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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 July 23, 2013 at 7:17pm

Lillie, from what I've read low fats don't don't work well at all. Mediterranean diets are supposed to be better. It's the kind of lipids you eat that matters most. Saturated fats raise cholesterol but olive oil and nuts are good.

Comment by Lillie on July 17, 2013 at 8:57pm

Well, I had my cholesterol rechecked, and after all of that suffering through a low fat diet (and I did stick to it) my cholesterol level did not change a bit.  Now I am on 3 fish oil capsules a day but looks like medication is in my future.  Strange how all of a sudden it changed and I had done nothing different.  Is it an age thing?

Comment by Lillie on July 11, 2013 at 12:45pm

The NYTimes recently carried an article about two women who have gene mutations resulting in their LDL being below 20 which is unheard of.  Three different companies are studying this mutation to see how it could somehow be used to lower cholesterol in those who need this.  I need this.

Comment by Steph S. on June 18, 2013 at 5:40pm

Those are funny pictures Ruth.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 18, 2013 at 4:35pm

You know you need to lose weight when you identify.

Comment by Lillie on May 18, 2013 at 9:10pm

Thanks, Ruth.  I'll try.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 18, 2013 at 12:46pm

After the latest data showing Lipitor interferes with exercise having benefits, and damages mitochondria, I agree it's good to avoid cholesterol meds. On the other hand, cholesterol is very scary. If you stabilize at 5 lbs higher, I'd say just live with that, Lillie.

Comment by Lillie on May 16, 2013 at 7:39pm

I was maintaining my weight really well until my doctor put me on a low cholesterol diet.  I immediately gained 5 lbs. on this diet.  Would it be better to be lighter with higher cholesterol or heavier with low cholesterol?  This is very discouraging.  However, I do not want to be put on medication to control cholesterol.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 12, 2013 at 1:25pm

This is how I "hear" group exercise instructors at our gym.

Comment by Steph S. on March 14, 2013 at 8:31pm


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