Today’s News About:
- Live Hungry Or Die Trying
- Health Benefits Of Organic Tea
- How To Let Go And Move On
- Why We Tend To Get Fat, Weak And Sick
- Lesser Known Facts About Elon Musk
And, we’ll begin with the following:
Live Hungry Or Die Trying:
The theory is that a 30% reduction of a normal diet will extend our lives.
This ‘Calorie Restriction’ deal all started back in the 1930’s. Seems researchers working on some project, or nother, noticed that underfed lab rats tended to live longer than their brothers & sisters.
This chance observation was pushed, poked and prodded into, hold on to your cuppa tea, a Scientific Question…
Could a calorie restriction lifestyle prolong human life?
As you can imagine, there was ready funding for tests upon such a profound question.
Trouble was, and still is, researchers can’t convince enough people to commit to years of living on such a skimpy diet.
Instead of human subjects, most CR (Calorie Restriction) tests were run on lab rats, fruit flies, mice, worms, and even yeast cells.
In the 1980’s, however, researchers from The University of Wisconsin, tested CR on rhesus monkeys, a species that shares about 99% of human DNA.
The University of Wisconsin researchers concluded that their CR test results showed “a significant positive impact of CR on survival” (upon their test subjects)
They also speculated that it’s highly likely humans could experience the same benefits of longevity…
Wow! Exciting stuff, huh?
But, before you start banking 30% of your present grocery bill, consider the following:
A parallel study, done by The National Institute on Aging, detected no significant survival effect from calorie restriction.
Don’t you just love it?
I mean, what do we have to do to get a straight answer from these scientific types?
In fairness, The National Institute on Aging results did reinforce the significance of the role a healthy diet plays upon longevity.
And, both studies indicated that restricting processed foot had a major effect upon preventing diseases and helping us live a longer, healthier life.
All in all, the results from both tests are interesting and could cause you to change some of your eating habits…
You can read more about them when you click on the following blue link: Live Hungry Or Die Trying
For the more scholarly rendering of the results, click on the following blue link: Calorie Restriction Test Results
Health Benefits Of Organic Tea:
Real, organic tea, contains an antioxidant called polyphenols. Antioxidants help protect us from those pesky free radicals. Mostly, that’s a good thing.
We drink a lotta tea around here.
Treasa’s favorite is green tea. I prefer a combo of black and green.
Herbal tea wise, she favors ginger tea and I don’t particularly like any I’ve tried.
I do, however, like just plain old Earl Grey Tea, a better than average, black tea.
Neither of us like iced tea – even though we’re both southern born and bred.
I’m mentioning all this because I did some ‘tea research’ to disapprove Treasa’s insistence that there were only 4 types of tea: green, black, white and oolong.
Uh, she’s right, ya know!
Also discovered some interesting information about the benefits of tea, while verifying Treasa being, once again, smarter than me.
For example, did you know that most commercially sold teas are blended or sprayed with flavorings or some kinda fragrances? This is why some non organic teas have a perfume-like aftertaste. Yuk…
I learned that some common brands of tea contain fluoride and pesticides that exceed acceptable limits? See: Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits
Also learned the correct brewing time for different teas are:
- Black tea: 3-5 minutes
- White and green tea: 2-3 minutes
- Oolong tea: 4-7 minutes
- Herbal teas: 5 minutes minimum – longer for a bolder taste
I already knew tea was good for our health.
Yet, I had no idea of the range of those benefits… Too many to list here.
Instead click on the following blue link for a quick update: Health Benefits Of Organic Tea
How To Let Go And Move On:
While looking for more ‘how to be happy’ ideas I happened on a post by The Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen.
Her post, How to Let Go and Move On, a sentiment near and dear to my loosely fashioned set of ‘Life Rules’, brought my clicking finger to a screeching, rubber burning, halt!
Uh, I stopped and read her post…
Generally, psychologist types bore the juice outta me. (Not that I’m all that, myself)
But, I truly believe that we can’t go far along our path of self-fulfillment, until we forgive – forget – and move on.
So I was all ears, ok – all eyes, for her take on the subject of how to stop beating a dead horse.
The post offers 5 excellent tips on how to get over ‘it’ and move the f*ck on down the road of like. I think you’d get something outta of it too…
Read How to Let Go and Move On when you click on the following blue link: How To Let Go And Move On
Why We Tend To Get Fat, Weak And Sick:
Wanna know why we get fatter, weaker and sicker with age?
The short answer is: our muscles get fat.
The longer answer: As we age and become less active, the mitochondria levels in our muscles dry up. Mitochondria are our cells’ ‘power generators’ that turn glucose and fat into molecules of adenosine triphosphate, the fuel our muscles use to burn and turn into movement, i.e. use it or lose it.
If all this sounds esoteric, here’s real life examples and what we can do to protect, prevent and treat mitochondria decline: click on the following blue link: Why We Tend To Get Fat, Weak And Sick
Here’s an example of what to expect:
New science shows that it’s not just how much muscle you have that’s important—it’s what’s inside it that matters most.
Metabolically active muscle—the kind that’s devoid of harmful fat and teeming with mitochondria, the metabolism-boosting powerhouses within cells—has a profound influence on everything from your weight to your energy levels to your risks of diabetes and heart disease.
Even your chances of surviving a hospital stay or beating cancer are affected by the health of your muscle. This fitter, leaner, more-bang-for-your-buck tissue is so vital…”
Lesser Known Facts About Elon Musk:
My guess you already know who Elon Musk is and that he co-founded electric auto company Tesla Motors and got a pretty million, or so, from selling PayPal.
But, did you know he quit Stanford University after only 2 days?
Or, that Elon married the British actress Talulah Riley, twice?
Yeah, I didn’t think so…
More Elon Musk facts when you click on the following blue link: Lesser Known Facts About Elon Musk
When I’m Lonely For The South:
That’s it for now.
Talk to you next time…