Opinion: Obesity experts appalled by EU move to approve health claim for fructose ex Guardian – Robert Seed

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English: Percent of Youth 4-17 ever diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: National Survey of Children’s Health, 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Canadian CBC aired an excellent documentary just two weeks ago on “The Secrets of Sugar”:


It shows how the sugar industry deliberately concealed the health risks known to them already back in the 70s.

Sounds like tobacco tactics?

Sounds like some historically unprecedented legal and financial claims?

Sounds like Coca Cola will only be allowed to advertise mineral water at Olympic Games and soccer world cups?

I think so.

Have you ever wondered why “life-style” diseases started spreading only once sugar consumption surpassed the metabolically safe levels of max. 50g/day (acc. to WHO) back in 1900?

And why they exploded only since sugar is found in almost every processed food?


Have you ever wondered why ADHD became the number one performance killer in our schools?


Have you ever wondered why insulin-dependent forms of cancer are on the rise?


Because sugar and HFCS both contain fructose, which messes up the whole metabolic system:


Evolutionarily, it was meant as a fruity calorie boost once a year prior to winter.

Today, it’s the all-year number one calorie source in the US, and on the rise worldwide.

Something went wrong?

Something has to change!

As a first step, the EU must withdraw their “health claim” and issue a “health warning” of fructose and sugar in general.

Only then will we be back on the right track.

We can change legal laws any time – but we cannot change biochemical laws.

Please spread the word!

Robert Seed

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The Mirage of the UK Economy being at Escape Velocity – John Gelmini

Twickenham United Kingdom

Twickenham United Kingdom (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

I thank Dr Alf for reblogging the Telegraph article entitled “UK economy close to ‘escape velocity” says top economists’,  Here’s my two cents on this story.

“Close to escape velocity” implies that with 0.60% growth per quarter we are going to be able to move the economy into the sunlit uplands.

Andrew Dilnot, former Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, gave a talk on this, at at an event I attended in Newbury put on by KPMG.

He said that the UK’s economy had always grown at an average of 1.4% since 1946 and that whenever it succeeded in growing faster as it did in the 1960s, 1980s and now, successive Chancellors always had to put the brakes on later to bring things back into balance.

We are now more overpopulated than ever, less productive than ever (a 20% fall since the Olympic Games and the Jubilee), are exporting next to nothing, and the City is already number 2 in the pecking order of global financial center, and by 2016 will be in 4th position, with China leading the pack, Singapore 2nd, New York 3rd and London as the also ran.

Sadly, we are no closer to “escape velocity” than we were after VJ and VE day under Sir Winston Churchill because the price we have to pay in” blood, sweat and tears” still remains unpaid with the UK population living in a deluded condition with the day of reckoning arriving sooner than we think.

In my view, the UK economy being at escape velocity is less than  a mirage.  Actually, looking again, at the definition of “mirage”, perhaps “escape velocity” is more of a hallucination, planted by the clever Tory PR people?

Any thoughts?

John Gelmini

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