When we think of burger and fries, we think of fat, weight gain or adding to our risk for heart disease but who would think that if we add a Tim Horton’s double, double or that Dunkin’s it is putting us at risk for diabetes? A new Canadian study shows:
Our very own Ontario researcher Marie-Soleil Beaudoin discovered
- a healthy person’s blood sugar levels spike after eating a high-fat meal.
- the spike doubles after having both a fatty meal and caffeinated coffee – levels similar to those of people at risk for diabetes.
- the results tell us that saturated fat interferes with the body’s ability to clear sugars from the blood and, when combined with caffeinated coffee, the impact can be even worse
- Beaudoin said, “Having sugar remain in our blood for long periods is unhealthy because it can take a toll on our body’s organs.”
The study from the Ontario university was published Friday in the Journal of Nutrition. Read the full story at:
Blood sugar levels are not a major concern for everyone, but they should be of moderate concern to the general population considering the rising trend of diabetes.
The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition
Right now, more than two million Canadians are living with diabetes. However, the study suggests that new diabetes cases in the next 10 years will occur in younger age groups when compared to previous years. This, coupled with improved treatments for diabetes, means more Canadians will be living with diabetes than ever before.
I got digging into Harvard University website and dug into some statistics on the United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Dairy Products 2009 Summary April 2010. I was in awe how many billions of pounds of dairy is consumed!! The keyword here is “billions” of pounds. Wow! Is anyone’s colon moving in America? Oh right, there is an obesity issue isn’t there? No wonder there is so much chronic illness and disease with the hormone and antibiotics that most of this dairy is loaded with.
I am lactose intolerant so I don’t consume dairy because when I do I suffer a lot. I think there are a lot of people are the same but instead of avoiding dairy they resort to medications for diarrhea, stomach problems or over the counter stomach remedies instead of addressing diet and avoiding the causing factor.
I think the saying, “you are what you eat” is as true as “you are what you breathe, wear, absorb and what you think.” If you plug your colon with cheese and other foods like white flour products and fast foods like McDonald’s, it is going to quit functioning properly.
Here is some statistics from Harvard:
Total cheese production, excluding cottage cheeses, was 10.1 billion pounds, 2.0 percent above 2008 production. Wisconsin was the leading State with 26.0 percent of the production.
Italian varieties, with 4.18 billion pounds were 1.4 percent above 2008 production and accounted for 41.4 percent of total cheese in 2009. Mozzarella accounted for 78.2 percent of the Italian production followed by Provolone with 8.3 percent and Ricotta with 5.9 percent. Wisconsin was the leading State in Italian cheese production with 29.5 percent of the production.
American type cheese production was 4.20 billion pounds, 2.3 percent above 2008 and accounted for 41.6 percent of total cheese in 2009. Wisconsin was the leading State in American type cheese production with 20.2 percent of the production.
Butter production in the United States during 2009 totaled 1.57 billion pounds, 4.3 percent below 2008. California was the leading State in butter production and accounted for 33.1 percent of the production.
Dry milk powders: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)
Nonfat dry milk, human — 1.51 billion pounds, down 0.7 percent.
Skim milk powders — 222 million pounds, down 40.6 percent.
Whey products: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)
Dry whey, total — 1.00 billion pounds, down 7.5 percent.
Lactose, human and animal — 723 million pounds, down 3.1 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total — 415 million pounds, down 6.3 percent.
Frozen products: (2009 U.S. production, comparisons with 2008)
Ice cream, Regular (total) — 920 million gallons, down 1.1 percent.
Ice cream, Lowfat (total) — 381 million gallons, down 0.6 percent.
Sherbet (total) — 53.1 million gallons, down 8.0 percent.
Frozen Yogurt (total) — 74.4 million gallons, down 5.3 percent.
That’s a lot of dairy! With most of it being dessert or treats, it is also high in sugar as well aspartame, food coloring, chemicals, preservatives, msg and additives. There is also antibiotics and steroids that the cattle are getting and the pesticides they are and they could be eating genetically modified food. It contributes to heart disease, obesity and diabetes as well. It is a chaotic chain of harmful chemicals in our food chain. We need pure, natural, organic food!
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
October 20, 2010
The FDA asked manufacturers to add new warnings to labeling of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, a class of drugs primarily used to treat men with prostate cancer. The warnings would alert patients and their health care professionals to the potential risk of heart disease and diabetes in men treated with these medications. In May, the FDA said that a preliminary and ongoing analysis found that patients receiving GnRH agonists were at a small increased risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and sudden death. The new labels will include updates in the Warnings and Precautions section about these potential risks.
Who really reads these warnings anyways? Don’t we trust our doctor and pharmacist to do that? I asked the doctor about the side effects but he didn’t warn me about the dangerous side of Lupron. Read my story:
Providing more proof of Aspartame causing harm to humans. From Dr Mercola.
Aspartame can be found in thousands of products such as:
However, aspartame’s tainted history of approval and
potentially toxic ingredients cast serious doubt on the safety of this sugar substitute. Furthermore, aspartame may actually increase your appetite (Farber 52).
While the FDA approval may signal the green light for safe
consumption, 85 percent of all complaints registered with the FDA are for adverse reactions to aspartame, including five reported deaths. A closer look at the unscientific studies, suspicious approval methods, and its harmful ingredients, reveal the hidden dangers of this artificial sweetener. In reality, aspartame poses a public health threat.
Cancer (Brain Cancer)
The reason many people do not hear about serious reactions to aspartame is twofold:
1) Lack of awareness by the general population. Aspartame-caused diseases are not reported in the newspapers like plane crashes. This is because these incidents occur one at a time in thousands of different locations across the United States.
2) Most people do not associate their symptoms with the long-term use of aspartame. For the people who have killed a significant percentage of their brain cells and thereby caused a chronic illness, there is no way that they would normally associate such an illness with aspartame consumption.
How aspartame was approved is a lesson in how chemical and pharmaceutical companies can manipulate government agencies such as the FDA, “bribe” organizations such as the American Dietetic Association, and flood the scientific community with flawed and fraudulent industry-sponsored studies funded by the makers of aspartame.
In 1992, the FDA approved aspartame for use in:
- malt beverages
- breakfast cereals
- refrigerated puddings and fillings.
In 1993 the FDA approved aspartame for use in:
- hard and soft candies
- non-alcoholic favored beverages
- tea beverages
- fruit juices and concentrates
- baked goods and baking mixes
- frostings, toppings and fillings for baked goods.
In 1991, the FDA banned the importation of stevia. The powder of this leaf has been used for hundreds of years as an alternative sweetener. It is used widely in Japan with no adverse effects. Scientists involved in reviewing stevia have declared it to be safe for human consumption–something that has been well known in many parts of the world where it is not banned. Some people believe that stevia was banned to keep the product from taking hold in the United States and cutting into sales of aspartame.
What is the U.S. Congress doing to protect the consumer from the dangers of aspartame?
This is a few of the highlights from his article, get
the whole story here: