Are we digging our graves with our teeth, or the lies of our taste buds?
Our bodies have become toxic from the intentional adding of poisons, chemicals and toxins to our food, our air, our water and the manipulation of our taste buds and our minds.
Obesity: Many sadly enough, treat their body like a rubbish bin, throwing everything they can in their mouth, whilst across the world people are dying from lack of basics.
In reality most obese people are quite malnourished and lack the proper nutrients to bring their body’s metabolism back into balance.
However it has been a carefully laid out plan to poison the population via diet. We are eating chemical laden foods, feeding them to our children and expecting them to be vital. Obesity has reached high levels in many areas and is not getting better. This causes not only a huge burden on the individual, it is a burden on the whole healthcare system. Obesity and it’s health related problems is almost being an epidemic.
Obesity is a term that means you weigh at least 20% more than what is considered a normal weight for your height. This is not only a huge burden on your body, it makes you more likely to have increased risks of health conditions including:
* High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
* Coronary Heart disease and stroke
* High blood pressure (Hypertension)
* Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
* Gallbladder disease and gallstones
* Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
* Breathing problems, such as sleep Apnea (when a person stops breathing for short episodes during sleep) and asthma.
* Low quality of life
* Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
* Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning
In the past 30 years, according to NIH, (The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled among children ages 2 to 5, has nearly tripled among youth ages 6 to 11, and has more than tripled among adolescents ages 12 to 19. Obesity in childhood can add up to health problems—often for life. In adults, overweight and obesity are linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar), high blood pressure, certain cancers, and other chronic conditions as listed above.
Data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), shows that in the United States, nearly 15% of adults age 20 and older have diabetes, but 50% of them have not been diagnosed. Type 2 diabetes (formerly called adult-onset diabetes) accounts for up to 95 percent of all diabetes cases and almost all cases of un-diagnosed diabetes. Keep in mind this is a diet-related-disease and hence is completely preventable.
Type 2 diabetes is increasingly being seen in children and adolescents, particularly among minority and poorer communities where the diet is of poor quality foods and hence low in nutrition. Moreover, NHANES data shows that about 25% of these youth have per-diabetes. In a recent national study, 68% of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were obese.
Changes in our environment that make it harder to engage in healthy behavior have a lot to do with our overall increase in weight over the past few decades. For example:
* We’re an in-the-car and sit-behind-a-desk society. For many of us—parents and children alike—daily life doesn’t involve a lot of physical activity and exercise. If we want to be active, we have to make an effort.
* Food is everywhere, and so are messages telling us to eat and drink. We can get something to eat in places where it was never available before—like the fuel station. Going out to eat or getting take-away foods is easy.
“We could live in a world where food tastes very good and the people who eat it are not fat,” food journalist Mark Schatzker explains in his new book The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor, which describes how food flavors are changing and how that might affect their future. “Synthetic flavor might be the salesman in the fancy suit that sells our brains the calorie-rich carbs we’re eating so much of, but real flavor — authentic versions produced in nature — is our only road to salvation. I will say it again: Real food is our salvation.”
Malnutrition or Mal-nourishment is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems.
Most commonly both obese and underweight people show major signs of Mal-nourishment.
So what is the solution? There is nothing better than a diet of almost totally unprocessed, natural, foods. When we consume processed foods, they are usually filled with flavor enhances, preservatives and other chemicals that are Toxic to our body. These ‘junk’ foods are carefully designed to override our natural ability for satiety, (The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction).
Many blame their weight on their genes, this is not correct, it is the habits of your life that will cause your genes to express themselves.
Poverty and Obesity
We are not a victim of our genes as we once thought. Genes do not control biological expression.
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