Tag Archives: metabolism

The Thyroid a Powerful Weight Regulating Gland

Updated 22 September 2018 The thyroid is a small gland in the neck no bigger than a buckeye butterfly.  But this glands hormone also influences other hormone producing glands which have much to do with our weight and other important metabolic interactions and bodily functions.  Just because these glands are small, does not mean they are insignificant. Walk More to Burn Additional Calories It is seen through patient and animal research that hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid (more…)

Pill Extends Life to 100 Years and Beyond

Forever ageless like Face Rock, Bandon Beach, OR. Do you see the face? Last Updated:  23 May 2018 A substance taken as a pill has been studied over the last decade now shows further promise of extending life well over the centurion mark.  Whereas the “average” life span could exceed 100 years of age. “That would be something considering the average life span today is 79.”  This doesn’t seem so impossible to believe simply based on the fact the oldest living person recorded to date was Jeanne (more…)

Walking is a Superior Fat Burning Activity

What many people don’t know is during low-intensity aerobic exercise like walking the muscles prefer to burn fat fuel. That’s right the metabolic energy needed to walk prefers stored body fat to move the large muscles in the legs and buttocks. But those same muscles used during high-intensity aerobics exercise like running, sprinting or high intensity aerobic dance or boot camp training prefer mostly blood glucose [sugar] and stored liver and muscle glycogen fuel from carbohydrate conversion. When intense (more…)

Chronic Disease Caused by Consumer Demand

Traveling and enjoying good company keeps a mind and body healthy.  Marc at the Column, Astoria OR. One of the first articles I wrote in November 2007 was inspired by a network news and publications article titled “Is Cancer in Your Tub?”  What caught my attention were two glycol ether solvents used in everyday household, food and hygiene products.  Also a key ingredient used in anti-freeze.  Well I knew I didn’t want to drink or (more…)

Consumer Plastics and Child-Adult Health Risk

Wear protective masks and circulate fresh air into construction work space. Last Updated:  24 Feb 2016 I know just about everyone has experienced a funky taste when drinking out of a plastic bottle and familiar with odors produced by a new car smell.   Not only should consumers be aware of health risk associated with the plastics we store foods in, but also the off-gases polymer plastics emit from home furnishings, remodeled homes and during construction. (more…)

Are Honey and Cinnamon a Cure All?

Bees are attracted to all types of flowers I was asked by a co-worker if honey and cinnamon is a cure all for every ailment known to man.  I certainly didn’t know the answer to this question, so I did a little research on topic. It appears there are a lot of nutritional and research information at our finger tips that supports honey and cinnamon as very good for us.  I’m not sure that when combined they (more…)

Is Drinking Too Much Water Dangerous to Your Health?

Water is the Elixir of Life As I learned many years ago, if your urine is too yellow, you’ve not drank enough water.  If it is clear, you’re well hydrated.  I actually use this as an indicator when I need to hydrate during hard physical work.  Fortunately for me, I’m not concerned about over hydration, I’m more concerned about under hydration.  It is surprising how many people know very little about their bodies hydration needs (more…)

Just Admit It, You’re Fat

For Each Day That Passes a New Beginning is Possible Many of you will go through your day and not give a second thought to the calories you consume, and for others this is all you think about.  And as the days pass, so do the weeks, months and eventually years as pounds are gained.  At some point you’ll have to “just admit it and say, I’m fat.”  But not without first going through denial (more…)