Last edited by otzi; 08-31-2012 at 08:29 AM.
I slept with it again last night. No worries, no freezer burn. I sit with it for a few hours while I surf around here while DH watches TV and mafia war, so it has already started to melt down by the time I go to bed. It is still pretty darn cold though by morning. I just now remembered to put it back in the freezer and it was very cold. I was surprised.
The mitochondria in a eukaryotic cell utilize fuels to produce energy (in the form of ATP). This process involves storing energy as a proton gradient, also known as the proton motive force (PMF), across the mitochondrial inner membrane. This energy is used to synthesise ATP when the protons flow across the membrane (down their concentration gradient) through the ATP synthase enzyme; this is known as chemiosmosis.
In warm-blooded animals, body heat is maintained by signaling the mitochondria to allow protons to run back along the gradient without producing ATP. This can occur since an alternative return route for the protons exists through an uncoupling protein in the inner membrane. This protein, known as uncoupling protein 1 (thermogenin), facilitates the return of the protons after they have been actively pumped out of the mitochondria by the electron transport chain. This alternative route for protons uncouples oxidative phosphorylation and the energy in the PMF is instead released as heat.
To some degree, all cells of endotherms give off heat, especially when body temperature is below a regulatory threshold. However, brown adipose tissue is highly specialized for this non-shivering thermogenesis. First, each cell has a higher number of mitochondria compared to more typical cells. Second, these mitochondria have a higher-than-normal concentration of thermogenin in the inner membrane.
It was believed that after infants grow up, most of the mitochondria (which are responsible for the brown color) in brown adipose tissue disappear, and the tissue becomes similar in function and appearance to white fat. However, more recent research has shown that brown fat is related not to white fat, but to skeletal muscle. Brown fat also contains more capillaries than white fat, since it has a greater need for oxygen than most tissues.
Just all so fascinating. My weight loss for August was slow. Around 3 lbs. I just took some measurements, and a few places have gone down. Like an inch off my thigh, .5 around chest, etc. I added back in some elliptical w/tabata couple times a week, and a little ST, probably very little compared to others but I am getting back in the swing of it. And then this past week I added my ice back in a couple of nights.
I also have not had red meat this week. My calories were up a bit this week on some days. I say a bit, it was actually substantial, like 300 - 500. I increased fat grams a day or two. And while I lost 3 lbs for the whole month, after a little gain, I actually lost 4lbs in 4 days this week with these changes.
So I wish I could change just one thing at a time, but I always seem to do many things and can't pinpoint any one thing. uggh. But I am still happy. I was afraid that August was going to be a bust for me. The first month in 8 months will no foward progress so I am glad to pull a 3 out of it.
Okay, so why is it... I have been noticing that after I remove an ice pack from my back, shoulder blade area, that even though the skin is cool to the touch, (actually I dont think it is cool to the touch anymore) that just sitting here I have a warm sensation in that area (shoulder blade area). I am sitting here with the ceiling fan on and slightly chilled elsewhere, but in that area it feels like I have a heating pad on. I figure it has something to do with over stimulation of some sort, but it feels pretty good. Like a great big warm & fuzzy.
I have a pinched nerve in my back. Would a cold water shower help it?
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not a shower for certain.
A full immersion could help reduce inflammation and speed recovery of an acute pinch.. a chronic pinch no
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