Wednesday, December 14, 2011
When somebody drinks a Coke (or DrPepper, or any other soda!!) watch what happens…
In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately (hurl) from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
*** but that's not entirely true, as other websites below have pointed out, as the problem has more to do with overeating. If a person had only eaten the number of calories in that day and had allowed in for the calories in a particular soda pop, it won't necessarily be turned into fat. But it won't necessarily yield any nutritional benefit, either!!
40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.
So there you have it, an avalanche of destruction in a single can. Imagine drinking this day after day, week after week. Stick to water, real juice from fresh squeezed fruit, and tea without sweetener.
Primary Source: by Wade Meredith
This above scenario has been reprinted in gobs of places around on the Internet... and I've tweaked in with my own observations and experiences.
-to-your-body-when-you-drink-coke/ includes links on what happens when you drink sodas containing artificial sweeteners.
OOOOOKAY - and here's a news flash! (I know, I'm probably preaching to the choir for some of us...) But here's additional information as to what happens to a person who drinks a soda EVERY DAY or MOST DAYS OF THE WEEK:
* You'll be fatter
* You'll probably have diabetes
* You'll be at higher risk for heart disease
* You're probably less healthy in other ways...
I believe it. I have a good 15-20 years of DrPepper still riding around on my belly, even though I haven't drunk it every day in years (at the present, I probably average 2-4 DrPeppers a year.).
And here's a horrifying article - what happens to our kidneys when we drink Diet Coke and not water!! Many who are diabetics or hoping to lose weight are attracted to the diet pop because "it has no calories." Right. But really?
Water is balanced at pH 7.0 but Diet Coke is like 2.51 on the acid side - it's one of the most acidic foods one can eat, and can interrupt the digestion process!!
Sooo anyway, just a reminder to myself why I can't afford to drink soda - and I need to pass this info on to my son who can't understand why I'm being "mean" and not wanting him to drink soda pop!! I saw the basic info elsewhere on another Sparker's blog and wanted to repeat the message with my own input. It's too important a message and needs to get out.
Drink More Water!!!
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
I received a link to this story on "Superbrain Yoga" from a neighbor in my community who was just thrilled to learn about Superbrain Yoga and the impacts on children with autism and other issues (even adults, from the sound of it?). It's supposed to help with concentration, memory, Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, learning difficulties, emotional instability, clumsiness, lack of concentration, etc.
She sent me this link - which I've watched and not really understood all the words yet, but I've been finding other links to help flush out the information:
(When I look at this YouTube link in edit mode, all of this link is on one line, no other text around it - the Ss is all on one line, but in actual reading mode the way this sSP is wrapping this around for some reason, splitting it up into two lines when I go out of edit mode and back into visual mode. So just copy the entire thing KSwhpF9iJSs as part of the rest of the link. I don't know why SP does that. Maybe because they don't want to pay the referral click-thru fee?? need to see if the other links are also messed up??).
It's not clear to me if the one exercise shown in the video is the ONLY one implicated in this Superbrain connection (connecting the right brain to the pineal gland and the left gland to the pineal gland etc.)? or if the other forms of yoga demonstrated elsewhere in the video in what looks to be a standard downward dog type pose in a gym class - if those versions also work and/or have a similar way to "connect" the left and right sides together with their brain counterpart (left side of body connected to right brain and right side of body connected to left brain - something that most of us have known for a long time, if not all our lives.).
This website seems to indicate that it's only just the one exercise initially demonstrated in the above video -
I've looked at some other websites too and am thinking of getting the book...
Supposedly it's been scientifically proven.
OHHHH here's a website that answers a question I posed earlier today to the lady who originally started me looking at this... I asked her if the metal in my earrings would "short circuit" if I tried to do the arm positions connecting with the ear, since the technique involves grasping the right ear lobe with the thumb and forefinger of the left hand first, and then wrapping right arm over left arm to grasp the left earlobe with thumb and forefinger. I'll have to pass that one along.
it specifically says as first instruction - to remove all jewelry!
I'm going to put just SOME of this site here:
=======================(Partial Quote of Article)===========================
How to Practice Super Brain Yoga: Step-by-Step Instructions
Ideally, this exercise should be done in the morning. Follow these seven steps:
1. Remove all jewelry and stand up straight.
2. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth right behind your teeth (as if you were about to say “La”). Leave it there throughout the exercise.
3. Take your left hand and grab hold of your right earlobe. Make sure that the thumb is in front.
4. Now take your right hand and grab hold of your left earlobe. Again, make sure that the thumb is in front. At this point you’re pressing both earlobes simultaneously. Make sure your left arm is close to your chest and inside your right arm.
5. Inhale through your nose and slowly squat down to the ground.
6. Hold your breath and do not exhale until you start making your way back up to a standing position.
7. Repeat this squatting action between 15 and 21 times.Remember to keep a hold of your earlobes and to keep your tongue touching the roof of your mouth throughout the entire exercise.
You can watch how this is done in the video below (and if you want more information you can get the “SuperBrain Yoga” book). Please note that the woman in the video makes a mistake when she says when to breathe in and when to breathe out. As the text instructions above explain, you breathe in on the way down and you breathe out on the way up:
===(end of article)================
Kinda hard for me to do with short fat arms, but I'm gonna be doing it anyway. For awhile.
Another article site:
and it mentions that one must face "the right direction" but doesn't elaborate? are we talking compass direction? or are we talking straight ahead, bent towards the floor, or are they somehow confusing "direction" with " the right sequence " ie left hand on right ear, right hand over left arm on left ear etc? I'm not sure. Guess I'll have to break down and obtain a copy of the book.
Several websites, including this one immediately above this paragraph, say to "Exhale as you squat, inhale as you stand" but then one websites I mentioned earlier says that the lady in a video describing it has it backward, and it should be inhale as you squat and exhale as you come back up.
Would the practice of Superbrain Yoga help some of us with visualization issues? with mindful eating? with Positive outlook on life?
Have YOU tried Superbrain Yoga? Any helpful information you can share??
(the reason I was having problems with the links above is because I hadn't looked ABOVE the Blog Entry form and noticed that there is a nice, handy dandy "add link" button to click on, and it adds the HTML code needed to keep it all together as a cool link. I'm such a dunce!!!! Duuuuh!!
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
So I went to bed an hour or two ago, but woke up about half hour ago with a sinus fit. Thought I'd sit up a bit and let stuff settle down, and while doing so, check some email...
One friend sent this video link - its not the usual suicidal stupid sport tricks. This is pure AWESOMENESS!!
Check it out!
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Just reading this Health article on SparkPeople:
And my immediate reactions?
First, did the study use SparkPeople participants?
And secondly, the theme song for this research should be "Lean On Me" by Ben E King, I believe - "I just might have a problem,
That you'd understand...
We all need
To lean on..."
So on and so forth...(I don't remember all the lyrics and am whacking this out on my iPhone while trying to go to sleep....)...
Now I gotta an earworm to go to sleep on!
"Say goodnight, Gracie!"
"Good night, Irene, good night...
Good night, Irene, good night,
Good night, Irene. Irene, good night...
I'll see you in my dreams!"
PS: I lied. It turns out Bill Withers sang the "Lean On Me" song, at least on the version of the song I actually have on my old iPhone (which is now serving as my "faux iPod Touch 3g"). I have no idea if Ben E. King ever sang "Lean On Me" or wished that he did, nor am I really even sure why I thought of his name last night and wrote it without even looking at the soundtracks on my "iPod" now called "Ichabod iPod". Must be a manifestation of sleep deprivation. Or just discombobulation ?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Today I ate a Kiwi fruit..
Usually I peel it. Or just cut it in half around the "equator" and then spoon the yumminess out. But I have eaten it skin on before ... seems like I had read somewhere that it could be eaten skin on, just like a strawberry or apple (washed it first, of course.). It was sort of odd, and the areas around the "poles" are a bit tough, so I'd just throw those away.
Today when I ate it, the skin seemed tougher than usual, although the fruit inside was fine. And the skin scraped off some skin from my lip! I'm hoping it won't be all sore tomorrow, so I think it was just a little scrape.
So I did some web searching to see how others eat their kiwi's. Kiwies? Kiwis? What is the plural of Kiwi Fruit, other than Kiwi Fruits. Never mind the English language....
FITJANE - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
She also cuts it in half and scoops it out with a spoon.
Diet & Nutrition Forum: http://www.sparkpeople.com/ma/How-Do-I-Eat
This is really funny... and several do mention eating the fuzz. Apparently, I was supposed to scrape off some of the fuzz before it scraped me!! And I learned that "Down Under" it's called Kiwifruit - so I should have been talking about how to eat "my kiwifruits", not "my kiwi's" "my kiwies" all of that nonsense.
In the "Calling all Vegetarians (and Vegans)!" Forum - more of the same. Just different people commenting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_me
Here's an article about Buying Organic Foods on a Budget - http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit
ion_articles.asp?id=740 and basically, Kiwi is one of the "Clean" foods that we can buy as is, no need to hunt for "organic".
Sooo anyway, this isn't the be all and the end all of everything there is to know about Kiwifruits. But it was interesting to learn a bit more and to realize that I'm not entirely crazy.
I have one more Kiwifruit left to eat.....
(and why doesn't SparkPeople have any Kiwifruit emoticons?)
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