Nothing fundamental in human physiology, and certainly nothing fundamental in the human genome, has changed over just the past few decades during which epidemic obesity has emerged. Human physiology is substantially the same as it ever was. - Dr. David L. Katz
That was the headline of an email I received this AM. So, for all the folks who love to hate McDonald's, be aware, American's love McDonald's! And, McDonald's is laughing all the way to the bank!
Sorry to be the "Grinch" who stole Halloween, but since August, I've been observing an overload of candy!
On a recent trip to my neighborhood CVS pharmacy (we have 3 within one mile of each other), I was not sure if I entered a candy store or a drug store.
That 66% figure the CDC keeps quoting (overweight and obese Americans) is because of our toxic food environment ... Halloween candy for three months and then we're off to the next overeating holiday.
And the frosting on the cake ... Those delicious cookies the Girl Scouts are selling...loaded with trans fats.
If I worked for big pharma, I'd be lovin' it.
When it comes to the American food system, it takes a lot to shock me. Well, this insane mixed message did, in fact, shock me. They are selling a six pack of this junk food under the guise that they are assisting with the fight against breast cancer.
Now that's chutzpah!
By the way, I did purchase the above product. I made the purchase for two reasons: 1. Strange things motivate me to live a healthy lifestyle. This product made me "hopping mad" and it serves as a great motivator to me ... the Western diet is littered with garbage. 2. I have added one more prop for my presentations. I have a lot of "food" products that demonstrate our toxic food environment. This is just the latest.
Because many tests miss plaque build-up. And ...
The sad fact is that the majority of acute heart attacks are associated with "non-signicant" plaques. These plaques may suddenly rupture, which quickly leads to the formation of a blood clot. The blood clot acutely occludes the coronary artery, causing a heart attack.
So, depending on statins as opposed to proper diet and lifestyle is a false security blanket.
I recommend listening to this interview with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.
. . . an entertaining video about ending childhood obesity. Enjoy!
Once in a while, a brief and insightful article is written. Here's one by Robin Quivers about the link between food and health. The title: Nutty for Nutrition.
McDonald's, because of its size, has become the poster child and piñata for the health-minded folks.
However, I would like to remind people who want to change our food environment that people truly love McDonald's.
How do I know that? It's very simple. Today, McDonald's stock closed at an all-time high.
So, while I will never eat any of its products, millions and millions of people are lovin' it!
Food is the most powerful clinical intervention against chronic disease doctors have. We should be able to write recipes on prescription slips, just like prescription medication. And every doctor should know how. - Dr. John La Puma