EXERCISES AND FOOD REDUCTIONS MAY NOT LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS IN WOMEN
(© 26 November 2017: Dr. V. M. Palaniappan, PhD. firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was away from Malaysia for the past about three months, travelling around in India. Hence, I could not evaluate the recent developments in the area of health science.
The first news that drew my attention was in an article in Medical Xpress that had the following headline, and the full story can be read through: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-11-weight-loss-womenin-medium-term.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter
Exercise alone does not lead to weight loss in women—in the medium term November 23, 2017 by Hans-Peter Kubis, The Conversation. The original article was published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (2017). DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0577
In brief, people/women who do exercises with a view to reducing their body weight tend to reduce their food intake as well. Hence, one may not be able to say for sure which one gave them the result.
Some scientists subjected women to exercises and monitored their weight loss, and the result is what is revealed in the headlines above.
Dieting is said to help in losing weight, but exercises may not.
According to the scientists, ‘healthy eating’ includes AVOIDANCE of processed and SUGARY food, and also avoidance of SNACKS.
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Let us evaluate this finding a little further:
The long-standing belief in the medical world is:
If you eat more food than you spend as energy, that extra is bound to get stored in the body.
Frequent eating, fast food and sugar tend to increase your body weight, and therefore, you are told to avoid them.
That stored food makes you obese. Therefore burn it off, and you will not turn overweight.
They say if you eat sugary food and take snacks frequently, you are bound to put on weight.
It is here I beg to differ:
It is NOT over-eating (or frequent eating of snacks) in terms of energy-providing calories that increases one’s body weight.
For instance, if you are going to eat abundant plain rice – more than what you can spend, you will not put on weight!
On the other hand, if you eat large quantities of cheese, milk, butter, eggs, sea food, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, over-ripe fruits such as tender papaya, etc. you may quickly end up being obese.
Eating meat and other fats tend to put on MEDIOCRE weight in people who live in COLD regions, such as highlands in the tropics, and temperate countries, Polar Regions and the like.
I think, one needs to recollect the body frame of a goat that is native of the tropics, and compare that with a lamb of any of the cold countries.
Both these, similar to rabbits and several other herbivorous animals, graze leafy materials NON-STOP, from dawn until it is dark. However, they do not feed on cheese, butter, eggs, sea food, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, etc.
If you dissect the body of a temperate country’s lamb, you will find a very thick layer of white FAT under their skin.
Whereas, the tropical goat will NOT have such a layer.
Let us see what particular factor contributes to these variations:
Living in cold climate requires the development of a thick fat layer to avoid death due to freezing. Thermal insulation becomes a necessity for survival.
Whereas, living in the warm climate in the tropical countries does not require such a protection. For that matter, excessive layer of fat may melt off in the hot climate.
Hence, in the process of evolution, the above have become genetic.
The presence of fat layer that arises from the food consumed is bound to increase the body weight of the animal in a country with cold climate. The fat layer can be excessively thick if the animal grazes excessive feed.
In the tropical-living animals, the over-consumed feed does NOT seem to form a thick fat layer under the skin, and the weight increase does not seem to be any significant.
If over-eating is to contribute to overweight, why then over-eating RICEdoes not make a person obese?
Again, if over-eating is the causative factor for obesity, why then the women who did exercises (as said in the article cited above) did not significantly lose weight?
Let us look into it a bit deeper:
In my recognition, over-consumption of food sure would increase the body weight of a person, but only to a SMALL extent.
Whereas, the TRUE OBESITY in the over-eating people appear to be coming from some other source, but that does NOT seem to be from plain CALORY EXCESSES – hence the above-reported finding.
If yes, what exactly can be the causative factor for the problem of overweight and obesity?
The difference between weight contributing group of eatables (viz., cheese, milk, butter, eggs, sea food, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, over-ripe fruits, etc.) and the non-contributing RICE should be the culprit.
What could that be?
The moment one names cheese, butter, egg, etc., what comes immediately to the mind is that they are rich in FAT. Hence, they can be blamed at once.
If fat is what is to be blamed, FISH or other sea food (of course, with some exceptions), biscuits and OVER-RIPE FRUITS may not have significant quantities of fats.
One thing that is common to ALL the weight-contributing eatables, with the exception of over-ripe fruits, is the PRESENCE OF PLENTY OF CALCIUM.
My 42-years of study shows that it is only CALCIUM in EXCESS (than what is needed for the body’s well-being) that makes a person overweight and obese.
How does Calcium mineral make a person overweight or obese?
Likewise, how then the over-ripe fruits, which may not have much calcium in them (in a manner comparable to cheese or seafood), does the same harm?
Let me explain the science of it:
Adult humans need only about 450 or 500 mg of Calcium per day.
Children, since they need more for growing up, tend to require about 900 or 1000mg daily.
The above being the norm, what would happen when one consumes calcium-rich seafood, calcium-enriched consumables or even calcium supplements?
For certain, the quantity would go high up beyond the coping capacity of the body.
Human body is designed to deal with such abnormalities.
When one consumes far too much of calcium (or any such substance), if and when that happens to be water-soluble, all the excesses get rejected and are pushed into the drainage system – to be part of the LYMPHATIC fluid*.
(* The Calcium excesses, which are highly alkaline, cannot be carried by the blood because, the pH of the blood would drastically get raised from being pH7.35 or so to a much higher reading, causing instant death of the person. Therefore, the Calcitonin that comes from the Thyroid gland, ‘pushes’ such Calcium excess into the Lymphatic System.)
The lymph takes the Calcium to the urinal bladder, through the kidneys.
When the person urinates, the Calcium excesses would get out of the body, thus leaving the person’s body in a healthy state.
How then a person can turn obese because of the Calcium excesses?
If we take 100 ml of water, and dissolve in it some salt, only a definite quantity of the salt will dissolve. That is called the Saturation Point. The water will not be able to dissolve more than that point.
If a person drinks in a day, say, 2 L of water, and urinates nearly all of it, may be all the Calcium EXCESSES would get dissolved in THAT quantity of water and may get out of the body in the 2 L urine voided.
On the other hand, if that person urinates VERY LITTLE (e.g., about 200 or 300 ml of urine only), then only very little of the Calcium excess would get out of the body, leaving the balance to stay inside the body.
When this pattern becomes a day-to-day practice, large quantities of Calcium would get added up inside the body on a daily basis, resulting in increasing the Calcium OVERLOAD too much.
Now, we have to know where all these Calcium excesses get stored within the body.
Our body is made of CELLS.
Inside the cell, there is a component called MITOCHONDRIA.
The function of the Mitochondria is to absorb CALCIUM (and other minerals) and store it in the cell*.
(* Mitochondria are also involved in controlling the concentration of calcium (Ca2+) ions within the cell. Visit: http://www. biology4kids.com/files/cell_mito.html)
If and when abundant calcium gets stored (often as calcium oxalate crystals) within EACH cell, each cell becomes ENLARGED in size, and becomes heavier in its WEIGHT.
When ALL the cells become inflated thus, the ENTIRE BODY turns BIG-SIZED and HEAVY – resulting in what we call OBESITY!
Thus, it is CALCIUM THAT MAKES THE BODY OBESE, and NOT fats or glycogen or any other form of sugar or calories that make a person that obese*.
(* That is why RICE that contains very little Calcium – about 4 mg or so per 180 gm, compared to cow’s milk that has 120 mg, cheese with about 800 mg, 300 gm pizza with 378 mg, 100 gm sardines in oil with its 400 mg, etc. does NOT make a person obese! (See: CALCIUM CONTENT OFCOMMON FOODS: https://www.iofbonehealth. org/osteoporosis-musculoskeletal-disorders/osteoporosis/prevention/calcium/calcium-content-common-foods)
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At this, one may want to question me as why should, or how would OVER-RIPE fruits make a person obese?
I have traced and reported the phenomenon in this BLOG in several of my articles. Let me repeat it here to make the evaluation more sensible:
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When we eat vegetable matter, some 70 or 80% of the Calcium does NOTget absorbed by the intestine: that gets thrown out of the body along with the faecal matter. (Visit: https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q= bioavailability%20of%20calcium%20from %20vegetables&o=APN11910&geo=en_ US&prt=&ctype=&ver=&chn=&tpr=121)
Why does this happen?
It is because, when the body has already absorbed its 500 mg of Calcium, the brain disallows further absorption of the same mineral.
Therefore, all the unwanted calcium present in the vegetable matter gets thrown out in an unutilised form.
If a person eats over-ripe fruit, or consumes EXCESSIVE FIBRES, then the faeces that is supposed to be in a solid and shapely state, turns SLIMY – often misquoted as “diarrhoea” by physicians.
The water that oozes from the glandular cells that make the lining of the colo-rectal region turns the solid faeces into a slimy state.
This enhances the solubility of the faeces-borne Calcium, which gets absorbed by the colon, gets transferred into the LYMPH fluid, and enters into the SOFT cells of various parts of the body. This will then make the person over-weight and obese.
In fact, eating biscuits, chocolates, and any over-ripe fruit, especially papaya, tends to contribute to Calcium excesses and related overweight.
Thus, it could have become clear by now that it is NOT fats and oils or over-consumption of CALORIES that makes a person overweight or obese, but it is mere CALCUM EXCESS that does so much of harm to humans by making them obese.
I have studied that nearly ALL the obesity-related MAJOR NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, such as Type-2 Diabetes, Heart Blockages (Athero- Arteriosclerosis), Kidney stone, Hypothyroidism, Prostate enlargement, Breast lumps, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary, Fallopian blockages, Cancers, and even white discharges in women, etc. are the result of ACCUMULATION OF FAR TOO MUCH OF CALCIUM EXCESSES WITHIN THE BODY.
Such EXCESSIVE ACCUMULATIONS result essentially due to UNDER-URINATION, enhanced by over-consumption of very high fibre diet, Calcium-enriched eatables and Calcium supplements.
Exercises can burn off the calories, but cannot remove the calcium excesses. It is because of this the exercises do NOT have the ability to reverse the obesity build up in people.
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I hope I have done some amount of justice to the most disturbing problem people have been facing worldwide.
I will be happy if the WHO recognises my findings soon, so that people worldwide can begin to live healthily at least form now on.
With best wishes and thanks for reading this.
Dr. Palani, Ph.D.