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The reference number that has been bandied around as common knowledge is that the average sugar intake per person in the Standard American Diet “SAD” (interesting acronym, don’t you think?) is 150 lbs per person, per year. Putting that into terms that you may be better able to relate to…well, lets do the numbers (rounded for convenience):

150 lbs per year / 365 days per year = .41 lbs per day (that doesn’t seem so like such a big deal!)

454 grams per lb X .41 lbs per day = 186 grams per day  (Hummm…can’t really relate to that!)

186 grams per day / 4 grams per teaspoon (according to a 2013 posting by Diane Rellinger, Michigan State University Extension) = 47 teaspoons per day (yo!)

Unless you are a cell physiology aficionado  you may not know that high sugar consumption (which causes increase in free radical production) is a “disrupter” to normal cell physiological function that cause mitochondrial damage…messing with energy production at the cellular level…shifting the mechanism for energy production within the cell from aerobic (with Oxygen) to anaerobic (without Oxygen)

Cancer cells are “obligate glucose metabolizers” that thrives on sugar…sugar is the fuel for cancer cells! Starting to see the connection?

Trivia: Relative to the Sugar-Stupid-Cancer connection, what words of wisdom have John Wayne, Bill Murray and Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump character been attributed with having said?

John Wayne: “Life is hard;  it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

Bill Murray: “It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.”

Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Moral to the story (at the expense of appearing insensitive, arrogant and condescending)…isn’t it stupid to eat so much sugar?

Best in health!

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ImageSo is this what we (our health) have become? …the unfortunate but unavoidable “collateral damage” as the natural consequence of the financial (banking & insurance)-military-industrial (food manufacturing, drug manufacturing & healthcare delivery machine) complex continues to devour the landscape to satisfy its unrelenting appetite for the holy grail of corporate America…profit!  

One more time…on May 8, Vermont passed the first no-strings-attached GMO labeling law. The law will require food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE) foods sold in Vermont, and prohibits them from labeling foods with GE ingredients as “natural” or “all natural.” 

The following day, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) confirmed it will sue the state to get the law overturned…oh my, what a surprise!The GMA, whose 300-plus members include Monsanto and Dow, Coca-Cola and General Mills, is pushing a bill in Congress that would preempt all states from passing GMO labeling laws.4 [Editor’s note: The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014,”5 dubbed “DARK” (Denying Americans the right to know) Act.]

Apparently, this is the second time in mere months that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is suing a state for the right to keep consumers in the dark. So far, between 2012 and 2014, the GMA have successfully blocked GMO labeling legislation in over 30 states, at a price tag of more than $100 million, paid for by its members.

The Mercola website is advocating “boycott” of the giant corporate brands that have acquired & now own certain organic brands. Presents an interesting “Catch-22” for you & me at one level…if we want to continue to consume healthy “organic” (and are not aware of who owns these brands) inadvertently we end up buying from the “enemy” thereby continuing to contribute to their growth, expansion…see where this is going?

The real value of Dr. Mercola’s work – thank you Dr. Mercola – is for helping us stay better informed…so that we may make more healthy/intelligent choices for our self & our loved ones in a rapidly changing world.

Source: Mercola.com article summary “Why You’ll Want to Put These 28 Organic Brands on Your Black List” from May 27, 2014.

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Image Recently ran across this question posted by the American Public Health Association (APHA) group on linkedin…How can we rein in the growth in diabetes and pre-diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are on the rise among U.S. teens, according to a recent study. How can we rein in this growing problem? Diabetes on the Rise Among Teenagers well.blogs.nytimes.com

Could not help myself…success formula:

Wellness Leadership + Wellness Education = Wellness Culture –> Healthy Lifestyle

Actually, an obvious solution …create healthy environment and healthy options for our children. ..beginning in the home (educating parents), in the school districts (educating educators), in the local communities (educating community leaders), in our sickness-care, aka healthcare, model (educating health professionals on prevention & wellness instead of drugs & surgery), in our political system (educate political & legislative leaders ).  Now, this recipe for success would require a healthy dose of personal responsibility from the leadership in all these arenas in addressing the economic infrastructure (food industry, healthcare industry, big Pharma, just to name a few) that benefit$ from providing what we already know to be unhealthy options…hey, start with eliminating added sugar to all food!).  Now the real question is “whether we possess the testicular fortitude to do what we know in our hearts is the right/healthy thing to do?”  If you want more…check out my “Position Paper #1: Health Care Reform…Health Reform…Creating A Wellness Culture in America” that you can download for free at DrBizal.com.