#obese more likely to die from #flu

10.21: web.health/hormonics/obese more likely to die from flu:
. the obese were more likely to get the H1N1 flu
and to subsequently die from it;
so, would that apply to any flu?
. usa's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
added morbid obesity to the list of conditions that
increase the risk of influenza-related complications,
including hospitalization and death .
. some say the obese should be urged to get flu vaccine,
while others claim vaccines may not work in the obese
because they are less like to mount an immune response .
. also, vaccines work surely only by herd immunity,
because, vaccines are not 100% effective,
so if you are obese surrounded by
thin people who don't get vaccinated,
getting a flu vaccine is not surely going to protect you from flu .
. vaccines aren't without risk,
so, it would be wise to minimize them .
. instead of flu vaccines,
we could vaccinate only the care providers
of those who stay home with the vulnerable
(infants and elderly)
and reduce the size of our obese population
by putting a huge tax on high-glycemic foods
and also on the high-fructose low-fiber foods .


50g alcohol limit saves only liver

10.18: web.health/50g alcohol limit saves only liver:
One unit of alcohol is 8g (or 10ml) of pure alcohol
( 87.5ml glass of 12% wine [0.37cup]
, 25ml measure of 80 proof liquor
, A half pint of normal strength (4%) beer
). concerning damage to the liver,
the risk begins when regular weekly consumption
exceeds about 30 units per week;
[ 6units *5days per week? ]
-- Royal Colleges recommend two days of abstinence a week .
But for other conditions, like cancer,
the risk starts at once .
. one who drinks 50g (6units) of alcohol per day
[ 2.22 cup 12% wine ]
- has nearly double the risk of stroke,
high blood pressure and pancreatitis
as someone who abstains.


Chabad and other Chassidisms #Judaism

10.14: relig/judaism/Chabad and other Chassidisms:
21: summary:
. I'm studying Judaism through chabad.org,
and today's topic is "a Lubavitcher Rebbe";
. I found definitions for chassidism, Rebbe,
Chabad, and Chabad-Lubavitch .


mayonnaise homemade @ foodrenegade.com

cook/mayonnaise/homemade @ foodrenegade.com:
20: summary:
. I'm not sure mayonnaise is the smartest thing to do
with nature's most awesome food, the egg yolk,
but if there is indeed a healthy mayonnaise,
you'll likely have to make it yourself .

high-oleic oils #health #cook #cancer

health/high-oleic oils:
20: summary:
. high-oleic are high in good fats (monounsaturates)
but they are also highly refined,
and therefore remove many of the antioxidants
that gave good fats their excellent reputation .


modern #medicine idol worship

10.11, 10.16: pol/healthcare/modern medicine idol worship:
. there are several meanings of "idol worship":
it was believed by the authors of the Bible
that each culture was ruled by its own god,
and that one's own god was the ruler of other gods
such that other gods were basically lifeless
and unable to work magic or bless their followers;
one's god required that certain commands be obeyed
and would provide rewards for doing so;
drugs were outlawed because they cheated the god
by taking rewards without doing the god's will .
. cheating the reward system is a form of idol worship;
because, it doesn't obey the culture's god
therefore it is worshiping some other culture
-- some non-god, an idol .


Dr. Steve Phinney's #ketogenics #diet

10.9: news.health/diet/ketogenics/Dr. Steve Phinney's diet:
10.12: summary:
. low-carb means high fat, not high protein;
the point of a low-carb high-fat diet
is to get your liver to stop producing glucose
and start turning fat into ketones for use as body fuel;
ketogenics is the ability to make ketones as fuel;
a ketogenic low-carb diet spares vitamin C,
and cures Metabolic Syndrome .
. Dr.Phinney has a recipe for bone broth:
he uses chicken heavily mostly for minerals
(the only protein used is the broth's gelatin).

Dr. Steve Phinney 2011:
. carb's stay between 25 and 50 grams
(around 100 calories a day);
protein is between 125 and 150 grams
(500 to 600 calories a day).
so if needing 2800 calories a day,
that entails over 2,000 calories of fat
per day to maintain body weight.
. by staying low-carb, one becomes keto-adapted:
easily drawing on fat stores for energy;
so, low-carb dieters can eat less often
without getting tired .

10.11: Dr.Phinney 2004`protein guide:
The studies noted herein
[ low cal Capacity for Moderate Exercise
chronic ketosis without caloric restriction
Preservation of submaximal exercise capability 
low-cal maintining nitrogen balance ]
demonstrate effective preservation of
both lean body mass and physical performance
when protein is in the range of 1.2 – 1.7 g
per kg of reference body weight daily;
so, picking the mid-range value of 1.5 g/kg-d,
for adults with reference weights ranging in
60-80 kg, [132-176 lb]
this translates into total daily protein intakes
of 90-120 g protein/day.
-- about 15% of calories should be protein
when total daily intake is 2000–3000 kcal/day
(ie, if you are doing low-calorie dieting,
you should obviously get more than 15% protein;
because 15% of 1000kcal is far less than 90-120 g ).
. protein exceeding 25% of 2000-3000 kcal
has the potential to suppress ketogenesis
( because protein raises insulin [Ph2012]);
and, suppression of the ketogenic ability
will result in a feelings of low energy on low carb
until becoming keto-adapted again (could take 2-6 weeks).

Dr. Phinney`ketogenic diet conserves vitamin c:
. the usual carbs are inflammatory,
and raise requirements for vitamin C:
eating just pemmican even with no berries
did not cause scurvy unless mixed with
classic euro'navy rations that included
many carbs, typically biscuit and peas .

chicken broth for minerals:
. a good source of minerals is a meat broth:
simmer a whole chicken for 6 hours,
adding one quart of water per pound of chicken
(see my efficient induction pressure cooker).
. skim off the oxidized fat floating on top;
and, feed the meat to pets; [ because,
if you get plenty of minerals from broth
you'll be buying more meat than you can eat
on a moderate-protein, ketogenic diet .].
. if chicken is a $2.00 per pound,
and you get a quart of broth per pound,
that averages to about two cups of broth
for $1.00 per a day .
. to support a ketogenic diet
in which kidneys dump salt a lot,
(and to avoid low-carb constipation)
you should add salt to your broth:
one teaspoon of salt per quart .
. the salt helps you hold water in your blood,
and lets more water get into your stools
to soften them up .

10.12: Dr.Phinney`typical ketogenic day:
(21% protein, 5%carb, 74%fat, 2100kcal)
2cup greens; 6oz celery; 4oz green beans;
4oz mushrooms, 8oz tomato bisque;
2oz nuts, 10olives,
4 sausages; 6oz tuna, broth, 8oz steak,
bluecheese dressing(yogurt, olive oil),
4oz low-carb iced cream .
-- the broth has 2g salt needed by the diet
to avoid low blood pressure;
supplement magnesium to avoid cramps .
. most calories are from mono'oils and sat'fats:
polyunsaturates are taken only as required .
1.5-2g/kg of protein per day .

Dr.Phinney's controversial fat sources:
. says high-oleic safflower is like olive oil?
(new hybrid with no long-term testing);
and he casually eats cheese? [10.12:
cheese is a special treat not healthy for daily use:
it has the carcinogenic part of dairy (casein).

10.12: Dr.Phinney 2012`thyroid function:
. he doesn't know why thyroid would be low
after several months of a ketogenic diet
(at least if following his whole diet);
but, other diets' pitfalls may include:
higher fat in non-ketogenic state,
not enough carbs (get your 50g);
too many polyunsaturates .
. I wondered if there might be dysbiosis;
the GAPS diet people deal with that,
and they suggest use of probiotics
including fermented foods;
digestive aids might be needed too .
. a person eating wheat bran may get leaky gut,
and would still be ketogenic but also have dysbiosis,
that can affect the thyroid .
low thyroid is related to other hormones:
. testosterone, IGF-1, and SHBG are low;
Glucagon is higher .

#ketogenic #diet works when #DASH diet doesn't #cure #hypertension

10.9: news.med/hypertension/
ketogenic diet works when DASH diet doesn't:
Dr. Steve Phinney`beyond DASH diet:
. a ketogenic low-carb diet cured his hypertension
that was not responding to a DASH diet*
-- he was overweight too (indicating he was
too carb'intolerant for a DASH diet).

#grains promote blood clots?

web.health/diet/grains/grains promote blood clots?:
10.12: summary:
. saturated fats are safe if not mixed with grains;
oats are among the safest grains, but aren't paleo:
they may promote leaky gut, inflammation,
and turn palmitic saturated fats against you .


#BadUSB code made public #badBIOS #android #linux #mac #Windows

news.cyb/sec/#badBIOS/#BadUSB code made public:
10.11: summary:
. in 2013 I wrote about #badBIOS malware
apparently infecting my mac and linux/pc;
 recently a demonstration of badUSB
has proven a key technology needed by badBIOS;
but the code was not revealed; because,
USB is considered to be unpatchable,
unless $billions in hardware were replaced .
. even more recently,
other researchers have released the code .


#Jesus avoids proselytizing to non-Judaeans

10.7: preface:
. my reading of the New Testament sees Jesus as
intending only to politically unify Israel,
and thereby save his family from enslavement;
but his philosophy could also unify everyone
regardless of his intentions .
. in fact he does unintentionally save us all
by spawning the religious wars between
Christianity's Jesus-is-the-god 
and Islam's Christianity-is-idol-worship 
that would lead to World War III 
that will install the global union,
putting all military responsibility
in the hands of the United Nations,
and thereby bringing peace to the world,
the ultimate goal of the Messiah .

10.6: web.relig/jesus/avoids proselytizing to non-Judaeans:
mis: Matthew 23:15 is not proof jc against proselytizing:
. after reading Matthew 23:15 again,
I decided it was not proof of
Jesus being against proselytizing to non-Jews:
it can be interpreted to mean that
if you go out of your way to convert others,
you should set the best example,
instead of some debased version of the culture .
. so then,
what is the biblical evidence that
Jesus proselytized only to Jews?
[ tips from answering-christianity.com ]


#homemade #mustard dealing with #tannins

10.4: web.cook/mustard/dealing with tannins:
. I made a mustard by pureeing mustard in mct oil,
(the vitamixer got the puree very hot)
and the result was upsetting to my stomach?
the reason may have been tannins;
so, maybe mustard should be cured like olives?
. chefsteps.com says the tannins can be removed
by boiling and straining the seeds 8 times .
. other recipes leave the tannins in,
but make them less available by never heating the seeds,
soaking them in cold water overnight
and then pureeing drained seeds in vinegar .
. some cold-soak recipes soak in vinegar,
and then don't toss that soak,
instead pureeing it with the seeds .


#oleic acid and #breast #cancer

10.1: web.health/cancer/oleic acid and breast cancer:
10.4: summary:
. there is some confusion between oleic acid
and virgin olive oil rich in oleic acid .
. frying with refined oils is not healthy,
but simmering virgin olive oil in herbs may be ok .


reasons to cook oils at lower temperatures

9.30, 10.3: web.health/reasons to cook oils at lower temperatures:
Advanced Glycation End-products:
Foods with significant browning, caramelization,
cooking done at temperatures above 120°C (248°F),
the use cooking oils high in polyunsaturates
as opposed to monounsaturates (olive oil, almond oil, ...)
will result in Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs)
which increases inflammation and causes heart disease .