D. S. McGerk | April/2017
Johnson, RJ, et al. Potential role of sugar (fructose) in the epidemic of hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. (10b,c)
OMG - we have been on a 150 year
Cultural Experiment and Metabolic Change.
The addiction to refined carbohydrates (Saccharides) has each individual's
Epigenetics Affects changing
Future Generations. For the first time humans
are devolving and passing on bad genes. We are living
Topic: Sugar - the White Death: What does this mean?
Mankind essentially has
Infectious Diseases understood and controlled and continue to
increase the understanding of microbial organisms. We now consider the
Gut microbiome to be as important as the liver in supporting
Supra-Organism. Humans are 1 million genes, of which 23,000 are human, working in the common cause of a healthy life ...
We're now starting to realize that
Carbohydrate Sensitivity is at the core of virtually all diseases. This
Sensitivity to Carbohydrates leads to a metabolic breakdown of our
Metabolism and Tolerance of Carbohydrate. Our body's ability to assimilate Carbohydrates is Overwhelmed, and our
Health, Longevity, and chance at becoming a
Centenarian are in Jeopardy.
My personal Reference: The British did work back in the 1950's on
Sugar - the White Death and books on sugar and its detrimental effects on health were in the local health food stores. Mysteriously these books and
references cannot be found. We read these books during the
Hippy Movement and at Berkeley in the 1960's ... In addition, this was the start of the
Health Food Movement and flat-breads, ie. pita sandwiches were popular ... aka
Garbanzo Beans or
Falafel was introduced. We also invented
We are still dealing with the takeover of medicine by the chemical industry back in 1917. (Note 1,2) (1,2,3) The Chemical Industry, something Rockefeller (1,2) started in the 19th century. This same practice went on in Europe with I.G. Farben cartel - BASF, Bayer, et al. (5,6)
Are you on this Path? | Carbohydrate Intolerance
Commercial foods are professionally designed to maximize reward, because reward is precisely what keeps you coming back for more - "Sucker".
A Hyper-palatable Food is a highly processed foodstuff that has been engineered to pleasure the consumer and drive him or her to eat more than they initially wanted to, and continue to seek that specific food
in the future. Make no mistake
It was engineered and we are Addicted. Commercial foods are professionally designed to maximize reward, because reward is precisely what keeps
you coming back for more - "Sucker".
Professor Diamond explains:
Dietary Sense and Nonsense in the War on Saturated Fat - July/2016
Dr. Diamond is a Professor and Lecturer on "Low Carb Eating" in connection with DietDoctor.com.
Bad Science: is the greatest mistake made by
Governments. Governments are responsible to its citizens and without listening to experts grounded
in science can make massive societal mistakes. The last 40 years of
High Carbohydrate Recommendations is probably the biggest colossal mistake in history. Demonizing fats and promoting
carbohydrates is explored by
David Diamond, PhD - Dietary Sense and Nonsense in the War on Saturated Fat | July/2016..
Sugar Science organization at UCSF has all the latest research on dietary sugar and how it affects and created modern metabolic diseases. Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Robert Lustig | Jan/201. and discusses the impact of Sugar - the Modern WMD, on modern diseases.
Humans are on this Path? | We Love our Opioids
Opioids attach to receptors in the brain. Normally these opioids are the endogenous variety that are created naturally in the body. Once attached, they send signals to the brain of the "opioid effect" which blocks pain, slows breathing, and has a general calming and anti-depressing effect. The body cannot produce enough natural opioids to stop severe or chronic pain nor can it produce enough to cause an overdose. (Irony 1) (Note: 3)
Our brains are wired to ensure that we will repeat life-sustaining activities by associating those activities with pleasure or reward. Whenever this reward circuit is activated, the brain notes that something important is happening that needs to be remembered, and teaches us to do it again and again, without thinking about it. Because drug abuse stimulate the same circuit, we learn to abuse drugs in the same way we abuse Carbohydrates.
Example: Prof. Richard Feinman on Obesity as a Response mechanism. Professor Richard Feinman - Ketogenic Diets and Diabetes | July/2016., David Diamond, PhD - Dietary Sense and Nonsense in the War on Saturated Fat | July/2016..
Carbohydrate Abuse leads to Insulin Resistance on both paths. Metabolic Dysfunction, like type 2 diabetes is a practical result. It is fundamentally a disorder of insulin signaling - hence, we end up with Metabolic Syndrome - aka Insulin Resistance. It is triggered by the carbohydrate content of the diet. The Path of High Carbohydrates - clearly produces the worst results, leading to Insulin Resistance (IR).
Dietary refined grains, starches, and sugars ⇒ Dysregulation of insulin signaling ⇒ Excess fat accumulation, obesity, and the obesity Epidemics, aka
The Saccharine Disease,
Conditions caused by the Taking of Refined Carbohydrates, such as Sugar and White Flour. [Cleave TL, et al., 1974]
(14,15) What we observe is that everyone responds to Excess Refined Carbohydrates differently. Some people have a Tolerance,
but most "Do Not", and we can see this by the rise in Type 2 and Type 3 (aka Diabetes of the Brains "Alzheimer's") diabetes, obesity, and chronic inflammation diseases.
Ok - Now What? | Take Charge of your Health
Using glucose, an inherently "dirty" fuel, as the body's main fuel, is a mistake. It generates far more reactive oxygen species (ROS) than fat and ketones. But in order to burn ketones, the cell must be healthy and normal. Cancer cells cannot burn fat, and this is the heart of successful cancer treatment, and why ketogenic diets appear to be so effective. They essentially starve the cancer, while nourishing healthy cells.
Modern Society created a nutritional disease; therefore, we need a nutritional solution. But, doctors are not trained in nutrition, medicine as we know it is in trouble, can we be better doctors than the AMA provides. We certainly can acquire the knowledge to ask better questions. The AMA has failed in their mission. Dr Noakes gives a good talk on the problem ... The Great Diet Controversy: UCT - Challenge Beliefs Dr. Tim Noakes | november/2013 (12) and Dr. Mercola & Dr. Greger on How Not To Die December/2015 (13)
Our biggest challenge is ourselves and our predilection to eating for flavor, palatability, and desires, neglecting what our bodies are telling us and really need.
We are addicted to sugars, white flour, processed foods, smoking and drugs, and overcoming those addictions is the challenge. In the
1960, just after WWII, the first warning were being reported in the
news about the
Interestingly: In the 1930s, food scientists realized that refined grains were not providing enough nutrients. Consumers, particularly children, were developing symptoms of malnutrition.
Thus, grain enrichment and fortification became standard. (14,15,16) References to
The Saccharine Disease started in 1956:
(Irony 2) (17)
Conclusion: the human animal was never intended to metabolize glucose/glycogen in large quantities, instead we metabolize and store fats. Insulin is a very weak hormone and just barely can regulate 100mg/dl in our blood. Fat-adaptation is the normal, preferred metabolic state of the human body. Sugar-dependency is an abnormal metabolic state that inevitably leads to insulin resistance and chronic disease. (18,18a)
We suffer from to much carbohydrates, hence, Carbohydrate Intolerance and Metabolic Corruption | contributor february/2017. Being able to mobilize and oxidize stored fat during exercise can reduce an athlete's reliance on glycogen. This is the classic "train low, race high" phenomenon, and it can improve performance, save the glycogen for the truly intense segments of a session, and burn more body fat. Ref: ... Hypothesis - Flight or Fight Response | contributor october/2016
Keywords: Sugar, Glucose, Glutamine, Mitochondria, KETONE bodies, Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, Warburg effect, Bad Science, Hyper-palatable foods, cocaine, opioids.
- When the hero Achilles was an infant, his sea-nymph mother dipped him into the river Styx to make him immortal. But since she held him by one heel, this spot did not touch the water and so remained mortal and vulnerable, and it was here that Achilles was eventually mortally wounded. Today, the tendon that stretches up the calf from the heel is called the Achilles tendon. But the term Achilles' heel isn't used in medicine; instead, it's only used with the general meaning "weak point"—for instance, to refer to a section of a country's borders that aren't militarily protected, or to a Jeopardy contestant's ignorance in the Sports category. Our week point is Addictive Path as described by Dr. Pamela Peeke. Her book The Hunger Fix, describes the body's built-in reward system, driven by the chemical dopamine. Science now shows that you may actually be addicted to certain “hyperpalatables” which are typically sugary/fatty/salty refined and processed food combinations. Whole foods are rarely to blame.
- Ironically, all that was needed was to stop processing grains. White flour and white sugar could be shipped and stored for month, thus improving shelf life.
Nothing would eat it, as no nutritional value was left.Convenience can be a down fall with unwanted side effects, and not always the best solution. Ref: ... the Obesogenic Diet, and ... the Centenarian Diet.
- Our own FDA (1) (Some are calling it
Fraud and Death Administration) which is supposed to protect its citizens, is influenced by Big-Pharma and The Chemical Industry, something Rockefeller (1,2) started in the 19th century. In the early 20th century the U. S. Supreme Court found John D. Rockefeller guilty of corruption, illegal business practices and racketeering. (3) These institutions had become missionaries of a new breed of companies: the manufacturers of patented, synthetic drugs. This same practice went on in Europe with I.G. Farben cartel - BASF, Bayer, et al. (5,6)
The discovery of the vitamins was a major scientific achievement in our understanding of health and disease. In 1912, Casimir Funk originally coined the term “vitamines” from the Latin vitals (vitally important) and
amines (organic derivatives of ammonia). The major period of discovery began in the early nineteenth century and ended at the mid-twentieth century. (20) The puzzle of each vitamin was solved
through the work and contributions of epidemiologists, physicians, physiologists, and chemists. We all know the discover of the cure to
Scurvy, and Vitamin C, also, beriber (B1), (21) rickets, pellagra (B3), and xerophthalmia as specific vitamin deficiencies. Many Nobel Prizes came out of the research on vitamins, there discovery, isolation, synthesis and structure. (22)
- Opioids attach to receptors in the brain. Normally these opioids are the endogenous variety that are created naturally in the body. ... Dopamine is a neurotransmitter present in regions of the brain that regulate movement, emotion, cognition, motivation, and feelings of pleasure. (23,23a,24)