Your Questions About Obesity Epidemic Causes

David asks…

Seniors, what are your thoughts on the obesity epidemic in USA?

Obesity is fairly new, what are your thoughts on this subject?

admin answers:

Sad and mostly brought on by fast food and packaged processed food. There is also another side though. What is considered ‘normal and healthy’ sized has been sliding down over the last 35 years or so. When I was a teenager sizes 10-14 were considered healthy and normal even the old Weight Watchers’ ads showed someone who had slimmed down to a size 12. Female movie stars fit into those sizes and had real curves and did not have to wear push up bras or get implants to have cleavage. I think trying to down size what is considered healthy has caused a lot of problems. Many young girls can’t fit the androgynous type favored now so they either starve themselves sometimes to death or give up and get depressed and start overeating.

George asks…

how does eating to much fat, particularly saturated fat, plays a part in causing many diseases?

can anyone describe two ways in which eating too much fat, particularly saturated fat, plays a part in causing many diseases?

please help its a question on my course work, and av tried researching it but cant find anything useful.

admin answers:

Because there is not one iota of scientific evidence to prove that saturated fats have ANY negative effect on health.

Not one iota

U.S. Government guidelines were changed 35 years ago to suggest we lower our fat intake & increase our carb intake. American society followed these recommendations & in this same time frame obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all at epidemic levels.

The body does better with more saturated fat than less. Saturated fats are required to make many vitamins & minerals bioavailable so they can be incorporated into the body structure. Saturated fat is required for the body to function properly & to regenerate & heal.

7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

Saturated fat in the diet is the only means to reduce the levels of lipoprotein (a) — that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the good cholesterol.

2) Stronger bones

Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50% of dietary fats should be saturated fats for calcium to be effective in the bone structure.

3) Improved liver health

Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from toxic insults & even to reverse the damage.

4) Healthy lungs

The fat content of lung surfactant is 100% saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

5) Healthy brain

Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

6) Proper nerve signaling & hormone production

Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism.

7) Strong immune system

Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, germs & fungi. We need them to keep the immune system vigilant against cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

Http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/06/06/saturated-fat/.

Http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller33.1.html

Plaque build up in the arteries are more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque, glycation – the precursors to a heart attack and heart disease.

Study from the Oxford group examining the postprandial (after-eating) effects of a low-fat vs. Low-carbohydrate diet. (Roberts R et al, 2008)

Postprandial lipoproteins, you’d think, would be plentiful after ingesting a large quantity of fat, since fat must be absorbed via chylomicrons into the bloodstream. But it’s carbohydrates that figure most prominently in determining the pattern and magnitude of postprandial triglycerides and lipoproteins. Much of this effect develops by way of de novo lipogenesis, the generation of new lipoproteins like VLDL after carbohydrate ingestion.

Http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/after-eating-effects-carbohydrates-vs.html

Gary Taubes who wrote “Good Calories, Bad Calories” spent 7 years going through all the studies over the last century & dividing up the real science from the faulty science & concluded that low carb was the best way to control insulin levels which balances out other hormones & allows the body to function properly.

A few of his points are:

1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease.

2. The problem is refined carbs in diet, their effect on insulin secretion & the hormonal regulation of homeostasis.

3. Sugars – sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically – are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs.

4. Through their direct effects on insulin and blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer’s & other diseases.

Adiposity 101: Taubes lecture – bad science & nutrition
http://webcast.berkeley.edu/event_details.php?webcastid=21216

Mark asks…

How does money stop kids from getting fat?

Why does Michelle Obama think that throwing billions of dollars at a problem will stop it? Does she not know that kids aren’t going to listen to any anti-obesity campaign, and will just listen to the McDonald’s commercials instead?

And why is this even a priority? We’re always going to have fat kids. The government should not be trying to stop that. It should be left up to the parents and the kids.
1. It’s a problem, but the government can’t fix it. Just like they can’t fix education, poverty or crime.
2. We won’t have universal health care, because people know that it’s socialism. So that argument doesn’t work.

admin answers:

It’s all about education.

We have an obesity epidemic going on.

The problems caused by obesity equal more than $10M a year in health care alone.

Most of the questions about this on here are more about hating Obama than they are the problem of obesity.

Charles asks…

What does it mean to have fatty liver and enlarged spleen?

I have a fatty liver and now my spleen is enlarged…Dr think I may have NASH….what causes fatty liver and enlarged spleen and what next?

admin answers:

NASH is becoming more commonly recognized because of the obesity epidemic. Affected persons also have elevated liver enzymes and a degree of insulin resistance if not overt type II diabetes. Cirrhosis of the liver follows. I think that may be the cause of your enlarged spleen. But NASH is only one possibility.

Treatment includes losing weight, exercise, balanced diet, diabetic control, avoidance of alcohol and unnecessary medication.

Consider a referral to a liver specialist (hepatologist). That’s a GI specialist who further sub-specializes in diseases of the liver.

Joseph asks…

How many women die to breast cancer each year?

I am doing a project for my school and i have to raise money for a cause, I thought this would be the right one. My grandma got diagnosed with breast cancer last year and i want to help find a cure.

Thanks for all the answers.

admin answers:

More than one million cases of breast cancer occur worldwide annually, with some 580,000 cases occurring in developed countries (>300/100,000 population per year) and the remainder in developing countries (usually <1500/100,000 population per year), despite their much higher overall population and younger age.
In 2000, the last year for which global data exists, some 400,000 women died from breast cancer, representing 1.6 per cent of all female deaths. The proportion of breast cancer deaths was far higher in the rich countries (2 per cent of all female deaths) than in economically poor regions (0.5per cent).
“The good news is that breast cancer mortality rates have started to decline in North America, Western Europe and Australia, mainly due to improvements in early detection and treatment programs such as chemotherapy and tamoxifen,” says Dr. Stewart. “Five-year survival rates are higher than 75 per cent in most developed countries.”
The report says that the worldwide breast cancer epidemic has many causative factors, including reproductive history, genetics, radiation (especially at times of breast development), and the Western lifestyle with a high caloric diet, obesity and lack of physical activity.

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle Rewards

Betty asks…

What is a good fitness plan for a 15 year old girl?

im 15 and feel like i don’t really have a healthy lifestyle
so i guess my questions are
1) how much exercise should i get each day and how
2) what should i be eating

Thanks in advance!

admin answers:

The best way to exercise is to trick yourself by having fun and having goals. Get a pedometer and make a point to break your record for the frequency that you walk each day, if you are a note taker, then record your results day by day. This will create a reward system where you will say to yourself “Wow I just walked an extra 1500 steps since my first recording”.

Try to take up a sport, get a summer job, doing an activity is more mentally stimulating than brainlessly lifting dumbbells.

For food
Drink lots of water and selectively take out any bad foods (fast foods, red meats, fried foods, candy, chips, pork…) that you really don’t care all that much for and keep one or two of your favorite must have foods in your diet. Replace fatty protein sources with foods like Fish, tofu, nuts or non-fat dairy. Be sure to get all the food servings you need. It helps if you experiment a little with different exotic healthy foods, I became a vegetarian I was scared I would be stuck eating salad and plain bread- not the case at all. I am a particular fan of Thai food btw.

Sandy asks…

What motivates you to lead a healthy and active lifestyle?

hey guys! just curious, do you have any tricks to motivate yourself to eat well and be active? i do track and cross country in high school and sometimes i find it hard to make myself run or eat healthy food…thanks in advance :)

admin answers:

The best way to motivate yourself to live a healthy lifestyle is by having a good sense of self esteem and respect for your body. Your body cannot function at optimum level if you’re constantly stuffing it full of junk food or laying around on the sofa. If you truly love yourself and your body you’ll want to take good care of it and make sure that it has the proper nourishment and exercise to keep it strong and healthy.

Looking at pictures of yourself when you were “let go” will only depress you and make you feel guilty about not eating better or heading to the gym more. Instead use a positive motivational system like rewarding yourself with something (like a new pair of jeans you can fit into because of the weight you lost or a treat of ice cream because you ate so well all week long) and post pictures of yourself looking great and feeling good around your home or in your bathroom to remind yourself of how good it feels to be healthy and fit.

It also requires some discipline to maintain these habits. Try a thirty day trial of working out each day or following a new/healthier diet and see how the results look after a month. You can tell yourself that its only for thirty days – you can do anything for thirty days right? At the end of the month you’ll already have developed the habit so it’s much less likely that you’ll quit your new way of being healthy. Take slow steps to build up a new way of eating and exercising and before you know it you’ll be looking and feeling great all the time. Good luck!

Carol asks…

What are some good rewards to keep me motivated to lose weight?

I’m not rewarding myself with food. I always go overboard.

I know the weight loss by itself should be enough, but I just need more motivation. I was thinking every ten pounds I lose, then I could buy myself a reward.

The problem is, I just don’t know what. Should it be workout equipment, something I actually like, or something else?

All answers will be appreciated.

Thank you.

admin answers:

Have you recently asked yourself, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight?” If so, you need to know that you are among millions of other people feeling the same way. Losing weight is one of the main focuses in today’s world. As we have seen the problem of excessive weight increase, it has become all too clear that losing weight for the sake of health is vital.

When you say, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight”, it shows that you are truly interested in dropping pounds and achieving a healthier lifestyle. You should be very proud of yourself for being interested in finding ways of motivation. After all, when it comes to weight loss, accepting that you are carrying around too much weight is the first step. From there, you can identify motivating ways of getting on the right, weight loss program to finally, get rid of the unwanted pounds.

Finding ways to motivate myself to lose weight can be somewhat overwhelming. Because of this, we have done much of the homework for you, pulling together some excellent motivational means of helping you get started toward your new life. Once you have reached your goal, you will be healthier, feel better, have more energy, and discovered a new sense of self.

Goals and Deadlines

You need to identify the amount of weight you want to lose and then set a time frame for achieving that goal. For instance, you might want to lose 50 pounds over the next eight months, which is realistic. If you start by setting an unrealistic goal and deadline, then you have just set yourself up for failure. However, one of the best ways to I motivate myself to lose weight is to create a goal that is attainable.

Rewards

It is also important that you reward yourself when goals are met. For this, we recommend that you set your goals in increments so you have ongoing rewards. Let us say you lost 10 pounds in the first month. You should make this an accomplishment, doing something nice for yourself. Rewards do not have to be expensive but something that will keep you motivated.

Attitude

Going back to when you asked yourself, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight”, you had a great attitude, having made the decision to make change. This same attitude will need to be carried throughout the time you lose weight since you will be faced with times of discouragement. You might drop the first 20 pounds quickly, only to discover the next 10 are not coming off. Be patient, persistent, and maintain your attitude, knowing this delay is only temporary.

Visual Effects

An excellent way I motivate myself to lose weight is to use visual effects. In this case, if you have a photo of you at your heaviest, post it in a place where it will be seen daily. Then, post another photo of you when you were thinner and healthier or someone who you would like to be like, again putting it in a place where it can be easily seen. Having the comparison is an excellent motivator, helping you not to lose sight of the overall goal.

Support

During the time you work on losing weight, you will need good support from family and friends. These should be people who love and care about you, those who also want you to succeed. During times of frustration or times when the weight is not moving, use your support system to get through. This too is an excellent way in which I motivate myself to lose weight.

No More Excuses

If you are serious about losing weight, you have to stop the excuses. This means stop saying that genetics have made you heavy, or you tend to hold a lot of fluid, or no matter what you do, you simply never drop any pounds. No more excuses. When you buy into failure, you will fail. Instead, remain optimistic, knowing that you will get where you want to be but it will take time and effort. Facing the truth about your weight is hard but necessary.

Just imagine finally reaching your goal, never again having to say, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight?”

James asks…

what are some healthy meals i can eat to help me lose weight?

What are some healthy breakfast dishes, lunch dishes and snacks that can help me lose weight? What are some healthy meat dishes for the following meats:

Chicken, Fish, Pork, Shrimp and maybe beef if it is good to eat when trying to lose weight and what kind of meals can i use ground turkey?

thank you i am desperatley trying to lose some weight and i do excersize at least an hour a day
is pretzels and popcorn a good snack to eat when trying to lose weight?

admin answers:

Popcorn is an excellant snack. It is when butter is added that is when the fat level goes up.

Sugar and Spice Popcorn
6 cups popped popcorn (using no oil)
2 tablespoons sugar (Splenda)
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Coat a 9x13x2 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Place popcorn in the pan.

In a small mixing bowl stir together sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Drizzle spice mixture over popcorn in baking pan. Toss popcorn until coated. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Transfer the hot popcorn from baking pan to large piece of foil. Cool popcorn completely.

Store leftovers in a tightly covered storage container.

7 servings 1 cup servings
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I lost 45 lbs. (since Jan. ’08) by choosing a healthy lifestyle way of eating (not a short term diet; its for life). Don’t count calories; just portion control. Use a small plate and a small bowl. Vary the spices in foods helps a lot with boredom. Reward yourself for the little milestone that you achieved. There is the volumetrics way, where you can eat more of nutrious foods high in fiber to fill you up so you don’t fill hungry. Have vegetarian meals a couple times a week really helps with controlling the fat intake.

I listed Ways to a healthy lifestyle way of eating that helped me:

Nutritious foods that are high in nutrients and low in fat and sugar (no sugar, if possible).

Substituting sugar and oil (partially, depends on the recipe) by using applesauce and pureed fruits in baked goods.

Eating veggies as the main dish and lean meats (including beans), fish and chicken (very little red meat) as a side dish.

Eating whole wheat rice, pasta and breads is good as a side dish or as part of the main dish, as long as it is not high in fat, but is high in fiber. Lots of times, breads and pasta will say its wheat when it isn’t whole wheat; something to watch out for.

Eating 3 meals plus 2 snacks a day is good.

Staying away from fast foods and tv dinners laden with fat and sugar.

Key is finding what kinds of foods you like; going to the American Heart Association website as a guideline.

Then looking at recipes that appeal to you.

I made a binder, with plastic sheet pocket protector page with index pages (salads, meats, side dishes, desserts, etc.). I’d try the recipe, if it’s good, it stays, if not, its tossed.
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I like pizza, that is my weakness. Can make your own and add veggies and grilled chicken with a little parmesan cheese.
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By not feeling deprived when modifying your diet, a person stands a better change at eating healthier is the long run. If you have been good for a while, an occaisonal one scoop of ice cream in a small cup is OK. Just remember, to keep with it and it is not temporary; its for life.

Can take most recipes and modify it so it is less in fat and more nutritious. Add veggies to extend the fiber and less emphasis on the meat. Use low fat sauce, like tomato based sauces.
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I use ideas from these websites.

Http://www.cheapcooking.com/

http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/index.htm

http://www.faqs.org/docs/consumer/recipes/

http://www.bloglander.com/cheapeats/cate…

Http://www.livingonadime.com/grocery-savings.htm

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes/main-d…

Http://busycooks.about.com/od/dinnerreci…

Http://www.myrecipes.com/recipes/gallery/0,28548,1728963,00.html

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Mandy asks…

Can I maximize my weight loss with ketosis safely?

My healthy lifestyle already consists of eating whole foods only, no processed junk or dairy, and no bread. I only drink water and white tea with the occasional dark chocolate as a reward or frozen mio water Popsicles for sweet cravings LOL. I’ve already lost about 12lbs. However, I’ve completed a low carb diet before and lost 30lbs pretty quickly, however my bad habits came back naturally because of my “diet” mentality. Fruit makes my carb count kind of high though and I’m losing weight extremely slow as hard as I’m working at it, healthy food AND daily workout routines. I was wondering could I use ketosis 2 weeks a month to speed my weight loss? I’d still eat healthy though! No pork or beef, only chicken, turkey,tuna, salmon, veggies, and berries (so there’s no cholesterol risk). If I accomplish ketosis every other week, are there still health risks? I stopped lowcarb eating because I read all the dangers of ketones in the body, however, if I stay flushed with my water and white tea AND only stay in ketosis for a week, are these good steps to prevent dangerous levels from building up in my body? My good habits are sticking but after about a month now I’m growing frustrated and want some major results by spring hopefully! Please no rude answers! I’m just curious and not really looking for short cuts since I will remain eating healthy even long after I reach my goal weight.

admin answers:

Depending on your body fat %, a keto diet may or may not be all that important to you. Most people find it is necessary for pushing the body into the very low body fat % area, but not so important for getting to a moderate %.

I have read a study that showed there was no difference in weight loss for a group of average people when a low carb diet (~50-100g carbs) was compared to a diet in ketosis (~ < 40g carbs). You may want to try a low carb diet where you keep the carbs above 50g so your body does not go into ketosis. This will stop the side effects you may get like tiredness etc.

If you want to try ketosis, I would recommend looking into a cyclic ketogenic diet which involves carb loading once a week with 5-6 days of ketosis. You will have more energy for any exercise/work you do if you were to do it this way. Also even though many say a ketogenic diet is relatively safe in the long term, cycling it will eliminate the slight possibility of those long term risks. Make sure you get enough protein and water as well as nutrients/minerals. It is okay to eat fats, a keto diet will need to be a bit higher in fat because you still need to get a certain amount of calories. Just make sure you are about 500 Calories below maintenance level in order to lose fat but not muscle.

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Your Questions About Obesity Essay Questions

William asks…

Does obesity have anything to do with physical anthropology?

Sorry if it’s a stupid question.

I have to write an essay that’s physical anthropology related. I chose to write about an article that talks about how inadequate sleep can lead to obesity.

admin answers:

Not a stupid question.
Another name for physical anthropology is biological anthropology.
Obesity is a biologic condition with differing causal factors, including lack of sleep.
The Center for Disease Control ( CDC ) website will help you..

Linda asks…

need help with food pyramid in health promotion and health development?

The essay question is as follows:

Explain the role of food nutrition and the food pyramid in health promotion and health development.

Any one there can help or direct me to a site that helps can’t seem to find anything on internet

admin answers:

It’s basically asking you how food nutrition and the food pyramid tie in with health promotion and health development – i.e. Health promotion is about educating people to eat a healthy diet, and the food pyramid shows pictorially the proportions of different food groups you should be eating to have a healthy and balanced diet, and the nutrition and nutritional value of food has a direct relationship to the food pyramid and why some foods should be eaten in greater quantities than others (i.e. Healthy eating).

I’ve just finished a website for a voluntary organisation on cancer, and as part of the research for that and causes of cancer (with certain cancers being linked to diet and obesity etc.) I did a load of research on healthy eating and the food pyramid etc. – there’s LOADS of sites looking at healthy eating etc. And the food pyramid:

- NHS Direct in the UK has a section on healthy eating
- Cancer Research UK has a section on healthy eating
- Wikipedia has information on the food pyramid etc.

You probably won’t find a site that answers the whole of the essay question all in one go, but if you piece together the information from various sites on healthy eating, the food pyramid and nutrition, along with information on what health promotion and health development is (which again you’ll find websites on), you’ll have all the pieces for a hopefully comprehensive essay.

Robert asks…

how have our ideas on diet and exercise changed over time?

please give detailed answers it would help alot in my essay. there also these questions to answer to:
how can learning about science make people healthier and happier?
why are the government worried about the lifestyles of children in the uk?

thankyou i appreciate this alot…x

admin answers:

Now a days there is increasing incidence of disease like heart disease, diabetes,blood pressure, heart attack, obesity,

more importantly these disease are appearing in younger individuals as otherwise expected for older age

thats why importance of proper diet and exercise has been appreciated by doctors and researchers all over the world, these two simple things can create wonders if properly adhered to……..

Michael asks…

How does communication relate to obesity?

Which functions are most relevant in creating and communicating knowledge? This is the question and topic I have to do my essay on, so if you guys can give me some help Id greatly appreciate it! if you dont understand thats fine too, my history teacher seriously doesnt think thoroughly when he gives us an assignment
o_o

admin answers:

This is a great question!

Well, first off, i think that communication relates to obesity in that, the less you talk, the less “facial excercises” you make, haha!, I don´t know if this helps out on that.

Now, on the second question, I belive that non-linear thinking (check out that subject too on the internet, “non-linear thought process” or something like that) conversations somehow create knowledge. I don´t know if it has happened to you sometimes that, whenever you are conversating with someone about a certain subject, and the other person knows about that subject too (or probably does not know either), you sometimes come up with sudden-new ideas that just pop up during the conversation. I don´t know if this happens because both of the speakers try to make the best effort to come up with the best feedback possible for the other person so that both can leave the conversation without any further doubts about the subject.

These type of conversations are characterized by being somewhat chaotic and unstructured, since both of the speakers “fly off” with their ideas, but at the same time, these conversations turn out to be very creative too.

I don´t know if this will help you out too, but also check the subject on “language reinvention”.

From the few things that I have read about it, it seems to deal with how people can manage to use their language in a more creative manner and have conversations that will create new ideas and interesting feedback, as well as eliminating in a certain way obvious, boring and shallow communication.

I hope this helps in some way, and I hope I didn´t get off the topic too much.

Excuse my English writing, it isn´t my first language.

Good luck with your essay!

Thomas asks…

how does modelling affect the teenagers wanting to fit in?

ok im doing an essay and the question is “how does the media control our lives?
i picked modeling because i feel that young teens are too caught up in their appearence and i feel modeling contibutes alot to this. does anyone have any ideas on what to write about it? and also i need another topic…
like how televisionadds cause obesity because there showing macas and kfc all the tiem or something like that,…

wanna help?? lol

xx

admin answers:

The media portrays celebrities and models all
in the same ways. They make them seem flawless
and beautiful, skinny and tanned. Every picture is
air brushed yet still normal people want to be exactly
like what they see in the magazines. Girls everywhere
strive to be what is impossible, they go to extremes
to try and look like that girl on the cover of the magazine
but it just leads to eating disorders, extreme diets and
can cause diseases such as bulimia and anorexia.
Hope this helped!

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Your Questions About Childhood Obesity Essays

Susan asks…

Why is this an issue?Please Help!?

Im doing an essay and would like to know what you guys think on How childhood obesity effects a nation? This can be politically, culturally, environmentally or economically.
Please help!!!have to hand in tomorrow.

admin answers:

Talk about how obesity affects peoples ability to do things such as manual labor, etc. You could also talk about obesity and the medical impacts of it such as heart attack and diabetes. This could lead to overcrowded hospitals and a lower death age among citizens. Economically, this could have a higher income for fast food restaurants and other low costs, high fat, food places. There is also that quote that is something like “Children are the future leaders of our country” or something like that, and you could incorporate that somehow.

I hope this helps

Robert asks…

help me check spelling, grammar, and punctuation? short paragraph?

In David Zinczenko’s essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” he responds to various opposing opinions relating to the correlation between childhood obesity and fast food. The first “they say” or “naysayer” argues that people should have personal responsibility. In other words, consumers should not choose to eat fast-food in the first place. In response to this, Zinczenko explains that some parents work long hours, having no time to cook a proper meal for their child. Consequently, fast-food restaurants are “the only available options for an American kid to get an affordable meal.” Another argument that Zinczenko brings up is, “Shouldn’t we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast-food restaurants?” He replies by asking where else are consumers—especially teenagers—going to find alternatives. Zinczenko then adds that America has more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants, which makes it difficult to find healthy food. Lastly, he responds to the assertion that fast-food suppliers will present calorie information upon request. Indeed, they do provide calorie information, but even that can be difficult to apprehend. Additionally, the calorie facts can be misleading. All in all, Zinczenko answers contrasting arguments defending fast-food corporations.

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thanks

Zinczenko brings up is, “Shouldn’t we know…………. Is the comma and capitalization of “shouldn’t” correct?

.. consumers—especially teenagers—going to.. is the dash correct?

admin answers:

In his essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David ZinczenkoIn responds to opposing opinions about the correlation between childhood obesity and fast food. The first “they say” or “naysayer” argues that people should exercise personal responsibility. In other words, consumers should not choose to eat fast-food in the first place. In response to this, Zinczenko explains that some parents work long hours, having no time to cook a proper meal for their child. Consequently, fast-food restaurants are “the only available options for an American kid to get an affordable meal.” Another argument that Zinczenko brings up is, “Shouldn’t we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast-food restaurants?” He replies by asking where else are consumers—especially teenagers—going to find alternatives. Zinczenko then adds that America has more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants, which makes it difficult to find healthy food. Lastly, he responds to the assertion that fast-food suppliers will present calorie information upon request. Indeed, they do provide calorie information, but even that can be difficult to comprehend.(tell why) Additionally, the calorie facts can be misleading. (example?)All in all, Zinczenko answers contrasting arguments defending fast-food corporations.

Richard asks…

Why don’t people wear a suit to court anymore?

A lack of respect for authority- why?
I’ve written a little of my own perception and some articles from other people and wonder whether you have any views yourselves? This is not for an essay! I’m doing a criminal justice degree but assure you I’m not into plaigerism and ask for my own benefit not the UNI’s – C’mon give me your views- do you agree with anything I’ve said or with Melanie Phillips (what she wrote in 2004)?

Do YOU feel there is any truth in what I have written below?

A lack of respect for authority

In any organisation there needs to be structure and any lack of respect for its structure can have implications of an undermining of such a structure. To maintain authority can be concluded as being prevalent to its continued prosperity in the direction the organisation is intended whether it be for monetary gain or otherwise.

Amitai Etzioni, an instructor in the department of sociology at Columbia University says “An important factor in the ability of an organisation to achieve its goals is its authority structure”

The Mail Online writes this:
“A growing lack of adult authority has bred a ‘spoilt generation’ of children who believe grown-ups must earn their respect, a leading psychologist has warned.
The rise of the ‘little emperor’ spans the class divide and is fuelling ills from childhood obesity to teenage pregnancy, Aric Sigman’s research shows.”
I found this next snippet from a site called ‘The labor of love .com’ under ‘Parenting’ – it may not be scholarly but I genuinely assume it’s a popular perception:
“No Respect for Authority
Our world is made up of rules and those who follow the rules, at least most of the time get along just fine and have good lives. However, those individuals who have no respect for authority frequently break the rules and end up with all kinds of problems as a result. This could be problems with the police, problems maintaining employment, and more. Many children who do not receive discipline as a child grow up with little if any respect for authority. This results in the child having problems for the rest of his life, unless he learns on his own to discipline himself and respect authority and laws. Dont allow this to happen to your child. Instead, enforce rules and discipline while your child is growing up.”

In 2004 Melanie Phillips writing for the mail had something to say about people having no respect for authority because it had none for itself- to a point I believe this can be one cause for the erosion of values within society but as we all know- the press do sensationalise some stories and the public are handed a perception to believe- please follow this link and consider what has been written:
(www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p… -)

Some theories on rebellion and lack of obedience suggest that self esteem can be built in an individual, from an early age, from disobedience but this suggests no lack of respect merely the desire to prove oneself.
An individual is naturally competitive through human nature and can be expressed in different ways such as mental ability- the ability to be cognitive, emotionally or physically able. Some people win superiority through knowledge gained through their mental ability whereas others can do it through physical prowess or the emotional state to ignore pain or duress. When all of these things aren’t enough to win a battle, a person has to deviate from normality and any set of rules- this is where I believe rebellion and disobedience occur.

Unless Authority is defined in such a way as to reward compliance and punish deviance – there is no norm to achieve and if authority is not maintained throughout there is no structure in which to stabilise when a person stops rebelling and being disobedient.

Some of the above is contrived from personal experience, my own philosophy and my perception of what I read. I intend no statement as such only that respect and defiance cannot be wholly linked because someone can defy the law but still respect it- in my opinion.

The project I’m embarking on has to show the lack of respect in society and the potential dangers and security risks of such an erosion in respect of authority.
I aim to prove that individuals actually LOSE self esteem and consequently disrespect others, eventually becoming so low in their own self regard that they emotionally turn off or shut their minds to punishment.

I do believe that there may be some sense in what I have written here and though it isn’t part of my project- it may have some bearing- I promise NO PLAGERISM!

Does a lack of faith in our authorities have a real bearing on why a man no longer wears a suit in court or is it that this individual is so poor he can’t afford one OR is it just that he isn’t bothered in showing any respect to those that may punish him?
CROW: I normally like your answers because you speak with similar passions to which I hold most of the time but what I don’t understand is why any feigned respect of the past isn’t present anymore- is it through a lack of fear- do we not fear those that oppress us anymore (our own authorities may actually be doing this) or is it a defiance at what we are being given – are we becoming defiant to the point of masochism? How long do we have before the next civil war?
Doethineb: I appreciate your mind on this matter but have to say that I’m talking solely about alleged criminals and actual criminals that have already plead guilty in the Police station (which doesn’t always mean they are guilty)- those that stand accused! I feel that in the last 3 decades the respect for those presiding upon us has dropped off more than just a tad and in consequence this lack of respect is close to rebellion which may take many forms.
As for being advised properly; the solicitors in Mansfield Nottinghamshire UK are not always what they would seem and have little respect for whether you are guilty or not- they are coerced by the prosecution in my opinion and do not give credence to sex, age or even affluence- they are puppets on a career ladder to make their own nest egg.
Ahsoasho2u2: I have said that I believe it doesn’t come down to being in the ownership of a suit (I hope) and that I’m merely trying to find out why there is so much disrespect- is it through a lack of fear or is it genuinely through the defiance of someone already under the cosh of a system in which they cannot win?
I’ve been to court guilty as charged and worn a suit, but I’ve also been to court knowing I’m going to be found guilty of something I didn’t do- (I WAS) and on this occasion went in the scruffiest most disrespectful attire I could find- leather jacket with SS deaths heads on and a German Luftwaffe eagle on the shoulder.
I was truly defiant for many years and still hold reservations but I’ve learnt a lot from being ignorant to what I am now- we all need authority to an extent and need to show that we respect it. I am opinionated for good reason- I want to live a better life.

admin answers:

Why should one have to wear a suit to court.
If one does not own a suit, should one be forced to live beyond their means to appease a trial judge? To appease a standard so old that it does not apply any more?
The only court that has this requirement still is the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sandra asks…

Why do people not respect authority as much as they used to?

A lack of respect for authority- why?
I’ve written a little of my own perception and some articles from other people and wonder whether you have any views yourselves? This is not for an essay! I’m doing a criminal justice degree but assure you I’m not into plaigerism and ask for my own benefit not the UNI’s – C’mon give me your views- do you agree with anything I’ve said or with Melanie Phillips (what she wrote in 2004)?

Do YOU feel there is any truth in what I have written below?

A lack of respect for authority

In any organisation there needs to be structure and any lack of respect for its structure can have implications of an undermining of such a structure. To maintain authority can be concluded as being prevalent to its continued prosperity in the direction the organisation is intended whether it be for monetary gain or otherwise.

Amitai Etzioni, an instructor in the department of sociology at Columbia University says “An important factor in the ability of an organisation to achieve its goals is its authority structure”

The Mail Online writes this:
“A growing lack of adult authority has bred a ‘spoilt generation’ of children who believe grown-ups must earn their respect, a leading psychologist has warned.
The rise of the ‘little emperor’ spans the class divide and is fuelling ills from childhood obesity to teenage pregnancy, Aric Sigman’s research shows.”
I found this next snippet from a site called ‘The labor of love .com’ under ‘Parenting’ – it may not be scholarly but I genuinely assume it’s a popular perception:
“No Respect for Authority
Our world is made up of rules and those who follow the rules, at least most of the time get along just fine and have good lives. However, those individuals who have no respect for authority frequently break the rules and end up with all kinds of problems as a result. This could be problems with the police, problems maintaining employment, and more. Many children who do not receive discipline as a child grow up with little if any respect for authority. This results in the child having problems for the rest of his life, unless he learns on his own to discipline himself and respect authority and laws. Dont allow this to happen to your child. Instead, enforce rules and discipline while your child is growing up.”

In 2004 Melanie Phillips writing for the mail had something to say about people having no respect for authority because it had none for itself- to a point I believe this can be one cause for the erosion of values within society but as we all know- the press do sensationalise some stories and the public are handed a perception to believe- please follow this link and consider what has been written:
(www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p… -)

Some theories on rebellion and lack of obedience suggest that self esteem can be built in an individual, from an early age, from disobedience but this suggests no lack of respect merely the desire to prove oneself.
An individual is naturally competitive through human nature and can be expressed in different ways such as mental ability- the ability to be cognitive, emotionally or physically able. Some people win superiority through knowledge gained through their mental ability whereas others can do it through physical prowess or the emotional state to ignore pain or duress. When all of these things aren’t enough to win a battle, a person has to deviate from normality and any set of rules- this is where I believe rebellion and disobedience occur.

Unless Authority is defined in such a way as to reward compliance and punish deviance – there is no norm to achieve and if authority is not maintained throughout there is no structure in which to stabilise when a person stops rebelling and being disobedient.

Some of the above is contrived from personal experience, my own philosophy and my perception of what I read. I intend no statement as such only that respect and defiance cannot be wholly linked because someone can defy the law but still respect it- in my opinion.

The project I’m embarking on has to show the lack of respect in society and the potential dangers and security risks of such an erosion in respect of authority.
I aim to prove that individuals actually LOSE self esteem and consequently disrespect others, eventually becoming so low in their own self regard that they emotionally turn off or shut their minds to punishment.

I do believe that there may be some sense in what I have written here and though it isn’t part of my project- it may have some bearing- I promise NO PLAGERISM!

Does a lack of faith in our authorities have a real bearing on why a man no longer wears a suit in court or is it that this individual is so poor he can’t afford one OR is it just that he isn’t bothered in showing any respect to those that may punish him?
Nutrino Sonic: sometimes we all need to be led, I’ve not met a man yet who can do everything for himself. Do you know how to diffuse a nuclear warhead should you be sat on one that was about to explode?
Ms B: how can you state they are corrupt when ‘they’ accounts for all those that protect you? There may be corruption because the authorities themselves have squads to track it down and dispatch with it- but that doesn’t mean the whole system is corrupt and no good- where would you be if there were no police- at the mercy of every gang rapist in town or worse!
Do any of you feel there are more extroverts being created in society with all the speed of supposedly ‘progress’ and what is on offer? If so have you read Hans Jurgen Eysencks work and how an extrovert can allow punishment to go straight over their heads?

admin answers:

Why so many have asked for a World Court; to control not just individual politics but; World Politics.
Laws we have in society today are:
Civil
Common
Religious
Civil / Common
Civil / Religious
Common / Religious.
Since the earliest of times, we have had laws to abide by.
The most documented Codes, were that by King Hammurabi (1760 BC) known as the “Code of Hammurabi.”
When discussing Law, one has to take into account the Social, political and economics of their proposal for this law in and of itself.
To have society function, we have to have laws to live by, without law, is best said in ” When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied. ” (Tacitus)
Of course there are those who will never live by any laws, except what they want to live by.

Jenny asks…

A lack of respect for authority- why?

I’ve written a little of my own perception and some articles from other people and wonder whether you have any views yourselves? This is not for an essay! I’m doing a criminal justice degree but assure you I’m not into plaigerism and ask for my own benefit not the UNI’s – C’mon give me your views- do you agree with anything I’ve said or with Melanie Phillips (what she wrote in 2004)?

Do YOU feel there is any truth in what I have written below?

A lack of respect for authority

In any organisation there needs to be structure and any lack of respect for its structure can have implications of an undermining of such a structure. To maintain authority can be concluded as being prevalent to its continued prosperity in the direction the organisation is intended whether it be for monetary gain or otherwise.

Amitai Etzioni, an instructor in the department of sociology at Columbia University says “An important factor in the ability of an organisation to achieve its goals is its authority structure”

The Mail Online writes this:
“A growing lack of adult authority has bred a ‘spoilt generation’ of children who believe grown-ups must earn their respect, a leading psychologist has warned.
The rise of the ‘little emperor’ spans the class divide and is fuelling ills from childhood obesity to teenage pregnancy, Aric Sigman’s research shows.”
I found this next snippet from a site called ‘The labor of love .com’ under ‘Parenting’ – it may not be scholarly but I genuinely assume it’s a popular perception:
“No Respect for Authority
Our world is made up of rules and those who follow the rules, at least most of the time get along just fine and have good lives. However, those individuals who have no respect for authority frequently break the rules and end up with all kinds of problems as a result. This could be problems with the police, problems maintaining employment, and more. Many children who do not receive discipline as a child grow up with little if any respect for authority. This results in the child having problems for the rest of his life, unless he learns on his own to discipline himself and respect authority and laws. Dont allow this to happen to your child. Instead, enforce rules and discipline while your child is growing up.”

In 2004 Melanie Phillips writing for the mail had something to say about people having no respect for authority because it had none for itself- to a point I believe this can be one cause for the erosion of values within society but as we all know- the press do sensationalise some stories and the public are handed a perception to believe- please follow this link and consider what has been written:
(www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p=224 -)

Some theories on rebellion and lack of obedience suggest that self esteem can be built in an individual, from an early age, from disobedience but this suggests no lack of respect merely the desire to prove oneself.
An individual is naturally competitive through human nature and can be expressed in different ways such as mental ability- the ability to be cognitive, emotionally or physically able. Some people win superiority through knowledge gained through their mental ability whereas others can do it through physical prowess or the emotional state to ignore pain or duress. When all of these things aren’t enough to win a battle, a person has to deviate from normality and any set of rules- this is where I believe rebellion and disobedience occur.

Unless Authority is defined in such a way as to reward compliance and punish deviance – there is no norm to achieve and if authority is not maintained throughout there is no structure in which to stabilise when a person stops rebelling and being disobedient.

Some of the above is contrived from personal experience, my own philosophy and my perception of what I read. I intend no statement as such only that respect and defiance cannot be wholly linked because someone can defy the law but still respect it- in my opinion.

The project I’m embarking on has to show the lack of respect in society and the potential dangers and security risks of such an erosion in respect of authority.
I aim to prove that individuals actually LOSE self esteem and consequently disrespect others, eventually becoming so low in their own self regard that they emotionally turn off or shut their minds to punishment.

I do believe that there may be some sense in what I have written here and though it isn’t part of my project- it may have some bearing- I promise NO PLAGERISM!

Does a lack of faith in our authorities have a real bearing on why a man no longer wears a suit in court or is it that this individual is so poor he can’t afford one OR is it just that he isn’t bothered in showing any respect to those that may punish him?

admin answers:

Hi Gary, This 77 year old grandmother and retired teacher, agrees (you may quote me on this) that people in authority no longer command respect because:
1Children are allowed to rule at home and at school, there can be no discipline without an element of fear
2Even professionals do not always dress smartly these days, quite often casual in tee shirt and trainers, some millionaires never wear a tie!
3There can be no learning without discipline, it is our nature to be lazy and self-discipline only comes with maturity.
4After divorcing my first husband, on grounds of physical and mental cruelty, I was a single mother of two boys and two girls for ten years before remarrying and taking on two step-daughters. Divorce in the 1960s was very much frowned upon but, thankfully, I had the support of family and neighbours. I was lacking in self-confidence and, the first time I went to court, to obtain a legal separation, I had to be told to “speak up” – nowadays I am “loud”, confident and politically active. Law courts are frightening places even for mature females but males have a natural arrogance that makes them feel clever that they have flouted the law and gained “medals of honour”. I can say this with confidence because I have run local Neighbourhood Watch group for many years. No matter how hard we try for equality there is no getting away from the fact that there are irrefutable general character differences between male and female.
5 I agree with Baden-Powell who claimed that a child’s character is irretrievably formed by the age of seven and TVs “Supernanny Jo” that children need, really do need, consistent rules and established boundaries but not while they are babies, rather from the age of two. Not all children need to be smacked but it may be necessary, once only, to establish who is boss, and I believe that it should be done only by the mother, after a warning, not simply a threat.
Hope this helps, G M Baker-Bainbridge BSc

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Your Questions About Which Of The Following Are Richest In Complex Carbohydrates

Lizzie asks…

What can I eat to gain energy for tomorrow?

I had basketball tryouts a couple of hours ago and we ran a lot. I am very tired and need to re-energize for tomorrow, another day of tryouts.
What can I eat or drink to gain energy and be at my best level tomorrow?

admin answers:

Lean protein such as turkey or chicken breast, diluted fruit juices and B vitamin complex. In general, B vitamins are good for nerve function, immune system enhancement and support and increase the rate of metabolism. Natural sources come from meats and beans. If you take it as a supplement be careful and follow the recommendations for dosage on the bottle because overdose of some of the B vitamins can be dangerous.
In the morning, I would follow-up with more protein like eggs and some easily digested starchy, carbohydrate-rich fruit like bananas…

Linda asks…

How can you make your thighs skinner?

I’m going to the beach soon on the weekends with my whole class with all the girls wearing bikinis, and all the guys wearing swim shorts, and I don’t want to show my fat thighs with all the hot guys around.
Are there any diet recipes for making my thighs smaller? If so, please type them out OR some exercises I can start out with.

admin answers:

OK. Let’s separate apples from oranges.

First, you can take two people of the same age, gender, weight, and height and have two entirely different fitness proportions. Bone mass, muscle density, and body fat percentage is what is going to make the difference. Whoa! How do you figure this out, you might ask. Simple: Go to a fitness center or your doctor and have your body fat percentage checked. This is a good starting point to so you can measure progress.

Second, to burn fat, the key is aerobic exercise. This is defined as any exercise that elevates and sustains your heart rate to about 70-80% of your maximum heart rate. Sustaining it beyond 20 minutes is going to get you into that fat burning zone. Then, the longer you go, the more you burn. Other exercises (anaerobic), such as calisthenics or strength training (weights) are going to improve your muscular strength and endurance. This is what does the “toning” that people talk about. NOTE: To debunk myth, Yoga and Pilates, while great for flexibility, core strength, and physical therapy are not great for fat loss or muscle toning.
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Third, nutrition is absolutely critical to any kind of fitness plan. It’s probably the most important part. The reason is because you can exercise all damn day. If your calorie consumption still exceeds your calorie burn rate, you aren’t going to burn an ounce of fat.

With that said, let’s revisit nutrition and exercise. Forgive me if you already know all (or part) of this stuff, but I’m going to assume you need the full lesson so as not to cheat you of any valuable information you may not know.

Don’t stress out so much about counting calories.

The secret is acknowledging the true purpose of food as fuel rather than entertainment. Focus on protein, fats, and carbohydrates and learn about each of them. A little bit of research online will teach you a lot. Remember, don’t diet; change your eating lifestyle. Doing so will change your life for the better. For the exercise, consider it a priority to include it into your routine.

Anyway, if you want it simple, here it is in ten steps:
1. Protein is good…eat plenty (about 30% of your caloric intake)
2. Fats are good and bad…know the difference
3. Saturated and trans fats are the bad ones – limit these
4. Poly- and mono-unsaturated fats are good – don’t be afraid of them
5. Carbohydrates are good and bad…know the difference
6. Fibers and complex carbs are the good ones – eat these (about 40% of your caloric intake)
7. Sugars and simple carbs are the bad ones – limit these, particularly late in the day (stay away from sodas and chips!)
8. Drink water – lots and lots and lots of water. It’s the only drink you need. Anything else is either wasted or simply bad for you
9. Eat 4-6 “meals” a day to boost your metabolism.
10. A meal is defined as a portion of a low-fat, protein rich entree, a portion of veggies for vits/mins, and a portion of complex carbs. (You can get these combined as a health shake)

Here’s a simplistic plan that anyone should be able to follow:
1. 4-6 hours per week
2. 45-90 min each day you exercise
3. Do aerobic exercise (20-40 min) every day you exercise
4. Work abdominals every day you exercise (between sets makes it easy)
5. Do chest and triceps exercises on one day
6. Do back and biceps exercises on a different day
7. Do legs and shoulder exercises on a different day
8. Do your exercises in sets (i.e. 3 times with 6-12 repetitions each)
9. Keep a record of what you do to measure progress.
10. When your progress stalls (called “plateau”), switch up your routine.

Susan asks…

how many of the following science questions can you answerr?

1. why do people use mothballs? how do they work?
2. if all the organisms feed off organic materials what does this mean?
3. are the organisms in museums dead?explain
4. how many bacteria are in the average human body?
5. are all bacteria dangerous? explain
6. what is dental plague
7. what are macrophages? what process do they use to do their job?
8 what are biological interations?

admin answers:

1. Why do people use mothballs? How do they work?

Mothballs contain naphthalene, a chemical that repels many insects, especially moths.

2. If all the organisms feed off organic materials what does this mean?

Organic materials are the essential building blocks and fuel sources for all organisms.

3. Are the organisms in museums dead?explain

In general, yes. Dioramas are built for museums as models of ecosystems or habitats, and they are composed entirely of dead plants and taxidermy specimens.

4. How many bacteria are in the average human body?

1E14, or 100 trillion.

5. Are all bacteria dangerous? Explain

Bacteria are vital for the maintenance of human health. There are more than 500 bacterial species present in the normal human gut, and they are generally beneficial: they synthesize vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin K and biotin, and they ferment complex indigestible carbohydrates. Other beneficial bacteria in the normal flora include Lactobacillus species, which convert lactose and other sugars to lactic acid in the gut. The presence of such bacterial colonies also inhibits the growth of potentially pathogenic bacteria (usually through competitive exclusion) and some beneficial bacteria are consequently sold as probiotic dietary supplements.

6. What is dental plague

Dental plaque is biofilm (usually colorless) that builds up on the teeth. If not removed regularly, it can lead to dental cavities (caries) or periodontal problems (such as gingivitis).

The microorganisms that form the biofilm are almost entirely bacteria (mainly Streptococcus mutans and anaerobes), with the composition varying by location in the mouth. Examples of such anaerobes include fusobacterium and Actinobacteria.

The microorganisms present in dental plaque are all naturally present in the oral cavity, and are normally harmless. However, failure to remove plaque by regular tooth brushing means that they are allowed to build up in a thick layer. Those microorganisms nearest the tooth surface convert to anaerobic respiration; it is in this state that they start to produce acids.

Acids released from dental plaque lead to demineralization of the adjacent tooth surface, and consequently to dental caries. Saliva is also unable to penetrate the build-up of plaque and thus cannot act to neutralize the acid produced by the bacteria and remineralize the tooth surface.

They also cause irritation of the gums around the teeth that could lead to gingivitis, periodontal disease and tooth loss. Plaque buildup can also become mineralized and form calculus (tartar).

7. What are macrophages?

Macrophages (Greek: big eaters, from makros “large” + phagein “eat”) are cells within the tissues that originate from specific white blood cells called monocytes. Macrophages are phagocytes, acting in both non-specific defense (or innate immunity) as well as to help initiate specific defense mechanisms (or cell-mediated immunity). Their role is to phagocytose (engulf and then digest) cellular debris and pathogens either as stationary or mobile cells, and to stimulate lymphocytes and other immune cells to respond to the pathogen.

What process do they use to do their job?

Phagocytosis

8 what are biological interations?

Biological interactions result from the fact that organisms in an ecosystem interact with each other, in the natural world, no organism is an autonomous entity isolated from its surroundings. It is part of its environment, rich in living and non living elements all of which interact with each other in some fashion. An organism’s interactions with its environment are fundamental to the survival of that organism and the functioning of the ecosystem as a whole. Sign-mediated interactions in which molecules serve as signs are the characteristic feature of communicative interactions.

Steven asks…

what are the fastest ways to loose love handles and belly fat?

i am trying to get in shape fast, or as fast as possible!

admin answers:

The following may be helpful tips:

1. Eat protein rich foods that will keep your muscles toned. Calcium rich foods should also be included. Instead of simple carbohydrates, you can eat complex carbohydrates like beans, cereals, seeds and other high fiber foods.

2. Simply avoid fatty, salty and sugary foods. Instead of drinking soda, you should drink water because it is calorie free meaning, it has no sugar and it is also healthy for your body.

3. Regular exercise. Exercise routine that combines cardiovascular exercises with resistance exercises for a workout that will melt away your love handles.

Http://womanmagz.com/how-to-get-rid-of-love-handles-5-simple-exercises/

Ken asks…

What diet plan can i use during the summer that is free?

I need a free and one I could do during the summer. Any ideas?

admin answers:

Here are six simple diets and tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way.You will see amazing results till this summer:

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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Your Questions About Fattening Foods To Help Gain Weight

John asks…

Weight gain program in place. Trying to get pudgy. Not weighing for a week, but I need new ideas. Help plz!

I started my weight gain program. So far I have gotten the best ideas from friends and here on answers.

Program.

Hagen Daaz pint right before bed every night this week.

Eating garlic bread, french bread style with tons of butter lots every day.

No breakfast.

One really full round meal, meat potato, desert style for dinner.

Lots of fattening snacks like peanut butter and crackers.

I am not going to weigh till friday.

Now please no smart remarks on how unhealthy it is to gain weight. I totally understand lots of people cannot understand how someone would want to be pudgy, but I think pudgy women are far prettier. I am trying to gain fat, not muscle. I utterly care less about health for the moment. Also I know I will get some stretch marks and dimples.

I know I probably wont lose it once i gain it.

What I need is fresh ideas to give my diet variety of fattening and delicious foods so I can keep gaining. I am trying to gain 40 lbs. I am sick of thin.

admin answers:

Lordy, you are pretty unique. Gawd, when I first moved to the USA 5 years ago I gained around 10 to 15 pounds almost overnight. I am naturally fairly slim, so never weighed myself and always ate what I liked. I think the reason was that portion sizes here are huge, plus I was drinking more booze when socializing. Also I was a vegetarian but a not very healthy one, just eating lots of carbs.
So my advice is, just eat a lot of everything. Lots of bread and pasta, and beer and desert………………yum.
I read that Renee Zellweger fattened up for her Bridget Jones role by eating several doughnuts per day. Lucky her, lucky you!

Lisa asks…

Please help me gain weight!?

Hi,
I have a major problem! I am extremely underweight. The doctor prescribed me food (literally, no joke!). I’m 11 years old. The doctor said I am caught up with my height, half the country in my age group it taller, half is shorter. My weight is terrible though. I am in the 5 to 10 percentile.Meaning that 90 to 95 percent of the country in my age group weighs more than me! It is dangerously effecting my development. I do not have enough body fat so my breast don’t have much to go on, and I should have had my period a year go like my mother, but instead I am predicted to have it at twelve. I am about 13 pounds underweight. I have gained about one pound in 5 months. I try to eat more, I’m just never hungry! I am eating lots of fattening foods, but it never works. This is actually a major problem, it is not as bad as being over weight, but close! I can not take any pills or some other miracle supplement. Just please, try to help me!!!!!!!
also, my mother had the same problem except was a little bit more than me. She said she didn’t gain weight until she got older and her metabolism slowed down.

admin answers:

Those who are extremely lean tend to have weaker immune systems,
making them prone to infections, surgical complications, and slower
recovery times for illness. They tend to have low muscle mass, and
less than ideal hair, teeth, and skin composition. They may have
disruptions in the ability to regulate hormones and protect bone
health, and women could become unable to menstruate.
There are many reasons why people may find it hard to gain weight.
Genetics can obviously play a role, but individual personalities and
the environment can be strong factors.
Some people are just more physically active, they tend to move around
more,
burning more calories than they take in. In children, the inability
to gain weight may signal a condition
known as “failure to thrive,” which means a kid is not growing
appropriately for his/her age. This may be caused by an illness, or
eating patterns dictated by a parental idiosyncrasy.
Being able to eat anything with abandon is also deceiving — even the
skinny need to worry about having too much sugar and fat for good
health. Poor diets can lead to ailments such as heart disease,
stroke, and
cancer.
If you want to put on weight, you should work out, to insure that you
put on muscle and not fat. Healthy weight gain, just like healthy
weight loss, takes time and
requires a conscious effort to apply good habits.
Recommended Ways to Gain Weight
Have meals with the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and the
right kinds of fat (such as unsaturated and monounsaturated fats,
olive oil, canola oil, pistachios, almonds and walnuts). Heinemann
suggests the following ratio: 60%-70% carbohydrates, 10%-15% protein,
and a small amount of fat.
Eat foods higher in calories, vitamins, and minerals, as opposed to
higher in fat or sugar.
Pack more nutritious calories in each serving. For example, you may
add grated cooked eggs to mashed potatoes, ground chicken to soups and
gravies, cheese in casseroles, eggs, and soups, and nonfat dried milk
in soups, shakes, milk, and mashed potatoes.
If you get too full too fast, try having more high-calorie foods or
slices of foods as opposed to consuming the whole thing (raisins
versus grapes, granola and Grape Nuts versus corn flakes, mango slices
versus the whole mango).
Limit drinking beverages to a half-hour before and after a meal.
Drink mixed juices (apple/berry, peach/orange/banana as opposed to
one juice beverages) for a higher calorie intake.
With moderation, you may add in good fat sources to meals such as
nuts, avocado, olives, and fatty fish (salmon and mackerel).
Snack in between meals. Nuts, dried fruits, and yogurt are good
options, but it’s also important to find nutritious foods that you
will enjoy.
Have a nutritious snack before bedtime, such as a peanut butter
sandwich.

David asks…

Potatoes and butter to gain weight, easy on the stomach too, but what are some other easy on stomach foods?

Lately I have been fattening up with baked potatoes with salted butter, and maybe a cup of ginger ale to boot! As far as health matters, because I am 90 lbs at 5’10 and severely anorectic just about anything I eat is good for me, I figure. Is there anything else that is really easy on the tummy and will help me gain weight? I was thinking ice cream, but it may be hard because of the lactose?

Thanks for sharing,

Chuck

admin answers:

Neither potatoes nor butter are inherently fattening. If you want to gain weight you need to focus on your calorie intake – no specific food will make you gain weight, but the overall calorie value of your total food intake will.
Easy way to increase your calorie intake: Add olive oil or coconut milk to your food. For instance, instead of a cup of strawberries, try a cup of strawberries in half a cup of coconut milk, and maybe some slivered almonds and wheat germ on top. Instead of raw vegetables, saute them in olive oil or dip the raw veggies in an olive oil-based dressing.

Lizzie asks…

how do i gain weight in the right places?

im 15 and im about 5’5 and i weigh 101 lbs.
i think i have a lot of food issues..i think i may become anorexic but i dont want to be. im really skinny..everywhere.
i really need to gain weight..everyones telling me to eat more but its a lot harder for me than that. a lot of the people i talk to dont know what im talking about. its like when the foods in my mouth it almost grosses me out, like the feeling of it, and then i cant eat it anymore. and im rarely hungry, when i am i only am for a few minutes and then if i dont eat within those few minutes then im not hungry anymore.

i want muscle, i dont want to eat a lot of fattening stuff and gain unhealthy weight, i just dont want to be a pole anymore. and i dont know how to help myself.
im scared to exercise because i dont want to burn any of the calories that im trying to put in.

help.

admin answers:

Ok i’m goin to break this down, without pills or something that may be harmful to you, because i was the same way and just now starting to get out of that phase myself. Ok so i’m 15 as well and i go to a boarding school and most of the people at my school are black (i’m white) and so they all have HUGE butts or somewhat big butts and have all the “right” proportions, or what seems to be right..lol and so my culture that i lived in made me feel very insecure and anorexic like.

I know it may be hard to eat, i used to be the same way, but find foods that u just absolutely LOVE! And just eat those, make sure u find about 10 to 15 of them so that you can switch them around without getting tired and bored and sick of them. Now they don’t all have to be FATTY foods just have to be substantial meals, WHOLE meals.

I was always small and could never gain weight, and in fact i didn’t weigh 100 lbs until my 8th grade year. And ever since then i just keep gaining. You just have to get a healthy flow of foods getting into your body. If you are properly nourished then you can begin to gain weight, muscle and you also NEED fat even though people always say it’s SOO bad for you, no actually there’s a certain amount that u need.

And once you have established your food, you need to establish a workout plan. You ca get a friend and go to a gym or something which actually is A TON of fun. Or you can do a sport, the sport that i do is gymnastics and i also workout in my gym in my dorm with my friends, but if you have no support from friends or family, you won’t ever make it. If you need any more help feel free to e-mail me! And I give you props to doing this! GO FOR IT! And you CAN make it!

Mark asks…

Need ALOT of help with weight gain?

I am 95 pounds
I am female
I am 5″4
I want to weigh 120 at LEAST

How do I go about this? Nothing thus far has worked. I’m beginning to think I cannot gain weight. Boost High Protein drinks are not helping. I don’t just look petite, this weight is not a good look with my height, I look frail and definitley look like I need to gain 30 pounds. How do I do this? According to About.com I need to consume 2800+ calories a day in order to gain a pound a week, or I need to consume 2080 a week if I do resistance exercises. I know nothing about high protein foods, foods that help gain weight or resistance exercising and I can’t exactly afford a gym membership, nor do I have the confidence to be this skinny and walk into a gym. I don’t want to look like I have a damn eating disorder (which I do right now). I’m desperate and I need your help. WHAT in this whole world will fatten me up by summer? Should I run? How much does a YMCA membership run? Maybe I could talk to a trainer there and have them work with me and see if a 30 minute workout a day will help add muscle to me and my chicken legs. :( This is killing me. I hate that I look in the mirror and see a rail, I want to look healthy, I want to wear a damn size 3 jeans for once and MAYBE with a size medium shirt, that would be nice. PLEASE HELP ME!!
-What restraining exercises would work?
-What foods should I eat to reach 2800 calories a day?

admin answers:

You didn’t mention your age. If you’re still in your teens, then you’re perfectly normal and don’t have a problem. You more than likely have a fast metabolism. Growing up, I could never keep any weight on. I’m a 5’8” guy and when I was a senior in high school, I weighed 120 lbs. EVERYONE weighed more than me, including a couple 9th grade girls, who could pick me up with ease. I had to gorge myself just so I wouldn’t look starved. Just know that it goes away in time. Keep on eating right, and try to work out: jogging, weight lifting, because muscle weighs more than fat. So if you do that, you’ll still be thin, but you’ll put on weight and have a figure too. Good luck!

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Your Questions About Childhood Obesity Titles

Richard asks…

Is this organization qualified to be criticizing Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity work?

Over the past several months, there’s been a small chorus of conservative voices criticizing Michelle Obama for her efforts to persuade American children to eat a more nutritious diet, mostly to combat the national epidemic of childhood obesity.

One of the organizations that has spearheaded the campaign against Mrs. Obama’s nutrition efforts is known as the Center for Consumer Freedom, or CCF.

Do you think the CCF is well qualified to say what the First Lady should or shouldn’t be saying about childhood obesity and childhood nutrition?

The group Sourcewatch has looked into the CCF’s ties to the meat industry, the soft drinks industry, the alcoholic beverages industry and the tobacco industry, and here are some of the industry officials that Sourcewatch has identified as serving on the CCF advisory board:

Dave Albright – National Steak & Poultry
Jane Innes – Perkins Family Restaurants, L.P.
Steve Bartlett – Meridian Products Corporation
Robert Basham – Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
John F. Berglund – Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association
Lou Chatey – Sebastiani Vineyards
H.A. “Andy” Divine – University of Denver
Timothy J. Doke – Brinker International, Inc.
Richard Fisher – Tetley USA, Inc.
William L. Hyde, Jr. – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
James Spector – Philip Morris, USA
Michael Middleton – Cargill Processed Meat Products
Daniel J. Popeo – Washington Legal Foundation
Richard G. Scalise – Armour Swift-Eckrich
Daniel Timm – the Bruss Company
Carl Vogt, Fulbright & Jaworski
Richard Walsh – Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Terry Wheatley – Sutter Home Winery

Again according to Sourcewatch,

” Contributors to CCF have included the Coca-Cola Company, Cargill, Inc., Monsanto, Tyson Foods, Outback Steakhouse, Wendy’s, Brinker International and Dean Foods. ”

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Center_for_Consumer_Freedom

Does this group of individuals have an unbiased opinion on what kinds of food products are good for America’s children, do you think?

admin answers:

If you want to find out what is a good organization, that is accomplishing a lot, look for the things CCF attacks.

Lizzie asks…

Is this MLA formatted Works Cited **website entry** correct?

Here is the original information:

Title of Page: Children’s Alliance: Child Obesity
Title of Site: Children’s Alliance
Date of Access: 11 Feb 09
URL: http://www.childrensalliance.org/childfacts/childhood-obesity.cfm
Author: Blair Gibb
Article Title: Human Rights Are Not Necessarily Universal
Book Title: Human Rights
Editor: Laura K. Egendorf
Date: 2003

Here is my entry:

Egendorf, Laura E.Gibb, Blair. “Human Rights Are Not Necessarily Universal.” Human Rights. Children’s Alliance. Children’s Alliance: Child Obesity. 11 Feb 09: http://www.childrensalliance.org/childfacts/childhood-obesity.cfm. 2003

admin answers:

No, I don’t think so.
You put the author first. The editor goes after the book title. I think it should begin:

Gibb, Blair. “Human Rights Are Not Necessarily Universal.”

Then after the book title you put:

Ed. Laura K. Egendorf.

Obviously you underline or italicize the book title but we can’t format here as far as I know.

There’s a really useful website that will help you with MLA formatting:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/09/

Carol asks…

can you please help me on citing sorces?

Ive checked in google for help but i havent found a good cite plz help me on this

Magazine Article
Author: Carmen Wong Ulrich
Article Title: Stop Stressing Over Money-Now!
Magazine Title: Health
Date: April 2006
Pages: 126-128

Newspaper Article
Author: James ‘ONeill
Article Title: Richland is Given Award for Quality Management
Newspaper Title: Dallas Morning News
Date: April 20, 2006
Pages: 6B

Journal Article
Author: Markus Greiner, Olaf Mandel, Tilman Esslinger, Theodor W. Hänsch and Immanuel
Bloch
Article Title: Quantum Phase Transition from a Superfluid to a Mott Insulator in a Gas of
Ultracold Atoms
Journal Title: Nature
Date: January 3, 2002
Volume: 415
Issue: 6867
Pages: 39-44

Magazine Article from an Electronic Database
Author: Anne McGrath
Article Title: A New Read on Teen Literacy
Magazine Title: U.S. News & World Report
Date: February 28, 2005
Pages: 68-70
Database: Academic Search Premiere

Website
Title of Page: Children’s Alliance: Child Obesity
Title of Site: Children’s Alliance
Date of access: use today’s date
URL (Web address): http://www.childrensalliance.org/childfacts/childhood-obesity.cfm

Reprint Source
(see http://ollie.dcccd.edu/library/Module4/M4-V/examples.htm#Reprint%20Series)
Author: Blair Gibb
Article Title: Human Rights Are Not Necessarily Universal
Book Title: Human Rights
Editor: Laura K. Egendorf
City of Publication: San Diego
Publisher: Greenhaven
Date: 2003
Pages: 26-31
Series Title: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Original Article Title: Global Aspirations, Local Gospels
Original Magazine Title: Whole Earth
Original Date: Summer 1999

admin answers:

Easybib.com & citation machine make the citations for you or you can use

http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/manual.html This is the site that several former teachers and current professors recommend their students use.

Laura asks…

How do i do a parenthetical citation with no author?

I have a source with no author’s name. but just a really long title.

The title is “Childhood Obesity Causes Diabetes and Other Health Problems”.

I know how to cite it in the back, but when it comes to parenthetically citation in MLA format for the paragraph i dont understand.

For example:

“Much more than an aesthetic issue, childhood obesity is a major health problem” (what do i put here?).

that’s my question. i want to know if i put the parenthetical citation like this:

(“Childhood Obestiy Causes Diabetes and Other Health Problems”)

or

(“Childhood…”)

my teacher never throughly explained it to me and the more she does the more confused i am. so i am just wondering…is this right or can you please tell me the absolute correct format or citing this source in the paragraph in MLA format.
I have tried putting just (Childhood) but my teacher told me it was wrong and just circled it and never explained it to me.

admin answers:

You would write the full thing (childhood obesity causes diabetes and other health problems). This is because parenthetical citation is nothing more than a reference to a works cited entry. When someone sees that citation they can go to your works cited page and find the source.

Nancy asks…

Help me title this article?

I am doing an article on the worrying facts of childhood obesity and need a good title can anyone help!!!

admin answers:

Fat little lazy shits…

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Your Questions About Sugar Spike After Eating

Ruth asks…

If I eat my oatmeal dry, will my blood sugar spike less?

I imagine since they are more difficult to digest this way, my blood sugar will be more steady all day as it’ll take longer to become glucose. I could be wrong, what do you guys think?

admin answers:

Yes, as long as it’s the less processed oatmeal. If it’s like the “minute” oatmeal or the instant kind, that’s pretty highly processed so it’s going to digest into glucose fast whether dry or not. Whether stuff is dry eaten or wet eaten doesn’t make all that much difference; your saliva starts the digestive process one way or the other. It’s whether the oatmeal itself is the rougher cut kind or the highly processed instant kind that makes the big difference regarding how fast it is digested.

Paul asks…

Is it normal to feel high sugar spikes? ?

Since August of 08 i started to change my nutritional habits and one of the new “rules” i usually follow is the 20% sugar rule (I avoid eating anything where sugar is greater than 20% of the total carbohydrates). So every now and then when i do eat something sweet,(cake, chocolate, even fruit) i do feel a bit… tingly all over my body, like when adrenaline hits you… in a way. So i have to do some sort of activity to work it off, like walking, dancing, jumping rope etc. Well sometimes i cant do that (bc im at work or wahtever). So Im just wondering if on the long run, this could cause diabetes? Im sure sudden spikes in blood sugar arent great… Also, if my mouth is dry is that an early sign of diabetes? im not really thirsty but my mouth is dry so i drink water

admin answers:

It’s completely normal to feel it when your blood sugar spikes. I’m pretty sure that dry mouth isn’t a sign of diabetes, but being unreasonably thirsty is. Just to be safe you can check out the signs of diabetes at this website: http://diabetes.about.com/od/symptomsdiagnosis/p/Symptoms.htm Or you could just get a check up with your doctor. Ask for a urine test, and they can tell you pretty much definitively.

Hope this helps! :)

Charles asks…

when on a diet which is more important to watch as intake. sugar or fat?

I have heard sugar is poison

admin answers:

Sugar. Sugar spikes insulin, which prevents fat burning.
I stopped eating sugar and lost 24 pounds in about 6 weeks. But I still eat cheese, meat, olive oil and nuts for the protein and healthy fats. I eat more than before, but haven’t gained a pound.

George asks…

sugar addiction?

I need some advice on a health problem that I have.About 3 weeks after having my son 4 years ago I began to crave sugar so strong that if I didn’t eat something sweet I would shake uncontrollably and feel sick.I’ve been tested for diabetes and hypoglacemia and both were negative.Although I did test posetive for thyroid disease and am taking 150mcg levothroid.I have gained about 110 pounds and am absolutely miserable as I am small boned and the weight is very heavy on me.What could make me be so dependant on sugar especially since I never ever ate anything sweet before.I was always into fitness and nutrition and was in very good shape.Is there some kind of medical condition that could cause this?I try really hard not to eat sugary foods,I don’t even like the taste but if I don’t I become very sick.Please help if you can.

admin answers:

You can be addicted to sugar without being diabetic or hypoglycemic. Being pregnant is hard on your body and can throw things out of wack.

If a person’s blood sugar gets too low(by not eating when your body is ready), their body will crave sugar to give it that quick blood sugar spike. So you eat some sugar. Then this becomes a cycle because after your blood sugar spikes, it will go really low again causing you to crave sugar. Without the sugar you will feel shakey and sick. (I’ve been there many times before.)

To stop this, you have to stabilize your blood sugar by eating regularly, not eating too much meat, eating very little sugar and white flour along with other processed foods, like most cold cereals, and eating enough fruit.

There are many books out there that can help you with this. You will need to read up so you can understand how different foods affect your blood sugar. I recommend The Sugar Solution.

Http://www.amazon.com/Preventions-Sugar-Solution-Prevention-Health/dp/B000BD7054

Good luck!

Mark asks…

what is the amount of sugar that should be eaten in a day?

i know that a lot of people eat way to much sugar in a day and don’t wanna be one of them. what is the amount i should eat (in grams) so that i can start to keep track! Thanks!

admin answers:

Try to avoid eating sugar…it’s just bad for you if you want to live healthy. Besides there is enough sugar in the foods you eat already that you don’t think have sugar in them.

Just completely avoid it and you should be golden.

FYI. Sugar can make you more hungry as it spikes your blood sugar followed by a crash, and any unused sugar in the body gets stored to fat.

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Your Questions About Mushy Poop In Rabbits

Maria asks…

My Rabbit won’t eat his pellets and noticed two mushy poo’s?

Okay, here’s a little bit about my rabbit. He’s a 10 month old Netherland Dwarf and has never had an issue eating. I buy Kaytee brand stuff, so his food is pellets with a bunch of other little num nums in it like dried carrot, dried green leaf things and he will only eat the yummy things not the actual pellets ! He would rather starve than eat his pellets :/ I know this because I didn’t give him the yummy bits for 3 days and he didn’t touch his pellets. He eats his Timothy Hay when its in his cage, refuses to eat it if it’s in a holder. Today I noticed two piles of poop that looked similar to bird poo but it was hard not wet. What is going on with him? He hasn’t lost his appetite, hes munching on his hay right now and eats the yummies from his food. He still gnaws on his wood chews, very alert and spunky still, nothing has changed about him. I looked at his bottom and there’s no stains but it did look like he had a pellet in his bum, but he might have been in the midst of doing his business because I picked him up when he was in his toilet section.

admin answers:

That is the worst type of pellet, because the problem comes with just that they pick out the bad stuff and stop eating the pellets…

You need to feed a good quality pellet one that dose not have all that other stuff in it, A good quality rabbit pellet should have at least 22% crude fiber, no more than approximately 14% protein, about 1% fat and about 1.0% calcium. Check the label on the rabbit pellets before you buy. Most commercial pellets are alfalfa-based, which means they’re higher in calories and lower in fiber than timothy-based pellets.

Sadly this is what happens with those bad rabbit pellets…

A rabbits diet should be made up of hay, this is most important, next is fresh greens/veggies then little amount of pellets… 1/8 of a cup per 5 lbs of rabbit

Stop feeding him that brand of food, get him a good quality pellet feed him unlimited amounts of hay fresh greens then little amounts of pellets…

Betty asks…

rabbit eating cardboard?

my rabbit eats loads of cardboard, is this bad for her? her poop is often mushy, could this have anything to do with it?
there are cardboard boxes in the room where she is kept most of the time and i often see her chewing away at a big cardboard box, she’s eaten half of one side of it! i tried giving her toys like balled up paper, rattles and a metal tin for rolling around and knocking over, but she only plays with them when i put them in front of her. the rest of the time she ignores them.
any suggestions?

admin answers:

I dont thinks its bad for her because my science teacher has a rabbit and has had it for the past 2 years and about a year ago he used to have a carboard box in the cage and he would eat the box but then eventually my teacher took it out and put a wooden box in instead and he didnt eat that but he didnt die or seem to get sick since then so i think it is okay and if u dont want her to eat the boxes just take them out =p

Sandy asks…

Whats wrong with my rabbit?

A week ago i picked up two Holland lop brothers that were two months old from a breeder. I have been cleaning out the cage daily but today when i cleaned it out there was a bad odor. I look at one of my rabbits butts and it was covered in a wet poop. that was stuck to its fur. I cleaned the poop off and split up the rabbits just in case if he was sick, he is worrying me because he hasn’t been eating of drinking. I feed them timothy hay, water and pellets. He was really mushy and quite which is opposite of his normal behavior. Whats wrong?

admin answers:

Hey,

Sadly it sounds like your bunny is a little bit sick.
Lethargy, messy bottoms and loose stools as well as lack of appetite are all signs of sickness.

If you feel your rabbits belly does it feel bloated despite the bunny not eating. And is the bunny thin along his back? If so this could be enteritis, although there are a number of other things it may be.

It’s good you separated them – keep them apart and feed your bunny on just hay and water for 24 hours. If you can get hold of any recovery diet or critical care this would be good. Its a liquid feed that helps to restore a healthy gut. If your other bunny has healthy droppings you can give these to your unwell bunny which will also be good for gut health – soak them in water for a little bit first. No veggies until the bunnies are a little older and healthier.

In any case your bunny needs to see the vet – you should do this asap as young bunnies can decline very quickly. It could be as simple as a little upset tummy but it could be serious so get it checked out.

For more info on bunny care see http://www.whichpets.com/#/rabbits/4545525909

Good luck, hope your little bunny is alright.

John asks…

My rabbit has a wet soft stool (almost diarrhea).. help?

I have male rabbit, he’s 8 months old. Today i noticed that his poop is soft & mushy! not like the cluster.
I took him to the vet today, he told me that his temp is high & he gave him injection & medicine that i should give him tomorrow.
i’ve changed his diet 3 days ago, because the food i used to buy for him is finished in the store so i can’t keep him hungry till they bring some more ;/

I’m just very concerned and i don’t know what to do.. he is active now and his back is clean, but i’m afraid that when i wake up tomorrow it becomes more serious :(

Is it because the diet, or maybe because it’s winter or he’s sick? plz help me
My bunny is in my room, the weather in here is fine for him.
And i give him unlimited timothy hay daily, but i changed the pellets without mixing it with the old one & the thing i’m really worried about is his temp :(

admin answers:

A sudden change in food can cause diarrhea, but the bigger problem is that an imbalance in the digestive system can lead to a bacterial infection. This is probably why the rabbit has a fever and the vet gave medication. A good article to read is at http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/poop.html

Pellets are the main staple of feed, but it is important to supply your rabbit with grass hay for fiber. We offer hay free choice.

I hope this helps. Good luck

Mark asks…

Rabbit stool help?

I have a female rabbit and I’ve taken her to the vet for this probelm but it is still happening.

The problem is, is that when she poops sometimes in clumps together and sometimes sticks to her butt area and i have to clean it..sometimes it’s clumped together in her cage and i clean that up to so it doesn’t stick to her. It’s mainly pellets or poop but some of it is mushy. When I took her to the vet the vet told me to give her more Timothy hay and feed her only that and pellets. So thats’ what I’ve been doing for almost a month now and nothing has changed. It’s got a little better but not fully cured. The vet also did a stool sample and everything else was fine. What should I do? Do some rabbits have these problems? Thanks

admin answers:

Okay, my rabbit had the same problem for a LONG time. Does your rabbit hop in his bedding or have a wire floor? I got my bunny a cage with a wire floor and it seems to help the mess a bit. I had to actually have his rear end shaved because when it dries it is like cement. Give her plenty of fresh water, food that is made of pellets only. Seeds and the colored crunchies are not good for them. It’s too high in carbs and they can’t digest the seeds. My bunny’s vet told me all that “garbage” in the food is to make us feel better because we’re feeding them “colorful” food. He said all they need is in the straight pellets and timothy hay and water. Let her have a little bit of carrots and cherry tomatoes each night. That’s what i feed my guy everyday and he hasn’t had a problem in about a month. Do a search on “intermittent soft stools” on yahoo. The rabbit site will tell you only to give them timothy hay for a month, but my vet said NO they can’t live off that, but the rest of the info is ok from the site that comes up.

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Your Questions About Facebook

Lizzie asks…

FACEBooK ?

how do u delete a facebook and pictures other take of u. i dont think it is fair that anyone can take a pic of you and just post it up. it really is annoying when a photo u dont like is up and everyone can see the pic u dont like . Its still on there page if they untag u

admin answers:

You can’t delete pictures that others put up of you unless they take it down themselves…

Deleting your facebook doesn’t help either… The pictures will still remain there. But if you want to delete your facebook, you go to Account>Deactivate Account.

The only option I see is if you ask the person to take it down. I’m assuming it’s a friend or someone that you know that put it up, just ask them nicely. Say something like, “I really don’t like that picture of me that you put up, can you please take it down?” If they really see that you don’t want it up, they might be nice enough to take it down… But honestly, there’s no way of forcing them to take it down.

Laura asks…

FACEbOOK!??

IS there any way I can create a bumper sticker on facebook? If so how?

admin answers:

When u go to bumpersticker, click on upload sticker or somethin like that and then it will go to your my pictures but u have to have a pic of something such as a type of graphic or something u created on ur computer and u can upload it and then ur done!

Maria asks…

FAcebook ?

ok, i am 15 years old and i want to have a facebook account. I’m not going to be innapropriete things on there i just want one so i can meet new frineds and just mess around with my friens on there and talk to them because they all have facebooks except me. So i decided to talk to my mom about it, and she said i could but she would want my password and to be allowed to look on my profile and my friends profiles too. I was cool with all that except for the part about her looking at my friends files. I know they have some bad stuff and shes kind of like crazy and would like start talking to their parents and them about it. Any tips? I really really want one so please help. And I don’t want to create fake ones or just make one even if she says no. She always figures it out when I do that.

admin answers:

I suggest you tell her that at the age of 15 you are old enough to understand there are many inappropriate things on the net.

You should tell her it makes you feel uncomfortable looking at your files as well as your friends’, and tell her the truth that they do host bad content sometimes, but it’s normal for a teenagers. Just chill, man. Nothing to worry about.

Mandy asks…

fACEBOOK??

How do you make it like cool looking like myspace??

admin answers:

U cant

Charles asks…

How does facebook determine which Friends appear on your Facebook Profile sidebar?

Why do some Facebook friends appear more often on your Facebook Profile sidebar. Is there a known reason why some friends picture will show up more than others in the facebook sidebar?
Because like I have a famous celebrity always pop up on my sidebar. When I never go to their profile. So is it like they’re viewing my Facebook a lot?
Or how does it work?

admin answers:

It’s really just randomized..but sometimes it may depend on who you interact with most

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