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Would you send your Child into a Coal Mine?

Dr Robert Lustig stated that children are the “canaries in the coal mine.”If the canary doesn’t return, it’s unsafe to enter. Similarly, we are exposing our children to deadly toxins like sugar. In the US 30% of our children are overweight or obese. Compare that to the 1970s when the rate was only 5%.

Unfortunately, sugar exposure can disrupt normal reward pathways in developing brains. A Vanderbilt 2016 study using brain MRIs showed how obese children’s brains function differently. Researchers found that they have abnormal food-seeking behaviors and that diet and exercise may not be enough to repair brain function. The hope is that behavior-changing techniques may help to “rewire” the young brain.

Stop sending your kids into a coal mine and start reading your nutrition labels.

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