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Diabetes

A Clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell

“…TYPE 2 DIABETES, the most common form, often accompanies obesity.  As we, as a nation, continue to gain weight, our rate of diabetes spirals out of control.  The scariest figure?  1/3 of those people with diabetes don’t know yet that they have it.

You  know the situation is serious when our children, at the age of puberty, start falling prey to the form of diabetes usually reserved for adults over 40.  One newspaper illustrated the epidemic with the story of a girl who weighed 350 pounds at the age of 15, had the “adult-onset” form of diabetes and was injecting insulin into her body 3 times/day.

What is diabetes, why should we care about it and how do we stop it from happening to us?  Almost all cases of diabetes are either Type 1 or Type 2.  Type 1 develops in children and adolescents, and thus is sometimes referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes.  This form accounts for 5% -10% of all diabetes cases.  Type 2, which accounts for 90%-95% of all cases, used to occur primarily in adults age 40 and up, and thus was called adult-onset diabetes.  But because up to 45% of new diabetes cases in children are Type 2 diabetes, the age-specific names are being dropped, and the 2 forms are simply referred to as Type 1 and Type 2…”

To Be Continued….

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The Promise of the Future

A clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell:

“Through all of this, I have come to see that the benefits produced by eating a plant-based diet are far more diverse and impressive than any drug or surgery used in medical practice.  Heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, arthritis, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, impotence and all sorts of other chronic diseases can be largely prevented.  These diseases, which generally occur with aging and tissue degeneration, kill the majority of us before our time.

Additionally impressive evidence now exists to show that advanced heart disease, relatively advanced cancers of certain types, diabetes and a few other degenerative diseases can be reversed by diet.  I remember when my superiors reluctantly accepted the evidence of the ability to prevent disease, but vehemently denying its ability to reverse such a disease when already advanced.  But the evidence can no longer be ignored.  Those in Science or medicine who shut their minds to the idea are being irresponsible.

One of the more exciting benefits of good nutrition is the prevention of diseases that are thought to be due to genetic predisposition.  We now know that we can largely avoid these “genetic” diseases even though we may harbor the gene (or genes) responsible.”

Previous clips from The China Study: A Different Kind of Prescription

Health Eludes Some and Embraces Others..Why?

A snipet today from The China Study.  My goal with these snipets is awareness, possibly good health, longevity?..!  Not everyone can go PlantBased 100%, but maybe 50% of the time? or part of the time?  It’s a bit of healthierness…(if that’s a word;)).  Which is the biggest reason why I put these recipes out there, so we have the option to still REALLY enjoy, indulge!…who wants to survive on carrot sticks?!…I don’t!…..speaking of which I’m still craving more of those sliders ;):

The China Study:

‘…I now know the answer is that food primarily determines the outcome.

If you are male in this country you have a 47% chance of getting cancer.  If you are female you have a 38% lifetime chance of getting cancer.  Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can prevent the majority of cancers in the US.  Old age can and should be graceful and peaceful.

Almost a 1/3 of the adults 20 years and over are obese.  One is considered obese if he or she is carrying more than a 1/3 of a person above and beyond a healthy weight.

1 out of 13 Americans now has diabetes, and it continues to rise.  If we don’t heed the importance of diet, millions of additional Americans will unknowingly develop diabetes and suffer consequences, including blindness, limb amputation, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and pre-mature death.

Both diabetes and obesity often forecast deeper more serious health problems like heart disease, cancer and stroke.  2 of the most frightening statistics show that diabetes among people in their 30’s has increased 70% in less than 10 years.  Such an incredibly fast growth may become an unbearable burden on a health system that is already strained.

But the most pervasive killer in our culture is Heart Disease.  It will kill 1 out of 3 Americans.  And the most dramatic finding is that heart disease can be prevented and reversed by diet, a plant based diet.’

Maybe we could make a different meal choice here and there…and see what happens…?

Link to previous China Study clip.