Propionate…the New Appetite Control!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Its Fermented Counterparts Have A Fancy Name Now!


Weston A. Price wrote extensively on the amazing dental health of indigenous peoples worldwide. He attributed this in part to the fermented foods each culture had developed and eaten.
Today researchers are experimenting with the ferment process in foods such as apple cider vinegar and more. In fact, so much study has been done on the process of ferment in foods that there has even been a “look-alike” “fast-acting” fermented ingredient manufactured!

This ingredient used in studies; propionate, written chemically as C2H5COO− (propanoic acid minus one hydrogen ion) is naturally produced in the gut by fermented fiber, and can now be imitated. Its simulation as an inulin-propionate ester (IPE) provides much larger amounts of propionate than people can generate in a normal diet. IPE makes one feel full and may help control appetite.

“Molecules like propionate fuel the release of gut hormones that control appetite, but you need to eat enormous quantities of fiber to attain a strong effect,” said Gary Frost of Imperial’s department of medicine, who led the study.

“We wanted to find a more effectual method to transport propionate to the gut.”

In a study published in the journal Gut, Frost’s team gave 20 volunteers either IPE or inulin, a dietary fiber, and then allowed them to eat as much as they liked from a buffet.

The team found that those given IPE ate 14 percent less on average and had higher concentrations of appetite-reducing hormones in their blood.

In a second phase, 60 overweight volunteers took part in a 24-week study in which half were given IPE powder to add to their food and half given inulin.

Only one out of 25 volunteers given IPE who completed the study gained more than 3.0 percent of their body weight, compared with six out of 24 given inulin. None of the IPE group gained more than 5.0 percent of their body weight, compared with four in the inulin group.

After 24 weeks, the IPE group also had less fat in their abdomens and livers compared with the inulin group.

Frost said that while the findings were only from a small, early-stage study, they offered “encouraging signs” that IPE might help prevent weight gain in overweight people.

He and his team are working with Imperial Innovations, a technology commercialization company focused on developing promising British academic research, on taking IPE to market.

UK’s Number 1 Charity for Alternative Cancer Treatements

The World Health Organisation states that up to 70 per cent of cancers are preventable!   Canceractive’s Cancer Prevention Main Features are divided under three headings – the three Ds:
– Diet and Lifestyle
– Dangers from environment and toxins
– Disease (from parasites to viruses to yeasts)

5 a day 3Canceractive is a charity with no vested interests. It provides information which is already in the public domain. It is not intended to advise or to indicate information which is specific to any one case or individual. Following are some quotes taken from the site.

“Here we cover more than a dozen ´Alternative cancer therapies´ in areas like virotherapy, dendritic cell vaccines, hyperthermia, photodynamic therapy, intravenous vitamin C, diet therapies, Cyberknife and more.

CANCERactive is a charity with no vested interests – if something has research to support it, we will tell you; if it does not or it is controversial, we will tell you that too. We don´t take sides. We don´t endorse or promote. And certainly no one pays us – we take absolutely no money from anyone providing these treatments! We just bring you objective information, warts and all.

The simplest definition would be ´If it has no rigorous clinical trial to support it, then it is an unproven alternative therapy´. If it did have solid research, then it would instantly become ´mainstream´.

In this section we have decided to list those treatments patients are using as alternatives to the Holy Trinity of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.”

Canada’s Doves for Cancer Patients

Below is a link for a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. Please visit and let him know that we as a group care. It helps to know that there are people out there that think you matter!

“My soul mate has been diagnosed with her2 cancer and as all cancer patients, fighting his fight. I, along with family and many friends are all standing with him to help him fight his fight!!!!!! John is on many prayer lists and people who do not know him are praying for his healing. I pray and keep my faith that he wins his fight. There is so much living we still have to do with John, including lots of laughs, fun and adventures. I want him to know that my family (especially his nieces) and I love him very much ❤️

Exercise: Apparently We Need to Move to Live!

Simple Exercise Test Reveals How Long You’ll Live

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by Sylvia Booth Hubbard
Can you sit on the floor and then stand without using your hands? If so, congratulations – chances are you’ll still be alive many years from now.
The simple act of sitting and standing without using your hands is a measure of strength, balance, and flexibility, says Dr. Claudio Gil Araújo, and it accurately predicts who will live longer and who will die earlier, perhaps as a result of a bone-breaking fall.
Dr. Araújo noticed that many of his older patients had trouble with everyday motions, such as bending to retrieve a newspaper from the floor. 

He knew that loss of flexibility and muscle control increased the risk of falls and he wanted to devise a test to show which of his patients needed help to avoid bone-breaking accidents. Current tests, he thought, were too complicated or time-consuming for practical use.
He and his colleagues at Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, developed the sitting-rising test, or SRT, and used it on more than 2,000 patients ages 51 to 80.
Before starting the test, volunteers were told: “Without worrying about the speed of movement, try to sit and then to rise from the floor, using the minimum support that you believe is needed.”
Participants were graded on a ten-point scale. A point was subtracted each time a limb was used for support, either in sitting or standing.
During the six-year follow-up, 7.9 percent of patients died, the majority of deaths occurring in people with low test scores. Those who scored fewer than eight points were twice as likely to die within six years. Patients who scored three points or less were more than five times as likely to die. 

Each one-point increase in the SRT score reduced mortality by 21 percent.
The test offers a quick assessment of fitness. “If a middle-aged or older man or woman can sit and rise from the floor using just one hand – or even better without the help of a hand – they are not only in the higher quartile of musculo-skeletal fitness but their survival prognosis is probably better than that of those unable to do so,” Dr. Araújo said.
While the test was developed primarily as a guide for older patients, it also a good fitness guide for all ages.
“When compared to other approaches to functional testing,” added Dr. Araújo, “the sitting-rising test does not require specific equipment and is safe, easy to apply in a short time period (less than two minutes), and reliably scored. In our clinical practice, the test has been shown over the past 10 years to be useful and practical for application to a large spectrum of populations, ranging from pediatric to geriatric.”
“It is well known that aerobic fitness is strongly related to survival, but our study also shows that maintaining high levels of body flexibility, muscle strength, power-to-body weight ratio and co-ordination are not only good for performing daily activities but have a favorable influence on life expectancy,” said Dr. Araújo.
The study was published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention.
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Links Between Creativity and Healing…per subscriber request


Just like this deer, caught in our outside camera, our hormones which control our emotions become more acute when startled like this, permitting greater awareness of our surroundings. In fact, as you will read in the following, our accuracy, judgment, and brain acuity sharpen up when we are ‘caught’ like this deer. But this may also cause an overload of hormones in one’s system. Creativity is the natural solution to an over-torqued system which works internally and externally to the benefit of all those concerned.
Art, music, dance, or even scientific experimentation are known to divert despondent moods. They may also release hormones and chemicals within the body which uncap creativity, tension and even genius. Creativity can be a byproduct response to stress triggered hormones. It may also release stress in the process of tapping into creativity by discharging the chemicals locked in via a ‘fight or flight’ reaction.

One researcher writes: “Reinvention of self or otherwise, will boost every healthy chemical in your body: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and more. So, keep moving forward and you might not get healthy but you will get healthier. Don’t use health as an excuse. Finally, reinvent your health first. Sleep more hours. Eat better. Exercise. These are key steps to reinvention.”

Following are sites with excerpts which continue the above thoughts.
Expressive workshops designed for injured soldiers
coping with brain injury, loss of limbs
and other special needs.

Visiting Art Angel Bedside Program
One-on-one bedside visits bringing art and expression
to children suffering with life-threatening illnesses.

Structured Art4Healing® exercises for victims
of domestic violence and sexual assault
encouraging expression and emotional healing
through the language of color.

Demystifying Creativity
What is creativity? That which is both novel and useful. (Haier & Jung, 2008) Amabile (1989) described creativity in children as behavior that is novel and appropriate. Cameron (1992) believes that creativity is a spiritual process and is our true nature, our life energy. The Mirriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2009) defines creativity as the ability to create or the quality of being creative. Gale (1998) describes it as the ability to innovate, make art or problem-solve using a novel, unconventional or original approach.
HTC is a free Art Event for Survivors of Trauma including Rape, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence
Fleeting feelings can change the way we think. While sadness makes us more focused and diligent — the spotlight of attention is sharpened — happiness seems to have the opposite effect, so that good moods make us 20 percent more likely to have a moment of insight. The second takeaway is that many of our creative challenges involve tasks that require diligence, persistence and focus.
It is widely believed that certain notable brain chemicals are essential in order to stimulate creativity. Therefore the key to feeling inspired is partly down to obtaining the right balance of these chemicals…
It’s okay to get disillusioned. That’s what failure is about. Success is better than failure but the biggest lessons are found in failure.
Very important: There’s no rush. You will reinvent yourself many times in an interesting life. You will fail to reinvent many times. That’s fun also. Many reinventions make your life a book of stories instead of a textbook. Some people want the story of their life to be a textbook. For better or worse, mine is a book of stories.
Reinvention will boost every healthy chemical in your body: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin. Keep moving forward and you might not get healthy but you will get healthier. Don’t use health as an excuse.
Finally, reinvent your health first. Sleep more hours. Eat better. Exercise. These are key steps to reinvention.