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Category: news

12/12/11 03:54- ID#55724

Food For e:tinypliny



So this article was in the Buffalo News the other day.... I can admit that I don't post stories to often on here anymore.... Now part of the reason is that reading the paper is mostly an at work thing and then it takes like 2 or 3 clicks to share them.... And one shouldn't really be on (e:strip) at work so even on ones break..... Now that being said I wonder if the addiction part of this has to do with Habit? Humans love their habits.... Go to a movie there has to be Popcorn and drink other wise the movie blows.... Football = Food and drinks... There is a Habit part of addiction that is very strong... I would assume that someone who had a gambling problem might not know what to do with them selves during sports.... Some times when people stop smoking their fingers don't know what to do.... In any event an interesting article....

That being said though I do think that food can be addictive and would say I mostly agree with this... At the least isn't it odd that Chips and salty and so are Pretzels and then one needs something to drink....

A sugar high
New evidence suggests fatty foods are as addictive as drugs
By Robert Langreth and Duane D. Stanford
BLOOMBERG NEWS
Published:
December 11, 2011, 12:00 AM


Updated: December 11, 2011, 6:56 AM

Cupcakes may be addictive, just like cocaine. A growing body of medical research at leading universities and government laboratories suggests that processed foods and sugary drinks aren’t simply unhealthy. They can hijack the brain in ways that resemble addictions to cocaine, nicotine and other drugs.

“The data is so overwhelming the field has to accept it,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “We are finding tremendous overlap between drugs in the brain and food in the brain.”

The idea that food may be addictive was barely on scientists’ radar a decade ago. Now the field is heating up. Lab studies have found sugary drinks and fatty foods can produce addictive behavior in animals. Brain scans of obese people and compulsive eaters, meanwhile, reveal disturbances in brain reward circuits similar to those experienced by drug abusers.

As the evidence expands, the science of addiction could become a game-changer for the $1 trillion food and beverage industries. If fatty foods and snacks and drinks sweetened with sugar and high fructose corn syrup are proven to be addictive, food companies may face the most drawn-out consumer safety battle since the anti-smoking movement took on the tobacco industry.

“This could change the legal landscape,” said Kelly Brownell, director of Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy&Obesity and a proponent of anti-obesity regulation. “People knew for a long time cigarettes were killing people, but it was only later they learned about nicotine and the intentional manipulation of it.”

Food company executives and lobbyists are quick to counter that nothing has been proven, that nothing is wrong with what Pepsi- Co Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi calls “fun-for-you” foods, if eaten in moderation. In fact, the companies say they’re making big strides toward offering consumers a wide range of healthier snacks.

No one disputes that obesity is a fast-growing global problem. In the United States, a third of adults and 17 percent of teens and children are obese. A 2009 study of 900,000 people, published in the Lancet, found that moderate obesity reduces life expectancy by two to four years, while severe obesity shortens life expectancy by as much as 10 years.

Sugars and fats have always been present in the human diet and our bodies are programmed to crave them. What has changed is modern processing that creates food with concentrated levels of sugars, unhealthy fats and refined flour, without redeeming levels of fiber or nutrients. Consumption of large quantities of those processed foods may be changing the way the brain is wired.

Those changes look a lot like addiction to some experts. Addiction “is a loaded term, but there are aspects of the modern diet that can elicit behavior that resembles addiction,” said David Ludwig, a Harvard researcher and director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital Boston. Highly processed foods may cause rapid spikes and declines in blood sugar, increasing cravings, his research has found.

Constant stimulation with tasty, calorie-laden foods may desensitize the brain’s circuitry, leading people to consume more junk food to maintain a constant state of pleasure.

In one 2010 study, scientists at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., fed rats an array of fatty and sugary products including bacon, pound cake, cheesecake and cake frosting. The study measured activity in regions of the brain involved in registering reward and pleasure through electrodes implanted in the rats.

The rats that had access to these foods for one hour a day started binge eating, even when more nutritious food was available all day long. Other groups of rats that had access to the sweets and fatty foods for 18 to 23 hours per day became obese, Paul Kenny, the Scripps scientist heading the study, wrote in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The results produced the same brain pattern that occurs with escalating intake of cocaine, he wrote.

Damage to the brain’s reward centers may occur when people eat excessive quantities of food. In one 2010 study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas in Austin and the Oregon Research Institute, 26 overweight women were given magnetic resonance imaging scans as they got sips of a milkshake made with ice cream and chocolate syrup. The women got repeat MRI scans six months later. Those who had gained weight showed reduced activity in the striatum, a region of the brain that registers reward, when they sipped milkshakes, according to the study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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Category: entertainment

12/10/11 06:08- ID#55691

The Adam's Family

So I admit lately I haven't been having much to say really at least not in post form.... That being said though There are some pictures that I would have loved to take last night at a couple events one I didn't know about till like it was late and the other was a fact of not feeling like at the end of the night walking a long as way home down the strip plus I had the 2pm show of the Adam's Family Today... So.... didn't want to like wake up at noon and have to supper rush or not feel good or what ever....

I thought it was great.... Now to be honest I thought it was a bit of a chance since the NY crowd didn't like it so much but from what I read it had been changed up.... There was for sure a lot of adult comedy in it and it was great... Yes there where a couple parts that where just silly... But come on it is a musical based on the Adam's Family gotta expect that I guess..... Now of course everyone has a different sense of funny... I think Allen Gregory is awful and The Cleveland Show is funny and I'm sure there are people who find it the other way around... My point is just cause I find something funny others who where there might not have.... They might not have liked that their kid heard certain jokes.... I can't say I just thought it was very good...

I was off to the left side In either the 4th row or the first not in the Lodge depending on how you count and all the effects where great from my seat... But also they did something in the end where (can't speak for those down up close) a Standing Ovation didn't really work... They kinda did like a dance it was pretty cool... Then they talked to the viewers.... Hope that isn't giving to much away.... Just my opinion was that Yes everyone was great but that Wens-day was the best singer.... But maybe that was just really who's voice I liked best (example of why I don't watch American Idol).... Or it could just be that her songs fit the kinda over the top hold things and big voice of musicals the most?

I would tell people to go.... You know what go and skip the bills game you will have a much better time....
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Category: movies

12/06/11 05:49- ID#55660

Adjust billy joel

So over the weekend I wrote a post and later that night I saw a movie that kinda tied in a bit called The Adjustment Bearu (or however the spell checker won't pic it up)... The basic of the idea of the movie is that there is a plan for you and everyone and when that plan goes off course these guys fix it... It is an action movie with a love story or maybe it is both... Even though it is kinda sci fi it also is about faith a bit......

Now the movie I watched today was on Showtime On Demand... It was called Last Play at Shea... It is about Shea Stadium and is intermixed with the last show there being Billy Joel and has his and the stadiums history and the concert it was pretty good....
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Category: photos

12/04/11 10:42- ID#55649

skiffle Dec. 2 2011

So I took the Big Camera to see Skiffles on Friday.... Wanted to see the view from above it was a good time but there are a few draw backs... No bar yet up stairs.... You kinda have to guess when the kitchen opens... Something different about the Burger but it is really good.... Also not sure how well one can really see the band if not in one of the first seats... Also the lighting isn't set up for people to take pictures so with a band of this size you can't get the entire band with out getting the lights.... Now that being said it was a great time..... Enjoy a slew of Photos......
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Category: philosophy

12/03/11 06:23- ID#55647

Amazing Grace?

I had this blog written in my head this morning and now to see how it comes out ones thoughts are always clearer in ones mind then on paper well this isn't really paper but you (ok 2 people ha) know what I mean?

So I hate to admit this but on Facebook/One of the news pages I saw a story (didn't follow the link) about some kid on the west side getting hit and killed by some kind of school bus.... My first thought was how ironic.... Kinda like if someone died in a pool on a cruise ship in the ocean... For some reason all I could think of was that it was Ironic.... Now today in tops I saw the front of a paper and it had a picture of the kid.... I thought how sad it was a little Asian kid... Now granted I can't pick up the paper and read the story in the middle of tops and I didn't go to the website and look into the story.... But what this tells me is that and this might be a jump but that everyone has Hate, Anger and rage in them.... We all claim we are good and great... But lets face it we all judge people and look down on them.... See what got me I think upset and why I thought it was Ironic is that I (and everyone) have stereotypes of others.... Now that doesn't mean we want to join the Klan.. It doesn't even mean we treat others differently.... But some place we have them and may not even know it.... See when this was some little kid of some kind of family well who cares really.... But now when this kid is from some hard working family who moved here so an evil army doesn't kill them then it is sad....

Now when I was done I went to catch the bus and some "Ghetto" I assume white lady is yelling at someone driving.... Um Stupid the car had the green light....ARGh... Oh yeah in tops some dude was playing his Music... What! Wish I had some speakers I would have loved to blast Some Devil loving Church burning Down Norse Black Metal right back at him.... Then Go have some respect now you know what it feels like.......

If anyone can follow what I'm ram-belling about good luck ..... Ok back to my story as waiting for the bus. There is a church and Amazing Grace starts playing.... Now Of course there aren't words to church bells.... But to me that song is about how those that are lost can turn to faith and no longer be lost.... I wish Faith really worked like that.... Wouldn't that be cool.... Well maybe if you turn to faith and leave out the churches then maybe it would? Now a great writer would say that once the song Ended the bus showed up think a Christmas song played next and a Funeral went past...

Sometimes I do think and this song made me think of it.... Or maybe it was the guy that got honked at for not knowing you don't cross when the cars coming at you have the green... Yes pedestrians have the right of way but only when it is lawful Jackass..... That maybe just maybe Humanity should just start over... Maybe another Plague and Like a great flood or what ever took out the Dinosaurs and let what ever form the new humans are if they can figure out how to read what we wrote learn from it and not be us....

Animals (yes we are an animal ) kill mostly to eat and survive.... For the people that don't eat animals got some bad news if you don't eat them cause something was killed how about those fruits and grains oh and worse yet those plants that died for your clothes and any thing leather, or Suede ! To live means something else must die.... Now most of us don't do that anymore... Yes some people hunt and some people work in Slaughter houses or even as a butcher..... But even these people don't live directly and only on what they kill.... I think that Humans have this instinct on how to kill..... I think that since we don't kill to live any more that is why we have so much hate and disgust and thinking we are better then others.... I think there is the natural thing of killing and since we can't and don't do it things build up.... Also if say you need to go out and say shoot a buffalo or something so you and your family or maybe even friends can eat ..... The only thing you are going to care about is things that interrupt that.. As an example Indians getting drunk on fire water as they prey for a good hunt as long as you can sleep you won't care cause you have to hunt in the morning.... Now one of your friends Blaring Metallica as you want to sleep or when hunting and it scares off Squirrels you want to shoot out of trees from your window then maybe you try human that night... HA....

Is there a point eh not really......

Now all that being said I did see a pretty cool action movie today that kinda fits in Immortals.... I Liked it... Didn't think it is as good as say Spartacus is .... But then again it doesn't have orgies, cocks the size of my arm ;), or the sexuality.. .... Didn't like it as much as The 300.... But it was a bit different as in it had gods and Oracles... Then say the 300.... Some of the battle where amazing.... Now there where parts where I could feel as if I was in the maze and the way some of the bodies floated in battle scenes was amazing.... Now I can never tell about the 3D ..... I think part of that is the way movies are filmed and the way stories go is you follow the action it doesn't come towards you cause once they got to you where would they go? Wouldn't they hit the cameras? That aside Yes it is a movie about gods and Immortals and was pretty good but also fit in with the rest of my day....

Maybe the holiday season is just weighing on me a bit I don't know.... I guess I would kinda like it if there was a push instead of black friday of come here save say $30 and donate that money you save to the Salvation Army on your way out... Or at a toy store it would be PS3 save $100 instantly when you donate $30 to toys for tots.... Or say maybe Wegmans : Donate $20 to WNY foodbank and get a free apple strudel pie and Half Gallon of Perry's ice cream or something.... Again some kind of movement where people mention listen when you shop here and buy stuff for mom or what ever take the last thing you buy or even just that thing you aren't sure if she will like and donate it.......
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Category: photos

11/27/11 11:36- ID#55611

Thanks 2011

My Take on Thanksgiving 2011 oh yeah the Art on the wall is Paul Massaro (not sure on the spelling sorry really great stuff though.... Kinda wanted to just see how these pictures look....
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Category: holiday

11/23/11 07:35- ID#55583

Happy Holidays

Can't believe it is one month till my birthday....

Well just wanted to wish those that are out doing any of the holiday stuff a great holiday... If that is going out on the biggest drinking holiday night of the year .... Or watching football all day..... Or doing the Black Friday thing (pick me up a nice 46 Inch TV thanks :) ) Then Monday is cyber monday so enjoy......
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Category: holidays

11/19/11 05:29- ID#55556

Black Thanksgiving?!Meaning

So I admit I meant to write this on Friday or Thursday would have worked but somewhere kinda ran out of time....

Thanksgiving is less then a week away and no so it Black Friday... Now in Buffalo there is the huge drinking holiday the day Or I should say the night before thanksgiving and well it might as well be Christmas it shows up quicker then the paychecks sometimes.....

Now there are some Holidays like Thanksgiving and Columbus Day... Yes you could put Christmas in there as well that have a dark side.... There are sayings like "Keep the Christ in Christmas"... That believe it or not is a really good point... See Halloween isn't this evil holiday where we praise the dead and ask souls to take over our unborn babies.... What Holidays are is what behavior we do.... So Halloween is about dressing up as someone you aren't and taking the persons persona and yeah getting candy. Now of course if you go out and get a medium and sit in a cemetery then that is what the holiday means to you..... I think this is true of all Holidays.... If I had NFL Network thanks giving would be a 3 football game day for me! If say Just Pizza had a plate you could order with 7 slices of turkey 3 slices of apple pie , mashed with gravy I would be good... Maybe a thing of Hot Hard Cider (not beer that tastes like cider) or just regular with cinnamon .... Give me that and a TV with football maybe a few minutes of a parade then some TNA (think fox has a new Ice Age special and a new Charlie Brown one might have to check that out)... And that is my thanksgiving ..... It isn't about how we where friends with the Indians and then after the winter stole the land and then brought blankets that killed them... Then after the fact when something was found on there land oh gold, oh oil, oh here we come with the guns find some other place live.... So if you feel bad about what we did that is fine but maybe as pay back go lose all your money to them at a Casino.... Hey if that is your thanksgiving then fine......

My Point is there are so many Holidays and what they are on the Calender and why we got them doesn't mean anything.... It is what we do on those days that give that Holiday meaning or no meaning at all..... Maybe there are some of those out there that for every 2 gifts they buy they give one to a charity and if that is what the holiday is about to you then that is what Christmas is to you or any holiday for that matter......
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Category: music

11/18/11 05:50- ID#55545

1920's Youtube

Now I'm not going to lie and say I know anything about this type of old music. I can't even say it is all from the 20's or 20's and 30's but it is what I find on youtube and what sounds good to me.....

















Well seeing as I just lost internet for a minute don't wont to lose the entire post.....

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Category: tv

11/17/11 07:19- ID#55538

Youtube Boardwalk Videos

I admit I'm a Steve Buscemi Fan... Now the other day I watched Board Walk Empire... They had this beach scene that reminded me of (e:matthew)'s costume... They had a cop who would measure girls suits.... Great show with violence and story and great music.... Now I posted some of these on the facebook page and G+ so thought might as well put some of them up here today?

















Now granted this is just a sampling plus often times the music makes a scene but away from the scene it isn't the same thing.....
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