Masters of Health Magazine January 2018 - Page 89

To change the current broken system of “business as usual” will require integrity and strong leadership on the part of our elected leaders and co-operation from food manufacturers. If manufacturers continue to resist, then new regulation would be necessary. Unfortunately, there are big obstacles. Not only is the sugar industry one of the largest contributors of PAC money to Congress in the USA, it is also very influential in Australia and New Zealand. Plus, this industry collaborates with the powerful soda industry and giant super market corporations to increase sales of their addictive products. The sugar industry was also influential in pushing water fluoridation assuming that it would disguise the harm from sugar. Perhaps, it is time they were held financially responsible for the illnesses and huge medical/mental care costs created from their harmful products!

Parents, who are trying to help their children overcome their drug addiction, should be aware of the fact that drug addiction starts with a sugar addiction. Thus, to overcome any drug addiction, including alcoholism, one must address the cause, first and foremost. Then, correct the body’s sugar/ glucose metabolism by providing a nutritionally wholesome diet and various supplements, while eliminating refined sugar/carbohydrates and other addictive drugs, including tobacco, coffee, caffeine, etc., which raise the body’s insulin. This, in turn, will rebuild, strengthen, and balance the endocrine (glandular) system. Because of biochemical individuality, one size doesn’t fit all. Hence, it is best to also consult with a good nutritionist and/or integrative/functional medical practitioner.

One such medical practitioner is Dr. Mark Hyman, who belongs to new bread inspiring medical doctors, practicing Integrative medicine. He also believes in addressing the cause of a disease and nutritional imbalances to cure his patients. This is a refreshing change from the usual doctor who hands out drug prescriptions for every ailment.