Health and Longevity
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.
The SAD (Standard American Diet) 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.
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.
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
What drives free radical production? 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:"
(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."
Over the last 10 years, 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.
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 (15), as proposed by Dr. Bruce Ames - Triage Hypothesis on Allocation of Nutrients in Humans.
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.
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.