Food Additives, Sugar and IQ
All the nutrients necessary for good health can be found in a normal, varied diet. That is the mantra repeated again and again by health authorities, dieticians and those politicians who believe them. What we aren't told is that our normal, varied diet is seriously deficient and full of things that tend to destroy any nutritional advantage.
Thanks to Jon Rappoport for this article about a research done in more than eight hundred public schools in New York, which showed that just limiting sugar and food additives had an appreciable impact on the learning performance of the kids.
DECEMBER 21, 2003. Some would call it the king of all nutritional studies. It has fallen into the dustbin of history.
It was called “The Impact of a Diet Low in Food Additives and Sugar on the Academic Performance in 803 New York City Public Schools.” That’s right. 803 schools.
Authored by S Schoenthaler and others, it was published in the International Journal for Biosocial and Medical Research (1986, Vol.8).
Here is a quote from the finding: “…lowered sugar [sucrose], synthetic food colors/flavors, and two preservatives [BHA and BHT] over 4 years in 803 public schools resulted in a 15.7% increase in the mean academic percentile rating…”
About a million students participated in the study.
If this study had been talking about the effect of a drug, it would be engraved, word for word, in stone on the side of the building headquartering the company that makes the drug.
Alas, it was only talking about getting rid of synthetics.
Companies don’t profit by ceasing to make chemicals.
So it has been left to the grass roots to make something practical out of this landmark study. And you will find, if you look, that public schools here and there have been taking action to remove junk food from students’ on-campus meals and snacks.
On balance, parents are getting smarter about what goes into their kiddies’ bodies.
Notice that the NYC study did not try to provide organic food or exceptionally fresh produce for salads. Imagine what might have happened to test scores if that had been part of the change.
Recently I received a short note from a psychiatrist: “I’m a rebel, but I don’t yet have the courage to publish my findings or step out of shadows. Instead of using drugs, I’ve been treating my young patients with assemblages of nutrients, and like other doctors I have been finding that it works. It works so well, in fact, that I’ve rethought all the “mental disorder” labels…I find that a better general guideline is describing various nutrient-deficiency conditions…I personally know of a case of a man who has been institutionalized for 32 years. He has been diagnosed again and again with schizophrenia. All the drugs he has been given---they have only served to cause brain damage. Fortunately, his brain has somehow remained intact under this chemical onslaught. The man has now been ‘treated’ for wheat and dairy sensitivities. He stopped eating these foods for a month, and his incoherent behavior has vanished by, I would say, a factor of 70 percent. I helped gain his release from the institution. His physician, afraid of POLITICAL repercussions, was intending to put him back on a very high-dose regimen of drugs EVEN AFTER SEEING THE MIRACULOUS RESULTS OF THE DIET CHANGE.”
JON RAPPOPORT www.nomorefakenews.com
Video: Big Sugar
Big Sugar explores the dark history and modern power of the world's reigning sugar cartels. Using dramatic reenactments, it reveals how ... all » sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies in the 18th century, while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet. Going undercover, Big Sugar witnesses the appalling working conditions on plantations in the Dominican Republic, where Haitian cane cutters live like slaves. Workers who live on Central Romano, a Fanjul-owned plantation, go hungry while working 12-hour days to earn $2 (US).
Of course sugar gives nothing to the human metabolism - except a quick and in the long run very destructive high. Sugar lowers IQ, it kills by destroying the natural glucose metabolism, it is implicated in the genesis of cancer and it uses up important nutrients such as vitamin C. Why are we still eating sugar and why are our governments actively protecting the industry? The video (there are two parts) has some interesting historical as well as current information.
Poor diet linked to bad behaviour
Children who have a poor diet are more likely to become aggressive and anti-social, US researchers believe. The University of Southern California found a lack of zinc, iron, vitamin B and protein in the first three years caused bad behaviour later on.
Sugar: Too Sweet to be True
(link from stephentvedten.blogspot.com - blog censored by Blogger)
It's no secret that America has a love affair with sugar — and why not? It tastes great, gives you energy and can even elevate your mood. What's not to like? This is the crux of the problem. How can something that tastes so good be so bad for us?
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Thursday January 15 2004
updated on Friday December 10 2010
URL of this article:
Sugar: FAO Scientific Consultation In Doubt - Financed by Sugar Industry
Sugar is a refined carbohydrate devoid of all the nutrients necessary to assimilate and metabolise it in the human body. It is a net robber of nutrients. That means, for each gram of sugar we eat our body needs to utilize vitamins and minerals obtained from other foods - just to metabolize the sugar and unlock its energy potential. Sugar, in other words, is a positively unhealthy food. Who would... [read more]
October 09, 2004 - Sepp Hasslberger
Why the Government "just said no" to Less Sugar
Are the WHO and FAO so dim-witted and forgetful that they don't realize they're the ones who endorsed the present calamitous diet they are now bashing? They, along with organized medicine (AMA, AHA, ADA), and those lackeys to the food industry-the university experts-have been the major forces in creating the diabetes epidemic, the hypertension crisis, and arthritis. Putting aside the fact that the United Nations has no business telling us,... [read more]
June 30, 2004 - Chris Gupta
Crime and Nutrition
Tjarko Holtjer, a friend in the Netherlands who runs a well fed multilingual website about health freedom, nutrition issues and more, has sent an article which I would like to pass on. Criminal behaviour and violence depend very much on nutrition. Some vitamins or essential minerals - if out of balance - can make the difference between a sane fellow and a violent criminal. Same thing at school - nutrition... [read more]
October 15, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger
Aspartame: RICO Complaint Filed Against NutraSweet, ADA, Monsanto
15 September 2004 - A Racketeering (RICO) complaint against NutraSweet, the American Diabetes Association and Monsanto was filed in the US District Court for Northern California. The defendants are charged with manufacturing and marketing a deadly neurotoxin unfit for human consumption, while they assured the pubic that aspartame (also known as NutraSweet/Equal) contaminated products are safe and healthful, even for children and pregnant women. Aspartame, the neurotoxic artificial sweetener that... [read more]
September 17, 2004 - Sepp Hasslberger
A Sweet Solution to Fund Raising - Sugar & Colour
Further to "FD & C Dyes & Sickness" more tactics to scam us... See also: Fibiger's Work on Cancer & Sugar The Negative Impact of Sugar on Vitamin C Why the Government "just said no" to Less Sugar Sugar: FAO Scientific Consultation In Doubt - Financed by Sugar Industry American Diabetes Association peddling nutritional nonsense while accepting money from manufacturer of candy and sodas Chris Gupta ---------------------- There are many... [read more]
October 25, 2004 - Chris Gupta
Fibiger's Work on Cancer & Sugar
Besides depressing the immune system there is more to the story on Cancer and sugar. With this data so long known one should think, besides their primitive immue depressing treatments, that sugar laden hospital foods could at least change! Chris Gupta ..."Fibiger eventually discovered in a sugar refinery in Copenhagen mice who exhibited in considerable numbers the type of tumour he was seeking; in these tumours he found once again... [read more]
February 10, 2004 - Chris Gupta