“A food revolution in the strictest sense will save lives…”
First, I am not a mom, nor do I care for children in any regular capacity. However, I am a Rheumatology Infusion Nurse in New York City and I have been infusing IV monoclonal biologic medications into patients with autoimmune and rheumatoid diseases for the past five years. My sister, 47, was diagnosed with stage III cancer in march, for which she is being treated aggressively. It has long been my position that the food supply is not only detrimental to our children, but is also certainly behind the increases we are seeing in autoimmune, rheumatoid, inflammatory, and oncologic diseases, especially in the United States. Probably about 50-60 percent of my patients are also morbidly obese.
One disturbing trend I have noticed at work is that over the last five years, my patients are getting younger, the youngest now in their early 20s, especially for GI diseases such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis. My colleagues in Gastrointestinal Medicine say that these were almost exclusively the illnesses of older people just 20 or 30 years ago, but that it is now also commonplace for children to be seen regularly in clinic for these same illnesses. Something is terribly wrong with the food. I am so convinced that I routinely teach my patients much of the same material that Robyn discusses in her video, although my own research indicates that GMO corn sugars (HFCS) actually started appearing in the soft drink supply in the early 80s. I have also featured her video at our medical office’s website on the Patient education link, a site I designed specifically with a patient education centered focus.
Thank you all for what you do. If there is any way I or my skills can be of assistance to you in support of your mission, please do not hesitate to contact me. A food revolution in the strictest sense will save lives and restore the quality of life for so many. The country desperately needs your contributions at this time. I thank you again.
~Sonia L RN