Monday, November 19, 2012

Diabetes, Obesity and Sugar

There has been a lot information in the news, online and books about the hazards of eating sugar.
The newspapers are saying that there is an epidemic of diabetes that will be out of control very soon.

Mark Hyman newest article: http://drhyman.com/blog/2012/05/03/sugar-babies-how-to-stop-the-genocide-of-our-children/?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=drhyman+newsletter+issue+%2372&utm_content=Get+the+story

Gary Taubes (author of the 2011 best-seller Why We Get Fat) has just published an article in Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/sugar-industry-lies-campaign. 
He along with Cristin Kearns Couzens (a dental health administrator) wrote about the sugar industry's duplicity.
In fact, a growing body of research suggests that sugar and its nearly chemically identical cousin, HFCS, may very well cause diseases that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year, and that these chronic conditions would be far less prevalent if we significantly dialed back our consumption of added sugars. Robert Lustig, a leading authority on pediatric obesity at the University of California-San Francisco made this case last February in the prestigious journal Nature. In an article titled "The Toxic Truth About Sugar," Lustig and two colleagues observed that sucrose and HFCS are addictive in much the same way as cigarettes and alcohol, and that over consumption of them is driving worldwide epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes (the type associated with obesity). Sugar-related diseases are costing Americans around $150 billion a year, the authors estimated, so federal health officials need to step up and consider regulating the stuff. He also has a Youtube video "Sugar: Bitter Truth"

So you ask what can you eat and feed your loved ones. There are many good books to help you. Some that were an eye opener for me was Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, Elaine Gottshall's Breaking the Viscous Cycle, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride Gut and Psychology Syndrome also known as the GAPS diet. These are good guide books to help heal and teach us a better way of eating.

We have to stop and think what we are feeding our children and grandchildren. We are not being kind or generous when we give them pop and candy. They should have fresh fruit, vegetables, good fats and treats that are healthier for you from a very young age. Stop buying and eating the prepackaged food.

I advocate no sugar, no wheat and no dairy after weaning. We are the only mammals that drink the milk from another mammal.http://www.notmilk.com/ There are so many good choices and a lot of good cook books to guide us.
Healthy life.


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