Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Here's my old song for tonight:
Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
I always hated that one, ever since it came out. Thought it was too sappy. Now all of a sudden it gives me a sentimental feeling about Dreamland. I really like this video because he's old now too.
Take care. Make it through the night.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
NEW YORK – Fruit is free under the latest Weight Watchers plan.
The weight-loss giant is replacing its Points plan with a new system called PointsPlus.
Fresh fruits and most vegetables are zero points. Dried fruits and starchy vegetables such as potatoes and corn still have points assigned to them.
The new system was unveiled Monday. Weight Watchers says it will help dieters realize that a 100-calorie apple is a better choice than a 100-calorie bag of chips.
The chief scientific officer of Weight Watchers International Inc. says the program is based on the latest scientific research. Karen Miller-Kovach (KOH'-vach) says it's designed to guide people toward healthy and satisfying foods.
THIS IS INSANE. This makes no biochemical sense whatsoever.
An apple is not better for you than chips. They are both carbohydrates. They stimulate insulin production which STIMULATES FAT STORAGE. Neither one is very good if you want to lose weight. And the fructose in the apple is actually metabolically inferior to glucose.
Please see the fructose video I referenced earlier.
THESE PEOPLE CLAIM TO BE NUTRITION AND WEIGHT LOSS EXPERTS.
Their only thing their diet does is guarantee you will fail.
Maybe even faster with their " new, improved" nonsense...
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
If she had knowledge of the physiology and effects of Orexin cells she would know that this diet will have the exact opposite effect on most depressed people.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
You might actually benefit from some more meat and cheese in your diet...
But what you really need to eliminate is not alcohol or animal products - it's Gluten.
If you do, maybe you can avoid that nasty rehab bill in the first place.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here I am, doing my part to restore sanity and promote the fear of bread.
(without leaving the house) You can click on the pic to see it better.
They don't show, but I was wearing sensible shoes...
As Jon so deftly noted: "If we amplify everything, we hear nothing."
Song of the day: You are not alone
Runner Up: Love Train
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
but alas, there was a slight alteration in plans.
My husband came and sat across the table from me and said very seriously, "Honey, I'm having a mid-life crisis."
So, using my new improved vagus response, I said calmly, "Is it a sportscar or a cheerleader?"
And he said "Neither. I want a swimming pool."
So here it is:
It's an endless pool. In my garage.
Not only did we spend a week putting it together, and a weekend putting on the wooden rails... but I had to totally clean and paint and pile manage the whole garage and basement before that could even happen.
It's pretty cool though. He's been using it a lot. Wants to do a mini-triathalon or something. (It's kind of freaking me out. If I wanted to live with a jock I would have married one!)
So, one of his friends asked him what I was getting for MY mid-life crisis... also guessing something in the automobile category... Ha. I'm way too weird for that. (Besides, we now officially have "more stuff than anyone needs".)
I'm getting medical tests.
A couple polysomnograms.
A couple glucose tolerance tests.
A couple antibody titers.
Matching ones. Before and after gluten.
I know this is real.
It's predictable, reliable and repeatable. And measurable.
I'm going to document it.
And my doctor has agreed to help me.
After he read YOUR testimonials.
Thank you all so much for your support.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I find it too disturbing to address right now.
I just wanted to post this in case someone is searching blogger for information:
Suicidal ideation is triggered by low orexin levels.
Low orexin levels can be caused by high blood sugar or an allergy to gluten.
A change in diet may alleviate your suffering.
Please read the research on my website or contact me directly for more information.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Smoking Can Increase Depressive Symptoms in Teens, Study FindsThis study finds no such thing.
ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2010) — While some teenagers may puff on cigarettes to 'self-medicate' against the blues, scientists at the University of Toronto and the University of Montreal have found that smoking may actually increase depressive symptoms in some adolescents.
"Smokers who used cigarettes as mood enhancers had higher risks of elevated depressive symptoms than teens who had never smoked," says coauthor Jennifer O'Loughlin, a professor at the University of Montreal Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and scientist at the of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre. "Our study found that adolescent smokers who reported emotional benefits from smoking are at higher risk of developing depressive symptoms.The association between depression and smoking exists principally among teens that use cigarettes to feel better,
"It's important to emphasize that depressive symptom scores were higher among teenagers who reported emotional benefits from smoking after they began to smoke," says Dr. Chaiton.
People with rapidly diminishing orexin levels find nicotine attenuates their mood problems. It does not, however, address the underlying neurodegeneration. They deteriorate rapidly anyway.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I have much to say, and promise I will get it out- but as usual- it's all inter-related and very detailed. I want to post it as one large unit so it makes sense. It will take me a while, even if I stay up all night for the next few weeks...
In the meantime, here's an article I found today:
Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who are overweight may have yet another motivation to take off those excess pounds: The more a postmenopausal woman weighs, the worse her memory, researchers have found.
What's more, the negative impact on memory was more pronounced in "pear-shaped" women who carry excess weight around their hips, and less of a factor in "apple-shaped" women who carry it around their waists, the study authors noted.
In the new study, researchers found that for every one point increase in a woman's body mass index (BMI), her score on a standard memory test -- though still in the normal range -- dropped by one point. BMI is a measurement that takes into account height and weight.
This study expands on several others involving body shape, in which obese apple-shaped women -- but not pear-shaped women -- were found to be at higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia.
"What this study is really telling us is that there's something about obesity that puts you at risk for dementia, and it's independent of other factors such as vascular disease," said Dr. Gary Kennedy, director of geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
It's nice to have some more evidence, but I just want to comment on one thing.
Gluten intolerance causes abdominal and gluteal muscle wasting. We carry our fat there for a reason, because the muscles there are deteriorating. For some reason men and apple-shaped women get big saggy guts and lose their butts altogether.
I cannot believe that not one of those pesky nutritionists has figured that out yet.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
And the oddest ones of all are in Seattle?
The computer nerds are pretty common here, but the librarians are weirder.
Yeah. Here's my peeps:
Librarians Do Gaga
I don't know any of those students, but recognize a couple of the teachers.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being
The emerging and surprising view of how the enteric nervous system in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat.
The second brain informs our state of mind in other more obscure ways, as well. "A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut," Mayer says.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
BOSTON (Reuters) – The number of children aged 2 to 5 who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs has doubled over the past decade, according to research released on Friday.
Because that is just appalling and wrong and must be stopped.