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
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