Skip to comments.The Men Who Made Us Fat ''Episode 1-3''
Posted on 01/25/2014 7:15:40 PM PST by restornu
Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese. In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now.
Peretti travels to America to investigate the story of high-fructose corn syrup. The sweetener was championed in the US in the 1970s by Richard Nixon's agriculture secretary Earl Butz to make use of the excess corn grown by farmers. Cheaper and sweeter than sugar, it soon found its way into almost all processed foods and soft drinks. HFCS is not only sweeter than sugar, it also interferes with leptin, the hormone that controls appetite, so once you start eating or drinking it, you don't know when to stop.
Endocrinologist Robert Lustig was one of the first to recognise the dangers of HFCS but his findings were discredited at the time. Meanwhile a US Congress report blamed fat, not sugar, for the disturbing rise in cardio-vascular disease and the food industry responded with ranges of 'low fat', 'heart healthy' products in which the fat was removed - but the substitute was yet more sugar.
Meanwhile, in 1970s Britain, food manufacturers used advertising campaigns to promote the idea of snacking between meals. Outside the home, fast food chains offered clean, bright premises with tempting burgers cooked and served with a very un-British zeal and efficiency. Twenty years after the arrival of McDonalds, the number of fast food outlets in Britain had quadrupled
1- The Men Who Made Us Fat ''Episode 1/3''
2- The Men Who Made Us Fat ''Episode 2/3''
3- The Men Who Made Us Fat ''Episode 3/3''
4- GMO Food It's Worse Than We Thought - Dr. Russell Blaylock
Good Science has learn our God given food has the ability to turn on or off good and bad things in our bodies.
GMO Food It's Worse Than We Thought
Over the last decade, as genetically modified, or GMO, foods have increasingly taken over our food supply, we've been learning more about their dangers to our health.
Now, one courageous doctor is pointing to mounting evidence that leaves no doubt GMO foods are even worse than we were told.
As this respected doctor points out in a riveting new presentation, no long-term human studies have ever supported GMO safety. Shockingly, the World Health Organization only requires a mere 90 days of testing to claim that GMOs are safe. Well, no one dies from smoking cigarettes within 90 days of starting to smoke, either!
Yet while lifetime studies still have not been done on humans, scientists have done these studies on animals and what they found is stunning. Lab mice fed just a 33 percent GMO diet begin developing aggressive cancers (particularly breast cancer), liver failure, and kidney failure.
Shockingly, 50 percent of the males and 70 percent of the female animals on the GMO diet succumbed to early death at an age equivalent to 40 to 50 human years.
While more people have begun to fight back against GMOs, the big GMO companies spend millions of dollars to defeat laws that would require GMO labeling. Quite simply, these big companies know that GMO crops are cheaper to grow, and therefore more profitable.
In the meantime, many health experts now warn us to take the only positive action available to protect our health avoiding GMOs as much as humanly possible. But considering the fact that GMOs are hidden in over 30,000 food products, that is not an easy task.
Fortunately, one courageous doctor has stepped up to the plate. Dr. Russell Blaylock, one of America's leading medical researchers and nutritionists, has created a special free video presentation that explains the hidden health hazards of GMOs. Dr. Blaylock will show you how to protect your family from GMOs and their dangers aisle by aisle at the grocery store.
Dr. Blaylock's new video presentation exposes how GMO ingredients and other harmful additives are hidden on labels under safe-sounding names. In fact, you'll see some of the actual labels and find out what to watch for.
And those stickers pasted onto fruits and vegetables? Using real examples, you'll learn a simple way to tell the difference between GMO produce that may also be packed with harmful pesticides and herbicides, and produce that is safe and natural.
Cracking the GMO Code
Travis Davis, health publisher at Newsmax, previewed Dr. Blaylock's presentation for our readers and reports: "GMOs enter your body through thousands of packaged and canned food products, through fresh produce, and through the meat, chicken, and fish you eat. The expert help Dr. Blaylock offers in this video reveals everything you need to know to avoid GMOs at the grocery store as well as restaurants."
Since the introduction of GMO foods, many cancers and other diseases have skyrocketed in humans. Can this really be a coincidence? Please use the information available in this online educational presentation, Cracking the GMO Code to help protect your own health and the health of your family.
Renowned former neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., left conventional medicine after decades of practice to concentrate on nutrition and disease prevention. He is the author of several health books and medical editor of The Blaylock Wellness Report.
Editor's Note: This video blows the lid off the GMO controversy and exposes little-known dangers. Plus, you'll see exactly how to avoid GMOs in their many hidden forms, in grocery stores and in restaurants. © 2013 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.
People make themselves fat.
The 3 videos are a British study
I agree some people do make themselves fat but this not always the case.
You got that right. And the story lost all claims to truthfulness when it got to the part about all the wonderful, clean, bright fast food joints in England in the 70s. I guess they mean the awful Little Chef roadside places and scummy Wimpy Bars.
I’m not fat, but I am going to have to stop having so many intimate dinners for two.... with just me showing up.
You lost me what dose that have to do with sabotaging our foods?
No I'm pretty sure they were placing the blame on McDonald's. It's so funny, just like guns magically pulling their own triggers, fast food restaurants force people to gorge themselves (and between meals at that)!
GeronL - are you a paid toady of the food industry?
I just think people are responsible for their own choices and not blame others. I didn’t get fat because Ronald McDonald or Oscar Mayer or Doctor Pepper tied me down and force fed me their products.
If the food industry wants to pay me, they can FReepmail me an offer.
Don’t be so quick to know it all... it is more than this it is what is in our food that is killing us and the removal of certain important nutrition that gives signals to the brain.
Like lectin which the brain tells one they had enough...
Well if that is missing in our food it is not a good thing!
Today our food is used as weapon against the people, just like they did to our government, privacy, now our health to make us fat and sassy easier to conqueror..
This really has more to do about health than the being Fat.
even skinny person has hidden fat around the heart.
When everything from pickles to pepsi contains HFC no one has to force feed you to get fat. The HFCs do the job without you even knowing it. Just check the ingredients on almost any jar, package or container and one of the first items will be High Fructose Corn Syrup.
I can't possibly know it all, if I did I would be God!, I simply commented on a portion of the story, so you know what, take a chill pill. Sorry if I stepped on one of your boogey monsters toes.
Sorry for the misspell word lectin should be leptin that is what I heard off the video lectin it is leptin
It is amazing to post something that has good information in it and our media has so condition us with certain buzz word to give of knee jerk reaction and never go beyond that it is all shut down and the nation remains clueless as to what is happening to their nation, their wallet and our health.
Same with Isolate Soy and oils which are negative for our bodies and Saturated fats were our friend to have good brain to use to vote with common sense!
Many aren’t even aware that HFCS lacks leptin therefore the brain is never satisfied enough to tell folks when to stop!
Leptin and the Genetic Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup
written by: Jason C. Chavisedited by: Paul Arnoldupdated: 6/17/2010
Science is beginning to discover that high fructose corn syrup may have negative effects on the human protein leptin. Too much HFCS can lead to a condition known as leptin resistance, which prevents the human brain from properly controlling hunger. Leptin resistance is associated with weight gain.
High fructose corn syrup is one of the primary sweeteners used in modern foods. Since 1967, utilization of the sugar alternative increased dramatically in a variety of products, most notably soft drinks such as soda and fruit juices. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that Americans in the early 21st century consume an average of 132 calories of the product per day. A 2004 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition identified a consumption level of over 300 calories in 20 percent of the population.
High fructose corn syrup is a product of cornstarch, combining high levels of glucose and up to 90 percent fructose. The National Center for Biotechnology Information showed in a 1981 report that a high level of fructose raises both blood sugar and insulin in humans. Both of these factors play important roles in the regulation of hunger.
You didn’t step on any thing but the media conditioning of our nation to react to certain buzz word and miss the whole point...
Sorry you think knowledge is a boogey monsters or all about fat it is so much more...
Our country was taken over systematically by skilled Hegelian dialectics
if one dares warn their neighbor they neighbor will jump down those who try to help...
For someone like me, who has diabetes, HFC is like poison. It’s one reason I have gone to mostly organic food. None of it contains HFC.
Obama’s new executive order will save us all
Thanks for posting. I admit that I find much of the debate regarding GMOs, soy, corn syrup, etc. to be a bit histrionic; however, it is a topic I’ve been trying to watch more closely lately and with a bit less of, as you say, a “knee jerk” reaction than I may have had in the past.
I have learn so much with my health issues and what is going on most have been so program to shut down any voice that is contrary.
God not contrary he is the ultimate chemist and what others have done with our tax dollars as they were learning in school was how to use this knowledge against us years ago we had principle and this kind of behavior would not be tolerated from the opposition.
There are choke holds on so many areas of our minds it seems impossible when you wake up to warn others.
I hope some will take a second look and not think of gluttony when they see the word fat!
This is one of my favorites educators
if they have left our foods alone we would not have all these health issues.
First a 3 mins video
Big Fat Lies
Fats And Oils
Sally Fallon-The Three Offenders of the Modern Diet
I prefer the Weston A Price http://www.westonaprice.org/
But Paleo is not too bad it has a lot of good points
I changed the family diet over a decade ago to “real” food after long research. I make everything possible from scratch. Cakes are much tastier. ;) Eating real food, we eat less because we are better nourished. We are in great health, no meds though we are middle-aged. I grow the majority of the veggie part and can it myself. We buy locally-raised meats, dairy and eggs.
It is a choice. The family does not mind, especially when I start making strawberry jam in the summer. Food tastes like it did when I was a kid, good. There is a very large group of conservative women doing the same thing for their families, too. Those that can, share info on blogs.
Thanks for sharing it really does make a difference.
I love YouTube it really is a lot of fun watching others share how to make Bone Broth and fermented foods which is nature’s natural probiotic to build up and maintain the gut flora and a healthy immune system so when these hard hitting virus come around one is able shake them off quicker or avoid the altogether.
We are now learning that our God given foods maintain the switches to our health to help maintain those that need to be on and to keep those off like Cancer through a good mother nature diet.
When I want Carbs....I eat good FATS....With diabetic leanings in my family....carbs, real or not, are bad for me.
“Maybe, just once, someone will call me ‘Sir’ without adding, ‘You’re making a scene.’ “
- Homer Simpson.
You are right today grains are not what we had years ago.
You see? If you believe these professional guessers you will tear yourself apart with their conflicting advice.
Live life with joy, and partake all that this world has to give.
Some folks live till their teens, and others last into their 100's. The difference has little rhyme or reason, so live everyday as if it's your last.
Dad lived into his 90's as a smoker and alcoholic. His best advice was, "Don't sweat the small stuff."
The idea that England was a hot bed of good, cheap fast food joints in the 1970s. Since I went to school there, on a budget, I can tell you this is an outright lie. And there were no McD’s at the time - if there were, they were few and far between. Sadly, the Lyons and ABC “coffee shops” were in long decline by the time I got there. If this is offpoint to you, so be it. I’m just a fan of truthiness in small and large details.
I’m not a health freak although I enjoying reading the posts from health freaks. Not that I think you are one. And as a good conservative, I believe that I can make my own decisions about what I eat and what restaurants I go to. As another freeper said, McD’s doesn’t jump up and stick a hamburger in one’s mouth.
You know, sometimes these places offered delicious food! I used to walk around London looking for these kinds of places. The fish & chips often had this blue or purple sign that you could see in the distance. The chips were outstanding. I came too late for them to be wrapped in newspaper (unfortunately) - they were wrapped in greaseproof paper. Then I learned to dump the malt vinegar on it...wow! In fact, outside of Italian or Indian restaurants in Soho, these were the best places to get a good meal.
My point was industrial foods factories vs basic farming.
Every thing in moderation and trying to limit the industrial foods in our diet and more of mother nature foods as the main course of our diet to maintain good health.
I hope you enjoy “Fathead” it counter balance “Super Size me”.
The scare about GMO foods is at the same level of stupidity and ignorance as global warming and the ozone hole.
Thanks I’ll take a look. I still think that mass-scale food production has been a gift to the world. That is why the global governments want to destroy it. They want to control the food supply. That way, they control the world. And I speak as a foodie.
I am a meat eater I will always be a meat eater but I want to have a choice to eat grass feed or pasture raised on farmland like the Lord indented.
If they want sell this Industrialized food to feed the world that is their business but I want a choice to eat from my local famer foods that are good for the region as a steady diet.
Nothing wrong with treats from other areas but it should not be our main stable. It has been known that the right amount of nutrition and minerals are in each region soil for a purpose.
Monsanto and others like it should not have a monopoly to all the land on this earth!
These Globalist are over stepping in sharing this planet!
That is funny I am thinking the opposite you do realize that not only the Republicans like Nixon and Bush as well as both Clinton and Obama administration supports these GMO and CAFO foods.
We'll have to watch how this all plays out but for me to be on the safe side I prefer home grown when available.
You don't say CodeToad...
I think you should know that most freepers do not support Republicans like Nixon or Bush willy-nilly like Democrats support their corrupt masters. That should be a given here.
And you do realize that most people cannot either afford or have access to “home grown” food? As someone who for years haunted the Union Square market - one of the best in America - I began to find the prices outrageous - although not necessarily marked up. So, no fresh-killed, organic chickens for me. And fuhgeddabout a fresh-killed duck or turkey during the holidays. I couldn’t even afford chicken feet for chicken soup it began to get so expensive. The only thing that was affordable in the end was the endless round of apples, apples, apples...
I find that most people who want to try and blame others for obesity are themselves fat.
It seems some people out themselves, how indifferent they are to their fellowman... don't expect to fine Agape love in their heart!
It is not about over eating etc.
My dear did you even watch the documentary it is really not about the buzz word "FAT" that the media have condition America to knee jerk react to... shut down the conversation and the nation is no wiser about our health going to hell in a hand cart!
It is about the designs of men who infiltrated our nation in our government, military, and our farmlands etc
Earl Butts, Ansel Keys etc
Even those with means are making plans to escape NYCYou don't think it is headed that way..
Also I fine if you go way way uptown the food is cheaper I was near upper west side W 73rd but than the Clintons have caused the rents to go up in Harlem and some of those areas
Being on the world's Health Care merry go around is like domino's, big Pharma and the Chemical co control every thing call that food, yes it is tasty and some addicting, and in the end we are nothing but "cash cows" for the Big Pharma... and all ones life savings is suck up in the termination homes where you spend the rest of your days sedated...
Oh, PLEASE. It has nothing to do with indifference or "fine agape love.". It has to do with the truth.
Look, I agree that high fructose corn syrup is very unhealthy stuff. That's why I avoid bringing it into the house. It's true that HCFS is found in a lot of products, but it's easy to inform yourself by reading the label. Then you can make another choice, if that's what you want to do.
The woman at 3:14 said you have to be really determined and strong to keep from eating a whole bag of junk food once you start. I assume the point is that HFCS causes cravings that are hard to deal with. This may or may not be so, but if you don't bring that bag of junk into the house in the first place, there's no temptation at all.
Sorry, but it is IS about personal choice. No one can make another person fat.
Oh why do you nip pic this picture is bigger than some low information voter.
There are times I have watch things and the information the writer was focus on was not what I pick up on..
At least the conversation got started, please watch Fathead it is the opposition to Super Size me I think you might fine it amusing...
What does this even mean...?
Just more noise from you about GMO. The same level of junk “science” is shown for glowbull warming, too. “Studies!”, “Reports!”, “Relationships!”, “Maybe!”, “Headlines”! Oh, no!
“I find that most people who want to try and blame others for obesity are themselves fat.”
Exactly. They are childish people that think they can get something from nothing; that weight can be gained without weight eaten.
How much do you weight?