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Thyroid Gland

Monday, July 26, 2010

The thyroid is an endocrine gland, meaning it produces hormones directly to the blood, controls the metabolism.
high production of the hormone makes us work fast and burn our stores fast while low production make us slow and so obese.
we cannot become obese when we are hyper and we cannot become thin when we are hypo.



Sunday, July 25, 2010

Alcohol and weight loss are enemies,
but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle.
Alcohol is metabolized differently than other foods and beverages.
When alcohol is consumed, it gets special privileges and needs no digestion. The alcohol molecules diffuse through the stomach wall as soon as they arrive and can reach the brain and liver in minutes.
This reaction is slightly slowed when there is also food in your system, but as soon as the mixed contents enter the small intestine, the alcohol is absorbed quickly.
The alcohol then arrives at the liver for processing. The liver places all of its attention on the alcohol. Therefore, the carbohydrates (glucose) and dietary fats are just changed into body fat, waiting to be carried away for permanent fat storage in the body.
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that it causes water loss and dehydration. Along with this water loss you lose important minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc. These minerals are vital to the maintenance of fluid balance, chemical reactions, and muscle contraction and relaxation.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram and offers NO nutritional value. It only adds empty calories to your diet.
Drinking might help induce sleep, but the sleep you get isn't very deep. Ultimately, as a result, you get less rest.
Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to serious health problems, including stomach ulcers, liver disease, and heart troubles.
Alcohol actually stimulates your appetite. While you might be full from a comparable amount of calories from food, several drinks might not fill you up. On top of that, research shows that if you drink before or during a meal, both your inhibitions and willpower are reduced. In this state, you are more likely to overeat.
Many foods that accompany drinking (peanuts, pretzels, chips) are salty, which can make you thirsty, encouraging you to drink even more.
To avoid over drinking, sip on a glass of water in between each alcoholic beverage.

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 7/26/2010 12:59AM

    Good info to know. I have taken alcohol out of my diet for over a year now. Not worth the high calories and health risks. emoticon

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Cold or Hot

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Decades ago, scientists looked into this folk remedy and posited that tryptophan, an amino acid in milk might be responsible for its supposed sleep-inducing effects. Earlier research had shown that when tryptophan is released into the brain, it produces serotonin—a serenity-boosting neurotransmitter. But when milk were tested, they failed to affect sleep patterns, perhaps because other amino acids in those foods competed with tryptophan to get into the brain. Warm milk at bedtime may be comforting, but it won’t boost sleep-promoting serotonin.

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MITECU 7/24/2010 7:54AM

    I received a gift from a student with lavender body lotion and a lavender spray for the pillow. The box says that lavender scents help you sleep better. I don't know about that, but it smells nice.

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FITKAT2010 7/24/2010 5:49AM

    I don't drink cows milk at all except in non-fat creamer. Does that count? LOL

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Health Issues

Friday, July 23, 2010

Many get the liberty to write on medical issues as they like
They feel authortative and feel free to give advise on health and other important issues.
Lately an important magazine wrote about walking and health!
It gave lot of weight to free walking over the treadmill. BUT we live in a snow country and we are too old to walk in between cars and shops
Have they considered the importance of evaluating what you did and keep record?
do you know how much you walked in a park?
How much you burned from your calories?
I Believe in the journal and in the follow up.


Bad habits

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Habits not addiction:
Can be bad like smoking
but being lazy and try to watch tv or read a book is another bad habit
people try to avoid them.
this needs lot of will and a dedicated supervisor

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FITKAT2010 7/21/2010 6:35AM

    Laziness is a cover over the real reasons we give ourselves for not exercising.

JUST DO IT! You'll discover in the action of actually doing something for yourself why you resisted it.

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