Diabetes?

A report in the New York Times says that diabetes rates are rising, along with obesity, all over the world. I wonder how long it will take people to figure out that the cause is the absence of nutrition in food? When I was taking care of my mother over the last three years of her life, I started feeding her good, healthy food. Her sugar dropped from 140 to somewhere in the 110s and she went off almost all of her medications. It was enough nutrition to maintain – but not enough to rebuild her body. Foods in the early part of the 1900s had up to 7.5 times more calcium, , 8.2 time more phosphorus, 1.8 time more copper, 28.5 times more magnesium, 58.3 times more iron, 49.0 times more iodine, and at least 10 times more of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.  (from Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston A. Price)

 

2 thoughts on “Diabetes?

  1. Convenience, price and taste are the criteria for food these days, not nutrition! We are close to having the technology of instant analysis of any and all foods and when those ratings start to come in people are going to be shocked for sure….why even the gas pumps have an octane rating for gasoline….we just get misleading advertising for foods!

  2. Hi Penny,

    I think we are starting to figure it out, but much too slowly. And after years of being lied to about the nutritional content of food, we are all addicted to the high sugar content. If you walk into a grocery store, the shelves are lined with almost all processed foods with misleading labels. My brother, who recently turned 18, was pre-diabetic a few years ago. There is no reason for a teenager to be pre-diabetic. There have been some great documentaries over the last few years that will hopefully continue to raise awareness…

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