Let’s Get Active Against Sugar!

Since I talk so much about the negative effects of sugar, I would like to share an article with you that I received by email. The article has a “take action” button at the end, which is something I also just filled out so I copy-paste my quickly written letter here as well in case any of you are willing or able to send your message to the government on the decision of added sugar into our foods. Here is the letter I wrote on the form that you reach once you click the “Take Action” button (the Dear… and the Sincerely.. are automatically included so this is just the body):

Please note that the world brought people to be survivors of this planet without any added sugar. We understand that the sugar lobby pays for a lot of government expenditures and thus you are deeply loyal to them but should your loyalty go to the one who pays you in order to sell (sugar lobby) or the one who pays you to survive (we the people)!

I think you should know that while you certainly keep the sugar lobby happy, you are killing the very people who otherwise make it possible for you to stay in office.

I suppose the problem will eventually be solved since either we all get too sick to pay you as a result of our metabolic syndrome, in which case you will not have any pay from us only from the sugar lobby, or you will get too sick as a result of the same disease in which case we will have to discuss the matter with whoever replaced you.

In either case, if you have not noticed, the US population is suffering from your decision of the benefits of added sugar in our diets: diabetes 2, obesity, and fatty liver disease plus of course heart disease that salt is named responsible for but is in fact sugar. I am a scientist so I know!

Your decisions make sure that all who do not read labels with a magnifying glass get sick and cost trillions in healthcare, which of course you as the government will have to pay out of your other pocket. I wonder which pocket has more money in it: the one filled on one side with the money from the sugar lobbies or the other that you are spending for the medical coverage for those who are eligible for that payment via Medicare or other governmental aid for healthcare. Eventually this second pocket will empty faster than the first one can be filled and you will end up with a bunch of very sick people as a result of your decision today!

Please change your decision and for once consider the good of the people and not politics!”

I hope some of you will take the time and rebel against the sugar labeling guideline that is going to mislead everyone!

Your questions are always welcome!

Angela

About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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