French cuisine has retained a high ranking in the world of fine dining. Rich taste and subtle nuances in each dish make it stand out among the finest. One of the specialties most of us are familiar with is Foie Gras (also known as pate or goose and duck liver.) This delicacy is created by force feeding corn ( a high sugary starch) through a feeding tube to a goose or duck causing the liver to enlarge up to ten times its normal size. This practice has been ridiculed because of the inhumane treatment of the animal.
If this treatment sounds barbaric, I completely agree with you. It seems cruel to feed an animal a high sugary diet knowing the end result is extensive liver damage and ultimately death. What type of personality would one need to possess to participate in such cruel behavior?
The answer might surprise you. Fatty liver disease affects approximately 90 MILLION American lives. This disease is NOT CAUSED by consuming too much healthy fat in one’s diet; it is caused by consuming too much SUGAR and REFINED CARBOHYDRATES in our diets. As parents continue to feed their children these foods throughout their formative, adolescent and teenage years, they inadvertently feed the metabolic process that gradually leads to the destruction of their own children’s livers.
According to Dr. Mercola:
Cases of pediatric non alcoholic fatty liver disease have been reported in children down to 3 years old.
Elevated liver enzymes (stress on the liver) are present in eight percent of adolescents tested in the U.S.
Among obese children and adolescents, fatty liver disease has been identified in 20 percent of American children and adolescents.
Fatty liver disease is strongly associated with insulin resistance and other classic symptoms of metabolic syndrome, and is far more common than many physicians realize.
Children with high abdominal fat have the highest risk for developing fatty liver disease.
Earlier I asked, “What type of personality would one need to possess to participate in such cruel behavior?” The answer is good caring personalities that don’t realize the SERIOUS DANGERS our Standard American Diet is causing our population. We are destroying our livers the same way French Chefs destroy the livers of ducks and geese. The only difference is we don’t use a forced feeding tube.We use the same sugary foods in high quantities causing the same type of liver damage and other diseases resulting (from this damage) including high blood pressure, diabetes, gall bladder disease and heart disease.
If you think it’s barbaric to force a duck or goose to eat large quantities of sugar to destroy its liver, why would you think it’s ok to feed our children this way? Because they like it? Why would you think it’s ok to feed YOURSELF this way?
There comes a time in everyone’s life when a hard decision must be made. If this explanation doesn’t cause you to “slam on the brakes of reality” and re-think a safer path to navigate, I would like to apologize for my explanation that clearly missed the mark. You see, I have to blame myself, otherwise I would have to believe