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Longevity in the modern refined carbohydrate evolution
Lee S Gross et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2004;79:774-779 (1)

Change in total carbohydrate consumption and the percentage of carbohydrate from fiber in the United States between 1909 and 1997.

Since World War II, this chart demonstrates a major cause of the epidemic of type 2 diabetes, increased obesity, heart disease, and the rise of autoimmune diseases. (2) Chronic Degenerative Diseases are our modern crutch to bear as we humans created them. The change in less complex and to simple carbohydrate consumption is the underlying cause - and of course, during the last 15 years, this trend has gotten worse. The loss of fiber and complex dietary carbohydrates is overloading our body's ability to repair and rebuild itself. (1,3)

is an "Extinction Level Event" and the SAD has gotten SAD-er. We have to remember our bodies replace 100's of billions of cells every day, and repairs any damage. In nature, carbohydrates are linked with vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and fiber. Carbohydrates should not be our main source of fuel, i.e. glucose, (Carb-Loading Debunked) it should be ketones, i.e. fats. The body can produce all the glucose is needs from proteins, but it does process carbohydrates that come along with plants and animals cell walls which also feeds our friendly bacteria. The Gut Microbiome provides 90% of our immune response.

Longevity in the modern refined carbohydrate evolution
Change in grams per day (g/d) carbohydrate consumption, Carbohydrate vs. Obesity, in the United States - 1960 and 2000.

In the 1950's, just after WWII the first warning were being reported in the news about the Refined-Carbohydrate Disease. 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. (4,5,6) References to The Saccharine Disease started in 1956, and T. L. Cleave wrote the book The Saccharine Disease ... Conditions caused by the Taking of Refined Carbohydrates, such as Sugar and White Flour. [Cleave TL, et al., 1974] (7) also reference ... the Obesogenic Diet.

Diets containing large amounts of sugar, refined flour, and oils are greatly depleted of a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Dr. Ames' Triage Theory predicts that even a marginal deficiency of some of these micronutrients may play a major role in the pathogenesis of CHD. In addition, some components of processed food, such as trans fatty acids, heated vegetable oils and sucrose, may have a direct toxic effect on the cardiovascular system.

In a NutShell |

A Processed Food Diet promotes disease

Inflammation is a major driver, and our modern processed food diet is highly inflammatory. Key culprits include polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), trans fats and added sugar in all its forms, especially processed fructose (such as high-fructose corn syrup), as well as refined grains. Artificial ingredients can ... (8,9)

Dr. Gary Fettke -

'A 'Nutritional' model of Inflammation & Modern Disease'

Dr. Gary Fettke, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Cancer survivor and nutrition researcher. (6)

The Saccharine Disease

"... the refining of carbohydrates produces very harmful results in three main ways:"

  • By the removal of fiber, which directly affects the teeth, stomach, and colon and has important repercussions on the lower venous system; such removal of fiber has formed the basis of the author's conception since it was first presented in 1956.
  • By over-consumption, stemming from the concentration produced in the carbohydrates by the removal of fiber, this over-consumption causes many serious conditions.
  • By the removal of protein, which dangerously affects the behavior of gastric acid.

(7,10) Cleave: The Saccharine Disease, 1974 - "Obesity stems from the appetite being deceived by the unnatural concentration present in white flour and in sugar, so that a person eats too much."

, the news has reported a great deal on the lack of fiber in the American Diet. Now there are hundreds of books and dozens of diets to replace what our ancestors new 100 years ago. Now that is irony, and many people are reaching back in history to learn about diet, in fact, all the way back to Paleo History.

Longevity in the modern refined carbohydrate evolution

Our primate ancestors lost the ability to make their own Vitamin C about 60 million years ago. Those ancestors didn't need to make vitamin C, however, because they regularly ate fruit (i.e. Equatorial Climate). (11,12,13)

More recently, our hunter-gatherer ancestors got an abundant supply of vitamins from the game they killed and the plants they collected. But with the rise of agriculture, people began to eat more vitamin-poor starches like wheat and corn. (14)

As we've transformed our diet even further, we've put ourselves at risk of malnutrition, vitamin-related diseases and triggering the Triage Theory of Nutrition, (15), as proposed by Dr. Bruce Ames - Triage Hypothesis on Allocation of Nutrients in Humans.

Longevity in the modern refined carbohydrate evolution

And from our friends at Wait But Why .com we have have our great15,000,000 grandfather who had bad timing and coexisted with the dinosaurs. Until the massive asteroid led to the extinction of the dinosaurs around 66 million years ago, mammals were small, second class citizens confined mostly to the trees. This unassuming fellow is a common ancestor to all modern primates.

Ok - Now What?

Simple solution - Fire the Junk Food Industry - Don't eat Refined Foods, i.e. white flour, white sugar, white rice. All foods must be Whole and the labels should be Single ingredients Ref: This site - Eating Habits - Don'ts. also: Understanding Food Politics, and how to fight back against the Junk Food Industry.
Michele Simon, JD, MPH, Michele Simon is a public health lawyer specializing in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health.
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Ok - Now What?

Our 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.

is where we stand. OMG - We can not get to the future Sick; therefore, if we apply the Dr. Ames' - Triage Theory and aim high ...

The following actions must be considered:

Simple solution, avoid carbohydrates as they offer no known nutritional benefits. Carbohydrates are however packaged in food source organisms that do provide Longevity Vitamins, Our foods provide Phytonutrients, macronutrients, micronutrients (for critical DNA repair) (R1), Polyphenols, Phytosterols, Flavonoids, Lignans, Antioxidants, and Carotenoids, that do allow life to continue. Ref: 100 richest dietary sources of polyphenols. (Resource 1,2,3)

Certainly avoid processed carbohydrates, fats and oils, any packaged and foods. A direct result of too many carbohydrates is Insulin Resistance functional manifested as Carbohydrate Intolerance. Dr. Volek discusses his current views on the benefits of a LCHF plan - Health-Promoting Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle | july/2016 and this site follows this type of plan with the addition of Dr. Ames' "Triage Theory" ... the Centenarian Diet.

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[ + ] Sources and References:

  1. 1 CDC, Diebetes Public Health Resource, Number (in Millions) of Civilian, Non-Institutionalized Persons with Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 1980-2014
  2. 2 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Increased consumption of refined carbohydrates and the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the United States: an ecologic assessment1,2,3, Lee S Gross, Li Li, Earl S Ford, and Simin Liu
  3. 3 Nutrition™ , Published by Elsevier Inc. Dietary fiber and body weight, Joanne L. Slavin, Ph.D., R.D.
  4. 4 Precision Nutrition, All about grains: Here's what you need to know. by Ryan Andrews
  5. 5 American Academy of Pediatrics, 1995, The Role of Dietary Fiber in the Development and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
  6. 6 Science Direct, Effects of long-term soluble vs. insoluble dietary fiber intake on high-fat diet-induced obesity in C57BL/6J mice
  7. 7 The Saccharine Disease aka, Refined-Carbohydrate Disease, The Saccharine Disease, Conditions Caused by the Taking of Refined Carbohydrates, by Thomas L. Cleave.
  8. 8 youTube Dr. Gary Fettke - 'A 'Nutritional' model of Inflammation & Modern Disease'
  9. 9 The Aging of Mice and Men, By Dr. Mercola, Ketogenic Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Numerous Aging Markers
  10. 10 Wikipedia, Thomas L. Cleave, `the bran man', the constipation cure, 1941.
  11. 11 African Expedition, African Expedition Bush Food.
  12. 12 Agroforestry World, The little-understood indigenous African fruit trees, BY DAISY OUYA · AUGUST 7, 2013
  13. 13 The National Academies Press, LOST CROPS of AFRICA,
  14. 14 Book, The No-Grain Diet, How Gluten and Modern Food Processing Contribute to Poor Health
  15. 15 youTube, Dr. Bruce Ames on Triage Theory, Longevity Vitamins & Micronutrients, Feb/2015.

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