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Eating an abundance of junk seems normal to today’s generation. Over the past few years, in urban metropolitan cities, the tradition of eating home cooked Indian food is swapped by quick fix snacks, chips and biscuits etc. Easy availability and low cost are a major cause for the growing fad for junk food among kids. Junk food is a classic example of unbalanced diet usually characterized by high proportion of carbohydrates, refined sugar, salt, fats and low nutritional value, which can raise various health concerns like obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure etc. These food are processed and refined in such a way that they lose most of the key nutrients, have low fiber and poor water content. Effects of junk food on our digestive system: Junk food is unhealthy for digestive system as they slowdown the digestion process making the stomach bloated. In order to digest food, stomach needs enzymes and fast food does not have them. When food is absorbed by the intestine it requires fiber and water to excrete but they don’t have such nutrients which leads to poor digestion and irritable bowels. Carbs and sugar in fast food and processed food can increase acids in your mouth. These acids can break down tooth enamel. As tooth enamel disappears, bacteria can take hold, and cavities may develop.
Obesity can also lead to complications with bone density and muscle mass. People who are obese have a greater risk for falling and breaking bones. It’s important to keep exercising to build muscles, which support your bones, and maintain a healthy diet to minimize bone loss.Fast food may satisfy hunger in the short term, but long-term results are less positive. People who eat fast food and processed pastries are 51 percent more likely to develop depression than people who don’t eat those foods or eat very few of them.Excess calories from fast-food meals can cause weight gain. This may lead toward obesity.Obesity increases your risk for respiratory problems, including asthma and shortness of breath. The extra pounds can put pressure on your heart and lungs and symptoms may show up even with little exertion. You may notice difficulty breathing when you’re walking, climbing stairs, or exercising. For children, the risk of respiratory problems is especially clear. One study found that children who eat fast food at least three times a week are more likely to develop asthma.Most fast food, including drinks and sides, are loaded with carbohydrates with little to no fiber. When your digestive system breaks down these foods, the carbs are released as glucose (sugar) into your bloodstream. As a result, your blood sugar increases. Your pancreas responds to the surge in glucose by releasing insulin. Insulin transports sugar throughout your body to cells that need it for energy. As your body uses or stores the sugar, your blood sugar returns to normal.How many carbs should you eat in a day? » This blood sugar process is highly regulated by your body, and as long as you’re healthy, your organs can properly handle these sugar spikes. But frequently eating high amounts of carbs can lead to repeated spikes in your blood sugar. Overtime, these insulin spikes may cause your body’s normal insulin response to falter. This increases your risk for weight gain, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Swinging through the drive-thru or hopping into your favorite fast-food restaurant tends to happen more often than some would like to admit. According to the Food Institute’s analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials alone spend 44 percent of their budget’s food dollars on eating out.
Junk food is a pejorative term for food containing high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little fibre, protein, vitamins or minerals. Junk food can also refer to high protein food like meat prepared with saturated fat. Food from many hamburger outlets, pizza and fried chicken outlets is often considered as junk food.
Concerns about the negative health effects resulting from a “junk food”-heavy diet, especially obesity, have resulted in public health awareness campaigns, and restrictions on advertising and sale in several countries.
1Origin of the term
3Popularity and appeal
5Anti-junk food measures
Origin of the term
The term junk food dates back at least to the early 1950s,although it has been reported that it was coined in 1972 by Michael F. Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.In 1952, it appeared in a headline in the Lima, Ohio, News, “fish, ‘Junk Foods’ Cause Serious Malnutrition”, for a reprint of a 1948 article from the Ogden, Utah, Standard-Examiner, originally headlined, “Dr. Brady’s Health Column: More Junk Than Food”. In it, Dr. Brady writes, “What Mrs. H calls ‘junk’ I call cheat food. That is anything made principally of white flour and or refined white sugar or syrup. For example, white bread, crackers, cake, candy, ice cream soda, chocolate malted, sundaes, sweetened carbonated beverages.”The term cheat food can be traced back in newspaper mentions to at least 1916.
Andrew F. Smith, in his book, Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, defines junk food as “those commercial products, including candy, bakery goods, ice cream, salty snacks, and soft drinks, which have little or no nutritional value but do have plenty of calories, salt, and fats. While not all fast foods are junk foods, most are. Fast foods are ready-to-eat foods served promptly after ordering. Some fast foods are high in calories and low in nutritional value, while other fast foods, such as salads, may be low in calories and high in nutritional value.”
Junk foods have empty calories, i.e. the energy content is not complemented with proteins and lipids required for a nutritious diet. François Magendie showed by experiment in 1816 that dogs died when fed only sugar.
Foods commonly considered junk foods include salted snack foods, gum, candy, sweet desserts, fried fast food, and sugary carbonated beverages. Many foods such as hamburgers, pizza, and tacos can be considered either healthy or junk food depending on their ingredients and preparation methods. The more highly processed items usually fall under the junk food category, including breakfast cereals that are mostly sugar or high fructose corn syrup and white flour or milled corn.
Especially in the case of ethnic foods, a classification as “junk food” could be perceived as rather offensive, given that such foods may have been prepared and consumed for centuries and may contain healthy ingredients. In the book, Panic Nation: Unpicking the Myths We’re Told About Food and Health, a complementary point is argued: food is food, and if there is no nutritional value, then it isn’t a food of any type, “junk” or otherwise. Co-editor Vincent Marks explains, “To label a food as ‘junk’ is just another way of saying, ‘I disapprove of it.’ There are bad diets – that is, bad mixtures and quantities of food – but there are no ‘bad foods’ except those that have become bad through contamination or deterioration.”
Popularity and appeal
Junk food in its various forms is extremely popular, and an integral part of modern popular culture. In the US, annual fast food sales are in the area of $160 billion, compared to supermarket sales of $620 billion (a figure which also includes junk food in the form of convenience foods, snack foods, and candy). In 1976, “Junk Food Junkie”, the tale of a junk food addict who pretends to follow a healthy diet by day, while at night he clandestinely gorges on Hostess Twinkies and Fritos corn chips, McDonald’s and KFC, became a Top 10 pop hit in the US. Thirty-six years later, Time placed the Twinkie at #1 in its “Top 10 Iconic Junk Foods” special feature: “Not only…a mainstay on our supermarket shelves and in our bellies, they’ve been a staple in our popular culture and, above all, in our hearts. Often criticized for its lack of any nutritional value whatsoever, the Twinkie has managed to persevere as a cultural and gastronomical icon.”
America also celebrates an annual National Junk Food Day on July 21. Origins are unclear; it is one of around 175 US food and drink days, most created by “people who want to sell more food”, at times aided by elected officials at the request of a trade association or commodity group. “In honor of the day,” Time in 2014 published, “5 Crazy Junk Food Combinations”. Headlines from other national and local media coverage include: “Celebrate National Junk Food Day With… Beer-Flavored Oreos?” (MTV); “National Junk Food Day: Pick your favorite unhealthy treats in this poll” (Baltimore);”Celebrities’ favorite junk food” (Los Angeles); “A Nutritionist’s Guide to National Junk Food Day” with “Rules for Splurging” (Huffington Post); and “It’s National Junk Food Day: Got snacks?” (Kansas City).
It is well-established that the poor eat more junk food overall than the more affluent, but the reasons for this are not clear. Few studies have focused on variations in food perception according to socio-economic status (SES); some studies that have differentiated based on SES suggest that the economically challenged don’t perceive healthy food much differently than any other segment of the population.Recent research into scarcity, combining behavioral science and economics, suggests that, faced with extreme economic uncertainty, where even the next meal may not be a sure thing, judgment is impaired and the drive is to the instant gratification of junk food, rather than to making the necessary investment in the longer-term benefits of a healthier diet.
When junk food is consumed very often, the excess fat, simple carbohydrates, and processed sugar found in junk food contributes to an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and many other chronic health conditions. A case study on consumption of fast foods in Ghana suggested a direct correlation between consumption of junk food and obesity rates. The report asserts that obesity resulted to related complex health concerns such upsurge of heart attack rates. Studies reveal that as early as the age of 30, arteries could begin clogging and lay the groundwork for future heart attacks.Consumers also tend to eat too much in one sitting, and those who have satisfied their appetite with junk food are less likely to eat healthy foods like fruit or vegetables.
Testing on rats has indicated negative effects of junk food that may manifest likewise in people. A Scripps Research Institute study in 2008 suggested that junk food consumption alters brain activity in a manner similar to addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin. After many weeks with unlimited access to junk food, the pleasure centers of rat brains became desensitized, requiring more food for pleasure; after the junk food was taken away and replaced with a healthy diet, the rats starved for two weeks instead of eating nutritious fare. A 2007 study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that female rats who eat junk food during pregnancy increased the likelihood of unhealthy eating habits in their offspring.
Other research has been done on the impact of sugary foods on emotional health in humans, and has suggested that consumption of junk food can negatively impact energy levels and emotional well-being.
Anti-junk food measures
A number of countries have adopted, or are considering, various forms of legislated action to curb junk food consumption. In 2014, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, released his report, “Unhealthy foods, non-communicable diseases and the right to health”, and called for governments to “take measures, such as developing food and nutrition guidelines for healthy diets, regulating marketing and advertising of junk food, adopting consumer-friendly labelling of food products, and establishing accountability mechanisms for violations of the right to health.”
An early, high-profile and controversial attempt to identify and curb junk food in the American diet was launched by the so-called McGovern Committee, formally, the United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, between 1968 and 1977, chaired by Senator George McGovern. Initially formed to investigate malnutrition and hunger in the US, the committee’s scope progressively expanded to include environmental conditions that affected eating habits, like urban decay, then focused on the diet and nutritional habits of the American public. It criticized the use of salt, sugar and fat in processed foods, noted problems with overeating and the high percentage of ads for junk food on TV, and stated that bad eating habits could be as deadly as smoking. The findings were heavily criticized and rebutted from many directions, including the food industry, the American Medical Association, and within the committee itself. In 1977, the committee issued public guidelines under the title, Dietary Goals for the United States, which became the predecessor to Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published every five years beginning in 1980 by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
In an attempt to reduce junk food consumption through price control, forms of Pigovian taxation have been implemented. Targeting saturated fat consumption, Denmark introduced the world’s first fat-food tax in October, 2011, by imposing a surcharge on all foods, including those made from natural ingredients, that contain more than 2.3 percent saturated fat, an unpopular measure that lasted a little over a year. Hungary has also imposed a tax on packaged foods that contain unhealthy concentrations, such as beverages containing more than 20 mg of caffeine per 100 ml.Norway taxes refined sugar, and Mexico has various excises on unhealthy food. On April 1, 2015, the first fat tax in the US, the Navajo Nation’s Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, mandating a 2% junk food tax, came into effect, covering the 27,000 sq. mi. of Navajo reservation; the Act targeted problems with obesity and diabetes among the Navajo population.
Junk food that is targeted at children is a contentious issue. In “The Impact of Advertising on Childhood obesity”, the American Psychological Association reports: “Research has found strong associations between increases in advertising for non-nutritious foods and rates of childhood obesity.” In the UK, efforts to increasingly limit or eliminate advertising of foods high in sugar, salt or fat at any time when children may be viewing are ongoing.The UK government has been criticized for failing to do enough to stop advertising and promotion of junk food aimed at children.
Controversy over junk food promotions during Australian cricket matches was reported in the news media in early 2015. A Wollongong University study showed that junk food sponsors were mentioned over 1,000 times in a single match broadcast, which included ads and branding worn on players’ uniforms and on the scoreboard and pitch. A coalition of Australian obesity, cancer and diabetes organizations called on Cricket Australia, the sport’s governing body, to “phase out sponsorships with unhealthy brands”, emphasizing that cricket is a “healthy, family-oriented sport” with children in the audience. Many countries have restricted advertising of junk food.
In a study by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the frequency of consumption of 57 foods/drinks of 4000 children at the age of four and a half were collected by maternal report. At age seven the 4000 children were given the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). The test was divided into 5 sections: hyperactivity, conduct problems, peer problems, emotional symptoms and pro-social behavior. A one standard deviation increase in junk food was then linked to excessive hyperactivity in 33% of the 4000 children. In conclusion, children with excess junk food at the age of seven are more likely to be in the top third of the hyperactivity sub-scale; however, there is not enough correlation between junk food and the other sub-scales such as emotional symptoms and peer problems.
Posted: April 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG for short,is a hormone that is naturally produced by the placenta during a normal pregnancy. During pregnancy it triggers the hypothalamus which mobilizes the mother’s stored fat. This is essential because it helps insure that the baby gets the fuel it needs in order to be healthy.
HCG has also been used as a fertility drug with no side effects. HCG is highly effective in helping female patients become pregnant. This drug can also help males patients that are suffering from fertility issues (a treatment with this medicine usually enables such cases to produce a higher amount of testosterone).
HCG is a popular medicine that is regularly prescribed to male & female patients as part of a regimen that is supposed to induce fat loss.
A recent study has also shown that HCG can help prevent breast cancer. Does HCG prevent breast cancer?
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It cannot be sufficiently emphasized that HCG is not a sex-hormone, that its action is identical in men, women, children and in those cases in which the sex-glands no longer function owing to old age or their surgical removal.
HCG is a natural hormone and safe for men and women with correct dosages. HCG is currently being used in weight loss clinics because it works and it is safe. HCG is prescribed to help fertility issues in men and women, fertility dosages are as high as 6000 IU and higher per single dose. During pregnancy a women’s body contains HCG in amounts as high as 300,000 IU on a daily basis. The dosages for weight loss is very small compared to dosages given for fertility reasons. The diet dose is only 250 IU per day.
Things you can do to ensure that you lose one pound a day or more. Complete the Cleanse21 detoxification program before you start using HCG. Drink more than 2 liters of water per day. Use the B-12/Lipotropic injections to boost your energy and metabolism. Do not eat genetically modified foods or foods with high fructose corn syrups. Avoid artificial sweeteners. Avoid Fast Food Restaurants.
Don’t use HCG during a menstrual cycle, the best time to start treatment is immediately after a period. On the first day of full flow, you must stop the injections. You will continue the 900 cal/day diet. When your period is almost over and you are just spotting, you may restart the injections. The injections that you missed during this time will be added to the end of the program so that you get the full 20 or 40.
People who want to lose 15 pounds or less will need 20 days of HCG treatment followed by 3 extra days of the low calorie meal plan. People who need to lose more than 15 pounds will need 40 HCG treatments followed by 3 extra days of the low calorie meal plan. If you still need to lose more weight, you need to wait 4 weeks and control your foods before starting a new HCG cycle. People become temporarily immune to the effects of HCG after 40 days of HCG treatment, skipping an injection once or twice a week helps prolong the HCG immunity factor. Skip the same day(s) each week!
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Posted: April 20, 2018 at 4:45 am
If you are tired of doing exercises, yoga, following trick low-carb diets, home remedies, medical advices and so on but losing no pound. So, try anything to lose your extra weight. This article will reveal 46weird ways to lose weight fast in a week without exercise. Lets check out these strange tips, tricks andweird ways to lose weight below!
Just about all cultures have some customs that would be able to aid people in losing weight. For instance, if you go out for dinner in Europe, a waiter would generally set one bottle of mineral water on your table. However, at any restaurant like that in Canada, you usually need to request water and, of course, you might end up with pop or another drink that might has very high levels of caloriesinstead. Or else, you might get one more glass of beer or wine than you would if you have an alternating drink with water.
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For someone who takes medicine for controlling allergies, weight gain may be as common a complaint as itchy eyes or a runny nose. Joseph Ratliff, a postdoctoral associate in Yale School of Medicine psychiatry department, has discovered that people who are making use of antihistamines are 10 pounds heavier on average than the counterparts who are un-medicated. This can be due to the H1-type antihistamines (like Claritin or Allegra) block the histamines of the immune system, which play an important role in fat and appetite breakdown. Allergy corticosteroids or shots are possible alternatives, but those whose signs are controlled best by antihistamines might need to adjust their exercise or diet plan to compensate.
Research suggests that the regular use of sugar substitutes might give you the feeling of saintly, but it is actually hell on your waistline. Mice fed sugar alternatives; for example zero-calorie saccharin, eventually got higher levels of weight than others who were fed with sugar. Scientists guessed that because fake sugar does not provide extra calories, the confused digestive system fails to regulate food consumption and burn caloriesthe way it would with the real stuff. In summary, it will be best for you to consume small amounts of natural sugar; for example, fruits mixed with yogurt.
Healthy diet always plays important role in body weight loss, especially for sweet stuff, try it out!
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As virtuous as that a kettlebell class that prolongs 60 minutes feels, it is very hard to exercise off weight. All the evidences shows that people need to decrease their calorie consumption for losing weight. However, aside from its advantages for mental and cardiovascular health, exercise plays an important key after you have dropped some extra pounds as your muscle mass compensate by burning lower levels of calories. A combination of toning and cardio exercises5 times on a weekly basis will help in keeping your metabolism humming.
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Food that can rev your metabolism sounds similar to the stuff of infomercials for late night. However, experts noted that unprocessed (whole) foods will require your body to use higher levels of energyto break down and digest than those which are refined. Thus, you will be able to lose more calories and thereby extra fat when you consume them. You just need to make use of some simple swaps an apple instead of bottled juice, brown rice instead of white, and this actually can bring about a noticeably significant change in your whole body fat over time.
Dinners out and happy hour cocktailsare all essentially invitations in terms of overeating. What you need to do that I want to recommend here is that you should sit at the end of the dining table if possible as according to author of The Thin Commandments Diet psychologist Stephen Gullo, the seats at the center spot will make it easy for anyone to take every kind of dishes during the meal, such as chips, breads, and other types of sharing plates that are often wind up.
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Poles typically spend just 5 % of the budget of their family on eating out. On the other hand, according to Statistics Canada, the average family in Canada now spends nearly 30 % of their food budget at and fast-food joints and restaurants. For saving health pounds and money, you should start tracking and then you should try to cut back gradually.
Melodie Yong, dietitian for the St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver’s Heart and Lung Institute said that people who eat out too frequently tend to gain more unhealthy pounds because they eat less-healthy foods. In fact, the decline of home cooking habit, linked in part to the increasing number of women who have social duties and earn money by working at the office like men, tracks very closely with the increase of risks for developing obesityover the past thirty years.
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All that shaking at Carnaval is not the habit that is body-friendly only in Rio; Brazilians can keep their body slender by consuming this traditional dish with just about every meal. A research in the journal Obesity Research discovered that a diet that primarily consists of beans and rice can help to reduce the risks of developing the overweight issue by about 14% when compared with the typical Western fare. The reason for this amazing and impressive effect is that these foods are relatively low in fat and high in fiber, which is considered being good in stabilizing the levels of sugar in blood. It might be counterintuitive, but a diet containing large amounts of beans will give people a beach-ready body.
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In the Netherlands, bikes outnumber people (at 18 million vs 16.5 million). While 40 % of the Dutch’s population uses their bikes for commuting, just 1.2% of work trips in Canada are made by bicycle. Traffic lights in some places in Amsterdam are even synchronized to the speed of biking. While most people in Canada have to struggle with winter diseases and phenomenon, riding bicycles in good weather for pleasure, work or errands totally can help people reduce the risks of being overweight and also prevent unintentional weight gain.
An exercise physiologist at Brock University, Stephen Cheung the man who commutes by bicycle and have a 34-kilometre round trip in 9 months of the year said that biking for commuting and errands can help people burn about five hundreds calories every hour. However, if you add in hill-climbing or up your exertion, you will be able to burn even up to 1,000 calories every hour.
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An impressive 75 % of Germany’s population eats breakfast every day, sitting down to fruits, breads, and whole-grain cereals. Nutritional experts have been suggesting people not to skip their breakfast in the morning for years, but recent researches show a better picture of the important role of eating breakfast.In one, British experts found out that if you have not eaten breakfast, the reward center of your brain will light up more vividly when you notice a food that is high in calories making you likelier to indulge.
The scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network Dr. Arya Sharma said that if people just can make one swap to impact the obesity epidemic, it would be to get people to eat breakfast.
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Posted: April 19, 2018 at 5:42 am
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The terms Paleolithic diet, paleo diet, caveman diet, and stone-age diet describe modern fad diets requiring the sole or predominant consumption of foods presumed to have been the only foods available to or consumed by humans during the Paleolithic era.
The digestive abilities of anatomically modern humans, however, are different from those of Paleolithic humans, which undermines the diet’s core premise. During the 2.6-million-year-long Paleolithic era, the highly variable climate and worldwide spread of human populations meant that humans were, by necessity, nutritionally adaptable. Supporters of the diet mistakenly presuppose that human digestion has remained essentially unchanged over time.
While there is wide variability in the way the paleo diet is interpreted, the diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meat and typically excludes foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, alcohol or coffee.[additional citation(s) needed] The diet is based on avoiding not just processed foods, but rather the foods that humans began eating after the Neolithic Revolution when humans transitioned from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to settled agriculture. The ideas behind the diet can be traced to Walter Voegtlin,:41 and were popularized in the best-selling books of Loren Cordain.
Like other fad diets, the Paleo diet is promoted as a way of improving health. There is some evidence that following this diet may lead to improvements in terms of body composition and metabolic effects compared with the typical Western diet or compared with diets recommended by national nutritional guidelines. There is no good evidence, however, that the diet helps with weight loss, other than through the normal mechanisms of calorie restriction. Following the Paleo diet can lead to an inadequate calcium intake, and side effects can include weakness, diarrhea, and headaches.
According to Adrienne Rose Johnson, the idea that the primitive diet was superior to current dietary habits dates back to the 1890s with such writers as Dr.Emmet Densmore and Dr.John Harvey Kellogg. Densmore proclaimed that “bread is the staff of death,” while Kellogg supported a diet of starchy and grain-based foods. The idea of a Paleolithic diet can be traced to a 1975 book by gastroenterologist Walter Voegtlin,:41 which in 1985 was further developed by Stanley Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner, and popularized by Loren Cordain in his 2002 book The Paleo Diet. The terms caveman diet and stone-age diet are also used, as is Paleo Diet, trademarked by Cordain.
In 2012 the Paleolithic diet was described as being one of the “latest trends” in diets, based on the popularity of diet books about it; in 2013 the diet was Google’s most searched-for weight-loss method.
Like other fad diets, the paleo diet is marketed with an appeal to nature and a narrative of conspiracy theories about how nutritional research, which does not support the supposed benefits of the paleo diet, is controlled by a malign food industry. A Paleo lifestyle and ideology have developed around the diet.
The diet advises eating only foods presumed to be available to Paleolithic humans, but there is wide variability in people’s understanding of what foods these were, and an accompanying ongoing debate.
In the original description of the paleo diet in Cordain’s 2002 book, he advocated eating as much like Paleolithic people as possible, which meant:
The diet is based on avoiding not just modern processed foods, but also the foods that humans began eating after the Neolithic Revolution.
The scientific literature generally uses the term “Paleo nutrition pattern”, which has been variously described as:
The aspects of the Paleo diet that advise eating fewer processed foods and less sugar and salt are consistent with mainstream advice about diet. Diets with a paleo nutrition pattern have some similarities to traditional ethnic diets such as the Mediterranean diet that have been found to be healthier than the Western diet. Following the Paleo diet, however, can lead to nutritional deficiencies such as those of vitaminD and calcium, which in turn could lead to compromised bone health; it can also lead to an increased risk of ingesting toxins from high fish consumption.
Research into the weight loss effects of the paleolithic diet has generally been of poor quality. One trial of obese postmenopausal women found improvements in weight and fat loss after six months, but the benefits had ceased by 24 months; side effects among participants included “weakness, diarrhea, and headaches”. In general, any weight loss caused by the diet is merely the result of calorie restriction, rather than a special feature of the diet itself.
As of 2016 there are limited data on the metabolic effects on humans eating a Paleo diet, but the data are based on clinical trials that have been too small to have a statistical significance sufficient to allow the drawing of generalizations.[not in citation given] These preliminary trials have found that participants eating a paleo nutrition pattern had better measures of cardiovascular and metabolic health than people eating a standard diet, though the evidence is not strong enough to recommend the Paleo diet for treatment of metabolic syndrome. As of 2014 there was no evidence the paleo diet is effective in treating inflammatory bowel disease.
The rationale for the Paleolithic diet derives from proponents’ claims relating to evolutionary medicine. Advocates of the diet state that humans were genetically adapted to eating specifically those foods that were readily available to them in their local environments. These foods therefore shaped the nutritional needs of Paleolithic humans. They argue that the physiology and metabolism of modern humans have changed little since the Paleolithic era. Natural selection is a long process, and the cultural and lifestyle changes introduced by western culture have occurred quickly. The argument is that modern humans have therefore not been able to adapt to the new circumstances. The agricultural revolution brought the addition of grains and dairy to the diet.
According to the model from the evolutionary discordance hypothesis, “[M]any chronic diseases and degenerative conditions evident in modern Western populations have arisen because of a mismatch between Stone Age genes and modern lifestyles.” Advocates of the modern Paleo diet have formed their dietary recommendations based on this hypothesis. They argue that modern humans should follow a diet that is nutritionally closer to that of their Paleolithic ancestors.
The evolutionary discordance is incomplete, since it is based mainly on the genetic understanding of the human diet and a unique model of human ancestral diets, without taking into account the flexibility and variability of the human dietary behaviors over time. Studies of a variety of populations around the world show that humans can live healthily with a wide variety of diets, and that in fact, humans have evolved to be flexible eaters. Lactose tolerance is an example of how some humans have adapted to the introduction of dairy into their diet. While the introduction of grains, dairy, and legumes during the Neolithic revolution may have had some adverse effects on modern humans, if humans had not been nutritionally adaptable, these technological developments would have been dropped.
Evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk writes that the idea that our genetic makeup today matches that of our ancestors is misconceived, and that in debate Cordain was “taken aback” when told that 10,000 years was “plenty of time” for an evolutionary change in human digestive abilities to have taken place.:114 On this basis Zuk dismisses Cordain’s claim that the paleo diet is “the one and only diet that fits our genetic makeup”.
Advocates of the diet argue that the increase in diseases of affluence after the dawn of agriculture was caused by changes in diet, but others have countered that it may be that pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers did not suffer from the diseases of affluence because they did not live long enough to develop them. Based on the data from hunter-gatherer populations still in existence, it is estimated that at age15, life expectancy was an additional 39 years, for a total age of 54. At age 45, it is estimated that average life expectancy was an additional 19 years, for a total age of 64 years. That is to say, in such societies, most deaths occurred in childhood or young adulthood; thus, the population of elderlyand the prevalence of diseases of affluencewas much reduced. Excessive food energy intake relative to energy expended, rather than the consumption of specific foods, is more likely to underlie the diseases of affluence. “The health concerns of the industrial world, where calorie-packed foods are readily available, stem not from deviations from a specific diet but from an imbalance between the energy humans consume and the energy humans spend.”
Adoption of the Paleolithic diet assumes that modern humans can reproduce the hunter-gatherer diet. Molecular biologist Marion Nestle argues that “knowledge of the relative proportions of animal and plant foods in the diets of early humans is circumstantial, incomplete, and debatable and that there are insufficient data to identify the composition of a genetically determined optimal diet. The evidence related to Paleolithic diets is best interpreted as supporting the idea that diets based largely on plant foods promote health and longevity, at least under conditions of food abundance and physical activity.” Ideas about Paleolithic diet and nutrition are at best hypothetical.
The data for Cordain’s book only came from six contemporary hunter-gatherer groups, mainly living in marginal habitats. One of the studies was on the !Kung, whose diet was recorded for a single month, and one was on the Inuit. Due to these limitations, the book has been criticized as painting an incomplete picture of the diets of Paleolithic humans. It has been noted that the rationale for the diet does not adequately account for the fact that, due to the pressures of artificial selection, most modern domesticated plants and animals differ drastically from their Paleolithic ancestors; likewise, their nutritional profiles are very different from their ancient counterparts. For example, wild almonds produce potentially fatal levels of cyanide, but this trait has been bred out of domesticated varieties using artificial selection. Many vegetables, such as broccoli, did not exist in the Paleolithic period; broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale are modern cultivars of the ancient species Brassica oleracea.
Trying to devise an ideal diet by studying contemporary hunter-gatherers is difficult because of the great disparities that exist; for example, the animal-derived calorie percentage ranges from 25% for the Gwi people of southern Africa to 99% for the Alaskan Nunamiut.
Researchers have proposed that cooked starches met the energy demands of an increasing brain size, based on variations in the copy number of genes encoding for amylase.
Paleolithic diet – Wikipedia
Posted: April 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm
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So you tried the ketogenic diet, the ber-popular low-carb, high-fat eating style. By focusing on high-fat foods (all the avocados!), this type of diet puts your body into a state of ketosis, using fat for energy instead of carbs. For many people, this switch results in weight loss, but most don’t (or shouldn’t) stick with the keto diet long-term unless they’re on it for a medical reason. Here’s why, plus how to transition off the diet safely if you’re considering doing it.
“Life usually ends up getting in the way,” says Shoshana Pritzker, R.D., C.D.N., C.S.S.D., a sports nutritionist and registered dietitian. For most people, how long you can stay on keto is however long you can say “no” to typical social munchies and drinks, she adds. Sometimes, you just want to be able to let loose and eat some processed carbs, right?
Plus, there may be health implications to consider. “We’re really not sure what kind of health complications may arise from a long-term state of ketosis (i.e., years and years) if any,” says Pritzker. And it’s not just that. “One reason a person may want to stop keto dieting is if their lipid panel worsens,” notes Haley Hughes, R.D.”If a person who is at a high risk for heart disease is eating increased amounts of saturated fat and sources of cholesterol while consuming less fiber from whole grains, beans, fruits, and starchy vegetables, they may see increased cholesterol levels.” There are also special concerns for those with type 1 diabetes and people taking insulin, who might not be a good fit for long-term keto dieting, she says. (Related: Healthy But High-Carb Foods You Can’t Have On the Keto Diet)
Lastly, the reason for going off keto could be as simple as having reached your goalweight loss, performance, or otherwiseand being ready to get back to eating carbs. Regardless of why you want to stop following the keto guidelines, there are some key things you’ll need to know ahead of time.
Sadly, shocking your system by downing a few slices of pizza is *not* the right way to come off of keto. Instead, you’ll need to do a little mental prep work.
Have a plan. “One of the biggest problems with dieting altogether (whether keto or another diet) is that when you stop, what do you do next?” says Pritzker. “Most people just end up going back to the way they ate previously, which wasn’t working for them before, so why would it work now?” This is especially true if you went on keto for weight-loss purposes. “Your best bet is to have a plan as to what you’re going to eat and how you’re going to start incorporating carbs back into your diet.” If you’re not sure what your goals are now or how to accomplish those goals with your diet, check in with a dietitian. (BTW, here’s why the anti-diet is the healthiest diet you could ever be on.)
Get familiar with portion sizes. “As with any strict diet, transitioning back into your normal eating style can be difficult,” says Keri Glassman, R.D., C.D.N., founder of Nutritious Life. “After restricting your carbs for so long, you’re more likely to overdo them once you allow yourself to have them again.” The first few times you eat carbs post-keto, look to see what one serving size is and stick to that.
Start with unprocessed carbs. Rather than going straight for pasta, doughnuts, and cupcakes, go for plant-based carbs first. “I would reintroduce whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, non-starchy vegetables first versus processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages,” says Hughes.
Go slow. “Try introducing carbs slowly and gradually,” advises Pritzker. This will help you avoid any G.I. distress (think: constipation) that could come along with reintroducing carbs. “Start with adding carbs in at one meal per day. Try this for a few weeks and see how your body responds. If things are going well, add carbs into another meal or snack.” Continue adding carbs one meal or snack at a time until you’re comfortable eating them throughout the day.
Even if you do everything right, there are some physical effectsboth positive and negativeyou should watch out for when stopping a ketogenic diet.
You might have blood sugar fluctuations. “It’s hard to predict how someone will react to coming off the keto diet,” says Edwina Clark, R.D., C.S.S.D., head of nutrition and wellness at Yummly. “Some may experience minimal effects, while others may find that their blood sugar spikes then crashes after their first carb-moderate meal.” Roller-coaster blood sugar levels can cause jitteriness, mood changes, hyperactivity, and fatigue, so check with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
You might gain weight. (But don’t freak out.) You also might not! “Weight fluctuation is always a possibility, but weight gain will depend on many factors, including how your body metabolizes carbs, the rest of your diet, exercise, and more, says Glassman.
It also depends on how long you’ve been on keto. “Much of the weight lost when cutting carbs is water weight initially,” says Pritzker. “When you reintroduce carbs you also introduce additional water; with every gram of carb, you get 4 grams of water. This can make you feel like you’ve gained a ton of weight rapidly, though much of it is probably water retention.” This type of water weight gain applies to everyone coming off keto, but those who have been on it for a shorter period of time and lost just a small amount of weight on the diet may notice it more. (Related: 6 Unexpected Causes of Winter Weight Gain)
Bloating could happen. But it’s temporary. “The most common issue that people deal with is bloating and intestinal issues because of the re-introduction of fibrous foods,” says Taylor Engelke, R.D.N.Even though foods like beans and sprouted bread are good for you, your body may need to get used to digesting them again. You can expect this to subside in a few days to a few weeks.
You may have more energy. “People may have increased energy after adding carbohydrate back into their diet since glucose (which is found in carbs) is your body’s main fuel source,” says Hughes. You may also notice better performance in HIIT workouts and endurance training. Plus, you could feel better mentally, since the brain also uses glucose to function. “Many people report having a much better memory and feel less ‘foggy’ with concentration or functioning at work,” says Engelke. (Related: 8 Things You Need to Know About Exercising On the Keto Diet)
You might feel hungrier. “The high-fat and moderate-protein combo of a keto diet make it super satiating,” says Glassman. That’s why a lot of people experience a suppressed appetite while trying keto. “It is possible that you might feel hungrier after each meal as they start to contain less fat and more carbs, which tend to be faster-digesting,” she adds. To combat this and smooth your transition, Clark suggests pairing carbs with both protein and fat. “This can help slow down digestion, boost fullness, and limit blood sugar spikes and crashes as you reintroduce carbohydrates.”
Posted: April 8, 2018 at 1:44 pm
ANTI AGING THERAPY
Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone, Peptide
(CJC 1295), GHRP 6, GHRP 2
Sermorelin Forte Plus is a unique medical combination of Sermorelin, Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 6 (GHRP-6) and Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP2). This anti-aging therapy isformulated to achieve the fullest potential from the bodys natural production of growth hormone and imrpove your overall health. This is due to the introduction of Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP2) to the Sermorelin and GHRP6. GHRP2 is reportedly the most potent of these peptides.
Sermorelin by itself will only stimulate the pituitary gland in the base of the brain to release Growth Hormone (GH). GHRP-6 and GHRP-2 are synthetic peptides that directly stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more GH. Additionally, as an anti-aging therapy, GHRP- 6 and GHRP2 stimulate the hypothalamus to release naturally produced GHRH. Most importantly, GHRP2 and GHRP-6 work on separate receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary resulting dual site action.
When using Sermorelin, GHRP6 and GHRP 2 together, Sermorelin Forte Plus should achieve the highest level of both the production and release of endogenous GH, most likely resulting in increasing the bodys natural GH levels. This anti-aging therapy increases the Human Growth Hormone levels, aswell as the IGF-1 level, and should only be used under medical supervision.
Studies have shown that this supplementyields the following health benefits:
240 mcg Sermorelin: Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone
120 mcg GHRP6: Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide
240 mcg GHRP2: Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide
WHAT TO EXPECT? An increase in HGH levels within 3 6 months from the initiation of therapy; an increase of blood levels of IGF-1.
Overall, the use of Sermorelin Injection usually improves sleep within the first few weeks of therapy. This is usually concurrent with increased energy levels and improved mood. After 36 months of therapy, patients start reporting noticeable or significant changes in their body composition, such as an increased muscle tone and a leaner physique. Over time, patients will also notice a significant improvement in the health and tone of their skin. Like most peptide hormones, the full effects of sermorelin therapy are not fully noticed until 36 months of therapy. Once injected, both sermorelin and GHRPs are eliminated very rapidly from the body; therefore, they need to be injected frequently. The actions of sermorelin are dependent on a series of biological processes that result in and are caused by elevated and sustained concentrations of hGH and growth factors.
Here is what you can expect during your first 6 months of sermorelin therapy:
Increased energy Deeper, more restful sleep Improved stamina A more content state of mind
Reduced belly fat Improved metabolism The return of some muscle tone Improved skin tone and fewer wrinkles Stronger hair and nails
Increased mental focus Improved flexibility and joint health More feelings of drive and ambition Enhanced sex drive and performance
Improved mental acuity Better skin elasticity Further improved appearance of the hair and nails Continued weight loss Increased lean muscle mass
Continued loss of belly fat Improved skin tone with the reduced appearance of wrinkles Noticeably fuller, healthier hair
A 510% reduction in body fat, without diet or exercise A 10% increase in lean muscle mass Significantly improved physique Increased vitality dies to organ regrowth (vital organs, including the brain, shrink with age)Benefits of Sermorelin Curious about Benefits of Sermorelin Therapy? Read more about what you can expect from this treatment and contact us for more information (615) 822 9002.
THE MOST COMMON REACTION of Sermorelin therapy is related to local irritation around the injection site, which occurs in around one of every six patients. This irritation is characterized by redness, pain, or swelling. Though this side effect is relatively common, only a small minority of patients find the irritation bothersome enough to suspend therapy. There are other side effects which occur in less than one percent of patients. These side effects include: severe drowsiness, hives, vomiting, headache, nausea, difficulty swallowing, hyperactivity, chest tightness and pallor, distortion in perception of taste, and flushing of the skin.
HOW TO USE SERMORELIN ACETATE GROWTH HORMONE RELEASING HORMONE: Use Sermorelin Acetate only as directed by your physician/practitioner. When self-administering Sermorelin, follow the procedures below:
IMPORTANT LAB TESTING INFORMATION:
Human growth hormone is rapidly converted to IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1) and cannot be easily measured directly. The test for HGH is the measurement of IGF-1 levels. The ideal range of IGF-1 is 200 to 300. Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) is defined when IGF-1 is below 160 ug/ml.
Absolute contraindications to begin Sermorelin treatment include malignancies, benign intracranial hypertension and proliferative retinopathy.
GROWTH HORMONE RELEASING HORMONE
Actually, no. Sermorelin has an ongoing effect in which optimal HGH levels can be sustained long after the last injection. Just like synthetic HGH, Sermorelin initially must be injected every day. Unlike synthetic HGH, once optimal levels are sustained with Sermorelin injection frequencies can be decreased or stopped altogether. Once results are achieved, patients are then switched to a maintenance protocol eliminating the need for ongoing daily injections and reducing the total cost of therapy!Sermorelin can be combined with hCG and Lipotropic MIC injections, Methyl B12 injections and other bio-identical hormones, as well as thyroid medications and adrenal boosting nutraceuticals (labs will be done for all of these to see your values and what you are deficient in).
As we age, our skin loses elasticity; may become wrinkled and loose, we gain fat and lose muscle mass, and our bone mass decreases. All of this is largely due to the decrease in growth hormone. Some would argue that this is just a normal part of life, fair enough. Of course we agree that everyone ages, but science has made it easier to do so gracefully and beautifully.
HGH is responsible for stimulating tissue repair, and can aid in losing weight, gaining muscle, and strengthening bones. It can also help skin regain some of its lost elasticity and improve skins texture and tone. Through Sermorelin or GHRH therapy, your body will increase production of its own HGH and, over the course of time, will begin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
GHRH or Sermorelin therapy is best utilized as a long term program. It can improve your energy and stamina, reduce incidents of injury by strengthening your joints and bones, aid in weight loss and increasing lean muscle mass, reduce dangerous belly fat, and improve your sleep patterns and fight insomnia.
Sleep is one of the most important parts of our life. While our body is sleeping, our growth hormones are hard at work regenerating our cells and keeping us healthy. GHRH therapy can improve the quality of your sleep, leaving you with more energy during the day and allowing your body to get the work done that it needs to while you sleep.
Sermorelin Acetate Therapy can also enhance the effects of a testosterone therapy when combined in a complete hormone replacement program.
Along with the benefits are several side effects that may or may not occur; they vary in nature and are rare. The most common side effects are pain or swelling where the injection was given, it is a small shot so you can expect an experience similar to a vaccine.
More severe effects are it ching or slight discomfort when swallowing; should this occur seek medical help immediately by your health care practitioner or nearest emergency facility. Other side effects that should be reported to a health care provider, but that tend to be rare, are dizziness, headache, hyperactivity, and vomiting and again can be quickly addressed by contacting your supervising physician.
At Indian Lake Medical we design a program to restore your vitality by balancing your hormones, creating a diet and exercise program that will work for you, and correctly administering supplements to round it out. Youre only a phone call away from looking and feeling your best!
Use of growth-hormone-releasing peptide-6 (GHRP-6) for the prevention of multiple organ failure
Sermorelin: A better approach to management of adult-onset growth hormone insufficiency?
Activation of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) receptor stimulates cardiac reverse remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI)
Acceleration of wound healing by growth hormone-releasing hormone and its agonists
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Anti-Aging Hendersonville TN, Sermorelin Acetate
Posted: April 6, 2018 at 5:41 pm