Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why do we feel sleepy after eating?

I remember years ago i was talking to this guy who was a personal trainer and i asked him why we feel sleepy after eating and he was saying how some enzyme does something in your body but that's all i could really remember about it

As i like learning stuff i of course went and searched the net to find out this is what i found out

This is the simple reason why you get tired

When you eat, your brain diverts energy towards digestion, sending a bunch of red blood cells over to help break down the food and carry the nutrients all over your body!

Because so many blood cells are helping out the intestines, the rest of your body takes this time to slow down and relax.
As a result, you might feel tired, since your brain doesn't have as many blood cells to help it out at the moment — more energy used for digesting food means less energy can be used for running around!

Now for the more technical version

1. Enzymes help break down food consumed to make it into smaller units so it can be absorbed by the body. Aside from this they act as catalyst to make something happen.

There are three types of enzymes that are needed by the body to digest food.

  • First are digestive enzymes that are secreted by the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, endocrine cells and small intestine.
  • Second, enzymes found in raw foods are consumed.
  • And third, the metabolic enzyme that functions as catalyst to produce energy, remove dirt and toxins.

While eating, these body enzymes have to work very hard to digest all the food we take int. Because it is considered hard work, our body feels tired and exhausted so we feel drowsy and tired

2. There is a combining or mixing of inappropriate food.

Many people do not know how to combine food. Some foods require special enzymes to be digested like proteins require protease, carbohydrates require amylase, and fats require lipase. If a person eats protein and lots of carbohydrates at a time it could lead to conflict within the digestive enzymes.
It would be best to combine protein with non-starch vegetables, combining carbohydrates with vegetables, grains, etc.

3. The influence of one neuron can affect too. A person can get drowsy after eating orexin neurons. Neurons are located in hypothalamus, a part of the brain that regulates many processes and almost all hormones.

So now you know all this, will it change how you eat so you don't get tired?


Friday, May 27, 2011

Succinctly Yours – Week 9

Like writing and want to try something new well on Grandma's Goulash's page she gives everyone a chance by writing a micro fiction

What Grandma does is add a picture which you can see on your left

From that you base your story/poem or whatever you want to write, it can only be of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.

With that Grandma adds a word which you can try to add to the story, its not compulsory to add this word but its more fun trying
the word for this week is kink

You can go back every week and see what she has next in store for you to write from

I cant write great stories but the point is, its fun trying

Anyhow this is story i wrote,

The love I have for you can longer be controlled

Please take this rose as a token of my affection

Unknown to Greta their was kink in Wills armour



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Going to bed alone

Hate going to bed alone well maybe i have found the right thing for you.

Sheets and pillowslips with people on them

Now i dont need to worry about
going to bed alone

Or maybe you dont want to sleep naked and your other half is arguing with you about being naked.

Problem solved add these these sheets to your bed, then you can have the best of both worlds


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Giggle Giggle

What can i say about today other than i want to laugh, The video below shows what some people thought today would be about, enjoy the song


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brushing your teeth

While brushing my teeth the other day i was wondering how did toothpaste come about, i'm sure in the older times like 1800's they didn't have tubes of the stuff like we do now.

So of course I'm going to give you the history of where toothpaste came from.

The development of toothpaste began as long ago as 300/500BC in China and India.
According to Chinese history, a learned man, Huang-Ti, studied the care of teeth and claimed different types of pain felt in the mouth could be cured by sticking gold and silver needles into different parts of the jaw and gum.
It was theories such as these that led to the development of dental cream.

Around 5000 BC the Egyptians started making a tooth powder it consisted of powdered ashes from ox hooves, myrrh, powdered and burnt eggshells, and pumice. Some directions were given about relative quantities that should be mixed, but there where no instructions available about how this powder was used.

It is assumed that it was rubbed onto the teeth using the fingers, as the toothstick - the forerunner to the toothbrush - was not in use at that time.

The Greeks, and then the Romans, improved the recipes for toothpaste by adding abrasives such as crushed bones and oyster shells, which were used to clean debris from teeth. The Romans added powdered charcoal, powdered bark and more flavouring agents to improve the breath.

Few records related to toothpaste or powder then exist, until around 1000 AD when the Persians wrote to advise their people to be wary of the dangers of using hard abrasives as toothpowders. It was recommended that people used burnt hartshorn, the burnt shells of snails and burnt gypsum.

There was another huge gap in the history of toothpaste until the 18th Century, when toothpowder, or dentifrice, became available in Britain. These powders were developed by doctors, dentists and chemists and included substances very abrasive to teeth, such as brick dust, crushed china, earthenware and cuttlefish.
Bicarbonate of soda was used as the basis for most toothpowders, and some contained other ingredients that would not be considered appropriate today, such as sugar.
Borax powder was added at the end of the 18th Century to produce a favourable foaming effect.

The rich applied toothpowder with a brush. The poor cleaned their teeth with bicarbonate of soda, using their fingers.

Glycerine was added early in the 19th Century to make the powders into a paste and more palatable. Strontium was introduced at this time as well, which serves to strengthen teeth and reduce sensitivity. A dentist called Peabody became the first person to add soap to toothpowder in 1824 and chalk was added in the 1850s by John Harris.

In 1873, toothpaste was first mass-produced. It was in a jar and it smelt good for the first time.

In 1892, Dr. Washington Sheffield of Connecticut was the first to put toothpaste into a collapsible tube: Dr Sheffield's Creme Dentifrice. Sheffield's company was to become Colgate.

Despite the manufacture and marketing of toothpaste being led by the Americans, they themselves did not become regular brushers until after World War II, when returning GIs brought the habit home from Europe.

The 1960's saw the introduction of fluoride into toothpaste. This development was followed in the 1980's with the addition of soluble calcium fluoride to fluoride toothpastes.

It is therefore within the last thirty years that toothpastes contains the two ingredients - calcium and fluoride. Nowadays, there are controversial views on the effectiveness and safety of fluoride toothpaste.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011


The other day i was waiting at a butcher to buy some food and was just glancing when i noitced that when you look at the word CHICKEN it almost looks the same way when its turned over except for the letter N.

I was wondering if there was any other words that are like that and well when i searched there is loads of information about these words.

They are called Ambigram: the definiation for them is a typographical design or art form that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation. The words readable in the other viewpoint, direction or orientation may be the same or different from the original words.

The type of Ambigram i saw with the word chicken is known as
A design that can be read when reflected in a mirror, usually as the same word or phrase both ways. Ambigrams that form different words when viewed in the mirror are also known as glass door ambigrams, because they can be printed on a glass door to be read differently when entering or exiting.
A true Mirror -image Ambigram is the word Wiki

There is loads more information of course on Wikipedia