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The Use of Appetite Suppressants - The Use of Appetite Suppressants In the past two decades, Americans and most of the Western world have become obsessed with losing weight. Countless diets, weight loss strategies and gimmicks have been and remain on the market and cost Americans billions of dollars every year. The media perpetuates this ideal of thinness and so people continue in desperate attempts to shrink their bodies. People have gone to extreme measures such as stomach stapling, liposuction and starvation diets to try and take off excess weight....   [tags: Health Diet Weight Loss Essays]
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America’s Insatiable Appetite for Cocaine - America’s Insatiable Appetite for Cocaine Where does Coca-Cola get its name. Why was it created. In 1886, the Georgia pharmacist, John Pemberton, designed Coca-Cola as a headache remedy and a stimulant. The original beverage contained cocaine and was used both as an intoxicating beverage and a medically useful tonic. The effects of the drink helped make it popular. Only in the early twentieth century was the drug eliminated from the Coca-Cola recipe and replaced with increased amounts of caffeine.[1]  Cocaine has a long history which also involves the once condoned use for medicinal purposes in the 1890's to being one of the most widespread abused drug today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Lewis Hyde’s Trickster Makes This World: An Appetite for Freedom and the Intelligence to Overcome - ... The “Separatists” use their creative intelligence to escape the persecutions and hardships around them. They begin to weigh the reasons and causes for their need to search for a new start. In Holland, they endure “great labor and hard fare” (124) as Bradford states, that few are comfortable taking on. Those that do endure the hardships have begun to age before their time and will not be able to withstand battle against the Spaniards when the truce comes to an end. As Bradford states, “…so they like skillful and beaten soldiers were fearful either to be entrapped or surrounded by their enemies, so as they should neither be able to fight nor fly; and therefore thought it better to dislodge...   [tags: pilgrims, religious, hardships]
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Short and Long Term Regulation of “Leptin” Through Feeding - One of a substance that product by the fat cell in our body is called Leptin, if we have more fat cells, we are able to produce more leptin, and it plays a key role in regulating energy intake and expenditure, including appetite, hunger, metabolism, and behavior. When the levels of Leptin are high, animals act as if they have plenty of nutrition, they will eat less and become more active, and increase the activity of their immune system. On the other hand, the levels of Leptin are low; animals will eat more, and rest more because they have to conserve energy that affords to devote energy to their immune system....   [tags: starving, appetite, motivation] 676 words
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Obesity, A True Issue in the United States - How many of us can say we have truly been hungry. Not the “my stomach is growling” type of hunger that is our body reminding us it is time to input fuel, but the all encompassing painful kind resulting from days of not having anything considered a meal. The kind of hunger that is so much of a constant ache in your gut that you wouldn’t really know what it means to NOT be hungry. I am willing to wager few, if any of you can answer yes. The simple answer to that question is that obesity has doubled since 1980 (WHO)....   [tags: anxiety, depression, physiology, appetite]
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Nightmare- a 10 year old Quarter Horse Gelding - Case study #1: Nightmare a 10 year old Quarter Horse gelding HISTORY AND PRESENTATION: Nightmare presented for evaluation of his poor appetite and poor manure production. He has been uninterested in food for three days or more prior to his arrival. He has been treated in the field 2 days or more prior. He was referred for suspected gastric ulcers or mild colic. There was no improvement in appetite despite Banamine, nasogastric intubation with mineral oil and water, and anti-ulcer medication. He had not defecated for 24 hours....   [tags: Poor Appetite, Poor Manure Production]
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What´s Prader-Willi Syndrome? - ... The most common cause is the deletion of the part of chromosome 15 that is inherited from the father, occurring in 70% of cases. In 25% of cases uniparental disomy (UPD) occurs and two copies of the chromosome are received from the father and none from the mother. 5% of patients diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome have an ‘imprinting mutation’. This is a form of translocation and means that the sequences of the genes on chromosome 15 are altered. Prader-Willi Syndrome has two distinct stages....   [tags: mutation, irregular appetite] 729 words
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Marijuana and Prohibition - Abraham Lincoln, one of our country’s greatest leaders once said, “Prohibition ... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes ... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” The prohibition of marijuana goes hand and hand with this quote. Marijuana prohibition acts enforced by the government have legally banned the usage of marijuana in the country, but over the years the prohibition of marijuana has become a crime of itself....   [tags: control appetite, crime, legislation, america]
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Diet Pills - Science and technology have revolutionized the lifestyle of man. The modern man is submerged by a world of hectic life. Everything is done very fast due to time constrain which unconsciously affected our health and fitness. On top of that, excessive workloads have reduced our time for exercises and health maintenance. Besides all these modern life’s things, millions of Americans claim that winter is the most common season for people to gain weight as the cold weather discourages outside exercise (Richards 2008)....   [tags: Health, Appetite Control] 1013 words
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Iago, Man’s Animal Appetites, and the Great Chain of Being in Shakespeare’s Othello - In Shakespeare’s Othello he is the grand architect, the puppeteer even, who manipulates the players and the action— but above all he is one of fiction’s favorite and most perplexing sinners: Iago. In a script we are given essentially nothing but words, but words can be a very revealing judge of character. Thus through Iago’s language, which is ripe with profanity, sensuality and above all animal imagery, Shakespeare has left us clues about the nature of the enigma that is one of his most striking villains....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello, ] 1370 words
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The Effect of Water and Glucose Solution During Moderate Intensity Exercise on Post-Exercise Apetite - ... The blood lactate determined by capillary blood sample by using portable blood lactate analyzer. This help to find the potential mechanism behind differences among two experimental trials. Heart rate (HR) was measured by a heart rate monitor. Rating of perceived exertion (RPE) was estimated using the 6- to 20- point Borg scale. Rating of abdominal discomfort (RAD) was assessed on a 10-point scale, where 1 was “completely comfortable” and 10 was “very comfortable”. Rating of perceived thirst (RPT) was assessed on a 10-point scale, where 1 was “not thirsty” and 10 was “very thirsty”....   [tags: sources of energy]
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Obesity: What Exactly Is Making People Fat? - Growing up, I struggled with being overweight, even though I was active. As a young boy growing up on a farm somewhere in Northwest Missouri, I worked very hard doing chores the normal urbanized American would not do. My father would have me do chores every day, yet I was still overweight. Reflecting back to what what could have made me that way; many ideas began to appear in my head, so my research on nutrition began. There were many things that were argued to cause childhood obesity, however the most logical and sensible outcome that came from my research was that environmental, political, cultural, and other such factors were not to blame for my obese childhood, but nutrition was....   [tags: overweight, nutrition, apetite]
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Plato’s Theories on the Immortal Soul - Plato was a famous Greek philosopher, dating back almost two and a half millennia. He was one of the first philosophers to question a systematic approach to creating the perfect society, requiring knowledge of human nature and the flaws it contains. He also was the first to experiment in democracy. Plato was a firm believer in the immortal soul. He theorized that the soul was divided into three parts: appetite, spirit, and reason. Reason, being the most important, should rule over the other two....   [tags: Greek Philosopher, Soul, Tripartite Theory]
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Plato's Concept of the Soul - Plato’s famous theory of “The Concept of the soul” can be found within his book The Republic. Here Plato responds to the Sophists on why one should live morally. At the time Sophists were men who used Philosophy for profit they did this by inventing moral loopholes to get people out of obligations. Or excuse peoples of wrong doings or immoral behavior. They questioned Plato by asking, ”Why should one ought to be moral when morality is apparently a social device for maintaining order”. He responds by saying, Morality is a direct cause of happiness, ones happiness directly responds to ones moral behavior....   [tags: philosophical theories] 900 words
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Plato's Happiest Way of Life - Plato's Happiest Way of Life A just life in a just society would be the happiest possible way to live for Plato. Justice is defined as a balanced and well-integrated specialization of functions both within the scope of society and the individual. The just society classifies its members on the basis of individual differences in intellectual and physical abilities and is therefore warranted. The way to achieve a happy life is only half satisfied with the presence of a just society. Other than living in a just society, the harmony between the parts within an individual's mind or soul is as important....   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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Nursing Paper Case Study - Data Assessment Most of the information given in this scenario would be considered pertinent information. First, the patient complains of fatigue, loss of appetite, and pain of unknown origin under his ribcage. The patient’s complain of abdominal pain is especially important because this is why the patient is admitted to the emergency department. Secondly, the physician has ordered several tests. The nurse should know why the tests are ordered for the patient. This information is important because the nurse needs to explain the procedure to the patient and prepare the patient for the test....   [tags: Health Care]
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Self Control and Moderation - ... Since being virtuous requires excellence along with a whole lot of moderation within each act, the self-control person comes close in acting as a moderate person, yet the fact that it does not come from the heart, makes him stuck at the level of self-control, enabling him to reach the true virtuous characteristics; however that does not mean that it is impossible, in only requires some more practice. Aristotle claims that, "the self-controlled one knows that his appetites are bad, but does not follow them because of what reason tells him" (1145b12)....   [tags: difference, Aristotle, virtuous character] 1371 words
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Misery and the American Dream in The Great Gatsby - "No— Gatsby turned out all right in the end. It is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men." When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote these words in The Great Gatsby in 1925, he perfectly described the human struggle of the time. This was, by no means, accidental--for Fitzgerald wrote meticulously and very rarely did he leave a line unrevised. No— Fitzgerald knew what he was doing; he was, in two sentences, criticizing American society like no one else had....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays] 1888 words
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The Pain and Suffering of "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare - When Orsino sends Viola-Cesario to woo Olivia in his name, he does not think any more of it. When Viola-Cesario goes to woo Olivia for her master Orsino, she starts to woo her using the first person, referring to ‘me’ and ‘I’, under Olivia’s request. She continues using the first person throughout this wooing, where she tells of Olivia’s beauty and her person through her perspective instead of Orsino’s. This wooing becomes vital to the plot and the theme of love throughout the play, because this wooing causes Olivia to fall in love with Viola-Cesario instead of the Duke Orsino....   [tags: orsino, cesario, violia, olivia]
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Physical Alterations and Nursing Health Promotion of Depression - Introduction Stars such as Sean Connery, and Betty White make aging look graceful and elegant; furthermore they have the advantage to use money to maintain themselves and their health. The media tends to fuel the stigma of when you age if you are not aging to the golden standard of the society then you are dysfunctional or senile; King & Caine (as cited in Ell, 2006) illustrated this as they explain may older clients are inclined not to report their symptoms of depression, because they view this as a flaw or weakness in themselves....   [tags: Nursing ]
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What is the Meaning of Freedom? - Freedom is often spoken of in what can be referred to as a loose sense of the word. One country has more freedom than another; a twenty-one year old has more freedom than a fifteen year old. What exactly does this word mean. For different people it may mean different things, but there has to be an equilibrium that can be reached in order to determine the meaning of freedom itself. In one form, freedom can mean that a person has "exemption from an obligation."* If only the root (free) is looked at, it can be interpreted that one is "not under the control or power of another."* However often the latter definition is used, it is also disagreed with, and for good reason: there is always a rule...   [tags: What Does Freedom Mean?] 373 words
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Anti-Obesity Effects of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids - Anti-obesity effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids Introduction In recent years, obesity has become a significant health problem in industrialized countries such as the United States. Obesity is strongly associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure. The World Health Organization has defined obesity as one of the top ten global health problems. High-fat diets containing large amounts of saturated fat and low amounts of unsaturated fat, may directly increase the prevalence of obesity (Li, 2008)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Free College Essays - Lusting After Ladies at the A&P - Does lust lead to hardship and emptiness. In this paper (do you mean "this paper" or "John Updike's 'A&P'?) Sammy has a sexual appetite that causes him problems. His worship of a woman's (careful with placement of possessive apostrophe) body causes him to misplace his values and center only on one value. This value is his lustful pleasure he gets when he sees three girls in their skimpy swimsuits. The pleasure he receives outweighs the consequence of emptiness he finally feels after he defends those girls and they do not respond to his pleasurable feelings....   [tags: A&P Essays] 1362 words
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Insatiable Desires in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Insatiable Desires in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Contemporary United States natives are known for their consumptive attitudes, which mainly stem from the constant American hustle and bustle for more money, bigger houses, and faster cars. Americans are known for yearning, needing, sometimes even demanding whatever their vast appetites desire. This American concept of prosperity can be found rooted in a popular classic American story written over one hundred and fifty years ago by Washington Irving....   [tags: Legend Sleepy Hollow Essays]
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Stress Induced Eating - Stress Induced Eating Constantly in daily life stress appears. Living in a very fast paced environment where everything is needed or wanted in an instant. Between having a family, going to school, and working a job or jobs there are many things in life that can cause a person to be stressed. In a world where you have to multitask constantly to keep up, stress is a given. With all of that our body has to deal with on a regular basis, overwhelming stress is not a good thing to have. Now people deal with stress in many different way, but most of us like to eat when we are stressed, regardless of what we are stressed about....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorders]
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Given New Alternative Methods, is Medication for ADHD Completely Necessary? - ... According to WebMD, less severe, common side effects of Strattera include dry mouth, delay when starting to pass urine, incomplete or infrequent bowel movements, drowsiness, inducing of a relaxed easy state, chronic trouble sleeping, low energy, temporary redness of face and neck, loss of appetite, head pain, feel like throwing up, throwing up, and stomach cramps. WedMD also lists common more severe side effects such as inability to have an erection, painful periods, and cannot empty bladder; infrequent less severe side effects including, but not limited to blurred vision, indigestion, rash, and weight loss; and infrequent severe side effects including, but not limited to depression, diz...   [tags: behavioral conditions]
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Plato’s Theory of The Soul in The Republic - Plato’s Republic introduces a multitude of important and interesting concepts, of topics ranging from music, to gender equality, to political regime. For this reason, many philosophers and scholars still look back to The Republic in spite of its age. Yet one part that stands out in particular is Plato’s discussion of the soul in the fourth book of the Republic. Not only is this section interesting, but it was also extremely important for all proceeding moral philosophy, as Plato’s definition has been used ever since as a standard since then....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Plato, Republic]
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Happiness as the Ultimate End of Human Action - I believe there are two types of people in this world: Those who are happy. And those who genuinely believe that after purchasing a new luxury car they can “Be Happy.”. While the latter may find their new addition quite valuable, the former finds their self-fulfillment through a process of more sharpened quality. Those who choose to obtain the “good life” through the acquisition of goods and services are said to be misled regarding the true meaning of happiness. This false interpretation of self-satisfaction is what many of us strive for today....   [tags: greek, aristolele ]
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Food's Connection Individual and Cultural Identity - Sleep, sex, and food are the three most important aspect of a human life. Each of them represents resting, reproducing, and surviving – essential elements that form the foundation of human culture and society. The status of these elements always represents the social stature and cultural ideology, of the desire or dislike of people. Some standards are universal, while some are uniquely formed through generations of different cultural traditions. Food in this case might be the most simple and yet the hardest ideology of desire for anthropologists to catch....   [tags: Sociology Food Culture]
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Aristotle, Temperance, Pleasure, and Pain - Aristotle, Temperance, Pleasure, and Pain(1) ABSTRACT: Aristotle argues that temperance is the mean concerned with pleasure and pain (NE 1107b5-9 and 1117b25-27). Most commentators focus on the moderation of pleasures and hardly discuss how this virtue relates to pain. In what follows, I consider the place of pain in Aristotle’s discussion of temperance and resolve contradictory interpretations by turning to the following question: is temperance ever properly painful. In part one, I examine the textual evidence and conclude that Aristotle would answer no to our question....   [tags: Philosophy Research Papers]
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Analysis of Plato´s Republic - Republic, perhaps Plato’s most famous work focusing on justice and its values, is also home to Socrates’ unique ideas and the challenges that he faces throughout his dialogues with other philosophers. Nevertheless, justice is not the only topic that Plato examines in his work. In the Republic, a simple discussion of the justice and the different characteristics of cities, escalates into a discussion about the souls of individuals. Socrates starts out by offering an agreement to the fact that since cities are made of individuals, their characteristics can also be found in individuals....   [tags: justice, value, soul, individual, logic] 984 words
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Analysis of Plato's The Republic - An Analysis of The Republic The Republic is an examination of the "Good Life"; the harmony reached by applying pure reason and justice. The ideas and arguments of Plato center on the social settings of an ideal republic - those that lead each person to the most perfect possible life for him. Socrates was Plato's early mentor in real life. As a tribute to his teacher, Plato uses Socrates in several of his works and dialogues. Socrates moderates the discussion throughout, as Plato's mouthpiece....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays] 2022 words
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Justice in Plato´s The Republic - In book four of Plato's “The Republic” Socrates defines justice in the individual as analogous to justice in the state. I will explain Socrates' definition of justice in the individual, and then show that Socrates cannot certify that his definition of justice is correct, without asking further questions about justice. I will argue that if we act according to this definition of justice, then we do not know when we are acting just. Since neither the meaning of justice, nor the meaning of good judgement, is contained in the definition, then one can act unjustly while obeying to the definition of justice....   [tags: Plato's The Republic]
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Democracy in Plato's the Republic - Democracy in the Republic In Plato's Republic democracy made a controversial issue in a critique by Socrates. The theory of the soul accounts for the controversy as it states that the soul is divided into three parts: the rational, the spirited, and the appetite which are ranked respectively. The idea of the soul's three parts and the soul being ruled by a dominant part is used as the basis for identifying justice and virtue. However, the theory of the soul is not only used to identify justice and virtue, but also used to show that the virtue within a city reflects that of its inhabitants....   [tags: essays research papers] 1270 words
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Long and Short Term Effects of Ecstasy - The NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE defines the drug Ecstasy (MDMA) as a synthetic, psychoactive drug that is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. The drugs clinical name is MDMA (3, 4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Psychoactive drugs are considered mind-altering drugs and ecstasy’s chemical structure is similar to other synthetic drugs that are known to cause brain damage. (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2009) Although Ecstasy was not made illegal until 1985, most research indicates its original intended use was that of an appetite suppressant, which was developed in 1912 by the German pharmaceutical company Merck....   [tags: Drugs]
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Treatise on Happiness by St. Thomas Aquinas - In the history of the western world, few men have made a greater impact on humanity’s learning that Thomas of Aquino. Having written dozens of different publications, including his famous Summa Theologiæ, on subjects varying from the angels to philosophy; from law to theology, Thomas has secured himself a permanent place in academic history. Although never writing directly on the subject, Thomas also influenced the field of ethics, especially through his “Treatise on Happiness,” which are found within his Summa....   [tags: Treatise on Happiness]
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Integrative Case Study in Respiratory Diseases - A 25 year-old male reports a life-long history of upper respiratory tract infections which occur about twice a year. Three weeks ago, he came down with the “flu,” with coughing of yellowish-green and difficult to expectorate sputum, fever and chills, shortness of breath, and slight chest pain. He saw a biomedical physician who diagnosed acute asthmatic bronchitis and prescribed a course of Amoxicillin for 10 days and a metered dose Albuterol inhaler, 2 puffs every 4 hours for a week. He stopped taking the inhaler after 4 days because he seemed to be getting palpitations, nervousness, and sleeplessness from taking it; besides, he was no longer short of breath....   [tags: bronchitis, external cough, internal cough]
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Legalizing the Use of Medicinal Marijuana - Marijuana is a very controversial topic because of its high use as a recreational drug. However many people do not know that there are some positives to this drug. Studies show that at least 50 percent of people do not know the health risks and benefits of this drug (Shortsleeve Cassie). Legalizing the use of Medicinal Marijuana would impact people with terminal illness, those who suffer from chronic illness, as well as those who experience intense pain from injuries without the negative side effects of traditional painkillers....   [tags: terminal patients, pain killer, ]
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Emotional Eating and Seasonal Affective Disorder - Emotional Eating and Seasonal Affective Disorder Emotional eating and seasonal affective disorder are two different things. Emotional eating is characterized by a sudden feeling of hunger, craving for specific foods, mindless eating and there is no feeling of satisfaction even if you’re already full. This is usually triggered by certain emotions that can be only satisfied by eating a certain food. On the other hand, seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a recurrent depression that is usually experienced during winter....   [tags: symptoms and therapy] 737 words
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Lack of Sleep Linked to Obesity - The amount of people suffering from obesity has exploded in recent years. According to the textbook, A Wellness Way of Life, “Thirty-four and three fourths percent of American adults are obese. In 1960-62 the percentage was thirteen percent” (A Wellness Way of Life, pg. 264). The obesity problem is not isolated to the United States alone, but has become a worldwide health issue of epidemic proportions. Many factors, such as diet and physical activity, contribute to obesity. However, scientists have recently found a surprising link between obesity and lack of sleep....   [tags: Health, Lifestyle]
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Justice According To Plato - Society is constantly searching for the true concept of justice. Rather, in theory society is constantly searching for the true concept of justice. In reality justice is often times simply a word applied to broken concepts that those in power use to more effectively control those they are in charge of. This word is perhaps one of the most ill used in any language partially because humanity has not yet fully grasped what justice really means on a universal level. Many who have gone before us thought perhaps they had pinpointed the meaning though it seems that as time passes the view on justice changes to suit the times....   [tags: Philosophy] 1811 words
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“A Truly Just City?” - In the book “The Republic,” by Plato, Socrates constructs a utopia of a pure aristocracy to channel his visions of what he constitutes to be a just city. Socrates’ ideal of justice, is of a virtue that can be developed out of reason and knowledge, and when tuned correctly can be the justified way of governing a city. Fundamentally, the rulers are driven by specific appetites and virtues, that develop a cycle of ruling between the stages of aristocracy, timocracy, oligarchy, democracy and eventually a tyranny....   [tags: The Republic, Plato, Socrates]
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Legalizing Medical Marijuana - Medical marijuana has more advantages than it does disadvantages. The reason I have chose to support medical marijuana is for one reason. My reason is because people have fear of abuse if it is legalized but in reality people are abusing it as I write this paper. A lot of states haven't legalized marijuana because it is classified as no medical use. If no medical use is found why would some states legalize it. Marijuana affects the lungs and can cause long term lung damage. Although marijuana can affect your lungs it can benefit someone way more than it can hurt them....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs] 2019 words
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Comparsion of Realism and Idealism in Niccolo Machiavelli´s The Prince and Socrates´ Plato´s Republic - ... Finally, these chosen individuals, who know the difference between what really is and what only seems to be, are best appropriately to rule because they are guaranteed to make appropriate decisions concerning the well-being of the republic. Plato assures that when a person is ruled by reason and has an even balance with the emotional and appetitive parts of the soul, he will achieve a condition of moral goodness. When the moral goodness exists in the person, there also exists courage, wisdom, temperance, and justice: the four cardinal virtues Socrates mentions....   [tags: ruling, success, fortuna, free-will, morals] 1099 words
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End of Life Nutritional Assessment - End of Life Nutritional Assessment Most patients and families are aware that without fluids, death will occur quickly. Current literature suggests that fluids should not be routinely administered to dying patients, nor automatically withheld from them. Instead the decision should be based upon careful, individual assessment. Consideration of the following when the choice to initiate and continue hydration is evaluated:  Is the patient's well-being enhanced by the overall effect of hydration....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 375 words
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Regulation of Food Intake in Obese People: Little Evidence for an Antiobesity Drug - Regulation of Food Intake in Obese People WHAT IS OBESITY. The most common eating disorder in our society is excessive eating which includes craving and compulsive eating which can quite often result in obesity (http://www.nutramed.com/zeno/addictive.htm#exorphins). Obesity is a body condition where a person's body mass index is greater than 30. Other diseases that can accompany or follow obesity include diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Also, obese people are at a greater risk of certain kinds of cancer like breast, colon, and uterine cancer....   [tags: Health Obesity Research Papers]
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The Effectiveness of Natural and Non-medicinal Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Obesity - Introduction: Picture a boy. Top of his class with above a 4.0 GPA, member of three sport teams, holds an officer position in nearly every organization in his high school, thriving with confidence, and smiles all around. He’s a “perfect” example of a well-rounded student. Yet on the inside, he’s beginning to waste away. His body is becoming weak, his mind is becoming slower, and his demeanor is in a drastic downfall. He’s no longer able to keep up with his race times in cross-country. He’s passing out during track practice and vomiting during volleyball....   [tags: Health, Medical Treatment]
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