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Is Your Diabetes Curable or Just Treatable?

Can Your Diabetes be Cured or Just Treated?

Diabetes can be the worst scourge to ever hit mankind. It’s complications have magnified in the last 30 years or so and have set more souls up for shortened lives, than any other disorder, as this disorder is the gateway to future drug use and continued treatments, ultimately until death. The death is always premature. The grain industry and the pharmaceutical industry has made certain of this with a passion seldom matched by even our greatest artists, athletes and musicians, they are inflicting their will upon an unsuspecting public.

The desire of these industries to dominate our food supply and our pharmaceutical supply is ginormous. Their motivation has pushed them to force as many farmers as they can to grow their GMO seed, simply to sell more of their Roundup Herbicide. You know how dangerous that is by now. You should know that 1.3 million tons of it has been sprayed on your food or on feed for feed lots that goes directly into your meat. It’s this desire that has made carbs more glycemic today than they’ve ever been in history. This is what’s driving the diabetes pandemic today.              Get the book now!

The whole premise behind these posts is to prove that the only way you can prevent these horrendous diseases, is to stop the glycation that is responsible for them and the only way you can stop the glycation is to stop feeding it. It’s really a simple solution, just not an easy one because of the addiction factor. However, YOU and only YOU have control over this and it all depends on what YOU put in you mouth when you eat.

I’ll admit that that can be hard when you have a whole industry trying to get you to eat more of what it is that glycates. This is because they are connected to another industry that feeds off of the unsuspected that buy into this ruse, all those whom the glycation affects, the public.                                    Get the whole story!

With over 123,250 studies and reports available when I searched for diabetes and carbs on PubMed, it appears that this has been known for some time. There are studies on diabetes and carbohydrates dating from 1946. How could it have taken this long to put these pieces together?

The good news here, is that there is a cure for diabetes. Thank you Dr Davis for pointing it out for us. If you’re tired of treating your diabetes and poking yourself all the time, all one has to do to cure it or avoid it in the first place, is to not eat the food that is responsible for creating it and that is the starchy carbohydrates.

From PMC and PubMed,

Evidence of your carb intake and Diabetes

The only way out of this dilemma is to curb the carb usage completely. The following reports detail how carb ingestion leads directly to type2 diabetes, which ultimately leads to every modern disorder or disease;

The first one I looked at was from 1952; This study was so old, they still called glucose dextrose;

This was a difficult study to read and it only showed 8 diabetic patients. It didn’t mention which type they were either. It basically showed that an increase in carbohydrate consumption led to added glycogen and far stored in the body, clearly showing the link between carbs and fat. This study is older than I. Why have I not heard anything about it? Where were the warnings? Where they too afraid of upsetting an industry, so safeguard the public’s health?

This again is evidence that carbs and diabetes were being researched in 1945, as this report is from May,1945.

This is PubMed’s explanation of carbohydrates and how the glycemic index works. It helps to know how diabetics are thinking and how they need to keep track of the glucose levels in their blood.

  • Issues in Nutrition:Carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates include sugars, starches, and dietary fibers. Resistant starches resemble fiber in their behavior in the intestinal tract, and may have positive effects on blood glucose levels and the gut microbiome. Fibers are classified as soluble and insoluble, but most fiber-containing foods contain a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been shown to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Many artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes are available. Most natural sources of sweeteners also are energy sources. Many artificial sweeteners contain no kilocalories in the amounts typically used. Sugar alcohols may have a laxative effect when consumed in large amounts. Glycemic index and glycemic load are measurements that help quantify serum glucose response after ingestion of particular foods. These measurements may be affected by the combination of foods consumed in a given meal, and the glycemic index may vary among individuals eating the same meal. Eating foods with a low glycemic index may help prevent development of type 2 diabetes. There is no definitive evidence to recommend low-carbohydrate diets over low-fat diets for long-term weight loss; they are equally effective.

They stop short of say that if you don’t eat carbs you can avoid diabetes, so let me be the first to tell you, you don’t need to eat carbohydrates. Carbs, the way they’re grown today, makes them as dangerous as arsenic.

This article published online on Dec 10, 2016 disputes the importance large amounts of carbohydrates in the diet;

Carbohydrates are essential nutrients that are used as a primary source of energy. Carbohydrate utilization should be properly controlled, as abnormal regulation of carbohydrate metabolism is associated with diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and stroke. These metabolic syndromes have become a serious problem in developed countries, and there is an increased need for research examining the influence of carbohydrates on animal physiology. Diets enriched in glucose, a major carbohydrate, are also associated with accelerated aging in several model organisms, including yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). Genetic factors that mediate the effects of high glucose diets on aging have been identified during the last decade, mostly through the use of C. elegans. In this review, we describe studies that determine the effects of carbohydrate-enriched diets on aging by focusing on the mechanisms through which evolutionarily conserved pathways mediate the lifespan-altering effects of glucose in C. elegans. These include the insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1, sterol-regulatory element-binding protein, and AMP-activated protein kinase signaling pathways. We also discuss the effects of various carbohydrates and carbohydrate-derived metabolites on aging in model organisms and cultured mammalian cells. Finally, we discuss how dietary carbohydrates influence health and aging in humans.

Would you consider this evidence that carbs should be, for the most part, limited to small portions…as small as possible.

  • Effect of type and amount of dietary carbohydrate on biomarkers of glucose homeostasis and C reactive protein in overweight or obese adults: results from the OmniCarb trial.

OBJECTIVE:

The glycemic index (GI) of dietary carbohydrate is thought to affect glucose homeostasis. Recently, the Effect of Amount and Type of Dietary Carbohydrates on Risk for Cardiovascular Heart Disease and Diabetes Study (OmniCarb) trial reported that a low-GI diet did not improve insulin sensitivity. We conducted this ancillary study of the OmniCarb trial to determine the effects of GI and carbohydrate content on glucose homeostasis and inflammation.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

OmniCarb was a randomized cross-over feeding study conducted in overweight or obese adults without diabetes (N=163). Participants were fed each of 4 diets for 5 weeks with 2-week washout periods. Weight was held constant. Diets were: high GI (GI≥65) with high carbohydrate (58% kcal), low GI (GI≤45) with low carbohydrate (40% kcal), low GI with high carbohydrate, and high GI with low carbohydrate. We measured glycated albumin (GA), fructosamine, and high sensitivity C reactive protein (CRP) at baseline and following each dietary period. These biomarkers were compared within-person between diets.

RESULTS:

The study population was 52% female and 50% black. Mean age was 53 (SD, 11) years; mean body mass index was 32 (SD 6) kg/m2. Reducing GI had no effect on GA or fructosamine, but increased fasting glucose in the setting of a high-carbohydrate diet (+2.2 mg/dL; p=0.02). Reducing carbohydrate content decreased GA in the setting of a high-GI diet (-0.2%; p=0.03) and decreased fructosamine in the setting of a low-GI diet (-4 µmol/L; p=0.003). Reducing carbohydrate while simultaneously increasing GI significantly reduced both GA (-0.2%; p=0.04) and fructosamine (-4 µmol/L; p=0.009). Neither reducing GI nor amount of carbohydrate affected insulin or CRP.

CONCLUSIONS:

Reducing carbohydrate, regardless of high or low GI, decreased GA and fructosamine. This suggests that reducing carbohydrate content, rather than GI, is a better strategy for lowering glycemia in adults at risk for diabetes.

Would you consider this as evidence that carbs should be, for the most part, limited to small portions…as small as possible. Need I say more?

  • [Composition of macronutrients in the diabetic diet].

The diabetic diet is one of the pillars of diabetes treatment. The rapid development of knowledge relating to the treatment of diabetes also includes diet. The paper focuses on the importance of a diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and prevention of atherosclerosis. Its main goal is to assess the impact of a composition of macronutrients on individuals with type 2 diabetes. The paper is divided into several parts, each of which ends with a conclusion. The first part examines weight reduction. The diet aimed at a weight loss is effective, it can effectively prevent diabetes, it leads to improvements in glucose control and reduction of the risk factors for atherosclerosis, however it will not impact on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality until after more than 20 years. The second part deals with “healthy” foods. The studies exploring this area are not convincing. The only really rational component of food in relation to atherosclerosis is dietary fibres. Important is a balanced diet combined with regular physical activities. The third part focuses on the composition of macronutrients. It turns out that, considering a low-calorie diet, the effects of high- and low-carbohydrate diets on people with diabetes are similar with regard to weight loss and lowering of HbA1c, however the low-carbohydrate diet is associated with lower glycemic variability and a reduced need for anti-diabetic drugs. We do not know how the comparison of the two extreme diets would come out regarding individuals with a high energy diet. Currently it is useful to focus on the quality of individual macronutrients. Choose foods containing carbohydrates with a low glycemic index and high fibre foods, prefer fats that contain a low proportion of saturated fatty acids. The fourth part discusses the recent recommendation of the Czech Diabetes Society regarding the composition of macronutrients in the diabetic diet. As compared with the diet proposed earlier, lower intake of fibre-rich carbohydrates and higher intake of proteins and fats with a low content of saturated fatty acids is now recommended. Experts’ recommendations on this subject are included. Key words: atherosclerosis – diabetic diet – HbA1c – macronutrients – low-carbohydrate diet – obesity – dietary fibres – high-carbohydrate diet – health food.

  • Adverse effects on insulin secretion of replacing saturated fat with refined carbohydrate but not with monounsaturated fat: A randomized controlled trial in centrally obese subjects.

BACKGROUND:

Current dietary guidelines recommend the replacement of saturated fatty acids (SAFAs) with carbohydrates or monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) based on evidence on lipid profile alone, the chronic effects of the mentioned replacements on insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity are however unclear.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the chronic effects of the substitution of refined carbohydrate or MUFA for SAFA on insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in centrally obese subjects.

METHODS:

Using a crossover design, randomized controlled trial in abdominally overweight men and women, we compared the effects of substitution of 7% energy as carbohydrate or MUFA for SAFA for a period of 6 weeks each. Fasting and postprandial blood samples in response to corresponding SAFA, carbohydrate, or MUFA-enriched meal-challenges were collected after 6 weeks on each diet treatment for the assessment of outcomes.

RESULTS:

As expected, postprandial non-esterified fatty acid suppression and elevation of C-peptide, insulin and glucose secretion were the greatest with high-carbohydrate (CARB) meal. Interestingly, CARB meal attenuated postprandial insulin secretion corrected for glucose response; however, the insulin sensitivity and disposition index were not affected. SAFA and MUFA had similar effects on all markers except for fasting glucose-dependent insulin tropic peptide concentrations, which increased after MUFA but not SAFA when compared with CARB.

CONCLUSION:

In conclusion, a 6-week lower-fat/higher-carbohydrate (increased by 7% refined carbohydrate) diet may have greater adverse effect on insulin secretion corrected for glucose compared with isocaloric higher-fat diets. In contrast, exchanging MUFA for SAFA at 7% energy had no appreciable adverse impact on insulin secretion.

Carboholics and Diabetics; This is your warning to steer clear of carbs, if you want to control your diabetes. There is no literature that can  definitively prove that you must eat carbs to survive.

Are these enough reports to prove how directly influence diabetes? After reading this can you see the logic in controlling your diabetes by controlling your carb intake? Where are the warnings from the FDA and the USDA? Don’t they care about what they’re recommending? Don’t they understand because of their recommendations, they sending millions of Moms and Dads, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives to their slow, expensive, painful deaths?

These are free reports that are available to everyone. All you have to do is search for them at the National Library of Medicine in the National Institute of Health. There are literally 100s of thousands of reports on the effects of glycation that remain hidden in the PubMed and PMC databases except to the few who look through them.  The only ones looking through this database are the drug companies looking for more ways to make money. Nobody is looking to warn anyone of the dangers of this food.

My question is why? The answer I get is, “there’s no money in it”. That’s is why I said in my first book, it would be a shame if profits and money weren’t the primary motivating factors in our society, but they are, and we have to live with it. That’s why I choose not to buy into it. It’s the same choice you have.

Our Celebration of Our Addiction to Sugar and the Price We Pay For It.

Our Celebration of Our Addiction to Sugar and the Price We Pay For It.

It’s not hard to see how much you enjoy celebrating your addiction to carbs. It’s displayed in everything that’s said and done, in all aspects of the food industry. It’s boldly advertised everywhere you go. Soon after following this celebration of addiction that you love to express, comes a parade of drugs that you’ll be taking to treat all of the symptoms that come from succumbing to your addiction. This simple equation displays the need that we have to curb the influence of the grain and pharmaceutical industry on our health.

Our Addiction is Displayed Everywhere

Enjoy Coca Cola SignFailure to control this influence will not only lead more disease and illness, but more to greater health costs overall. How Drink Coca Cola Signare we ever going to learn to live healthy and kick this habit, before it destroys our society? How are we ever going to put an end to diabetes? Or an end to Alzheimer’s disease? Or cancer? Or heart disease? Or arthritis? Or hypertension? Hyperlipidemia? High Cholesterol? I would like to show just how our celebration of addiction to sugar is not only destroying our individual lives, it has the possibility of destroying our entire civilization, if we don’t curb is influence.

An Addiction That Leads to More Addictions

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I intend to show you how this industry hooks you in the first place, how they keep you hooked so in the future you’re forced to buy into their drug habit. This drug habit involves NSAIDS (aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve), anti-inflammatories, antacids, anti-gas and bloating, (Pepto Bismol, Gaviscon, Alka Seltzer) and we’re just starting with the OCDs. For prescription medicine, we’re looking at all opioids (Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet), which again are addictive.  More prescription NSAIDS like Celebrex, Relafen, Relifex, and Gambaran. We know that by the existing opioid abuse epidemic how dangerous these drugs are. Do you think this happened by chance?

The Worst Consequence of Carbs

Other prescription medicines that you’re doomed to need if you continue your carbohydrate consumption (especially for those who allow ECC to control them), includes but are not limited to statins, vasoactive agents, fibrates, CETP Inhibitors, and niacin, just for starters. Statins are, by far, the far worst of these medications.

After spending 15 years giving care to and for seniors, I have seen the ravages statin drugs have taken on their bodies. They slowly rob their users from their mental faculties, then their muscles, then their lives. What it takes away from its users is in no way replaced by the treatment it offers. They are nothing more than invitations to a need to take more and more drugs. It seems that the drug industry has found ways to make you buy more of their wares.

This industry promotes that high cholesterol has something to do with heart disease, which couldn’t be further from the truth and that high cholesterol is dangerous. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Cholesterol isn’t the problem. Cholesterol is healthy. Your body has to use it to stay alive. Taking cholesterol away from your body only leads to more medication. I can see where this would benefit the drug industry.

Cholesterol, your body’s fuel

High cholesterol isn’t a heart problem. It’s a diet problem. Your diet is responsible for your high cholesterol. Your major food source is your primary source of cholesterol and that is where the problem begins. Your high carbohydrate diet produces cholesterol in your body that is not clean cholesterol, meaning that it is dirty fuel, as cholesterol is your body’s fuel. This is cholesterol you don’t need. You need clean cholesterol that’s been produced by fat. That is what powers our bodies.

Cholesterol is your body’s fuel source. It’s cholesterol that enters the cell to be used for fuel, so what’s important is the kind of cholesterol that your body uses. Is it clean or dirty cholesterol? Cholesterol from carbohydrates is a dirty sticky fuel due to the nature from which this cholesterol comes from. It comes from a sticky, icky, gooey, gluey substance, sugar and its residue after it’s burned is just as sticky. This is what leads to plaque, the basis of most all cancers, heart diseases and all dementias.

I’ve only talked about heart medications so far, I haven’t even touched on cancer medication or cholesterol medication (many of which are related to heart medications like statins), nor have I covered other prescription medication for arthritis, high blood pressure, and memory loss. The list goes on and on. What a quagmire this has turned out to be. But I’m going to try to make some sense out of this quagmire, so that we’re left with just a small puzzle leaving you wondering, like me, why?

I’ve already proven how the discontinuance of these foods leads only to better health and how continued consumption of these foods, only leads to a path of illness and disease. What I don’t know, did this industry know what these foods do from the studies that have come out over the last 70+ years? Or did they remain electively ignorant of the reports? Or did they influence the cover-up of these reports? With as many reports that have come out, I seriously doubt it. There are just so many of them (701) that it’s easy to miss most of them. Later I’ll show you how this industry has had its problems in the courts. Some of it is not pretty.

I’ll list just a few of the studies that have shown this damage going back over 70 years. The earliest study I found in 701 studies done over the years, was completed in 1939. I looked through page after page of studies that started in the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. They seem to grow in number as time goes on. Studies have exploded since the turn of this century, as more and more people are starting to recognize the true dangers this food imposes on its consumers. Yet the majority of the addicted choose to remain ignorant to it dangers, as they’re impotent in ignoring its lures. They are all controlled by their hormones which are controlling their emotions. This is a common trait of carbolism. The addicted have little to no choice in the matter. The need to feed the addiction is no less than that of any other addiction, which forces the addicted to continue to feed the addiction. It’s the way addiction works, it’s the way carbolism works.

Celebration of sugar addiction

We’re inundated with the commercialism of addiction on a daily basis. You see advertising for these foods and drinks everywhere. How many snack food companies are there? How many cereal companies are there? How many soft drink companies are there? How many beer and spirits companies are there? How many commercials do you see each day from these industries? All of those commercials are luring you into their web of addiction. The grain industry has found ways to infect our society, like cockroaches

We all know who profits from this today, but have you ever connected that with who is going to profit from it 10, 20, 30 years from now, the pharmaceutical industry? It seems that the grain industry’s intent is to do nothing more than to fuel the drug industry. Whether it is their intent, it is and has been the result. How long it continues to be, depends on how long we continue allow our addictions to exist.

Drug companies, right now, are foaming at the mouth for all the business the food industry has sent them. (Pun intended.) Nobody is interested in breaking this addiction. What more could they ask for, a captive audience, all set up to need what they need to feed your addiction at a cost that they set. You get to pay it or deal with your pain. Many times you have to pay it, just to stay alive. Do you wonder why medical costs keep going up or why insurance costs so much? If everyone would stop buying into this ruse, and found their cure, what would happen to the pharmaceutical industry? A huge drop in demand for their drugs would lower the price for the drugs as well as the treatments. It’s not hard to see the benefit that would have.

The underlying cause of sugar addiction

First off, let’s define it. Dictionary.com defines addiction;   Noun, the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something thatis psychologically or physically habit-forming,  as  narcotics,  to  such anextent that its cessation causes severe trauma.-

Wikipedia defines Addiction is a medical condition characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences.”

I personally define addiction as a compulsion to consume a substance that the body craves but doesn’t need because it actually harms the body. This definition rings true for heroin and opioids, sugar and alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco, the three most abused substances in the civilized algorithm, although not in that order. The worst of these addictions is that of sugar and alcohol, with sugar being by far, the meanest and vilest scourge ever committed upon the human race.

Baby FormulasIt starts with the placement of sugar and carbs in the baby food that’s sold throughout the industry. It’s obvious to me why they put it in baby food.  That’s because it’s so palatable and goes down so easy making the food more palatable so babies would be less likely to not consume it. What baby doesn’t love the taste of sugar? This taste for sugar soon turns into an addiction requiring it be fed to the body, every other hour or so. Whether or not this was the intended consequences of the marketing of this food, this consequence has become America’s newest death sentence. By showing how this addiction affects the body in Carbs; The Newly Discovered Death Sentencethe evidence proves how dangerous this food is to human physiology. Yet we continue to celebrate our addiction to it simply to enhance profits. Profits for the Grain industry as well as the drug industry are driven by our insatiable appetites for these foods, which is driven by their unending advertising.

The major reason this addiction continues is due to the manner in which it is and has been promoted. The desire to create more and more ways and forms to entice everyone to eat and drink more of this deadly food is nothing short of astounding.  It continues to amaze me how inventive we are at finding ways to kill ourselves with our own taste buds. Studies have been done, books have been written, the public have been warned, but it continues to happen. Every time I turn around I see another new way to kill ourselves in another appealing commercial. All this advertising encouraging us to consume more and more or their blood glucose raising, diabetes causing, HBP causing, dementia causing foods is the driving force of this addiction and consequent expense.

woman-eats-bag-doritosA carbohydrate diet requires that you feed it almost on an hourly basis. A ketogenic diet, on the other hand, allows you to go all day without eating much of anything. Here’s the secret, carboholics don’t like to go hungry. They do almost anything they can to not go hungry. Those on a ketogenic diet, don’t mind going hungry. Actually, to us it’s not going hungry. It’s simply going without eating. The hunger doesn’t exist as much, as the cycle of addiction has been broken. We feel the hunger pangs and many times, welcome them, because we know that is where we build our better health. We do this by building Ghrelin throughout our systems, because we know that Ghrelin works to build our immunity as well as making us a little smarter by increasing our brain power, through the addition of BDNF in our brains. Remember BDNF is that stuff that’s the foundation of new brain cells. Remember the Nrf2, that ramps up the production of your anti-oxidants? Those are both benefits of Ghrelin in your system.

Your celebration of your addiction to this sugar is the industry’s celebration of profits, both in the food they sell us and the drugs we buy to relieve the pain. For them, it’s a win-win situation. For the public who buys into this, it’s a no win situation. This is the prescription for future medications, if you’re in your teen and twenties. In your thirties, you’ll start buying their headache and stomach ache medication. In your forties, it’ll become  insulin or anti-diabetes medication, then in your 50’s and 60’s and beyond, pick your poison, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease. Any one or all of these are going to hit you when you least expect it. I know. I’ve experienced it. I pray that you heed my words and don’t experience it yourselves.

Targeted Advertising

coke & Pepsi cansAlmost everything I see advertised on channels marketing to younger viewers is encouraging everyone to buy more soda, energy drinks (most of which are laden with sugar), snack chips and cereals. Then when you’re a few years older the ads are aimed at selling you crackers and pastas. Then  into your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s the ads are all aimed at selling you treatments and drugs for all the diseases and illnesses that your lifetime of consumption has brought you, drugs for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, dementia, HBP, high cholesterol, etc, etc, etc. How long do I need to go on? Did I mention headaches or stomach aches?

When I watch programming on TV appealing to older viewers, like news broadcasts, I’m inundated with the commercials they show for drugs to treat heart disease (for there is no cure, only treatment), to treat cancer (again no cure), diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes and obesity. Drug companies are doing their best to sell their drugs to us to treat (not cure) us, for the illness and pain that they cause. And we buy it. We buy into it big time. We’ve bought into it our entire lives. The biggest problem here is most people are still buying into it. And they’re buying into it in massive quantities, evidenced by to pandemics of obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, HBP, etc, etc. What’s being spent now, not just on snacks and beverages, but on staples like flour and sugar, pasta and cereal will be tripled, quadrupled, quintupled and even more, in payments to the pharmaceutical companies in the future, after your done paying the price for the damage all your years of consumption will cause.  The only way to getting as close to a cure as you can, is to give them up as completely as possible, otherwise, continuance will only incur the need for drugs.

The drugs they’ll be pushing on you, for heart disease or cancer, or even just for your headaches and stomach aches will be an array of side effect causing chemicals that will ultimately make it necessary for you to purchase more of their drugs to counteract the side effects of the drugs you’ve been taking for your treatment. You see proof of this everywhere. I experienced it myself when I was on 12 different medications just to treat an underlying chronic pain problem. I had to take diuretics for my high blood pressure, anti-depressants because “they worked on the same receptors in the brain that the pain used”, NSAIDS for the headaches I always used to get, opioids for the chronic pain I live with from the car accident. The diuretics were for my high blood pressure caused by my pain, or so I thought. After I quit the bread, the pain subsided. Maybe not completely, but enough to encourage me to quit all grains. When it subsided even more, I decided to quit all carbs. My biggest benefit was the loss of my high blood pressure along with 30 lbs of weight.

When they advertise new drugs, the precautions and side effects of the drugs they want to sell you, take up more of the commercials, they show, than the explanations of their benefits. I have to wonder where the regulation is. Is it for the consumer (which it’s supposed to be) or is this regulation for the benefit of the industry? How can drugs with that many precautions and side effects still be approved for sale? It appears to me that this industry has the FDA under their spell.

Which does it appear to be, to you? This industry is still allowed to market foods of disease and death while marketing treatments for those diseases and illnesses. Who knew that these industries are related? Before I started this, I didn’t. I had to uncover this information, so I’ll show you how all this is connected and it’s connected to take your money. Their manner of taking your money is clearly hazardous to your health. This is something you need to know, because nothing is more important than your health.

The industry that feeds you sugar, prescription-drugs-assortment-bottles-containing-bottle-foreground-open-pills-spilled-out-onto-black-surface-36701776pills-3489144

forces you to buy their sister industry’s drugs.


The food industry which also includes the grain industry, which includes the crop seed industry that provides the farmers with the seed they need to grow the grains that they sell us to put on our tables for us to eat, is related to the pharmaceutical industry that makes all the drugs for all the diseases that these foods create. My question is how could we allow an industry responsible for our food, be also responsible for the diseases their food creates?

What we’ve allowed these related industries to do, in a nutshell, is drain our wallets at the grocery store by influencing us to buy their sodas, fruit drinks, snack foods, pastas, breads, cereals and crackers, while draining our wallets again at the pharmacy to buy their drugs that treat the symptoms of the diseases their food is responsible for.

  1. For the food we’re sold through their marketing….(and their advertising is pure magic to see and it’s so easy to buy into). Their product tastes better than anything in the world. How much more could you can ask for than a worldwide customer base that’s addicted to your wares. Because it’s addictive (like tobacco), you only have to make it more appealing than that of its competitors, of which it has plenty because the addiction is so strong. That makes it more deadly than heroin, simply because it’s as prevalent as water. In some places, more prevalent.
  2. We also get to pay their associates for the drugs we need to combat the diseases that their food has given us. And pay them we do. We’ll pay them anything to get out of the pain that we’ve been inflicted with, from eating the food they so happily sold to us. We just don’t connect that pain we feel with the food we’ve grown up with. But it is connected. It’s connected in a big way. They first connected themselves toward the end of the 20th century with mergers and acquisitions bringing chemical, pharmaceutical and crop seed companies under one roof.

The Perfect Sugar Ruse

This disturbs me and it disturbs me big-time.  The company that produces the crop seed for the food I’m supposedly going to eat is the same pharmaceutical company that makes drugs for the illnesses and diseases this food is responsible for? If it legal? It isn’t illegal. it happens and you buy into it..

This industry is so intent on keeping us addicted that sugar or corn syrup is quite often the #1 or #2 ingredient in baby food, meaning that if you’re not one of the few that are raised on their mother’s milk, and had to grow up on baby food, you’re condemned to an addiction that our grain and pharmaceutical industry has imposed upon you.

It’s not surprising that we’ve ignored this addiction for as long as we’ve had it. We’ve ignored it because we grew up with it. Everyone has it, so as far as everyone is concerned, there is no addiction. After all how can you be addicted to something that you need to survive? How can you live without something that you need to survive? That’s where the question lies, in whether or not, it’s something you need to survive. Do you really need this food or can you live without it. You can live without it and you should live without it. To do this, you make your body not need it. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It is simple, it just isn’t easy. This is one case where simple is not easy.

We’ve made it so easy for this industry to increase our addiction that we look forward to finding new way to inflict more harm on our bodies. And this industry is more than happy to oblige us with their new creations to further our addiction. It’s a win –win situation for them. They couldn’t ask for anything more. We’re paying one side for what we eat the other side for drugs. Monsanto does the best at this.

Monsanto’s involvement

monsanto-evil-seed-corporate-greed-sign-asheville-north-carolina-usa-may-anti-accusing-being-gmo-protest-41136878According to Wikipedia; “Monsanto scientists were among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, publishing their results in 1983;[3] five years later, the company conducted the first field tests of genetically engineered crops. Increasing involvement in agricultural biotechnology R&D in general dates from the installment of Richard Mahoney as Monsanto’s CEO in 1983.[12] This involvement increased under the leadership of Robert Shapiro, appointed CEO in 1995, leading ultimately to divestment of product lines unrelated to agriculture.[12]” This divestment of product lines is their introduction into pharmaceuticals. Did they know at this time, what their food was doing to their consumers? Had they seen any of the reports that started coming out in 1939 and continued until today? Are they aware of any of them now? It appears not, or they’re choosing to be electively ignorant. I think it’s the latter. Their history tells us it’s the latter.

From Wikipedia; “In 1985, Monsanto acquired G. D. Searle & Company, a life sciences company focusing on pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and animal health. In 1993, Monsanto’s Searle division filed a patent application for Celebrex,[39][40] which in 1998 became the first selectiveCOX‑2 inhibitor to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).[41]Celebrex became a blockbuster drug and was often mentioned as a key reason for Pfizer‘s acquisition of Monsanto’s pharmaceutical business in 2002.[42] Celebrex and arthritis, did they know the connection? What causes arthritis? Was this industry aware of the studies that started coming out in the 50’s and 60’s about the dangers of their product?

“In 1996, Monsanto purchased Agracetus, the biotechnology company that had generated the first transgenic varieties of cotton, soybeans, peanuts, and other crops, and from which Monsanto had already been licensing technology since 1991.[44]Monsanto first entered the maize seed business when it purchased 40% of DEKALB in 1996; it purchased the remainder of the corporation in 1998.[45] In 1998 Monsanto purchased Cargill‘s international seed business, which gave it access to sales and distribution facilities in 51 countries.[45] In 2005, it finalized the purchase of Seminis Inc, a leading global vegetable and fruit seed company, for $1.4 billion.[46] This made it the world’s largest conventional seed company at the time. Again, I have to wonder if they had seen the studies of what their products were doing to their consumers?

“In 2007, Monsanto and BASF announced a long-term agreement to cooperate in the research, development, and marketing of new plant biotechnology products.[47][48]” “Through a series of transactions, the Monsanto that existed from 1901 to 2000 and the current Monsanto are legally two distinct corporations. Although they share the same name and corporate headquarters, many of the same executives and other employees, and responsibility for liabilities arising out of activities in the industrial chemical business, the agricultural chemicals business is the only segment carried forward from the pre-1997 Monsanto Company to the current Monsanto Company. This was accomplished beginning in the 1980s:

  • 1985: Monsanto purchased D. Searle & Company for $2.7 billion in cash.[49][50] In this merger, Searle’s aspartame business became a separate Monsanto subsidiary, the NutraSweet Company. CEO of NutraSweet, Robert B. Shapiro, served as CEO of Monsanto from 1995 to 2001.[51]
  • 1996: Monsanto acquiredAgracetus, a majority interest in Calgene, creators of the Flavr Savr tomato, and 40% of DeKalb Genetics Corporation. It purchased the remainder of DeKalb in 1998.[52][53]
  • 1997: Monsanto spun off its industrial chemical and fiber divisions intoSolutia[12][54]In January, Monsanto announced the purchase of Holden’s Foundations Seeds, a privately held seed business. By acquiring Holden’s, Monsanto became the biggest American producer of foundation corn, the parent seed from which hybrids are made.[55] The combined purchase price was $925 million. Also, in April, Monsanto purchased the remaining shares of Calgene.
  • 1999: Monsanto sold off NutraSweet Co.[12]In December, Monsanto merged with Pharmacia & Upjohn,[12] and the agricultural division became a wholly owned subsidiary of the “new” Pharmacia; the medical research divisions of Monsanto, which included products such as Celebrex, were rolled into Pharmacia.[56]
  • 2000 (October): Pharmacia spun off its Monsanto subsidiary into a new company,[12]the “new Monsanto”.[57]Monsanto agreed to indemnify Pharmacia against any liabilities that might be incurred from judgments against Solutia. As a result, the new Monsanto continues to be a party to numerous lawsuits that relate to operations of the old Monsanto. Pharmacia was bought by Pfizer in a deal announced in 2002 and completed in 2003.[58][59])
  • 2005: Monsanto acquired Emergent Genetics and its Stoneville and NexGen cotton brands. Emergent was the third largest U.S. cotton seed company, with about 12 percent of the U.S. market. Monsanto’s goal was to obtain “a strategic cotton germ plasm and traits platform.”[60]The vegetable seed producer Seminis was purchased for $1.4 billion.[61]
  • 2007: In June, Monsanto purchasedDelta & Pine Land Company, a major cotton seed breeder, for $1.5 billion.[62] As a condition for approval from the Department of Justice, Monsanto was obligated to divest its Stoneville cotton business, which it sold to Bayer, and to divest its NexGen cotton business, which it sold to Americot.[63]Monsanto also exited the pig breeding business by selling Monsanto Choice Genetics to Newsham Genetics LC in November, divesting itself of “any and all swine-related patents, patent applications, and all other intellectual property”.[64]:108
  • 2008: Monsanto purchased the Dutch seed companyDe Ruiter Seeds for €546 million,[65] and sold its POSILAC bovine somatotropin brand and related business to Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly in August for $300 million plus “additional contingent consideration”.[66]
  • 2012: Monsanto purchased for $210 million Precision Planting Inc., a company that produced computer hardware and software designed to enable farmers to increase yield and productivity through more accurate planting.[67]
  • 2013: Monsanto purchased San Francisco-basedClimate Corp for $930 million.[68]Climate Corp. makes more accurate local weather forecasts for farmers based on data modelling and historical data; if the forecasts were wrong, the farmer was recompensed.[69]
  • 2015 Monsanto tried to buySyngenta for US$46.5 billion but failed.[70]
  • 2016Bayer offered to buy Monsanto for US$62 billion.[71]

Monsanto’s involvement in the pharmaceutical industry and the agrosciences has grown to a monopolistic proportions.  It not only controls

It’s not just crop seed that they manufacture; they also are responsible for the chemicals sprayed on the crops grown from their seed. Since it’s been genetically modified to withstand the effects of their herbicide, roundup, I’ve always wondered how much of those chemicals get into our food through this process. Roundup is a glyphosate herbicide, meaning that it’s an enzyme inhibitor, that’s not good for human health.  For me, it’s just not healthy enough, especially for the problems I already live with. More chemicals in my body is not what I need to keep it healthy. You may want to chance it, but pesticides and herbicides in our diet have been linked to bladder cancer. Why would I want to chance that, just for the taste of something sweet or salty? You only think you’re craving the salt, when in all actuality, you’re craving the carbs that come with the salt. The salt isn’t addictive, the carbs are. Evidenced below is just a little of Monsanto’s bio-chemical industry.

Because they’re so good at manufacturing the chemicals for the herbicides and pesticides, they can manufacture GMO seed that is resistant to these chemicals. Though the plant may be resistant to the chemicals, does that mean that your body is? I don’t think so.

How glyphosate-based herbicides & GM seed combine to make consumption of grains dangerous.

Again according to Wikipedia; “Monsanto chemist John E. Franz repurposed the chemical glyphosate as a systemic herbicide in 1970.[89] Monsanto’s last commercially relevant United States patent on glyphosate expired in 2000, and since then glyphosate has been marketed in the United States and worldwide by many agrochemical companies, in different solution strengths and with various adjuvants, under dozens of trade names.[90][91][92][93] As of 2009, sales of glyphosate represented about 10% of Monsanto’s revenue due to competition from other producers of other glyphosate-based herbicides;[94] their Roundup products (which include GM seeds) represented about half of Monsanto’s gross margin.[95]

Glyphosate is an enzyme inhibitor, used not only in herbicides, but also in many drugs. They allow the drug to be more specific to the treatment and incur fewer side effects, for the patient. Don’t think that ingestion of Glyphosate now through your grain intake will prevent side effects of medications in the future. I can virtually guarantee that it won’t.

biplane-crop-duster-spraying-farm-field-14911079Wikipedia say about glyphosate; “Glyphosate is absorbed through foliage, and minimally through roots,[6][7][8] and transported to growing points. It inhibits a plant enzyme involved in the synthesis of three aromatic amino acids: tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine. Therefore, it is effective only on actively growing plants and is not effective as a pre-emergence herbicide. An increasing number of crops have been genetically engineered to be tolerant of glyphosate (e.g. Roundup Ready soybean, the first Roundup Ready crop, also created by Monsanto) which allows farmers to use glyphosate as a postemergence herbicide against weeds. The development of glyphosate resistance in weed species is emerging as a costly problem. While glyphosate and formulations such as Roundup have been approved by regulatory bodies worldwide, concerns about their effects on humans and the environment persist.[5][9]

“Many regulatory and scholarly reviews have evaluated the relative toxicity of glyphosate as an herbicide. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment toxicology review in 2013 found that “the available data is contradictory and far from being convincing” with regard to correlations between exposure to glyphosate formulations and risk of various cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).[10]

A 2014 review article reported a significant association between B-cell lymphoma and glyphosate occupational exposure.[11] In March 2015 the World Health Organization‘s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans” (category 2A) based on epidemiological studies, animal studies, and in vitro studies.[9][12][13] However in 2016 a joint meeting of the United Nations (FAO) Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the World Health Organization (WHO) Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) concluded that based on the available evidence “glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet”.[86]

Are you glyphosate resistant? Can your body withstand the changes that glyphosate forces upon your body every time  you have a sandwich? With Glyphosate being coated on the wheat that your bread is made from, how can you guarantee that none of it is in your body? How can you guarantee that it’s not affecting your physiology? Can you guarantee that it’s not affecting the actions of enzymes in your body that regulate your health? What guarantees do you have that this won’t initiate more trips to your doctor?

Acetylcholine is an important chemical in the body that’s important for brain function and muscle function throughout the body as Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter. For Acetylcholine to act as a neurotransmitter, it needs multiple enzymes that function in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, for Acetylcholine works as a neurotransmitter as well as a neuromodulator.

The body uses the enzyme acetylcholinesterase to help activate muscles by inhibiting the action of  acetylcholine , and if glyphosate herbicides (Roundup weed killer used on more farms than any other weed killer) are enzyme inhibitors, how can the ingestion of grains laden with these herbicides, not effect the function of the enzymes in your body since you consume them every time you eat bread products of any sort?

These Glyphosate herbicides are enzyme inhibitors that have the ability to alter or stop the cell signaling capabilities of enzymes. If they can do this to plants, where is the guarantee that it won’t affect your body? Chances are, they’re going to change how your body operates and in the long run be the precursor to many diseases. It’s crucial for the body’s proper function that the actions of certain enzymes are never altered. Where’s the guarantee that these enzyme inhibiting herbicides that your wheat has been sprayed with, won’t affect your health? There is none.

According to Wikipedia; “Acetylcholine receptor agonists and antagonists can either have an effect directly on the receptors or exert their effects indirectly, e.g., by affecting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which degrades the receptor ligand. Agonists increase the level of receptor activation, antagonists reduce it.” I would consider an enzyme inhibitor an antagonist as it inhibits enzyme function.

It’s a little clearer to see now, how the altering of how enzymes work, in our bodies can have an effect on our health. I can see how this could come from a diet high in grains because how of much Roundup is sprayed on grain that’s milled into flour. I can also see how this could present a huge gain for the pharmaceutical industry. Is this really the intent of Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, the widest used herbicide on the planet? Or is it just negligence? I have to wonder because of their previous ties with Pharmacia & Upjohn, makers of Celebrex. These are just a few of thousands of enzymes and cell signaling proteins that are effected by this enzyme inhibitor.

I for one would not like to have this inhibitor flowing through by blood mucking up my system. Who knows what enzymes it’s going to inhibit in your body? Fortunately for me, I don’t have to worry about that, as carbs aren’t in my diet. They don’t get a chance to muck up anything in my body anymore, I’ve gone keto and I’m not going back.

It looks to me like Monsanto is trying to lock up not only our digestive problems but the resolve of those digestive problems. They like to persuade you to buy their food products which you are more than happy to do, then they get your money again when you purchase your Celebrex to ease the pain of the arthritis given you by their grains.

It’s not only Monsanto, Bayer has its own interest in the area of crop science, as explained by Wikipedia, “ in 2002, Bayer AG acquired the Dutch seed company Nunhems, which at the time was one of the world’s top five seed companies.[53][54]:270 In 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Bayer CropScience’s Liberty Link genetically modified rice had contaminated the U.S. rice supply. Shortly after the public learned of the contamination, the E.U. banned imports of U.S. long-grain rice and the futures price plunged. In April 2010, a Lonoke County, Arkansas jury awarded a dozen farmers $48 million. The case is currently on appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court. On 1 July 2011 Bayer CropScience agreed to a global settlement for up to $750 million.[55] In September 2014, the firm announced plans to invest $1 billion in the United States between 2013 and 2016. A Bayer spokesperson said that the largest investments will be made to expand the production of its herbicide Liberty. Liberty is used to kill weeds which have grown resistant to Monsanto’s product Roundup[56]

Bayer’s involvement

bayer-20901226“Bayer’s four divisions, are related in their concerns to their contribution to our food industry as well as their contribution to the pharmaceutical industry.  Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Bayer crop Science, Bayer Animal Health, and Bayer Consumer Health are all related to our health. They too like to charge us for the food they market to us, then charge us for medication to treat the symptoms of the diseases that their foods are responsible for. Their divested interests are Lanxess (Bayer Chemicals AG) Diagnostics Division, Diabetes Devices Division, Covestro (Bayer Material Science).

Astra Zenica / Syngenta’s involvement

“Zeneca Agrochemicals was part of AstraZeneca, and formerly of Imperial Chemical Industries. ICI was formed in the UK in 1926. Two years later, work began at the Agricultural Research Station at Jealotts Hill near Bracknell.[9]” “In 2004, Syngenta Seeds purchased Garst, the North American corn and soybean business of Advanta, as well as Golden Harvest Seeds.[10][11] On 5 December 2004, the European Union ended a six-year moratorium when it approved imports of two varieties of genetically modified corn sold by Monsanto and its Swiss rival, Syngenta.[12]

AstraZeneca owned by Syngenta, again is evidence of this industrial control over our lives. Syngenta is a Swiss biotechnology company that operates globally. According to Wikipedia; “Syngenta AG is a global Swiss agribusiness that produces agrochemicals and seeds. As a biotechnology company, it conducts genomic research. It was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. As of 2014 Syngenta was the world’s largest crop chemical producer, strongest in Europe.[2] As of 2009 it ranked third in seeds and biotechnology sales.[3] Sales in 2015 were approximately US$13.4 billion, over half of which were in emerging markets.[1]

The three agrichemical companies above are the largest in the world, controlling a majority of the foods we eat along with the medications we take. I’ve laid out the evidence of what their foods do to the human body, yet they continue to produce the seed for the crops to make the food they want us to put on our table to eat. They also produce the aspirin everybody takes for the headaches they get from eating their bread.

I’ve said before how convenient we’ve made it for this industry to take our money while slowly, painfully, and expensively killing us. But our money is not the only thing they rob us of. They rob us of our dignity as well, for their food does more than anything else to rob us of our memories. We allow them to do this because none of their foods require warning labels, like that of cigarettes.

We’ve given this industry our lives and souls by bending to their advertising and buying into their game. We allow them to addict us when we’re infants by dumping sugar and corn syrup solids into the baby food we feed our kids. Then we allow them to continue their assault by buying into advertising schemes every Saturday morning with their cereal commercials. To fully hook us they add sugar to this already sugar laden food simply to make it more palatable.

When an industry does this, how are we supposed to fight the addiction? This makes every American who buys into this behavior a slave to this industry. Slaves make the best captive audience. They have no choice in what they do except to choose their device of demise.

What more do you need than a captive audience to sell your wares to? This is why a Coke at a ballgame costs 3 times more what you can get it for, at the grocery store. At the ballgame, you’re a captive audience. It’s the same when you’re addicted. Every ‘pusher’ knows this and they charge a premium price for it. This is exactly why everyone who remains in this trap makes themselves a slave, captive to the whims of these industries.

The Litigation Game

gallery-thumbnailsYet these industries are tied up with lawsuits in other areas of their agrochemical businesses. For example, Monsanto has fought legal claims of false advertising, as explained again in Wikipedia; “In 1996, the New York Times reported that: “Dennis C. Vacco, the Attorney General of New York, ordered the company to pull ads that said Roundup was “safer than table salt” and “practically nontoxic” to mammals, birds and fish. The company withdrew the spots, but also said that the phrase in question was permissible under E.P.A. guidelines.”

”In 1999, Monsanto was condemned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making “confusing, misleading, unproven and wrong” claims about its products over the course of a £1 million advertising campaign. The ASA ruled that Monsanto had presented its opinions “as accepted fact” and had published “wrong” and “unproven” scientific claims.[127] Monsanto responded with an apology and claimed it was not intending to deceive and instead “did not take sufficiently into account the difference in culture between the UK and the USA in the way some of this information was presented.”[128][129]

“In 2001, French environmental and consumer rights campaigners brought a case against Monsanto for misleading the public about the environmental impact of its herbicide Roundup, on the basis that glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient, is classed as “dangerous for the environment” and “toxic for aquatic organisms” by the European Union. Monsanto’s advertising for Roundup had presented it as biodegradable and as leaving the soil clean after use. In 2007, Monsanto was convicted of false advertising and was fined 15,000 Euros. Monsanto’s French distributor Scotts France was also fined 15,000 Euros. Both defendants were ordered to pay damages of 5,000 Euros to the Brittany Water and Rivers Association and 3,000 euros to the CLCV (Consommation Logement Cadre de vie), one of the two main general consumer associations in France.[130] Monsanto appealed and the court upheld the verdict; Monsanto appealed again to the French Supreme Court, and in 2009 it also upheld the verdict.[131]

“In August 2012, a Brazilian Regional Federal Court ordered Monsanto to pay a $250,000 fine for false advertising. In 2004, advertising that related to the use of GM soya seed, and the herbicide glyphosate used in its cultivation, claimed it was beneficial to the conservation of the environment. The federal prosecutor maintained that Monsanto misrepresented the amount of herbicide required and stated that “there is no scientific certainty that soybeans marketed by Monsanto use less herbicide.” The presiding judge condemned Monsanto and called the advertisement “abusive and misleading propaganda.” The prosecutor held that the goal of the advertising was to prepare the market for the purchase of genetically modified soybean seed (sale of which was then banned) and the herbicide used on it, at a time when the approval of a Brazilian Biosafety Law, enacted in 2005, was being discussed in the country.[132][133]

“In March 2014 the South African Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint, made by the African Centre for Biosafety, that Monsanto had made “unsubstantiated” claims about genetically modified crops in its radio advertisements, and ordered that these adverts be pulled.[134] In March 2015 after considering further documentation from Monsanto, the ASA reversed its ruling.”

“In 2009, Monsanto came under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice, which began investigating whether the company’s activities in the soybean markets were breaking anti-trust rules.[105][106] In 2010, the Department of Justice created a website through which comments on “Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy” could be submitted; over 15,000 comments were submitted including a letter by 14 State Attorneys General. The comments are publicly available.[107] On November 16, 2012, Monsanto announced that it had received written notification from the U.S. Department of Justice that the Antitrust Division had concluded its inquiry and that the Department of Justice had closed the inquiry without taking any enforcement action.[108][109] Opponents of Monsanto’s seed patenting and licensing practices expressed frustration that the Department of Justice released no information about the results of the inquiry.[110]

“In 2009, Monsanto came under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice, which began investigating whether the company’s activities in the soybean markets were breaking anti-trust rules.[105][106] In 2010, the Department of Justice created a website through which comments on “Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy” could be submitted; over 15,000 comments were submitted including a letter by 14 State Attorneys General. The comments are publicly available.[107] On November 16, 2012, Monsanto announced that it had received written notification from the U.S. Department of Justice that the Antitrust Division had concluded its inquiry and that the Department of Justice had closed the inquiry without taking any enforcement action.[108][109] Opponents of Monsanto’s seed patenting and licensing practices expressed frustration that the Department of Justice released no information about the results of the inquiry.[110]

All of these case are a clear indication of the extent to which Monsanto is willing push the limits. This is how corporate risk/loss assessment works. Sometimes the risk of paying a $15,000 find is worth the theft of a patent. My problem with this is they playing with my health, if I decide to eat their products. The problem is what are their products? Who knows? Who knows who grows the crops for the corn flakes that you ate this morning for breakfast. Do you? I don’t. But I now know it was one of these companies.

Syngenta as well has been accused of making false claims about being involved in suits for false patent infringement. “In 2001, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of Syngenta which had filed a suit against Bayer for patent infringement on a class of neonicotinoid insecticides. The following year Syngenta filed suits against Monsanto and other companies claiming infringement of its U.S. biotechnology patents covering genetically modified corn and cotton. In 2004, it again filed a suit against Monsanto, claiming antitrust violations related to the U.S. biotech corn seed market, and Monsanto countersued. Monsanto and Syngenta settled all litigation in 2008.[49]

I mention this to point out the extent of their influence in the crop seed industry, where they have 15 of their own seed companies that all provide GMO crop  seed for farmers to plant for their crops for food which ends  up on our tables. Syngenta is the second largest corporation in the industry, Monsanto is even larger. (And we haven’t considered Bayer Cropscience, DOW Argrosciences or DuPont Pioneer.) Most of these cases involve patent rights to GMO seed with companies like Monsanto or DuPont Pioneer. It’s not just patent problems; most of these companies like to make out that their products are completely harmless to the environment, when they’ve been proven otherwise.

“Syngenta was a defendant in a class action lawsuit by the city of Greenville, Illinois concerning the adverse effects of atrazine in human water supplies. The suit was settled for $105 million in May 2012.[50][51][52] A similar case involving six states has been in federal court since 2010.[53][54]

“In the US, Syngenta is facing lawsuits from farmers and shipping companies regarding Viptera genetically modified corn. The plaintiffs in nearly 30 states contend that Syngenta’s introduction of Viptera drove down US grain market prices, leading to financial harm, and that Syngenta acted irresponsibly by doing too little to enable shipping companies to export the grain to approved ports.[55] Before Viptera’s 2010 introduction Syngenta secured all US and NCGA-recommended export approvals, but none from China. China had imported little to no US grain prior to 2010, and at the time was not considered a major partner, but it became a major partner in 2010, when it dramatically increased US grain imports.[56] For three years, China imported U.S. Viptera grain without formal approval. In November 2013, Chinese officials destroyed a U.S. grain shipment containing Viptera grain, started rejecting all US shipments with the GM grain, but continued to accept it from all countries other than the US.[57] That same year, US corn market prices dropped $4 per bushel, causing over $2.9B in losses, with just over half of that loss occurring prior to China’s November rejection.[58] China later approved the GM corn in 2014 but US corn grain market prices have not rebounded.”

The choice is yours

These are the kind of companies that are ultimately providing your food. Do you want them making your drugs also? As you’ve seen, they already do. Do you wonder why the prevalence of these diseases is so rampant? It’s in these industries’ best interest that this cycle continues.

Do you want this kind of industry to be responsible for your food? Or medicine? How about the medicine they make to treat the problems their foods create? We’ve allowed this to take place, right under our noses and we should be ashamed. Doesn’t this sound a lot like a wicked witch luring small children with candy and sweets? Because of our addiction we allow them to continue this behavior.

This addiction has and is costing America more money and lives than any other addiction that we’ve ever experienced. There are 24,000,000 deaths worldwide each year due to ECC, excessive carbohydrate consumption. There were 17.3 million deaths in 2013 alone due to cardiovascular disease. Cancer claims over 4 million each year and Alzheimer’s takes 5 million each year, yet I here no outrage about it. All of these deaths and suffering can be curbed simply by curbing carbohydrate consumption.

It’s time to put an end to this addiction. It’s time for a cure. But to stop the addiction, you first have to de-celebratize it. We have to stop celebrating its addictive qualities and exchange that celebration for the horror for what this addiction really does.

Everybody needs to think about what harm this food does before they put it in their mouth instead of thinking how good it tastes. Unfortunately for my generation and all those that have come along since, we’re stuck in the quagmire of addiction that we have to carry for the rest of our lives. Even most natural causes of death happen due, in part, due to what this food has done to the body over the lifetime of the deceased. An autopsy will likely show some form of arthritis, as this is evidence of inflammation, oxidative stress and cell degradation that these foods cause. If the inflammation, oxidative stress and cell degradation exists in the joints, it has to exist elsewhere in the body and since it exists throughout the body, as that’s where inflammation exists, in the blood. It has to affect everything it comes in contact with. That means it affects your heart, your brain, and every internal organ. How can that not have an effect on your life? It has to, so I have to ask, why is this food still allowed to be sold without a warning about just how dangerous it is? Cigarettes are. Alcohol is. Heroin is illegal and opioids require prescriptions. But not the one substance that minimizes all the damage caused by these other substances collectively, sugar from grains requires no warning for the damage they inflict. Why?

Going back to the problems this industry has had in court, mostly protecting their own patents and falsely claiming that their products are nutritious, when they’re not. Most of the patent problems lie in the resistance their new crop seeds have to their insecticides and pesticides, which have proven to have adverse effects in the human body. Yet they are still allowed to spray their crops with these herbicides and pesticides. My question is, how much of these herbicides and pesticides trickle into our food supply? How confident are you that no chemicals are in what you eat? How confident are you that no enzyme controlling chemicals are not in your biscuits or crackers? How confident are you that your sugar addiction won’t turn into diabetes? How confident are you that you addiction won’t turn into heart disease, or cancer? Whether you worry about it or not, you will experience brain loss. That’s just in the science. You can’t change it without saying good-bye to your addiction. This obviously isn’t easy with a grain industry that feeds the pharmaceutical industry. It’s even more obvious that they’ll never let us know the damage their foods do to everyone who ingests them. That’s up to you to know the dangers of sugar and grains, and now you do.

It’s time to say no to the industry that feeds you,

so you can say no to the industry that drugs you.

Learn to just say no to sugar, grains and drugs!

Sugar; America’s Worst Addiction,

Confessions of a Reformed Carboholic

Sugar, I love it. I grew up loving it. Because I grew up loving it, I’m now addicted to it. It’s an addiction that was forced upon me by our food industry, telling my mother that she had to make refined and whole grains the most prevalent food in my diet. She fed me this food, supposedly, to keep me healthy. Aren’t whole grains supposed to make you healthy? That was 60 years ago. I’m paying the price for that now, with my arthritis. I was paying the price for it just 30 months ago, by carrying 30 lbs more than what I carry right now and being borderline diabetic and in pain all the time. I’m about to debunk this myth that whole grains are healthy. There is a price to be paid for eating a (starchy) carbohydrate diet and you’re paying it with every sandwich you eat, every corn chip you munch, and every noodle you eat.

My sisters are paying the price for it now, also. They are both obese and diabetic. My father has always exercised to keep his weight down. He’s was always able to burn off the excess glucose, until he was about 35. Even though he’s always jogged every day, since I was in 7th grade, he couldn’t run away from this. After being borderline diabetic he couldn’t change his downhill spiral. He’s now taking an anti-diabetes drug which has several side effects that are initially so small that they aren’t noticed but after time, start to inflict other harm to the body, due to the effects of the chemical changes caused by the medication. His carb diet is starting to lead him down the same path as my mother, who passed away 4 months ago. My mother, in trying to be the best mother and wife she could be, went along with what the FDA, the USDA and the ADA told her because she wanted to do what was right for her family. Guidelines from the ADA telling her that grains needed to be at the base of her all of her meals was what drove her to do this to our family. This is what doomed us to our current list of ailments, ailments like obesity and diabetes, arthritis, cancer, stomach ailments galore, and now, side effects from treatment for those ailments. It all comes along with a carbohydrate diet because all carbs break down into glucose. Even yet, MyPlate.gov suggests that whole grains be a part of a healthy diet. The evidence I’m going to show you is completely contrary to this notion.

Because sugar addiction is America’s biggest addiction, that makes it, its worst addiction. It’s an addiction that everybody grew up with and into. It’s an addiction that’s been with us for as long as we’ve been eating it. It’s an addiction that’s become far worse than it’s ever been, since we’ve been eating it over its 10,000 year history. It’s an addiction that’s built scores of empires, and then tore them all down. This addiction is far worse than any other addiction that plagues America. Whether it be today, yesterday or tomorrow, this addiction is the worst that Man has ever faced or may ever face. This is simply due to its propensity to expand its influence across the whole world. It’s also driven by the greed of those condemned to this addiction. Their desire to feed their own addiction drives them to impose this addiction on the rest of the world, simply so they can make an extra buck. This addiction is at the root of almost every known form of dementia, heart disease, diabetes and everything that comes along with that, like cancers, cardiovascular diseases. The list is endless because sugar’s worst instigator of inflammation, AGEs, or glycation is at the base of an arm long list of disorders.

All of these disorders can be curbed simply by curbing carbohydrate consumption but addiction keeps this from happening. That’s why fighting this addiction in particular is so important. It’s life saving at its simplest, just remove contaminating factors from the food source and the diseases cannot manifest themselves. The contaminating factor in this case? You guessed it, sugar. Sugar addiction is leading our society to the brink of destruction because of the nature of its addiction and what it does to the body. Its continued use only leads to discomfort and death. It’s only redeeming factor is that it tastes good and satiates quickly. This is what makes it so deadly, though.

That’s sad. I have to live with it too. I can’t have what I love, what I’ve been addicted to. I have to say no, to stay healthy. So do you. I know that’s exactly the opposite of what you’ve been told, but what you were told is wrong. For us it’s dead wrong. It should have never been pushed upon us to eat it in the quantities that it was. But pushed upon us it was. And we bought it. We bought into it big time and we’re paying for it now. This is evidenced by the proliferation of Alzheimer’s disease. How many lives does it have to take, before people wake up? How many families does it have to destroy, before people wake up?

Carbolism Should Be Treated Like Alcoholism

We need clinics for sugar addiction and they should be financed by the food industrial complex that imposed this diet on the people who now suffer from the consequences of it. The administration of the clinic though, should be done by trained medical professionals, because this is an addiction and should be treated as such.

Is this something that should be investigated? Should an industry be held accountable for the ruse that’s been pulled on the American people, and now the world? The ruse is that this is healthy food, when it’s really not. Why are they still allowed to claim that it’s healthy? Why are they still, allowed to advertise that it’s healthy? It’s clearly not, and it’s clearly at the root of almost all of the deadliest diseases, that we’re actively fighting right now. Diseases like Atherosclerosis, Endocarditis and Hypertensive heart disease. That’s just the CVD’s. We haven’t even covered the cancers, or dementias. Those lists are much longer.

Can anyone tell me why this is still allowed to be advertised like it is today? It starts with what’s put in baby food for starches and fillers and sweeteners. These fillers satiate babies quickly often putting them right to sleep after a short burst of energy. This is the first indication of sugar addiction and it starts at a young age. This is done for a purpose. That purpose is to addict you to its lure, so you’ll buy into it when you’re an adult.

It continues with your introduction to breakfast cereals and the load of sugars they carry when you see them advertised with the Saturday morning cartoons. I can remember for commercials for Sugar Pops, Sugar Frosted Flakes, and Captain Crunch. It starts young, real young and continues through your youth with candy and soda, and into your adult years with bread and baked goods (cakes, crackers, cookies).

It’s been forced upon us. Nobody has had a choice in this addiction and that is what makes it so lethal. That also makes it profitable for the Pharmaceutical industry. This is what scares me. The Pharmaceutical industry used to be owned by the same industry the provided the crop seed for the farmers that grew the grain that provided the flour to bake all of those loaves of bread that causing so much disease.

The Perfect Ruse

It’s almost the perfect scam. Sell crop seed to farmers that’s been genetically modified, so that it feeds your customer base, food that will require them, in the future to purchase medications from your other companies. How convenient we’ve made it for this industry to take our money. We should be ashamed.

We would be ashamed if we knew that this was done intentionally, especially if it was done for nothing more than profit. That is why this is something that should be investigated. Regardless of how long it takes, we need to know who is responsible. This is a lesson that cannot be lost, like every other study done on these concerns, we cannot allow this to be swept under the rug. Even if they’re no longer around, we need to hold their companies’ accountable. This is the only way we can prevent this from happening in the future.

For 1,000s of years, we’ve been treating the symptoms of the diseases and disorders that carbohydrate digestion cause. Because of our addiction to it, we’ve never looked at the prospect of eliminating the cause completely. When a whole society is addicted to a staple that they’ve eaten their whole lives, how does one tell the truth about something that is so important to everyone on the planet? How does one tell everyone that what they’re eating is killing them slowly, expensively, painfully, and worst of all, undignified because of all the lost memories from brain damage? How does one tell a whole society that a staple that they’ve lived on for close to 10,000 years has been, and continues to be, the one food that creates more disease and illness than any other one food in their diet? How does a world break their addiction, when the addicted are the majority of the world and only 5% of that population can recognize their addiction?

Dr Perlmutter is trying to tell the people and continues to do so. I honestly feel that he thinks as I do, that if we don’t dispel the consumption of these foods, our society is doomed. From what I’ve learned, since I’ve broken the addiction, I see a collapse, due to out of control emotions, due to the wild glucose swings in the blood, making people under the control of a carbohydrate diet, under the control of those who impose this diet on the American public. It’s in their interest to keep America addicted and the best way they can do this, is to tell you that it’s healthy and what you need to keep your body healthy. Only those who want to buy their pharmaceuticals, from them in the future, are ones who should to buy their food products now, because, they eventually will.

By following what little advice I offer, to curb your carbs dramatically and as completely as possible, you can dramatically slow down if not eliminate many of the disorders and diseases within these pages. If it can’t eliminate your disease, it will reduce the expression of your disorder. If it doesn’t cure you, it will definitely extend your life. My goal is to extend it a minimum of 20 years. I would like to see everyone live to be 100 years old, or more. I know this diet lifestyle can do that (depending on your age and degree of addiction of course). To know this yourself, though, you have to change your diet.

 

 

A Display of Dependence You Don’t Need


Gastric bypass, and the loss of ghrelin

Gastric bypass, and the loss of ghrelin

vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy-23018757When I heard from a dear friend that he wanted to go through gastric bypass surgery, because he couldn’t get his weight under control, my heart sank. I thought he’s heading into a life time of more illness and disease, just because he can’t control his carb intake. One wouldn’t think that losing part of their stomach could hurt that much, when in all actuality, you’re looking at cutting one of your most important lifelines. That is, if you don’t want to be addicted to pharmaceuticals for the rest of your life. I’m beginning to wonder why this procedure would ever be recommended,

I wouldn’t be so concerned about this, if one of the effects of this surgery didn’t involve loss of one of your most influential hormones, ghrelin. Post surgical data show a reduction in the amount of ghrelin in the stomach of bypass surgery recipients. This one factor alone could severely limit your ability to fight off future illnesses and disease.

Your stomach doesn’t just hold food to be digested, it produces one of the most important hormones for your health, ghrelin. If you take away the source of this hormone, you’re taking away future health.

I touched on this in Carbs, The Payoff of Life Without Carbs, and it has to do with control of your hormones. If you let your hormones control you, you’re going to be subject to leptin’s influence and your hormones are going to follow their own path of least resistance. This is going to continue, to force you to feed them, more carbs.

However, if you’d rather control your own hormones, you’ll learn the value of ghrelin resistance. This will allow the ghrelin to build up in your system where it can perform its magic, the magic of building a bigger brain, boosting anti-oxidants.

The Importance of Ghrelin

Ghrelin is first and foremost a growth hormone, as well as a hunger hormone, but it also serves many other functions. These functions include, but are certainly not limited to, the following attributes (according to Wikipedia);

  • “Ghrelin promotes intestinal cell proliferation and inhibits apoptosis during inflammatory states and oxidative stress.[49][50] It also suppresses pro-inflammatory mechanisms and augments anti-inflammatory mechanisms, thus creating a possibility of its therapeutic use in various gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions, including colitis, ischemia reperfusion injury, and sepsis.[51][52] Animal models of colitis, ischemia reperfusion, and sepsis-related gut dysfunction have been shown to benefit from therapeutic doses of ghrelin.[51][52] It has also been shown to have regenerative capacity and is beneficial in mucosal injury to the stomach.[53]
  • “The hippocampus plays a significant role in neurotrophy: the cognitive adaptation to changing environments and the process of learning[58][59] and it is a potent stimulator of growth hormone.[11] Animal models indicate that ghrelin may enter the hippocampus from the bloodstream, altering nerve-cell connections, and so altering learning and memory. It is suggested that learning may be best during the day and when the stomach is empty, since ghrelin levels are higher at these times. A similar effect on human memory performance is possible.[58]
  • “Although the vast majority of neurons in the mammalian brain are formed prenatally, parts of the adult brain (for example, the hippocampus) retain the ability to grow new neurons from neural stem cells,[citation needed] a process known as neurogenesis. Neurotrophins are chemicals that help to stimulate and control neurogenesis.”

Looking at the attributes above, Ghrelin not only supports anti-inflammatory mechanisms, but it’s this last attribute that sets it apart from all the other benefits that this diet provides, as it promotes neurotrophins in the brain which in turn help the brain to produce new cells. In other words it makes the brain grow. That means that going hungry turns on factors in your brain that actually make it grow. BDNF is just one of these neurotrophins that I talk about on the MY Life Without Carbs page. There are a few others you can find out about at the previous link.

hormones-list-ghrh-papers-tablet-words-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-medical-concept-55856070So Ghrelin not only tells when to eat, it also inhibits cell death, it helps control pain and disease by controlling anti-inflammatory mechanisms as well as encouraging our brain to grow by encouraging neurogenesis, the growth of new brain cells. It’s this one factor that intrigues me the most. This means that I can grow new brain cells, something that I thought was lost 30 years ago after my severe closed head injury. I didn’t used to think that brain cells couldn’t grow back, when in all actuality, they’re growing all the time, through neurogenesis, (at least for those who want them to grow).

Ghrelin is the hormone of choice when it comes to controlling inflammation. Reducing the amount of it in the body will do little more than increase any expression of inflammation and that includes arthritis and pain, the worst expression of inflammation. Why would anyone want to increase their pain?

Ghrelin is such an important hormone in the body, I can’t understand why anyone would want less of it in their body. It protects the body from so much it’s a downright shame.

How to increase Ghrelin

This may indicate the healthiest benefit of being on a ketogenic diet, the ability to resist the influence of ghrelin on your urges to eat.

Building ghrelin in your body is not the easiest thing to do. It requires effort. There are several way to build your ghrelin, some easier than others, but all effective.

For me the easiest way was to exercise, but exercise wasn’t getting me to my other goals. It was increasing my brain power, but it wasn’t helping me to lose weight.  It wasn’t until I decided to give up carbs myself that I finally reached my weight goals and this turned out to be the healthiest manner in which I increase my brain power. This, to me, is evidence of the biggest difference of a carb diet and a keto diet.

It was when I went on the keto diet, my brain growth seemed to multiply because it was 23 months after my switch that I published this site. When you compare that to the length of time it took me to write my post about myself, the difference is astounding.  I attribute that to lack of carbs in my body mucking things up.

The damage that carbs do to the bodyincludes but is not limited to;

Carbohydrate Diet
Damage
  • increases glucose in the body
  • which creates fat
  • which create plaque,
  • inflammation,
  • disease,like
  • hear disease
  • cancer
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • dementia
  • lack of hormonal/emotional control
  • more expression of leptin in the body
  • more pain
  • more hunger
Benefit
  • Tastes good
  • Satiates quickly
  • Quick temporary energy

In comparison;

Ketogenic Diet
Damage
  • None known

I laid out most of these benefits in My life without carbs;

Benefit
  • Limited glucose in the system to muck things up
  • More energy
  • Longer lasting energy
  • Bigger brain through brain growth (extra BDNF in the brain)
  • Anti-oxidant growth (extra Nrf2 to amp up anti-oxidants)
  • Larger expression of ghrelin’s benefits in the body
  • Weight maintenance is natural
  • Low to no body fat
  • No plaque in the blood
  • No heart disease
  • No cancer
  • No arthritis
  • No inflammation
  • Less  pain
  • Less expression of a common cold
  • fewer mosquito bites

I used to get mosquito bites all the time. It seemed that mosquitos flocked to me just to get some of my blood. Now. I rarely get bitten. When I do get a mosquito bite, a seldom notice it, as it doesn’t itch as much as it used to. That is evidence to me, of a lack of willingness of my body to get inflamed, from a mosquito bite. How sweet it is.

Becoming ghrelin resistant is in my opinion, the biggest benefit of being on a ketogenic diet. This allows ghrelin to work more of it’s magic in your body.

When one balances the benefits versus the damage each diet inflicts on the body, it’s not hard to see the benefit of the keto diet over the carb diet.

When I hear of gastric bypass surgery now, I think, Where is the sense in this?

It’s amazing to think about what some people will unknowingly force themselves to endure, just for the vague perception of an easy path out of their dilemma, when all they have to do, is curb their carbs.

Carbs and Dementia

Carbs and Dementia

It’s well documented how much of a pandemic
obesity has become, worldwide. It’s becoming evident that this pandemic of obesity is leading directly into a pandemic of brain damage and dementia. Obesity, after all, leads directly to dementia. Don’t believe me? I’ll show you how and why this disease
acts like it has a mind of it’s own, controlling you to do what it wants.

It’s in the way it influences your hormones, as it uses them to control you, without you even suspecting it.

Dementia is, after all, type 3 diabetes.

If you’re type 2 diabetic now and you don’t change your eating habits, you stand a 100% chance of  becoming type 3 diabetic. I can say this confidently because you don’t have to be type 2 diabetic, to get type 3 diabetes, dementia. This is shown in the number of Alzheimer’s patients now in existence. That population is growing exponentially while the diabetic population just multiplies in  numbers. Diabetes just has a tendency to hasten the arrival of type 3 diabetes.

If we’re to going stop this epidemic of dementia that’s starting to cripple our population. We need to take drastic measures and the sooner we do so, the better our chance of survival. We have to slow the progression, where it starts, in what we eat. Thus, the reason for this post.

Alzheimer’s Disease

In most cases type 3 diabetes manifests itself in the disorder of Alzheimer’s disease. I know that not everyone who has Alzheimer’s disease has had type 2 diabetes, yet everyone who is type 2 diabetic will lose brain function. That science can’t be changed. The only thing that can stop that runaway train is to stop feeding it.  You must stop feeding carbohydrates into the fat factory that’s responsible for it. Carbs are the only thing that can generate fat inside your body. It’s this body fat, where the visceral fat lies that generates all the hormones and adipokines that dictate what this fat is going to do to your body. And it does plenty, all in the form of damage, damage to every system in your body as well as your brain. The more fat you have, the more damage it does to your body.

Fat creates hormones and adipokines that wreak havoc in your body.

The very first thing fat does, is to generate more fat through the use of the hormones that it produces, mainly leptin, along with Apelin and Chemerin, and it uses 100’s of other adipokines to wreak havoc throughout your entire body, including your brain. These hormones block receptors in the brain that influence behavior. They force us to continue to feed fuel to the cycle unknowingly. I call this our fat factory. This is called also addiction and this is how the addiction of the fat factory works.

By blocking receptor neurons in the brain, the neuropeptides that signal our bodies to stop eating, can’t do their job and tell us to stop eating. This is truly being controlled by your hormones. The pity of this cycle is, the larger you are, the more you experience it. It’s a cycle that feeds itself and it’s science you can’t change, without turning off the spigot.

It seems that this fat has become a self feeding disease, of it’s own. I’ve noticed that the worse you have the disease, the harder it is to kick. But it’s also even more crucial to kick at that point, because it’s already at the point of no return. Unless drastic measures are taken, a life of forgetfulness and lost memories is right around the corner, if it isn’t happening already? When was the last time you lost your keys or couldn’t remember someone’s name?

Fat, another organ

Even though obesity, excess fat,  is considered to be a disease by many, fat is considered by many professionals to be another internal organ. It’s an organ with its own mind, a mind to keep growing. It’s also one of the few organs that can grow in size, and when it does, it multiplies the hormones’ and adipokines‘ effects on our bodies. And it modifies it exponentially, which isn’t pretty.

Dictionary.com defines an organ as; Biology. a grouping of tissues into a distinct structure, as a heart or kidney in animals or a leaf or stamen in plants, that performs specialized task.”  

By strict definition, fat follows that description. It is a group of tissues in a distinct structure, that performs a specialized task. In this case it performs many tasks, so many that it’s mind boggling. This one organ creates more cytokines and hormones than any other organ in the body. That means that fat is one organ in our bodies, that either controls us, or that we control it. When I talk about controlling us, I’m talking about control of our hormones which in turn controls our emotions. It also means that this one organ is responsible for more illness and disease than anything else in our entire bodies.

This is exactly why it’s so bad, the worst of these adipokines are cell signaling proteins that trigger hosts of illnesses and diseases. These diseases range from multiple cancers to multiple CVDs, which we’ll talk about later. The fat creates the bad cytokines that muck up your system. They create the adipokines that instruct your cells to turn into amyloid plaque. Amyloids are the foundation of an armlong list of disorders, many cancers including breast cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, and on and on. This isn’t even mentioning the mental disorders that come with amyloids. That list is even longer. The devastating effects that these hormones and adipokines have on your body, because of fat in your body, are truly astounding.

Body Fat production depends on Glucose

Now I know that glucose not only creates fat, the fat it creates, creates in turn, hormones and adipokines that trigger the inflammation and cell degradation associated with cancer and CVDs and worse of all brain loss. This fat factory is wasting away your brains and taking with it all of your mental faculties and dignity.

But it’s not only the fat factory that’s destroying our brains. It’s the gliadin that you eat every time you eat gluten. Your body can have this auto-immune response to gliadin, by sending out anti-gliadin antibodies that have the ability to attach themselves to purkinje cells in your cerebellum as explained by Dr Davis;. “The antigliadin antibodies triggered by gluten can bind to Purkinje cells of the brain, cells unique to the cerebellum. Brain tissue such as Purkinje cells do not have the capacity to regenerate: Once damaged, cerebellar Purkinje cells are gone . . . forever.” Doesn’t that say brain damage?

Only by taking abrupt action immediately, are you going to interrupt the production of these hormones that the fat factory is producing. And it’s producing these hormones so it can continue to enlarge itself in a vicious cycle. The only  way to stop this cycle at this point, is to stop the fuel that feeds it, carbohydrates.

I’m sorry, but there’s no way around it. Not even you can change science. Unless you shut off the spigot of inflammation that you’re pouring into your body, every time you eat carbs, you’re going to feed the the fat that feeds the inflammation that causes all the disorders and disease listed in Carbs, The New Death Sentence, (15 of them, for starters).

A search of Obesity and brain size at NIH’s PMC site brought up over 1200 studies done on obesity and brain size. One in particular that I looked at, showed the influence leptin has on the brain and it’s ability to regulate energy in the body. Leptin is one of hundreds of hormones and adipokines (cell signaling proteins), that’s manufactured in your body fat.

According the study on Obesity and Dementia; “Within the brain, leptin regulates energy intake” “Leptin inhibits the expression of orexigenic neuropeptides and stimulates the expression of anorexigenic neuropeptides, which results in inhibition of energy intake (Jequier, 2002).”

That explains why those on a diet high in carbs (which is the only thing that can make people fat), run out of energy so much, and need to refuel every two hours or so. It’s the leptin expressing itself in the brain that inhibits the signals that tell us if we have energy or not and if we need to eat or not. And this is where the problem multiplies. Since leptin is formed in the fat around our body, it tells our brain that our body it needs more (fat) by blocking these signals. So what do we do? We eat more, to feed that need. This is leptin resistance, the leptin blocking those receptors in our brain that tell us that we don’t need to eat and have enough energy. It’s this leptin resistance that gives fat a mind of its own and allows it to work within us without our permission. That to me is unadulterated robbery of our senses and emotions.

If you don’t have the ability to fight your hormones (leptin in this case) and resist this basic expression of survival, hunger, you’re doomed to everything listed in Carbs, The New Death Sentence. That is what makes carbs so addictive and dangerous and why their continuance must be curbed.

“It is known that adipokines, secretory products of adipose tissue such as leptin, interact directly with specific nuclei in certain areas of the brain such as the hippocampus. This results in regulation of not only feeding behavior, but also neurodegeneration, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis and memory consolidation (Doherty, 2011).” Are you starting to get the picture? Leptin isn’t your friend.

The Dangers of Leptin

Wikipedia says that the first adipokine, leptin was discovered in 1994 and since then 100’s have been discovered. Isn’t that disturbing? Fat that we make from glucose manufacturers hosts of hormones that are wreaking havoc on our bodies.

That means with the carbs we eat, we’re making fat, a fat that grows hormones that have cell signaling proteins that control hunger, energy expenditure and fat oxidation, blood pressure, glucose uptake and insulin resistance just to begin with. I didn’t even make it half way through all the cell signaling proteins that were listed. The others that I did check all triggered a disorder or inflammation somewhere in the body. Many of them are associated with more than half of the known cancers, a multitude of heart diseases and every form of dementia known to man.

Leptin only plays a small part in the assault that our hormones throw at us. Adiponectin plays just as important role. As does Apelinchemerin, and 6 other hormones that they’ve found so far. And they finding more. All these hormones are adipokines and are manufactured in adipose tissue or fat. The other six adipokines listed on Wikipedia that I didn’t list here are all associated with inflammation and the oxidative stress that’s associated almost all cancers, most heart diseases and all brain damage that’s not caused by concussions and blunt force trauma.

If leptin plays a part in neurodegeneration, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis and memory consolidation, doesn’t it make sense that it’s the creation of leptin that we need to control, to stem its influence in our bodies. If we’re to control the amount of leptin in our bodies, and leptin is made in adipose tissue (fat), then we need to control the amount of fat in our bodies. The only thing that controls the amount of fat that goes into our bodies is the amount of glucose that we feed it. We know that the glucose is controlled by the amount of carbs we put in our bodies, so it’s easy to understand why we need to curb the carbs.

You can’t change the science. Glucose in the body creates fat. Fat creates leptin. The more leptin you have in your body, the more resistant you become to it and the more it needs to feed itself. It’s a cycle that keeps feeding itself again and again and again until you’re hungry 10 minutes right after you finished a big meal. I can remember times after a big spaghetti dinner when I was foraging though the cabinets and refrigerator, looking for something else to eat, on a full stomach. When I think about that now, I think, how sick could I have been to be expressing that kind of behavior? Then I think, I was a kid then, I was only eating what was fed to me. Here’s the scary part, I was eating exactly what the ADA was telling me I should eat. That’s exactly what you’re doing right now, following the dietary guidelines that you grew up with. How could they have gotten it so wrong?

Fortunately. I can only remember those times now, as I don’t get hungry much anymore. (Another advantage of being thin, and on a ketogenic diet.) Leptin doesn’t control anything in my body. I don’t have that much leptin in my body to control my urges and my energy. With a body fat ratio of 16 %, my body isn’t ever going to make enough leptin to create any problems in my body, provided that I don’t feed it what it wants, carbohydrates. This is what make it so easy now to fast.

The Benefit of Adiponectin

This is where Adiponectin  plays its role. “Adiponectin is a protein hormone that modulates a number of metabolic processes, including glucose regulation and fatty acid oxidation.[3]

It’s adiponectin that not only dictates how glucose is turned into fat, it controls how the fat is burned in the body, and this is where it gets real interesting. Higher levels of adiponectin in the body allow the body to generate more energy from a smaller amount of fat, making adiponectin crucial for maximum energy output with minimal intake of food. That is why Dr Miller says that people on low carb diets have more energy.

Since adiponectin is made in adipose tissue like all other adipokines, one would think that having a lot of fat would create a lot of adiponectin, when actually, we create just as much of it if not more when we don’t have the fat stores in out bodies. Our bodies use fat in our bones to create adiponectin. Actually, Levels of the hormone are inversely correlated with body fat percentage in adults [5]  “Contrary to expectations, despite being produced in adipose tissue, adiponectin was found to be decreased in obesity.[3][5][15]

“The hormone plays a role in the suppression of the metabolic derangements that may result in type 2 diabetes,[5] obesity,atherosclerosis,[3] non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome.[9] 

So, how do we increase this hormone? Since levels of the hormone are inversely correlated with body fat percentage, the more fat we have the less adiponectin we have in our systems. This in itself, leads to more obesity, more diabetes and everything that comes along with that.

Again According to Wikipedia;

Weight reduction significantly increases circulating levels.[11]” “A low level of adiponectin is an independent risk factor for developing:

That means to avoid low levels of adiponectin in your body, weight loss is crucial. This places more importance in calorie restriction. But there’s good news for those carboholics who have trouble restricting their calories,   “…omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have shown increased plasma adiponectin.[28] Curcumin, capsaicin, gingerol, and catechins have also been found to increase adiponectin expression.[29]

The most optimum way of reducing calorie intake is fasting. Most every religious practice have some form of fasting within is practice, with the exception of Christianity. When Christians get together, it’s usually in the form of a pot luck meal. Christians love to eat. But even Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights. Is it any wonder that Jesus was so smart?

Fasting not only effects your hormones, it has multiple, other effects on the body that are all wondrous. Fasting brings with it, important benefits to the health of your brain.

  • It increases BDNF in your brain. This is what enables your brain to grow.
  • It’s ramps up the expression of Nrf2 in your genes and that can boost your anti-oxidants exponentially. ramping up your immune system and keeping your healthier than any medicine can.

So, it not only boosts brain growth, it boosts anti-oxidant production which keeps you healthier by being better able to fight off illness and disease.

Fasting conjures up images of starvation, though. This may be true is you are one of those unfortunate individuals who is still stuck on a carbohydrate diet. On a carbohydrate diet, fasting is next to impossible. At the least, it’s very difficult and involves a massive amount of discomfort.

The best way to avoid this discomfort
is to convert your diet to a low carb diet,

preferably a diet without any carbs.

This is where a fat tax might be a good idea. Tax carbohydrates by the amount of fat they create, which is influenced directly by their place on the glycemic index. This would force the population to cut back on their intake of this dangerous food. It might also help to pay for all the medical needs that carboholics are going to need, if they continue to consume these killing field grains.

We as a population have to do something to correct this aberration to our diet. This food is killing us painfully, expensively and indiscriminately. As a society, we can’t allow this to continue unabated, as it has, for the last 60 years.

It’s Time For A Cure,

Curb Your Carbs

 

The effects of carbohydrates on our society throughout history

The effects of carbohydrates on our society throughout history

We owe our civilization to the dawn of agriculture. It was the beginning of agriculture, which started civilization because it  stock-photo-47784218-chicago-aerial-viewtransformed our ancestors into a people who didn’t need to move around to find food. It took us from hunter-gatherers to planters and farmers. They didn’t have to search for food anymore as a new way to acquire it was discovered. Our ancestors discovered how to grow it and this is where the problem of today, started. It started at the same time civilization, as a whole, started over 10,000 years ago. That’s the reason it’s wove, so tightly into our society. As important as it’s been to our society, in the past, it’s that important to curb our use of it in our diet, now. As well as it has served us in the past as a ruins-ancient-civilization-to-day-do-16605664food source, we need to curb its use now because of the dangers this new modern food is doing to our health and emotions.

Never in our entire history, has this food that we’ve been eating for over 10,000 years, been as dangerous as it is today. Don’t
misunderstand me it’s always had the ability to  influence changes in the sugar levels of most mammals. It’s the way our biology works.  It’s this change in glucose levels, that have always given it the ability to influence our behavior. I imagine, some of the very first food fights, were actually for someone else’s food. Could have low blood glucose been at the root of that? More than likely. What food effects glucose levels in the blood, so much? Which food has one of the largest amounts of carbohydrates, empty carbohydrates in it?
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The food source that I’m referring to here is, you guessed it, wheat. It was one of the founding crops that we grew, and it’s helped develop our civilizations, throughout history. It’s also helped to destroy civilizations throughout history. And the way it did it, was due to the same quality of this food that makes it so dangerous today. That is, its ability to fluctuate blood glucose levels, in all who ingest it. This is what turns on the fat faucet. That’s why cattle ranchers use grains, to fatten their herds. Grains, in general, are fattening foods. It was important in ancient times to eat fattening foods. We needed the fat to tie us over in times when food was scarce. Now, food isn’t scarce. It’s not even hard to get. As a matter of fact, this kind of food has become far too easy to get and that’s where the danger lies. This food is far too available. Food like this was never this available in the quantities we eat them, for our ancestors. They had to work to either find their food, or grow their food. It just didn’t come to them as easy as we are able to get our hands on it, today. Because of this, the bodies that used to have to exercise to get their food don’t have to today. But that only presents one of two reasons. There’re actually a couple of reasons why, that what’s sustained us throughout history, is killing us today. This food that’s so woven into our culture(s) that’s sustained us for so long,  is killing us today, And it’s killing us slowing and expensively.

The main reason is because it’s a carbohydrate. It’s a starchy high carbohydrate food that changes blood glucose levels more rapidly than any other type of food. That’s what’s always made it so  wheat-bread-wheat-shock-white-background-34095411palatable. That’s what’s always made it addictive also. It’s just more addictive now due to its genetic engineering, The problem that it’s a carb, has been with us since wheat’s inception. The other problem, the one you can blame on genetic engineering, has made it a product, now, that’s super high in starchy non-nutritious carbs with hardly any nutritional content. What nutrients it has are not worth the trade-off for the massive amount of carbohydrates you get when you eat this food. But the fact that it’s a carbohydrate in the first place, is at the root of the problem. The problem is that glucose (carbohydrates) are digested on a cellular level, with the hormone insulin. This turns the glucose into fat so it can enter the cell, to be used as a fuel. It’s here, that the problem begins. The fat, that the insulin turns glucose into, is not that good of a fat.  (Especially at the rate we’re consuming these carbs, now.)  It is fat your body would rather store than use right away. This primitive digestive behavior is coupling itself with today’s sedentary lifestyles, to produce disastrous results.

Those results are what are costing us millions of lives, dollars, hours in lost production, our mental focus and emotional senses. All this is due to the way this food controls our blood sugars. When eaten by humans, they’re subject to the fluctuations of their blood glucose, due to the glucose infusion in the blood stream from the carbohydrates, setting off the cry for insulin. But we’re not going to talk about insulin, because its part of the story doesn’t come back in, until you start looking at what this food has the ability to do to you. This is the reason for all the illness and diseases it’s causing today. If you doubt this, read my first blog.

What we’re going to look at is the change in blood glucose in the body and what influences it has on one’s moods, emotions, thoughts, actions and speech as well as physical health. We’re going to do this because the food we’ve been ingesting throughout our entire lifetime, as a species, is the same food we’re eating right now, when in all actuality, it’s not. The food we’re eating now, that resembles this staple of our diet for so many years, isn’t anything like that of what we ate then. Today’s version of this staple is much higher in fat causing carbohydrates. It’s this one little factor about its existence that sets it aside from all other foods. The simple fact, because it has the ability to change your blood glucose so much, it has the ability to change your moods and emotional patterns, as well as behavioral patterns. Who knows what influence this factor has had throughout history? I can see today, how those patterns have been amplified. They’ve been amplified, because the food that causes this behavior has been amplified in the amount of carbohydrates it provides, to those who eat it. Their glucose levels are always varying by wide margins which in turn makes their moods vary by wide margins also. This variance in range of emotions, is what I contend, is a major influence in worldwide behavior today.

I wonder what it would be like if everyone were on a low carb diet and were no longer subject to the glucose changes in the blood and thereby not subject to changes in their moods and emotional behavior. Would everyone think and behave more rationally? They wouldn’t be influenced by the mood swings as much. I contend that they would. I know I have since I’ve been on a low carb diet. It’s done so much to alter my emotional behavior that it’s made me a completely new person. I’m not nearly as volatile as I used to be. I don’t lose my temper like I used to. Most importantly, I don’t get frustrated as much as I used to. Simply put, I’m a much saner guy, than what I used to be on  carbohydrate diet. I think much more rationally, now that I’m on a low carb(MCT keto) diet. If this diet can do this for me, can you imagine what it can do for anyone else? I try to imagine what it could do for the world and how it might help to mellow everyone out, just a little bit. It would, at least, make everyone healthier and that change alone might go a long way to evening our emotions.

My contention is that if can do it for anybody in the world and if it can, why can’t that change the behavior of the world?

Only abstinence from this food, can tell us if it would work. I ask you, why not try to find out if I’m correct in my assumptions? What do we have to lose? Bad Health? Lost production? Lost wealth? Lost sanity? To me the trade off is worth the gamble, wouldn’t you think so?

Carbs, Industry’s Influence in the Expansion of Carb Production

Industry’s Influence in the Expansion of Carb Production

It would be nice if money weren’t the primary motivating factor in business. It would be nice if the health and welfare of every individual human being were the primary motivating factor in business. But it’s not. That is why this post may be the hardest one to construct. It not only involves corporate America, it involves a major portion of all industry both big and small. Even down to the mom and pop stores in smalltown America

The problem is, that this problem invades the very core of our society, our sustenance. This is what we all work for. Our primary goal, for our families, (after finding shelter) is to put food on the table. And this is where the problem begins. Everyone has to eat. This makes everyone, who’s hungry, susceptible to outside influences, to quench those hunger pangs.

The problem is, that this problem invades the very core of our society, our sustenance. This is what we all work for. Our primary goal, for our families, (after finding shelter) is to put food on the table. And this is where the problem begins. Everyone has to eat. This makes everyone, who’s hungry, susceptible to outside influences, to quench those hunger pangs.

The food industry understands this. They’ve done numerous studies on it. Their research has told them how, when, where, and to whom to market their products to. All so they can increase their profits.

Their only interest, though, is to please their stockholders, they not interested in their customers health (unless their in the health industry), so everything they do, is done for the bottom line, profit. Because of this shortsightedness, and not looking that far into the future, they’re cutting their own throats, by harming their market with products, that are not only making their customers sick, their products are killing the customers.

These products kill because of the sugar they contain, we all know that. But the problem here is, that they don’t kill immediately. Their death sentence takes a lot longer. It’s a lot more painful. It’s a lot more expensive. It’s a lot more emotionally draining. It’s definitely, nothing anyone should have to experience, yet the addiction, keeps anyone who’s on this diet, remain on this diet, voluntarily. Only those strong enough, can break the cycle of addiction. But the beauty of breaking it, is this, it doesn’t take that long, as long as you can abstain from it’s lure. It only takes a month or two, for the average addict. Heavier, more addicted people, might take another month or two. But I can promise you, that everyone will experience the magic of partial freedom, even by abstaining for just two weeks. The sincerity of the attempt must be a solemn one. You must be earnest in trying and that means reading every label of every food you buy. Know what you’re eating. It’s important to know exactly what you’re putting in your body, so you can know what you’re doing to your body.

Bringing the food industry to an understanding, that they are sacrificing  tomorrows customers for today’s profits, may help in curbing corporate influence , but is it enough to change the behavior of all corporate America? I don’t know. The amount of change that would have to occur, is enormous, because the industry is enormous. How do you change an industry this enormous?  The only way I know how to, is one company at a time, until all companies see the light.

Unfortunately, profit doesn’t have a soul. It has no moral values. And it’s the moral values that make us a society. Without them, we’d have no laws or regulations to keep people from stepping on other people’s toes. This begs the question, what role does profit play in a civilized culture. Most of us know that profit = money. Most of us also know that a civilization needs money to conduct commerce, so  everyone within that civilization can trade their goods and services. It’s this trade, that’s at the core of civilization. People came together in primitive times for protection, and this, in turn, started us trading our possessions and food. And thus, the beginning of commerce, the engine that keeps our society, culture and civilization growing.

If,  it’s the desire for money, that’s at the root of all evil, does that make all of corporate America evil, because of their desire to improve their profits? Some would say so, simply because of the lack of responsibility corporate America takes for their actions when they harm others. Others would say, it’s survival. In all actuality, it’s both. The desire for profit and power, is what drives most all of corporate America. It’s my opinion, that this is where corporate America is failing society.

Because they have to fulfill stockholders wishes to make more money, they are obligated to do so. Doing anything else would not be considered profitable and it wouldn’t keep the stockholders happy. The company would lose the investment of their stockholders and this in turn would strongly disable their ability to conduct business and therein threaten the existence of the company. Profit is important. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest motivating factors in our society.

We, in the United States, have always used our freedoms, to bolster our efforts to increase our profits. It’s this freedom, that’s built the strongest empire in history. The problem is this, when you consider freedom and what it brings us, you have to look at the other side of the coin, that freedom is on. The other side of this freedom coin that’s tossed around, so much (mostly politically), is responsibility. You can’t have true freedom without responsibility. The responsibility side of the this coin, says that, you must take responsibility for the freedoms you enjoy, especially when those freedoms inflict harm on an other human being. You can’t have true freedom without this responsibility. Without the responsibility, what do you have? A society without control. When anybody, person, group, or company isn’t fully responsible for enjoying their freedoms, where does the freedom exist for all parties? In that sense then, where does it exist for anyone? It doesn’t, when one does harm to any other person. only one person’s freedom was expressed. The person on whom this expression of freedom was committed, wasn’t allowed to express their own freedom, because they are subject to the freedoms of the other. Is this really true freedom? I submit, that it isn’t,  it’s not true freedom at all.  At best, it’s pseudo freedom.

It’s how our system, works, and because our Supreme Court thinks that corporations are the same as people, they’ve said that they deserve the same rights and freedoms as any single individual human being. Yet, they’re allowed a lot more freedom, simply because, they have the money to do so. Here’s the worst part of this, because of our addiction, it’s our money they use. We give it to them, freely, every time we buy their products. At least we think we do. We’re actually succumbing to their desire. We are slaves to their wishes,

This is a trap, that I refuse to fall into. I can only thank Dr Perlmutter, Dr Davis, and Dr Amen, for setting me on the path that brought me to this point, and these blogs, (I don’t mention Dr Amen anywhere in any of my blogs,, except right here. The reason I mention him here, is because, he’s the one who basically started me on this journey.) This trap will continue until it meets resistance. I see a tax on high glycemic food as a starting point. That would at least make the buyer stop and think, before they purchased these foods. And yes that does include your tortilla chips.

Industry Concerns Of Dispelling Wheat And Grains

Industry Concerns Of Dispelling Wheat And Grains

What moves America forward, more than anything else, is corporate advancement. Hence the control of corporations in the America, is what drives this advancement.group-of-3d-business-people-working-together-in-office-100330652

If any major change is to occur within the realms of modern society, it must be done, on a corporate level. This brings us to the dilemma of how to change the behavior of millions of people, all who are addicted to these substances and worse yet addicted to what corporate America tells them to do. They tell them how to think, how to eat, what to drink, primarily what they should be eating and drinking. This puts them in control of the amount of sugar we consume, which in turn, controls  our emotions, to put  us ‘under their spell’, so to speak. They’re never going to want to give that up. That’s something that we have to take back. and that’s why the site URL is saveourdignity.org. In order to effect, changes in the food industry, primarily the grain industry, we need to make corporate America to know, that we’re tired of this abuse and want to regain our dignity. The dignity of no more Alzheimer’s disease, no more heart disease, no more cancer.

15404184-portrait-of-a-serious-business-men-and-women-attending-a-seminarIt must be incorporated into this network of our society, that change must happen. The problem therein lies, this industry is huge. It’s comprised of, probably more companies, than any other industry, in the world, as food is the most important commodity that’s marketed worldwide. The number of companies within this industry is almost unimaginable. So how do we change the behavior of this much of our society. hint, hint.  It can’t be done overnight. It’s going to take the efforts of everyone in society, to make a change, this grandiose, which means it’s going to take a while.

Corporate industry, the food industry primarily, must confront the dangers, that they are imposing the entire world, by continuing to grow, manufacture, market, advertise and sell this devastating food that causes so many illnesses and diseases. They must understand that killing their customers, is not a solid business plan.

I realize that many of the crop seed companies, (Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, Land O’ Lakes, Bayer and many other over seas), had a lot of the money tied up in pharmaceuticals, as well as manufacturing the crop seed, (much of it genetically modified). Even though many of those companies liquidated their investments in the pharmaceutical side of the industry, many of these companies still have ties to each other, which begs the question, were coverups initiated to help hide these facts? It conjures, in my mind, the question of how threatened did they feel if any of this information was released to the public? Are these valid arguments? I think so. And I think, they deserve further investigation. This endeavor, is where it gets interesting. With corporate America in so much control of how our society functions, it’s occurred to me that nothing is going to happen, until corporate America, the food industry and pharmaceutical industry, in general must change their behavior, They must discontinue the marketing and advertising of these products, so as to not persuade the public that they need to continue to eat  this garbage. The question arises, how do you make a company cut it’s own throat. Because if anything were to interrupt the flow of their finances, how long can they stay in business? This brings is to the core of what we need to work toward to change, and changing it, may result in much of this industry disappearing.

The soft drink industry, for example, they’re probably the most guilty of any, for slipping this dangerous food into our diet, by loading up their drinks with high-fructose corn syrup, sugar,  Aspartame,  Cyclamate,  Saccharin,  Sucralose,  Acesulfame potassium,  malt syrup, Lead acetate,  any many other that I have trouble  pronouncing, like maltodextrinmaltitolmaltotrioseIcodextrin,  and too many forms of oligosaccharides to list here. To find them all, you need to refer to every food label on every can of soft drink, that’s on the market. Convincing the beverage industry of finding other sources of sweeteners is already beginning  to take place. A lot of manufacturers are starting to offer drinks sweetened with stevia, a completely natural, non-caloric sweetener, that’s super concentrated, when it’s offered in powdered form. My wish, is for the transformation of all sweetened drinks to stevia instead of the high sugar sweeteners, like all of those listed above. Can you imagine what this would do, to get this dangerous substance out of our diet? I can. You can visit my dream page here.

So how do we replace the lost business and everything else that goes along with it, the jobs and careers, the investment of millions of Americans,  who’ve all invested in these companies(through their IRA’s, Keoghs, investment funds, etc). How do we take away all of that? The problem is, you can’t, and that’s where the problem of dispelling this problem lies. You have to replace what you take away, with healthier options. Healthier for the body, healthier for business and corporate America. My contention is, that business or corporate America, and the health of the individual run hand in hand. They depend on each other. They’re crucial to each other’s survival.

Why then, doesn’t the food industry understand this basic fundamental law of business, that killing your customers with inferior products, is killing your industry? Are they that indebted to the pharmaceutical industry, that they have to keep sending them customers? Man O man does this open up a can of worms, making the construction of this post, an endeavor that I can wish upon anyone! But, I’m going to try to untangle this quagmire, so stay tuned. The eradication of this dangerous carbohydrate out of our diet, is going to take a global effort, because of it’s presence, everywhere. But with the help of industry, it might be possible to just do so. 

The Payoff of Life Without Carbs.

The Payoff of Life Without Carbs.

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How often have you ever felt like you just couldn’t control yourself? How many times have you ever felt like someone or something  else was pulling your strings? How often have you ever felt like your emotions and decisions were under the control of someone or something else? How comfortable did it make you feel? You knew you shouldn’t be feeling this way, but you just couldn’t help it. It’s like you’re almost you were being forced to do something you know that you shouldn’t be doing.
hormones-influencing-moods-behavior-34340251You’re not alone. This happens to almost everybody (except for those on a low carbohydrate diet). It’s the nature of addiction. When this happens, that’s your hormones talking to you. Your hormones are the governing agents in your body. Beside dictating almost every function in your body, they dictate when you’re hungry and when your not. They also dictate how much to eat and when to stop. Being a high carbohydrate diet turns control of your hormones over to the food you’re eating instead of keeping it under your control.

time-to-think-creative-brain-idea-concept-background-flat-design-perfect-poster-flyer-presentation-brochure-vector-45489158This is the biggest benefit of living a life without carbs’ influence on your body. It begins to manifest itself when hormones come back under your control and not that of your high carbohydrate diet.
Once carbs are out of the equation, and no longer influencing your hunger hormones (Leptin and Ghrelin), that leaves the door open, for you to control your own hormones and thereby control how these hormones work within your body. The two most important hormones, as far as hunger and your body mass are concerned, are Leptin and Ghrelin.

hormones-list-ghrh-papers-tablet-words-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-medical-concept-55856070Leptin and Ghrelin are the two hormones that regulate your digestive system, by telling you when you’re hungry and when you’re not, so that’s what we’re going to look at in this post.

According to Nora T. Gedgaudas, an acclaimed nutritional therapist, “Leptin essentially controls mammalian metabolism.”Leptin decides whether to make us hungry and store more fat or to burn fat. When your stomach is full, fat cells release leptin to tell your brain to stop eating. This is your body’s brake for the fork to mouth syndrome. Dr Perlmutter goes on to say in Grain Brain that “millions of Americans qualify as bona fide members of the leptin-resistant club. It’s practically a given if you’ve been eating a high carb diet and don’t sleep well. A few of the signs of leptin resistance; being overweight, unable to lose weight and keep it off, constantly craving comfort foods, fatigue after meals, feeling hungry all the time or at odd hours of the night, desire to snack right after a meal, problems sleeping to name a few. For the complete list, read Grain Brain. Leptin resistance is not a condition to strive for. Its leptin resistance that leads to overeating and it’s a very common condition while on a high carbohydrate diet.

Leptin is the hormone that tells you when to stop eating. It’s called the satiety hormone, but that’s not what’s interesting about Leptin. What’s interesting about Leptin is that it’s created  by your body fat. That means, the more body fat you have, the more Leptin you’ll have. The more Leptin you have, the more resistant to it’s charm you become, meaning that you become Leptin resistant. This means that you eat more food because your hunger takes longer to satiate. This in turn will turn you insulin resistant and that, you don’t want. That’s type two diabetes and it’s bad news.

According to Wikipedia; “Although leptin reduces appetite as a circulating signal, obese individuals generally exhibit a higher circulating concentration of leptin than normal weight individuals due to their higher percentage body fat.[9] These people show resistance to leptin, similar to resistance of insulin in type 2 diabetes, with the elevated levels failing to control hunger and modulate their weight. “

It’s this Leptin resistance that gives control of your hormones over to the foods your eat most, high carbohydrate wheat and grains.

It’s this cycle of carb-fat-hormone control that causes obesity, diabetes and the myriad of other illnesses and diseases that come this high carb diet.  It starts with the plaque that the combination of glucoses and fat , cholesterol and protein have when they combine in your blood stream. There are several kinds of plaque that all have damaging effects on the body and it starts with excess glucose in your blood.

It’s this cycle also, that contributes more than anything else, to a smaller brain, Studies have shown that obese people have smaller brains than normal weight people. These studies have also shown that the fatter you are, the smaller your brain is likelier to be.

Although that doesn’t, in itself, explain why your brain shrinks when you’re fat. How you metabolize carbs explains how that  happens along with the effect of the excess sugar in your blood stream. When sugar meets fat, cholesterol and protein in the blood stream, the sugar glycates the fat, cholesterol and proteins in your blood, turning them into plaques. It’s these plaques that gums up your arteries as well as your brain, therein shrinking its capabilities. On top of that, the gliadin that’s in the gluten, that’s in many grains, has the capability of causing brain damage itself, by forcing your body to create anti-gliadin antibodies, which in turn can attach themselves to purkinje cells in your cerebellum enabling that cell useless, which is then discarded by the brain. Hence, brain damage and smaller brain from eating wheat and grain based products.

Dr William Davis in Wheat Belly, says: “The antigliadin antibodies triggered by gluten can bind to Purkinje cells of the brain, cells unique to the cerebellum. Brain tissue such as Purkinje cells do not have the capacity to regenerate: Once damaged, cerebellar Purkinje cells are gone . . . forever.

Ghrelin, on the other hand, is the hormone that signals your brain that you’re hungry. According to Dr Perlmutter, Ghrelin is the yin to leptin’s yang. This hormone is secreted by the stomach when it’s empty and increases your appetite. As much as leptin tells you to stop eating, Ghrelin is the one that tells your, brain it’s time to eat.

Ghrelin is first and foremost a growth hormone, as well as a hunger hormone, but it also serves many other functions. These functions include, but are certainly not limited to, the following attributes (according to Wikipedia);

  • “Ghrelin promotes intestinal cell proliferation and inhibits apoptosis during inflammatory states and oxidative stress.[49][50] It also suppresses pro-inflammatory mechanisms and augments anti-inflammatory mechanisms, thus creating a possibility of its therapeutic use in various gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions, including colitis, ischemia reperfusion injury, and sepsis.[51][52] Animal models of colitis, ischemia reperfusion, and sepsis-related gut dysfunction have been shown to benefit from therapeutic doses of ghrelin.[51][52] It has also been shown to have regenerative capacity and is beneficial in mucosal injury to the stomach.[53]
  • “The hippocampus plays a significant role in neurotrophy: the cognitive adaptation to changing environments and the process of learning[58][59] and it is a potent stimulator of growth hormone.[11] Animal models indicate that ghrelin may enter the hippocampus from the bloodstream, altering nerve-cell connections, and so altering learning and memory. It is suggested that learning may be best during the day and when the stomach is empty, since ghrelin levels are higher at these times. A similar effect on human memory performance is possible.[58]
  • “Although the vast majority of neurons in the mammalian brain are formed prenatally, parts of the adult brain (for example, the hippocampus) retain the ability to grow new neurons from neural stem cells,[citation needed] a process known as neurogenesis. Neurotrophins are chemicals that help to stimulate and control neurogenesis.”

Looking at the attributes above, Ghrelin not only supports anti-inflammatory mechanisms, but it’s this last attribute that sets it apart from all the other benefits that this diet provides, as it promotes neurotrophins in the brain which in turn help the brain to produce new cells. In other words it makes the brain grow. That means that going hungry turns on factors in your brain that actually make it grow. BDNF is just one of these neurotrophins that I talk about on the MY Life Without Carbs page. There are a few others you can find out about at the previous link.

hormones-list-ghrh-papers-tablet-words-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-medical-concept-55856070So Ghrelin not only tells when to eat, it also inhibits cell death, it helps control pain and disease by controlling anti-inflammatory mechanisms as well as encouraging our brain to grow by encouraging neurogenesis, the growth of new brain cells. It’s this one factor that intrigues me the most. This means that I can grow new brain cells, something that I thought was lost 30 years ago after my severe closed head injury. I didn’t used to think that brain cells couldn’t grow back, when in all actuality, they’re growing all the time, through neurogenesis, (at least for those who want them to grow).

The question, therein lies, how do we encourage this neurogenesis? I hinted to that in the previous paragraphs and Ghrelin plays an important role in it. But something else just as important, influences brain growth, and that’s exercise.

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Our ancestors ran for their food in primitive times as well as ran for their lives. It was this action (exercise) that allowed our brains to grow as large as they dud. We could not only run hungry, we could run longer and harder because of the diet we were on, as a species at that time (carbs weren’t part of our diet at then). But they are now. What’s worse? They’re in our diet in abundance. And what’s even, worser yet, is that we live a sedentary life style, and it’s this life style coupled with an insatiable appetite for high carbohydrate foods that’s causing this obesity epidemic as well as diabetes epidemic, cancer epidemic, gastro-intestinal epidemic, heart disease epidemic, and that of all of the other diseases that go with it. This to me is the most ablolute worst thing that this food is doing to our society, it’s making us dumber.

High carbohydrate diet + sedentary life style = obesity, smaller
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Low carb diet + exercise = longer life, bigger, smarter brain and better immunity to fight off illness and disease.

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This one attribute, in my estimation, is the most important attribute of eating a low carb diet. Dr Perlmutter puts it this way, the fatter you are the smaller your brain. And what we’ve just looked at proves that. It also proves that the thinner you are the larger your brain is likely to be.

To me, that says, those who can’t break their addiction to the carbohydrate curse, are destined to be dumber than those who can break this addiction. The writing of this entire blog in the last three weeks, has proven this fact to me, that it is possible to expand our brains as well as the capabilities of our brains. Thank you Dr. Perlmutter for helping me to realize and understand this. And with this blog, compared to the length of time it took me to write my short bio, I think I’ve proven that.

Studies have shown that calorie restriction in the elderly has improved their memories, as evidenced by this study; A. V. Witte, et al., “Caloric Restriction Improves Memory in Elderly Humans,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, no. 4 (January 27, 2009): 1255–60, The gene that turns on BDNF is activated by a variety of lifestyle habits, including physical exercise, caloric restriction, following a ketogenic diet, and the addition of certain nutrients like curcumin and the omega-3 fat DHA. According to Dr Perlmutter, exercise as well as calorie restriction creates BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor). BDNF is a protein that actually builds new neurons in your brain and makes them work together, by setting them up in neuro networks. It also works well protecting existing neurons, as evidence by the study above. It’s more influential in building your brain, than anything else and it’s difficult for an obese person to manufacture.

This is what Dr Perlmutter talks about, when he mentions that you can control this neurogenesis (brain growth),  He explains in his book Grain Brain;

“The process, as one might expect, is controlled by our DNA. Specifically, a gene located on chromosome 11 codes for the production of a protein called “brain-derived neurotrophic factor,” or BDNF. BDNF plays a key role in creating new neurons. But beyond its role in neurogenesis, BDNF protects existing neurons, ensuring their survivability while encouraging synapse formation, the connection of one neuron to another—a process vital for thinking, learning, and higher levels of brain function. Studies have demonstrated decreased levels of BDNF in Alzheimer’s patients, which, based on an understanding of how BDNF works, should not come as a surprise.  What is perhaps more surprising is the association of BDNF with a variety of neurological conditions, including epilepsy, anorexia nervosa, depression, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We now have a firm understanding of the factors that influence our DNA to produce BDNF. And fortunately, these factors are mostly under our direct control. The gene that turns on BDNF is activated by a variety of lifestyle habits, including physical exercise, caloric restriction, following a ketogenic diet, and the addition of certain nutrients like curcumin and the omega-3 fat DHA.”

This is where it really gets good. You begin to experience the full effect of what exercise, combined with calorie restriction and a ketogenic diet, can do for you.

You get a fully charged immune system that keeps you healthy, wealthy and disease free.

Dr Perlmutter goes on to say in Grain Brain;

“Fortunately, and as one would expect, human physiology has developed its own biochemistry to create more protective antioxidants during times of high oxidative stress. Far from being entirely dependent on external food sources of antioxidants, our cells have their own innate ability to generate antioxidant enzymes on demand. High levels of free radicals turn on a specific protein in the nucleus called Nrf2, which essentially opens the door for the production of a vast array of not only our body’s most important antioxidants, but also detoxification enzymes. So if excessive free radicals induce better antioxidant production through this pathway, then the next obvious question is, what else activates Nrf2?”

“Now this is where the story gets really exciting. New research has identified a variety of modifiable factors that can turn on the Nrf2 switch, activating genes that can produce powerful antioxidants and detoxification enzymes. Vanderbilt University’s Dr. Ling Gao has found that when the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA are oxidized, they significantly activate the Nrf2 pathway. For years researchers have noted decreased levels of free radical damage in individuals who consume fish oil (the source of EPA and DHA), but with this new research, the relationship between fish oil and antioxidant protection is now clear. As Dr. Gao reported, “Our data support the hypothesis that the formation of… compounds generated from oxidation of EPA and DHA in vivo can reach concentrations high enough to induce Nrf2-based antioxidant and… detoxification defense systems.” “Not surprisingly, calorie restriction also has been demonstrated in a variety of laboratory models to induce Nrf2 activation”.

“Several natural compounds that turn on antioxidant and detoxification pathways through activation of the Nrf2 system have been identified. Among these are curcumin from turmeric, green tea extract, silymarin (milk thistle), bacopa extract, DHA, sulforaphane (contained in broccoli), and ashwagandha. Each of these substances is effective in turning on the body’s innate production of key antioxidants, including glutathione. And if none of these compounds sounds like something you’re used to having daily in your diet, then you’ll be happy to know that coffee is one of the most powerful Nrf2 activators in nature. Several molecules in coffee, some of which are partly present in the raw material while others are generated during the roasting process, are responsible for this positive effect.”

” Aside from antioxidant function, activation of the Nrf2 pathway turns on the genes to produce a vast array of protective chemicals that further support the body’s detoxification pathways while dampening inflammation—all good things for brain health.”

When calories are reduced in the diets of laboratory animals, they not only live longer (likely as a result of increased antioxidant protection), but also become remarkably resistant to the development of several cancers.”

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We all know that exercise is good for you, but did you know before today that it helps to grow your brain cells? What you probably didn’t know, was that, hunger can produce similar results in helping your brain to generate new brain cells. This to me is what’s so exiting. Just by going hungry, I’m encouraging my brain to generate new brain cells, as well as encouraging my body to easier fight illness and disease by boosting my immune system, by boosting my anti-oxidants exponentially. WOW! How good can this be? All I have to do is to stop eating the foods that cause this kind of behavior in my body,

  1. go hungry once in a while
  2. exercise
  3. eat  ketogenic diet with “certain nutrients like coconut oil, circumin and the omega-3 fat DHA”

and I can be rid of the worry of most everything listed in my first post, Carbs, The Newly Discovered Death Sentence.

If that’s not good news, I don’t know what is.

Carbs, Why The Addiction Is So Hard To Break

Why The Addiction Is So Hard To Break

stock-photo-36814596-addictionThe biggest piece of the puzzle, that influences our motivations to keep this addiction, keeps us also, from enjoying freedom from the ravages, of this devious destroyer of energy, emotional control, senses, health, wealth, sensibility, sanity, and ultimately life. And it is, why is this addiction so hard to break? And believe me, it’s a hard piece to place. I think simply because there are so many facets to this piece. That is what we’re going to look at in this post.

It starts with the way it effects our blood sugar again. Sugar satiates the body quicker than any other food because of the effect it has on our blood glucose. It’s the raising of the glucose that releases a feel good neurotransmitter, serotonin that tells your body to relax and feel safe.

According to Wikipedia; “Serotonin (/ˌsɛrɵˈtnɨn/, /ˌsɪr/) or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. Biochemically derived from tryptophan, serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), blood platelets, and the central nervous system (CNS) of animals, including humans. It is popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness.[6]

It’s this contribution of serotonin to our feelings of well being and happiness, that make us behave either rationally, or irrationally. It’s this one little factor, in my estimation, that is where many of our problems begin. Because of the outside influence on our emotions and feelings of well being and happiness, from fluctuating glucose levels in the blood, we no longer have full control over them. The drop in serotonin, is responsible for making us act differently when our glucose levels are low, rather than when our glucose levels are high. This is what causes more irrational behavior than anything else, other than maybe, chemicals in our environment and food supply. On second thought, it has to be the biggest contributor, because I’m still subject to pollutants in the environment and food supply,  but I’m not subject to the effects of glucose in my system effecting my serotonin levels. My emotions are much more rational than what they were, when I was on a carbohydrate diet. Fluctuating serotonin in my system seldom happens because glucose is not present, to make those serotonin levels fluctuate. My MTC keto diet doesn’t alter my emotions and feelings of well being, because of the lack of glucose, it allows in my diet, to put into my system. Fact is, it allows very little glucose to get into my blood because of the lack of carbohydrates, in this diet.

Because of that, my emotions don’t fluctuate as much as they used to, when I was on a carbohydrate diet. This in turn, means that every thought, every action, everything I speak, is done more rationally, than if I were still on a carbohydrate diet of any sort. This would not be possible if my body weren’t in a state of ketosis. (Thank you, Dr Perlmutter!) You don’t have to take my word, alone, you can ask anybody who ‘s body is in a state of ketosis. They’ll tell you the same thing, That their emotional control has developed far more, than it ever did, as a carboholic.

I theorize that serotonin plays a major part not only in our emotions, but in our desires, also. It has to. If it can influence our emotions, how can it not influence our desires? It’s this influence to our desires that influences our behavior. If carbs influence the amount of serotonin in our systems, wouldn’t carbs then, influence our desires, and behavior? With all this outside influence in our behavior, wouldn’t it make sense, that this outside influence, also plays a major role, in the behavior of everyone in the world? It has to. Doesn’t it make sense, then, if you were to reduce the outside influence in our behavior, everybody would be able to think more rationally. Wouldn’t more rational thinking  throughout the world lead to less violent destruction, and war, worldwide?

But that still doesn’t say enough about why it’s so hard to break this addiction. That’s just the biggest, most important reason. We need to look at, as many reason as we can, to help, as many people as we can, break this deadly cycle of carbolism.

Two more important reason are two hormones that regulate your whole digestive system, leptin and ghrelin. Which more than anything else are regulated by your sleep (hope yours isn’t interrupted). High carb diets are known for inadequate sleep, affecting how these hormones impact your diet.

According to Nora T. Gedgaudas, an acclaimed nutritional therapist, “Leptin essentially controls mammalian metabolism.”Leptin decides whether to make us hungry and store more fat or to burn fat. When your stomach is full, fat cells release leptin to tell your brain to stop eating. This is your body’s brake for the fork to mouth syndrome. Dr Perlmutter goes on to say in Grain Brain that “millions of Americans qualify as bona fide members of the leptin-resistant club. It’s practically a given if you’ve been eating a high carb diet and don’t sleep well. A few of the signs of leptin resistance; being overweight, unable to lose weight and keep it off, constantly craving comfort foods, fatigue after meals, feeling hungry all the time or at odd hours of the night, desire to snack right after a meal, problems sleeping to name a few. For the complete list, read Grain Brain. Leptin resistance is not a condition to strive for. It’s leptin resistance that leads to overeating. Ghrelin resistance, on the other hand, would be better suited for weight loss, as ghrelin is leptin’s opposite in that ghrelin is the hormone that tells you you’re hungry, but ghrelin resistance is impossible on a carbohydrate diet.

According to Dr Perlmutter, ghrelin is the yin to leptin’s yang. This hormone is secreted by the stomach when it’s empty and increases your appetite. As much as leptin tells you to stop eating, ghrelin is the one that tells your, brain it’s time to eat. And it too, is regulated by your sleep. If your sleep is inadequate, you can count on your ghrelin levels to soar, increasing your appetite for more high carb food. This is all part of a cycle that just feeds itself into a larger cycle of high blood sugar, inflammation and disease. Without control of these two hormones, controlling your appetite is going to be next to impossible, if not completely impossible. It’s virtually impossible to control these hormones while on a high carbohydrate diet. The entire ghrelin system (dAG, AG, GHSR and GOAT) has a gluco-regulatory action.[57]”  This means that your glucose levels in your blood stream regulate your hunger. This can be a huge disadvantage when trying to lose weight on a carbohydrate diet. “Circulating ghrelin concentrations rise before eating and fall afterward, more strongly in response to protein and carbohydrate than to lipids.[20]”

In other words ghrelin is activated more by carbohydrates than fats.  This means that a diet high in fats is a lot easier to build up a resistance to ghrelin and make it easier to  control hunger, than a diet high in carbohydrates.

This is where the real benefit of a low carbohydrate diet begins to manifest itself. That benefit, is a more productive brain. (This is something I’ve been proving to myself for the last three weeks, in writing this blog.) Because my body and brain runs on ketones instead of carbohydrates, my brain isn’t subject to the ups and downs of my blood glucose, mostly because there aren’t highs and lows in my blood glucose (something that only happens on a carbohydrate diet).

Carbolism is like any other addiction, only worse, because we were all sold this bill of goods, that, “this is wholesome, healthy food you should be eating”. So, we ate it. and we ate a lot of it. We based our diet on it. We still eat it. We consume more bread products in our diet than anything else, because we were told to. We’ll continue to eat it, until everyone realizes, how dangerous, this food really is. This addiction we’ve thought for years, even in the medical community, was really supposed to be healthy for us. The problem is, it isn’t. It hasn’t been healthy for us, for the last 30 years, at least. Since genetic modification has worked its way into our food supply, studies have shown major changes in our health. Studies have shown an increase in brain degenerative diseases, about the same time that genetically modified grain, slipped into our diet. Alzheimer’s has grown exponentially in the last 30 years, and many scientist, are still trying to understand why. There were also, studies showing increases in diabetes and obesity, increase in cancer, increase in cardiovascular disease and digestive disorders. And, most of this was done under our noses, without us even knowing about it. Shame on us. For the last 30 or so years, this food has been unhealthy for us, but because of the influence that this food has on our serotonin levels, and hormone levels, (ghrelin & leptin), we’ve allowed ourselves to get and continue to be addicted to it.

It’s this continuation of addiction, throughout our society, that makes it so hard to break, our individual addiction to it. It’s the continuation of all the advertising telling to us that we should still be eating this pseudo food, that’s driving this addiction. What drives all of the advertising, is corporate power, simply trying to make as much money as they possibly can for their stockholders.

This is where the difficulty in breaking the addiction, begins, at the corporate level. Because advertising influences our choices so much, corporate America exerts enormous amounts of control over us. With the introduction of sugar into our diet, it makes it even easier, for them to accomplish this.

What does everyone do on Thanksgiving day? What do you do?

If you’re like everyone else, you sit and watch football, the biggest advertising venue in our society, is football. What do you do while you’re watching the football games on TV? If you’re like everyone else, you’re eating chips of some sort, and drinking soda or beer. This is when your blood glucose levels are at their highest, making your serotonin levels also at their highest, influencing a major portion of your behavior. You’re feeling good. You see the advertising, you may be even ingesting the same thing you’re seeing the advertising for. How do you think this is going to make you feel? What do you think it’s going to make you believe? That these substances are good for you? That you should be ingesting them? Naturally! this is how everyone feels. it’s because of that glucose in everyone’s systems’ influencing their thoughts, emotions and  behavior. Is it any wonder that they’re addicted? This is how corporate America controls our emotions, thoughts and behavior.  Remove the carbs, remove the addiction. The problem here, is that you have to break the addiction, it’s that crucial.

Corporations realize this. They don’t want you to break your addiction. They do everything in their power, to keep you addicted. They have to. It’s in their best interest to keep their stockholders happy, and the only way to do that, is to be making money, and lots of it for higher returns in the stock market. It’s the nature of business. Not even knowing that they are killing their customers is enough to influence them into thinking that this is a downhill road that they’re on. This road is so steep, that it can lead, ultimately, to death of our society.

This is why corporations need to realize that they’re killing their customers and in doing so, they’re harming the rest of society. That they’re making all of their customers diabetic and sick, simply because of the excess sugar in their products which they put in, because it satiates so fast. People who ingest their products, like them immediately, making them return customers for life, or, at least, until the next best thing comes along to satiate the appetite. This behavior is completely understandable on a carbohydrate diet, which is ever so prevalent, in a all parts of the world.

 Anyone who’s broken this addiction to the carbohydrate diet and has allowed their body to go into ketosis, knows exactly what I’m talking about. Since they’ve broken the addiction of the fluctuating glucose in their bodies, their serotonin levels don’t fluctuate as much, and thus their thoughts, emotions and behavior isn’t influenced as much as that of someone on a carbohydrate diet. Their thinking is much more rational. Their thinking will never be influence by their diet, simply because of the lack of carbs in it.

Because their bodies are able to go into ketosis, it allows all the magic to happen. If you were to ask anybody who’s been on this diet for at least a year, they will confirm everything I’ve said in these posts. If they have other opinions, it’s usually because the addiction is still talking. I understand how hard it is to break.

The question I keep asking myself, is why do so many people have so much trouble recognizing, accepting, and ultimately breaking this addiction? The reason is something big business, won’t like to hear. But they need to.

My Thoughts On The Eradication of Carbs From Our Diets

The Eradication of Carbs From Our Diets

This is my favorite post. Every time I dream of a world without carbs, I get to add it to this post. After reading though it, maybe you might have some dreams of your own, that you want to share. Guess what? because this is a blog, you can. you can add any of your thoughts at the end of this blog and I encourage you to do so. Maybe like me, you’ll learn how liberating and enlightening it can be.

There are so many thoughts running through my head, that it’s hard to find a place to start this page on how I feel about getting rid of the carbohydrate diet, that not only addicts everyone to this abhorrent behavior, but causes so much damage to our bodies, teeth, emotions,  lives, relationships both personal and globally, finances, and mostly importantly, politics, that it makes it very hard to pick a spot to start, so I guess that’s what I must do. Lets go back the damage it causes to our bodies, teeth, emotions, lives, relationships, and finances.

I said it often in my first post. Carbs, The New Death Sentence, the removal of carbs from the diet and the transition to a diet, higher in fats and proteins, will not only heal a major portion of our population, from most of the inflictions that currently bother them, it will keep everyone healthier and more even tempered, well into the future, simply because of the lack of sugar in the blood. It’s that simple. This idea of a society that’s not addicted to sugar, is compelling me to dream of the possibilities. I think I need to start a what if, list.

What if:

  • Nobody in the world ate carbohydrates and suffered from the massive sugar fluctuations in the blood stream, would there be as much violence as there is in the world today?
  • Everybody in the world quit subjecting their emotions to these fluctuations in blood sugar changes, that come with the ingestion of wheat and grain foods, would differences get worked out in a more reasonable way?
  • Everyone broke their addiction to this substance and quit eating it, would the grain industry  grind to a halt? (no pun intended)
  • It never showed up in my diet in the first place, would we have the problems we have today? Or would we be further advanced, and more prepared to find other living arrangements for our expanding population, (when the “apocalypse” comes, that was supposed to happen in 2012), on another planet in a galaxy, far far, away?
  • The studies that I’ve encountered in my research, were ever revealed to the public, after their completion, would we still be experiencing all of the problems that we live with today? Problems of crime, terrorism, abhorrent behavior of any nature? If everyone’s blood sugar levels, never went out of whack, Would any of the violent nature that you see in people today, ever exist?
  • It ever got published in any of the popular journals that circulate throughout the medical community, after the research was completed on any of the studies within any of the research I’ve been fortunate to been made aware of, by Dr’s Davis and Perlmutter, would our medical industry be fashioned in a different manner, so as they wouldn’t have to contend with the amount of illness and disease that this food manifests?
  • I was introduced to a diet high in fats and proteins when I was young, how many of the ailments would I not be suffering from, now? How deformed would I not be, or would I be, at all?
  • Society in whole ate a diet high in protein and fats, would our world have to live through so much turmoil?
  • The whole world has been on a keto diet, instead of converting over to a diet of carbohydrates, because agriculture was introduced to our race, when we were primitive, would have all acts of war, conquests, crusades,  rebellions, uprisings, riots, violent crime, violent behavior, and worst of all, terrorism ever taken place? Why? Read here.
  • Due to the lack of outside influence (glucose changes in the blood) influencing behavior and emotional reactions, caused by those fluctuations in the blood sugars, would as many of them have ever taken place? I’m willing to wager that a majority of them would not have, simply because the need for them to take place would have never existed. If our race could have grown on a ketogenic diet, would our culture would be as advanced as it is, now? Since it was agriculture that civilized our race, it was agriculture that started our advancement to what we are today. The question I ask now, has our advancement been in any way been restricted because of our addiction to a carbohydrate diet? My guess is, yes. It has. It is. And, it will continue to be, until we kill this addiction.
  • The benefit of the whole world being on this diet that doesn’t effect emotional behavior so much, allow emotions to remain much more in tack, making the need for war of terrorism much less necessary?
  • The world has the benefit of being on a high protein and fat diet, as opposed to a high carbohydrate diet, since time immemorial, would it have allowed our culture to develop differently because it would have never had to deal with the amount of illness and disease they cause?
  • If the world were on a keto diet, Would I have ever suffered from a severe closed head injury, in the first place? Would the drunk, who ran the red light, that hit the car I was riding in, not have been drunk? Would he have not needed to drink alcohol, because of the better stabilization of his emotions, because he would have been, on a keto diet?
  • If the world were on a keto diet, and knew about the sugar problems that alcohol, give you, would there be the problem that we have with alcohol, today? Or would everyone be better able to resist the temptations, alcohol, brings?
  • If the world were on a keto diet, and everyone thought with a clearer head, and were more able to keep their emotions in tact, would the amount of disagreements that happen, be settled in more reasonable ways, everywhere? If that were to happen, what would happen to all the violence in the world?
  • Your could track where a majority of violence occurs, would there be a higher volume of sugar in the diet, there? If sugar can effect our emotions so much, If it were removed from the diet in all areas, that experience violence, would the violence still exist?
  • If the world were on a keto diet, what would the medical industry do?
  • If the world were on a keto diet, what would the dental industry do?
  • If the world were on a keto diet, what would happen to the pharmaceutical industry, grain industry, farming industry
  • If the world were on a keto diet, what would happen to the crime rate? Crime is driven by greed and hunger, what would happen if greed and hunger no longer existed, because there are no more changes in our emotional status, caused by the fluctuations in our blood sugars, which are no longer present in the body? What if hunger no longer existed because of our abilities to go longer periods of time between meals, due the states of ketosis our bodies would be in.
  • If the world were on a keto diet, what would happen to the terrorism in the world? Most terrorism is caused by the need to retaliate, in any violent form or manner. Since there would be no sugar in the blood to influence behavior, we would be more enabled to control our emotional behavior, to the point, that we would be able to settle our differences more peaceably and amicably. This in turn, would go far to eliminate the need for retaliation, which in turn would go a long way to stopping terrorism. It’s that simple, remove the carbs, remove the emotional disorder, remove the terrorism. It’s that simple. Remove the carbs, remove the violence, it’s that simple. (Thank you, Dr Perlmutter!)

Keep in mind, these are only thoughts, questions I keep asking myself. Questions that keep haunting me. So it’s my concern, to deal with right now, not yours. Your concern, my only hope is, that you will learn and take heed.