October 25, 2016

What is Diabetes and What Causes It?

Filed under: diabetes,Health,obesity — Tags: , , , , , — jpestano @ 3:22 pm

Type 2 diabetesDiabetes affects approximately 29 million American and 8 million of that total are unaware that they have this disease. Diabetes is a group of disorders that occur through high blood glucose levels. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 caused by the body’s inability to make insulin, and Type 2 as a result of the body’s inability to react to insulin. In the human body, the pancreas is responsible for producing the hormone insulin. This hormone is responsible for regulating the transport of sugars that have been broken down so the body is able to absorb them. When cells are unable to react to insulin effectively, it usually means that a person is going through insulin resistance. People with Type 2 Diabetes experience this problem in large magnitudes.

There are numerous reasons by which a person could be diagnosed with this condition. For instance, mutated or defected DNA could be the cause that the cells are not able to produce or stimulate the release of insulin. Also, obesity is another major reason for Type 2 diabetes. Consumption of foods that are highly processed and have large amounts of carbohydrates causes multiple spikes in blood sugar levels. This adds pressure on the body to use insulin to control sugar in blood levels. The links between obesity and diabetes is well-documented; it has been recorded that “90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or [obese]” [1].

[1] Your Weight and Diabetes. Obesity Society. Retrieved From: http://www.obesity.org/content/weight-diabetes

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October 10, 2016

What Everyday Foods Help Control Cholesterol?

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found over your entire body. It aids in the production of cell membranes, some hormones, and vitamin D [1]. There are two kinds of cholesterol: HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). LDL is often referred to as the “bad” cholesterol because it is difficult for the human body to break down its structure. On the other hand, HDL is often considered the “good” cholesterol which the human body consumes to remove cholesterol and plaque from the blood. A large build-up of LDL can cause the arteries to be blocked, which causes chest pain and heart problems.

There are many ways a person can lower their LDL levels and one of the simplest ways is by improving their daily diet. It is vital that a person with high LDL avoid foods high in saturated fats. Foods such as soy, avocadoes, salmon, garlic and spinach are all examples of ingredients that are good for someone trying to reduce their LDL levels.

For people who have high cholesterol, salmon and other cold water fish are especially effective, as they help lower LDL levels and increase HDL levels. Fish are also high in protein and a dinner staple for people with high LDL levels. Also, substituting the kind of oil used in cooking can make a difference in controlling cholesterol. Using avocado oil or olive oil is a much better option than using vegetable oil. Making slight variations like these makes a significant impact on your health as a whole.

Sources:

[1] Cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides in Children and Adolescents. Stanford Children’s Health.  Retrieved from: http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=cholesterol-ldl-hdl-and-triglycerides-in-children-and-adolescents-90-P01593

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September 14, 2010

The Internet…

Filed under: obesity — Tags: , , , — robertprice @ 11:46 pm

The internet seems to be in control of almost everything and everyone. The whole world is basically at one’s fingertips. For instance, what can’t you do on the internet? People can shop for their favorite clothes or accessories, talk to their friends, read the news, research various topics, and play games. The list is endless.

Although, it is great that we can stay in just one spot and do so many different things, the internet does come with its cons. Nowadays, many people do not have good communication skills; they are used to sending emails or instant messaging. Obesity, especially in children, has also increased tremendously over the years. The amount of time spent on the computer is one reason for this rise. Kids stay on the computer for far too long instead of doing other things such as playing sports, going to the park, or spending time with their families.

In addition, you are revealing a lot more about yourself then you may think on the internet. And, once something is up, it can never be taken down. Through social networking sites such as Facebook, many people post pictures and reveal various details about themselves.

Later, when these people apply for jobs, the company where they applied will, in most cases, find out as much as they can about a person through the internet. In the United States, it was found that approximately 70% of recruiters did not hire a person based on what they found out about the person on the internet. The internet can be a very dangerous thing.

Overall, the internet has great benefits that everybody can appreciate. One needs to be more careful on the internet and reveal less about themselves. Aside from the internet, people should get more involved with “the real world”. To show you what I mean, here’s a funny little quote…

“Hooked on Internet?  Help is a just a click away.” – Anonymous

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July 12, 2010

Obesity Camps for Teens in the UAE

Filed under: obesity — Tags: , , , , , , , — robertprice @ 9:42 pm

Teenagers in the United Arab Emirates who are over 90kg’s are being asked by the government to participate in anti-obesity camps. While in these camps, teens are expected to lose 1kg every week during the 1 month program. The teens will be put on a strict calorie-controlled diet and exercise program, and they will receive lectures about obesity every 4 days.

I still haven’t decided if this is too extreme, especially for teenagers, or maybe it’s what we need to do. Obesity is becoming a very serious problem, and nowhere is this more apparent than the United States. In the United States, obesity related illnesses are costing the nation $147 billion every year. Maybe it’s time for some new, drastic, changes in obesity prevention.

I would like to know what the results will be like for the camps in the UAE. If they work, then maybe we can adapt a similar program here in North America. If the level of obesity experiences a drop, it may lead to some lower taxes or health care prices. Not to mention you’ll add years to your life. Regardless of how well these camps work, something needs to be done about the obesity epidemic in the United States.

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April 8, 2010

Getting Rid of the Clown


For years, Ronald McDonald has been the face of the McDonald’s fast food chain. Recently though, there has been a very serious push to send Ronald into retirement. With the current obesity problem, especially among young children, many people believe it’s time for Ronald to go.

Personally, I’m no big fan of Ronald McDonald, but I also don’t believe he is entirely to blame here. Yes, McDonald’s isn’t the healthiest food for anyone to eat, but that doesn’t mean you should blame the company for your weight problems, or the weight problems your children are now facing. You have to make the decision about your life. If you choose to eat unhealthy all the time, you must be willing to accept the consequences of your actions.

As for those parents placing total blame on the curly haired clown, maybe you should ask who bought the food for your child, who continually gave unhealthy food to your child? Parents need to realize they are responsible for their children as well as themselves. Small children don’t know that eating McDonald’s every day isn’t healthy. We as adults need to explain this to them and control what kinds of food they are eating.

Sure McDonald’s isn’t healthy food, but sitting outside tanning in the sun isn’t either. Pretty soon we’ll be suing the sun for giving us skin cancer. We need to start accepting that maybe something’s are our fault and that we should take some actual responsibility, that’s part of growing up that most of us haven’t been able to understand.

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March 30, 2010

Food Addiction Very Serious In America


When someone mentions an addict most of us will probably imagine a junky shooting up in some dark corner of town, but what about those that are addicted to food? Yes food can become quite addictive and certain diets may actually affect your brain in a way that is similar to that of many hardcore drugs.

High fat, high calorie junk foods can become very addictive, and this not only leads to mental problems, but it is also a reason for the rising obesity rate in the States. Along with the unbelievably high rates of obesity, Americans are becoming more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and strokes.

A study on rats showed that the high fat, high calorie diet showed similar signs drugs like heroin. These foods satisfy the pleasure center in the brain and after awhile of eating this type of diet, eating becomes compulsive. In fact, even electric shocks were unable to stop their eating. The addiction had developed to the point where they would keep eating despite obvious pain as the joy they obtained from eating would outweigh the pain of the shocks.

While I don’t think that Americans are going to have as much difficulty with food addiction that rats do, I do think that many Americans will not only gain a significant amount of weight and endanger their health; I believe that once that weight is put on, it will be more difficult to lose that weight than ever before.

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February 8, 2010

Soft Drinks Significantly Increase Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

Soft drinks are already one of the biggest, or even possibly the biggest, drinks to avoid if you want to be healthy. However, most of the time, we talk about soft drinks as a major factor to weight gain. Recently, a study has discovered a link between soft drinks and pancreatic cancer.

The pancreas creates insulin, while scientists believe that high levels of insulin can increase the growth of cancerous cells. When we take in too much sugar, we drastically increase our insulin levels. Soft drinks are currently one of the main sources of sugar in the diet of most Americans.

The results of the study were astonishing. Those that drank two or more cups of pop every week had an 87 percent increase in the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Many things like smoking, obesity, diabetes, and red meat intake were just a few of the factors taken into consideration.

Soft drinks just keep getting even worse for your body every time we learn something new. Cutting down on your pop consumption definitely couldn’t hurt. You’ll help lessen your chances of developing pancreatic cancer and you will become healthier in general. You might even be able to lose those few extra pounds.

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January 25, 2010

4 Healthy Alternatives to Popcorn


If you’re like me than you have to have some popcorn whenever you decide to go out and rent a movie. However, if you haven’t already noticed, popcorn isn’t the best food for your body to be digesting all the time. Once in a while it’s okay, but when you have it 2-3 times a week, you might want to consider switching to something else. The good news for you (and me) is that there are healthy alternatives to popcorn.

Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a great alternative to popcorn as it is significantly healthier than popcorn. Additionally, it has a similar feel to popcorn if you break the cauliflower into pieces. You can decide to eat cauliflower raw (the way I like it) or you can cook it and even use some dips or seasonings.

Trail Mix – Go out and look for you own ingredients to make your personal brand of trail mix. Make sure your trail mix is unsalted though. By purchasing your own foods for trail mix, you’ll save money in the long run, and you’ll be able to decide everything that goes into you trail mix. Ideas – unsalted peanuts, unsweetened chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc.

Cherry tomatoes or grapes – cherry tomatoes or grapes are a very good alternative to your usual buttery delight. These alternatives are healthy, significantly healthier than popcorn, and will probably make you forget that you’re not eating popcorn. By the time the movie starts, you probably won’t notice or care that you’re not having popcorn.

Apple slices with almond butter – This is one of my favorite things to eat, not just as an alternative to popcorn, but just in general. Apple slices with almond butter are a very healthy choice that will satisfy your need to eat something that’s crunchy, but also salty and sweet.
Hopefully one or more of these things can help you achieve a healthier life. If none of these work you could always try just doing something else with your hands, such as knitting, maybe even fidgeting with a pen or pencil.

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September 21, 2009

8 Things That Will Lower Your Sex Drive


Have you and your partner hit a road block in the bedroom? Well there are a number of things that could have caused things type of problem. Some of these problems can be caused by some psychological problem while others may be the result of our bodies aging. Here are some of the most frequent causes of decreased sex drive.

1.Stress– Stress is probably the most common reason for a low sex drive. Some people become stressed out at work, especially if there is a big, important proposal due next week. Some people (especially now) have been faced with stress due to financial problems. Try to look online or talk to your doctor about some stress management techniques.


2.Relationship problems– If there are problems in the relationship odds are there will be problems in the bedroom. Try talking some things out with your significant other. Communication is very important in a relationship. If there’s been a betrayal of trust, such as a cheating spouse well then some people may not get over that and find out it’s time to move on.

3.Alcohol– A few drinks to loosen you up might not really loosen you up. Alcohol actually numbs your sex drive and may cause you to forget about sex (if only for a little while). If it doesn’t the chances are your partner isn’t going to be too “in the mood” by your sexy slurring of words, and inability to stand up. You’ll have to worry about getting the bedroom before you even think about performing in the bedroom at that point.

4.Lack of Sleep– If you are waking up too early or going to bed too late then chances are you’re going to be extremely tired. Being fatigued severely lowers your sex drive. Try going to bed much earlier. If you suffer from insomnia talk to your doctor about some medications that will help you sleep.

5.Parenting– Although parenting does not LOWER sex drive it does make it extremely hard to find the time to become intimate. Try setting some dates where a relative or babysitter can watch your child while you and your partner have a “date night” where you can go out or just be alone at home.


6.Negative Body Image
– When you don’t think you look good, you feel even worse. Low self-esteem is a major cause for low sex drive. Some people convince themselves that they are overweight even if they aren’t and it plays negatively in their love life and can even lead to serious problems with their health. Try to remind your partner that you love the way they look. If that doesn’t work ask them to work out with you. Working out boosts self-confidence and boosts sex drive.

7.Obesity– For those that are actually overweight, problems in the bedroom are likely to follow. Although doctors are not positive as to why obesity leads to low sex drive many can guess. Most assume that low sex drive caused by obesity is due to low self-esteem, psychological problems, and relationship problems.


8.Too Little Intimacy
– Some times the intimacy tends to go away. This generally happens when two people are in a relationship for a lengthy period of time. Try to take some time to really enhance the mood. Watch a romantic movie together, cuddle, maybe take a bath together. As the excitement builds so will your sex drive.

Now these are not the only things that lower sex drive, but they are some of the most common reasons and most of them can be fixed. There are some biological factors that will lower sex drive that no one can really control such as menopause, and lower testosterone (testosterone levels decrease as we age). However, erectile dysfunction is now very manageable with treatment such as Viagra and Cialis. Hopefully some of this information helps you bring that spark back into the bedroom.

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September 3, 2009

Scientists Delete Obesity Gene

Filed under: fatty diet,genes,mice,obesity,overweight,Uncategorized,weight gain,weight loss — robertprice @ 10:09 am
Researchers have discovered that weight gain in mice is caused by a gene that can be literally “switched-off”. When the gene is deleted, the mice stay slim even if they have fatty diets. The gene is called IKKE and when it is deactivated the mice do not experience weight gain – even when being fed a lard based meal.

The study, put out in the September 4th issue of the journal Cell, describes that several mice ate high fat diets, while others ate low fat diets for 3-4 months. It was found that the mice without the IKKE gene on the high fat diets stayed slim. Researchers believe that removing the IKKE gene speeds up the metabolism of mice allowing them to burn more calories. The gene produces an enzyme that activates other proteins and controls and regulates metabolism.

“The knockout[IKKE geneless] mice are not exercising any more than the control mice used in the study.” Study author Alan Saltiel Director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute said in a press release. “They’re just burning more energy, and in the process, they’re generating a little heat as well – their body temperature actually increases a bit.”

“We’ve studied other genes associated with obesity – we call them ‘obeseogenes'” Saltiel said “But this is the first one we’ve found that when deleted, stops the animal from gaining weight.”

More researched is required in order to determine if the IKKE gene is connected to weight gain in humans, however there is potential. One day we may develop an anti-obesity drug.

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