Guest SuziQ2 Posted June 30, 2001 Report Share Posted June 30, 2001 MaryO~~~~I told you I was going to do this and I just did it!!!!!!!! :steamed: In our last AARP Bulletin was an article about Dr. Pamela Peeke, who says Don?t Diet! Healthy living, reducing stress are more effective. ?Here we go?She is one of the very few physicians with a specialty in metabolism and nutrition. ?She spent three years as a senior research fellow at the NIH studying stress-fat relationship. ?Stress boosts appetite. She found that everyday stress leads to the overproduction of the stress hormone cortisol, which in turn boosts appetite, especially for carbohydrates and fat. ?Cortisol can be part of a vicious circle of eating and stressing out. ?Body fat gained from excessive carbohydrates and dietary fat tends to accumulate ?get this- under the abdominal wall where it causes elevated blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels and raises the risk of blood clotting? This is the email that I just sent her. ?I had 600 characters to use. ?Good thing as I could have gone on a bit more about this. I recently read an article about you in AARP Bulletin. ?You mentioned overproduction of stress hormone cortisol. ?I'm a Cushings survivor and am currently writing a book with about 400 others Cushies. ?Do you ever check your patients for Cushings when they come to see you about weight gain and their desire to lose? ?You also mentioned that stress leands to abnormal cravings, decreased metabolism, lack of energy, mood swings and impared immunity. ?So does Cushings. Hope to see a response in your newsletter as I've just read that you do not individually answer questions. 400 of us want to know. (Edited by SuziQ at 10:21 am on June 30, 2001) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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