Sugar and gluten equal gluttony? One of the 10 Deadly Sins. Yet it is not that people want to be fat; it is the food that does it. There are so many sneaky grams of sugar in our food products; so many thickening starches that build up the fat cells, so many artificial sweeteners in the so-called diet products that mess with the insulin cycle in the body, that even dieting when you are already fat is a struggle. I read recently where the GMO wheat imitates glucogen in the cells which attract Thyroid Stimulating Hormone which is critical in creating an insulin balance between the cells and the sugar content of the blood. When TSH is fobbed away by these false molecules, the body is deprived of its needed action and sugar is not converted to energy but instead gets converted to fat. I would venture a very large percentage of our American population are deficient in not only thyroid function but in Vitamin D3, iron, and magnesium as well. Add soda pop consumption, high fat content everything, and high alcohol intake, and you have got the production lines for one massive medical industry.
Since the trend appears to be that people will begin paying varying insurance rates based on their health status, perhaps this will create at least the motivation to look toward healthier diets and lifestyles. Right now since the majority seems overweight, despite the popularity of shows like The Biggest Loser and in spite of the perennial slenderness of models and celebrity actresses, because it is the de facto condition, there is little social pressure to move towards healthier weights.
Posted at 09:49 pm by matherdesk