated 9:45 mins reading time)
I’m so pumped that this happened today! What a wonderful opportunity to get the information out there and let the world know about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup, and all the other names it might have! Join in the fun at Twitter and check out all the great links to learn more about the science of the dangers of HFSC, and the natural recipes to avoid it. The technology and nature gods are working together. Let’s back them up!
We know it’s bad for us, and reading labels can only take you so far. Even now the labels are being altered, more so than the sticky goo itself, so those of us who knew what to look for don’t even see it. I made mention of the tricky labels in an earlier post. Today, courtesy of http://www.3fatchicks.com/, I bring you the reasons why we should boycott this nasty syrup, and why the European Union outlawed it years ago.
Reason #1: Increase in Bad (LDL) Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Typically, over-consuming sugar will result in metabolic hindrances. High fructose corn syrup causes a major increase in insulin and leptin resistance, two key factors that help metabolize food into energy. Your body will encounter increased levels of bad cholesterol because the metabolized sugar turns to fat, in turn elevating triglyceride levels, also known as fat storages.
Reason #2: Risk of Heart Attack and Heart Disease Read more...(840 words, estimated 3:22 mins reading time)