This thinly veiled attempt at once again making obesity a political issue is disgusting. The picture of the woman leaving the tennis match is a red flag. This is especially touchy to me because I have a sibling who is overweight. She was only diagnosed with low thyroid this past year…something I knew she probably had for several years. However, the dumbass doctor prescribed levoxyl, which did nothing for her. I tried to explain about the T3, but apparently did a lousy job of it.
As the first commenter posted, it totally ignores the impact that GM food has had on that growing number of obese Americans. A new aspect–that the pesticides in GM foods remain inside our intestines. Holy crap.
Here’s another blog on the topic. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that obesity rates started to go up after the introduction of GM foods.
Here’s another link. It notes that obesity is caused by several factors, which I agree…but to the extent of the epidemic…how is it possible that such a huge number of the population suddenly became sedentary, ate too many calories, etc., etc. at the same period of time? Doesn’t make sense. And the fact that people’s abdomens are swollen is a red flag of Celiac, or probably in this case, gluten intolerance from GM foods…
And being overweight does not necessarily mean someone is unhealthy. It’s only ONE indicator of a person’s health. It’s also once again giving waaay too much power to the medical profession, which is not about healing, but about making $$$. I smell a scheme for making a profit off of it. Just watch, you’ll see some hair-brained program sponsored by a brain dead politician….
I flipped over to the Mormon channel over the weekend, where they had doctors on a program talking about heart health. The minute they cite “cholesterol” as a factor in heart disease, I know that they are parrots just restating what they’ve been told, not what they have discovered with reading about the start of the cholesterol fallacy. <flips channel>
Everything we’ve needed for maintaining health has been given to us by nature…unfortunately, we’ve lost a lot of that wisdom our ancestors knew due to the overwhelming power of the medical profession. Let’s hope that we can wake up in time to stop the spread of GM into all of nature. This is not good, folks, if nature loses its ability to produce a plant with healing properties, and instead produces one with genetic mutilation that no longer provides its healing powers.
For example, the dandelion, a much hated “weed” has wonderful stores of Vitamins C and A and is valuable to detox the body. Yet, it is scorned as a bothersome nuisance. It’s all a matter of perspective, folks. Wonderful post here. about it.