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November is National Diabetes Month—a time to find out whether you or a loved one is at risk for the disease or have it. Diabetes is a serious disease in which the body’s blood glucose (sugar) level is too high..... If you have diabetes (type 1 or type 2) you are at risk for many long-term health conditions, including heart disease..... Did you know that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, many of whom do not know they have the disease? Another estimated 79 million adults in the United States have prediabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Taken from the webpage of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) concerning their Red Dress Collection, Healthy Heart Campaign --- a campaign run with your tax dollars since 2002.
Artificial sweeteners trigger insulin, which sends your body into fat storage mode and leads to weight gain.... Author of The Sugar Detox, by Brooke Alpert, Registered Dietician
Having "Coke" as a paid sponsor for the NIH's "Red Dress Collection, Healthy Heart Campaign" is, like so many similar ventures, more than a little bit incestuous. It would be sort of like inviting Dr. Hannibal Lector to be a paid spokesman for MAC (Mothers Against Cannibalism). Or leaving Phillip Morris in charge of creating anti-smoking ads. Or maybe it would be like allowing over-paid government bureaucrats to define things like "PATIENT CENTERED CARE" or "EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE". Wait; the later two are already taking place. I guess that truth really is stranger than fiction. Speaking of "truth", let's take just a moment to discuss the truth about Diet Soda and Diabetes.
The truth is, there is a strong link between Heart Disease and Diabetes. The dirty little secret that Coca Cola Corp and other soda manufacturers do not want you to know is that you are dramatically more likely to have Vascular Events (strokes), Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes), and Diabetes, if you drink Diet Soda as opposed to regular soda. That's correct. Re-read that if you passed by on cruise control without fully grasping the implications. But the hits keep coming. When it comes to Diet Soda, Diabetes, Strokes, and Metabolic Syndrome are just the tip of the iceberg. Follow along as I show you a few more reasons that you don't want to even think about putting this stuff in your body.
A FEW MORE REASONS TO AVOID
DIET SODA LIKE THE PLAGUE
Besides that, researchers from the University of Minnesota recently showed that drinking a single Diet Soda per day increased one's chance of developing both Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes (HERE) by a whopping 36% (Metabolic Syndrome includes any three of the four following: high blood pressure, elevated levels of blood sugar, high cholesterol, and obesity). And if that weren't bad enough, a joint study done by the Ivy League's Columbia University and the University of Miami showed that a daily Diet Soda ups your chances of "Vascular Accidents" (strokes) by well over 40% (drinkers of regular soda showed no increased risk of strokes). But hold on to your seat because we are just getting started.
Diet Soda has been associated with various neurological disorders, including CHRONIC PAIN, FIBROMYALGIA, DEPRESSION, and MIGRAINE HEADACHES. Furthermore, it is my opinion (backed by research) that the number one cause of OSTEOPOROSIS in America is probably DRINKING TOO MUCH SODA. Click on the links to find out why. Diet Soda does the same thing to teeth that it does to bones. This is why a recent study in General Dentistry that compared the teeth of Coke-heads, Meth-heads, and regular consumers of Diet Soda, found that the teeth were the same in all three groups ---- horrendous. Indistinguishable from the other groups.
I could go on and on, but hopefully you get the point. You are not doing yourself any favors by consuming Diet Soda. If you are putting this form of poison known as an "EXCITOTOXIN" into your body, you headed down a short pathway to chronic illness and weight gain. What do I recommend you drink instead of Diet Soda? That's easy. Drink filtered water.
MALACHI IS BUSY PUTTING MEAT IN THE FREEZER
ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THE BIOCHEMISTRY BEHIND IT
WEIGHT LOSS IS SIMPLE
The calories you take into your body will either be burned for energy or stored as fat. Weight loss is easy. Just eat less and exercise more. The failed premise behind many many diets and dieting books
I just lost 15 lbs in 30 days. I have been dieting my whole life and never experienced results like this before. A patient talking to me a few days ago about her experience with the Paleo Diet. She was on Paleo to squelch the Inflammation causing her Chronic Pain / Fibromyalgia. The weight loss was a happy side effect.
- Counting calories is an exercise in futility: Like I just said, not all calories are the same. I am not suggesting you try this, but back in the day, I experimented on myself by eating bacon and eggs for two weeks --- and got downright skinny in the process. As long as you do not have a major ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION and / or UNDERLYING GUT ISSUE, you will lose weight if you follow the advice in this post. To understand how this can be true, take five minutes to read about AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE HEALTH PROBLEM. If you want more great information on this topic, read Gary Taubes' Good Calories; Bad Calories (his video is at the end of THIS LINK).
- You cannot exercise enough to overcome a crappy diet: It amazes me how hard some of my patients work out. Yet they still struggle mightily with their weight (YESTERDAY'S POST or HERE --- video at end of post). You may be able to get by with a terrible diet for a while, but when it finally catches up to you, things can get ugly ---- quickly. INFLAMMATORY ILLNESSES, AUTOIMMUNITY, OBESITY, FIBROMYALGIA, and numerous CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES are usually the result. This is why you need to change your diet now. And if your kids balk at your healthy changes, educate them and keep reminding yourself that you are the parent --- it is your job to make sure they aren't having Skittles and Mountain Dew for breakfast (HERE).
The foundation of dealing with A WHOLE HOST OF PHYSICAL AILMENTS is a healthy diet. For a number of different reasons, I recommend you try going PALEO. Don't balk; just read the link. It will likely make more sense than anything you have tried thus far. What have you got to lose?
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).
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