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Diet and Exercise Support Group

This is a group for those atheists who want to add/drop weight for the purpose of obtaining a higher standard of fitness. It is also there for those who wish to support or need continued support once obtaining their personal health and fitness goals.

If you determine to join this group, you may feel free to use a thread as a journal to log your status as you work your way to a healthier you.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Apr 3

Discussion Forum

Liver impaired by two weeks of fat & fructose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 30, 2014. 5 Replies

It took just two weeks of a typical Western diet, high in fat and fructose, to make the livers of healthy adult rats get more fatty and and less sensitive to insulin.…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, fatty liver, fat and fructose

Vitamin D deficiency makes us obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain, study findsVitamin D deficiency affects weight and…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, obesity, vitamin D

Non-science based medical writer

Started by Luara May 8, 2014. 0 Replies

I found a foggy essay advocating homeopathy by Dr. Katz.  So I don't think anymore…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 29, 2014 at 6:07pm

Randall, I wish my body and brain were as cooperatives as yours about missed meals. LOL

Comment by Randall Smith on June 20, 2014 at 7:45am

Here we go again. On my recent visit to the Dr., I was told I could stand to gain weight (BMI is 19). Of course, the Dr. is overweight. To that advice I gave a resounding NO! I'm actually still trying to lose weight! It's not an obsession as my sister contends. I just see the mid-section bulge and protruding stomach. That tells me I have excess fat in the wrong place (the usual place). I'm healthy, energetic, happy, and comfortable in my skin. So my doctor can go jump in a lake.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 8, 2014 at 10:26am

Somehow, Ruth, my body (stomach and brain) won't permit me to "make-up" for a skipped meal. It seems to know when I've had enough to eat. Plus, I'm careful I don't overdo it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 5, 2014 at 1:16pm

Neuropathy is peeking over the horizon again, so a stricter diet, fewer carbs, more celery, cabbage and lettuce, and I will be back to better. My nails continue to cause misery, both toe and finger. Really hurts when I am in the garden active with trowels and hand tools. I have the privilege to stop and sit at lengthy intervals, but it sure puts a kibosh on my clean up of two years of overgrowth. The squirrels notices my lazy-sitting as if I have nothing to do and come over to check me out. Funny critters! The birds have nests in my many birdhouses and they do a herculean job of tending them. 

Cary has agreed to let me do the back yard, knowing that will pull me outside when nothing else will. He is such a tidy gardener and takes responsibility for the front yard. Many people stop by to compliment him on his efforts. He is a bit embarrassed by the back yard; holds his tongue as a gentleman would.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 1, 2014 at 2:32pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 26, 2014 at 12:31pm

I thought that when people skip breakfast they end up eating even more later in the day. How do you prevent this kind of aautomatic overcompensation, Randall?

Here's a comment on agribusiness.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 5, 2014 at 8:02am

I saw a feature on the telly (news) last night that talked about "intermittant fasting". That idea has been around for awhile, but perhaps it's gathering strength. I use it (today, in fact). Skip breakfast, which means going 16 hours without eating. During those last 8 hours, the body burns up stored fat. Result is weight loss--or in my case, abdominal girth reduction. I love breakfast, but one has to sacrifice on occasion.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 28, 2014 at 8:08am

Wow Craig! I'm going to quit complaining about my arthritis and toothache! Hope you get things straightened out and return to good health. I take so much for granted.

Comment by Luara on February 25, 2014 at 8:28am

So I have some arrhythmia and micro seizures, and couldn't drive after these diagnoses

Maybe you could ride a bike around?

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 22, 2014 at 8:22pm

Craig, I had a seizure while driving several years ago and fortunately came out of it without hitting anyone or thing. It scared the daylights out of me. I spent two years not being able to drive. Turned out my heart was beating irregularly, and had a pacemaker installed. Have had no problems since.

Last March I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had chemo, radiation and now am on a regime of Herceptin every three weeks. I am incredibly sleepy because of all the Rx's and so do not go further than my grocery store. One Rx has a side effect of seizures even as another prevents them. I hope they talk to each other and give me the best possible outcome. That will end if I ever have a blackout. 

It all turns out to remaining flexible and adaptable. I can't do what I once did, nor do I want to. I am happy puttering around and thankfully I am retired and can do that. 

I hope you find a cause of your health situation and that you can do all that you like and want to do. Treasure those moments of being awake and of being asleep. Just so they happen at the safe time. 



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