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September 1, 2014 Puzzle Piece High Fructose Corn Syrup Is a Killer

September 1, 2014 Puzzle Piece  


High Fructose Corn Syrup Is a Killer


America is increasing their consumption of HFCS.  In fact, from its creation in refined form, we have gone from zero to over 60 pounds per person per year. The highest consumption is from sugar, sweetened drinks and processed foods.  Look at the size of the Big Gulp.
During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven times. Fructose and overall increased refined carbohydrates are a major part of these problems.
The favorable cost and taste has influenced America to consume massive amounts of this sweetener and the fat around the midline is a tale-tell sign.  Evidence points that heart disease, obesity, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay and many more named and blamed conditions are increasing under HFCS consumption.
We are being misinformed by the corn industry that it is safe and they refer to it as Natural Corn Sugar.  The ads are stating the body cannot tell the difference form cane and corn sugar.  They further state that eating it makes us feel better.  Physicians have been targeted too with a twelve page monograph form the Corn Refiners Association reviewing the science that HFCS is safe and no different than cane sugar.
There are informative websites: and that give facts and figures for a clear understanding of the dangers of HFCS. Dr. Bruce Ames, one of the foremost nutritional scientists in the world, presents evidence from his research center on how HFCS can trigger body-wide inflammation and obesity.
Dr Mark Hyman states are 5 reasons you should stay away from any product containing high fructose corn syrup and why it may kill you:  
  1.  “Sugar in any form causes obesity and disease when consumed in pharmacologic doses.  Cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup are indeed both harmful when consumed in pharmacologic doses of 140 pounds per person per year. When one 20 ounce HFCS sweetened soda, sports drink, or tea has 17 teaspoons of sugar (and the average teenager often consumes two drinks a day) we are conducting a largely uncontrolled experiment.
  2. HFCS and cane sugar are NOT biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body. High fructose corn syrup is an industrial food product and far from “natural” or a naturally occurring substance.
  3. HFCS contains contaminants including mercury that are not regulated or measured by the FDA.
  4. Independent medical and nutrition experts DO NOT support the use of HFCS in our diet, despite the assertions of the corn industry.  David S. Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, has published extensively on the dangers and the obesogenic properties of sugar-sweetened beverages.
  5. HFCS is almost always a marker of poor-quality, nutrient-poor disease-creating industrial food products or “food-like substances”. The last reason to avoid products that contain HFCS is that they are a marker for poor-quality, nutritionally-depleted, processed industrial food full of empty calories and artificial ingredients.”
It is important we measure what we eat and drink with science and prudence!  We must practice what we preach as well. 
B Active helps to cut sugar cravings as does MaX Adrenal.  ALAmax CR not only helps cut cravings but also helps to promote better insulin sensitivity.  MedCaps IS is formulated to help balance blood sugar.
Yours in Health and Wellness,
John W. Brimhall, BA, BS, DC, FIAMA, DIBAK

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