Posts Tagged ‘#health’

When Will We Solve Mental Illness? – The New York Times

Monday, December 10th, 2018

A time to fast | Science

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

No sweat: The smart guide to exercise | New Scientist

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

No sweat: The smart guide to exercise Useful tidbits related to scientific studies of #exercise: stretching has not proven useful. 150 min/week is good &half that in HIT, even better

5 Health Mistakes in Your Morning Routine

Sunday, December 17th, 2017


How Long Does Yogurt Last? Shelf Life, Storage, Expiration

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

“Yogurt Expiration Date

(Unopened) Refrigerator Freezer
Frozen Yogurt lasts for — 2-3 Months
Drinkable Yogurt lasts for 7-10 Days, 1-2 Months
Reduced Fat Yogurt lasts for 1-2 Weeks, 1-2 Months
Yogurt With Fruit lasts for 7-10 Days, 1-2 Months

All yogurt manufacturers that we checked with guarantee their product quality for 7 days beyond the printed sell by date

How to tell if Yogurt is bad, rotten or spoiled?

Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your yogurt has gone bad. A small amount of liquid is ok in most yogurts, it is called whey and actually contains several nutrients that should be mixed into the yogurt before eating. But an increased amount of surface liquid (or, in the case of Yoplait yogurt and a few others that do not have any excess liquid to begin with, it’s when a puddle begins to form) and a curdling texture near the bottom of the container are the first signs of yogurt going bad. The final signal that your yogurt has indeed gone bad is the formation of mold and at that point you must throw the entire container away, no matter what. Live bacterial cultures in yogurt act as a preservative, but once those cultures start to die off then mold can start to form. Never consume mold in any shape or form!”

How to extinguish the inflammation epidemic | New Scientist

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

How to extinguish the inflammation epidemic QT: “Persistent background
#inflammation…dubbed…’para-inflammation’…is an unfortunate consequence of…long…lives. Stress is a…problem…Inflammation is being discussed…[as linking it]…w/ disease”

This persistent background inflammation might not always make us feel ill, but it can store up problems for the future, from heart disease to type 2 diabetes and neurodegenerative disease. In 2008,
immunobiologist Ruslan Medzhitov of Yale University dubbed this “para-inflammation” and argued that it is an unfortunate consequence of our longer, calorie-rich lives.

Stress is a particular problem. The hormone noradrenaline, which is released in anticipation of an impending life-or-death situation, sets off the same chain of events as an infection or injury. Yet although stresses passed quickly in our evolutionary past, these days many of us are walking around with a ticking time bomb of stress-induced inflammation that never quite goes away. “Chronic, low-grade inflammation is being discussed in our field as one of the main pathways linking stressful life conditions with disease,” says Nicolas Rohleder of Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Over the past few years, for example, Rohleder has found that the long-term strains of caring for a seriously ill family member, and a series of short-term stresses, both increase levels of inflammatory markers in otherwise healthy people.

One clue came in 2000 when Serhan and his team revealed that inflammation has an off switch. Until then, the reaction was thought to peter out as the immune cells that secrete cytokines gradually reduced in number and their effects became diluted. In fact, Serhan found that neutrophils and macrophages, the types of white blood cell that kick off the process, actively change tack once it has got going, releasing a second set of chemicals – called resolvins – that help mop up any remaining cytokines and sweep away any debris.

Sweet taste, not just calories, dictates metabolic response | YaleNews

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Sweet taste, not just calories, dictates metabolic response May explain link betw. diabetes & artificial #sweeteners

“When sweet taste and calories do not align, the body’s metabolism is fooled, a finding that may help explain the link between artificial sweetener use and diabetes, a new Yale University study has found.” “}}

Optimize health, wellness, performance through blood tests, nutrition, science

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough – The New York Times

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The conventional thinking, held by the large proportion of the many researchers and clinicians I’ve interviewed over the years, is that obesity is caused by caloric excess. They refer to it as an “energy balance” disorder, and so the treatment is to consume less energy (fewer calories) and expend more. When we fail to maintain this prescription, the implication is that we simply lack will power or self-discipline.

“It’s viewed as a psychological issue or even a question of
character,” says Dr. David Ludwig, who studies and treats obesity at Harvard Medical School.

The minority position in this field — one that Dr. Ludwig holds, as do I after years of reporting — is that obesity is actually a hormonal regulatory disorder, and the hormone that dominates this process is insulin. It directly links what we eat to the accumulation of excess fat and that, in turn, is tied to the foods we crave and the hunger we experience. It’s been known since the 1960s that insulin signals fat cells to accumulate fat, while telling the other cells in our body to burn carbohydrates for fuel. By this thinking these carbohydrates are uniquely fattening.


Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting #Carbs Is So Tough #Obesity as an energy-balance v hormonal-regulatory disorder

Public health: The toxic truth about sugar : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The toxic truth about #sugar Argues for regulation like alcohol & tobacco, making it harder to get, esp. for kids