Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hunger versus Appetite

Hunger is felt through the nervous system, but this is at bet a general statement.

What the sensation of hunger actually is has been the subject of much speculation. Many efforts have been made to explain the mechanism by which the sense of hunger is produced, but none has been satisfactory.

We need to distinguish between the genuine sensation of hunger and the many other sensations that often mistaken for hunger.

Unfortunately, too many physiological investigations into hunger are limited to studies of short periods without food, a few days at the most, not enough to give a clear picture of the manner in which the human body's demand for food manifests itself.

It is interesting to note that trained physiologists still describe hunger in most cases in almost pathological terminology.

Hunger is a sense of distress or discomfort in the region of the stomach. It may be an actual pain. It expresses itself in hunger pangs. It is a gnawing in the stomach, an "all gone" feeling, a sense of weakness -- all these are part of the popular mythology of hunger. Even headache is sometimes mistaken for hunger, and even by some trained practitioners.

The truth is that HUNGER IS A NORMAL , not an abnormal, sensation and all normal sensations are pleasant. It is an error to think of hunger in the terms of symptoms of disease, just as it would be to think of thirst, or any other of the human body's normal desires, as painful or uncomfortable.

It is never too late or too early to revise and be wise again for the rest of our journey.......

Use Water-cure. Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.

Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.

Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.

To simplify complications is the FIRST essential of success.

Normal hunger is indicated by a general bodily condition -- a universal call for food -- which i localized, so far as localization takes place, in the mouth, nose and throat, just as is the sense of thirst. There are no "hunger pangs" associated with genuine hunger; there is only a pleasant sensation in the nose, mouth and throat and a watering of the mouth. The hungry person is conscious of a desire for food, not of pain or irritation.

It is a false appetite that manifests itself by morbid irritation, gnawing in the stomach, pain, the feeling of weakness, and various emotionally rooted discomforts. The dissimilarities between such irritations and a true sense of hunger are quite sharp, the average person tied to the habit of eating at all hours of the day and night rarely permits himself (or herself) to become hungry and consequently mistakes these morbid sensations for valid call for food.

To test whether your body really need food or water, just drink one glass or 10% of your own daily water-quota and see whether the 'false appetite' will go off. Many people have mistaken dehydrating signal for hungry signal and eat more food instead of replenish the body with water.

As eating commonly relieves symptoms of distress, due to the dopamite effect produced upon eating anything, the individual becomes convinced that food was just the thing needed. We see this phenomenal every time where people can eat lots of snack or fried chips etc. Often it is a kind of eating binge; the individual eats to cover up psychological miseries, as the drunkard drinks to drown his. Woes awaiting those in darkness and ignorant. Review here (click).

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