As I gradually lowered my salt/sodium intake, this gradually reduced my excess weight. I lost 50 pounds in 14 months. I weighed myself once a week while I was reducing my salt intake. Almost every week I had lost some more weight, though some weeks I stayed at the same weight as the previous week. There was only ONE week that I gained weight during the whole of that 14 month period. It was the week that I was out one day and bought a sandwich from a shop to have for my lunch. That week I gained a pound. (Shop-bought sandwiches are usually high in salt.) - I invite you to read my Mensa article about Obesity and the Salt Connection. And I invite you to try it yourself: lose excess weight by eating less salt and salty food. - Go on! - Try it! - You will feel sooo much better!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
European Parliament reprimands food advisory body for industry links.
Three European agencies are fighting to rebut charges that they enjoy an overly cosy relationship with companies and interest groups.
Read article on the Nature science journal website
Sunday, May 20, 2012
In this article in the Telegraph
today, the photograph of the Queen's feet in patent leather shoes gives
the impression that either the Queen is wearing shoes that are too
small for her (unlikely) or that her feet must have swollen while she
has been wearing them. It seems to me that she is experiencing that
common problem of having feet that swell as the day goes on because of
excess fluid gravitating downward.
The Queen was not overweight when she was younger, but her four pregnancies were probably a big factor in her developing excess fluid retention. I'll bet she's glad to get out of her court shoes at the end of her busy day and put her feet up!
The Queen's problem of fluid retention and swelling feet would be reduced if she were to cut down on salt/sodium and salty food. - If you too, dear Reader, suffer from swollen feet, I make the same suggestion to you. - You will feel sooo much better!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Dieting/counting calories/semi-starvation/constant hunger is not necessary to lose excess weight.
You will lose weight fast and easily if you cut down on salt and salty food. - Go on! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
You can also lose weight easily without hunger by changing to a Low Carb/High Fat (LCHF) way of eating. - Watch this engaging little video about it.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
Friday, May 04, 2012
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
For a new perspective on conflicts of interest with regard to the pharmaceutical industry and health campaigning charities
For a new perspective on conflicts of interest with regard to the
pharmaceutical industry and health campaigning charities I invite you to
put the name of one such charity and the words "pharmaceutical
sponsors" into your favourite search engine's searchbox. - I typed
asthma.org.uk pharmaceutical sponsors
into my searchbox and I was led to a page about a publication by The Stationery Office, viz.
The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry: Fourth Report of Session 2004-05By Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Health Committee, Health Committee Parliament Great Britain House of Commons.
Whoever the actual people were who wrote this publication, they were clearly aware that the drug industry's sponsorship of charities is not motivated by philanthropy, but by greed, in the hope and expectation of increasing the sales of their drugs, and thereby increasing their profits. You may draw your own conclusions from that, as I do mine. It leads me to conclude that the advice given on the websites and in the literature of some at least of the major health campaigning charities, such as AsthmaUK, DiabetesUK, British Heart Foundation and others, may not really be in the best interests of the patients/sufferers they ostensibly serve. I hold in mind that we are constantly assured that business companies must act in the interests of their share-holders. So if I wanted to help people suffering from asthma, I personally would advise them to cut down on salt and salty food as this would improve their health in many ways. It would reduce excess fluid retention and thereby reduce excess weight, one of the risk factors for asthma, It would reduce high blood pressure if they had high blood pressure. It would reduce breathing problems. - And very importantly, if they had gained a lot of weight from using prescribed steroids for their asthma symptoms, it would speedily reduce that weight gain and the other serious adverse effects of prescribed steroids.(See my webpage about prescribed steroids.) What I would definitely not do is donate to AsthmaUK... - I don't donate to drug company profits.