5 Steps to prevent Heart Disease

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Minimal exercise has the most benefit

“Benefits of Very Little Exercise Demonstrated in Medical Studies

        Activity                                                                       Benefit
       55 flights of stairs a week                                                33% lower death rate
       One hour of gardening a week                                        66% lower risk of sudden cardiac
       Walking one hour a week                                                51% lower risk of coronary disease
       Exercising 30 minutes just 6 days a month                    43% lower mortality
       Regular demanding household cleaning                         Lowered heart attack risk by 54%
                                                                                               in men and more
                                                                                                 than 84% in women”

        “Researchers reviewed 44 exercise studies and found that most of the benefits of exercise kick                    in with the first 1,000 Calories of increased activity each week...To burn 1,000 calories a week,
        or about 145 Calories a day, most people need to increase their activity slightly.”

              From Introduction to Clinical Nutrition, 2012, Third edition, Vishwanat Sardesai,CRC              Press,      p19

Friday, December 30, 2011

New York Times catches up on sea change in obesity

The Fat Trap

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sponge Syndrome: another excerpt from new book

Sponge Syndrome: after reaching the state of reduced obese several compensatory mechanism causes weight gain on a relatively low calorie intake.  

1- Reduced basal metabolism
2- Reduced metabolism during exercise
3- Increased hunger due to several hormones: Insulin, Leptin, GLP-1
4- For diabetic and people with insulin syndrome; carbohydrate intake is driven to fat accumulation due to high insulin levels in insulin resistant people.
5- Driving cross country, fly for 8-15 hours are opportunites for fat accumulation
6- Periods of poor health and stress usually result in short periods of less exercise and more eating which causes rapid weight gain and fat accumulation.
7- Studying for exams- stress causes more eating with more prolonged sitting.
8- Writing books causes long periods of sitting.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Reduced obese excerpt from new book

Excerpt from New Book: The Tubby Approach to Diet and Exercise

posted Oct 3, 2011 9:59 AM by Brian Edwards
Diet and Exercise programs have and will fail because of the THE REDUCED OBESE PROBLEM.

Look at the people who have succeeded.  The National Weight Control Registry has a list of 6,000 people who have succeeded.  God bless them and God have mercy on them.  
In the Obesity Issue of  Medical Clinics of North American Sept. 2011 on p 945, Dubnov-Raz & Berry write “Both men and women(in the NWCR) consumed a low-fat diet (24%) and exercised to use 470 to 360 calories  kcal/d, respectively.  The net energy balance was 918 kcal/d for women and 1225 kcal/for men.  These reduced obese subjects ate an average of five meals a day and conducted a very regimented existence.”

Every commercial diet program must have a disclaimer at the bottom of their advertisement.

IF this product is successful you will become one of the REDUCED OBESE.
Adverse effects of this condition:
1-The leptin threshold (plateau or settling point) will be reached.
2-This will make you more hungry, decrease your metabolism and cause you to make more fat.
3-It will take you off your high calorie expending physiology (EE) and knock you over to a new energy expending physiology that will force you to be on a very low calorie, high exercise product for one to two years to get rid of many of the adiposites that make the leptin  and allow you to return to your previous energy expenditure physiology.
4- The result of being on this sub-starvation diet may scar your psyche similar to concentration camp internees. (see Ancel Keys study)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I was told I can't go on my world cruise if I did not get a visa for Brazil.  Our third party company called us and told us they could not get the visa for us in time as the Brazilian embassy is overwhelmed by the number of application.  They told us to go to Miami and apply ourselves.  We drove down on Dec. 20 th and stayed at the Four Corners by Sheraton on Collins Ave. on the beach.  We did this to be certain to get to the embassy when it opened at 10 AM.  They were very efficient and told us to pick up our visas on Dec. 29.  Looks like we will go on the world cruise after all.

Friday, December 2, 2011


This pristine bay is visited by whales in Sept.  They come from the South Pole area and usually don't mix with the Humpbacks that visit Hawaii from the North in Feb.

The peak on the right was photo shopped in the movie South Pacific for Bali Hi.
In Hawaii they point to a peak near Princeville as the one that was used to photo shop Bali Hi. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Happu Bay accommodated our cruise ship.  There was a Club Med on the island that closed down in 2008.  This area is too remote to be over developed.  Hawaii gets as many visitors in one day as all of French Polynesia gets all season.  The result is less crowds and the coral is still brilliant in many areas.