Category Archives: Diet

Bloomberg.com Reports About Sugar Lobbying Since the 1960’s…

Lobbyists shouldn’t even be an issue. Any honest politician – regardless of their party – should not be influenced by anybody other than the people they represent. In other words, any good politician will tell the lobbyist to get out of their office because his constituents will re-elect him regardless of whatever propaganda the lobbyist puts out against them.

I like to tell people that they shouldn’t complain at all about the government and how the lobbying and “special interests” are ruining everything for us. This goes on of course at all levels of government, from the Federal, State and Local levels. It is neither “the Democrats”, nor “the Republicans” or insert 3rd party of your choice. It is they, that we elect by either voting for them directly, or by not voting at all that gives the power to corruptible individuals that make it into office who succumb to the lobbyists on a routine basis.

So several years after Dr. Robert Lustig published his research on Sugar, including how Sugar, namely the refined kind is not only bad for you and causes obesity, but toxic when eaten at any level, the mainstream media has decided to do some research of its own. This includes Bloomberg News, which posted an article sometime in October of 2016 showing how the Sugar Lobby through its influence in the government via Lobbying and research grants was able to get Americans to start eating a low fat, high sugar diet.

Here is the article for you to read (behind a paywall now):

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-12/how-big-sugar-enlisted-harvard-scientists-to-influence-how-we-eat-in-1965

You can also see a similar article on Time.com:

http://time.com/4485710/sugar-industry-heart-disease-research/

If you are in a rush, just read the first 2 paragraphs, if not, read the whole thing, and after reading it, head over to the Institute for Responsible Nutrition here: http://www.responsiblefoods.org/, and see what they have to say about Sugar and its effects on your health.

Then I want you to ask yourself the following questions:
* Does Scientific Research only fund researchers who produce the desired results?
* Are Scientific studies that do not conform with the desired outcome criticized any differently than studies that do not produce the results they were being searched for?
* How many people have died of heart disease as a result of this?
* How many people struggle with obesity due to this?

Anyway, I close with a quote from Plato:

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
― Plato
(courtesy of http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9939-the-price-good-men-pay-for-indifference-to-public-affairs)

The Warrior Diet/Intermittent Fasting

The Intermittent Fasting Diet says to eat whatever you want (healthy stuff of course) during any 8-hour window during each day. The Warrior Diet slightly modifies this and asks that you move this window to as late in the day as possible.

I have been following (or trying to follow) a combination of both of these diets for the past 4 months. When I wake up in the morning, I take some fresh squeezed lemon juice – about 1 ounce, then about 8 ounces or more of warm water, and I drink it with a straw. Lately I have also been adding some cayenne pepper. You can substitute the cayenne pepper with any herb or root vegetable juice that is good for your digestive system such as horseradish, ginger, peppermint oil, or mint. Sometimes I will add some Pink Himalayan Sea Salt into the mix as well. Not a lot of salt, but just a twist or two from the salt grinder. Then I go to work or go about my day. I will then eat my first meal at 1pm or later. Then after I get home from work or the gym, I will try to eat again as soon as possible. Then the next time I eat will be the next day. Do I feel hungry at all? No, never. In fact you are never supposed to “feel hungry,” your body is sending you signals for a reason whenever it is thirsty or hungry.

Many will say that they cannot “function” unless they have breakfast. I often reply to these people that what you eat at breakfast is not broken down by your digestive system and absorbed into your body for at least a couple of hours. Additionally, when your stomach is empty, your body does not take resources from the rest of your body which is what you need to function well, whether it be at your job, in school, or whatever else you are doing that day. During this time, your organs are also using these “idle cycles” to cleanse and detox itself. For example, your liver is busy all day long cleaning out junk from dirty food which you eat, when your liver is overwhelmed, it stores a lot of this junk or toxins. But when your liver is not busy dealing with a new supply of junk, it starts cleaning out the old junk. Same thing goes with other organs.

Anyway, I have noticed that ever since I stopped eating breakfast, I have been more awake and able to do a lot of things more effectively than before I started this diet. Of course, I have also lost some belly fat, which is also good… so do some reading and check these diets out.