Did You Know…

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Did You Know… …that diet sodas (and other diet foods) have been clinically proven to cause weight gain?

Diet sodas may be calorie-free, but they aren’t without health consequences—including fattening you up. A 10-year study by the University of Texas (UT), San Antonio found that diet sodas can cause you to gain weight, especially in the stomach area.
According to Professor of Medicine, Helen Hazuda, of the University’s Health Science Center, artificially sweetened diet sodas may also increase a craving for sweets, distort appetite, and even damage brain cells.
Waistlines Expanded 70% – 500%!
The UT study involved nearly 500 men and women, and the negative effects of diet soda were observed even among those who consumed very small amounts. The waistlines of those who consumed diet drinks expanded 70% faster than those who quenched their thirst with other beverages, including regular soda!
Even more alarming was that those who drank 2 or more cans of diet soda a day saw a whopping 500% greater increase in their girth (i.e., the measurement of a person’s stomach or waistline), Hazuda told the American Diabetes Association.
Along with greater girth, diet soda sets off diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other chronic conditions. The study results were not altered by other factors including:
==> Exercise
==> Social class
==> Education
==> Smoking
How Diet Soda Triggers Weight Gain
Researchers theorize that diet-soda induced weight gain might stem from artificial sweeteners distorting appetite and making people crave extra-sweet foods. Additionally, artificial sweeteners may damage the brain cells involved in helping us feel full.
Obesity researcher Sharon Fowler, coauthor of the UT study, explained in an interview with the Daily Mail, “Artificial sweeteners could have the effect of triggering appetite but unlike regular sugars they don’t deliver something that will squelch the appetite.”
Dr. Hazuda recommends that people stop consuming diet sodas altogether, as she herself has done, saying, “They may be free of calories, but not of consequences. I think prudence would dictate drinking water.”
Humans Aren’t Meant to Ingest “Nasty Chemicals”
Mike Geary, certified nutrition specialist, calls artificial sweeteners “nasty chemicals that the human body is simply not meant to ingest.” Geary points out that in addition to the serious problems acknowledged by the UT studies, artificial sweeteners have also been linked to:
Negative effects on the liver, kidneys, and other organs
Gastrointestinal problems
Developmental problems in children and fetuses
“I don’t know about you,” says Geary, “but I’d rather protect myself and my family and steer clear of these possibly dangerous artificial chemicals.”
The Single Most Important Change for Better Health
Dr. Joseph Mercola is a highly respected integrative physician who concurs that it’s extremely important to avoid diet sodas. He says that the No. 1 action a person who is new to natural medicine can take to dramatically improve overall health is … to immediately stop drinking soda and diet soda, and choose pure, healthful water instead.
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Breaks the “Fat Signal” … and Even Stops Digestive Cancers
Escape the Epidemic that Silently Threatens Your Health
If you’re suffering from fatigue, skin rashes, digestive upsets such as bloating and gas, insomnia, joint pain, blood sugar imbalance or diabetes, weight gain, or chronic infections … the culprit may very well be a single protein molecule attacking you from within your own body.
Nearly 40% of older Americans (and more each year) suffer from gastric disorders—persistent bloating and discomfort … debilitating pain … and dangerous diseases such as leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s, and diverticulitis. Conditions once considered rare are now epidemic. For instance, celiac disease—a health-destroying disorder caused by wheat gluten—went barely noticed a decade ago. Now it affects 1 of every 133 people.
Gluten intolerance or sensitivity is far more common than celiac disease, and its destructive symptoms are even more difficult to identify. Given this, many doctors simply suggest cutting out wheat and dairy to see if you feel better. The problem with this approach is that gluten and other food culprits are pervasive throughout the Standard American Diet (SAD). Thus, cutting out wheat and dairy may bring no relief even if these foods are severely undermining your health. This is why digestive disorders go undiagnosed for years, unleashing much larger problems down the road, such as muscle and joint dysfunction, heart disease, and cancer.
But recently, scientists made a breakthrough discovery. They identified a dietary invader proven to cause countless gastric problems. Pinpointing the cause led quickly to the cure—a completely natural remedy that captures this digestive invader and knocks it out—with no harmful side effects. After just a few shorts weeks of therapy, people—even those with the most chronic conditions—experienced outstanding benefits against…
Digestive problems, bloating, gas, and persistent pain
Food sensitivities—from gluten and grains to nuts and dairy
Diabetes and blood sugar balance
Skin rashes and acne outbreaks
Inexplicable weight gain and cravings
Low energy, especially after eating
Arthritis, joint discomfort and muscle stiffness
Compromised immune function
Blood pressure and heart health
Mystery Exposed
The root cause of these persistent health problems is a single molecule present in nearly every food we eat. Ironically, this molecule was once thought totally harmless! It was even used medicinally as a blood coagulant. But now science has confirmed a surprising link between this molecule and major digestive trouble.
The molecule is called lectin.
“The term ‘lectin’ was introduced in 1954 by scientists William C. Boyd and Elizabeth Shapleigh,” says John A. Casey, M.D., C.C.N. “Researchers have shown that some lectins are blood type specific… However, very few of us made the connection between using lectins in the lab to agglutinate blood and going home to have them for dinner.”
Lectins are found in fruits, vegetables, seafood, grains, beans, and seeds. Gluten is a huge source of lectin—which means lectin is jam-packed into foods such as breads, cereals, and many other processed foods. Other major lectin sources are corn, milk, soy, and peanuts.
It’s no wonder allergies, digestive chaos, and chronic diseases are skyrocketing! The American diet is almost completely dependent on gluten and corn-based processed foods, all loaded with lectin. Referring to celiac disease, one expert gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic told the New York Times, “It’s not just that we’re better at finding it. It truly has become more common.”
The problem is lectin!
Setting off a Cascade of Trouble Within
Lectins start trouble as they enter our intestinal tract. That’s because these molecules attach themselves to the sugars found naturally in healthy cells. It works like this: Most cells have membranes that contain carbohydrates. And as food passes through our digestive system, lectins latch onto cells that line our intestines and colon.
Unfortunately, once latched on, lectins disrupt and damage cells. In response to the damage, your immune system kicks in, sending white blood cells rushing in to deal with the problem. In other words, lectins attack your body … and your body attacks back. These attacks can lead to cell destruction. Even worse, your immune system can become overloaded, leading to autoimmune dysfunction.
A cascade of problems is now unleashed throughout your entire digestive system, spreading out to your skin, muscles, joints, and even your heart.
A Simple Disguise can Trick a Complex Invader
To solve the problem of lectin—which is found in almost every food you eat—researchers tried a simple experiment. What if the lectin could be diverted by a flood of “decoy sugars?” Could the “decoy sugars” get between lectin and the body’s own cells?
The answer was yes, and the secret is “sacrificial” sugars. When a supplement containing a combination of 5 “sacrificial sugars” is taken with meals, lectin is disabled. Instead of attacking your intestine and colon walls, the lectin hitches a ride on the sacrificial sugars and passes harmlessly through your body.
For patients, the effect of these sacrificial sugars was almost immediate. With just a few doses incorporated into meals, lectin was vastly eliminated from the digestive tract.
Break the Lectin Fat Signal
Sacrificial sugars can also break lectin’s ability to stimulate fat cell production. That’s right, unfortunately, lectin also makes you fat. According to a report in the peer-reviewed journal Neuropeptides, lectin from wheat, corn, peas, potatoes, and lentils binds to insulin hormone receptors, and triggers them to stimulate fat production. That’s why so many of us with gastric problems also suffer from inexplicable cravings and sudden weight gain. It’s paradoxical but true: by introducing these 5 decoy sugars, you can break the weight gain signal right at its source.
Flush out Lectins and Even Neutralize Nasty Gluten
Since gluten is also a lectin, the sacrificial sugars that flush out lectin also protect you from “hidden gluten” in processed foods, sauces, medicines, and even cosmetics. Protecting yourself from the lectin-soaked American diet comes with long-term health benefits, because eliminating lectin helps to …
Promote weight loss through improved metabolism and energy
Restore proper water balance in your body
Soothe those occasionally achy joints, muscles and organs
Balance inflammation and improve immune function
Repair your digestive tract and keep it healthy
Facilitate healthy detoxification in your liver and gut
A “Lectin Force Field” Between You and Lectins Everywhere
You could try to follow a diet that severely limits your intake of lectins. But lectins are everywhere—not just in foods, but in the environment, too. Since lectins are prevalent in the plant world, you can be exposed to them just by walking on the grass… inhaling pollen in the air… or spending time in your garden. Lectins even lurk in medicines… cosmetics… vitamins… and nutritional supplements.
But you don’t have to live in a bubble to stay away from lectins. Scientific research shows you can create a virtual lectin force field to help protect your gut. Since 70% of your immune system is located in your gut, this lectin force field can enhance your total immune health, long-term. Renowned integrative physician Dr. Michael Cutler—with 18 years of experience in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue—says the discovery of lectin protection deserves nothing short of a Nobel Prize! Get the details on this natural breakthrough here, so you can protect yourself and your family from the molecule that attacks from within.

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