Here’s How the U.S. Government Subsidizes Your Junk Food Habit

Here’s How the U.S. Government Subsidizes Your Junk Food Habit

September 14th, 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

As an American growing up in the 1970s, I fondly remember my guilt-free days of childhood enjoying Twinkie’s, Coca Puffs, donuts and other tasty (but health-destroying) junk food. All in all, we didn’t eat an enormous amount of it, but still much more than my daughter will ever consume (as in zero).

Today, it seems we know better than to indulge in these fake edibles, laden with artificial and cancer causing ingredients that are nutritionally void. Or do we?

Obesity is on the rise, so are chronic and deadly health problems like diabetes, heart disease and cancer — and each one is closely linked with the rise in processed food consumption. Poverty plays a large role in the foods available to eat as well; there’re entire inner city neighborhoods where you can’t find fresh produce to save your life. To make matters worse, junk food is state subsidized — heavily — making it cheaper for manufacturers and more readily available to consumers. So while the U.S. nation is in a health crisis, the federal government is not combating the problem but rather fueling it with our tax dollars, perpetuating a vicious cycle of sickness which leads to reliance on a broken medical system and a multibillion dollar pharmaceutical industry. Where does it end?

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The Ultimate Supplement? Berberine Tackles a Range of Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity and More

The Ultimate Supplement? Berberine Tackles a Range of Cancers, Diabetes, Obesity and More

1st June 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A compound frequently used for gastrointestinal issues — like traveller’s diarrhea and food poisoning — has moved into the spotlight as a viable option to prevent and treat cancerous tumor formation. It also controls blood sugar and lipid metabolism at the same level as metformin — a potent drug used for the treatment of diabetes. If that wasn’t enough to grab your attention, it also calms inflammation, encourages weight loss, protects the heart, alleviates depression and fortifies against infections and contagious illness.

As it turns out, berberine may be the ultimate one-stop supplement that’s effective against a variety of health disorders.

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot

The Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot

22nd May 2016

By Katrin Geist

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The one sentence summary of this article goes: organic beetroot is goooood for you! Find out more than you ever wanted to know below, including a delicious recipe at the end of this article.

An estimated 22% of adults the world over exhibit raised blood pressure (WHO 2014), and systemic hypertension remains the largest attributable risk factor for mortality worldwide – tendency increasing (Kapil et al. 2015).

On the brighter side: recent studies provide compelling evidence that ingestion of beetroot (Beta vulgaris rubra, red beetroot) offers beneficial physiological effects that may translate to improved clinical outcomes for pathologies such as hypertension (high blood pressure), atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Beetroot positively influences the cardiovascular system. Regarding hypertension, numerous studies showed beetroot significantly reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure (Box 1) when delivered acutely as a juice or in bread (Clifford et al. 2015).

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases 25% from Drinking 1 Soda a Day … and Other Surprising Soda Facts

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases 25% from Drinking 1 Soda a Day … and Other Surprising Soda Facts

22nd February 2016

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Pretty much the entire population knows that drinking too much soda is bad for you. But at what point, will soda begin to have a negative impact on your health? I was surprised to learn that even drinking 1 or 2 sodas a day can negatively impact your health. While some debate the benefits of diet soda over regular soft drinks, studies show that neither is worth the health risk.

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Junk Food Eating Generations Can Pass Metabolic Disorders To Their Children

Junk Food Eating Generations Can Pass Metabolic Disorders To Their Children

By Mae Chan

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The saying “you are what your parents eat,” is becoming more relevant by the day.

Less than two years ago, scientists officially linked processed foods to autoimmune disease, and the consequences may ripple to future generations. According to a recent study published in journal Science, just one junk food-eating generation can pass on the metabolic disorders it gains from an unhealthy diet to the next.

Medical researchers have before shown a link between a father’s weight and diet at the time of conception and an increased risk of diabetes in his offspring. In research conducted on mice, a team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that unhealthy eating behaviours were recorded in a tiny molecule that could then be transmitted through sperm to the embryo.

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How Sugar Destroys Your Liver and Brain… Plus Tips to Help You Break Free from Sugar Addiction

How Sugar Destroys Your Liver and Brain… Plus Tips to Help You Break Free from Sugar Addiction

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

At one point in time, sugar was a delicacy, a condiment that was difficult to come by. If you were lucky, you may have added it to your coffee or tea. But according to Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF), sugar was “still extraordinarily expensive until the middle of the 18th to 19th century.”

That expense may have been a blessing in disguise, as it made it virtually impossible for mot people to consume in excess.

And therein lies the problem. Sugar acts as a chronic, dose-dependent liver toxin (poison) when consumed in excess, Dr. Lustig has stated. In fact, the rise of chronic metabolic disease in the U.S. follows the growth of the U.S. sugar industry and increases in per capita sugar consumption. Today, we consume about 20 times more sugar than our ancestors did, and we have very little control over the amount since what was once a condiment has now become a dietary staple.

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Statins’ Flawed Studies and False Advertising

Statins’ Flawed Studies and False Advertising

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

At your next doctor’s check-up, your visit will likely include a discussion of your risk of heart disease, your cholesterol levels, and whether or not you would benefit from taking a statin cholesterol-lowering drug. U.S. guidelines issued in 2013 state that if you answer “yes” to ANY of the following four questions, your treatment protocol will call for a statin drug:

  1. Do you have heart disease?
  2. Do you have diabetes? (type 1 or type 2)
  3. Is your LDL cholesterol above 190?
  4. Is your 10-year risk of a heart attack greater than 7.5 percent?

Your 10-year heart attack risk involves the use of a cardiovascular risk calculator, which researchers have warned may overestimate your risk by anywhere from 75 to 150 percent — effectively turning even very healthy people at low risk for heart problems into candidates for statins.

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Dr. Sebi: The Man Who Cures AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes and More

Dr. Sebi: The Man Who Cures AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes and More

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Editor’s note, 7th of August 2016: We are sad to report that Dr. Sebi died yesterday while imprisoned in Honduras. He was 82 years old. To read about the circumstances surrounding his death, as well as tributes to his life and work, please read the article Dr. Sebi, Renowned Holistic Doctor, Dies in Police Custody in Honduras.

Meet Dr. Sebi, a pathologist, biochemist and herbalist. He came to the U.S. from Honduras and is on a mission to heal humanity. As it happens, he has been curing some of the most deadly diseases on the planet for almost 30 years. AIDS, cancer, diabetes, lupus and epilepsy are just a few of the ailments he has completely reversed. In fact, he is so committed to his work that he took on the Attorney General of New York in a Supreme Court trial — and won.

Standing Up to the Food and Drug Administration

Back in the 1980’s, Dr. Sebi ran a variety of ads in newspapers like the New York Post, stating: “AIDS has been cured by the Usha Research Institute, and we specialize in cures for Sickle Cell, Lupus, Blindness, Herpes, Cancer and others.” The ad caught the eye of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the agency subsequently sued Dr. Sebi for false advertisement and practicing without a license.

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Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root?

Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root?

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Billions are spent annually and still there is no conventional cures for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Or is there a cheap, safe and freely available solution already growing beneath our feet?

Diabetes is a very big business, representing tens of billion of dollars in pharmaceutical drug sales annually. Tragically, while the number of diabetes diagnoses continue to expand globally the drugs themselves, including recombinant (GMO produced) insulin, appear to actually increase mortality. Upton Sinclair nailed the problem on its head when he stated:

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

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5 Things You Should Do If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

5 Things You Should Do If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

If you have type 2 diabetes, you already know your blood sugar levels can get too high. Your body develops a problem called insulin resistance where it doesn’t use insulin normally. While your pancreas can create insulin to offset the issue, that only works so well. And while the rate of diabetes seems to be levelling off in the U.S., this is still a very serious issue. [1]

If you have type 2 diabetes, here are some things you should really know (and do).

1. Get Mental Health Coaching

For those living with type 2 diabetes, depression is more common than you think. Depression is a serious issue that can interfere with the ability of people to take care of themselves, reducing the motivation to exercise, eat healthy, or even take medications.[2] Many times, these things are crucial to managing the disease. That’s why mental health coaching can be so important; it could not only help with depression, but also reduce blood sugar levels. Your body and mind will thank you!

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Power-Packed Longevity Fruit a Boon for Diabetics (and Health Enthusiasts Too)

Power-Packed Longevity Fruit a Boon for Diabetics (and Health Enthusiasts Too)

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A fruit belonging to the gourd family is causing quite a stir among health conscious consumers as an all-natural sweetener that won’t aggravate diabetes or contribute to maladies like cancer, heart disease, obesity, candida or tooth decay. Many times sweeter than sugar, Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvernorii) only contains 2 calories per serving and will not elevate blood sugar levels. The secret to its sweetness is found in mogroside, a compound from the same glycoside family as stevia.

A humble melon, the fruit was reportedly eaten by monks in 13th century China and is frequently known by its common name: monk fruit. Considered a longevity superfood, local residents of the Guangxi Province in Southern China consume the fruit regularly and enjoy exceptional life spans.

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100+ Health Properties of Pomegranate Now Includes Helping Diabetics

100+ Health Properties of Pomegranate Now Includes Helping Diabetics

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

While pomegranate enjoys high standing as far as its culinary status, too few folks realize how wide a wide range of health benefits this ‘super food’ actually possesses, with a staggering 100+ of them identified so far through Greenmedinfo.com’s research indexing project. View the open access archive of study abstracts here: pomegranate research database.

Consider what a physician would think if he could find a drug that instead of possessing 100 side effects (which is sadly typical for pharmaceutical agents) had 100 side benefits?

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