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Fed Up - "The film the food industry doesn't want you to see"

A friend of mine told me about this movie earlier this afternoon. Dr. Mark Hyman is in it, too. Never heard of him before this afternoon, either. But it looks good, so I'm passing it along. Just don't rag on me because Bill Clinton is in the trailer, please. =D


'10 Day Detox Diet' author Mark Hyman tells how to end sugar addiction and clean up your diet
Nutrition expert's book outlines a program to help quit deadly dependance on processed food
By Nicole Lyn Pesce | New York Daily News | Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sugar is killing us.

It’s not the couple of teaspoons we’re stirring into our morning coffee, but the sweetened additives hidden inside processed foods — even the seemingly healthy, low-fat ones like cereal and tomato sauce — that we eat every day.

“Some animal studies show that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine,” says Dr. Mark Hyman, who’s been researching the effect of the sweet stuff on our systems for 20 years, and has compiled the latest findings into his new book, “The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet.

Nearly 70% of Americans and 1.5 billion people worldwide are overweight, and that's expected to balloon to 2.3 billion people worldwide by 2015.

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Sugar addiction is a pretty

Sugar addiction is a pretty serious thing, especially when you think you're not addicted. Which was my case.

I was analyzing my diet, and realized that I wasn't even going a day without consuming sugar lately. And further realized that when I hadn't consumed sugar for the day, I was seeking out something to eat with sugar in it without even thinking about it. Obviously this was pretty dangerous. I immediately cut sugar intake to 0% and drank a lot of water. The first few days sucked. Very low energy, felt unhappy, got a headache. Eventually you break through, and I no longer *need* to eat sugar..

I now mostly avoid sugar , only sugar I consume is natural sugar like in strawberries...stuff like that.

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I admit I'm an addict. I

I admit I'm an addict. I love anything chocolate and I crave sweets. It's a wonder that I've never been over my current weight of 180 but I'm struggling to stay under even that weight. I've gone up mostly but I did go on a very strict regime about 5 years ago where I dropped my weight to only 145 and I was doing 300 pushups and 300 situps every other day. This was at age 57!! I'm now 62 and try to stay active but unless I can cut the crap I'm never going to have real success again...

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This is a great topic!!!

Everyone is subject to this.
Thanks for the post.


Mark Hyman's is also well known for

his book "the ultramind solution", which a basic book on nutrition.

I am Ron Paul

How do i gain weight?

I'm 6'5" and 140 pounds. Sugar aint doing shit :(

Try bananas

I make a smoothie every morning and include a whole banana -- it's starting to show. Didn't matter how many brownies or cookies I ate before, I couldn't gain weight.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

I don't know much

But I know you can make a big dent in the amount of sugar in your diet by decreasing or eliminating the use of processed foods. Isn't that common knowledge these days?

Shop around the edges of the supermarket - where the veggies, meat and dairy are, not the center aisles with cereals, snacks, and pre-packaged food preparations. Isn't this just simple commons sense by now?

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Yes, to the well-informed among us

But not to the majority of people. You and most people here are ahead of the curve.

But go to any grocery store and you'll find plenty of people trolling the center aisles, carts full of cereal, crackers, soda pop and bread.

Not common sense by now, no. Not yet anyway.

The problem is

that many people think that "special k" cereal is healthy, for example.

I am Ron Paul

I remember my parents talking about "sugar" diabetes

now its the corporately correct "type II" diabetes.

Bill Clinton found out the hard way about diet and health, so we can at least give him credit for waking up about food. For everything else, he'll always be Slick Willy to me.

I might rent the movie so my kids can see it.

Another good one is 'The

Another good one is 'The Perfect Human Diet' on Amazon.