Obesity is epidemic. Cases of metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, are skyrocketing at an alarming rate. Heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic illnesses grip the American population. Two-thirds of us are sick, and if trends continue this number is only likely to increase.
While there is no single cause, one dietary demon is a major contributing factor. This white substance is as addictive as cocaine and on average Americans consume 150-170 pounds of it per person per year.
Want to take a guess at what I’m talking about?
In a word, sugar. And too many of us are addicted to the sweet stuff.
“Sugar in all its forms is the root cause of our obesity epidemic and most of the chronic disease sucking the life out of our citizens and our economy — and, increasingly, the rest of the world. You name it, it’s caused by sugar: heart disease, cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, depression, and even acne, infertility and impotence,” writes Dr. Mark Hyman.[i]
Even former president Bill Clinton is weighing in on the issue. “I think that America is still insufficiently alert to the damage we are doing long-term to our collective health by too much sugar intake,” Clinton states in an interview in the documentary Fed Up.[ii]
The movie urges viewers to take action and “pressure the government to confront the greatest public health crisis of our time”.
While waiting for the government to finally act, you can do something about it now.