Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Starving Cancer With Methionine Restriction



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fatty foods destroys the stomach’s signals to the brain - See more at: http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/195812/why-dieters-regain-weight-losing#.Ujnczxlbv4g Read more at: http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/195812/why-dieters-regain-weight-losing#.Ujnczxlbv4g
A latest research conducted by the New University of Adelaide has established the reason why dieters tend to regain the weight after losing it. It showed that indulging in a high-fat diet can destroy the stomach's signals to the brain. The research found that the nerves in the stomach that signal fullness to the brain appeared to be de-sensitized after long-term consumption of a high-fat diet. The study led by Associate Professor Amanda Page had a PhD student Stephen Kentish investigating the impact of high-fat diets on the ability of the gut to signal its fullness, and also to find whether those changes revert back to normal by losing weight. Associate Professor Page explained in the report that laboratory studies showed that the stomach's nerve response does not return to normal upon a return to a normal diet. "This means you would need to eat more food before you felt the same degree of fullness as a healthy individual. A hormone in the body, Leptin, known to regulate food intake, can also change the sensitivity of the nerves in the stomach that signal fullness. In normal conditions, leptin acts to stop food intake. However, in the stomach in high-fat diet induced obesity, leptin further de-sensitizes the nerves that detect fullness, she said. - See more at: http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/195812/why-dieters-regain-weight-losing#.Ujnczxlbv4g Read more at: http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/195812/why-dieters-regain-weight-losing#.Ujnczxlbv4g
A latest research conducted by the New University of Adelaide has established the reason why dieters tend to regain the weight after losing it. It showed that indulging in a high-fat diet can destroy the stomach's signals to the brain. The research found that the nerves in the stomach that signal fullness to the brain appeared to be de-sensitized after long-term consumption of a high-fat diet. The study led by Associate Professor Amanda Page had a PhD student Stephen Kentish investigating the impact of high-fat diets on the ability of the gut to signal its fullness, and also to find whether those changes revert back to normal by losing weight. Associate Professor Page explained in the report that laboratory studies showed that the stomach's nerve response does not return to normal upon a return to a normal diet. "This means you would need to eat more food before you felt the same degree of fullness as a healthy individual. A hormone in the body, Leptin, known to regulate food intake, can also change the sensitivity of the nerves in the stomach that signal fullness. In normal conditions, leptin acts to stop food intake. However, in the stomach in high-fat diet induced obesity, leptin further de-sensitizes the nerves that detect fullness, she said. - See more at: http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/195812/why-dieters-regain-weight-losing#.Ujnczxlbv4g Read more at: http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/195812/why-dieters-regain-weight-losing#.Ujnczxlbv4g

Robert Goodland discusses the urgent need to stop deforestation. - YouTube

Robert Goodland discusses the urgent need to stop deforestation. - YouTube

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yohan Blake Eats 16 Bananas A Day

In 2011, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake ran the second fastest 200 meter sprint ever.

He says he eats 16 bananas a day to support his training:  
Sixteen bananas supplies 6760 mg potassium, 21 g protein, 431 g carbohydrate, 6 g fat, and 1680 kcal.  Here's the essential amino acid content of 16 bananas in grams and percentage of daily requirements:
Here's the vitamin content:
They provide more than 100% of the RDIs for B2, B5, B6, and vitamin C, just shy of 100% for folate, and 50% for B1. Finally, here's the mineral content: They supply more than 100% of the RDI for copper, magnesium, manganese, and potassium, more than 50% for iron (male requirements) and phosphorus, and more than 25% for zinc and selenium. Bananas also contain a significant amount of serotonin [1].  Connell et al reported feeding subjects 12 bananas daily:
"None of the subjects developed symptoms which could not be attributed to increased bulk alone, even though four of them ate 12 bananas daily for six days in addition to their normal diet...Most of them experienced a sensation of satiety from overeating, but none of them complained of diarrhoea, urgency, colic, or borborygmi." [2]
In male rats, a water extract of banana root "stimulated the normal functioning of the testes and exhibited both androgenic and anabolic properties." [3]  I have not found any research suggesting that the fruit has the same ability. Alcohol extracts of banana leaf apparently have efficient antibacterial activity against multi-drug resistant nosocomial infection causing pathogens. [4]