Healthy Halloween: protect the kids
Have you noticed that most ( if not all) public health institutions in North America are beating the drum very loudly regarding the swine flu? Have you also noticed that the very same health institutions rarely say a word regard- ing how sugar has been directly linked to lowered immunity?
It appears that avoiding the obvious is standard operating procedure inside the North American Medical community. A fortress appears to be placed around corporate interests and the people manning the guard towers are the very people charged with protecting our health.
In the next six weeks it would be wise to lay some bets down in Las Vegas that none of our local health authorities will be penciling any articles regarding the detriments of a North American Halloween and that the resulting reduction in immunity often kicks off the flu season with a bang.
The conventional medical community has one hard sales pitch that people are unfortunately biting into hook, line and sinker. The conventional medical community tries to convince Canadians that building a hospital at the bottom of a cliff is the best idea they have for people falling down the cliff. Building a fence at the top of the cliff is the obvious solution. Building a fence so no one falls down the cliff is healthier and cheaper.
If there is something that is missing in our health care system today, it is health and money. People entering the system are rarely acquiring better health and therefore they never really exit the system. This is why the system is going bankrupt. So why is no one talking about the detriments of Halloween candy? The answers are obvious and it is time Canadians started a new way of life, beyond the reach of a system that is designed to keep us running east looking for a sunset.
Sugar consumption has been directly linked to lowered IQ, impaired brain function, criminal behaviour, learning disorders, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, bad eye sight, type II diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, hunger cravings, sexual dysfunction, infertility, impotence, ovarian cancer, gallstones, MS, laziness, drowsiness, problems during pregnancy, cataracts, Parkinson’s disease, migraines, depression, lower grades, violence, paranoia, digestive disorders, blood clots, PMS, organ malfunction, brain damage, antisocial behaviour... and that is just a start.
For a list of diseases linked to sugar consumption you can Google Dr. Nancy Appleton’s “ 146 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health.” Dr. Appleton’s list includes references as well. Dr. Russell Blaylock’s lecture titled “ Nutrition and Behavior” is free on Google video. This lecture clearly demonstrates that bad nutrition affects the body more from the neck up than the neck down ( affecting the brain first).
My family will be dressing up and going door to door on Halloween. Children are like hard drives in brand new computers. You imprint on their hard drives what ever information you wish. Last year my daughter handed out organic nut/ berry bars to the visitors. This year she will dress up and has been told that when people open their doors that she has to wave, say “ hi” and say “ happy Halloween.” I take full advantage of my child’s new brain and have already conditioned her that candy/ cake is bad. I was at a birthday party last year where my child pushed away cake and demanded more broccoli instead. The parents with me almost passed out. This is my fence at the top of the cliff. With avoiding the candy tradition of Halloween I intend on avoiding the new traditions of obesity, type II diabetes, learning disorders etc. It can be done and it is worth the effort.
Feel free to register for my health blog: www. whathappenedtohealth. blogspot. com