Healthy Hal­loween: pro­tect the kids

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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.

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