The Role of Carbs in Human Brain Development
One of the ongoing difficulties in determining exactly what it is that we should be eating is that when we speak of certain foods we are often referring to those foods as they were rather than as they are.
For example in the article below the author discusses the effects or at least possible effects that the introduction of carbs had on the development of the human brain.
If we look back historically you have to travel a long way back in time before you reach a point where humans were not consuming carbs as part of their diet.
So the existence of carbs as part of our diet has been around for a very, very long time.
On the other hand if you look around the world today you will see all sorts of modern problems being associated with the consumption of carbs.
We see carbs being blamed for increases in weight and even specific types of carbs like wheat being blamed for all sorts of digestive maladies like gluten intolerance.
My view on this that the discussion is being purposely narrowed in an attempt to restrict it to a “yes” or”no” proposition or even a “good” or “bad” one.
I think to really understand the situation the discussion must be extended beyond the level of carbs are good or carbs are bad and must include what it is we are talking about when we talk about carbs at all.
The perfect example of this is wheat products.
Some will argue they are the cause of endless problems and some say there is no problem.
That type of discussion leaves us with nowhere to go.
The real truth lies in answering the question as to what strains of wheat we are talking about, what processes have been applied to that wheat and how does all of that differ from wheat products being consumed 100 or even 200 years ago.
Personally I can’t digest products made with white flour very effectively and almost always end up with heart burn.
Yet I have discovered that if I use the same commercially available wheat flour in a sourdough bread that has taken over a day to mix, ferment , rise and bake… I have no problems at all.
So the bottom line is that when you see articles like the one below they provide an important source of information not just about the role of carbs, but the role of carbs as they were at the time and what we should do about rolling back the changes that have occurred in our diets to suit production needs rather than nutritional needs.
How To Meditate – The No Bullshit Guide to Meditation
Exercise and Soda Consumption
Hehe! I love reading the Food Politics blog!
It’s kind of funny to watch the food industry giants try to manipulate public opinion with crackpot “science” usually paid for by themselves to cast doubt into the public’s mind.
Their greatest weapon is the creation of doubt and it applies to global warming deniers and food producers alike.
It’s all right out of the Joseph Goebbels playbook for manipulating public opinion to your own ends.
This week Marion is asked about the latest ploy by the soda lobby in stating that the reasons for widespread obesity are the fault of the consumer and not the 10 teaspoons of sugar they add to and mask in their soda drinks.
My favorite example is that if you consume a 20 ounce bottle of soda you need to walk about three miles to work it off!
Starbucks Gives in (a little)
Well another interesting victory by Food Babe this week and this time it’s Starbucks!
Earlier in the year she reported on the contents of some of the products being produced by Starbucks and made special mention of some rather nasty stuff included in their Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Now it is here that you really need to pay attention because if you just sit back and think about it the idea that you somehow need to add a shopping list of nasty ingredients to produce that things is just totally insane.
The reality is that first of all it is a latte coffee so in the great tradition of Starbucks the aim here is to completely mask the taste of coffee!
That’s a pretty simple brief when you consider the appalling standard of coffee they produce in their shops even when they are trying to make the coffee taste like coffee!
So really, there is not much to do at that point.
Then you have to add some cream and a caramel sauce that has been flavored with pumpkin spice right?
So the simple thing to do would be to produce a caramel sauce using sugar and cream, throw in some pumpkin spice and there you go!
Top with some cream and you are done!
So how is it that they can end up making these chemically complicated brews of all sorts of weird stuff when doing it without those things is probably easier?
McDonald’s Continues to Fly the Toxic Flag for the Team
Remember, the list linked below is ONLY the top ten!
I thought I’d just throw that in to make you feel better… hehehe!
You know I look at article like this on the internet all the time and I really wonder what is it going to take to get people to realize just what’s going on here?
When are people going to wake from their slumber, stand up and say to food manufacturers and the government, “That’s it! Get that crap out of the food supply now!”
Everyday the world looks on in horror at the rising statistics of obesity and overall bad health, tut tutting and shaking their heads as if the reason it all looks so bad is some kind of mystery that has befallen us.
There really is no excuse anymore yet if you look at cancer as an example we are so willing to applaud research into curing and treating cancer with almost no mention of what is causing it.
Why are we so unhealthy and why are we dying the way we do?
- Top 10 Toxic ingredients used by McDonald’s
Same ‘Ol Same ‘Ol
I wanted to refer to this article because it is an almost perfect example of what we know as insanity.
The repetition of the same actions over and over and still expecting a different result.
In the U.S. and many other countries around the world it has clearly been proven that the only thing you get from pursuing the drug problem from a criminal perspective is the creation of criminals, the creation of larger organized criminal activities and the creation of larger and larger organisations to combat the created criminality.
The ultimate result is entire industries on the face of it devoted to the eradication of drug use but in reality they are organisations that have no interest in doing that.
For their own survival and continued financial gain they have a vested interest in the continuation of drug use as a criminal activity and will engage in anything they deem necessary to keep the gravy train rolling.
Any country around the world that has entirely de-criminalised the subject of drug use and turned it into a health issue rather than one of law, has seen remarkable results in the reduction of drug use, associated crimes and other social problems.