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New medical advances marking the end of a long reign for…

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! By David Prologo, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University, and the founder and CEO of The Catching Point. Editor’s Note – This article was first published on theconversation.com UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSDietingtheconversation.com Previous article“Let’s Talk About It” Episode 14: Infinite ScholarsNext articleFlorida Hospital Apopka part of RN hiring event this month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR For many years, the long-term success rates for those who attempt to lose excess body weight have hovered around 5-10 percent.In what other disease condition would we accept these numbers and continue on with the same approach? How does this situation sustain itself?It goes on because the diet industry has generated marketing fodder that obscures scientific evidence, much as the Wizard of Oz hid the truth from Dorothy and her pals. There is a gap between what is true and what sells (remember the chocolate diet?). And, what sells more often dominates the message for consumers, much as the wizard’s sound and light production succeeded in misleading the truth-seekers in the Emerald City.As a result, the public is often directed to attractive, short-cut weight loss options created for the purposes of making money, while scientists and doctors document facts that are steamrolled into the shadows.We are living in a special time, though – the era of metabolic surgeries and bariatric procedures. As a result of these weight loss procedures, doctors have a much better understanding of the biological underpinnings responsible for the failure to lose weight. These discoveries will upend the current paradigms around weight loss, as soon as we figure out how to pull back the curtain.As a dual board-certified, interventional obesity medicine specialist, I have witnessed the experience of successful weight loss over and over again – clinically, as part of interventional trials and in my personal life. The road to sustained transformation is not the same in 2018 as it was in 2008, 1998 or 1970. The medical community has identified the barriers to successful weight loss, and we can now address them.The body fights backFor many years, the diet and fitness industry has supplied folks with an unlimited number of different weight loss programs – seemingly a new solution every month. Most of these programs, on paper, should indeed lead to weight loss. At the same time, the incidence of obesity continues to rise at alarming rates. Why? Because people cannot do the programs.First, overweight and obese patients do not have the calorie-burning capacity to exercise their way to sustainable weight loss. What’s more, the same amount of exercise for an overweight patient is much harder than for those who do not have excess body weight. An obese patient simply cannot exercise enough to lose weight by burning calories.Second, the body will not let us restrict calories to such a degree that long-term weight loss is realized. The body fights back with survival-based biological responses. When a person limits calories, the body slows baseline metabolism to offset the calorie restriction, because it interprets this situation as a threat to survival. If there is less to eat, we’d better conserve our fat and energy stores so we don’t die. At the same time, also in the name of survival, the body sends out surges of hunger hormones that induce food-seeking behavior – creating a real, measurable resistance to this perceived threat of starvation.Third, the microbiota in our guts are different, such that “a calorie is a calorie” no longer holds true. Different gut microbiota pull different amounts of calories from the same food in different people. So, when our overweight or obese colleague claims that she is sure she could eat the same amount of food as her lean counterpart, and still gain weight – we should believe her.Lots of shame, little understandingImportantly, the lean population does not feel the same overwhelming urge to eat and quit exercising as obese patients do when exposed to the same weight loss programs, because they start at a different point.French fries and chocolate milkshakes affect people differently. Some are tempted by them, and others are not. Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock.comOver time, this situation has led to stigmatizing and prejudicial fat-shaming, based on lack of knowledge. Those who fat-shame most often have never felt the biological backlash present in overweight and obese folks, and so conclude that those who are unable to follow their programs fail because of some inherent weakness or difference, a classic setup for discrimination.The truth is, the people failing these weight loss attempts fail because they face a formidable entry barrier related to their disadvantaged starting point. The only way an overweight or obese person can be successful with regard to sustainable weight loss, is to directly address the biological entry barrier which has turned so many back.Removing the barrierThere are three ways to minimize the barrier. The objective is to attenuate the body’s response to new calorie restriction and/or exercise, and thereby even up the starting points.First, surgeries and interventional procedures work for many obese patients. They help by minimizing the biological barrier that would otherwise obstruct patients who try to lose weight. These procedures alter the hormone levels and metabolism changes that make up the entry barrier. They lead to weight loss by directly addressing and changing the biological response responsible for historical failures. This is critical because it allows us to dispense with the antiquated “mind over matter” approach. These are not “willpower implantation” surgeries, they are metabolic surgeries.Second, medications play a role. The FDA has approved five new drugs that target the body’s hormonal resistance. These medications work by directly attenuating the body’s survival response. Also, stopping medications often works to minimize the weight loss barrier. Common medications like antihistamines and antidepressants are often significant contributors to weight gain. Obesity medicine physicians can best advise you on which medications or combinations are contributing to weight gain, or inability to lose weight.Third, increasing exercise capacity, or the maximum amount of exercise a person can sustain, works. Specifically, it changes the body so that the survival response is lessened. A person can increase capacity by attending to recovery, the time in between exercise bouts. Recovery interventions, such as food supplements and sleep, lead to increasing capacity and decreasing resistance from the body by reorganizing the biological signaling mechanisms – a process known as retrograde neuroplasticity.Strength conditioning builds muscle mass, which can help increase capacity. Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, CC BY-SALee Kaplan, director of the Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Weight Center, captured this last point during a recent lecture by saying, “We need to stop thinking about the Twinkie diet and start thinking about physiology. Exercise alters food preferences toward healthy foods … and healthy muscle trains the fat to burn more calories.”The bottom line is, obese and overweight patients are exceedingly unlikely to be successful with weight loss attempts that utilize mainstream diet and exercise products. These products are generated with the intent to sell, and the marketing efforts behind them are comparable to the well-known distractions generated by the Wizard of Oz. The reality is, the body fights against calorie restriction and new exercise. This resistance from the body can be lessened using medical procedures, by new medications or by increasing one’s exercise capacity to a critical point.Remember, do not start or stop medications on your own. Consult with your doctor first.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

The Book People win Beanstalk’s 2013 Corporate Challenge

first_img Chapter One (The Book People) raised £16,287 Team Stirling (Global Reach) raised £13,304 Good In10tions (Radisson Blu Edwardian) raised £7,996. The Book People inspired staff across their three sites to take part in a series of dress-down days, raffles and cake sales. They also held a wide variety of successful events including Warehouse sales, a quiz night, eBay auction, coastal walk and sponsored runs. National bookseller The Book People have won the Beanstalk Corporate Challenge, run by children’s literacy charity Beanstalk.The Beanstalk Corporate Challenge is a CSR initiative that challenges corporate teams to compete against each other to raise at least £10,000 within six months for the charity’s work supporting children who are struggling with their reading. In return Beanstalk provides the participating teams with free learning and development in areas such as leadership, business planning and marketing through a series of structured activities and by assigning them external business mentors.This year’s competition saw three teams compete. The fundraising results were: Advertisement Radisson Blu Edwardian took part in Nightrider (a 100km cycle challenge in London) and encouraged colleagues to get involved in a sponsored skydive, They also held events across their London hotels including a silent auction of exclusive hotel gift packages. How company teams raised funds AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global Reach Partners raised funds through 20 members of staff conquering Tough Mudder, a 13 mile obstacle course Beanstalk CEO Sue Porto said: “Our Corporate Challenge is CSR with a difference. We wanted to give something back and create partnerships where the organisations and their employees benefited too. At Beanstalk supporting learning is central to all we do so it was natural that when we came to set up the Corporate Challenge, we wanted it to be a worthwhile learning and development experience for the teams involved.”center_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 September 2013 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility Events The Book People win Beanstalk’s 2013 Corporate Challengelast_img read more

Cricket News Rishabh Pant’s childhood coach hits out at critics; says even MS missed stumping and catches early in his career

first_imgThe series stands level after four games. The final game of the series is scheduled to happen in Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on March 13. Rishabh Pant will once again be seen behind the stumps; which will also be his last opportunity before the World Cup.  highlights “Such comparisons are cropping up because, like Dhoni, he (Pant) is also a wicketkeeper-batsman. But it’s unfair on him because it puts undue pressure for him to perform in a particular way, and be like Dhoni. He performs the best when his mind is free,” the coach was quoted as saying by Indian Express.Sinha also reminded the fans that Dhoni has become what he is today after years of international cricket, it isn’t like he was this good from the day he donned the Indian jersey.“There’s a difference between the Pant of today and Dhoni 14-years-ago when he was making his way into the Indian team. Back then, he did not come with the kind of baggage as Pant has. There wasn’t any legendary wicketkeeper whom he was replacing. The guys back then were either Dinesh Karthik or Parthiv Patel, players younger to him. So, he (Dhoni) was free from the pressure and expectations that Pant is facing today,” he continued.Further downplaying the criticism Pant has received after dropping those catches and missing stumping opportunities on Sunday, suggesting there’s no wicket-keeper in the world (even Dhoni) who hasn’t spilt chances behind the stumps.“Which keeper in the world hasn’t missed a catch or a stumping? Even Dhoni missed catches and stumpings at the start of his career. The good thing is that the selectors persisted with him and did not drop him after one season. He improved with time to become one of the greats of the game,” Sinha explained. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : India and Australia are all set to lock horns for one final time at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in the five-match ODI series on March 13. The series stands 2-2 with first two going in India’s favour, and Australia coming back strongly in the third and fourth one-day International. However, many believe that the scoreline could easily be 3-1 and India could have taken an unassailable lead at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali if Rishabh Pant would have shown better display behind the stumps. Pant had replaced MS Dhoni in the squad who has taken a two-match rest post-Ranchi ODI. Earlier to the game in Mohali, many believed that Pant can replicate Dhoni and replace him once Dhoni plans to retire.However, after the young sensation missed a stumping and catching chance, there were absolutely different thoughts. On this, Pant’s childhood coach went onto back Pant and said it’s better not to compare Pant with MS Dhoni as he performs best when he is free from any kind of expectation. last_img read more