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The CICO model is wrong. Tracing the evolution sugar in American diet and Obesity
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)

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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 De-Evolution.

Obesity, is not a dirty word. Doctors look at it as Too many Calories In, Too little Exercise Out, when they should look at their own failure of not recognizing it as a Fat Accumulation Disorder and diagnose it as such. This can be described as Medical Negligence To avoid Medical Negligence the AMA should/would then spend time training doctors and do the research that is needed in the field of Nutrition.

Evidence now shows that like any growth defect, obesity is primarily a Response, not a cause. Obesity is a Hormonal/regulatory disorder, and an Addiction. (Note 1)

Dr. Robert Lustig and Dr. Peter Attia discuss why we should worry about consuming fat and sugar, (i.e. refined carbohydrates), and what direction we should take ... AIC 2016 Panel: Eating dangerously | Peter Attia, M.D. and Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L, april/2016 . Dr. Patrick explains ... the Obesogenic Diet - How Diet & Lifestyle Influence Aging & Brain Function | UCSF Healthy Heart Talk, february/2015

The CICO model is wrong. Comparing current evolution and sugar in the SAD
Johnson, RJ, et al. Potential role of sugar (fructose) in the epidemic of hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, CVD. (10b,c) (contributors)

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The 19th and 20th Centuries have been disasterous for Human Beings with a lifestyle change with the invention and wide spread use of Refined Carbohydrates (Saccharides). The addiction to Hyper-Palatable Foods accelerated in the 20th century and now into the 21th century. The 21th Century, shows no slowdown in the obesity and inflammation diseases.

The industrialization of farming practices, the over capacity of the chemical industry (effect of WWI and WWII) has pushed us down a new road ... the Obesogenic diet is the result. The U.S. News & World Report evaluated the top diets and published their list as Best Diets Overall (1,2) If a Diet worked ... There Would Be - Only One!

The CICO model is wrong. Tracing the evolution sugar in American diet and Obesity from carbohydrate diseases.
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)

We're now starting to realize that our addiction to refined carbohydrate creates carbohydrate sensitivity and leads to Intolerance. This has manifested as Insulin Resistance or Metabolic Syndrome. This condition is proving to be the leading cause of 80% of current human diseases and death. Our Health and Longevity are at stake. In addition our Health, Longevity, and chances at becoming a "Centenarian" are in Jeopardy We discuss this at length in the following contribution ... Carbohydrate Sensitivity and Metabolic Corruption by D.S. McGerk | contributor feb/2017.

 

All Calories are Not Equal, calories are calories is Not true. Some calories produce disease, and it is not fat! A calorie of "Sugar" is not the same as a calorie of "Spinach". The WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) of today and the ... Most Destructive Force In The Universe: SUGAR - A GLOBAL PANDEMIC | Dr, Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L, october/2013 . National Geographic did a story on Sugar: A not so sweet story.

When it comes to weight gain, the sugar industry and purveyors of sugary beverages still insist, a calorie is a calorie, regardless of its source, so guidelines that single out sugar as a dietary evil are not evidence-based ...

This is Ludicrous, it does not take a Genius to know that there are no nutrients in sugar, after all it is a Non-Essential Macronutrient. Ref: Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists | Gary Taubes, NYTimes Jan 2017.

CICO, Calories in - Calories out, model is a failure.

Calories are a Measurment of Energy - Not Nutrients.

 

Addiction = Hyper-Palatables = Sugar = Cocaine = Dopamine, Hyper-Palatables is a term that Dr. Pamela Peeke uses in her book The Hunger Fix. The real problem is that Hyper-Palatable Foods (bread, pasta, sugar, snacks, soda, alcohol, protein bars, cereal, fruit juices, etc.) are Designed by the food chemistry industry. (Note 2) These foods are 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 seek that specific food in the future. This is addiction as described by Dr. Peeke. Ref: ... this site Do Not's and ... this site Vegetables & Longevity - Vegetables as Vitamins.

The CICO model is wrong. Tracing the evolution sugar in American diet and Obesity
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)

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We’ve reduced the nutrients and increased the sugar and starch content of hundreds of the fruits and vegetables we eat. There are no modern Fruits we can eat other than raspberries and blueberries (Wild and Organic). Jo Robinson - Eating Wild, offers some solutions in her new book Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health,.

A recent article by Richard A. Friedman MD, Professor Cornell Medicine – Psychiatrist, Jun/2017 - What do Cookies and Meth Have in Common? takes on the question of the Dopamine Pathway and how it is driven by the "Opioid Addiction" and "Sugar". (Note 2,3)

Ref: this site ... Vegetables - What we use to eat, the forgotten Nutrients.

 

The 20th Century Invented ..., the Refined-Carbohydrate Disease. References to The Saccharine Disease (3) started in 1956 and go back as far as 1869 Tanner M.D., 1824-1871. We knew how the cure Diabetes Mellitus in 1921 as outlined in The Principles and Practice of Medicine - Sir William Osler, MD, page 433, where he describes a Banting (Wiki) like diet (an 1860's obesity fad diet), (3a) This is ketogenic diet and described as a VLCK or VLCKD by Dr. Fine. Dr. Fine outlines his ketogenic cancer therapy in his lecture ... Dr. Fine - Science at the Heart of Medicine | June/2016

, 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) (Irony 1) (Note 4)

 

Warning - Extinction Level Event | Exponential Epigenetics

The CICO model is wrong. Comparing current evolution and sugar in the SAD
Johnson, RJ, et al. Potential role of sugar (fructose) in the epidemic of hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, CVD. (10b,c) (contributors)

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of Runaway Exponential Epigenetic Affects. With our current diet being recommended by USDA - Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Washington DC, is a bad as it gets. They (Governments) really are promoting this and essentially it is Wrong. There is No Known reason to Eat Carbs ... they are not required for good nutrition and are Non-Essential. The human body, and any animal for that matter, can function just fine without Carbohydrates.

Recognizing that we humans have made a disastrous change our evolutionary tract is the Real Problem. When it comes to Sweets, Breads, French Fries, ... i.e. Hyper-Palatable Foods, we are just plain Addicted. (Note 1) This is a Cultural Change which has been underway for 200 years.

 

 

Preparing for the Future | You cannot get there Sick

"Not one single person will be cured of heart disease, pulmonary disease, stroke, arthritis, obesity and, of course diabetes and Alzheimer's, with our current medical approach." 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. ... OMG - Who Knew ...

The Obesogenic Diet | How to Live a Short Live

Eating to live only 60 years ... maybe 70 ...

Longevity in the modern industrial revolution If I have to eat white bread I will, but I prefer Twinkies. There is a great deal of research being done on DNA damage and repair, and chronic diseases related to aging. Understanding Nutrigenonics and Epigenetics | contributor july/2016 is critical to the way we absorb and metabolize micronutrients.

Nutrigenomics looks at the influence genetic variation has over micronutrient absorption/metabolism and the biological consequences of this dynamic relationship. Epigenetics is establishing the mechanisms of gene expression and diet ... Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Obesogenic Diet at Orthomolecular Medicine Congress in Bussum, Netherlands | october/15 (7) (Keynote Speaker.)

    Obesogenic Diet | Eating to live only 60 years ... maybe 70 ...

    Rules:

  1. If it comes in a box or package it is good, and more important convenient. (Rule 1, Convenience)
  2. Physicians have abandoned the nutritional approach to patient diagnostics and medicine, simply because they are not trained in nutrition. They practice moribund medicine, and most of their training comes from BigPharm science. (Rule 2, Pills are Good - Modern Chemistry can answer all Problems.)
  3. Industry likes to put chemicals (Rule 3, Cheaper) in our food, because they know we have become too lazy to read labels and understand them - this is intentional.
  4. Sweetness of taste, drives much of American's buying habits, and this is reflected in selective farming and industrial production of FDA approved Eatable Food Stuff.. Rule 4, Sweet is Good i.e. Hyper-Palatability)
  5. Watching TV takes priority in your life, and life revolves around the cell phone (Rule 5, Sedentary is Good).
  6. Big Pharma knows it cost a billion dollars to get a drug through the FDA; since, there is no money in nutrition (healthy people) they practice a moribund approach to health and use chemistry as a solution. (see Rule 2)
  7. (Rule 6) - Rules 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 take precedence. Consequently, ignore your own health, i.e. take no responsibility, and, moving and exercise are not to be practiced.

Key elements: Vitamin were invisible 100 years ago. We have investigated vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) for the past 100 years and now have some idea of these requirements. About 40 micronutrients are identified, the results of not getting these essential nutrients is "Death".

Longevity and the triage theory of nutrients Micronutrient inadequacies are very prevalent, and if one if following the Obesogenic Diet, then poor health is compounded by the body's own rationing of scarce resources. Dr. Ames has proposed the "Triage Theory, Longevity Vitamins & Micronutrients" (8,9) and found that the body does a strategic rationing so that proteins and enzymes in the body which are essential for short-term survival get their share of vitamins and minerals at the expense of other proteins and enzymes that are essential for long-term survival. This results in insidious types of damage and may lead to diseases of aging such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

What we know: Dr. Patrick - FoundMyFitness.com also discusses her ongoing clinical research on the role of DNA damage in cancer and aging and how her data shows that obese individuals have much more DNA dysfunction and damage than lean individuals. Her recent research on how vitamin D is needed to produce serotonin in the brain and how this may be relevant for the prevention of autism because serotonin shapes the structure and wiring of the developing fetal brain.

Finally, Dr. Patrick talks about her research on how omega-3 fatty acids regulate serotonin release from neurons and receptor function and how vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are important to prevent brain dysfunction particularly in individuals that have gene polymorphisms in the serotonin pathway that predispose them to low serotonin.

 

The CICO model is wrong. Tracing the evolution of sugar addiction in American diet.
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)

Causative actions:

  1. The current Refined-Carbohydrate Diet which we are living, and with modern farming, chemistry, and industry, we have been convinced our modern diet is good. It is SAD and getting SADDER.
  2. Physicians have abandoned the nutritional approach to patient diagnostics and medicine, simply because they are not trained in nutrition. Hippocrates - Forgotten!
  3. The Individual has forgotten that health and medicine is the responsibility of the patient, and is the purview of the scientific community. Don't go the doctor Blindly without some Knowledge.
  4. Big Pharma knows that there is no money in nutrition (healthy people) for them to recover the costs. Health and Longevity requires each individual to take charge.
  5. Government has relinquished control to industry to direct eating habits and American health. This is a clear case where capitalism has failed, or, succeeded to well. What the USDA, FDA, NIH, and American Medical Association - AMA, has not considered is our Epigenome and what Epigenetic Affects we are passing to the future generations. Ref: Intergenerational Transmission of Epigenetics by D.S. McGerk | contributor feb/2017

 

 

Ok - Now What?

no one is fooled when people use the word Diet. It conjures up thoughts of Restricting our Eating. But, what is the real purpose of a "Diet"? ... the Centenarian Diet is a .

The Obesogenic diet is not good, and it will shorten life span. Estimates: Obese ≡ Smoking (- 7 yr), and Very Obese ≡ 2 X Smoking (- 14 yr) and then the CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a 3rd class "Extreme/Severe" obesity. All reference materials refer to "BMI" as the measurement of choice. But, we all ... know ... there is no mystery here ... and if curious ... CDC - Adult BMI Calculator.

With the modern availability of foods , we just need to select high nutrient foods to stay on a longevity and centenarian path, i.e. "Living to 100"; and, our body's built in survival mechanism will stay be in the background. There is no need to trigger the "Triage Theory" mechanism within our cellular metabolism if we maintain a constant flow of micronutrients and a balance of macronutrients. The Centenarian Diet is based on this premises. This site supports and reflects this view.

are the primary effort of every living animal on this planet. Even plants must seek nutrition and fertile soils with a living microbiome - soil health, to thrive. Humans are no different, as we sometimes forget why we eat. We carry our own microbiome - guts and are seeking Energy for survival, and Nutrition for growth and disease control. Supplying the body with proper nutrition is our reason for eating. ... D. S. McGerk | contributor, april/16. ... Dr. Jeanne Sept - What's Cooking? The Meat and Potatoes of Human Evolution | july/2013. (40) Dr. Richard Wrangham - ... Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human | february/13. (41) The rise of Omega 6 fats, and where did the Omega 3's go from our food sources ... D. S. McGerk - Fat and Oil in modern diets | contributor, Apr/2016

of your diet, and if you do that right, you can minimize the need to supplement.

Real foods provide bio-chemistry our bodies can understand, this is critical for living to 100.

We now know that our Epigenome is a multitude of chemical compounds that can tell the genome what to do. Epigenetics is changing everything and this changes our understanding about the responsibility of this generation to the next - Example: What Grandma Ate, A new study looks at how epigenetic effects are passed down | Harvard Medical School, by Jeff Bright (42)

Have we created our own Extinction Level Event? The follow discussion is presented and evidence that a Major Cultural Change has occurred within the last 200 years. D. S. McGerk - Intergenerational Transmission of Epigenetics - Extinction of the Human Race | contributor, Feb/2017

Can we survive this change and the effects on our Epigenome. The epigenome is made up of chemical compounds and proteins that can attach to DNA and direct such actions as 
			turning genes on or off, controlling the production of proteins in particular cells. These genetic modifications are passed to the next generation. 
			Cells in the body contain essentially the same genome, the DNA marked by chemical tags on the DNA and histones gets rearranged when 
			cells become specialized. The epigenome can also change throughout a person's lifetime.

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Example: Hunter Gathers who still retain their ancestral heritage. This is in Clear Contrast to our SAD and depicts our modern cultural change for the worst, putting us on a downhill slide.


 

 


Irony Notes:

  1. 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.

Notes:

  1. Like type 2 diabetes, 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. Dietary refined grains, starches and sugars ⇒ Dysregulation of insulin signaling ⇒ Excess fat accumulation, Obesity and the obesity Epidemics, aka The Saccharine Disease (3) (14,15) What we are learning is that everyone resonds to Excess Redined 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 inflammation.
  2. 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".
  3. For most of history, food was scarce, so there was a great survival advantage in scarfing down as many calories as you could when they were available. There was no flourless chocolate cake on the savanna. Nothing in our evolution has prepared us for the double whammy of caloric modern food and potent recreational drugs. Their power to activate our reward circuit, rewire our brain and nudge us in the direction of compulsive consumption is unprecedented. (20,21,22,23,24)
  4. Wheat is one of the most widely grown crops in the Western world. But the wheat of today is vastly different from the wheat our ancestors grew and ate. This is likely part of the explanation as to why celiac disease and gluten intolerance have risen four-fold since the 1950s. Until the 19th century, wheat was also usually mixed with other grains, beans and nuts, "Porridge".

    Pure wheat flour has been milled into refined white flour only during the last 200 years. References: Grain Brain, written by Dr. David Perlmutter, a neurologist, (25) in which he reveals how processed grains can trigger neurological dysfunction and worsen dementia, also, Dr. Joseph Mercola, 2003 - The No-Grain Diet. (26)

 


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[ + ] Sources and References:

  1. RDAs The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) was developed during World War II by Lydia J. Roberts, Hazel Stiebeling, and Helen S. Mitchell, all part of a committee established by the United States National Academy of Sciences in order to investigate issues of nutrition that might "affect national defense".
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