I’ve been on several cruises in my life. As an excessive weight challenged individual cruises have always been problematic for me. Too much food. Too much alcohol. The last opportunity to join relatives on a cruise was a few years ago. I declined to participate. I just don’t like cruises.
But I also don’t like witnessing businesses crash and burn. Stunning number.
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“We have identified a specific signal that is generated in visceral fat, released into the blood that gets through the blood brain barrier and into the brain where it activates microglia and impairs cognition.”
Visceral fat delivers signal to the brain that hurts cognition
Quote and article link presented without the usual sarcasm.
Molecule found in oranges could reduce obesity and prevent heart disease and diabetes
In mice, so don’t start gorging on oranges.
Sorry, sarcasm restriction didn’t last long.
Early studies on the diet suggested red wine was a major contributor to the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet because it contains a compound called resveratrol, which activated a certain pathway in cells known to increase lifespan and prevent aging-related diseases. However, work in Mashek’s lab suggests that it is the fat in olive oil, another component of the Mediterranean diet, that is actually activating this pathway.
Olive oil in the diet may also help mitigate aging-related diseases
Taco Bell is launching an all-vegetarian menu feature with 50 meat-free items
I’ve been following the Vegan Tsunami for some time now. See here, here, and here, 2018-The year vegan junk food went mainstream.
A few things to remember:
- The media is extremely loud on this subject and the percentage of vegetarians in the United States is approximately 5% or less.
- Fast food is still fast food, meat or no meat.
- My post is not an endorsement.
I haven’t eaten at a Taco Hell in years. And the availability of 50 meat free items is not going to entice me to start eating there again. If you’re eating less meat for health reasons that’s fine. But don’t pursue your meat-free lifestyle with fast food.
Boosting daily nut consumption linked to less weight gain and lower obesity risk
Increasing nut consumption by just half a serving (14 g or ½ oz) a day is linked to less weight gain and a lower risk of obesity, suggests a large, long term observational study, published in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.
Xiaoran Liu, Yanping Li, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Walter C Willett, Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, Shilpa N Bhupathiraju, Deirdre K Tobias. Changes in nut consumption influence long-term weight change in US men and women. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, 2019; bmjnph-2019-000034 DOI: 10.1136/bmjnph-2019-000034
Yogurt improves insulin resistance and liver fat in obese women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
Yogurt was better than milk at ameliorating IR and liver fat in obese Chinese women with NAFLD and MetS, possibly by improving lipid metabolism, reducing inflammation, oxidative stress, and LPS, and changing the gut microbiota composition. This trial was registered at www.chictr.org.cn as ChiCTR-IPR-15006801.
How do you think that well-known experts became recognized as experts? They focused on something that was interesting to them; they mastered the literature; and they develop their own experience so that they could make their own contribution. The result is a self-reinforcing process. The more you see, the greater the experience and expertise, the more you see.
How to Be an Expert in One Easy Lesson Milton Packer shares his advice for earning recognition as an authority
I know how to take it off and keep it off.
Two. Hundred. Pounds. I’ve kept the weight off for over forty years.
This makes me an expert.
If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity.
Digital device overload linked to obesity risk
Let’s order lunch in!