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  • Dallas Marathon Heart Attack Survivor to Run This Year’s Race With Surgeon Who Saved Him

    12/08/2018 7:20:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Millard
    During last year’s Dallas Marathon relay, Dwayne Pickens had only 5.2 miles for his segment, and he was confident that he’d breeze through it, considering he’d run eight miles the weekend before. About two miles in, the breathing issues started. He told Runner’s World that it was a cold morning, so he thought the cool air was affecting his lungs and making it more challenging to breathe. The next thing he remembers is waking up in the emergency room, where he found out that, technically, he’d been dead on the course for about two minutes. Although he’d never had any...
  • Without changing human diets, it's impossible to halt global warming

    10/24/2018 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    GreenBiz ^ | October 24, 2018 | by Richard Waite and Daniel Vennard
    The global food system’s environmental impact is large and growing. Nearly a quarter of all planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions come from food production and associated land-use change. And as incomes rise and more people move to cities, consumption of meat and dairy - foods with outsized climate impacts - is on the rise. Limiting the global rise in meat consumption - in particular, beef, lamb and goat - is critical for reining in runaway warming. Ruminant meats have the highest resource requirements of any foods we eat. Producing beef, for example, uses 20 times the land and emits 20 times...
  • The CIA Gave U-2 Pilots a Special Diet So They Wouldn't Have To Poop

    10/19/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U-2 spy plane was famous for pushing pilot endurance to the limit. The slow, high-flying aircraft flew for up to nine hours at a time, with a single pilot guiding the plane, taking pictures of the ground below, and occasionally dodging surface-to-air missiles. Nine hours is a long time to be cooped up in a plane without a real bathroom—or to be stuck in a small space with the smell of your own fart. So the CIA actually prescribed a proper diet for U-2 pilots to avoid the need to poop or pass gas.
  • Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

    08/18/2018 11:03:44 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 177 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | AFP
    Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these "Stone Age" diets argue that the rapid shift 10,000 years ago -- with the advent of agriculture -- to grains, dairy and legumes has not allowed the human body enough time to adapt to these high-carb foods. For the study, receiving...
  • Improve Your Digestive Health By Eating Crickets Every Day, Study Says

    08/08/2018 8:40:48 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 69 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 8/8/18 | Anonymous
    Looking for a more natural digestive system cleanse? You may be able to find the ingredients right in your own backyard. A new study finds that adding crickets to your daily diet regimen may be good for your gut and offers several health benefits. Valerie Stull, lead author of the study and recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Environmental Studies, started eating insects herself at age 12 during a family vacation to Central America. She recalls being “grossed out” when she found herself having to eat a plate of fried ants, but took a surprising liking...
  • A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in grocery stores could help fight cancer, diabetes

    08/06/2018 11:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/01/2018 | Hilary Brueck, Business Insider
    Many curries and stews around the world are made with turmeric, which gives them a yellowish hue and a peppery, ginger-like taste. Shutterstock Turmeric and the chemical compound derived from it, called curcumin, have some amazing health benefits. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory that helps boost circulation, turmeric may also be an anti-cancer, antioxidant therapy that can fight off brain plaques, possibly helping prevent diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and more. And unlike a lot of other vitamins and supplements, it's cheap. Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting,...
  • Is the Keto Diet Good For Diabetics? A Keto Expert Gives Us the Answer

    07/15/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 121 replies
    MSN/Pop Sugar ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Stiehl
    The keto diet has been a proven tool to help people lose weight and even fight off inflammation. But there's another chronic condition that the keto diet can successfully treat: diabetes. Specifically, type 2 diabetes. We spoke to Steve Phinney, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Virta Health, who explained which patients can benefit the most from the keto diet, and how to successfully use the diet to treat type 2 diabetes. He stressed that the treatment of type 2 diabetes with the keto diet should be done under close medical supervision, especially if the patient takes medication that lowers...
  • Don’t manage diabetes—reverse it

    06/22/2018 2:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sarah Hallberg, Special to AmNews
    Diabetes is reversible. That’s the exciting conclusion of a study I’m leading at Indiana University Health. Two hundred and sixty-two patients with type-2 diabetes recently completed one year of a clinical trial examining the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet, which limits foods such as grains and pasta while boosting consumption of healthy fats such as avocados and butter. The diet didn’t restrict calories. Using smartphone technology, health coaches worked with participants while physicians monitored and adjusted medications. A control group of 87 patients with diabetes received the American Diabetes Association standard nutritional treatment. A full 94 percent of patients on...
  • Profs deride ‘weight loss’ as a ‘Western value’

    06/14/2018 2:36:26 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 30 replies
    Campus reform ^ | 6/14/2018 10:44am | Toni Airaksinen
    Two professors argue in a newly published anthology on “feminist nutrition” that “athletic performance” and “longevity” are simply “Western values.” “Critical Nutrition: Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Bodily Nutrition”—one of 16 chapters in the book Food & Place: A Critical Exploration—was written by Temple University professor Allison Hayes-Conroy and her sister, Jessica Hayes-Conroy, who teaches a “Feminist Health” class at a small college in Upstate New York. "It is rare, in the myriad calls for eating fresh fruits and vegetables, to see strikes and boycotts mentioned in the same breath as ‘healthy.’" Tweet This In the chapter, the Hayes-Conroy sisters...
  • Muscly feline known as 'Buff Cat' wins 14,700 admirers with his toned physique and [tr]

    06/01/2018 5:34:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2018 | Liz Dunphy
    Gym heads and jocks may hiss with envy when they see this giant cat with its power paws, enormous shoulders and post-workout swagger. The furry feline was filmed prowling around the streets of Montreal, Canada and it has built up a dedicated cult following. Buff cat had such an impact on those who saw him that someone set up a Twitter account in his honour which has amassed 14.7k followers. Some people suggested on Twitter that the cat is morbidly obese and perhaps Buff Cat needs to spend a more time on the treadmill, and less time slurping up protein...
  • Can You Outrun a Bad Diet? Experts Share Their Nutrition Advice for Runners

    04/18/2018 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 17, 2018 | Daniel Kunitz
    You hit the fast food drive-through a couple times a week, and your grocery cart is regularly filled with cookies, packaged doughnuts, ice cream, chips (and dip). But you’re thin. You run—a lot—and you’re not gaining any weight, so all’s good, right? Well, not exactly. Put down the chocolate cupcake and hear us out. While runners do tend to be much healthier than the general population, with lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, that’s largely due to a healthy diet rather than running regularly, says Sara Mahoney, Ph.D., chair of the department of exercise science at Bellarmine University. In...
  • Brainwashed Sex Slaves Allegedly Branded With Group Leader’s Initials

    03/27/2018 3:21:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 82 replies
    CBS News, CBS DFW ^ | March 27, 2018 | CBS News
    ...secretive group in upstate New York...videotaped ceremonies where they were branded in their pelvic area with a symbol featuring Raniere’s initials. “During the branding ceremonies, slaves were required to be fully naked, and the master would order one slave to film while the other held down the slave being branded,” the complaint says...“slaves” had to stick to very low-calorie diets...“forced to wear fake cow udders over their breasts while people called them derogatory names,” or threatened with being put in cages,...Raniere has been bankrolled by Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune. Bronfman gave millions of dollars covering...
  • 10 Days of Eating Fat, for My Mental Health

    01/28/2018 6:22:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | JANUARY 26, 2018 | Susie Neilson
    It’s January, which means there’s still time to curb your existential dread about the passing of time with a few resolutions. Why not try a new diet? You could go Mediterranean, vegan, DASH — or you could just eat bacon and eggs and butter for the rest of the year. Perhaps you’ve heard of this bacon-based weight-loss plan: It’s called the ketogenic diet. And while it’s not without its critics, over the last few years “keto” has attracted throngs of devout followers who bless the diet for its fat-torching properties, claiming immense weight loss while maintaining energy and fullness. Keto...
  • Fat is sooo good and science can't do a dang thing about it

    01/25/2018 2:39:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 01/19/2018 | By Rachel Feltman
    <p>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when it’s lost? This, my friends, is Fat Month.</p>
  • Nutritionists says water only diet is most dangerous ever

    12/26/2017 7:31:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 143 replies
    luxoraleader.com ^ | December 26, 2017
    Eating disorder expert Joanne Labiner likened Water Fasting to conditions like anorexia and said it should be avoided, especially at a time of year when people are considering slimming down after Christmas. She said: ‘It can be so bad for your organs. That’s why people with anorexia can die of a heart attack. Their body feeds on their heart. ‘Our body thinks it’s an emergency and tries to prevent that fat storage from being used up, and it feeds on the muscle’. On social media site Twitter dieters claimed that the Water Fast left their skin looking ‘amazing’. ... NHS...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes

    11/19/2017 11:55:58 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 67 replies
    In a new study, a Yale-led research team uncovers how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. The research team investigated the effects of a very low calorie diet (VLCD), consisting of one-quarter the normal intake, on a rodent model of type 2 diabetes. Using this approach the researchers pinpointed three major mechanisms responsible for the VLCD's dramatic effect of rapidly lowering blood glucose concentrations in the diabetic animals. In the liver, the VLCD lowers glucose production by: 1) decreasing the conversion of lactate and amino acids into glucose; 2) decreasing the rate...
  • Police Find Dismembered Body Parts of 9 People in Japanese Man’s Apartment

    10/31/2017 5:54:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, police searched Shiraishi’s home as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman from Hachioji City, in the Tokyo suburbs. Investigators told NHK the woman was reported missing last Tuesday after she posted a message online saying she was looking for someone to join her in committing suicide. Surveillance footage showed her walking with the suspect near the man’s apartment. When they searched Shiraishi’s apartment, police found the dismembered body parts of nine people, hidden around the apartment, NHK reported. Citing police sources, TV Asahi reported three cooler boxes and five...
  • Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

    09/15/2017 10:39:33 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/14/2017 | Sarah Boseley
    Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health. Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject. Millions of people are eating the wrong sorts of food for good health. Eating a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds and fish oils and high in salt raises the risk of an early death, according to the huge and ongoing study Global Burden of Disease. The study, based at...
  • Smoothies and the Low Carb Diet (vanity)

    08/27/2017 1:28:10 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    I have been on a low carb diet for about 4 years and have lost at least 30 pounds...but lately I was feeling poorly.I work out daily (at least every cardio to a sweat for 30 minutes and weights every other day).Don't know how I stumbled upon it, but I started doing daily veggie and fruit smoothies (in my ancient Osterizer blender). Great burst in energy and "general feel good." Did a bike ride yesterday after a two month absence and, though I took it somewhat easily, I was loaded with energy.Curious about yous guys thinking about veggie and fruit...