Courting An Early Death……..

Like a lot of folks my age, I am carrying a few extra pounds. As a result of my fondness (really an addiction) to good food, I am meeting new doctors who specialize in metabolic health, the key to longevity. Is it too late? Have I crossed the line causing irreparable damage to my health? Can I reverse the subtle trend that annoy many of us as a result of paying attention to what is good, rather than what is good for us? My recent experiences with a nutritionist and a book that she recommended says yes, there is every reason to believe that it is never too late, until a damning diagnosis occurs. Am I in a position to offer dietary advice to my readers? Nope, I am not. I can however recommend a source of information that should leave you with eyes wide open and a different view of your diet.

The man’s name is Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL. By training he is a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who is more than up to the task of challenging our food industry, one leg of a deadly three legged stool with Big Pharma and Big Government completing the triad. The man makes a compelling case against processed food and sugar, two foods America loves and that are killing us without firing a shot. We have all been exposed to the evils of processed foods and sugar, but being exposed and having it driven through your heart like a stake in a vampire’s chest are two different things.

An eye opening expose of what is wrong with the way we eat, and who is responsible. Self control is a small part of the equation.

Our government is subjected to obscene amounts of money in a food industry lobbying effort second only to the automobile industry. The other culprits are modern medicine which is fixated on symptom relief rather than cures, heredity, and convenience. The Doctor has written two captivating books, “Fat Chance” and his new “Metabolical”. I have read both and have never been more startled than I am after the revelations in his latest, “Metabolical”. What we eat forms the foundation of chronic disease which is not “druggable” but is “foodable”. The evidence is incontrovertible, metabolic disorders are the basis for untold misery in the form of our unprecedented levels of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Our incredible array of processed foods are not just toxic, they are addictive as a result of the sugar infusion designed to make food super palatable in place of the previously condemned fat, a war that should have never been declared. America’s food industry is the enemy of good health, driven by a single word “profit” and they will stop at nothing to achieve their monetary goals. Our Congress is in their pocket and leaving it up to us to cause change. This won’t happen without understanding nutrition, something we take for granted and know little about. Read this book and for the first time in your life, you will get it. With definitive evidence, Lustig demonstrates the relationship between food and our startling increase in chronic, non-infectious disease. Buy the book, read the book and I can guarantee a different outlook on what and how you eat. Lustig lectures internationally and is recognized for his tremendous body of research validated knowledge. His quest is an obsession, and we should thank the Master for folks like him.

The bottom line. “This book will open your eyes to a powerful food industry that is failing at it’s core task”. So says Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, professor at Columbia University and president of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. “A beautifully written expose’ to a broken system that begs to be repaired”. Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, director of the World Food Policy Center and dean emeritus Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University.

Don’t take my word for it. Processed food is a charade, and we are wildly anticipating the next sugar laden mix of chemicals, preservatives and crap the food industry is currently conjuring up. It is NOT too late to become knowledgeable and condemn an industry that is serving up the next brightly wrapped convenience for us to enjoy on our way to chronic disease.

Have a great week!


6 thoughts on “Courting An Early Death……..

  1. Sounds like the plan I follow, but I enjoy getting another prospective so I ordered the audible version of the book. Thanks Steve.

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  2. Right on, Steve. That was the first book I read, too. My daughter is an accredited holistic nutritionist working with and in the office of a doctor who practices functional medicine. It has been highly enlightening to be exposed to the “other side” of food. In Erica’s words, when you walk into a grocery store, you’re actually walking into a pharmacy…interesting perspective…

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