Medicina praticada hoje em dia se parece com ‘fast food’, diz pesquisador

 

 

 

 

 

 

A medicina atual e os restaurantes fast-food têm mais em comum do que se poderia imaginar –pelo menos segundo um movimento italiano que prega atendimentos médicos mais humanizados. O italiano Marco Bobbio vê na medicina atual desperdício de recursos, excesso de velocidade em vários momentos e ainda falta de conexão com os pacientes.

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Spicy Foods Offer Much More Than Heat

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  • Spices used for weight loss or weight maintenance have additional health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory properties and a pleasing flavor profile that may help limit overall calorie intake
  • Capsaicin and curcumin are examples of compounds found in spices that can help drive weight loss, as well as many other health benefits

By Dr. Mercola

Spices are a wonderful addition to foods and beverages because they can add just the right flair. Nutmeg, for instance, lends quiet warmth and complexity, in desserts like apple crisp and in vegetables like spinach, as in the savory Indian dish, saag paneer. And paprika lends mild sweetness to meat dishes and goulash.

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Gulf of Mexico Now Largest Dead Zone in the World, and Factory Farming Is to Blame

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  • Nitrogen fertilizers and sewage sludge runoff from factory farms are responsible for creating a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico spanning more than 8,700 square miles — the largest recorded dead zone in the world
  • Seven million Americans have levels of nitrates in their drinking water that are high enough to be associated with cancer, according to some studies
  • Nitrogen builds up far below the soil surface where it can continue to leach into groundwater for 35 years. This means environmental concerns remain for decades even if nitrogen fertilizer use stops
  • The environmental group, Mighty, has launched a national #CleanItUpTyson campaign, calling for the meat company to clean up pollution from its supply chain
  • No-till alone cannot reduce water pollution. Other regenerative methods must also be used. Adding native prairie strips to 10 percent of crop areas reduces phosphorus and nitrogen runoff by 77 and 70 percent respectively, and lowers nitrate concentrations in groundwater by 72 percent

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METABOLISMO NO ESTADO DE JEJUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uma vez que todos os nutrientes de uma refeição tenham sido digeridos, absorvidos e distribuídos para várias células, a concentração de glicose no plasma começa a cair. Isso é o sinal para o corpo mudar o metabolismo do estado alimentado (absortivo) para o estado de jejum (pós-absortivo). O metabolismo está sob o controle predominante de hormônios, os quais têm o objetivo de manter a homeostasia da concentração de glicose no sangue e, por consequência, a oferta da mesma como fonte de energia para ao encéfalo e os neurônios.

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