Christiane Northrup refers to new data published in the British Medical Journal, which, she says “puts to rest a decades-old myth: Saturated fat is NOT bad for the heart” Like many other health professionals she believes that sugar is the real culprit for making you fat, and unhealthy. She points out that “…sugar causes inflammation throughout that body, it increases your risk of cardiovascular disease—and just about everything else!” She proceeds to advise “It’s NOT the burger with cheese and bacon that’s the issue. It’s the ketchup, the bun, and the fries.” She discusses all of the new medical data showing that foods possessing little fat but loaded with sugar don’t leave you satiated after a meal and cause blood sugar spikes which in turn actually cause you crave and eat more sugar, or end up crashing. It is a vicious cycle and has been identified to be the number one cause of obesity and other health related problems. She says that low-fat and fat free foods are some of the worst offenders because they often have massive amounts of sugar and salt which is added to compensate for the fact that when fat is removed, the flavor is also removed.
Dorothy Allison’s purpose in Panacea is to show that insignificant items like food can mean much more than a meal to some people. According to Allison, food can trigger thoughts and emotions in people. She goes about showing this by using imagery and a pathos approach to emotionally link thoughts to food. In the real world, this idea may be seen in a man whose reminiscence of his passed away grandfather is triggered by eating a particular flavor of ice cream. In the story, the main food item is gravy, which is used as a trigger for the narrator to reminisce about their childhood.
First, Pollan talks about how many people throughout history that were supposed to be experts, for example Dr. Kellogg, came up with some strange theories that many people believed, but we later discovered were not true. Americans follow these “food fads” and so they don’t have consistent eating habits through time. The book says “We don’t have any strong food traditions to guide us, so we seek food advice from ‘experts.’ This may be one reason we have so many diet fads in this
On most food labels the ingredients are so small that most people cannot see what it says. I suggest the ingredients should be a little bigger and definitely put into bold because people have the right to see and to know what is put into the foods they are consuming. This source will be useful to me because it shows in the survey that people do like to understand what is in the foods they buy and serve to their families. It will also help me make it clear that people want to know what is being put into their
The Brave New Worlders are all addicts and thrive off of these so called soma holidays, but why? The point of this addition is to demonstrate how drugs control contemporary society. Despite being relatively well off everyone looks for a chance to escape into their own personal world and the higher ups provide the technology needed for this escapism. “The remedy was to make the holiday continues. Greedily she clamoured for ever larger, ever more frequent doses.
One of my research pieces was from BBC News which, suggested a sugar tax across all food and drink, which I feel is a step in the right direction. I’ve used emotive language such as, “Let’s do it as a whole” and, metaphors suggesting something impossible can happen such as, “After all it isn’t the government catapulting that third piece of pizza down our throats is it” also “sugar coating” A lot of my research was sourced online through websites such as, www.dailytelegraph.com and economical websites. I was looking for both sides to this argument, however, the more I read, the less I was convinced of many if any positive outcomes to the sugar tax increment. Nevertheless, I do appreciate that the government is trying to come up with solutions
He throws humor back into his work with his short story about Tom Ford. Afterwards, he states " 'Luxury for all' is an oxymoron, all right" bringing his audience back to his point. Finally, he mentions how far the consumer's desire for feeling good and the advertisers have pushed each other. They have also pushed the rich into only allowing them to have two things. The author writes "the filthy rich have only two genuine luxury items left: time and philanthropy."
“The UK consumes over 300 times more fish each year than the total number of animals used in medical research each year” people believe that animal testing is cruel, but where would we be without it? Cancer, asthma, and the flu are all common diseases between mice and us humans. People say virtual reality is an option but computers don’t know everything. Imagine if surgeries were not perfected on animals, we would have a high chance of losing our loved ones. If we want to get our cherished family members and friends out of the hospital and feeling healthy again we must let our scientists experiment on animals to find new cures, and vaccines.
And, to make matters ten times worse, the more sugar we eat (whether we realize we are eating it or not), the more we become addicted to it. Like other drugs (both legal and illegal), sugar causes a chemical reaction in the brain which makes us feel high and awesome. Over time, it takes more and more sugar to get that same high and we become full-blow sugar addicts. Sugar is a modern day epidemic … That is not an overstatement. Sugar plays the biggest role in the epidemic we see of chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and heart disease, to name a few.
As Natacha Cole says, “ Many cosmetic companies test their new products and ingredients by forcing rabbits, hamsters, and mice, among others, to endure horrific practices such as breathing in poisonous fumes or having lethal chemicals poured into their eyes and rubbed into their skin,” and she tells later that the animal abuse is way outdated and should be changed to a more reliable source that was a scientific advancement like “artificial tissue testing” and “test tube testing”. In fact, the usage of animal testing has hindered the growth of scientific knowledge about chemicals and ingredients in the cosmetic industry as well as the tests are very expensive and also take longer than other methods. (Mone) The diversity between rats and humans also makes it way harder to understand why scientists actually believe these tests work. In “New Models in Cosmetics Replacing Animal Testing,” Gregory Mone tells that, “The significant physiological differences between humans and the mice, rats, and other animals used to evaluate the safety of chemicals also can limit the validity of the results,” which shows that testing on these animals is not absolutely necessary or dated for today. There is also computer modeling programs that can be used for testing.