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March 18, 2013 8:43 am
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Gastric Artery Chemical Embolization GACE...
March 7, 2013 10:23 pm


Gastric Artery Chemical Embolization GACE Procedure Helps Shut Off Ghrelin Production Without WLS

Ghrelin is a hormone that is secreted primarily by stomach cells with lesser amounts secreted by other cells (as of the hypothalamus), that is a growth hormone secretagogue, and that has been implicated in the stimulation of fat storage and food intake.   If you block it with bariatric surgery or another weight loss procedure (below...) weight loss occurs.  At least it does for a while!

(It worked in baby piggies!)

Stomach Anatomy

Healthday -

The first five patients to try a new, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure dropped an average of more than 45 pounds in six months, researchers report.

The procedure — called gastric artery chemical embolization (GACE) — works by blocking an artery in the stomach. This cuts off part of the blood supply to an area of the stomach that produces most of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite.

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BBGC Tee Sale - Ends tonight!
March 6, 2013 5:13 am


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January 31, 2013 2:23 am
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Vibrate your obesity away.
January 29, 2013 5:08 am



Introducing the positivity-enhanced HAPIfork!  It is an electronic fork that monitors your personal eating style and habits and gives you cues as to when you are eating too fast.  The HAPIform will alert you with lights and vibrations when you are shoveling food into your piehole.   I have a better idea.  Add moar amps.  Give your Happy A Charge! Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 8.32.36 AM
Electricity travels through conductors - any material which allows electrical flow - as it tries to reach the ground. Because people make excellent conductors, minor electrocution is a common household hazard. Fortunately it is usually more surprising than dangerous and does not require medical attention. However, some basic precautions should be taken to insure that the shock does not interfere with the body's normal electrical impulses including the functions of the brain and the heart. Prolonged exposure to a direct source of electricity can also cause severe burns to the skin and the tissue.
  It would work faster than a $100.00 vibrating fork.   Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 8.25.39 AM
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