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High Glycaemic Load and High Omega 6 ingredients I avoid...
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(double digit GLs or 4 digit Omega 6s)
*** Potato wedges
*** Hash browns
*** French fries
*** Chicken burger
*** Double burger with cheese
Sardines canned in oil
Tuna canned in oil
A covert unit in the UK government deliberately ramped up fear levels about the Covid-19 virus to increase compliance to lockdown measures, a secret report has revealed. It exaggerated the threat from the virus and used mainstream media to spread the "sense of personal threat". The tactics of the government's 'nudge unit' are being reviewed by the ethics committee of the British Psychological Society (BPS) in June after receiving a letter from 47 clinical psychologists, who complain that the messages from government constitute an untested mass psychological experiment. The catalyst for 'project fear' was a paper prepared by the government's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) in March last year, just days before a total national lockdown was launched. The paper stated: "The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging. To be effective, this must also empower people by making clear the actions they can take to reduce the threat." But some members of Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) were concerned about raising fear levels. One member said: "The British people have been subjected to an unevaluated psychological experiment without being told that is what's happening. Gary Sidley, a retired NHS consultant clinical psychologist who is one of the signatories of the letter to BPS, reveals it states: "Our view is that the use of covert psychological strategies-that operate below the level of people's awareness-to 'nudge' citizens to conform to a contentious and unprecedented public health policy raises profound ethical questions." The experiment has caused great psychological damage to some, with cases of depression and anxiety, and domestic violence rising, and there has also been a high price to pay in terms of health, with people missing important hospital appointments. Tactics used in the experiment included using death rates without putting them into context of usual mortality rates, and over-inflating projections of likely cases and deaths. (Source: Daily Telegraph, April 3, 2021)
Eating breakfast kick-starts the body’s metabolism and helps it burn fat when we sleep. It’s even more important than the amount of food you eat, say researchers from Vanderbilt University. They monitored a group of middle-aged people over two 56-hour sessions to see how their bodies metabolized food. They were either burning more fats or carbohydrates depending on the time of day; at night, we burn more fats when we’re asleep – and so if we snack late at night, we delay the start of the fat-burning cycle. Far better to eat earlier in the evening and then not eat again until breakfast, the researchers said. Having the last meal of the day late, such as at 10pm as the researchers tested, or snacking after eating dinner reduces the time the body burns fat at night. (Source: PLOS Biology, 2020; 18: e3000622)
People suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are told there is no cure as the condition is inherited - but exciting news this week suggests that one third of all cases are caused by the environment, not genes, and so could be reversed. Researchers from King's College London made the discovery when they examined 22 pairs of identical twins. Although the twins are genetically identical, only one of each pair had schizophrenia or bipolar. This suggests that the environment was in some way responsible for the problem, and the researchers reckon that 30 per cent of all cases are caused this way. Lead researcher Dr Jonathan Mill says that diseases caused by epigenetics (factors beyond the gene, such as environment) are potentially are reversible - so giving hope for the first time to sufferers. (Source: Human Molecular Genetics, 2011; doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddr416).