Monthly Archives: July 2012

leptin and insulin

these substances have been the subject of much research and debate. personally I think they are just signaling molecules to give the central nervous system (brain) and idea of your nutrtional status. the brain decides what to do with the message it is given. depending on your genetics, enviroment, lifestyle the brain determins what to make of the signals given.

if your malnorished in some way that affects how the brain decides to respond to leptin and insulin. it may decide to slow your metabolism down, it may decide based on its programming, if I may use that term, to increase your fat mass and decrease muscle mass, it may decide to make you sluggish and lazy it may increase your appetite and desire for lots of simple easy to process calories like sugar and easy digestable carbs. it may manifest as obesity which in my mind is the last ditch effort of the body to deal with chronic nutrtional deficiencies. diabetes, heart disease, cancer, chronic infections are just the result of losing the battle due to these deficiencies.

while people demonize people who are obese as if they did it on purpose and are just lazy, dumb, or unmotivated, I cannot imagine that millions of people are actually moral deficient in this area, tho they might be in other areas,  because being obese is not fun at all. sure fornication is fun, or lying to get off work or stealing something you want and getting away with it is fun which is why people persist in it and do it on purpose, obesity is not fun and is not done on purpose.

I have to put part of the blame on the news media, the corporations that deal in diets, the medical experts, the social experts etc for this prejudice and hatred of fat people. the other part in on people (sure I have been guilty of this also) believing every thing they hear just because some “expert” says something is true.

leptin and insulin have interesting functions, they are still learning, but basically the most important function of insulin is as a break rather than a exitatory function, for example sugar will eventually get into your cells (if your cells are receptive or healthy) without insulin  but it is a bit slower, the high sugar is not caused by the sugar you ate but by the liver pumping out vast amounts, sure insulin speeds up uptake of sugar, but without insulin the liver  pumps out excessive amounts and cause a temporary high sugar, insulin is a break on gluconeogensis by the liver. a basal amounts of insulin says to the liver hold on there no need for sugar yet.

so if your insulin resistance it is as if your a diabetic type one as far as your liver is concerned. it stops responding and keeps pumping out sugar. so as a result the body pumps out more insulin to shut the mechnism down, which is where the hyperinsulinemia comes from, eventually the liver shuts off, (and thus your not full diabetic yet) but then the sugar levels fall rather rapidly (esp at night) and thus you get hypoglycemia symptoms even tho sugar levels are normal per lab results. but your brain detects the fall and interprets it as low blood sugar (consider higher sugar is required to overcome the cellular resistance to glucoe uptake as well)

leptin is also high if your insulin levels are high, insulin triggors the leptin release by fat cells as nutrients are taken up. fat cells re last to become resistant to glucose uptake and insulin. that is why fat cells pump out lots of fat while insulin and sugar are still somewhat high becaue the cells unable to use glucose very well are to dependant on fat to survive so fat cells keep pumping it despite the insulin presence in high amounts. fat cells are ignoring the insulins break on fat release.

thus it is the central nervous system that decides whether the body is going to respond normally to insulin and leptin not the substances themselves. hence correct the messages given to the brain (aka heal the breakdown in the cells membrans and internal structures that cause the glucose intolerance,) and the brain will also heal and change it’s commands to the body.

more about this at a later date. I want to look up the link and put it in another post.


The 3 rules to aerobic conditioning

The 3 rules to aerobic conditioning.

nice assembly

went to a convention at the wolstein center in cleveland. it was convention for Jehovah’s witnesses and interested ones, about guarding the heart. you know the heart is the seat of motivation, it manifests the attitudes, desires and hopes and dreams of people, it directs the movement, choices and goals people set. it motivates people to do and say what they say and do. the figurative heart can be molded, it can be changed if one has a desire to do so.

what will motivate a desire to change it? well maybe you see that it is leading you to do and say things you don’t like, hurting people’s feelings whom you love or behavior you know hurts others and you do not wish to be that way. or you could read in the bible that a trait or desire you have is disspleasing to him and desire to change. the bible can calm a depressed, upset, or angry heart, especially if that angry heart is due to the injustice found in the world that they cannot understand why it is allowed to continue if God truly exists and is a God of justice. it shows the kind of person Jehovah is why he permits wickedness temproarily, what his purpose is, and what we can do to be part of it. really nice assembly. there will be more in the following weekends coming up, they start on friday and go through sunday.



Americans should be led, not driven by fear.

Americans should be led, not driven by fear..

Jeremy Hunt and his bellend

Jeremy Hunt and his bellend.

altered muffin recipe/low carb

altered muffin recipe/low carb.

altered muffin recipe/low carb

I have this basic muffin recipe, but I altered it so it would be much lower in the glucose load department. try adding half of the flour as almond flour, and use 2 eggs instead of one, use coconut in place of butter, as coconut oil is supposed to be really good for blood sugar control. then I add either chocolate chips the dark kind which is low in sugar or use fresh blueberries, which I did today. yummy.

here is a link for the basic muffin recipe.


check out this link especially the article on africa. after I read this it just made my blood boil. I mean literally boil. indignation or disgust just doesn’t describe how I felt about the injustice commited here. imagine if you will If your desperate for some kind of income generation and you make a deal with another country (simply because if you do it domestically other countries won’t buy your stuff) to give you loans to build infrastructure, refineries, and other things you will not use for yourself or your people. the other country who gave you the loan will benefit and use it only, then on top of that you have to pay that money back with interest how would that make you feel? or more simply if I gave you a loan to build a house I will live in then you still have to pay me back with interst how would that strike you? words do not describe how this all makes me feel. how about you?


juicer product reveiw

I have had this juicer for several years now,a great little machine, it does clean up really easy like they said, it really juices really well the blade is holding up well, and in fact used it today, really nice,you need to peel citrus, pineapples the really thick and hard skins other than that only takes a few minutes to get the veggies and fruits ready. with me I may not be able to eat 2 or 3 carrots 2 tomatoes, kale leaf, garlic clove, 2 apples, two celery sticks in one sitting but I can drink it. in fact I wonder who actually can eat kale, especially raw, YUCK!!



Scenic Views From Alderfer-Oenslager Wildlife Sanctuary – “Path To Boardwalk”

Scenic Views From Alderfer-Oenslager Wildlife Sanctuary – “Path To Boardwalk”.