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Introduction to Energy Homeostasis and Energy Balance

Remember, it’s a critical topic that forms the basis for our understanding of weight gain and obesity. So let’s start by looking a bit more into the regulation of food intake.

The energy balance is the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure.

It’s quite fascinating how most people can almost perfectly match energy intake to their energy expenditure. At least in the long-term, you will read texts and study cartoons that will teach you the basics of hunger and satiety. …


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A Brief Look at the History

In recent decades, a particular phobia named ‘Islamophobia’ has engrossed Western communities. An exaggerated fear and hatred toward Islam and Muslims, peddled by negative stereotypes, lead to racism, bigotry, and the victimization and exclusion of Muslims from social, political, and civic engagement. As we look at the history of Islamophobia in the US, it has grown since 9/11 in 2001. Racism and violent acts against American Muslims boomed right after the devastating assault on US soil occurred.

Even after incremental attempts by former President Barack Obama to cross religious and ethnic differences, following Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, it further exacerbated…


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Use of Fatty Acids As Fuel

From triglycerides to fatty acids

Depending on whether you are in the fasted state or just consumed a heavy meal, most of the blood’s triglycerides are present either as VLDL or chylomicrons. The action of lipoprotein lipase bound to the wall of capillaries in the heart, skeletal muscle, and fat tissue results in the conversion of triglycerides within VLDL and chylomicrons into fatty acids.

The fatty acids subsequently enter the tissues to be used as fuel (muscle, heart) or to be stored as triglycerides (fat tissue). …


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Lipid Metabolism — The Ultimate Info

Here, we’ll look at how the body processes dietary fat. The reason why it is essential is that we need to know what happens to dietary fat after we consume it so to link it with the specific effects in the body. Therefore, we need to be able to track it and see where it ends up and how it can impact particular organs.

So let’s start with the consumption of fatty food. For instance, you consume a hamburger. We know that hamburgers contain lots of fat. When I say fat, I mean triglycerides and cholesterol.

Triglycerides

So let’s first track…


Fat Tissue

Probably the most important nutritional problem in today’s society is obesity.

Now, what is obesity? Essentially obesity is having too much fat in your body.

Now, what is body fat? Body fat is composed of adipocytes or fat cells stored in adipose tissue in the first place.

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Adipose Tissue


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Carbohydrates

Now, what are carbohydrates? Is sugar a carbohydrate? Yep. What about starch? Well, starch is also part of the carbohydrates. Fibre? Fibre is also part of the carbohydrates, but a special kind as we’ll see. We’ll start by looking at the chemistry of carbohydrates. So carbohydrates are built from small building blocks called monosaccharides. And the main monosaccharide is glucose.

Chemistry of Carbohydrates


Whatever is happening all around in the world it just makes me sad. The last 3 months have exposed the worst of humankind because you see humans but no kindness. I used to think that maybe this pandemic (COVID-19) teaches us a lesson about kindness, empathy, and compassion but whatever is happening around us is just dejected. But by the end of the day, the world will know that empathy, kindness, compassion, and love is the answer.

So stay strong, I know it’s not easy, in times like these when we are physically weak and emotionally shattered, I think spiritual…


Let’s start a wise journey and live a blissful life.

How do I make decisions?


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Today I’m going to talk about not only a single misconception, but several. Those bulk of misconceptions that stop us from living our life at its fullest. Those misconceptions that ruin our lives and their burden makes us feel miserable. It’s time to put stereotypes to rest and the naysayers because we need to live a happy life and make this world a better place for us as well as for the coming generations.

Misconception # 1: The misuse of the ‘dis’ in ‘able’

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