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Sugar Eight Times More Addictive Than Cocaine Top Chronic Diseases: Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, related to High Sugar Consumption

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About 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control). The top chronic diseases have a link to high sugar consumption.

An illness is chronic when it continues for a long time or constantly reappears. NBA Player Sean Rooks, rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay, TV sitcom fame Alan Thicke, Star Wars Carry Fisher, and many others died in 2016 from heart disease.

Heart disease is an umbrella term for any type of disorder that affects the heart. Heart disease means the same as cardiac disease but not cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease refers to disorders of the blood vessels and heart, while heart disease refers to just the heart, as stated by to Medical News Today’s (MNT) Heart Disease: Definition, Causes, Research.

In the U.S. the data showed:
• cardiovascular diseases claimed 801,000 lives;
• heart disease killed more than 370,000 people;
• stroke killed nearly 129,000 people;
• about 116,000 of the 750,000 people in the U.S. who had a heart attack died;
• about 795,000 people had a stroke, the leading preventable cause of disability;
• among African-Americans adults, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men have some form of cardiovascular disease;
• and African-Americans have nearly twice the risk for a first-ever stroke than whites, according to the American Heart Association News.

An ideal situation in modern society is for it to change once a fact has been confirmed about harmful behaviors and to follow what produces better outcomes for life. But it can also be negated when millions of dollars and time are spent that promote the perpetuation of harmful behavior. Deadly and harmful, but usually unnoticed conditions until the harm is physiologically felt, is usually the result for many.

Results of this fact finding investigation are more than alarming. Government agencies are condemning sugar but the public isn’t responding. Sugar is killing us states Dr. Hyman, author of “The Blood sugar solution 10-day detox diet.”

A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you aren’t overweight. So says a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine., according to a report done by Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the media and publishing division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University.
HHP also says, added sugars make up at least 10% of the calories the average American eats in a day. But about one in 10 people get a whopping one-quarter or more of their calories from added sugar.

Over the course of the 15-year study on added sugar and heart disease, participants who took in 25% or more of their daily calories as sugar were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those whose diets included less than 10% added sugar.

Overall, the odds of dying from heart disease rose in tandem with the percentage of sugar in the diet—and that was true regardless of a person’s age, sex, physical activity level, and body-mass index (a measure of weight).
Sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks are by far the biggest sources of added sugar in the average American’s diet. They account for more than one-third of the added sugar we consume as a nation. Other important sources include cookies, cakes, pastries, and similar treats; fruit drinks; ice cream, frozen yogurt and the like; candy; and ready-to-eat cereals.

A new study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals diets that are high in sugar are a major risk factor for certain types of cancers, especially breast cancer, according to a Fox News report.
Some solutions are to drink more water and less sugar added drinks. Clean your kitchen of sugar added foods. Satisfy sugar cravings with naturally sweet fruits as opposed to processed foods. Do some research there is a wealth of information on the subject. Listen to a multitude of experts like the Center for Disease Control (CDC), The American Heart Association (AHA) and your doctor, and other experts on the matter.

Attend Strategic Human Services Raising Awareness to Promote Good Health Events. Two are scheduled, Monday February 13, 2017 11-3pm and Saturday March 25 11-3pm. Healthy food and drink alternatives will be served. The event will be held at 325 S California Ave at the Westside Baptist Ministers Conference Building

Retired Postal Worker writes New Book “C.H.A.P.P.S” Clockable Hours Application Process and Pay System

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Larry Pinson, Sr., author of the new book C.H.A.P.P.S.


Mr. Larry Pinson, Sr., a Maywood, Illinois native has authored a book called C.H.A.P.P.S. Mr. Pinson says, “C.H.A.P.P.S will put an end to poverty. It will stop unemployment. And it will put an end to the loss of service in the work area. (i.e. when an employee goes on vacation, sick leave, or injury comp, there will not be a loss in service.) C.H.A.P.P.S is an American pay system that is an equal opportunity to earn a living in America without taxpayers’ money with all the workers averaging $15 per hour, for unskilled labor guaranteed, and everything is guaranteed whether its full time or part time.”

Larry Pinson has been retired from the United States Post Office, since 2009. He started in 1995 and worked as a truck driver. He has a very interesting biography in his book. But his book is based on his experiences in the postal service and the military service.

Larry Pinson created the system first for the postal system and says it can be applied across many job classifications, for city and county employees, teachers, police officers, firemen, etc. He even includes military people coming home and jobs worldwide, pay systems of other government agencies and large institutions.
He is extremely passionate about his book C.H.A.P.P.S and the pay system that it lays out. Stated Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, “I have never seen a man so passionate about something.” Pinson doesn’t want to sell this book for the purpose of sales, he wants to improve the pay systems currently being used today.

C.H.A.P.P.S stands for Clockable Hours Application Process and Pay System. It’s subtitle and aim, is Job Creation without Taxpayers Money. Pinson says it was his responsibility to write the book, show the book and the numbers in the book. “I’m dealing strictly with numbers in the book, stated Pinson.
His foundation is based on a 168-hour work week, which equals 7 days x 24 hours of service. It gets little complicated after that, unless you have the mind of Pinson who has studied, prayed, meditated, and developed this comprehensive payroll system that he thoroughly understands and is trying to get others and the world to see it as he sees it.

In the introduction after briefly expounding on the issues with the U.S Postal System, Pinson talks about a three tour system. Tour 1 is 8 pm to 4 am, Tour 2 is 4 am to 12 noon, and Tour 3 is 12 noon to 8 pm. Tours is another term for shifts. Pinson uses usual terms in chapters that he explains, such as non-scheduled Days, Carry- Time and from the middle to the end of the book, he explains C.H.A.P.P.S version of usual terms such as overtime, Night differential, Annual leave, sick leave holidays, paid breaks and retirement.

When the book gets to the Chapter on Four-In-A-Box is where you have to really put your thinking cap on to keep up with Larry Pinson’s thought pattern. Four full time employees are needed per tour and all three tours (shifts) must be covered by four employees in his 4-in-a-box system. In that system 1 of the four employees is always off and not scheduled to work that day. In the 4-in-a-box system chapter, Pinson gives an example of how that works. This 4-in-a-box system is scheduled by bids and is awarded by seniority. Some bids are built in permanent bids. Some of the language is postal and postal workers would have a better understanding of terms like bidding on a schedule and flexies.

Another concept that Pinson says one must comprehend is the Two 7-day, One 6-day work Bid. He says it is needed to carry out the 4-in-a-box system. The bid is broken down by 4 employees working 160 hours. 7 + 7 + 6 totals 20 days. This multiplied by 4 employees equals 160 hours.
Pinson also introduces another complex term in the pay system which is the 72 hour day, 72 month pay system. In that chapter, 72 hours is for the three tours each tour is 24 hours and 72 months which represents a fiscal year plus a calendar year, each having 36 months in which he explains more and includes a sample table.

On page 13 of his book, Larry Pinson breaks down his five Clockable Hour Systems a Full Time Military, Part Time Military, Full Time Civilian Bargaining Unit, Part Time Civilian Bargaining Unit, and a Full Time Non-Bargaining Unit. It also includes two tables for graphic explanation of the system. The graphics for Full-Time military show a 5-day breakdown of pay accrued for week one and week two as examples, with benefits, salary, and stipend pay for the current year’s salary and next year’s salary. The graphics for Full-Time Civilian is a more simplified table.

Larry Pinson’s book, C.H.A.P.P.S. has only 37 pages, plus 11 pages including, title page, table of contents, and the introduction. At the end of the book he includes his biography which has an impressive military history. He has received 8 medals and two ribbons for his service.

Pinson was born in Newnan Georgia moved to Chicago at age six, attended six military schools, four elementary schools in Chicago, Herzl, Penn, mason and Sumner and graduated high school at Marshall in 1967. He also attended Mercer County Community College. His hobbies are basketball, baseball travel, and fine dining. He also likes to go out to the theater and see movies.

Larry Pinson’s book, C.H.A.P.P.S. can be ordered through his website, through kindle, and in hardcover and paperback through Litfire Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. For more information or questions on C.H.A.P.P.S., you can contact Larry Pinson by email through his website’s contact link.

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