Fruit drinks and the “Diabesity” problem

Diagnosing the mouse as Fat or FitAccording to Dr. Mark Hyman, author of Fifty Percent of Americans Suffer From This Silent Killer, the diabesity problem is bankrupting our economy and will cost us $3.5 trillion over the next 10 years. He describes modern industrial medicine as based on a black-or-white diagnoses that largely ignores the continuum of gray areas and can miss the root causes of chronic illness.  Most doctors are taught that you either have a disease or you don’t, and they treat it that way, but Hyman’s excellent article adds a new perspective.

Similarly, conventional wisdom blames soda on the amount of sugar we drink, but the following infographic about The Dangers of Fruit Drinks shows a different viewpoint.

Soda's Evil Twin
Created by: Health Science

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One Response to “Fruit drinks and the “Diabesity” problem”

  • A discussion of obesity with a colleague put me onto an interesting PBS|NOVA video about Epigenetics, which is the study of changes in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. It shows that environmental factors can alter the way our genes are expressed, making even identical twins different.

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