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Krispy Kreme's "Promotion" for Pharma Promotes Obesity and Disease for Poor and People of Color

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Thanks, Krispy Kreme. I got mine. Homer


Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are killers in the USA, and people of color are impacted at a higher rate. Obesity WORSENS Covid health outcomes!

Obesity is a common, serious, and costly chronic disease. Having obesity puts people at risk for many other serious chronic diseases and increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in turning the tide against obesity and its dispr oportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority groups. Source: CDC Obesity, Race/Ethnicity, and COVID-19

But Krispy Kreme is being hailed a hero for offering free donuts with proof of a Covid vaccine. Is THAT what public health has come to? Bribes with sweets as if Americans are silly children will who walk like wee Zombies, or donut aficionado Homer Simpson, and do anything for.... a DONUT?  This program flies in the face of the most rudimentary health advice, and even the bottom 5% MD who had 15 minutes of nutrition class in med school knows that this is a flat out disgrace.  Dr. Fauci condones this charade? We are being told that all we need to do is take a vaccine, and voila! Health! Safety! Life!!! Nonsense. Diet, nutrition, Vitamin status, exercise, weight, BMI, stress levels all contribute to dis-ease.  There is more to life on Earth than vaccinating for Covid. And this campaign harms some more than others.  Where's the outcry?

FYI - Krispy Kreme is also offering a free donut to those who don't want to be vaccinated, because contests, unlike much of life, have rules about discrimination. See the KK promotion here - Be Sweet to Your Community COVID-19 Vaccine Offer.

Ingredients:Doughnut(Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Homer simpson donutAcid), Water, Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, Sugar. Contains 2% or Less of Each of the Following: Yeast, Soy Lecithin, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, BHT, Dried Milk Powder, Egg Yolks, Cellulose Gum, Calcium Propionate (To Maintain Freshness), Ammonium Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sorbitan Monostearate, Tocopherols, Tricalcium Phosphate, Diammonium Phosphate); Glaze(Sugar, Water, Corn Starch, Palm Oil, Calcium Sulfate And/Or Calcium Carbonate, Agar, Dextrose, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Disodium Phosphate, Locust Bean Gum And/Or Mono and Diglycerides)

Come to think of it, this ingredient list would make Pharma proud.....

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From CDC:  Obesity is a common, serious, and costly disease

The prevalence of obesity was 42.4% in 2017~2018.

From 1999–2000 through 2017–2018, the prevalence of obesity increased from 30.5% to 42.4%, and the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%.

Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.

The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Obesity affects some groups more than others

[Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief]

Non-Hispanic Black adults (49.6%) had the highest age-adjusted prevalence of obesity, followed by Hispanic adults (44.8%), non-Hispanic White adults (42.2%) and non-Hispanic Asian adults (17.4%).
The prevalence of obesity was 40.0% among adults aged 20 to 39 years, 44.8% among adults aged 40 to 59 years, and 42.8% among adults aged 60 and older.

Obesity and socioeconomic status

[Read the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)]

The association between obesity and income or educational level is complex and differs by sex and race/ethnicity.

Overall, men and women with college degrees had lower obesity prevalence compared with those with less education.

By race/ethnicity, the same obesity and education pattern was seen among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic women, and also among non-Hispanic White men, although the differences were not all statistically significant.

Although the difference was not statistically significant among non-Hispanic Black men, obesity prevalence increased with educational attainment. Among non-Hispanic Asian women and men and Hispanic men, there were no differences in obesity prevalence by education level.

Among men, obesity prevalence was lower in the lowest and highest income groups compared with the middle-income group. This pattern was seen among non-Hispanic White and Hispanic men. Obesity prevalence was higher in the highest income group than in the lowest income group among non-Hispanic Black men.

Among women, obesity prevalence was lower in the highest income group than in the middle and lowest income groups. This pattern was observed among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic women. Among non-Hispanic Black women, there was no difference in obesity prevalence by income.

Comments

benedetta

Hera:
That was what I was doing too, supporting a child with a special diet.

Yes, what I was describing was Peripheral neuropathy in my feet and legs mostly, but at times in my hands as well. And yeah I am more sensitive to it effects than ever before.

Thank you Hera. Good description.

Hera

Hi Benedetta, Cia,
I went gluten free to support a family member with celiacs. ( Easier or them, a child at the time, to not be alone on the diet. ) At the time, I had been having more and more health problems, had got diagnosed with "possible multiple sclerosis" among other autoimmune issues, and was pretty sure that if the nerve damage kept going as it was, I was going to be in a wheel chair before long, however, there were no stomach problems, no digestive problems, so no apparent gluten issues.

The first couple of weeks of the gluten free diet, I was much worse and just felt sick .Peripheral neuropathy ( nerve pain progessing up the feet, legs , hands and arms )was a nightly pain issue anyway, but it was worse too. Then...bam. Started to feel better. Walking was less exhausting, nerve pain ( while still present even now at night) got so much better. It became obvious there was no wheel chair in my future. And I am now sensitive enough to gluten that even a minute amount ( like non gluten free ketchup) can have an obvious effect within the next couple of hours. .
( Oh, and magnesium helped a lot too)
Not trying to give medical advice, just my own individual experience. Like Benedetta, I also hope you get well.

Grace Green

There is a cartoon going around of a grossly overweight woman carrying junk food takeaways complaining to someone who is not wearing a face mask that they are risking her health! Cia just seems to have reversed that scenario. I'm speechless.

benedetta

Cia; See Carolyn M.

I want you better. I really do.

Emmaphiladelphia

ONLY FOUR MORE DAYS UNTIL ANTI-COVID VAX PRIDE DAY.
Line up for your free coffee and donut! Monday, 3-19-21.

This post is worth ten more paragraphs from the loyal opposition.

Carolyn M

Benedetta,

I think the doctor who had MS and greatly improved her condition is Terry Wahls. She wrote a book about it (including the diet that she is on): The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles.

Morag

Thank you both Benedetta and Cia your comments are important ,I think so anyway , but don;t let political forensic fondeling get the better of you !
Covid is treatable it always has been !

Why has the most basic nursing care been buried ,totally, with this virus ?

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Regards
Morag

benedetta

Cia;
We live in the age of a lot of information and a lot of twisted information from big companies that don't have our best interest at heart. They twist the truth to sell their products that leaves us dazed and confused.

I understand you feelings of it don't matter much. I understand about the milk cause we were all that way too. Our genes evolved through evolution from Europe; of cattle and milk, drink it and thrive or die , and we are the winners.

But milk is a highly carbohydrate drink. Suprise!!!!!! you remember that.

Cia, you have MS which is a brain disease. You have said several times it has been bad lately. I have some things to tell you later in my post.


But first: I need to add that I too thought that I did not have problems with gluten (a protein) either. But when I gave it up, I found out that if I eat a piece of beautiful swirled rye and wheat bread -- THREE, yeah a long, sneaky three days later I can feel it in my feet. That is they hurt on the bottoms of my feet. There is this feeling like they are asleep, tingling like ----- poor circulation. I have done this many times, same for my husband -- sneaky and hard to put together gluten and the pain in your feet with such a time lag. That is the way that allergy to foods are. Many decades ago to find out if you had an allergy or intolerance (maybe different) best you stop eating period and three days later start adding on, and waiting. Hard? yes.

NOW MY GIFT TO YOU: If you will accept it.


I know what you mean; I have been there. Eat oat bran and it will lower heart disease, eat low fat; cause fat is the heart killer. There has been a purposeful miss direction of information about food, to the point we have no idea what the heck. If you look up the history of low fat and heart disease, and research it; we find that, they invented trans fat and added yellow food coloring to it, and sold it in the place of butter. We find out that the sugar companies paid off Harvard scientists for a mere few thousand dollars to blame fat, and not sugar on high cholesterol and heart disease .

My daughter decided to become a nurse.
I am sorry I allowed her to get the three series of Hep B.
It was not worth it.
But she brought home her text books, and I read them all.
That is me, the reader.

Her nutrition book was stunning Cia. Many say they don't teach this stuff in medical classes--- they do, but there is this lack of emphasis they put on nutrition after this one class?

In this book it says that there are only two ways to make energy.

Glucose or ketones are the two energies that our body runs on.


Glucose comes from carbohydrates. It also can come from eating -- a whole big lot, bunch, huge too much protein. The body is stingy about making protein into glucose for energy because it is needed for so many other things than to be wasted on energy, but if you eat too much the liver will convert proteins into glucose. So carbohydrates and too much protein will make glucose.

Fat is turned into ketones by the body for energy too.

*****The body will not use ketones if there is glucose present in the body to burn. ********
Did you get that? Ketones just sit there unused if glucose is present. It takes a mere 12 hours after eating a carbohydrates for glucose to be all used up and then the ketones will then be used, only then. .

That is why Dr. Mercolo says to do intermittent fasting. Make you last meal early in the evening and go as long as you can in the morning before eating. or; Cia: --- eat a low carb, no carb breakfast.

A study more than a decade on some Mormons in Utah that fast regularly showed they has less heart disease.

So let us look as some history of glucose vs ketones.


On seizures the Roman physician Galen, and the Greek physician Hippocrates, said to starve those with epilepsy, or brain injuries merciless. Jesus Christ said to fast and pray. Once again MS is also a brain illness. By starving -- carbohydrates are all gone and the body then runs on ketones.

By the 1800 the doctors were doing a water diet to try to control seizures. Water - only thing they could have. And so it went through out that century and beyond; with a lot of doctors from France to the United States using all kinds of basically slow to release carbs, to low carb diets, and intermittent fasting.

The history of the keto diet continued with Dr. Russell Wilder at the Mayo Clinic 1923 as he was trying to find a diet that would help the growing number in the population coming down with diabetes. His diet was very few carbs, very high fat; He calculated a ratio between fat: carbs: protein. The food was weighed and calculated . This diet cured -- Cured -- Cia -- Cured 60 percent of those with epilepsy. This diet was a two year diet . Two years is all that a child with epilepsy should remain on it. IT was not a life long diet.

During WWII they found out that instead of using glucose IVs if they used MCT instead that is a -- Coconut oil, medium Chain Triglycerides (South Pacific War, and lots of coconuts) in IVs of soldiers with brain injuries the outcomes were better.

By the 1950s they added MCT oil to the ketogenic diet and an additional 6 percent of epilepsy were cured. That is up to 66 percent cured. Also using MCT oil -- more carbs could be consumed.

By the late 60s: diet fail out of favor, forgotten in fact, for drugs. Dilantin is a great drug by the way, but it takes all the calcium out of your body, your bones, and your teeth. But Pharma thought there could be better ones to come along. So, no doctor ever mentioned as we struggled with a seizure disorder that maybe, just maybe it could be cured with a low carb diet.

By the 80s, Dr. Atkins came along right in the middle of the low fat diet. They were pretty cruel to him, mean. Cause low fat diet was a religion for many. Harvard bought scientists remember?

Dr. Atkins showed us how to not measure out everything, not worry about ratio like in the Keto diet, He gave us a diet that an adult could do low carb for a couple of weeks and then loosen up after that . There was also a protein diet at that time too. It was eat what you want one time a day for an hour and stop eating. See too it that during that hour it was a lot of protein. That helped my son a lot by the way. .


By 2005, Cleveland Clinic came out was with great studies and were published all fluffy up easy to understand in an "Epilepsy Magazine" The studies agreed that the the Keto diet worked, but Atkins could work too, and best of all adults could stay on it easier. Oh, and adults with epilepsy the diet worked too: cause up to that point I was thinking time was running out for us as my son grew and epilepsy was a reoccurring problem. AND that if you eat the right kinds of carbs, those slowwwwww to digest like an apple that you could eat 30 to 60 carbs a day. That was basically what Dr. Atkins was doing after the two week low carb of 20. However; Cleveland Clinic suggested 15 carbs a day.

So we talked about epilepsy and heart disease -- yes; Dr. Atkins diet and ketones help in heart disease too. So why not MS?

Morag

BBC News 24/03/2021
"Greed" and "Capitalism" helped UK''s vaccines success says PM Boris Johnson .
Policy and procedures for "Covid control freaks" now want vaccine passports ? Behavioural control freaks, straight from the political "piggery"
The piggery could not sell "a pig in a poke" even if it was dressed up as a lovely bag of lemons !

Emmaphiladelphia

"If you have made the personal decision to not receive the COVID vaccine, please visit us on Mondays, 3/29/21 – 5/24/21, to receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut and a medium brewed coffee to get your week off to a good start.""

This is a chance to publicly show your anti-covid vax position. Get a crowd. Make the line wrap around the building 10 times!

Emmaphiladelphia

"Come to think of it, this ingredient list would make Pharma proud....."

This could be used as an adjuvant. Better than peanut oil.

Cia

Macrobiotic diet. It came to me as I was looking for the word. The actor who played Gomez in the Addams family went on it hoping to cure his cancer, but it didn’t work.

Cia

Benedetta,

Everything has been held by some to be extremely damaging to your health if you eat it. I had a Spanish professor thirty years ago who told me very solemnly how damaging coffee was to your health, and said that he had given it up, with great difficulty. Since then they have found that it can prevent Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, along with other benefits which I’d have to look up. The caffeine can be beneficial as well, although it doesn’t seem to give energy to introverts like me.

My daughter needs to eat gluten and casein free because of her vaccine-induced inflammatory bowel syndrome. There’s no doubt these substances damage her. But they don’t damage me, I can eat them with no problem. When I was growing up, everyone could. Bread was the staff of life. I learned to make delicious bread myself using Laurel’s Kitchen, the epitome of a healthy diet in the ‘80s. Milk was delicious as well as other dairy products and a good source of protein. My Mexican boyfriend’s mother said I drank milk like a becerro, a calf, with nary an ill effect.

A Japanese diet, I’ll remember the word in a minute, forbids nightshade vegetables like tomato and eggplant. Pretty much only buckwheat noodles and cooked carrots. My grandmother grew up in Texas believing that tomatoes were poisonous. Others say the lycopene in tomatoes cures cancer. Broccoli too. Which no one I knew had ever eaten when I was a child. The Keto diet inveighs against all grains and most fruits. All fat all the time. For others, fat is the source of all evil.

Some promote the GAPS diet for bowel disease, super high in fat and bone broth, no fresh fruit until later stages of the diet. Same with the SCDiet. My daughter did not do well on GAPS, somewhat better on the restrictive SCDiet (homemade 24-hour fermented yogurt only, except none for autism, unless you want to make homemade pecan yogurt).

Someone is always going to make a name for himself promoting a new restrictive diet. It doesn’t mean what they say is true or healthy.

Why would people against masks and social distancing, hand washing, and so on, worry if obesity often worsens the Covid prognosis? Is this a new filter of critical judgment to blame the Covid patient if he dies? It wasn’t that the maskless person on the subway coughed on him, it was because he had lemon pie at a BBQ and cake his daughter made and decorated for his birthday.

Visitor

The point is KK is not angling at you eating a free donut once a pandemic. The association of the supposed comfort and safety of the vaccine and you being protected and accepted being tied to eating their product is the issue. On the other hand people are free to be manipulated if they wish, it is the market in which we live.

benedetta

Dye free diet -- Gold Feinstein diet?

benedetta

Cia;
Birthday cakes, donuts and those sweet baked wheat breads; Have you not noticed your child - or yourself; that we have a craving for them that is unnatural, and unhealthy.

When Bernard Rimland suggested to stop the wheat gluten and the milk -- my gosh there was nothing left to eat, it seemed to us.

After all look at that food pyramid put forth by the USA government -- the base of the pyramid was grains. In order to cure epilepsy; I had to change my views and it took way, way too long. There were a series of people from Rimland, (help me remember here there was the dye free diet - and I think he was right considering that all the food dyes are made of aluminum lake dyes) Atkins, the reintroduction of the Ketonic diet, Cleveland clinics studies suggesting the keto diet, or Atkins diet, or even slow release diet.

Are you on any kind of such diet with your MS?

Some one help me here again -- who was that doctor with MS that showed the before and after videos of her on a low carb, lots of veggie diet?

Cia; Can you not see the irony of vaccine injuries, messing up the metabolism in some way that gluten and high carb diet makes us sick. Diabetes which is also a vaccine injury in many cases - and all that irony there as well.

greyone

KK has you covered: (from the article link)
"WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO BE VACCINATED, CAN I STILL GET THIS OFFER?
We understand that choosing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a highly personal decision. We advise all employees and guests to consult with their healthcare provider regarding whether to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and which vaccine to receive after reviewing the available information. If you have made the personal decision to not receive the COVID vaccine, please visit us on Mondays, 3/29/21 – 5/24/21, to receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut and a medium brewed coffee to get your week off to a good start."

Noel

Obesity and it's ill effects are estimated to cause about 2.8 million deaths, globally, each year. More than covid.
Docs et al regularly advise ' More exercise and stricter diet '. Always useful to have some one to blame.
Look at the way the problem- obesity - has developed in different places and in different countries at different times, in the past century or so.
We are lucky that Arthur Firstenberg, in 'The Invisible Rainbow ' has done it for us in Chapter 12 of that book. Read it, and ask yourself why so few mention it ?

annie

How is Krispy Kreme requiring people prove they’ve been vaccinated? People have been using QR codes and scanning their phones in the Starbucks drive through for a couple of years now. As ridiculous as the health implications are here, it feels like there’s something much more nefarious afoot. Tying vaccination status to other products scares me.

Alison

Obesity and diabetes are both major predispositions to complications from Covid.

Hmmmmmmm.....

Cia

Eating a few Kristy Keene doughnuts will not make you obese unless it’s part of a pattern of consuming more fat and carbs than your individual body needs. Having birthday cake on your birthday is also good as an occasional treat. Or Christmas cookies.

When we visited my brother in Wichita, he brought home Kristy Kreme doughnuts and they were surprisingly delicious. Criticizing them is Bah! Humbug! Whether or not you choose to get the vaccine, Puritanism is unlikely to persuade anybody.

greyone

Just speculating, but my guess is taxpayer funds are being used for this, under the guise of vaccine promotion.

Kate C

Maybe eating the doughnut immediately after injection will make you allergic to Kristen Kremes?

Gary Ogden

Poor Homer! Looks like he's been dug up from the grave.

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