Posts Tagged ‘diet’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, January 12, 2013
In the last several years, obesity has become a rampant epidemic in the United States. While there are doubtless many causes, it is my opinion that a wholesale change in our dietary practices – and I specifically do not mean to refer to increased portion sizes, consumption or intake – but rather to an ingredient which has become all too common in commercially prepared food… which, if we were honest with ourselves, is most of what we consume.
For example, the majority of Americans do NOT grow their own vegetables, raise their own groceries (meat, dairy, poultry, eggs, pork, etc.), nor do they eat homegrown, locally grown, or even “freshly prepared” vegetables, even if those vegetables were imported to the United States. Consider even pineapples, for example. Once, the exceeding majority of the world’s supply of pineapples were grown in Hawaii. The highest quality pineapples are sold to Japanese markets, where they pay top price for the highest quality fruit. Not so in the United States, where American customers balk at high prices, even if it’s associated with higher quality.
Historically, Hawaii was the world’s largest pineapple producer and source for pineapples. Relatively recently however, rapacious corporate profit seekers abandoned Hawaii for cheaper production (translate “cheap labor” & “no health & safety regulation”), and there now remain only two fresh pineapple operations remaining in Hawaii: one on Maui, and another on Oahu. And that quandary is an entirely separate, yet related, problematic issue.
However, much of what we eat has been commercially processed in volume. And I mean in HUGE volumes! In America’s factory food processors, a fairly common ingredient is Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Humble Crockpot
The crockpot is a ‘set it and forget it’ cooking tool. In fact, when placed on the “high” setting, food is often cooked overnight, and ready the next morning.
Excess Food Consumption.
Big surprise, eh?
Seriously, there is only ONE time-tested way to lose weight.
It has two, very simple steps.
1.) Eat Less, and;
2.) Exercise More.
Or if you prefer, Step #1 can also be considered a form of exercise – Push Aways.
Push Away from the table.
Now that we have the levity out of the way… let’s look at the news.
Some have promoted various forms of diet as an adjunct to weight loss. Many of the more successful models have revolved around variations upon a theme, that being increased protein intake in conjunction with decreased carbohydrate intake, also more popularly known as the “Atkins Diet.”
To give Dr. Atkins his due, Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
There’s no question but that America’s increase in overall obesity is due in large part to two factors: Diet & Exercise.
More specifically, it is Poor Diet & Lack of Exercise which has brought about much – if not all – of our increased waistlines, and the accompanying health problems associated with obesity – diabetes, joint failure, etc.
To be certain, however, our nation is perhaps THE best fed – er, make that MOST fed – nation in the world, bar none. And, generally speaking, even when discounting obesity, we are a large people in stature precisely because of our excellent nutritional status. Other, lesser developed nations do not fare as well, literally and figuratively, because of that reason. People in Southeast Asian nations, the Far East, nations in the African continent, in central Europe and in South America… there are few people in the world whom are as giant – and I do NOT mean obese – as Americans.
Even before obesity became a public health issue, Americans were considered people of large stature because of our ability to produce food. There was no scarcity of it.
Now, however, the changing tide of work – with a move toward a computer-driven and service economy – Americans have increasingly become sedentary. Desk jobs, or jobs which require little physical activity, are commonplace, and along with those changes have come health problems as a natural consequence of extra weight.
Again, considering the technological changes which have occurred in our nation, the jobs some of our forebears once worked are nothing like the ones we work today. Whereas once, they labored manually, the mechanization of labor reduced their need to exert themselves as strenuously. And today, one farmer can sit in an air-conditioned tractor outfitted with GPS navigation, cellular telephone, and more, and work several hundreds – if not thousands – of acres, and not even break a sweat. Previously, that was unimaginable. Now, it’s commonplace.
Given that our lifestyles have been significantly changed because of mechanization & technology, it should also be understood that Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
In an earlier entry, I had opined about why someone might want to work for Huntsville Hospital. As I had also noted, a related search term that led to this blog – “Why do you want to work at Huntsville Hospital” – was my source of inspiration for that particular entry.
In this entry, what I would like to do is to further define some standards and terms used to describe honesty, and then ask some critical questions about behavior those terms may describe.
Doubtless, there are numerous terms that can be used to describe one’s particular ability to tell truth. Among them are honesty, veracity, forthrightness (I really like that one), candor, accuracy, fidelity, constancy, certainty, factual, actuality, original, reality, verity, veracity, indisputable, uprightness, candid, and more.
And yet, for all the words that we use to describe truth, the question often remains whether we are truthful when we are not always forthcoming with ALL information.
For example, is it absolutely necessary to give every minute detail of every event in order to be truthful?
To answer that question, let’s consider the question “Which Major League Baseball team has won the most World Series?”
Perhaps the most straightforward answer would be Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Seems the USDA has “egg on their face.” Maybe it should be in their bellies instead?
First, eggs were bad.
Now, they’re good.
Then coffee was evil.
Now, it’s not.
Next was chocolate.
Too bad… seems now, it’s A-OK!
And for goodness sake! Do NOT under ANY circumstances drink wine, liquor or beer!
But now, it’s okay to have a few drinks.
And heaven help us all… the beef! Where’s the beef!?! You’re surely gonna’ DIE!
Well… maybe not as quickly as we once thought. Beef’s okay.
My friends, beware “Schizophrenic Science”! Particularly dietary-related science!
Remember the “Twinkie Diet“! …Click HERE to read the good news!…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, November 9, 2010
‘As a healthcare professional licensed in…’
Yeah, that’s how blowhards might start writing this, but I’m gonna’ shoot it to you straight, no chaser… even though I am a licensed healthcare professional.
Here’s the “scoop” – which perhaps should be a scoop of ice cream. For 10 weeks, Mark D. Haub, Associate Professor, and Assistant Department Head of Human Nutrition at Kansas State University, consumed less than 1800 calories daily, and lost 27 pounds.
His body fat decreased from …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, October 11, 2010
Once, it was “don’t drink the water.” Now, that would seem much better by comparison. At least “Montezuma’s Revenge” is a temporary ailment, and disappears on its own!
Coca-Cola began putting the “sugar substitute” aspartame in Diet Coke in 1982. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death.
In 1999, the newspaper “Independent on Sunday” discovered that …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 19, 2010
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Researchers at Princeton University have discovered what farmers have known for many years.
Corn will make you fat.
Corn chips, tortillas, corn meal, grits, hominy, raw corn, corn on the cob, creamed corn, sweet corn, pop corn… there are a veritable host of corn food products.
“But I don’t eat corn!,” you may say.
Sure you do. Just read the ingredients labels of the foods you purchase.
Many, if not most, foods contain “High Fructose Corn Syrup,” which can be found in most unlikely of foods.
Ingredients are listed in order of concentration, from highest to lowest. Often, High Fructose Corn Syrup is …Continue…
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