Are artificial sweeteners ok? This is discussed on page 95 in my book, “It’s All About the Food“. I suggested that stevia was the best current choice. But there are issues you need to consider. This short and simple article tells you more about what they are.
“No one can eat just one.” Remember that potato chip commercial? They were serious. Learn more about how the commercial food industry “engineers” our food cravings.If this had not happened, It’s All About the Food would probably have not been needed to help you protect yourself.
How The Food Industry Helps Engineer Our Cravings
The food industry has processed lots of foods to hit that “bliss point” — that perfect amount of sweetness that would send eaters over the moon. In doing so, it’s added sweetness in plenty of unexpected places – like bread and pasta sauce, says investigative reporter Michael Moss.
Read Even More: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by http://www.amazon.com/Salt-Sugar-Fat-Giants-Hooked/dp/0812982193
Perhaps the most important result of a processed food diet is the damage done to your “gut.” The natural fiber in a whole food diet is food for the good bacteria. Some 80% of your immune system resides in your intestinal walls and that system is kept healthy by the action of the good bacteria. And an overgrowth of bad bacteria has serious health implications for your whole body including your brain. It’s All About the Food.
Western diets damage gut microbiota over generations, in ways hard to reverse.
It may take more than a tub of yogurt to reverse the effects that a high-fat, low-fiber diet have wrought in the bellies of men and women in the industrialized world, says new research.
Indeed, the depletion of gut microbes that comes with diets deficient in fiber extend well beyond the lives of those whose dietary choices made it happen, a new study finds. Over generations of exposure to diets low in fiber, the research shows that a microbiotic population die-off threatens to drive some of the trillions of microorganisms that live in healthy human guts to the brink of extinction.
Nothing scares people more than cancer. Since publishing It’s All About the Food l I have been researching the relationship between obesity, diet, and cancer. This TED talk does an exceptional job of packaging all three in an easy to understand way.
Yes, we can eat to starve cancer. Share this with others.
William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.
Anyone with children who has read It’s All About the Food is always looking for a way to help children transition to a healthy diet. That is, get out the processed sugars they have become addicted to. This article, How to Help Transition Your Children to Low Carb Real Food, gives excellent advice.
“We all want our children to eat real food and healthy options, but how do we actually go about it? How do we remove the processed food, sugars and inflammatory oils without having a family mutiny?
Here are 10 top tips to help transition your child to a low carb real food life from from Libby Jenkinson, a registered pharmacist, mother of 3 children, and founder of ditchthecarbs.com, the leading low-carb website in New Zealand and Australia”.
Chapter 24, “For the Children” is a short chapter on a huge subject. The percentage of children obese and with conditions like diabetes and rotten teeth grows. Dealing with those conditions AFTER they happen is so difficult.
Here is a video to drive that point home. This video is from England but don’t believe that US children are better off. Because they are not.
As you watch note the common foods over and over again. Note also that what you may call “overweight” is described as “obese” by the medical professionals.
Junk Food Kids Who’s to Blame 2015 Season 1 Episode 2
A third of British children are overweight or obese. This series asks how the epidemic happened and what can be done.