Saturday, March 22, 2014

Food, Nutrition, And Health



175 pounds

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
--Albert Einstein

I found an interesting Youtube video presentation by Stephan Guyenet (whom I follow on Twitter) but it is 46 minutes long, so if you decide to watch it make sure you have sufficient time and interest available. (It's actually kind of boring.)

Why We Overeat

Stephen Guyenet is an obesity researcher and neurobiologist. In his spare time, he reads, writes, and speaks about obesity, metabolism, nutrition, and health. He received a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Virginia in 2002 and a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Washington in 2009. Whole Health Source is a blog he publishes to communicate science to the public.

My ongoing effort at losing weight is not going well. I am so enamored with the taste and flavors of sweetened and fatty foods that I habitually either find excuses to ingest great quantities of high-calorie, unhealthy foods or I conveniently, temporarily forget that I am on a diet.

Cheap Generic Crunchy Style peanut butter and Smucker's Strawberry Preserves spread thickly on two slices of dense Honey Oat bread is my current self-directed affliction, at least one sandwich a day, sometimes substituting the name brand preserves with generic sweetened orange marmalade.

Can't keep doing that.

Must persevere.


Random Images

Walking Trail Through The Scrub

Tucson, Arizona  March 22, 2014


Did You Know . . .?

Johnny Depp jumped in to adopt his Sleepy Hollow co-star Goldeneye after he heard the one-eyed horse was going to be put down.



On March 22, 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. The Equal Rights Amendment was to provide for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. Under the leadership of U.S. Representative Bella Abzug of New York and feminists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, the bill was approved by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states.

Hawaii was the first state to ratify what would have been the 27th Amendment, followed by some 30 other states within a year. However, during the mid-1970s, a conservative backlash against feminism eroded support for the Equal Rights Amendment, which ultimately failed to achieve ratification by the a requisite 38, or three-fourths, of the states. Because of the rejection of the Equal Rights Amendment, sexual equality, with the notable exception of when it pertains to the right to vote, is not protected by the U.S. Constitution.



nutrition  [noo-trish-uhn]
1.  The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
2.  A source of nourishment; food.
3.  The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.

Nutrition is the selection of foods and preparation of foods, and their ingestion to be assimilated by the body. By practicing a healthy diet, many of the known health issues can be avoided. The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the perceived palatability of foods.



(born March 22, 1931)
William Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994.

(born March 22, 1976)
Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway, and in 1998, she starred in Pleasantville. For her role in 1999's Election, she earned a Golden Globe nomination.

(born March 22, 1959)
Matthew Modine is an American film actor. His most well-known film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, the title character in Alan Parker's Birdy, high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, and oversexed Sullivan Groff on Weeds.

(born March 22, 1934
May Britt is a Swedish actress who had a brief career in the 1950s in Italy and later in the United States. She made her movie debut as the leading actress in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (1952). She also featured in the epic film War and Peace of 1956. In the late 1950s, Britt relocated to Hollywood after signing with 20th Century Fox. She starred in a few movies, including The Young Lions (1958) with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift and Murder, Inc. (1960) with Peter Falk, as well as a much-criticized remake of The Blue Angel (1959) in the legendary role first created by Marlene Dietrich in 1930. She retired from the screen after she married Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1960. 


How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It's simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.
--William Shatner



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