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A very important discovery in the field of nutrition

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I am talking about leptin. One of the leading experts about leptin is Dr. Ron Rosedale.
He explains in this podcast from the Jimmy Moore show

- why high protein diets are a very bad idea
- why leptin is even more important than insulin
- why almost everyone should be on a low-carb diet, not just people with insulin resistance
- why a low-carb diet will reduce the chance of getting cancer and many other diseases
- the correlation between carbohydrate intake over a lifetime and life expectancy/quality of life
- how to to control leptin levels (primarily carb-level intake, very different from Dr. Kruse' teachings)
- how much protein to eat for different life styles/activity levels
- how to space out protein and carb intake over the course of a day
- why doctors don't routinely check leptin levels

I just listened to this podcast for the second time and found that even those parts that I thought at first were irrelevant to my situation indeed are not. This goes way beyond understanding the role of insulin in our body and is a must-listen for anyone who wants to live a long, healthy life.

www.askthelowcarbexperts.com/2012/01
/2-all-things-leptin-leptin-101-dr-ron
-rosedale/

  
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UNIQDRGNFLY 1/1/2013 7:33PM

    Thank you for sharing. Don't remember if I had ever heard about this or not, but I am interested in reading his book. emoticon

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GOPINTOS 12/17/2012 8:58PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SLENDERMAMA1 12/16/2012 9:56PM

    Thanks for putting this out there.

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ERIN1957 12/16/2012 9:54AM

    He is the reason I left the K plan and started heading in a completely different journey about 6 months ago. I read his book and have seen this podcast, and it made huge sense to me. People also forget there are many sources of protein and they need to look at all their sources.
I love creating a plan that works for me. Others can benefit so much from looking and learning how they can too make a plan that can and will work for them as well, just keep evolving through learning.
Thank you!

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KELTIC-CARA 12/16/2012 1:32AM

    I heard about Dr Rosedale sometime back and bought his book, very, very interesting in what he says, it all makes sense.

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HI-NRG 12/15/2012 10:46PM

    Sometimes it is so overwhelming that there is such an abundance of information out there. However, I still like to read up on a lot of different topics.
Thanks for the link.


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-LINDA_S 12/15/2012 8:23PM

    Thanks! I'll check it out.

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Monsanto is trying to evade legal oversight again - quick action required

Friday, December 14, 2012

action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/sto
p_the_monsanto_protection_act_today/?a
kid=690.278959.E7qGk1&rd=1&t=5


For those who are not familiar with this organization here is a little description:
www.fooddemocracynow.org/about/

  
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-LINDA_S 12/15/2012 8:27PM

    No question that Monsanto is evil! And sometimes skeptics can use some firing up to get the truth out there.

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OOLALA53 12/15/2012 11:01AM

    Maybe so, Bill. I wish people were more reasoned in their decision-making, but they aren't. Their focus is normally very personal, not thinking about the big picture.They respond to these tactics. Witness the infomercials and diet books. However, I believe the actual reasons to oppose Monsanto are very convincing, but most people aren't willing to go through the process of learning the facts. Yet our food supply is at stake. Given that Monsanto is a seed company that is trying to control the seed supply of some integral crops, I don't think that is an exaggeration.

I used to be very concerned about so many injustices in the world but it wore me down. Now I keep my focus to two issues: basic amounts of safe food and clean water for all. I signed the petition even before I saw the notice here on Spark. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 12/14/2012 11:07PM

    Thanks, Historyrunner and Houndlover, for the link and information. Signed.

My mama taught me that some people will do anything for a buck. Corporations may not be people, but the rule still holds. Monsanto and its ilk could care less what the consequences of their actions are.

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HISTORYRUNNER 12/14/2012 6:50PM

    I respectfully disagree with "Brewmaster Bill" (although I might like his beers!). In fact, more urgency and a good healthy dose of passion, married to a broad publicizing of the facts of the "Monsanto Protection Act," are exactly what is needed at this juncture. Let me point out what the Farm Bill would do: it would outlaw - not just limit, but outlaw - review of environmental or human impacts of GM crops; require - not encourage, but require - the Secretary of Agriculture to grant immediate approval or deregulation of a GM crop, regardless of its proven safety or lack thereof; and severely limit the USDA's review process.

Here is a link with some more detailed information about the bill.: http://www.naturalnews.com/036477_M
onsanto_immunity_GM_crops.html<
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That this is buried in the depths of a sleep-inducing, massive Farm Bill is a stealth tactic which the ag industry (affectionately known as "Big Agra") counts on to slip this one past the American public. I'm sure that a little research would show this is one of the oldest tricks in the playbook. Those who have seen "Food, Inc." should not be surprised by the underhanded tactics of Monsanto & Friends. Anger, outcry, emotion, and hard, reasoned argument all need to be marshaled to fight back. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOUNDLOVER1 12/14/2012 5:38PM

    I've found these guys to have been pretty reliable. emoticon emoticon

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BREWMASTERBILL 12/14/2012 4:36PM

    This sort of website fuels the fire of a skeptic. No facts, lots of emotion, urgency.

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12/13/12

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Weight this morning was 132 lbs.
I did strength training for about 45 minutes, some core, some leg muscles, a little upper body. I got confirmation from an experienced swim coach that it is fairly normal for shoulders to get sore after swimming a lot of freestyle at first because of the uneven use of muscles around the shoulder joint, so starting tomorrow I'll get serious about doing shoulder strengthening exercises to balance this out.
I also bought a new heart-rate monitor, the same as before, a Polar FT4, which is reasonably priced and has all the basic features I need.
I will start using it tomorrow for my 3 mile training run.
I also invested in a balance trainer which should provide a little extra challenge for my workouts at home. I don't like it quite as well as the Bosu balls but it is a fraction of the price. Here is a picture:

www.ballsnbands.com/balance_trainer_
disc.html


It helps to work core muscles.

  
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ERIN1957 12/14/2012 12:57PM

    Wow you are doing so well! Great job !!

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    Great workouts-Lynda emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/14/2012 6:30AM

    I like the idea of the Bosu balls-let me know how you like them. I might buy one.

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Started my half-marathon training

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I started off with running a 5 K on the treadmill. I increased my speed starting off at 4 mph, and moved up to 4.5 mph within 2 minutes where I stayed for the first third, then increased to 4.6 mph until about 2 miles, then increased to 4.8 mph, 5 mph and at the end 5.5 mph.
time was 40:36 min., pulse at the end was about 160.
Incline was set to 1. average pace about 4.58 mph
Running on the treadmill is harder for me than outside. I think it's the boredom and having nothing interesting to look at.
I just looked at my blogs from one year ago. I had not given up wheat nor gone low-carb and in retrospect it is so easy for me to see why my running did not improve.
Then I did change to low-carb and wheat-free shortly before my half-marathon but my body had not really fully transitioned to using fat as fuel.
I am really looking forward to seeing how much I can improve my running on a low-carb diet.
I'll have to go and buy a new heart-rate monitor to continue training according to the Maffetone method (heartrate cap of 180-age with some variation).
I'm pretty sure that my running is better than it was about a year ago, even though I did not do much running this spring and summer.
Tomorrow I'm planning on strength training and a little sprinting.

  
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JOSSY23 12/19/2012 3:46AM

    Congratulations on starting your half marathon training. I have a half marathon in June/July which I am about to start training for and to be honest, having a month off, I know training is going to suck! Hopefully we can support each other in our pursuits.

Joss

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MICHELLE8182 12/16/2012 7:41PM

    I think it's great that you keep progressing! I have to completely agree with the treadmill - I can only do interval workouts on it, otherwise it's just too boring. I also am a huge fan of couch to 5 K - we just finished putting on a C25K program for the community, and though we lost most of the 15 or so max participants we got, 2 people who had never run before got up to 5K and are still running a few weeks after the program! It definitely works:)

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GETSTRONGRRR 12/12/2012 8:49PM

    Congrats and good luck! I'm a big fan of Jeff Galloway. He has a book called running that gives good plans for 5Ks to HMs.

His method helped me get through 5 marathons with better times and less pain!

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THE70SNUT 12/12/2012 8:22PM

    First time I've read your blog, and I'm impressed! Will have to look back at older entries. I would love to be a runner but just getting started walking right now. Progression in the appropriate amount! Great job!!!

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Gained a little muscle, didn't lose any fat

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I gained about a pound of muscle mass in the last 6 weeks, but my total body fat stayed about the same at 23%. This tells me that I need to avoid longer breaks in my exercise routine as the ones I had to take because of tendinitis in my arm and then soreness in my shoulder to make more progress. I decided to give it about 3 more months or until just before my half-marathon to do another check. My doctor thought I would not have to cut carbs any more to see results if I can keep from getting injured and continue strength training 3 times/week and running 3-5 times/week. This is unless my H A1c levels has not improved, in which case I may have to cut carbs a little more. I will get blood work done tomorrow and it will take about a week to get the results of that.
Given that I'm not really interested in cutting carbs all the way down to 20 grams/day I will probably just make progress very slowly.

  
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RUSSELL_40 12/12/2012 6:19PM

    I think you will see a significant improvement in your A1C, since it was a huge drop in grams of carbs. If not, it would be very interesting. Maybe you only get a benefit from going very low, like I did with Atkins? I know I dropped when I lowered my carbs to 150 grams on the " diabetic diet ". Problem was, I didn't lose any weight. However my A1C dropped, as it should with a reduction in carbs. Have you been testing daily, and if so, are those lower?


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-LINDA_S 12/12/2012 6:03PM

    Well, gaining the muscle is great! Maybe your body doesn't want to be much lower in fat. Sounds like you're really working hard.

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ERIN1957 12/12/2012 12:23PM

    awesome keep going you are doing wonderful!

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