Well here is goes, part 1 of a series I am starting on nutrition. I think the introduction of the article is telling:
“I seldom watch television but for some reason nearly every time I do, the same commercial pops up. It goes something like this: a couple of women are sitting on a bench, chatting, when a guy walks up to them and asks if they have T2D (the answer is “yes”) and then he asks if they know that T2D can cause heart disease. The women act very surprised since they didn’t know. Why did they not know? And how come the pharmaceutical companies know that people don’t know?This commercial always makes me pause because it is so clear that we do not know what is happening to us.
We all know the scary statistics: the CDC admits that 9.3% of US adults are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D) as of 2010. The key word here is diagnosed. That is because more people are not diagnosed but have T2D than those who are diagnosed. It is estimated that over 30% of the population has T2D only they don’t know they have it. So one must ask a few questions:
- Why do so many Americans have T2D?
- Why don’t so many Americans know that they have T2D?
- What causes T2D?
- How does T2D start, why, and when?
- Can T2D be prevented?
- Can T2D be reversed or at least put to remission?
So let me be the one who tries to explain. The topic is not easy to explain so I am breaking it up into several parts, each at a different level of depth. In part 1 of this series, I will begin by discussing what nutrients are and how they connect to T2D. This will help explain why so many Americans do not know they have T2D and why they remain undiagnosed.”
To read more, please read the article on HormonesMatter, where I am a scientist blogger. I will keep you updated on part 2 and if there is more after, once those are also published.
What I want All Americans to Know
I want all Americans to know that they are not sick because of their own doing. Their bad health has nothing to do with eating too much and exercising too little. American are not lazy! But Americans are being misled by the nutritional guidance system–including dietitians (but then they themselves are being misled).
Scientists stuck in old dogma are not helping the situation but making it worse. I also hold them accountable and the academic journals that so eagerly publish all the false information but with the current peer review system block all new science from coming to the surface. Shame on them!
The epidemic is so huge and so based on faulty nutritional guidelines that it is rare to find a doctor or a nurse who is not obese herself/himself. The problem, therefore, is not the doctors but the entire healthcare system, the USDA, the ADA, the AHA, and the NIH.
It is time for Americans to pay attention to what they are doing and not just blindly listen to their doctors and follow dietary guidelines that are all wrong. Learn for yourself based on your research what the truth is and what the lies are and why. And then change you life and become a healthy person who is medicine free.
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