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Joelle Driver
Posted about 1 year ago
Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/sugar-industry-lies-campaign Read this, it's long and very informative. It states that the FDA and USDA said that there was little to no connection between diabetes and sugar/ carbs. My mother fell into this trap and when her sugars shot on on the high carb diet, they said she could eat as many carbs as she wants, they called her a liar.
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Joelle Driver
Posted about 1 year ago
Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?
The USDA, the FDA and the sugar industry have lied to people about how harmful sugar is, effectively killing Americans. It's a long article, but reveals the hidden evidence within the health industry and the powerful manipulation by the sugar companies. Read, share, repeat! http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/former-dentist-sugar-industry-lies
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Joelle Driver
Posted about 1 year ago
Should the USDA admit that its dietary guidelines are flawed.
All I know if I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes at 18 and my doctor said I probably had it for years. I wasn't too active, was physically and mentally abused as a child, on top of having a "food pyramid" diet and my mom was a sugar pusher is it any wonder I became diabetic? Something changed in the last 100 years, stores featured local and seasonal produce without refined ingredients, but now everything is made for connivence, chalked up with corn, corn, corn. As a child I didn't have a choice and denial, depression and anger have made my slow realization to change a difficult journey. According to a 2010 court case against the FDA, the plaintiff, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, were told "a) there is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food b) there is no generalized right to bodily and physical health". This is the most terrifying revelation about the American government to date. Corporations have no loyalty to the American people, it's all about profit to them. Not only do dietary guidelines need to change, but we need a food revolution. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/let-americans-choose-their-own-food-products-private-entities-whenever-and-wherever-they-choose/q74Pqw8s
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Joelle Driver
Posted about 1 year ago
Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?
Graham Baldeck I said if they went over 2000 calories, not went over by 2000 calories. Everybody is different and many factors are in play; genetics, what kind of food you eat, weather, your hormones. Also, if you don't believe the evidence I posted for you then that is fine. I'm actually a diabetic and when I eat carbs my sugars shoot up so I don't eat them. I eat proteins, vegetables, fruits and the occasional high fiber carbohydrate and guess what, I lost weight, with only a small amount of exercise. Do I count calories? No. I eat what makes my body feel good and carbohydrates make my body feel like crap. This works for me, it may not work for you, but Attia is trying to find the actual cause of diabetes and other illnesses related to insulin and questioning the system in place, which isn't working. Because if the food pyramid and calorie counting worked, America would be the healthiest country in the world. My mother was told to eat white bread, white pasta, white, white, white carbohydrates, by her doctor, in the 80s to help treat her diabetes, this shot her glucose to the moon and the doctors told her she was a liar when she said she followed their diet. There are slow burning carbohydrates, like oatmeal, but the enriched products we have on American shelves are processed junk. And just to tell you, my mother became a bitter woman against the medical system and ate what she wanted, carbohydrates mostly, and now can't walk, can't see, her kidneys are failing and she is denying she has congestive heart failure. So, don't tell me what I say is "propaganda" when it worked for me and I've see first hand what the "food pyramid" diet does to a persons body. It kills you. BTW here is your research for you: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/former-dentist-sugar-industry-lies
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Joelle Driver
Posted about 1 year ago
Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?
Yes, sometimes a persons metabolism can cause no weight gain even if they go beyond the 2000 calories recommended. Everyone is built differently and when a food industry is shoving sugar and carbohydrates, another sugar, into everything of course it's going to effect our health. I suggest you read "Good Calories, Bad calories", watch "Fat Head", "Food Inc." and "Farmageddon" to gain a clear perspective into the food Americans eat, where it comes from and how it needs to change to promote better health. I'm a diabetic, my mom is a diabetic, my aunt is a diabetic, my great grandmother was a diabetic in her 80s, all of us we were all raised in the 50s good pyramid and, in my opinion, that is what is killing Americans.