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Are big corporations making mega-bucks at our kid’s health expense?

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Healthy Berries are Good Food for Health

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Food Mythbusters” is trying to take advertisements for unhealthy foods off our TVs and out of our schools.  Our kids are being systematically targeted by these corporations to increase their profits. The result is 1/3 of our children are getting diabetes, cancer and other food related illnesses. They are being drugged with sugar and fat to increase their addiction to these foods and increase the profits of these corporations. They are spending mega bucks on TV ads and school programs to get close to our kids. They are also targeting our government through lobbing to reduce laws against what they are doing. The link above has an important video YOU MUST SEE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR ARE ADDICTED TO FAST FOOD! The life you save today may be your children’s and yourself.

How well do diabetics hear?

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English: Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2...

English: Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2000 (per 1000 inhabitants). World average was 28.23‰. no data less than 7.5 7.5-15 15-22.5 22.5-30 30-37.5 37.5-45 45-52.5 52.5-60 60-67.5 67.5-75 75-82.5 more than 82.5 Note: I interpreted France in the data as including the overseas departments of Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana as they are integral parts of France. China includes the SARs of Hong Kong and Macao. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are diabetic have your hearing checked often. A new study shows diabetics are twice as likely to have hearing loss as non diabetics. Diabetes is a horrible disease that affects so many Americans but we can fight it and even reverse it with diet and exercise.

The 100 Million Diabetic Problem in America!

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes, introduced by the International Diabetes Federation with the aim of giving diabetes a common identity, supporting existing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and placing the diabetes epidemic firmly in the public spotlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neal Bernard, clinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), spoke at TEDxFremont conference recently. This horrible disease puts us at risk of amputations, heart disease and blindness. What is worse, Neal says, is that we are exporting this disease overseas. The truth is diabetes has never gotten better! With all our medicines and medical procedures it continues to grow and claim more American lives. He says glucose is needed in each of our muscle cells but to get in, it needs a key! If the lock is blocked, the key won’t work. What is blocking these locks? It’s FAT! That is what diabetes is, the lack of the cell’s ability to get glucose because the locks governing it are blocked by fat. Dr Bernard speaks of one participant in a study he did that changed his diet from fatty foods to fruits, vegetables, carbs, etc but no meat or oils. Soon this person’s diabetes disappeared! His erectile dysfunction disappeared as well. Can it be that simple? YES YES YES Change your diet and live a healthy life. Watch this 18 minute video by Dr Bernard and understand how to defeat the killer we call diabetes! Another fact is Americans eat more than 1 million animals per hour! No wonder we have a diabetes epidemic. Diabetes is reversible, if you have it please watch these 18 minutes.

Low Fat Diets and Type 1 Diabetes

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), says Harvard Medical School Joslin Diabetes Center found that patients suffering from type 1 diabetes have higher blood sugar levels after digesting a high fat meal. We typically think of diabetes and lowering carbohydrates but we should also control fat. Low fat vegan diets have helped type 2 diabetes patients and now may also help type 1 diabetes.

How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes, introduced by the International Diabetes Federation with the aim of giving diabetes a common identity, supporting existing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and placing the diabetes epidemic firmly in the public spotlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answers says that exercise and diet can prevent type 2 diabetes. Yesterday I wrote on how important exercise and diet is to health. Here is more information showing positive results on staying healthy and avoiding diabetes. We are not forced to have poor health, it is our choice. Everyday we make decisions on exercise, diet, thinking, etc that affects our cells and can affect our health. Change who you are and start living a healthier lifestyle. This use to be an adult disease but now more and more kids are getting it. As a nation we are making poor decisions about our health.

One Chronic Illness Can Lead to Others

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Dr. Ian Wood discusses the epigenetic role in chronic diseases. He gives as an example that a diabetic is much more prone to cardiovascular disease than a non diabetic. Checking the blood of both groups shows that the diabetics have larger blood cells than the non diabetics. This therefore can’t be a genetic cause but must be acquired after diabetes is present. He says epigenetic marks are a code or language that they are beginning to understand. They are beginning to understand different letters that make up words that are a message to the cell. This is complex and will take a while to understand fully. Unfortunately he sees the result being the development of more drugs instead of understanding the environmental changes that caused the epigenetic triggers in the first place. If we understood that we could help a person change their diet and lifestyle without drugs.

Scientists say Diabetes lies in the Intersection between the Environment and the Gene

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The Health Living Magazine talks about diabetes as being caused by epigenetics but also triggering other epigenetic actions. Diabetes is a complex disease but it now appears it is related to our environment (diet, thought and beliefs). Epigenetics is far too complicated for us to totally understand or appreciate but some combination of epigenetic triggers can cause diabetes. Once the disease takes hold, it then triggers others epigenetic actions. Scientists believe that the key to this disease and others is in the intersection between the environment and the genes.

Study of 200,000 people analyzing factors that influence Diabetes

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The Wall Street Journal reports on a study that has taken place since 1995 with 200,000 people. They evaluated the risks of diet, BMI, exercise, smoking and several other factors on how likely you were to develop diabetes. No one in the beginning of the study had heart disease, cancer or diabetes. During the study about 10% of the men and 8% of the women developed diabetes. BMI was found to have the most significant influence on contracting the disease. Of course, BMI is a factor of diet.

Diabetes Can Be Cured!

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Diabetes is a serious disease in this country. Our pancreas makes insulin which is a hormone that connects to each cells wall and allows the sugar to be admitted into the cell to be used as energy. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the lining of our pancreas is eaten away by our own immune system and prevents the manufacturing of insulin. Type 2 is when our pancreas is stimulated to keep making insulin because of the large amounts of sugar in our system. Eventually the cell tires of the insulin enabling sugars to be absorbed and shuts it down. We become so used to the insulin we ignore it. This is similar to drugs that require larger and larger doses to get the job done. Dr. Dean Ornish, MD in his book, The Spectrum, says diabetes is costing us 12% of the federal healthcare spending or about $80 billion. He also states that diabetes is totally preventable and if you have it you can reverse it. He provides a diet that moves you from a high fat meat diet to a vegetarian one. You can move a little and see major results. His book also talks about exercise and meditation. Remember diet, exercise and meditation or three major items that has a positive effect on your epigenetics. Change your epigenetics and live a happier and healthier life.