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The importance of metabolism in health.


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I posted this elsewhere, so copied it to here - I will conclude the research reports here, not elsewhere.

To fully understand the role of the metabolism, we have to take the human condition as a whole. In infancy, the human body burns a massive amount of energy, keeping the working temperature up above 98˚ F, ofttimes peaking at 99˚ or 100˚ in a healthy infant — These peak temperatures would not last very long, an hour at the most, then the body would regulate it back down to somewhere in the 98˚ range. As the human body develops, the working temperature widens its range — from [sign in to see URL] to 99.2˚ as normal, with resting temperatures again in the 98˚ range. The mechanism that does that precise controlling is the metabolism.

As we age, in a natural state, the metabolism keeps up with every part of us, and allows us to be healthy throughout life. Unfortunately, very few of us have a metabolism that stays level throughout life because of the terrible dietary choices we are offered by commerce and medicine. We are animals, believe it or not, no better, and often quite worse than animals of lesser intellect. We are capable of thinking, which for the most part, has not done us much good, health wise.

During the twenties and thirties, food production became problematic, in so much as quantity of population, and concentration of said population. Men who wished to get rich, faked proof that vegetable oils from seeds were good for you, great for your heart, and would let you live long healthy lives. Problem with those assertions being they were total lies — complete and utter total lies.

Like all mammals, we have a body that works hot, keeps hot internally, and needs fuel to keep it up to 'pressure'. The use of vegetable oils, canola, corn, sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, peanut, soybean, and the rest of them, distresses the metabolism, because we, as mammals, cannot process any amount of those poly—unsaturated oils.. not one of them. The result, greatly simplified, is that the metabolism does not get the rich fuel it requires, and begins to operate at a lower temperature. The mono and poly unsaturated oils are the greatest culprit, and the majority of people in the US, and UK have lower metabolic processes than do those in most parts of Europe, who never took to the seed oils.

To find out how your metabolic health is doing, take your temperature at different times during the day — a digital thermometer from Walgreens works fine.
If your temperature is less than 98.5˚ F or 36.9˚C, you are operating on a weakened metabolic rate. You will have cooler or cold extremities, be unable to keep warm, will have worse eyesight than before, will have niggling illnesses and syndromes that come and go, and will less healthy. The doctors will have said it is ageing, or just normal, and will completely ignore it.

If you do as they say, and drink the gallon or two of water a day, your urine will be clear — the only animal on earth that does that is the human, and clear urine is a BAD thing. Human urine should be much the same colour as every other mammal's urine, yellow. Water should be consumed ONLY WHEN YOU ARE THIRSTY.. On a hot day, you may drink two litres, or about half a gallon, on a cooler day you may only drink a pint.

The assertion that cold water will increase your metabolism is flawed in many ways; true, the metabolism will ramp up to bring it to temperature, but then, like a water heater, will shut down again, making you somewhat worse than you were in the first place — same with frozen juice sticks. If you must use frozen sweets to cool you down, pick ice cream — it is actually edible, where are watered down fruit juice with sugar is not.

The subject of metabolism is huge, far too much to write down at one time, so this is just a sampler of things to come. Do the tests — take your temperature, are your hands and feet cold, do you have too much water in your system,, If any of those are true, it is time to get back to the metabolic rate you had when you were a child — it will reduce the ageing process, make you fitter and healthier, improve your eyesight, and let you live longer. It may stop all illnesses, repair joints, regulate the correct blood chemistry, and let you spend whatever time you have left, with good health.

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Simple carbohydrates are the easiest way to raise the metabolic rate, if you refrain from using seed oils. We experimented yesterday with Froggy - she dropped her metabolism somewhat, then sat for an hour, until her hands and feet became cold, in a warm room. Six Carr's Water Crackers brought her temperatures back up for two hours. Sleep brought it back again, and this morning she had the correct temperature.
I am consistently running at 0.3˚F higher than correct, and things are repairing in my body. The one warning I should mention, is that whilst repairing the metabolism, you can increase in weight, but this is temporary - when the furnace gets going properly, you will burn it all off again.

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Today, I learned that digital screens can cause stress that lowers the metabolism, and televisions can agitate the eyes nerves making getting to sleep difficult.

Primary boost for metabolism - stop seed oil consumption.

Secondary boost for metabolism - sleep ten hours a day - if you can't get up later, go to bed earlier... emoticon

This research is ongoing, so I will find out a lot more, over the next few weeks.

What I took from this round of research, is that television is not good for eye nerves, so watching before going to bed is not going to allow easy sleep. Unfortunately, this is correct, as when I had my computer problems, I slept like a baby.. So for me, no more digital or tv screens after dark.

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This subject is an ongoing project with us, that is making a substantial difference to the way we eat, feel and act. We are livelier, less tired, sleep better, feel better, and have much more energy.

Personally my digestion is improved, my bodily functions are much improved in amount and ease.

I am maintaining a recorded temperature of 99 nearly all the time, which is making life less stressful, and more enjoyable. The most noticeable trait at the moment, is that the outside and in house temps are over eighty, and we don't mind, whereas two weeks ago, with similar temperatures we were suffering big time. We are both sweating freely, something that is normal for me but totally new for the previously metabolic disaster Froggy. All of her life she has been cold hand cold feet, but no more.

We have increased our carbohydrate intake to ridiculous levels, and both have increased weight slightly, but this is to be expected. The way the metabolism works is to use carbohydrates as fuel, to burn protein and fat. There seems to evidence to support this, as thousands of people have reported weight gain for a week or two, then weight loss slowly for years until the weight your body is comfortable with is reached - my young weight was a lean 200 pounds which apparently I can regain - I have no clue if this will work - evidence from reputable sources suggests it will, but we will see.

I will continue adding to this thread as I learn more.

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Thank you for sharing this here, as well. emoticon

I'm excited about this. For most of my life, I had cold feet and hands. (Feet more than hands.) I would love to find ways to feel warm, especially in winter. On the other hand, I do eat a lot of carbohydrates, mostly bread. (Dark bread or gray bread, as we call it, a mix of wheat and rye.)

Which carbohydrates would you suggest?

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The type of carbohydrates don't really matter, but a catch phrase the community of metabolic boosters use is the four 'S's'
These are Sugar, Starch, Salt & Saturated Fat.

It is imperative to completely remove the poly unsaturated seed oils from the diet - that type of oil is alien to the body of a mammal and will distress the metabolism immediately. If you consume any of it, you will compromise you efforts to boost the metabolism. We have learned that even ten ml of the oil will impact the metabolism. That means checking the ingredients of everything and avoiding anything made with seed oils. Bread, for the most part, has seed oil in it for some reason - I have baked bread all my life and have never used oil in it.

Saturated fats are: Mammal Fat - Lard, Tallow, Suet from animals, etc; Palm oil, palm kernel oil, Coconut oil, and some of the more obscure tree oils - check carefully.

Starchy vegetables are good - potato, turnips, swedes, carrots, beets.. Sugar is best as the better quality evaporated cane juice or similar - but any is better than none - that literally is 180˚ from all the other diets ideas - sugar to them is bad, but to boost the metabolism, it is essential. Froggy endorses this way of eating wholeheartedly - and has warm hands and feet to prove it.

Another seemingly crazy aspect of metabolic health is the reduction of water consumption We don't need the amount recommended by the health community - quite the reverse - water in too great a quantity, distresses the metabolism - true drink cold water and it will raise the temps of the inner oven, but then it will fall lower than it was without adequate fuel to keep it going. Only drink when thirsty, and don't chug down a glass - take a sip, swill it round your mouth and take another if you need it. I have reduced my liquid input to a third the amount I have drunk for years, with absolutely no ill effect.

The expected result of reducing water input is constipation - the doctors tell us this. The actual result of boosting the metabolism is multiple evacuations daily. No constipation, no loose stools, just healthy poo three or four times a day. A friend who had suffered terrible constipation all her life is now experiencing two or three evacuations daily, no constipation, and much better health. All from boosting the metabolism.

It is hard to get your head around the truth of it - especially if you, like me, have spent ten years or more trying to find the perfect health diet, that believe me, does not exist. This is not a diet, it is the lack of a diet, it is eating what your body tells you to eat, when it tells you to eat it, because it is the best judge. Instead of walking round the stores seeing sugary things you mustn't eat, just eat some. Get a sugar sweetened soda, and drink it slowly. Have a doughnut, or a tart, try to have good ingredients but initially, just try anything - the effect is nearly immediate, and you will feel amazing - the sugar rush you have been warned against is actually the metabolism ramping up. Get past it, without guilt, and the feelings are amazing. Be warned though, until you can get the engine started, you may increase your weight - give it time, easily as long as the failed diets, and it will start up, and then you will burn fat like a teenager.

Metabolic boosted people are reporting weight-loss whilst eating over five hundred carbohydrates a day... Over four thousand calories a day... I have not got there yet, but am feeling much better, having less bodily problems than before, and have zero stress - that is the other advantage of a boosted metabolism - nothing is stressful any more. Mind blowing but true - last month a delay in getting the windows would have me annoyed and growling. This month with a boosted metabolism, I don't care. They will arrive eventually, or we will deal with their absence - it is fine. I do not get as uncomfortable in the heat as I did last month - that is nice to experience, I can tell you.

A typical carb boost for me is to eat safe cookies - Carrs makes them with palm oil, as do a lot of makers like McVitties and Crawfords - just look at the ingredients and go for the lard or palm oil kind. A couple of cookies with créme between two equals twenty carbs, and will raise the metabolism for half an hour, or fuel the already boosted metabolism for the morning. Having two such cookies will raise Frog's metabolism sufficiently to make hands and feet warm, from being cold. Instant effects from eating something. - that is amazing.

The hardest thing for many folk to get round, is the dangers of seed oils - google Matt Stone, a researcher, and read his arguments - they make a lot of sense. He recommends other sources to research - go for it. When you are comfortable with ridding the seed oils the difference will spring out at you. Things you related to age, go away, things you thought were normal, go away, things you thought only children experienced, happen for you again. Magic.

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The web site to learn a lot about metabolism, or at least the easiest, is ]this place - 180 degree health

Enter a valid email, and you get added. ecourses daily, access to forum, and the info is pretty good - we have validated the theory, and are happy with it. There are a couple more sites that I don't know if they have a public side to them - they are part of my university research web-ring. I will post the gist of them, if I can't find a way for you to get to see them. I cannot give you password, or a link - it is based on specific computers, and the links are member specific. that means that the link is specifically for me, using my computer.

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That's wonderful! Thank you so much!

I usually start out the day feeling warm and happy. Then my body cools down, probably because of inactivity.

I've also noticed that my body heats up quickly after eating a hot meal. Will check out the site, to see if I can help my body do better.

Ah, they use AWeber for their email system. Very good. emoticon

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We inadvertently ate something with a poly unsaturated oil in it, and boy, did we find out soon enough. It really does floor the metabolism, temperatures dropped, and we both got a pretty bad headache - we will be more diligent from now on, that is for sure. Temps are just coming back up, and the headache is nearly gone, after a couple of days with it.


Still researching, but have not found anything other than the simple stuff I have posted here - literally hundreds of references to it, so it is well known by doctors and others, but still not told to the public. talk about conspiracy theories and paranoia - both abound here with plenty of proof.

 

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Wow, that's stunning. Glad you're feeling better now.

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This research is amazing - we are eating well, smaller portions than we used to, snacking between meals, and making sure that we have fruit and vegs to slow down the sugar rush bread and cookies give - It would seem that it could take a month to see results, so are not weighing ourselves daily, or even weekly - I will wait the month out.

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All very interesting [sign in to see URL] as I've tried all the "mainstream" diet, metabolism info out there with no [sign in to see URL]'s nice to know they are not the know [sign in to see URL] I was not wrong in thinking it must be me... emoticon

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in a nutshell, so to speak....

The body is an organism that functions through heat - all of the chemical reactions that make life happen need heat in our bodies - if we were reptiles or fish, we could live with external heat, but we can't.

The heat system within us is called the Metabolism, and can be likened to the motive power of a steam engine. To function correctly it needs to boil, at a measurable temperature of over 98˚F or 36.7˚C. This being measurable is the temperature in the rectum, armpit, or mouth - the core temperature is three or four degrees hotter...

When we try to diet in any way at all, by restricting or minimising food, we damage that metabolic rate, making the body work somewhat wrongly, and minimal eating puts us in to famine mode - when everything we eat is stored as fat. This is caused by a low blood sugar level, that goes immediately to high sugar level when we eat something, which puts us back in famine mode..

To break this cycle, we need to feed the metabolism almost constantly, for the first few weeks, to program it to work properly. To do this, we have to take food in a particular combination - it does not matter what it is, just that it is the right ratio of fast carbs - breads, sweet fruits, sugar, etc, to slow carbs - berries, some fruits, green vegetables, green peas and beans, tomato and peppers, to protein - meats, fish legumme proteins, etc, and fats - limited to saturated.

The fast carbs work immediately to ramp up the metabolism to the right temps, and gets us into fat burning mode - then, as that fuel peaks, and fades, the slow carbs are up to speed, fuelling us for the next couple of hours.. The trick is to eat EVERY Couple of hours, or so, just a small fast/slow snack, that will keep the boiler stoked. This only needs to be this specific for about three or four weeks, after that time our metabolism should have recovered enough to allow for three hour intervals twixt foods. Don't eat massive amounts of foods, keep the portions smaller, eat something every two hours or so, until one hour before bedtime, and you will boost up the metabolism, and start to burn fat.

If the couple of hour intervals mean you have to eat four or five snacks, over the day, and three meals, so be it. Keep the boiler stoked, and metabolic health will be the result - it will work, can't not do. Keep the portions small - you are eating more meals, and know what a slow carb is, and a fast carb, and eat more slow than fast..

That is it, in a nutshell. It will work, I wish I had figured out some of this before now - I ain't as clever as I should be.

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