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S. Jester

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The Metabolic Storm
« on: May 13, 2015, 11:28:59 pm »

Just finished reading "The Metabolic Storm" by Emily Cooper.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0989690210/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is about the science of why your body gets fat no matter what you do. If you ever been on a diet and have lost weight but for no reason you can find, you not only get fat again, you actually gain more weight than you lost. Turns out that it's your body's anti-starvation method of preserving your life by storing fat.

A bit on the technical side but not too much so. It is definitely worth reading to be aware of what's going on.

ML, would love to get your thoughts about this.


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Re: The Metabolic Storm
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 07:03:19 am »

Just finished reading "The Metabolic Storm" by Emily Cooper.

ML, would love to get your thoughts about this.

Thanks, S. J.
I've written so many times about this. One of the big problems with diet and health in general is that the human body (heck, any living creature) is very complex. Most of the health advice and diet stuff simply deal with isolated parts of the puzzle.  Anything that offers one or two aspects of it as the total should be discarded. There are no perfect foods, or any perfect diet or diet/exercise program that will ensure health and wellness. Many can help, obviously, but they don't do the job alone.

Human life is far more than just the physical body, and even if one could discover and follow the perfect diet/exercise program, there would still be much left that was not addressed. Genetics play a good part in this, and early development sets some things in place that can't be radically changed afterwards. Fetal alcohol syndrome and malnutrition of the mother are two of these. These can be coped with, and success can lead to more or less "normal" lives, but the baby is simply never going to reach full potential, as if they had not been damaged before birth. And humans do not yet really understand it all, by any means.

The largest component of human health has been pretty much ignored by western medicine. There is much more interest now, but the Chinese knew about it, and developed ways to deal with it, probably 5,000 years ago or more. http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html  For information on Tai Chi and Qigong)

Our mental, emotional and energy state has as much or more to do with our health and wellness as diet, physical exercise and all other aspects of our environment. Unrelieved stress of any kind, anger, fear, and self hate will destroy one's body and mind, no matter what diet or exercise program one adopts.
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Re: The Metabolic Storm
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 11:51:30 pm »

Just came across this article that looks like it backs the book up in that the hormones and enzymes are the main reasons people get fat.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/health/skinny-fat.html?_r=0

The article start with a skinny woman with all the hallmarks of a fat person. Her doctors were at a loss of what was going on. She had a lecture about her patient and asked if anyone knew what was going on. A doctor researcher focusing on the hormones of metabolism piped up. They tested her with a leptin treatment(mainly) and she became normal after a span of time. However she has provided clues on what was going on since many doctors still don't quite understand what's going on, even today.


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