Big Sugar took on the World Health Organization, or maybe it was the other way around!
Researchers and other health experts claim to have found the root cause of the global obesity pandemic and there is a mounting stack of evidence that points directly to the elements of our Western diet as the culprit.
At the heart of our Western diet are...sugar and processed foods. A large part of the problem is the quantity we eat and it's effects on our bodies.
Great news! We've found the problem!
But then, why are we getting fatter?
Our western diet, once consisting largely of lentils, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains - which has been replaced with sweetened and processed food and animal source-protein – is responsible for the obesity pandemic!
Why are even our children getting fat?
Partially, because sugar is addictive!
We cannot get enough! It's just as addictive as Heroin or Cocaine.
Because of it...
We're getting sicker!
We all know that we're eating too much of the wrong things and not getting
enough exercise! But alarmingly, this trend during the last 30-40 years, has correlated with the rise in
Our Health Care System is overburdened!
Consequently, the care for those with chronic diseases is causing an exponential drain on our health care system (I’m a nurse, remember?)
So, if researchers and health care experts have proven the source of the problem, AND OUR GOVERNMENT agencies KNOW WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES.. why is public policy (aka the FDA) not demanding a shift in our food supply?
Our government demanded changes of the tobacco and alcohol industries!
Fact is...it all comes down to (you guessed it)…..money.
I don't know much, but I do know that the obesity pandemic poses a serious threat to our health, our productivity, our national security, and to future generations. These threats actually encompass the entire world - because much of the world has adopted the Western diet (much to their misfortune).
And, according to what I've read and studied, BIG Sugar and BIG Food are at the root.
But, sadly, nothing is being done.
Nothing is being done to expose the impact on the world's health or to address the consequences of addictive properties - which, of course, the industry LOVES!
Nothing is being done to expose BIG Sugar's contribution to our world's obesity pandemic!
So, BIG Sugar keeps getting bigger!
And, they have the financial resources and the political clout to protect themselves from the threat of regulation.
If the WHO and other organizations - who advocate for and educate the public - have been silenced in the wake of mounting evidence, is there any hope?
Oh...and the FDA’s role in all this? Take a look at the financial interests of stakeholders in the food industry!
As we watch the world’s health deteriorating; getting fatter and sicker with associated chronic illnesses, and as our health care system flounders under the pressure of the costs associated with those chronic illnesses (for which there is no cure), we stand by helplessly. What's it going to take to turn this around?
According to experts...
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by Robin D. George
Sep 07, 16 05:04 PM
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Nov 13, 15 10:45 AM
How does sugar overload in our diet affect the body?