In 2000, according to the USDA, each individual in the U.S. consumed over 150 pounds of sugar. Sugar is addictive and you are likely an addict but it may not be entirely your fault. The good news is you can blame your parents and bodily stowaways.
Your food culture will become
your child’s food culture. You eat the way you are shown to eat. In other words, the way you eat today is how you will eat tomorrow. Essentially your
parents created your palate.
STEP 1: TAKE OWNERSHIP
It feels good to blame your parents for your problems. Unfortunately, your children will do it to you unless you make a change. Once you recognize you are part of the solution you have taken the first step.
STEP 2: TO THY OWN GUT BE TRUE
The second step is to understand that the microbes living in your gut can compel you to eat a specific diet. If you eat lots of sugar then the bugs have adapted. You are filled with sugar-loving bacteria and yeast rather than vegetable craving bacteria. Sugar craving bugs make you crave sugar.
This means you can view yourself as a puppet to the sugar bugs that live inside of you. The old adage that you become what you eat is really true. Fortunately, you can be Pinocchio and change from puppet to puppeteer. You cut the puppet strings by changing the gut microbiome.
STEP 3: LESS REFINED, MORE NATURAL: READ LABELS
The third step is to make a conscious effort to eat less refined sugar and more natural sugar, consume grapefruit seed extract orbiocidin to eradicate the bad bacteria and yeast, and replenish your gut with good bacteria by taking a probiotic.
Read labels and understand your consumption. Most sugar in our food comes from processed corn. This was not always the case. Our grandparents consumed natural unrefined sugars largely from cane and beets.
Unfortunately, food manufacturers do not have to separate added sugar from naturally occurring sugar in foods.
Added sugars come in many forms, so look for labels that include:
- Cane juice
- Corn sweetener
- Corn syrup
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Invert sugar
- White sugar
- Corn syrup solids
- Malt syrup
- Anhydrous dextrose
The consequence of remaining a puppet are dramatic yet avoidable. Today, more than 1 in 3 adults in the United States have “pre-diabetes.” In addition, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t even know it.
Leave Pleasure Island and don’t allow you or your children to become diabetic donkeys. Cut the puppet strings by repopulating your gut with vegetable-craving bacteria. Do not give your children reason to blame you. Teach them a healthy way to eat as a lasting multi-generational tribute of your love.