Better Health Naturally

by Vicki Moser, CTN

Diabetes on the rise

with 4 comments

Diabetes is expected to increase by 70% over the next ten years.  This was a statement issued by the pharmaceutical companies this month.  That got my attention and is, once again, the subject of one of my columns.  How can this be in a land where we have available fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains from all over the world? 
         We are obsessed in this country with sweets. Sweet drinks, sweet desserts, even sugar in our sauces and condiments.  Now, we are paying the price.  You don’t hear the phrase, adult onset diabetes, anymore. Why not? Is it because we are becoming diabetic at younger and younger ages?  The youngest so far is an 8 year old. 
         The number one sweetener in the United States today is HFCS, High Fructose Corn Syrup.  It is inexpensive to make and it is sweeter than normal sugar and other artificial sweeteners.  It is in sports drinks, juices, bottled water, bottled tea, soft drinks, salad dressings, ketchup, and soups….shall I go on?  Just read your ingredients labels. HFCS hardens the arteries and veins and is especially dangerous for the kidneys.  It also spikes your blood sugar, causing insulin problems.  
        I received an e-mail after my column on Splenda, asking that I also address Aspartame.  Aspartame is also an excitotoxin, a term used by Dr. Blaylock, a New York brain surgeon in his book by the same name.  It damages the synapses in the brain and is irreversible in children.  MSG is also in this category of chemicals. All chemical sweeteners feed infection, damage and upset the immune system, and effect blood sugar, bringing on diabetes.

          I know that it is inconvenient to change eating habits.  I know that habits (addictions) are hard to break.  What do you think the Lord would have to say about something you are consuming that is addictive, harmful and has no nutritional value at all?  It is never too late to have Better Health, Naturally.   

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Written by cosmicallybeffudled

September 29, 2007 at 3:06 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Hi, nice quick article 🙂 HFCS is such a danger in today’s world!!

    One note though, gotta be careful when referring to unhealthy eating habits causing diabetes – you’re talking about type 2 diabetes. Those of us with type 1 (an autoimmune disease) are forever battling the mislead notion that we caused our disease from eating too much sugar. But, you are correct in that type 2 diabetes is on the rise in youth. One out of 3 kids born in the US in 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime! Scary!

    Anyway, thanks for your thoughts.

    kellydh

    September 30, 2007 at 5:09 am

  2. 13 mainstream research studies in 24 months showing aspartame toxicity, also 3 relevant studies on methanol and formaldehyde: Murray 2007.09.29
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/1464

    Aspartame toxicity was shown in thirteen detailed mainstream research studies in 24 months in work by expert teams in South Africa, England, Italy, Greece, Hungary, and Mexico.

    Very little has been publicized in mass print and broadcast media.

    Also highly relevant are a study in South Korea that finds levels of methanol similar to those from aspartame drinks cause the hangovers from alcohol drinks, a study in China on Alzheimer’s type damage in nerve cells from low dose formaldehyde, and an IARC review by 25 experts that determines formaldehyde to be a human carcinogen.

    Rich Murray

    September 30, 2007 at 5:54 am

  3. Hi Kelly,
    You are absolutely right. I should have specified Type II Diabetes. Sorry for that slip. Thanks for the comment.

    Vicki Moser

    October 1, 2007 at 12:10 pm

  4. My fellow on Orkut shared this link and I’m not dissapointed at all that I came to your blog.

    Samuel L.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:12 am


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