Sunday, September 29, 2013

Omega 3
The Journal of Nutrition shows a surprising connection between omega 3 and physical activity. An observational study of 344 healthy adults living in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, found that those people who had regular physical activity had more omega 3 in their blood — and were therefore at less of a risk of heart disease — than those who didn’t exercise.

Omega 3 is good for the brain and heart, but where did it come from? do we produce it or release it when we walk or exercise? Or do people with more Omega 3 just exercise more because the was to, or are they health nuts, taking O3 and exercising?  Until that is answered what does this mean?

Friday, September 27, 2013


Grain Brain: David Perlmutter, MD

Fructose depresses satiation.

Fructose put us into
fat storage mode.
Less free fat,
more hunger.

Therefore no fructose
of any kind in the losing cycle.

How much fructose?
very little.
one fruit is enough to
depress satiation and
put us into fat storage mode.

Emotional Regulation

Emotional Regulation Ok.
A modern term, but Stoic methods work.

Emotions are automatic reactions to situations.
Stoic, we react, not to the situation,
but to what we think about the situation.

There is a space between the situation
and our reaction; insert filter.
Stoic- we feel the emotions,
but we react with reason.

Anger is something getting in the way
of our expectations.
Stoic, expect what happens.
Expect what typically happens,
in traffic, the aggressive assholes,
and the road slugs.

Stoic, natural human development
is from emotional to rational.
Encourage development of rational
approaches to emotional situations.

Stoic, some things are up to us,
and some are not. Our judgements,
our opinions, and some violations
are up to us. As we become more
rational, our desires, aversions, delusions,
and the like become up to us.
Our body, and everything outside
us is not up to us.
We can influence some things
by our actions, and more
can be influenced by others,
but there is much
that we have no influence on.
The weather, earth and it's events,
the physical world.

Boredom is lack of interest
in the world around us.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Our ability to taste,
and our liking of tastes
has a big impact on our diet.

Vinegar, as far as I am concerned,
is a vial tasting,
vial smelling substance.
To cover the taste,
some people add sugar
and thence make it poison.
Take a fine cucumber,
and spoil it with vinegar,
and then rave about the taste...
not for me, thankyou.

So what is the point?

Same with lemon juice,
beyond a squeeze per gallon.


Take a good sirloin steak
and destroy it
with a teriyaki marinade,
and rave over it.

Overeating is sometimes the result
of insufficient enjoyable food
at the previous meal,
or someone trying to get fancy
for people who do not like some tastes.

And does some slight food dislike,
or aversion, or allergy
cause release of adrenaline,
possibly as a method
of clearing it from the stomach,
perhaps to much insulin also,
to deal with the glucose,
and thence to produce hunger sooner?

Did I wolf it down because I did not like it?
and then satiate on stuff I liked?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Causes of Obesity

Once we figure out a specific cause of obesity,
and address that cause,
the problem should dry up and blow away,

In the past I have tried to list the causes of obesity
beyond the obvious overeating,
but the causes for overeating are alusive
and yet critical in understanding
and overcoming the problem.
I will not call it a disease,
for it may be a choice out of ignorance of the cause.

Much of my recovery has come from
understanding carbohydrate induced
nutritional displacement, wheat addiction,
and considering many products
as not real food.

But is there also fat nutritional displacement?
AKA use of fats to satisfy appetite for
no reason other than to
make green leaves more palatable? 

So is this another human habit that is
causing nutritional displacement?
Was use of oils for salad dressing
common before 1900?
If we look at
salad dressing had little fat, little sugar.

But then what does all this mean?

Monday, September 23, 2013

What is a craving?

The internet would have us beleive a
craving is a desire, just a psychological object.
Or is it chemical, as a shortage of glycogen,
before the body kicks over to producing
glycogen through gluconeogenesis.

The test> Pan Fried Potatoes, do they
remove the craving if eaten in small
quantities once per day?

If the cravings go away, then it may be
some internal need for glucose.

Is this more of the inositol storey?
I could be short, but able to make it from glucose.

Fructose Addiction

Yes, fructose addiction is real,
at least for some of us.
Withdrawal cravings, severe.
Much stronger than wheat.

It is more than just sugar,
and yet sugar is half fructose.
I see this is going to be a
weaning exercise.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


So what happens to excessive appetite
on a low fructose food plan?

That means no fruit, or very little.
No sugar, no grains,

How much carrots?
What about beats with onions?
and of course,
adequate not excess protein.

No trans fats or seed oils,
and the remainder, fats.

but now watch out for exdrophins.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Excessive appetite

It is amazing how much information there is if we look in the right place, and find the right name for the problem.

Excessive appetite is polyphagia.

It seems that sugar, fructose particularly,
is a big producer,
or rather creates a big demand for insulin
and the body responds with insulin,
and sometimes insulin and adrenalin
or epinephrine and a bit of insulin.

A shot of  epinephrine stops the muscles
of taking up glucose at least in rats.
but just an abstract.

So waking up scared and hungry, anyone?
Yes, every morning,
or just frequently or continual scared,
primed for flight or fight,
and soon the hunger starts.

So why the insulin effect with fructose?

Insulin is not used in the fructose to
energy conversion in the liver.
So why insulin and epinephrine,
spelled two pine and her,
caused by fructose?
but just an abstract.

Is this an adrenaline problem,
not just an insulin problem?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

psychologically induced appetite

Psychologically induced appetite
is good clear name for all the mind weakness response to food advertising,
food pushing, and the like.

aka Psychological polyphagia

It is psychological warfare against
a normal sized body that big food and
their wage slave, servant, the media,
carry out. Follow the dollars,
sugar merchants advertising pays the bills,
or did for a long time. Now, with the internet,
we really do have free speech,
but who is listening, reading?
The converted.
Oh, well, we are learning.

Some things are up to us and some are not.  

What happens if you force a child to clean his plate?
When he is not in control of
how much food is put on this plate?
Can a child be expected to know how much
food he needs?

Friday, September 13, 2013

psychologically induced appetite

"psychologically induced appetite" in google brings up zero responses.
Does this mean the group of terms means nothing?
What would you call an appetite response to food advertising?
Or are we humans of calling a spade a spade?
Or am I the only one who has such a reaction?

Psychologically induced hunger, in google, brings 7 results,
none of which say that it exists, yet it obviously exists.

Or what is it called, this urge to eat, when hunger is not present?
To feel hunger, weight a day, and I can identify that feeling.
So what is the terminology for the other?
A  craving?
-but not psychologically induced appetite?

I think identifying and proper label is
important part of treating the problem.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Processes of change

Last day we looked at the stages of change; today we look at the processes, as stated by others:

  • Understanding, acquiring specific information as to the effect of the change. This implies we know what to change.
  • Opportunity to vent their feelings, change is hard, dramatic relief.
  • Self-evaluation, how and what to change and the need for other goals in life.
  • Environmental reevaluation, pros and cons of the environment to foster change. For food issues, this is a big one, dump the food pushers, and the evil persons who create temptations. Perhaps we need to cost / benefit analysis of having and not having those people in our lives, (or TV), both short and long term.  
  • Self-liberation, believing we can change, perhaps learning about motivation of self, commitment to change, perseverance to change, a whole attitude adjustment.
  • Developing supporting relationships, activities, and people. (implies dumping or displacing non-supportive).
  • Continue change in thinking (philosophy), consistency of maintaining change, (implies reevaluation of the changes made, and upgrading where necessary). 
  • Rewarding self, (motivation?)
  • Avoid negativity, aka stay positive, strong, directed.
  • Maintenance - big picture goals  
I will add two more in the weight control area, not letting others force me (I, you) back into an unhealthy pattern of eating, even if it is convenient for them, aka persistence for our own needs.  This is related to the other; fixity of attitude, and insistence on a suitable environment for recovery.  

The difficulty with low carb is not the difficulty of low carb, but of the culture I live in, the bloody food pushers, temptresses, and the carb pushing culture. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Exploring the process of change

The process of change is not a straight line
but rather a looping process.
We need to decide to change,
what to change, why, and all those
other issues, and then to do it,
and how to prevent relapse.

Somebody divided the process
into five steps or stages:
- pre-consideration; I is what I is,
and the world is all screwed up,
- consideration; perhaps I could do
something about that myself,
- contemplation; how does one change,
what should I change, and why,
- action; active change,
- maintenance; the new normal
- relapse; phase two.
It says 5 steps, but I count 6,
but that does not deal with the points in detail.

Somewhere we need to get to a finer split
on the change process.

We need to figure out that it is us that must change
to be able to live in a screwed up world,
and it must be us that changes.
This includes accepting that
much of what we know is wrong,
and we do not even know what parts are right.
We must start at zero and test everything.

We can take a shortcut and
adopt that which we have been told is true,
but what if we discover that to, is wrong.

We must have a system of testing if a concept,
an idea, an image, impression, or judgement
is better that what it is to replace,
and if it is, then upgrade.
It is a series of choices,
a group of decision,
not just one choice or decision.

Fix up the past, and our relationships
keep on testing on the way through, reject anything