Submitted by Matt Tomasino on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:53
Nutrition seems like a simple word to understand. You eat, you get nutrition. Yet, there is so much more behind this word that corporations in the Big Food and Big Pharma industries do not want you to know. This is because the more you know about what you put into your body the less you will be duped by misleading ad campaigns for “nutritious food”.
The obesity epidemic is surely in full swing leaving a scorched path of debilitating, cost draining conditions and diseases.
CBS News recently cited that,
“A study published online today (6/22/15) in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that more than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, estimates on par with recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Obesity is certainly a problem but it is a problem with an easy fix; stop allowing inexpensive unhealthy food to get into the hands of an uneducated public. Easier said than done when free enterprise gets in the picture. Therefore, education is the next best remedy, or is it? Going up against cultural, religious and overall mainstream habits that have had their taste buds highjacked by excessive processed sugars and packaged foods can be daunting.
A combined study conclusion on the epigenetics (non-genetic influences on gene expression) of nutrition by researchers at the Center on Aging at Tufts University and the University of Verona School of Medicine published in Advances in Nutrition an international review journal stated,
“During our lifetime, nutrients can modify physiologic and pathologic processes through epigenetic mechanisms that are critical for gene expression. Modulation of these processes through diet or specific nutrients may prevent diseases and maintain health.”
With such science you might think the humans would inevitably change their eating habits to include “live” organic foods such as raw or minimally cooked dark green leafy vegetables, fruit, whole grains and nuts, legumes and so on.
Knowing what you’re putting into your body and how your body will react is essentially called medicinal eating. You would not put gas in your car that would cause your vehicle to use only two of its cylinders and breakdown shortly thereafter would you? Yet, so many still reach for what tastes good rather than what feels good. Plus, they are easily swayed by what they think is healthy and so goes the mantra, “ignorance is bliss”. This may be the case until a doctor diagnoses a condition, doesn’t link it to diet and puts you on the rollercoaster of Big Pharma’s toxic fixes.
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