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Fats are not the enemy; sugar is the enemy that may be causing your disease!

For decades we have been misinformed and mislead regarding the harmful effects of cholesterol, saturated fats, and fats in general. If we look back, at the health and fitness of most Americans, 50-70 years ago we will see slim, fit people who at the time enjoyed eating plenty of fats and cholesterol was not an issue.

What happened? From the observation of one doctor, his assumption was that Americans were dying from heart disease based on eating fats, especially saturated fats. The call to action by the medical community was to avoid fats. There never was a study to prove this assumption was true or not and still to this day there has never been a study to prove that fats are bad for us.

We were all brain washed that fats were the enemy that destroyed the health of Americans. Today, after avoiding fats for decades, just under 50% of all Americans, regardless of color, are obese, and 91% are overly fat.  After giving up fats, the foods of choice were carbohydrates (carb’s) and sugar. Sugar consumption in the early 1900’s was less than 5 pounds per individual annually, but today, the average consumption of pure cane sugar is close to 200-250 pounds per year, per individual. Plus, 67 pounds of high fructose corn syrup besides dozens of other forms of sugar such as honey, maple syrup, and fruit juice.

Fats are not the enemy; sugar is the enemy that may be causing your disease that may be preventable with a change of diet. Switching from the American disease-causing diet to the Ketogenic diet could save your health and even your life. To learn more, go to www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com.

Sugar, carbs, and starchy foods are another source of sugar. Along with all this sugar and the malfunctioning of the hormone insulin, it is responsible for all the so called modern, non-communicable diseases. There is no pill nor drug that will cure these diseases, and there will never be a cure for cancer. The billions of dollars spent each year on cancer research has not given us a clue as to how to cure cancer. However, smoking is the cause of 30% of all cancer, and obesity is the cause of 40% of cancers today. Just a few small adjustments to our lifestyle could possibly prevent 70% of all cancers. Prevention is the cure for all diseases.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.

Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. But it does mean you have a greater risk of serious disease. And if you develop more of these conditions, your risk of complications, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, rises even higher.

Metabolic syndrome is increasingly common, and up to one-third of U.S. adults have it. If you have metabolic syndrome or any of its components, aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems. (Refer to the Mayo Clinic website).

I would prefer to call the Metabolic syndrome, the Carbohydrate Sugar addiction syndrome. A healthy diet of high protein, plenty of fats, and a very low intake of carbs and no sugar will correct many unhealthy conditions, slim the body, and balance the hormone levels in the body. Build a healthy, strong, fit body with less need to exercise, and greatly reduce the risk of dozens of diseases.

Being overweight or having obesity increases your risk of getting cancer. CDC.GOV

You may be surprised to learn that being overweight or having obesity are linked with a higher risk of getting 13 types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States each year.

Many things are associated with cancer, but avoiding tobacco use and keeping a healthy weight are two of the most important steps you can take to lower your risk of getting cancer.

Adult cigarette smoking is down, but tobacco use is still the most preventable cause of cancer. CDC.GOV

40% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. may have a link to tobacco use, according to this month’s Vital Signs Report. Tobacco use is the leading, preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. It causes more than lung cancer — based on current evidence, it can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum, and a type of leukemia (acute myeloid leukemia).

80% of all cancers are caused by two conditions completely under our control and by correcting may prevent cancer. And, food is your best medicine and may help prevent, restore and reverse 98% of all diseases including cancer.

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Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
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