December 8, 2012 (4 years, 8 months ago)

Four Ways To Know If GMOs Are Making You Fatter

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Besides what we already know about the dangers of consuming genetically  modified foods, these “frankenfoods” now appear to play a key role in the  current obesity pandemic. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the number of Americans  now classified as overweight has doubled in the last 20 years – the same amount  of time that GM foods have been on the market, paving the way too for the  increased spraying of pesticides and herbicides.
Through food, beverages  and drinking water alone, the average American consumes between 10 and 13  different pesticides every single day. And with nine of the 10 most common  pesticides being known endocrine disruptors, the origins of this fatter, sicker  population may be less of a mystery than conventional spin doctors might like us  to think.
A person experiencing weight gain in conjunction with any of  the following lifestyle patterns or behaviors can be sure the destructive forces  of GMOs are hard at work in their own bodies:

You eat mostly non-organic, processed foods

If you don’t know you’re not eating organic, GMO-free foods, then you likely consume them often  and have been for years. Still, even if you’ve not yet manifested symptoms  related to the many health complications associated with GMO consumption, your  body is probably already under their influence. Foreign materials – in this  case, genetic foreign materials – cause the immune system to have to work  harder than usual to keep you from experiencing the inevitable consequences,  which can be as serious as organ damage, diabetes, infertility, cancer and  death. Studies so far suggest it’s really only a matter of time before something  goes terribly awry. Even healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente has encouraged  readers of its newsletters to steer clear of non-organic GM foods.  The reason, presumably, is that executives there understand that, if enough of  its members make this important lifestyle change, it would actually save the  company millions in future healthcare costs. Unfortunately, most corn, soy (as  in the dairy-alternative milk, tofu, etc. much beloved by vegans), wheat and  canola produced these days are genetically modified and it would probably be  best to avoid them altogether. You’ll know your foods are GMO-free if they bear  either a label reading “100% organic” or the “Non-GMO Verified” logo.

You eat conventional meats or dairy

If the meats and dairy you purchase  are not 100 percent organic, grass-fed or bug-fed (as with chickens), or at  least given a grain feed that is 100 percent organic, you can bet your life (and  you are) that they contain harmful GMOs guaranteed to pass into your system upon consumption. A study in the  International Journal of Obesityinvolving researchers from 10 different  universities indicated that hormones used in conventional meat production might  also be a direct contributor to the recent rise in obesity rates, as fat-soluble  pesticides are attracted to the body’s fat stores. If you purchase these foods  locally, simply ask the farmer to tell you how they raise the animals, or better  yet, take some time to go and view their operation yourself. If you have no idea  where the meats and dairy come from and cannot find out easily, then avoid them  altogether.

You feel hungry frequently or experience low energy

The tendency to  overeat may actually have more to do with poor nourishment than with lack of  self-control or an inactive lifestyle. While balance and some activity are  certainly important, food(assisted, perhaps, by carefully chosen food-based supplements) is ultimately  how the body acquires the essential nutrients and minerals it needs. When a  person lacks a diet rich in these life-giving properties, the body – overweight  though it may be already – is actually starving. But thanks to the genius of the  brain which knows better than to think it’s been properly nourished by a diet of  empty foods, the person still feels hungry. For this reason, as often as  possible, it is important to choose fresh, organic foods in their whole,  unprocessed form.

You suffer from insulin resistance, diabetes or impaired kidney or liver  function

Unlike some sugars, fructose (as in High Fructose Corn Syrup, which  is made from GM corn and shows up in all kinds of processed foods like soft  drinks, candy, beer, preserved meats, canned fruits and vegetables, breads, and  even pharmaceuticals, postage stamps and sealable envelopes) is not bound to  glucose and therefore goes directly to the liver for processing. Once there, it  is converted to fat and is deposited throughout the body, a metabolizing process  that elevates uric acid levels, leading to increased blood pressure and kidney  damage. Fructose also disrupts the liver’s hormone production, eventually  resulting in insulin resistance and diabetes. Over time, such continued demands  placed on the liver can overburden it, impairing its ability to filter out  toxins from the body and leading to infections, congestion or cancerous tumors,  to name a few.