rBGH – A Hidden Health Risk

What is rBGH? Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) is a hormone genetically engineered by Monsanto; it is injected into cows to promote increased milk production. Other names rBGH is known by are Posilac, BGH, BST, and rBST. Posilac is the name of the packaged hormone that Monsanto sells to farmers. How Does rBGH Work? rBGH…

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How Refined Sugars Are Harming Our Children

As of 2005, 176,500 children under the age of 20 had been diagnosed with diabetes. These numbers continue to rise. Have you ever asked yourself why this disease has become so prevalent in our society, especially with our children?

What about obesity? More and more of our country’s children can be classified as overweight. According to the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 17% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 are considered obese.

What is causing the rise in childhood obesity and diabetes? One cause is the increased use of High Fructose Corn Syrup, another is the use of refined sugars in most of our food. For now, we are going to discuss how the refined sugar is hurting our children.

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The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Everywhere I go, I see overweight children. I think it’s disgusting. Personally, I don’t think there is any reason that a 5 year old should weigh anywhere near 100 lbs. I understand that there are some children that have health problems causing them to be large, just as I understand that too many parents let their children eat whatever they want, whenever they want.

However, the things our children eat and drink are factors. Too many of the products geared towards children are sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup…and HFCS is a huge contributing factor to our nation’s obesity problem.

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