I just assumed that one time would be enough (see my article, “Why Do We Have To Talk About Diet?” http://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/why-do-we-have-to-talk-about-diet/) I thought this matter had been settled ages ago! I guess I’m still living in a dream world of the ’60’s and ’70’s when people moved to the country, grew their own food and gave birth at home with the help of a midwife.
At what point, exactly, did we sink into a swamp of stupidity?
Ever since I added a new question to my questionnaire (“Write down everything you eat and drink over the next three days and let me know what it is.”) I have discovered, to my horror, that people are generally eating pretty much nothing but “corporate food”– food made in a factory or a factory farm. I am referring to “food” that comes from fast food “restaurants”, or comes out of a frozen package with a corporate label on it, or stuff made out of white flour, white sugar along with a ton of bizarre additives! I’m talking about frozen dinners, biscuits, cereal in cardboard boxes, macaroni and cheese, stuff from McDonalds, ice cream, cake, pie, pizza, spaghetti, fried chicken, cheeseburgers, soda and the ever-popular donut!
I look at some people’s “menus”; no, most people’s, and I have to break the news to them that this is why you’re sick!
Often it’s a combination of this and the drugs they’re taking because of it! (Oddly enough, no one believes me! “What’s my remedy?” is all I hear. One person actually said to me, “Are you sure you’re a homeopath? Because no one has ever asked me so many questions about food!”)
Back in the olden days (the ’70’s?) I only had two things to warn people about: white sugar and white flour! Things have gotten so much worse since then that nowadays, white bread seems like a health food! It is now the least of our problems! It used to be that back then, even though white flour was causing a myriad of health problems like low blood sugar, depression, constipation, anxiety, chronic fatigue and headaches, just for starters, at least it wasn’t making people fat! Have you looked at people nowadays?
Apparently in 1970, 45% of the population was overweight. Even that seems ridiculous, but, by 2020, overweightness is projected to be at 74%! What is causing this? Well, look no further than High Fructose Corn Syrup (which, by the way, is in everything; and which, by the way, is now being called “corn syrup” because the original name has gotten such a bad reputation)!
You’ve heard the expression “Big Pharma”, right? Well, now, meet its twin, “Big Phood!” The food companies add sugar to everything to make it taste better–because, let’s face it, good ingredients cost money and corporate food is all about keeping manufacturing costs low so the profits can be as high as possible; hence, here’s what you get: food grown in poorly fed soil leading to bitter tasting crops requiring sugar and flavor enhancers; but, there’s another reason sugar is added to processed food– sugar is addicting; so, adding it to a product keeps you coming back for more! But nowadays, they’re not simply adding sugar to processed food anymore, they’re also adding High Fructose Corn Syrup! And why are they doing this? One reason is that it’s so cheap; but the other reason is…
High Fructose Corn Syrup makes you fat and fat people buy more food!
Unlike sugar, high fructose corn syrup is metabolized by the liver, and the liver turns it directly into fat. Sugar is metabolized by insulin and insulin triggers a hormone called leptin which sends a message to the brain which says:
High Fructose Corn Syrup triggers no such hormone; in fact, quite the opposite; it triggers a hormone called ghrelin, which sends just the opposite message to the brain; it says, KEEP EATING! How’s that for a stunt? You gotta hand it to Big Phood for that one!
And…as if that were not enough… practically all the corn grown in the United States now is, dare I say it, Genetically Modified!
It’s called Genetically Modified corn, or GM corn for short! That means all the High Fructose Corn Syrup that’s going into processed food and soda is all genetically modified! What does that mean? The corn is genetically modified to make its own insecticide! Is that not outrageous? The biotech companies that have done this, companies like Monsanto, refuse to allow their special “ingredient” to be put on food labels so you can avoid them; which means, if you want to avoid eating GM foods? You can’t! Unless your food is stamped “Organic”, you have no way of knowing if there are GM organisms (GMO’s) in your food or not. However, most of the corn in the United States now is GM; so, by definition, the High Fructose Corn Syrup added to processed food is also GM! So, this is now twice the reason to stay away from any and all products that might contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, and what products are they? All corporate food and everything served in fast food restaurants and restaurants in general! Now, I know, not all countries have this problem. A lot of countries have either banned GMO’s or insisted on labeling. I can only speak for my own country, The United States of Amnesia, where nobody knows anything (and I’m including myself in this as I used to be the Queen of Dunkin’ Donuts)!
Who here has seen “Super-Size Me!” It’s a movie starring Morgan Spurlock. He decided, as an experiment, to eat only at McDonalds for a month! Maybe to some of you that sounds ordinary; but, to me it sounds really dangerous, I won’t even eat at McDonald’s ONCE, let alone every day! Mr. Spurlock gained 25 pounds that month! That, by itself, is horrifying! His cholesterol shot up along with his blood pressure, blood sugar, liver enzymes and triglycerides (there’s a name for this and it’s called “Metabolic Syndrome”). He became exhausted, developed terrible migraines, especially when he stopped eating, but eating again made them go away–a hallmark of addiction! He started craving McDonald’s food! He developed oppression of the chest, depression and when the experiment was over, it took him 6 months to get himself back to normal. Think of that–it took him 1 month to get sick and 6 months to recover! Looking at this experiment, can you understand now why your average person is sick and on medications? Is it totally preventable? Yes, it is!
Now, to give you an idea of how suspect the medical profession is, they allow this scary eating place that gave a man a disease in only one month’s time (McDonalds) to set up shop in their hospitals, replacing what used to be known as “The Cafeteria”! What is that all about? It just goes to show that what my teacher, Robin Murphy, always told us about the medical profession is true, that “Modern Medicine has no hypothesis, no laws, no principles, about what it’s doing!” (Other than the profit-making principle, of course; which brings me to Robin Murphy’s second most famous saying, which is, “The definition of ‘Health Care’ is Disease- Management for Profit.”) The idea is to “mangage” your illness with drugs, not cure it with natural substances, which would be very bad for their “business with disease”.
Even the hamburger buns at fast food restaurants aren’t safe with their High Fructose Corn Syrup, Ammonium chloride, mold inhibitors and artificial flavors. Yikes! The soda? Again: High Fructose Corn Syrup, phosphoric acid (which causes diabetes), artificial flavorings, lactic acid, caffeine and preservatives. It’s as if the food industry has actually turned on its customers!
You know what? If you want a soda, buy some seltzer water and squeeze an orange into it! Voila! Orange soda! Or, how’s this–actual lemons and limes squeezed in seltzer water with some raw honey or raw sugar? It sounds good, doesn’t it? And it’s not a chemical concoction!
This brings me to the point where I make the observation that most of us have stopped preparing food altogether! You’ve got to realize that Big Phood and Big Pharma do not exist for your health, they’re in business to make money! To them, you are a goldmine! You’re too trusting and too busy watching sports and “reality TV” to know anything about what they’re doing, and this is just fine with them. So they’ve put ingredients in their food to make it addicting so you’ll become a return-customer, they put fattening agents in the food because fat people eat more! Any food with a corporate label on it? Don’t buy it! You have to start making your own food again, from scratch, from real food! For those of you who don’t know how to cook or prepare food or buy food because, well, why should you when you can just pop a package of frozen food in the microwave and “Dinner is served”? Then I guess their work is done! Have a nice funeral! See, when their work is done, their twin in the hospital industry gets to have what’s left of you. One hand washes the other.
Let’s talk about sugar.
Remember, that’s all I used to have to warn people about. Why is it bad that sugar is added to everything, even unlikely things like peanut butter, spaghetti sauce and mayonnaise? Sugar is addicting. Rats fed sugar-water refused to eat real food when it was offered to them, and went through withdrawal, just like heroin addicts, when the sugar was withdrawn!1/
A lot of you out there have told me that your children won’t eat healthy food even though you’ve tried to give it to them. That’s because they’re addicts! Don’t start your kids on these “kid” foods! Look at what happens, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, when you do–their IQ’s go down and they develop behavior problems and allergies:
A new study from British researchers revealed just how big an impact a poor nutritional start can have on your kids. Those who ate a predominantly processed food diet at age 3 had lower IQ scores at age 8.5….
Of course, obesity is not the only health risk your child faces if he eats a diet consisting mainly of processed foods and snacks. Along with the potential for lowered IQ mentioned above, a junk food diet can also set the stage for asthma, eczema, and a variety of allergies, inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases.
Nutritional deficiencies in your child’s first years of life can even lead to deficits in brain function that put them at risk of behavioral problems — from hyperactivity to aggression — that can last into the teenage years.
(“How Parents Can Ruin Their Children’s Health” by Joseph Mercola, MD
Babies should only be “eating” breast milk! Later when they can eat solid foods (because their teeth have started to come in), make your own baby food–mash up a sweet potato, mash up a banana, some cooked carrots…. Don’t buy baby food in a jar! Do you eat out of a jar? Maybe I shouldn’t ask that question! You can be reasonably sure there’s sugar and high fructose corn syrup in that baby food! Don’t get them started on donuts and other “foods” made out of white flour, which doesn’t, by the way, even exist in nature; it’s a non-food. It will lead to behavior problems, hyper-activity, constipation, nutritional deficiencies, poor concentration, poor marks in school…. This kind of food feeds intestinal yeast, which over-grows and kills off the friendly bacteria in the intestines which are needed to digest your food. Yeast organisms have big feet and poke holes in your intestinal walls leading to something called “leaky gut syndrome”, causing food particles to leak into the blood stream, causing an immune response leading to allergies and auto-immune disease. Stop feeding the yeast!
Oh, and don’t give your babies “formula”! What is that, anyway? A client of mine hired me because his baby had eczema. I suppose he was expecting to get a homeopathic remedy. I said, “Stop giving him formula and buy him raw goat’s milk! Heat it up to the temperature breast milk would be and give him that–but don’t boil it!” Luckily he lived in California where it’s easy to get raw goat’s milk. The baby loved it and the eczema went away. Look, it’s mother’s milk from a mammal, just like we are, right? It’s breast milk! But what is “formula”? You tell me, because I don’t know! I do know one thing, many infant formulas are over 50% sugar! (http://www.naturalnews.com/029863_Similac_infant_formula.html) Whatever it is, it causes eczema, obviously, (and God only knows what else)! I’m sure it’s got plenty of high fructose corn syrup in it too!
Sugar is acidic and here’s what’s wrong with that. Your body wants to be alkaline; so, to defend against the acidity of white sugar, the body pulls minerals out of your bones to act as buffers; and what does that cause? Mineral deficiencies leading to osteoporosis. Do you have any idea what you need minerals for? Your bones, your muscles and nerves, you even lose enzymes if you don’t have enough minerals because enzymes attach themselves to minerals and enzymes digest your food!
Moreover, sugar actually depresses your immune system! Scientists conducted an experiment where they measured the white blood cell activity in subjects before and after sugar consumption. The more sugar that was eaten, the less active the subject’s white blood cells became! 2/ No wonder people who eat a lot of sweets get a lot of colds! You know what your white blood cells are, don’t you? They’re your immune system, they’re your defense against viruses and bacteria, you don’t want to de-activate them! They’re also your defense against cancer; so, you can imagine a big candy and fast-food eater is just asking for trouble; oh, and guess what? Guess what the fuel-of-choice for cancer cells is? You guessed it, SUGAR, they are sugar-dependent! So, people, don’t be a cancer cell.
Sugar also raises your uric acid levels. High uric acid leads to high blood pressure and diabetes, both of which lead to kidney disease, which leads to high blood pressure! So now the doctor enters the picture, and he irresponsibly prescribes drugs to lower your blood pressure instead of telling you to stop eating junk food! Why? Because high blood pressure is a goldmine! Once he puts you on HBP medication, you have to come back to him again and again to have your prescriptions renewed! (I wish I had a set-up like this!) Thanks to excessive amounts of sugar, Big Pharma and your doctor are cleaning up!!!! No wonder McDonald’s is welcome in their hospitals, they know what they’re doing! Do you think this is a coincidence? And think of the convenience to you! You eat the food, you have a heart attack, and you’re right there in the hospital!
Now, what about white flour?
White flour, like white sugar, is not even a food! White flour exists nowhere in nature! The only way you can make it is to start with whole wheat flour and then take all the fiber and nutrients out of it! You’re left with an empty white powder that turns into white sugar in the stomach; so you know what that means? It’s just more sugar! Think of everything we’re talking about here that’s actually nothing but sugar— white bread, spaghetti, noodles, donuts, rolls, buns, pancakes, waffles, macaronni, packaged cereal…oh! and rice! Don’t forget white rice! That turns to white sugar in your stomach too! Real rice is brown rice! Do you want to know how they bleach white flour? With a chemical called Alloxan which causes diabetes! Shocking, isn’t it?
OK, now, what kinds of diseases are we talking about that are caused by eating nothing but sugar and factory farm meat? Here’s a partial list:
High Blood Pressure