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Sunday, 13 February 2011

You don’t need the brain of Albert Einstein !

In the late eighteen and early nineteen hundreds, sugar consumption in the US was around 15 lbs per capita, much of it molasses. Today, the total consumption of added sugar is around 200 lbs per capita, much of it high fructose corn syrup.

In 1910 the lifetime risk of type II diabetes was 1 in 30. The lifetime risk today, is 1 in 3 according to the Centre for Disease Control in Atlanta.

The American food pyramid, adopted here, of basing meals on starchy carbohydrates and dropping saturated fat, found in foods like eggs, full fat milk, cheese and butter, has led to an epidemic of obesity and type two diabetes.

Early anthropologists, found cancer, heart disease and type two diabetes, extremely rare in tribes and peoples who had not been exposed to the white mans diet. When indigenous people started eating the white mans food, and adopted our life styles, the rot set in.

This we call, progress !

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