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Stefanie Passman Professor Gaylord ENGW 1102. 3J May 10, 2013 Chocolate Never Tasted Sweeter Jonathan Legg, Chuck Lynch, and my father. Three people with three stories, each one making a difference not only in their lives but in the lives of every diabetic. Chuck Lynch was diagnosed with type II diabetes at the age of 62. He thought he was destined for a life of daily finger sticks and medication. At the age of 39, Jonathan Legg was shocked that he was diagnosed with type II diabetes; he exercised every single day and could not understand how this was possible. My own father, who was battling Multiple Sclerosis at the time, was diagnosed with type II diabetes at the age of 43. About twenty-five million people are affected by diabetes…show more content…
Why walk to the store when your car is just sitting in the driveway? Why cook a healthy meal when Burger King or McDonalds are five minutes away? Why do some recreational activities outside when your favorite television show is playing all day long? Today’s environment has helped people to become extremely lazy and resist the forces that work against their own good health. For example, the environment typically features structural factors such as impractical transit systems, towns and cities dependent on the car; desk jobs and non-physical recreation such as TV watching, video-gaming, and web-surfing; and a savvy food industry that has hooked the public on a great deal of unhealthy food items. Sitting around and not doing any physical activity really increases the chance for someone to develop type II diabetes. Many scientists and researchers believe that beta cell dysfunction is another key cause for diabetes. Beta cell dysfunction is when the beta cells in your body stop working like they should to help produce a sufficient amount of insulin. As well as abnormal glucose production, this is when the liver stores too much sugar and distributes it to the body when it is not needed. This raised glucose blood levels and leads to…show more content…
This involves no cooking, no microwaving, no processing, no genetically engineering, no using pesticides, or herbicides. The raw food diet works by first helping regulate the bodies’ enzymes. Enzymes control everything in our bodies from speech to hormone production, and raw food is full of enzymes. Enzymes help us to digest and metabolize the food we eat, and when we are getting good nutrient value from the food we eat, we are less likely to over eat. It also works because it is an alkaline diet, which means it helps remove acid wastes, or toxins from the body, many of which are found in our body fat. Most raw foods are not calorie dense, which means you can eat until you are full and have taken in far less calories than if you had eaten a typical cooked food meal. Raw foods are also full of fibers that promote regularity for the intestines. The body also recognizes raw food as “real food” and can process and metabolize it so that it aids the body systems in functioning well. It is proven that 9% of body fat can be lost over three months of following the raw food diet. This is just another way of helping diabetics lose

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