Sugary Temptations: Unveiling the Devil’s Influence on Modern Diets!

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Once upon a time, sweetness meant tossing a few raisins in winter’s cold prime! Today, pills guard against the blood’s sugary climb!

An Innocent Question

When my son was around 5, he once asked me, ‘Dad, why do you say that whatever is good is bad for me?’ His innocent curiosity stemmed from my habit of labeling foods he loved, like ice cream, chocolate, French fries, hot dogs, and burgers, as ‘bad,’ without understanding the concept of health.

Little did he know that beyond our intentions to provide our loved ones with basic necessities like food and shelter, certain industries and merchants are experts at subtly tapping into our vulnerabilities. It’s disheartening to see these influences taking hold, contributing to the epidemic of obesity and diabetes, along with their associated health issues. Shielding ourselves from their impact can be challenging. As I age, I find myself becoming more adept at handling them, but the struggle persists. Undoubtedly, someday, not too far off, my son may find himself facing a similar question from his own children.

Devil Merchants: Exploiting the Allure of Sweets

The allure of sweets has a rich history. In the past, circuses and fairs targeted children’s vulnerabilities to sweets, making them the most attractive part of the experience. They knew precisely how and where to display their candies and confectioneries to attract more children, implanting the idea of fun and sweets as an inseparable package in kids’ minds.

Certain industries and merchants are experts at subtly tapping into our vulnerabilities!

Sweet Temptations Through Time: A History of Sugar Cravings

For hundreds of thousands of years, we relied on natural sweeteners like fruits and honey. However, the introduction of sugar, candy, and chocolate in the 18th and 19th centuries marked a crucial dietary shift, ultimately contributing to the prevalent obesity issues in our present era! It would be needless to add that the merchants of death who started to exploit this new market that aims at crux of human vulnerabilities and were the source of exploitation of so many who were forcefully removed from their native lands to work at the newly discovered sugar cane lands in the Caribbean.

Discovery of sugar cane began the era of exploitation of people by targeting their vulnerabilities!

Subsequently, powerful nations joined the pursuit of exploiting these lands and importing greater quantities of sweets for their own populations. This zeal persists today, with industries incorporating sweets into mass-produced products as a means to gain control over more consumers.

The Global Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes

Alongside these trends, people worldwide have become bigger and fatter, with an increasing number reaching their mid-lives grappling with elevated blood sugar levels and the diagnosis of diabetes. This phenomenon has spurred the growth of multibillion-dollar industries focused solely on managing blood sugar levels. Concurrently, the medical and health sectors have evolved to refine the management and treatment of diabetes.

Global obesity epidemic crisis affecting increasing numbers of earth population!

Postscript: Rethinking Health and Status!

Once upon a time, obesity and diabetes were celebrated as signs of wealth and status, reserved for royalty and the elite of society. However, as time has progressed, these conditions have become increasingly prevalent among the general population, while the true elites have largely abandoned these unhealthy traits.

Dr. Eftekar (Dr. E) is the founder and head coach of the Center for Conquest of Longevity and Northwestern Medical Review. A unique attribute of Dr. E is his well-rounded academic background that, in addition to the science of medicine, extends over several other disciplines such as physiology of aging and longevity, philosophy of science and medicine, and integrated kinesiology.

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