Exercise versus drugs in relation to prevention of Heart disease, Diabetes etc

Check out this interesting research from Harvard University, looking at exercise and drugs as prevention for Heart disease, in some cases drugs were not an advantage and possibly had undesirable side effects.

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Hungry for Change

Screen shot 2013-10-03 at 17.47.24What a fabulous film – it puts on the screen everything we speak about from a nutritional and healthy stand point.  It is not rocket science what we should eat and drink, we would feel and function so much better if we paid more attention to this.  However society conspires against us with marketing that tells a myth about so many things in life – all disguising the fact that the objective of the food industry is not food but it is of making money on our misunderstanding what we should be doing.

http://www.hungryforchange.tv/

Sugar … the enemy …..

Do we REALLY realise exactly how bad SUGAR is for us …. we continue to eat cakes, drink sugary drinks, eat starchy carbohydrates …..

Just look at this list of reasons why not to eat SUGAR compiled by Nancy Appleton PHD.

“Sugar is the biggest enemy that we have in our diet. It is the most insidious liar. It tricks our tongue, taste buds and mind. It is called the “love drug” and addictive it can be. I hate to rain on your sugar parade, but we all need reminding that it is a “thief” as it robs us silently of our health. Try and read through this very long list.

Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defences against infectious disease and cancer.

Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Sugar can cause tight, tense muscles anywhere in the body.” ……

for the rest of the article see: http://joannebrophy.com/diet/sugarenemgy.htm

The Men that Make us Thin

images What a great documentary about the food industry and fitness industry in relation to loosing weight.  They show that exercise alone does not burn enough calories to loose weight.  Exercise is essential to a healthy life – alleviating stress, proven that those who exercise spend significantly less time in the GP’s room and so cost the tax payer and NHS much less than those who do not exercise.

The reality is DIET, eating what we are designed to eat – And the junk food companies know this but continue a very clever marketing red herring of spending huge sums of money sponsoring sporting events and kids playgrounds.  The image perceived is that one can eat what one wants as long as you exercise.  This is not true.

Then the pharmaceutical industry got involved in making money in drugs that suppress appetite, dissolve fat…. with horrific side effects.

These industries capitalise on our ignorance and lack of real education and twist the facts in order to make money.

A must watch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03863jg/The_Men_Who_Made_Us_Thin_Episode_1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b038nzyq/The_Men_Who_Made_Us_Thin_Episode_2/