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CBN NewsWatch: September 12, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, September 12th: Now that Hurricane Irma has passed through Florida,residents and officials there are assessing the damage;Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks; The UN approved new sanctions ... Read Transcript


AND THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

NOW THAT HURRICANE IRMA AS

PASSED THROUGH FLORIDA,

RESIDENTS AND EMERGENCY

WORKERS THERE ARE

ASSESSING THE DAMAGE.

DESTRUCTION IS WIDESPREAD,

AND IT MAY BE DAYS, EVEN

WEEKS, BEFORE POWER IS

RESTORED TO MILLIONS OF

RESIDENTS.

GARY LANE IS ON LOCATION

IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AND HAS

AN UPDATE.

Reporter: WHEN

DAYLIGHT ARRIVED AFTER THE

STORM, FLORIDIANS RECEIVED

THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF

FLOOD DAMAGE IN

JACKSONVILLE.

THIS WAS THE VIEW OF

DOWNTOWN STREETS ON EARLY

MONDAY.

AND IN NAPLES, MORE

FLOODED NEIGHBORHOODS AND

STREETS.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF

DAMAGE.

Reporter: IT FLIPPED

AN AIRPLANE OVER AND

DAMAGED THIS SENIOR

CITIZENS' LIVING CENTER.

DAMAGE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

WAS EXTENSIVE.

HOUSES WERE BURIED AND

BRIDGES CLOSED.

RERESIDENTS TRIED

UNSUCCESSFULLY TO RETURN

TO THEIR HOMES.

WE ALL JUST WANT TO GO

HOME AND SEE WHAT IS GOING

ON.

Reporter: SOME

OFFICIALS URGED RESIDENTS

TO STAY AWAY AND NOT

RETURN YET.

WE HAVE NO ELECTRIC AND

NO WATER ON THE ISLAND.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PUT

OUR WATER PRESSURE UP.

THOSE TWO COMPONENTS

REALLY CREATE A PROBLEM

FOR A LOT OF OUR

RESIDENTS.

SO WE'RE ENCOURAGING

PEOPLE, IF YOU DON'T HAVE

TO COME BACK RIGHT NOW,

DON'T.

Reporter: AND WHILE

PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN

FLORIDA, NAPLES, AND THE

KEYS, WERE DEALING WITH

MAJOR DESTRUCTION, AND

PEOPLE IN JACKSONVILLE

WITH FLOODWATERS AND STORM

SURGES, HERE IN CENTRAL

FLORIDA, PEOPLE ARE

DEALING WITH DOWNED TREES,

AND THAT MEANS NO

ELECTRICITY FOR MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE.

TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATE

LOST POWER.

THIS WOMAN SUMMED UP THE

SITUATION THIS WAY:

NO POWER, NO INTERNET.

WE'RE LIVING LIKE SAVAGES.

Reporter: AND CREWS

ARE WORKING OVER TIME TO

RESTORE ELECTRICITY.

MANY FLORIDIANS ARE

GRATEFUL FOR THEIR HELP.

AND THEY'RE RELIEVED

BECAUSE DESPITE THE

FLOODING AND THE DAMAGES,

THEY KNOW THE HURRICANE

COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH

WORSE.

IT WAS NOT AS BAD AS I

THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

Reporter: CBN'S

"OPERATION BLESSING" MOVED

OUT TO THE NORTH,

PROVIDING FOR MANY OF THE

EVACUEES, WHO LEFT THEIR

HOMES TO THE MERCY OF THE

HURRICANE, BUT TOOK

COMFORT IN THE HOPE

PROVIDED BY O.B.

HERE IS ONE THING IRMA

LEFT BEHIND, A SCHOOL ZONE

SIGN, OR AT LEAST WHAT IS

LEFT OF IT.

PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO

LEAVE THE SHELTERS,

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

STRIKE-FORCE TEAMS ARE NOW

MEEFMOVING INTO JACKSONVILLE

AND OTHER PARTS OF

FLORIDA.

THEY DELIVERED ITEMS TO

FOLKS IN CRYSTALVILLE,

FLORIDA.

THE STORES ARE CLOSED,

THERE IS NO RUNNING WATER

ANYWHERE.

THESE FOLKS ARE DESPERATE.

AND HERE IS OUR OB

BLESSING"OPERATIONBLESSING," A 53-FOOT

TRAILER.

FOR US TO BE ABLE TO

PROVIDE THESE MEALS FOR

PEOPLE, I THINK IT WILL BE

OF VITAL IMPORTANCE.

Reporter: I'M GARY

LANE, CBN NEWS, FLORIDA.

Efrem: MONDAY MARKED

THE 16th ANNIVERSARY OF

THE SEPTEMBER 11TH

ATTACKS.

MILLIONS ENDURED THE

DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY TWO

HURRICANES, AND MILLIONS

REMEMBERED THOSE.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THIS

STORY.

* WHAT SO PROUDLY WE

HAIL *

Charlene: AT STATEN

ISLAND IN NEW YORK,

SURVIVORS, FAMILY MEMBERS,

AND FIRST RESPONDERS

GATHERED TO REMEMBER 9/11

VICTIMS.

AT THE PENTAGON, WHERE 184

PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE

TERRORIST ATTACK ON 9/11,

AN AMERICAN FLAG WAS

DRAPED AND A SPECIAL

CEREMONY IN HONOR OF THE

MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WERE

LOST.

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND

MELANIA TRUMP LED A MOMENT

OF SILENCE FROM THE WHITE

HOUSE AND TOOK PART AT THE

MEMORIAL.

President Trump: HERE

AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE

PENTAGON, TERRORISTS TRIED

TO BREAK OUR RESOLVE.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

BUT WHERE THEY LEFT A MARK

WITH FIRE AND RUBBLE,

AMERICANS DEFIANTLY RAISED

THE STARS AND STRIPES, OUR

BEAUTIFUL FLAG, THAT FOR

MORE THAN TWO CENTURIES

HAS GRACED OUR SHIPS,

FLOWN IN OUR SKIES, AND

LED OUR BRAVE HEROS TO

VICTORY AFTER VICTORY IN

BATTLE.

Charlene: ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, AMERICANS

REMEMBERED THE DEADLIEST

TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S.

SOIL, WHEN NEARLY 3,000

PEOPLE WERE KILLED WITH

PLANES HIJACKED BY

TERRORISTS HIT THE

PENTAGON AND THE TWIN

TOWERS, AND ONE IN

SHANKSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.

WHEN THOSE TERRORISTS

KILLED SOME OF OUR OWN, WE

BECAME VERY DETERMINED AND

RESOLVED TO TAKE THE FIGHT

OVERSEAS, AND TO NOT HAVE

THE HOMELAND ATTACKED

AGAIN.

OUR MILITARY STEPPED IN.

AND, OF COURSE, ON THAT

DAY, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

STEPPED UP, SACRIFICED,

AND WILL CONTINUE TO

SACRIFICE.

MARK BINGHAM.

Charlene: IN

SHANKSVILLE, VICE

PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

ATTENDED A MEMORIAL FOR

THE VICTIMS OF 9/11.

AS LONG AS AMERICA

ENDURES, WE WILL TELL

THEIR STORY, AND

GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS

WILL EVER BE INSPIRED BY

THE FAITHFUL AND

COURAGEOUS WORDS AND DEEDS

OF THE HEROS OF FLIGHT 93.

Charlene: MANY AGREE

WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT'S

SENTIMENTS.

I THINK IT IS VERY

SPECIAL FOR US, ESPECIALLY

WE'RE FROM INDIANA, AND,

LIKE I SAID, WE WANTED TO

PAY OUR RESPECTS, MY WIFE

AND I.

AND FOR ESPECIALLY

EVERYONE THAT WAS PART OF

THAT FLIGHT, OF WHAT THEY

DID.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: I THAT AND

STORMS LIKE HURRICANE IRMA

SOMETIMES CHALLENGE OUR

FAITH IN GOD.

CBN NEWS SPOKE WITH MAX

LUCADO ABOUT HOW TO FIND

PEACE IN THE MIDST OF THE

STORM.

THE PSALMIST SAID, I

WILL LIFT UP MY EYES TO

THE HILL, FROM WHENCE

COMES MY HELP.

THIS WAS AN INTENTIONAL

DECISION ON THE PART OF

THE PSALMIST.

HE SAID, I WILL LIFT UP MY

EYES.

WE HAVE TO CHOOSE TO LIFT

UP MY EYES AND STARE LESS

AT THE STORM AND MORE AT

THE MAKER.

Efrem: THE UNITED

NATIONS APPROVED NEW

SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH

KOREA ON MONDAY.

THE SECURITY COUNCIL

PASSED THE RESOLUTION

UNANIMOUSLY.

THE NEW SANCTIONS BAN

TEXTILE EXPORTS, A BIG

SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THE

NATION, AND LIMIT OIL

IMPORTS TO NORTH KOREA.

THE U.S. IS ACTING IN

RESPONSE TO THE ROGUE

REGIME'S NUCLEAR TEST LAST

WEEK.

NIKKI HALEY SAID, THERE IS

STILL TIME FOR NORTH KOREA

TO CHANGE COURSE.

WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR

WAR.

THE NORTH KOREAN REGIME

HAS NOT YET PASSED THE

POINT OF NO RETURN.

Efrem: THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE

ARE THE TOUGHEST SANCTIONS

EVER IMPOSED ON THE

COUNTRY, BUT THEY STILL

FALL SHORT OF WHAT THE

U.S. ORIGINALLY SOUGHT.

> IN SOUTHERN MEXICO,

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE

WITHOUT HOMES AFTER AN 8.1

MAMAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE

ROCKED THE AREA.

THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND

HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS WERE

DESTROYED.

NOW HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE REPORTEDLY CAN'T

GET CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

DESPITE THE SUFFERING,

ABOUT 200 PEOPLE CAME TO

AN OPEN-AIR MASS ON

SUNDAY.

THE ST. VINCENT CHURCH

SUFFERED HEAVY DAMAGE.

MANY CHURCHES HAVE BEEN

HEAVILY DAMAGED OR LEFT

VACANT UNTIL THEY CAN BE

EVACUATED.

> DOCTORS SAY NABEEL

QURESHI IS LOSING HIS

BATTLE WITH CANCER, AND HE

IS ASKING FOR YOUR

PRAYERS.

THE DOCTORS HAVE PRETTY

MUCH GIVEN UP ON TREATING

ME.

THEY THINK MY BODY IS IN

ITS FINAL STAGES OF LIFE.

AND SO THEY HAVE SUGGESTED

PALLIATIVE CARE.

I COULD REALLY USE YOUR

PRAYERS.

IF WE WANT THE LORD TO

COME THROUGH AND DO A

MIRACLE, IT NEEDS TO

HAPPEN IN THE NEXT FEW

DAYS.

Efrem: NABEEL QURESHI

HAS BEEN SUFFERING WITH AN

AGGRESSIVE FORM OF STOMACH

CANCER FOR MORE THAN A

YEAR.

DESPITE THE GRIM NEWS, HE

CONTINUES TO SHARE THE

GOSPEL AND SOCIAL MEDIA

AND HE ENCOURAGES OTHERS

TO NOT LOSE THEIR FAITH IN

GOD'S ABILITY TO HEAR HIM.

> STILL AHEAD ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH," PROTECTING

CHILDREN.

SEE HOW THIS MINISTRY IS

WORKING TO END CHILD

SACRIFICE IN UGANDA.

Efrem: EVERY YEAR

HUNDREDS OF UGANDAN

CHILDREN ARE KIDNAPPED AND

MURDERED.

IT IS ALL PART OF A HUMAN

SACRIFICE BUSINESS.

BOW NOW BUT NOW A PASTOR IS

TEAMING UP WITH POLICE AND

POLITICIANS TO STOP THIS

BRUTAL PRACTICE.

WE WANT TO WARN YOU PARTS

OF THIS STORY ARE

DISTURBING.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THIS

REPORT FROM UGANDA'S

CAPITAL.

George: IT'S A LITTLE

AFTER 2:00 IN THE MORNING,

ABOUT AN HOUR'S DRIVE

SOUTH OF KAMPALA.

CBN NEWS HAS JOINED

UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES,

ARMED POLICE, AND A PASTOR

HUNTING FOR A WITCH DOCTOR

ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING AND

KILLING CHILDREN.

WITCH DOCTORS BELIEVE

WHEN YOU KIDNAP A CHILD,

YOU GET WEALTH, YOU GET

PROTECTION.

George: PASTOR PETER

LEADS THE SEARCH.

HE RUNS CA KAMPISI'S CHILD

CARE MINISTRIES, A

CHRISTIAN EFFORT TO STAMP

OUT CHILD SACRIFICE IN

UGANDA.

HE DESCRIBES THE WITCH

DOCTOR'S BRUTAL RITUAL.

WHEN THEY GET A CHILD,

MOST TIMES THEY CUT THE

NECK, THEY TAKE THE BLOOD

OUT, THEY CUT THE GENITALS

OR ANY BODY ORGANS THAT

THE SPIRITS WANT.

IN A SENSE, IT INVOLVES

THE CHILD DYING.

George: A FEW HOURS

IN, THE TRAIL FOR THE

KILLER GOES COLD.

PASTOR PETER SAYS THESE

GRUESOME CRIMES HAPPEN

ALMOST EACH MONTH.

THERE ARE VERY FEW WHO

SURVIVE.

MOST OF THEM DIE.

Through Translator: I

HAD HIGH HOPES AND DREAMS

FOR CLIVE.

George: RACHEL'S

3-YEAR-OLD SON, CLIVE,

DISAPPEARED JUNE 2nd,

2015, WHILE PLAYING IN THE

BACKYARD OF THEIR HOME.

IT WAS AROUND 10:00 IN

THE MORNING, WHEN WE

NOTICED HE WAS NOWHERE TO

BE FOUND.

George: CBN NEWS MET

HER THE DAY POLICE TOLD

HER WHAT HAPPENED TO HER

SON.

Through Translator: I

HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF

CHILD SACRIFICE.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT

THAT PHRASE MEANT.

George: THIS

DETECTIVE TOOK US TO THE

SPOT NOT TOO FAR FROM HIS

HOME WHERE THEY FOUND

CLIVE'S REMAINS, IN THIS

PIT TOILET FILLED WITH

HUMAN FECES.

HE SAID THE KEY SUSPECT

TURNED OUT TO BE HER

NEIGHBOR, A WEALTHY

BUSINESSMAN, WHO ALLEGEDLY

HIRED TWO MEN TO KIDNAP

AND MUTILATE CLIVE'S BODY,

BELIEVING THE ACT WOULD

BRING GOOD LUCK TO HIS NEW

HOTEL PROJECT.

THE DETECTIVE SAID THE

SUSPECT PAID THE

EQUIVALENT OF $1400 FOR

CLIVE'S LIFE.

HOW SOMEONE CAN BE ABLE

TO SACRIFICE A 3-YEAR-OLD

KID...

George: CHILD

SACRIFICE TODAY IN UGANDA

IS SUCH A SERIOUS AND

WIDESPREAD PROBLEM, THAT

THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP

AN ANTI-CHILD SACRIFICE

AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

TASKFORCE.

THE CHIEF INVESTIGATOR

SAYS THAT IN ADDITION TO

DECAPITATION, WITCH

DOCTORS OFTEN SLICE THE

CHILD'S TONGUE AND MIX IT

WITH HERBS FOR SPECIAL

POWERS.

THE TONGUE IS USED FOR

ENEMIES.

George: MIKE IS

UGANDA'S TOP LAW

ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL, THE

EQUIVALENT OF AMERICA'S

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

HE SAYS SUPERSTITION AND

THE DESIRE TO GET RICH

QUICK CONTRIBUTE TO HIGH

CHILD SACRIFICE RATES IN

THIS COUNTRY.

THE CONNECTION IS THESE

WITCH DOCTORS COME AND

TELL PEOPLE WHO WANT TO

GET RICH, IN ORDER TO GET

RICH, YOU NEED TO

SACRIFICE HUMAN BLOOD.

George: CANANA,

GEORGE, AND ALLEN ARE

FORTUNATE TO BE ALIVE.

BUT BEAR THE PHYSICAL AND

EMOTIONAL SCARS OF THEIR

PAST.

THE THREE ARE CHILD

SACRIFICE SURVIVORS.

A FEW YEARS BACK, KANANI

AND HIS 7-YEAR-OLD SISTER

WERE ATTACKED IN THE BUSH.

HE HAS A 10-INCH SCAR ON

THE BACK OF HIS NECK,

WHERE THE WITCH DOCTOR

TRIED TO DRAIN HIS BLOOD.

I FAINTED, AND WHEN I

CAME TWO, I FOUND MY

SISTER DEAD.

George: TWO MEN

ATTACKED ALLEN ON HIS WAY

HOME FROM SCHOOL.

I TRIED TO SCREAM FOR

MY PARENTS, BUT MY VOICE

WAS NOT STRONG ENOUGH.

George: SHE SHRIVELED THEY SLICED

HIS NECK AND THEN

CASTRATED HIM.

GEORGE'S MOTHER FOUND HIM

LYING IN A POOL OF BLOOD

AFTER A MAN CASTRATED HIS

PRIVATES WITH A BLUNT

KNIFE.

THE DOCTORS HAD TO

RECONSTRUCT HIS GENITALS

WITH SKIN FROM HIS

FOREARM.

THE BOYS SAY THEY

ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER TO

LOOK PAST THEIR PHYSICAL

CHALLENGES.

GOD IS HELPING US IN

MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.

WHEN WE THINK ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED TO US, WE PRAY

AND ASK GOD THIS WOULD NOT

HAPPEN TO ANYBODY ELSE.

George: THE THREE

BOYS ARE NOW UNDER THE

PASTOR'S CARE.

KAMPISI IS THE ONLY

ORGANIZATION IN THE

COUNTRY PROVIDING

FINANCIAL AND MEDICAL CARE

FOR SURVIVORS OF CHILD

SACRIFICE.

WE WANT TO SEE THE LIFE

OF A CHILD WHO HAS

SURVIVED IS SUPPORTED,

THAT THEY ARE SOCIALLY

ABLE TO STAND AND HEAL

FROM THE INJURIES, AND

THAT THEY CAN HAVE A LIFE

AFTER THAT.

George: RACHEL SAYS

LIFE WITHOUT CLIVE WILL

NEVER BE THE SAME.

STILL, SHE HAS A MESSAGE

FOR THE MEN TWO BRUTALLY

MURDERED HER 3-YEAR-OLD

SON.

Through Translator:

BECAUSE OF MY FAITH IN

JESUS, I BELIEVE IN SECOND

CHANCES.

AND I WOULD GIVE IT TO

THEM BECAUSE THERE IS

NOTHING I CAN DO TO BRING

CLIVE BACK.

MY MESSAGE TO THEM IS

CONFESS YOUR SINS AND COME

TO THE LORD, BECAUSE WHEN

YOU COME TO THE LORD, HE

WILL FORGIVE YOUR SINS.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, KAMPALA,

UGANDA.

Efrem: NEW

REVELATIONS ABOUT DIET

SODAS: NOT ONLY DO THEY

CAUSE TO GAIN WEIGHT, JUST

DRINKING ONE A DAY TRIPLES

YOUR RISK OF DEMENTIA AND

STROKE.

Efrem: IF YOU DRINK

OR EAT ANYTHING WITH

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, YOU

NEED TO LISTEN TO OUR NEXT

REPORT.

WE WARNED ABOUT THE

DANGERS OF THESE FAKE

SUGARS FOR YEARS, AND NOW

LORIE JOHNSON EXPLAINS

THEY NOT ONLY CAN HURT

YOUR BRAIN AND HEART, THEY

MIGHT EVEN CAUSE YOU TO

GAIN EVEN MORE WEIGHT.

Lorie: THIS COUNTRY'S

WEIGHT PROBLEM IS ONLY

GETTING WORSE.

THE C.D.C. REPORTS A

STAGGERING 71% OF ADULTS

QUALIFIES AS OVERWEIGHT OR

OBESE.

THE RESULT: THINGS LIKE

HEART DISEASE, CANCER,

DIABETES.

IN JUNE, THE NEW ENGLAND

JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

REPORTED THE WHOLE WORLD

IS GETTING FATTER AND

PAYING A PRICE.

FOUR MILLION DEATHS, 60%

CAUSED BY OBESITY, BUT THE

OTHER 40% BY JUST BEING

OVERWEIGHT.

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE

ROOT CAUSE OF OUR WEIGHT

PROBLEM CAN BE SUMMED UP

IN ONE WORD: SUGAR.

MOST AMERICANS CONSUME

ABOUT 160 POUNDS OF IT A

YEAR.

OFTENTIMES IT IS HIDDEN IN

FOODS YOU WOULD NEVER

EXPECT, LIKE YOGURT,

PEANUT BUTTER, PASTA

SAUCE, AND BREAD.

AND OTHER TIMES IT IS

RIGHT OUT FRONT, LIKE IN

SODA.

THIS ONE CAN CONTAINS MORE

THAN NINE TEASPOONS OF

SUGAR.

IT IS NO WONDER SO MANY

PEOPLE TURN TO DIET SODAS

CONTAINING ZERO CALORIE

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS TO

REDUCE THEIR SUGAR INTAKE.

BUT THAT'S A BAD CHOICE

FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

A NEW BOSTON UNIVERSITY

STUDY REVEALED PEOPLE WHO

DRANK DIET SODA HAVE THREE

TIMES THE RISK OF

DEVELOPING DEMENTIA AND

HAVING A STROKE.

AND THAT'S PEOPLE WHO JUST

DRINK ONE A DAY.

SO ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS WE THINK ARE

MUCH WORSE THAN WE OF

THOUGHT.

Reporter: THE

CLEVELAND CLINIC'S

DR. MIK MICHAEL ROSEN SAYS

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS CAN

DISRUPT WHAT IS KNOWN AS

OUR MICROBYOM.

THE MICROBIOM ARE

INSIDE YOUR GUT.

Lorie: NEUROLOGIST

DAVID PERLMUTTER SAYS

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

THROW OFF THE BALANCE OF

GOOD AND BAD BACTERIA.

THE BACTERIA THAT LIVE

IN OUR GUT NURTURE THE

BRAIN.

WHEN THEY'RE TREATED

RIGHT, THEY REDUCE

INFLAMMATION, FOR EXAMPLE.

INFLAMMATION IS THE KEY

PLAYER THAT CAUSES

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS,

PARKINSON'S, AND EVEN

ALZHEIMER'S, AND CORONARY

ARTERY DISEASE.

Lorie: HE SAYS IN

ADDITION TO AVOIDING

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS,

CONSIDER TAKING PROBIOTICS

AND PREBIOTICS TO MAINTAIN

HEALTHY LEVELS.

WE CONSUME ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS TO CONTROL OUR

WEIGHT, BUT BELIEVE IT OR

NOT, A NUMBER OF

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES SHOW

THEY ACTUALLY CAUSE US TO

GAIN WEIGHT.

ONE REASON GOES RIGHT BACK

TO THE GUT.

THE BODY THINKS IT IS

STARVING AND HOLDS ON TO

EVERY CALORIE THAT A

PERSON CONSUMES.

SO HERE ARE PEOPLE

CONSUMING DIET DRINKS AND

GAINING WEIGHT, AND THAT

DOESN'T SEEM TO MAKE ANY

SENSE, AND YET WE NOW SEE

THAT IT IS HAPPENING

BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN THE

GUT BACTERIA.

THE RISK OF DEVELOPING

DIABETES IS DRAMATICALLY

INCREASED TWO-FOLD IN

PEOPLE WHO DRINK A LOT OF

SUGARLESS BEVERAGES.

WHO KNEW?

Lorie: NUTRITIONIST

J.J. VIRGIN SAYS STEVIA,

XYLITOL AND MONK FRUIT

APPEAR TO BE BETTER

CHOICES FOR THE GUT.

HOWEVER, THEY CAN STILL

LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN.

THERE IS ALSO A

PHENOMENON THAT HAPPENS

CALLED CALORIE

DISREGULATION.

WHEN YOU EAT SOMETHING

WITH A SWEET TASTE WITH NO

CALORIES, YOUR BODY CAUSES

YOU TO TEND YOU TO OVER

EAT.

Lorie: THEN THERE IS

OUR OWN D.N.A.

GENETICS PREDISPOSE

THREE-FOURTHS OF US TO

HAVE AN ADDICTION TO

SWEETS.

MEANING THE MORE WE TAKE

IN ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS,

THE MORE WE CRAVE ALL

SWEETS.

THAT'S WHILE HEALTH

EXPERTS RECOMMEND REMOVING

THE TASTE FOR SWEETS ALL

TOGETHER.

SWEET IS A LEARNED

TASTE.

IF YOU GO OFF SUGAR, IF

YOUR BRAIN DOESN'T GET

USED TO IT, IF YOUR

TASTEBUDS DON'T GET USED

TO IT, YOU CAN AVOID IT,

AND THAT'S A MUCH

HEALTHIER WAY.

Lorie: VIRGIN PROVED

THIS THEORY WITH 700 SUGAR

ADDICTS.

FIRST WE TAPER DOWN FOR

A WEEK.

WE START USING MORE SPICES

AND MORE SAVORY AND

GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN AND

GETTING HEALTHY FATS IN.

AND THEN AT THE END OF TWO

WEEKS, WE GO BACK AND

TEST.

AND THESE SUGAR ADDICTS

TOLD ME THAT SWEET FOODS

JUST TASTED GROSS.

Lorie: SO WHILE

EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR IS

DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS,

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

COULD BE JUST AS BAD FOR

YOU, MAYBE WORSE.

THAT'S WHY THE HEALTHIEST

SOLUTION IS TO REMOVE ALL

SWEETENERS FROM YOUR DIET,

BOTH REAL AND FAKE.

Efrem: TIME TO SHRED

THE SUGAR, BOTH REAL AND

Efrem: IT IS TIME FOR

YOUR TUESDAY TWEETABLE.

CONSIDER THIS: AS YOU LOOK

AT THE PEOPLE WITH

SIGNIFICANT ROLES IN YOUR

LIFE, ANYONE WHO DOES NOT

LIFT YOU UP AND PUSH YOU

FORWARD IS PROBABLY

WEIGHING YOU DOWN.

IF THAT IS THE CASE,

PERHAPS TODAY IS A GOOD

DAY TO SHED SOME DEAD

WEIGHT AND ELIMINATE THAT

EXCESS BAGGAGE.

REMEMBER, YOU WERE MADE TO

SOAR.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE THIS

A TERRIFIC TUESDAY.

> THAT IS GOING TO DO IT

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