The Perfect Nutritional Storm can be reversed by addressing its root cause: Increased silent inflammation generated by increased toxic fat levels in Americans
New York (Vocus) June 10, 2010
Dr. Barry Sears, bestselling author of The Zone and creator of the Zone Diet, told viewers of Time-Warner TV show Getting Your Money’s Worth, hosted by Judith West, that America is in a Perfect Nutritional Storm and true health-care reform starts in the kitchen.
"With one-third of America’s 77 million baby boomers being obese, health-care costs will begin to explode as soon as they reach age 65," Dr. Sears said. "Unless Americans sharply reduce low-level chronic inflammation caused by their current diets, the nation’s health costs will continue spiraling higher and higher.”
Dr. Sears, who is a scientist and expert on obesity, said that to a significant degree, the Perfect Nutritional Storm is being caused by government subsidies of corn and soybean crops that have given rise to a glut of cheap refined carbohydrates and vegetable oils. When those ingredients combine in the diet, they can increase production of toxic fat that can activate genes in people genetically predisposed to become obese.
“The Perfect Nutritional Storm can be reversed by addressing its root cause: Increased silent inflammation generated by increased toxic fat levels in Americans,” he said.
Dr. Sears’ latest book, Toxic Fat, details how America’s health-care costs from diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's are ultimately caused by diet-induced silent inflammation.
The Time-Warner TV interview of Dr. Sears can be viewed online at http://www.tinyurl.com/374dp3h.
More information about Dr. Sears, Zone foods and products and his company, Zone Labs, based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, is available online at http://www.ZoneDiet.com. Dr. Sears is an international authority on the hormonal responses induced by our diet. His books have sold more than five million copies in the United States and have been translated into 22 languages. More information is available at zonediet.com and drsears.com. Media contact: Brian Dobson, BD (at) DobsonPR (dot) com.