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...digestion of certain dietary proteins, including casein from milk and gluten from wheat—both foods significant sources of carbohydrates—produce opiate-like substances and activities in cell receptors!
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It is important to drink water when you are thirsty. This eight eight-ounce glasses a day it turns out.html 10/22/2012 . (NIH). Reference: No Need to Guzzle All That Water. Reference: Jurgen Schnermann. glasses or water a day if you aren’t exercising or sweating a lot. Expert Says. the National Institutes of Health. ”… the National Academy of Sciences has put together a panel of experts to do nothing but look at how much water do we need. How much water do we really need? May 24.” Dr.” "After 10 months of careful searching I have found no scientific evidence that supports '8x8' (drinking 8. Bethesda. We can't find a single study that says that that's what people ought to do. but it isn’t necessary to drink 8-8oz. Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON. 9000 Rockville Pike. Maryland 20892. 2002 Posted: 1:07 PM EDT (1707 GMT): “Well." “there is no scientific evidence to back up this advice. See the below statements from CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen. then you probably don't need quite as much water as you think you do. Reuters Article: Fri Aug 9. Heinz Valtin of Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire.” To replace daily losses of water. which has helped create a huge market for bottled water. http://www. they say. if you're not sweating a lot during your show (the day). 7:40 PM ET By Maggie Fox. this appears to be kind of a myth.The Science of Health Index: W Page 2 of 10 Overdosing on water: A sign that your body has enough water is the feeling that you are having to force water down in order to meet a certain quota. a kidney physiologist at the National Institutes of people at various universities. an average-sized adult with healthy kidneys sitting in a temperate climate needs no more than one liter [One liter is the equivalent of about four 8-ounce glasses] of fluid. 8 ounce glasses of water daily). a kidney physiologist at The National Institutes of Health. after talking to the USDA. you know what. the National Academy of Sciences. according to Jurgen Schnermann.scienceofhealthindex.

gamma-linolenic acid causes weight loss and lower blood pressure in overweight patients with family history of obesity. Effects of dietary essential fatty acids on active thermogenin content in rat brown adipose tissue. Swed J Biol Med 4:8-11. 1983. Cannon B. Mir MA. Carter J. Becker W. Clinical uses of essential fatty acids. The effects of evening primrose oil on erythrocyte sodium transport and obesity. et al. 1986. Montreal: Eden Press. pp 53-61.scienceofhealthindex. Nedergaard J. ed. Garcia CM. 1982. 2. http://www. A number of clinical trials with obese patients have demonstrated that EFA supplementation is an effective weight loss prescription. Chou A.html 10/22/2012 . Science of Health Index: W Page 3 of 10 Weight Loss: (also see Not Low-Cal) EFAs are thought to lead to weight loss because of their ability to stimulate thermogenesis (1). In: Horrobin DF. Thermogenesis is the process by which the body can "waste" calories. References: 1. J Nutr 113:1717 -1724.

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Missing these nutrients also makes the body more vulnerable to medical disorders and disease because essential oils and natural fats provide nutrition from the cellular level up. Reducing food intake below these levels will inevitably result in weight loss.scienceofhealthindex. either the low-calorie way or the low-carb way.5 times more energy than carbohydrate eating. which aid the body in regeneration and goes to body structure – not body-fat) .Possible physical damage due to resulting ill health . A low calorie diet typically consists of a high intake of carbohydrates and very little natural fat.Solves nutritional deficiency (provides nutrients .The Science of Health Index: W There are 2 ways to lose and/or not gain weight. the body needs energy for daily activities. The energy from natural fats is longer sustained and won’t result in a “low” as with sugar. Fuel for energy is derived both from food and stored body fat. In addition to the energy needed for these complicated processes. A low calorie diet will change the metabolic rate.Starvation dieting (deprives the body of essential nutrients.Keep it off (turns your body to a fat burning machine rather than a fat storage machine) Low calorie is a starvation diet: Millions of chemical processes take place in the body daily for which the body requires energy. http://www. Carbohydrates provide instant energy that converts to body fat if not used immediately.html Page 5 of 10 10/22/2012 . a low carb/high protein and fat diet is NOT a low calorie diet! Low-carbohydrate (read more on carbs here) .Lose weight healthily (less processed foods. faster (body goes into starvation mode. Dietary fat also provides instant energy that won’t convert to excess body fat Eating natural fats and burning stored body fat provides 2. In other words the body thinks it’s starving and holds on to fat for it’s own protection. Low-calorie . but it is an unhealthy way to diet. gains to protect itself) . This is only the energy required if you were to sleep all day. In order to have enough calories for physical activity a woman would need 2000 and a man 2500.Weight is harder to lose (body holds on to weight to protect itself) . namely essential oils and natural fats. The reason the body puts weight on easier after eating this way is because a low calorie diet deprives the body of important This is the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR).Provides body with desired fuel (natural fats/and essential protein) .Gain weight easier. more essential protein and natural fats. good oils and natural fats) . The minimum daily requirement of calories is 1360 for a woman and 1750 for a man.essential oils and natural fats) . This is why eating low-calorie is considered a starvation diet. which causes the body to gain weight more easily. more organic and natural foods.Feeling deprived may lead to sugar dependence and eating disorders Note: Carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram Fats contain 9 calories per gram Therefore.

Colleen M. Keith Roberts. August. Julian Lewis. James D. Garland Pub. 1996. Textbook of Medical Physiology. Page 6 of 10 http://www. Molecular Biology of the Cell.scienceofhealthindex. ISBN: 0815316194. ISBN: 0878910735. Watson. 1994. ISBN: 068305595X. Jay M. Basic Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach. Allan D. Lippincott. Martin Raff. 3. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Templin. Bruce Williams & Wilkins. 1998.The Science of Health Index: W The calorie theory has been proven wrong according to the major medical textbook. ke Roberts. Smith. 2. Research & Education Assn.: References: 1. Dennis Bray. Marks. Dawn B. Marks.html 10/22/2012 . The Essentials of Biochemistry (Essentials). March.

scienceofhealthindex. Dec. Reference: Bottom Line. Source: David Williamson. 15-1997. PhD.html 10/22/2012 . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (study based on 14. your risk of developing diabetes doubles during any 10-year period.000 people).The Science of Health Index: W Page 7 of 10 Weight gain and risk of Diabetes: For every 10 pounds overweight you become. Division of Diabetes Translation.

January 24.html 10/22/2012 . page 383. and after three years all of the normal mice had died. 394. they are the real enemies of the millions of men and women who gain weight easily and who are hard to reduce. Highly-processed carbs and obesity: "It is the large group of carbohydrates. and increase stored body fat. Addiction to carbs: It is a biochemical FACT that digestion of certain dietary proteins. especially the denatured. Carbs prevent burning of body fat: Excess carbohydrates (more than a mere 4 ounces a day) prevent the body from burning fat. 871. but one-quarter of the altered mice were still alive. Reference: Food Peptides . over-refined ones. Reference: Science. and since insulin is needed to help cells store fat the mice had less fat and were protected against obesity. Page 8 of 10 http://www.. yet had 70 percent less body fat by the time they reached 3 months of age. The mice in the study were able to eat whatever they wanted and still stay slim because their fat tissue had been altered so it could not respond to the hormone insulin. Researchers altered the insulin receptor gene in the fat cells of lab mice.scienceofhealthindex.A New Class of Hormones?" Journal of the American Medical Association No. 17. Basic Medical Biochemistry—A Clinical Approach. pgs. Kahn BB. that are the real troublemakers.” The Journal of the American Medical Association wrote of this effect in 1982. Kahn CR. 869. 936. including casein from milk and gluten from wheat—both foods significant sources of carbohydrates—produce opiate-like substances and activities in cell receptors!1 These substances are called “exorphins.The Science of Health Index: W Low Insulin Not Calorie Restriction Lengthens Your Life: A lean body devoid of fat may be more significant in determining life span than a calorie-restricted diet. Bluher M. pages 2379-2380." Reference: Gayelord Hauser's Treasury of Secrets. the altered mice lived 18 percent longer than normal mice. pgs.299:572-574. Moreover. The altered mice ate 55 percent more food per gram of body weight than normal mice. Insulin helps to move sugar from the blood into the body’s cells and also helps fat cells to store 2003. References: Textbook of Medical Physiology. 24. according to a new study of genetically altered mice.

Guyton. Reference: Textbook of Medical Physiology. Hall. January 15. So there is a compound effect from consuming excess carbohydrates: sugar is converted into new fat and existing fat is not metabolized. January 15. ISBN: 0721659446. John E.html 10/22/2012 . (you won't burn body fat for this length of time). Guyton. John E. W B Saunders Co. pg.. 977.scienceofhealthindex. Arthur C. Hall.. 936. Carbs raise insulin levels: Insulin levels will reach 10 – 25 times above normal to get rid of the excess glucose (sugar). http://www. pg. Science of Health Index: W Page 9 of 10 Insulin stops fat burning: It is now known that insulin instructs the body not to burn stored fat. Reference: Textbook of Medical Physiology. and continue to stay elevated even 2 to 3 hours after the time carbohydrates are eaten. Arthur C. W B Saunders Co. 1996. ISBN: 0721659446.

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