The Biological Poison we Exported to the Rest of the World
I recently watched an interesting three part series done by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was called “The People Who Made Us Fat”. The programs had a lot to say about High Fructose Corn Syrup. From the British viewpoint “The People Who Made Us Fat” are Americans. I found this perception a little amusing. But the three programs had a lot of interesting content. Unfortunately it is far too much to cover in this single article.
But I will hit on a couple of the more important points. The diet that we Americans have exported world wide is mostly to blame for making the British nearly as fat as we are. The main culprits are processed foods and particularly High Fructose Corn Syrup, HFCS, that is in all soft drinks and practically every thing else; HFCS is a highly processed food that is added to almost all other highly processed foods. Princeton University studies show that calorie for calorie it will make you fatter than natural sugar. HFCS was discovered by Japanese scientists, but wildly promoted under the Nixon administration. Some have called it Japan’s revenge for Hiroshima.
Our 2 million year-old bodies never ingested HFCS until 40 years ago when it was discovered. HFCS is chemically different than anything our 2 million year old bodies have seen prior to the 1970s. HFCS is indeed seen by our bodies as a foreign substance and therefore gets dumped into the liver for detoxification. From there it can end up in a lot of places we do not want it.
One of the places it can end up is in internal fat. Now if we did not already have too much to worry about with our external fat now we must worry about our internal fat as well. HFCS and processed foods in general seem to cause increased build up of internal fat.
For this BBC program, the program moderator, who appeared slender, was given a cat scan to determine the amount of internal fat he was carrying. It was determined that he had 4.5 liters of internal fat when about 2 liters would be considered normal. This skinny guy had over twice the internal fat he should have. This put him at risk for diabetes and heart disease. It was implied that the culprit may have been High Fructose Corn Syrup.
An obese person, like I once was, and one who loved coke, might have 10 to 15 liters of internal fat and that raises the health risks even higher. To see what 10 to 15 liters of internal fat might look like from the outside be sure to check out my before photos above.
After watching the three programs I am certain that I am correct about abstaining from sugar and other processed food and eating a lot of fresh produce instead. High Fructose Corn Syrup is a highly processed food added to most all other processed foods; it is toxic to our bodies and must be avoided. I am also more convinced than ever that it is almost impossible to hurt ourselves with fasting. To be healthy we must first burn up most of our surplus fat. We have stored fat everywhere, inside and out. Fasting and living off this fat is one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies.