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Jordan D
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09-09-22 01:35 PM - Post#921791    



In light of our recent discussion on what caused the late 20th-century up-surge in obesity, this new article might be of interest:

Dramatic Rise in Cancer in People Under 50

Nothing new for us around here. It seems like a long way of saying the cause is: "poor diet, poor sleep."

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Possible risk factors for early onset cancer included alcohol consumption, sleep deprivation, smoking, obesity, and eating highly processed foods. Surprisingly, researchers found that while adult sleep duration hasn’t drastically changed over the several decades, children are getting far less sleep today than they were decades ago. Risk factors such as highly processed foods, sugary beverages, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, and alcohol consumption have all significantly increased since the 1950s.

“Among the 14 cancer types on the rise that we studied, eight were related to the digestive system. The food we eat feeds the microorganisms in our gut,” said Ugai. “Diet directly affects microbiome composition and eventually these changes can influence disease risk and outcomes.”

 
HardKore Bob
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09-09-22 02:43 PM - Post#921793    



I would add the toxicity of the uncontrolled use of devices. The addiction to stupid videos and useless information for "entertainment/fun". The viewing of shows on the unlimited amount of streaming services. This to me is the real cause. The real underlined situation is that this world has turned its back on its true spiritual nature and therefore misuse the property of the good Lord and suffer their karma as a result. The easy access to a galore of contradictory and false information plus the constant bickering of you against me and them against us. Pathetic and sad!
 
Dan John
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09-11-22 07:41 PM - Post#921828    



“Among the 14 cancer types on the rise that we studied, eight were related to the digestive system. The food we eat feeds the microorganisms in our gut,” said Ugai. “Diet directly affects microbiome composition and eventually these changes can influence disease risk and outcomes.”

My Mom warned me/us...
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Kyle Aaron
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09-11-22 11:20 PM - Post#921832    



  • HardKore Bob Said:
I would add the toxicity of the uncontrolled use of devices. The addiction to stupid videos and useless information for "entertainment/fun".


This would certainly explain children sleeping less.

My son who is 11 tells me many of his classmates aren't in bed till 9 or even up to 11pm. He goes to bed at 8pm, but is allowed to read etc as much as he likes by a dim night light. He said the other day he fell asleep reading after half an hour, woke at 4am when his little sister went to the toilet, read another half an hour and went back to sleep, then up at 7.

A kid up till 11pm would be a very different kid in focus at school, energy levels in sport and at lunchtime, and so on. And lacking good sleep they might have more cravings for energy-dense foods.
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ledfistaco
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09-12-22 09:13 AM - Post#921836    



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/09/w eedkiller-glyphosate-cdc- study-urine-samples

Glyphosphate persists into our guts and is probably wreaking havoc with the biome there.
Less Hercules, more Achilles.



 
Jordan D
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09-12-22 09:26 AM - Post#921838    



  • Kyle Aaron Said:
And lacking good sleep they might have more cravings for energy-dense foods.




There’s a great deal of research suggesting this is hard-wired into us. I recently read an entire book on it. Insufficient sleep almost requires quick-digesting carbs, and a lot of them. In nature, there’s only so much available. But when they’re limitless, however…
 
WxHerk
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09-12-22 01:02 PM - Post#921844    



  • Kyle Aaron Said:

A kid up till 11pm would be a very different kid in focus at school, energy levels in sport and at lunchtime, and so on. And lacking good sleep they might have more cravings for energy-dense foods.




I would bet that in most cases a child up until 11:00 pm is in an environment where poor dietary choices are the norm for the entire family. Whatever is cheapest and easiest to "prepare."
Just my 2¢


 
Kyle Aaron
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09-13-22 09:15 PM - Post#921892    



Yes, my son tells me about that, too. There was one poor kid who every day was given six party pies. Another who gets what we in Australia call "fairy bread" - white bread with margarine and the coloured sprinkles you usually put on ice cream, it's a popular party food. Lots of pretzels and things, too. Funnily enough, the fairy bread kid was the one whose parents sent him to school with not only a mask but a plastic face shield to protect against the plague. Health? Um...

My children get leftovers from last night's dinner, most days. And since my wife works days and me afternoons and evenings (in the garage gym), I make something easy to reheat. Soups, pasta sauces, curries, etc. They're allowed to eat as much junk food as they like - if they bought it with their own pocket money, for which they do household jobs. This tends to limit it.

The 6yo goes to bed at 7pm, and the 11yo at 8pm. She's often still awake when he goes in and she chats to him, and he often reads by his nightlight, but they're resting, at least. They tend to get up at 6:30am.

Once they're dressed, lunch in bags and had breakfast, they're allowed to watch TV until we leave for school. They don't own mobile phones, of course. Aside from that if they want to watch TV or play computer games they have to ask. In good weather my answer is usually, "Each half-hour playing outside gives you half an hour on the TV."

They probably still have too much screen time, but they don't seem too mental overall.
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Traveler
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09-20-22 12:48 PM - Post#922054    




The Blue Zones, by Dan Buettner comes to mind. A book well worth reading.





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