…As in paté. The main ingredient in Foie Gras is duck liver, and the liver must contain lots of liver-fat. In order to find a duck with a fatty liver, in France they force-feed corn to the ducks. In nature you cannot find a duck with a fatty liver. One other place you can find liver-fat though is in the livers of the children of the richest country in the world.
Yesterday’s New York Times contained the most frightening article I have read in a very long time concerning the health of our nation.
In Los Angeles, liver disease is diagnosed in one out of two obese Hispanic children, and it is a leading cause of premature death in Hispanic adults.
Think there is something special about LA or Hispanics? Don’t. Liver Disease caused by accumulated fat is now nicknamed NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). It leads to liver scarring and cirrhosis. We should all know what cirrhosis leads to.
Three decades ago, NASH was so rare that there was no medical name for it. Many doctors assumed that fat that accumulated in the liver was fairly harmless. But today, NASH is a growing strain on liver clinics and the fastest rising cause of liver transplants.
Thirty years ago, this disease did not exist. Now, ten percent of all liver transplants are due to it.
“I’m really afraid that the explosion of this condition is going to overrun the resources available to the transplant centers around the country,” Dr. Busuttil said. “In the United States right now, we do about six to seven thousand liver transplants a year. Can you imagine if we have millions of people on the list? It’s unfathomable.”
No drugs are available to treat it. Transplanting a good liver into a person that already destroyed one liver as a child is hardly a cure, either. The sick thing is that we know already what is causing this. Sugar. Artificial and natural sugar eaten in approximately every bite of food a child eats is killing them.
How is this any different than rolling tobacco up into convenient cigarettes and then marketing them to children? The tobacco companies finally had to admit that their product was harmful and then pay every state in the nation for the health care costs of the people that they hooked on tobacco. Someday very soon, the companies that are putting deadly ingredients into our children’s foods are going to find themselves in the same boat.
Drug companies are busily figuring out how they can make a pill (CHA-CHING) that your children will have to take every day of their lives so that they can continue to eat their Captain Crunch with low-fat milk in the morning, Dominoes Pizza at school lunch with a Coke, and Happy Meal with a big Coke and fries for dinner at night. Poison three meals a day and then a pill or three all day long so that you can keep not eating real food, and the money can keep flowing upstream to the food conglomerates and the drug cartels.
If you would give your child a drug to counteract the deadly drug you have been giving them every bite and drink since they got their baby teeth, then I don’t know what to say about that.
I hope that my children, after reading this, stop immediately feeding their kids low-fat anything, any kind of fruit juices, any kind of boxed breakfast or lunch, and immediately start feeding them real food, packaged by good old mother nature. The consequences of taking what they are giving us without a care in the world are now known to be over, and not changing your eating habits as a result is insane, ruinously expensive, and a fatal mistake.
Scary! Wake up everybody and ditch the sugar.
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