Breaking Through A Toxic Environment

All my work has been around understanding why human dysfunction happens. Not looking at causes - not at people’s pre-dispositions or genetic inheritance - but what actually happens in people’s lives. We know now that the determinants of health - whether we’re talking physical health, emotional – has a lot to do with people’s life experiences. But people’s lives don’t happen in a vacuum. It occurs in the context of society. … [click on title to read the rest]

Sugar is, indeed, toxic: new studies tie it with increased rates of diabetes now too #foodie friday

This op-ed in the New York Times from a few days ago is perfect for today. Friday. Yes, foodie friday. It’s the Sugar, Folks Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one. A study published in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal PLoS One links increased consumption of sugar with increased rates of diabetes by examining the data on sugar availability and the rate of diabetes in 175 countries over the past decade. And after accounting for many other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population’s food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates independent of rates of obesity. (and lots more info on topic) … [click on title to read the rest]

Aspartame — serious stuff

If you google excitotoxin or aspartame poisoning you can find much much more on this toxic substance. Jazz at In Pieces traces her experiences with mania that led to a bogus bipolar diagnosis to consuming large quantities of diet soda. I've talked to others who have made this connection with their own "mood-disorders." From Jazz:... Continue Reading →

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