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Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 09:58:18 in UK

“What a disgusting view of those less fortunate than yourself, no worries though, everyone for themselves and all that lovely jive you types spew out these days.”

dmull15424 on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:01:19

“But it is a real and practical point of view, I cannot see why we the tax payer should spend fortunes on these people, so if they inject themselves, despite the warnings, and they die, its cheaper for the tax payer!! Unfortunately I do agree with him, because I am sick at the way addicts get treated.”
Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 09:56:39 in UK

“it's not what is missing from their lives.. it's the lives and system they are born into... these people are victims and need help, not being branded criminals and filth. Greed and capitalism ain't going to solve this any time soon, cost of living keeps going up, wages and workers' rights keep going down (comparatively)”
Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Krokodil Victims Describe Flesh-Eating Drug's Horrifying Effects (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 09:53:18 in UK

“very convenient because that means there is no evidence left behind of his intervention... he just happens to help those who are already doing the work themselves... poor starving Africans, they just need to try harder and he'll help them right?”

MarsAmbassador on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:41:23

“Exactly!”
Blake Shelton, Westboro Baptists' Latest Target, Is The Opposite Of Scared [UPDATE]

Blake Shelton, Westboro Baptists' Latest Target, Is The Opposite Of Scared [UPDATE]

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 08:36:49 in Religion

“I see what you are saying... I just think it's fairly obvious that whilst a lot of mythology/religious scripture may have been influenced by early "critical" thinking (although observational/thought-out, based on assumptions and mysticism), they are not a representation of modern day critical thinking as you seem to be claiming. 

I am a spiritual person in the sense that I can see the wonder and awe of nature, consciousness and find immense beauty in what we appear to have discovered thus far, if indeed it is accurate... once you get into the realms of basically just fabricating answers from superstitions, as religious scripture seems to do in spades, how can you claim this is the same as modern day critical thinking/reasoning. Perhaps it was classed as critical thinking thousands of years ago, when we didn't know any better.

I'm not claiming that science has all the answers, science doesn't claim that... I'd rather just say "we don't know" than make up anything that seems to fit our wishful thinking as consciously-aware beings.

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"recognizing the truth of how vastly superior God is than our ability to comprehend"
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truth? You claim truth without any evidence... religious scriptures written by men thousands of years ago do not suffice I'm afraid. Wishful thinking, fear of death, the want of an explanation among-st other reasons these came about. They were interesting attempts at understanding nature before we had any real understanding of it at all.”
Blake Shelton, Westboro Baptists' Latest Target, Is The Opposite Of Scared [UPDATE]

Blake Shelton, Westboro Baptists' Latest Target, Is The Opposite Of Scared [UPDATE]

Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 08:13:50 in Religion

“because this is the result of not teaching people to critically think or expect evidence/reasoning.

Yes, you can argue your more "modern-day" religion is the "trrrruuuueeee" religion.... but in line with the sentiment of their books and the horrible indoctrination of our society, these fundamentalists are the true representation of faith-based thinking. I am glad many people have distanced themselves from it, but it is what it is.”

rogersgalaxie on Sep 28, 2013 at 16:26:55

“Actually, your assumptions are wrong. Critical thinking was and is at the heart of true religion. Knowing there is more to life than just what were can hear, see, touch. Ancient religions are Very strongly based on both critical thinking and evidence/reasoning but take in a much broader level of conscience, recognizing the truth of how vastly superior God is than our ability to comprehend. This is why all the great religions have at their root, the concept of worship through action toward nature and fellow man. Read, Hindi, Buddhist, Jewish/Christian/Muslim literature and you will find a common thread. Modern day Religious fundamentalism has very little foundation in any of these great works and do not represent real faith based thinking.”
Tony Abbott: Top Ten Quotes From Australia's New Prime Minister

Tony Abbott: Top Ten Quotes From Australia's New Prime Minister

Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 08:38:00 in UK

“Great addition! He should fit right in with the rest of the out-of-touch-completely-oblivious-to-reality politicians!”
US Embassy Protests: Thousands Of Yemenis Storm Sana'a Compound Over YouTube Film (PICTURES)

US Embassy Protests: Thousands Of Yemenis Storm Sana'a Compound Over YouTube Film (PICTURES)

Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 07:24:19 in UK

“ah religion and what is does to peoples minds... funny yet horrific at the same time”
Coconut Oil Treated With Enzymes May Prevent Tooth Decay

Coconut Oil Treated With Enzymes May Prevent Tooth Decay

Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 15:56:22 in Healthy Living

“there is no evidence that saturated fat, or indeed the saturated fats in coconut oil specifically too have any negative effect on diabetes or heart problems. On the contrary saturated fats are the best for heart health int he respect that they are extremely stable under high heats and so do not oxidize/cause inflammation. The oils you want to avoid for heart health are all the refined poly-unsaturated oils such as sunflower/canola (seed/vegetable oils).

Coconut oil / other saturated fats have a whole host of health benefits and whilst the mainstream is very slowly warming up to them I recommend you take a look at some of the ancestral health / paleo research +/or blogs. :)”
Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Joke Aimed At Female Audience Member At Laugh Factory

Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Joke Aimed At Female Audience Member At Laugh Factory

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 09:34:38 in Comedy

“he was not funny (I do not know any of his other material either)... but that's not to say the heckler was right in her disgust at a rape joke... awful things have to be the subject of comedy, if you don't like it don't put yourself in a situation where you are likely to hear that kind of comedy.”
Internet Trolls Up Their Harassment Game With 'Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian'

Internet Trolls Up Their Harassment Game With 'Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian'

Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 10:59:42 in UK Lifestyle

“Okay, perhaps swindling is too strong a word... I actually didn't think she had either even if it comes across that I did.

Still doesn't negate the fact that they are crying over image manipulation.. plenty of people have been put into games/videos/photos (special effects/photoshop) and "beat-up" or humiliated...

It shouldn't be something worth "censoring" or so abhorrent as people here are making out. Lets censor everything and be PC about everything.. what a stale society that would be.

And no Angie.. I'm not 15 as evidenced by the fact that I have a working brain that can recognize this for what it is and not cry over it. Has she been harmed? No, her public-image perhaps very slightly; guess what, that happens to people who actively want to be in the public's eye and she should deal with it.”
Richard Dawkins Clashes With Giles Fraser On Radio 4 Over Atheist Poll (AUDIO)

Richard Dawkins Clashes With Giles Fraser On Radio 4 Over Atheist Poll (AUDIO)

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 13:53:25 in UK

“It really doesn't matter whether or not he knows the full sub-title of a book... we don't claim these books as holy/inspired by the almighty... they're just books, sometimes with great knowledge or learning in them. Big frikkin deal seriously”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 07:34:54 in Healthy Living

“Most of the "paleo-sphere" does acknowledge that calories matter... quantity definitely matters but quality influences this greatly. Hormone imbalances and gut health should be restored by high quality foods... the paleo framework is just that, a framework. The "safe-starches" panel was an absolute joke at AHS... I agree”

I-US on Aug 28, 2012 at 14:02:49

“Yes, and I can respect the paleo emphasis on whole foods. I think they're wrong about whole (not refined) grains and legumes, but some of that seems reflective of the (oftentimes undue) emphasis on carb counting. It's a shame that the "safe starches" panel ended up being, as you say "an absolute joke."”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 07:32:37 in Healthy Living

“Whilst I get where you are coming from... I think you are mistaken saying "americans are eating too much, lets address that"... the problem is with gut-health and hormones... these are directly affected by food quality... forget high carb, low carb, low sugar, high sugar.. doesn't matter... eat high quality foods and repair gut health/hormone imbalances are my stances.”

I-US on Aug 28, 2012 at 13:32:50

“I agree that people need to eat whole foods. My earlier point was just that there are people who are simply overeating. If we don't address that, we won't know the true numbers of people who suffer from other conditions that prevent them from losing weight.”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 06:59:54 in Healthy Living

“we should also consider the fact that many of these studies place no emphasis on quality... sometimes treating artificial trans-fats as "SAFA"”

Margaretrc on Aug 29, 2012 at 08:54:02

“Exactly, @petros_constantopoulos! Sat fat gets blamed for a lot OD trans fat ills.”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 06:57:58 in Healthy Living

“yes I have to agree.. he is one that I wish would drop the low-carb thing... at least for a period.. he "tried safe-starches" not long ago but I'm not sure how it went/how he tested it or how long for but I suspect it wasn't long.

That guy believes in creationist Christian views if I remember correctly... can't really expect much there.”

I-US on Aug 28, 2012 at 07:18:39

“He has become so invested in it all that I fear he is hurting himself because he doesn't know how to simply say "this isn't working for me, and I need to try something else." It's sad.”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 06:54:43 in Healthy Living

“of course it is a "starvation response"... no one was arguing that... what I'm arguing is the difference between ketogenic insulin resistance and typical metabolic derangement insulin resistance. I am of no doubt that if you keep on a ketogenic diet for extended periods (especially if you are training) that it will be detrimental in the long term. I myself eat much higher carb on workout days and moderate carb on rest days (though my point was I will occasionally have a few days of very low carb just by accident and so possibly tap into the ketogenic state).”

Margaretrc on Sep 16, 2012 at 08:44:37

“Actually, that's not so. People can and do train on a ketogenic diet and there are many (including whole cultures, like Maasai men) who remain in ketosis for life. And the Maasai are very fit and active.”

I-US on Aug 28, 2012 at 09:11:52

“There are a couple posters here who refuse to acknowledge that these states are designed to mimic starvation responses in the body, which is strange.
Yes, daily variations in the diet, I would imagine are fairly common, especially for people who exercise. And our bodies raise glucose levels as they fall during the night, too.”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 06:45:26 in Healthy Living

“just because a food has not been a major component of a species diet does not mean it is a harmful one... many novel foods have enabled species to thrive in times of other foods' scarcity...

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/saturated-fat-and-insulin-sensitivity.html

I'm very weary of blanket statements about saturated fat and even more so when it comes to epidemiological studies being cited as evidence. It seems many of the "clinical" studies (poorly designed) are often cited as evidence for saturated fat being bad or implicated in insulin sensitivity issues tend to show no detrimental in the actual trial papers.

What I think is happening is people using epidemiological data/bad studies (or even studies that disprove their own point but ignoring the actual data) and also people viewing temporary ketogenic dieting in studies as being insulin resistance. It simply isn't the same.”

I-US on Aug 28, 2012 at 09:05:36

“I definitely agree that recent foods from an evolutionary perspective are fine. It's the recent increased consumption of industrial foods that seems to be the problem.
Epidemiology has real value in nutritional science. One first has to observe an association before designing a RCT, which has distinct ethical considerations that differ from observational studies.
A temporary ketogenic diet may have real therapeutic value for some people, but at present, I don't believe everybody needs treatment rather than lifestyle changes. We know, for instance, people consume far too many, high-calorie sugary drinks. Eliminating those from the diet would no doubt lead to weight loss for many.”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 20:20:57 in Healthy Living

“some people doing intermittent fasting and/or carb+calorie cycling may do it spontaneously... I am sure I do from time to time though I do not plan to”

I-US on Aug 27, 2012 at 23:36:19

“Well, ketosis is a starvation response (I know that term is not accepted in the low-carb community, but scientists studying ketogenic diets and their histories who aren't a part of the low-carb community characterize ketogenic diets as diets that mimic starvation responses), so IF fits that. And ultimately, that is about calorie deficit. Days of eating on a ketogenic diet, which is often a low-calorie diet followed by a day (sometimes two) of IF is a low-calorie diet.”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 15:58:01 in Healthy Living

“I wouldn't call someone who is cyclically or periodically in ketosis/VLC "experimenting on oneself"...”

I-US on Aug 27, 2012 at 16:50:32

“What's the purpose of doing it otherwise?”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 08:51:07 in Healthy Living

“India also has one of the highest vegetarian populations in the world right? Could it be that a lack of good quality proteins is to blame for being "skinny-fat".... it could... I very much doubt its the increased starch intake but a lack of muscle-preserving protein. Just one thought.”
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Eat Starch, Lose Weight

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 08:45:29 in Healthy Living

“these kinds of studies that link "fat" and "systemic insulin resistance" are often epidemiological in nature (completely useless and often do not even take into account any confounding factors)

not to mention that a "high fat" diet such as a ketogenic diet will induce insulin resistance by it's very nature but this is the bodies way of protecting glucose to save it for the brain/muscles and is by no means a bad thing. I'm not convinced being in a ketogenic state 24/7/365 is the optimum state to be in but the insulin resistance that comes along with ketosis is not the same as insulin resistance caused by extensive metabolic damage.”

I-US on Aug 27, 2012 at 15:30:46

“Insulin resistance is insulin resistance, and the resistance itself is a sign of decreased metabolic health. There are real therapeutic reasons for using ketogenic diets--treating epilepsy, for instance--but often even then, they are not used permanently and are closely monitored by a doctor. Outside of those instances, we are talking about people experimenting on themselves.”
Are You a Skinny Fat Person? 10 Steps to Cure the Skinny Fat Syndrome

Are You a Skinny Fat Person? 10 Steps to Cure the Skinny Fat Syndrome

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 08:38:38 in Healthy Living

“he has wrote many articles and made many videos public for free... no-one is forcing you to buy a book but yes, people write books on particular subjects from time to time. Junk science? This article is about a very common situation these days, how is it junk science? Oh... because you don't like the recommendations (which btw if you notice often involve no products pushed by these kinds of people... its lifestyle/whole foods. Some very cheap supplements such as vitamin d which have been proven to be near essential in today's society and which could be from any company not him)”