Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Book Review about Sugar: Pure, White and Deadly

Pure, White and Deadly, How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do To Stop It, by John Yudkin.  The 2012 print of this classic medical exposé that was originally published in 1972 comes with a new introduction by childhood-obesity expert Dr Robert Lustig, MD.
 
Well, last year I wrote an article about sugar claiming that it is obvious that the B’org of Food has a strong interest in making money from people continuing to suffer from diabetes and obesity and so actively promote sugar which, at best, aggravates these conditions.  Yes, it is obvious, but the fact that sugar is very harmful to health hasn’t sunk into the general population’s psyche yet because they are still consuming lots of it.  With a world population of 7 billion, people are consuming approximately 165 million tonnes of sugar as shown in the chart copied from Wiki with reference.
 
World sugar consumption (1000 metric tons) [53]
Country
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
India
22,021
23,500
22,500
23,500
25,500
26,500
European Union
16,496
16,760
17,400
17,800
17,800
17,800
China
14,250
14,500
14,300
14,000
14,400
14,900
Brazil
11,400
11,650
11,800
12,000
11,500
11,700
United States
9,590
9,473
9,861
10,086
10,251
10,364
Other
77,098
76,604
77,915
78,717
80,751
81,750
Total
150,855
152,487
153,776
156,103
160,202
163,014
 
Yudkin wrote this delightful little book about the dangers of sugar forty years ago.  He wrote about the subject from a well-rounded and insightful position.  For instance, he discussed how our species developed over millennia on a hunter gatherer type diet and that it’s only been since the development of agriculture about 10,000 years ago that carbohydrates became an important component of the diet.  He discussed why people like sweet foods, whether one type of sugar is better nutritionally than another, how the consumption of sugar increased dramatically in recent years, and even a short history of it.
 
Yudkin was a pioneer.  He made observations and suggested further research, and for the most part, his theories have been further proved.  However, he did not agree that artificial sweeteners or starchy foods were harmful.  But there is more evidence and information available today, much of it on the Internet including Dr Campbell-McBride’s books and website, which show this was a flaw in his reasoning.  Just a side issue though.  He was spot on with his analysis of sugar.
 
In my article mentioned above, I have references that sugar interferes with the brain and nervous system as well as the calcium in bones and teeth, leads to neurological and psychiatric symptoms (Campbell-McBride), and that it contributes to obesity and diabetes.  Yudkin also gives evidence of the correlation between sugar and tooth decay, obesity and diabetes in addition to heart disease, damage to the eyes, joints and skin, disease of the liver, possible link to cancer, and various digestive conditions.  He also mentioned that sugar would have an effect on the microbes in the digestive tract and affect susceptibility to infection.
 
He shared some studies which indicated that sugar raised the level of blood triglycerides, insulin, oestrogen (link to menopausal weight gain?), and adrenal cortical hormone.  He also found that sugar consumption caused the liver and kidneys to increase in size.  Another experiment showed that the adrenal gland in rats was enlarged because of sugar. Finally, it was noted that sugar aggravated the lining of the stomach.
 
It was interesting reading about the effects of sugar on growth, maturity and ageing.  Yudkin claimed that sugar accelerated the life process, including an earlier death, even without succumbing to one of the diseases associated with high sugar intake.  
 
In the latter part of the book, he related some of the troubles he had with transnational corporations (the B’org) while he was Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Queen Elizabeth College in the University of London and later.  The industry is still arguing its backwards position.  For instance, the Food and Drink Federation have claimed that not only has sugar consumption decreased in the last 30 years but all expert reviews conclude that there is inadequate evidence to attribute any risk of disease to sugar consumption, with the exception of dental decay.  Yudkin discussed how the consumption pattern has changed though.  In Western nations, there has been a trend of adding more sugar to processed foods.  This allows consumption levels to vary depending on what is included in the figures.  Of course, there is plenty of evidence to show that sugar contributes to various diseases, not least, that of Yudkin and the researchers at his college.
 
This blog is critical of transnational corporations, especially in the food industry.  I call them the B’org, a take-off of the Borg in the fictional TV programme Star Trek and an acronym for big organisation.  At the very end of the book, Yudkin gave a very nice analysis of this.  Why do the B’org, such as Nestlé, continue to push their toxic, poisonous products and discredit clear, scientific evidence?  After all, it’s one thing to express disagreement but quite another to disagree in the face of an avalanche of opposing evidence.
 
Yudkin said that this is the result of the vigorous, continuing and expanding activities of their interests.  That’s a tactful way of saying that financial growth is the focus.  He didn’t believe there was a “dirty tricks” department in these organisations designed to cover-up the ill produced by their products or any wrong-doing, just an instinctive protective action.  “The result is such a compact nucleus of power that, like a magnet surrounded by a strong induction coil, it produces a field of influence that invisibly affects many of those not in direct contact with the centre.”  I like this analogy but would go further.  I think the B’org is like a cancer in the human race comprising of cells with big nucleuses (people with big egos or more prominent reptilian brains?) which are genetically unstable and prone to rearrangements, duplications, and deletions of their chromosomes (information) that cause their progeny (offspring and products) to display unusual traits that grow abnormally fast without restraint in an invasive, uncooperative manner creating a powerful field of influence called a tumour (or transnational corporation) (see Understanding Cancer).
 
I have a theory.  If corporate people (especially the B’org of Food) stopped consuming sugar, caffeine and alcohol, the three most popular and ‘harmful to health’ chemicals ingested nowadays, I think people’s egos (reptialian brains) would shrink, stability would settle in and a healthy pace of life would transpire.  We would find less people with cancer and less cancerous influence from the B’org.  What are the chances?  Our ancestors did it.  I'm doing it.  Can you?
 
For a further brief discussion about the connection of sugar and starch to disease, please see my article called Why No Sugar or Starch?  I also wrote an article about Sugar and Digestion which includes further reference to Mr Yudkin from another of his writings.
 
Available from Penguin Books.
Also available in PDF form online.
I took a copy out of my local public library.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Feed the World

BEWARE of the song, Feed the World (link is to a version on YouTube in the unlikely event you don’t know it).  It's a B’org hypnotising, assimilation tool.  It’s almost a mantra for the B’org of Food, like Monsanto.  After all, feeding the world is the excuse for promoting more genetically modified (GM) mono culture crops, cloning, pastuerised milk, growth hormones and the prolific use of chemicals in the food supply, etc, etc.  For further information about GM, see my article on blight resistant potatoes.
 
Don’t get me wrong here.  I’m all for everyone in the world having good food to eat!  But that song, Feed the World, is very annoying.  I couldn’t get it out of my head on several occasions during my Retreat because I’d heard it so many times at work on the TV and radio.  So I was inspired to do some research to explain why I find it so annoying.
 
It’s all very intricate, this web of deception.  There are lots of dots to connect as David Icke points out in his many long books.  But as usual on my blogs, I’m only going to point out a few and hopefully inspire a person or two to take a second look at what’s going on in the world ... where after 30 odd years of listening to Feed the World every year at the time many refer to as Christmas (Christ’s Mass, where people imagine drinking the blood and eating the body of a fictional character), there are millions of people in misery because they do not have enough to eat or are eating crap made by the B’org of Food!!!  Misery?  Yes, suffering from one condition or another.  Millions?  Actually, it’s just about everyone nowadays.  They’re feeding the world alright.  Feeding it with a non-ending chemical soup.
 
If this sounds a bit irate to you, damn straight.  We’re all being polite, politically correct, watching out that we keep our little petty jobs and lifestyles, while toxic soup is being poured into the world at an ever faster rate.  I’m not going to apologise for standing up and saying it stinks.  So, here I go with a stab at the background to Feed the World (link to background on Wiki which I’ll expand on a little).
 
 
How did this song come about then?  This is how I see it, but please anyone, correct me if I’m wrong.  The abomination, imposition on my mental well-being and affront to my ears in November and December Feed the World lyrics popped into the head of the highly decorated pop singer, Bob Geldof, after he saw some images on the BBC news.  OK, he became decorated after he thought of the song.  He decided he wanted to help the anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia.  What is poverty and why people are suffering from not having enough to eat because their healthy lifestyles have been destroyed is a long story that I can’t give justice to here.  But let me suffice it to say that there is a war on indigenous peoples to have them become consumers in the world-wide market and be assimilated by the B’org.  Bob should know this, but he’s obviously been assimilated.  With his contacts in government and organisations such as the ONE Campaign (and DATA, not the one from Star Trek but rather Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bob really is up there in it.
 
 
I took a course a long time ago, 1975 in fact, called The Poetry of Rock.  In it, we analysed lyrics of popular songs, line by line.  Not such a bad idea to start to understand what is passing into our subconscious and I’ve taken a stab at it below.
 
It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid
Eh, excuse me, there’s no need to be afraid anytime.
At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade
I suppose this is one way of looking at producing a ton of electricity to light all the decorative bulbs.
But in our world of plenty, we should spread a smile of joy!
Our world, meaning the civilised one based on the production and consumption of plenty of crap that makes us ill and is polluting the environment, while many of us suffer from depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness that leave us feeling anything but joy.
Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time
See the Save the Children logo below for demonstration.
But say a prayer - pray for the other ones
Them people, not like us at all, they’re not consuming enough.
At Christmas time, it's hard but when you’re having fun
Actually, Christmas time is a lot of hard work and little fun for people who observe it.  You have to send out Christmas cards, buy and wrap presents, cook and bake more, overeat (especially sugary stuff), drink a lot, spend too much, entertain and go to parties/events, have party things to wear, decorate the place of employment and the home, have more contact with people some of whom you only speak to at this time of the year and don't really like, etc etc., all at a time when your energy level is lowered for many (as they live in cold climates at this time of year).
There's a world outside your window
What window is this?  Could it be the imaginary world we are all stupidly accepting as reality?
And it's a world of dread and fear
Well, this is what David Icke says the Illuminati (of the New World Order) want.  It’s not what I see though.
Where the only water flowing is a bitter sting of tears
Mmm ... interesting words ... bitter sting of tears. Not confined to any group of people in any particular place though whether well fed or not.
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom
Easy solution.  Stop ringing the damn things.
Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you
This is a common saying and I'm sure it doesn't mean anything nice.
And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time
And what does snow have to do with anything?  It doesn’t snow in Australia at Christmas time either.  It didn’t even snow in England this Christmas time.
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
Actually, life is the greatest gift anyone could get in this world, ever.  We all got it once and that's all we'll ever get, even those who have had near death experiences.
Where nothing ever grows
No rain or rivers flow
Under the heading View of Africa, Wiki states “It also insinuates that there are no rivers in Africa.”  There’s no insinuation about it!  It’s plain as day.  It doesn’t even say that nothing grows in December.  It says, nothing EVER!
 
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
I wish I didn’t know about it, but that’s impossible in my life in the Western World.
 
Here's to you raise a glass for everyone
While you get drunk in the dark, cold miserable English climate (the song was first recorded at SARM Studios in Notting Hill on 25 November 1984).
Here's to them underneath the burning sun
Very melodramatic.

Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
 
Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time and
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time
 
There’s the mantra, Feed the world, over and over again.
 
 
So Bob wrote this little ditty and another musician, Midge Ure composed the rubbish music that Morrisey said in 1985 “was absolutely tuneless.”  He may think so, but for some reason it manages to stick in the mind.  First it says “buy me” because why else would so many people go out and buy this single.  Secondly, it says that Africa is nothing but a burnt out land of ignoramuses (who don’t know it’s Christmas). And the rest, I’ll let you review the lyrics for the other subliminal and not so subliminal messages in this hodgepodge of music and singing.  I learned about this in another handy course called Mass Communication and Public Opinion way back in 1986.  This is not about the welfare of the poor or average people living in Africa or anywhere else in the world.  It’s about the Agenda ... the World-Wide Fascist State.
 
Bob and Midge founded the charity Band Aid with the release of this song.  They’ve raised a lot of money over the years and you can click the link to find some details.  And what are they doing?  They’re “civilising Africa.  They’re making the Africans like us, the Westerners.  They want them to have all “the funwe have at Christmas time (as outlined above).  Obviously, I don’t think this is a good idea.
 
Save the Children

Lastly, I’d like to mention a little about the Save the Children Fund because Ure is a trustee of it and the BBC photos that got this whole movement going were mostly of starving children.  Save the Children.  That would be nice.  But the organisation is a B’org one.  It was B’org right from the start way back in April 1919 when it was founded in London during World War I.  Pope Benedict XV declared his support in December 1919 by making December 28 ‘Innocents Day’ in order to collect donations.  And it didn’t take long at all for an international deal to get going.  No, not long at all ... less than one year in fact.  How did they do it?  How many people do you know who can start a charity and have it a full-blown internationally operational affair in less than one year?  Uh, besides Band Aid! And this was before the advantage of the computer.  Meanwhile, children are still the victims or war.  What is the point?  There’s an interesting feed on the David Icke forum that includes a comment about the eye in the logo.  Can you see it?  It’s also an upside down three-pointed star (although one point is rather fat) enclosed in an orbit.  It reminds me of an upside down Mercedes logowhich elucidates its dominance over sea, land and air”.
 
Conclusion
 
The song, Feed the World is a reflection of a couple of big male egos feeding the B’org in the guise of “fixing” an African nation at best.  At worst, it’s a full-fledged Illuminati vibration brainwashing people into the New World Order.

5/1/15  P.S.  I managed to avoid this song during the 2014 Christmastime. Hip, hip, hooray!  But it dawned on me recently that “feed the world” means total control of the food supply by humans (in the form of the B’org).  It’s not about people having enough to eat, it’s about controlled feeding of humans in THEIR world.  “If you control the food supply, you control the world.  Henry Kissinger

And if anyone thinks this is a good thing, please reflect on the fact that Nestlé is the biggest food corporation today and also reflect on the products that they produce (many prominently displayed in supermarkets, but also in not so obvious forms such as feeding tube formulas).