Sunday, November 16, 2014

Too much protein in middle age as bad as smoking?

Jack Vejvoda Period 6

Since day one we've been told that eating protein is really good for our diet. It's been force fed to us that meats and dairy will help keep us strong, healthy, and active for a long time but this article puts the importance of protein in an everyday diet on the line. In this article it talks about how a high protein diet will lead to a middle aged adult being four times more likely to die of cancer than their low protein diet counterparts. Many people start a high protein diet in order to lose weight but it's been found that this high protein diet is equal to smoking a whooping twenty cigarettes a day. This article really surprised me because I never thought that eating something that's supposed to be good for you could ever be so detrimental to one's body. It makes me think about what other facts about health that we've been told that aren't true. I'm not so sure that eating a lot of protein is as bad as smoking twenty cigarettes a day, unless you're only eating red meat, but I also feel like too much of a good thing is never a good thing. Do you believe what this article is saying? What alternatives should middle aged people do in order to lose weight rather than starting a high protein diet? Do you think that the importance of protein goes down as someone gets older? The link for the article is below.

Bad Mood?

Why am I in a 
bad mood?
Sharona Mataele
Period 6
Have you ever just been in a bad mood and have no idea why? This article explains causes of bad moods. Some like most of us know such as, pressure from parents/family and puberty. What some of us may not know is that bad moods aren't always just bad moods. Sometimes a bad mood can be something greater. Some people just think they are in a bad mood but bad moods are temporary. People mistaken depression for being in a bad mood all the time. Sometimes bad moods are symptons of depression. It is important to realize the differenece because depression is something that is common among teens today that can be very dangerous (suicide, etc.). You can try and et rid of bad moods by exercising, getting more sleep, etc. Do you think you might mistaken depression for bad moods? What do you do to get yourself or others out of bad moods?

Other Birth Control Options for Teens

Many people become sexually active in high school, when it's important to protect against unwanted pregnancy. For this reason, I think teens need to be knowledgeable regarding what kinds of birth control are out there. Many teens are only aware of birth control pills and condoms as forms of birth control, but there are many other methods that teens may actually prefer. For instance, teens are likely to want birth control for a long period of time, and they are more likely to forget to take a pill at the same time every day. Therefore, an IUD that lasts 12 years, and can be removed when a woman decides she wants to become pregnant, is more reliable and convenient for a teen to use than a daily pill. This article details some of the most convenient and reliable forms of birth control for teens.

Were you aware of these forms of birth control before reading this article? What are your feelings about these alternative forms of birth control?