2 Responses to Maybe 2013 is gonna be a good year

  1. Tom January 2, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    i think it’s more likely that a lot of people are going to start losing weight due to the upcoming food shortages. This could be a really bad year on the climate front, which effects everything else. In fact, if it isn’t this year it will come soon enough anyway because we never change the way we live on the Earth. We’re idiots doomed to extinction by our own hand.

    Best of luck in the New Year Susie (and readers).

  2. jawbone January 3, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Also, new study shows high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may actually affect the brain and cause people to overeat. While glucose, aka real sugar, can produce satiation, this does not happen with HFCS.


    For the small study, published Jan. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), scientists used magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans to track blood flow in the brain in 20 young, normal-weight people before and after they had drinks containing glucose or fructose in two sessions spaced several weeks apart.

    The brain scans showed that drinking glucose “turns off or suppresses the activity of areas of the brain that are critical for reward and desire for food,” said one study leader, Dr. Robert Sherwin, chief of endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

    With fructose, “we don’t see those changes,” he said. “As a result, the desire to eat continues — it isn’t turned off.”

    The researchers saw these changes in the hypothalamus, insula, and striatum, which are regions of the brain that regulate appetite, motivation, and reward processing, in addition to increasing connections in certain brain pathways linked to satiety.


    Along with the Princeton study, I’d say this strongly suggests it’s time to avoid the crap absolutely…which is going to be difficult as it is now permeating just about every type of food, even those I wouldn’t expect to find a sweetener in….

    Another study from 2012 showed that HFCS may contribute to the rise in diabetes.

    I bought ice cream last week and found only two brands which had any varieties without HFCS, meaning, of course, that most of the ice cream on offer had HFCS.

    So, are our Big Ag supports causing a couple of generations at least to be predisposed to chronic illnesses?

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