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Hard to believe

(March 7, 2011) “The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.” – Bertrand Russell Recently I spoke with a guy who read this blog. “Hard … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

HDL – “The Good”

(March 6, 2011) HDL – “high-density lipoprotein” – is the container leading cholesterol to the liver (mainly). Why “good”? Among other things, because HDL carries within it many kinds of fats and proteins and even if some of them are at low concentrations, they … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Without a bad conscience

(March 4, 2011) In honor of the approaching spring, and the fact that I found some reasonable priced strawberries, I decided to make ice cream for tonight’s dessert. The flavours this time: chocolate-mint and strawberry-bourbon. The most fun? Lick the bowl without thinking twice. … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

(March 3, 2011) No, not the movie – cholesterol! Everyone talks about cholesterol. Everyone is worried about the level. Everyone is afraid of it. Well, maybe not everyone, but most people who has … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Insulin (IV) – “The Old Man”

When we’re healthy, the pancreas produces and secretes insulin according to blood sugar levels. When the level rises more insulin is created and when the level falls insulin production stops. Over time, as the body ages, the sensitivity to the required amount of insulin … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Shabbat dinner

We felt like having fish on Shabbat. Just me and Yossi at home – All the children were “scattered”, some in the army and some with their other parent. Being only … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Insulin (III) – “The Bully”

There are many substances in the body that regulate fatty acid uptake and their release from the fat tissue when needed. Two who particularly influence are: – The enzyme LPL (lipoprotein lipase) – It draws the fatty acids from the blood into cells. LPL is found … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Insulin (II) – “The Assistant”

Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas and is released into the blood in response to food. (Interestingly, it’s sufficient with only the thought of carbohydrates to induce insulin secretion!) When food breaks down in our digestive system, the insulin signals to the body to: 1) burn glucose for energy, 2) use aminoacids … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Insulin (I)

I’m guessing that most people have heard that name, insulin. Most people know that we need insulin to handle blood sugar levels and most people know that if there are problems with insulin then one can get diabetes. But do people generally know that insulin also locks the fat in our cells? (Feb 15, 2011)

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Thoughts late at night …

The establishment (doctors, nutritionists, and other health personnel …) say that we need carbohydrates, mainly as an energy source, and they should constitute about 55% of the nutrients we eat … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

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