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Obesity and being over weight is one huge cash cow health issue - no pun intended. It is interesting that solutions coming from people who should be experts in the field only seldom directly address the problem for what it really is. Instead, the issue is sometimes being side-stepped and real causes are rarely mentioned to make room for expensive and often questionable products and treatments that enable more than help.
Weight gain used to be a simple matter of over eating, and essentially, it still is but, at present there are other more complex factors contributing to weight gain and obesity that have never existed before. Certainly there are lifestyle factors involved but, the weight gain explosion of the past 10 to 20 years is historically unprecedented.
Today, our food itself is questionable along with the cocktail of chemicals that have been mixed in with it. Between the food growing and processing practices, never, ever before in human history has the food itself been so completely compromised as to bring the food itself into question leaving us to wonder whether it is still food at all.
These chemicals, artificial ingredients and additives being added to foods have no food value. They're being added to do everything from preserve the food, to create cravings for it. Today, there are people who get drug-addict-like "shakes" from not having their fix of certain specific processed foods. These sorts of things and what is causing them are rarely if ever being addressed openly. In the place of logical and plausible explanations or solutions, very thin explanations designed to skirt the issue altogether are concocted and fed to us through the news media . . . and we all know that everything on the news is always true - right?
This might all sound completely crazy but, here are some of the explanations for weight gain that have been presented on the evening news:
On one report, it was matter-of-factly that "Weight gain was contagious; the result of the company you keep." - How? Does it just rub off? Yes, people who know each other socially may have similar eating habits but, why didn't that produce over weight people 30 years ago????
NO mention of the food being eaten.
It was even suggested that "the cause of being overweight is a virus." - Where has that virus been hiding for the past 5 thousand years?
NO mention of the food being eaten.
. . . weight gain was blamed on genetics - Really, where were all the over weight relatives of those who are now over weight, 30 years ago? Did it skip the previous 50 generations only to show up all at once in a population that had never previously been over weight?
Again, NO mention of the food being eaten.
It is obvious to any thinking person that these are not even remotely plausible explanations. They are made up sound bytes, thinly veiled attempts to make it appear as though the problem is caused entirely by the people themselves 100% of the time instead of the chemically laced "garbage foods" conveniently and cheaply being made available to them and the industries that created them. Anything to avoid the simple fact that the overwhelming majority of people who are overweight or obese crave and overeat foods prepared with ingredients (additives) that did not exist 60 years ago.
Of course people have choices but, if you offer them a choice between mediocre, bad and worse - there really isn't much or a choice. There is also the factor of manipulation through mass media and misinformation from "trusted" bodies. Statistically, when a significant number of people have been dumbed down, fed specific information that is then reinforced through "trusted" channels, have been indoctrinated through media and are in a state of complete trust they can be made to accept just about anything - including what they should be eating. For these and other reasons, a large number of people eat what should never have been food in the first place.
The public seems to be coming around to the fact that they have been hammered pretty hard from every possible direction over the past 30 -40 years but, honestly, just how stupid do they think the public is? Anyone who would actually be convinced of these type of ridiculous explanations is likely to believe just about anything that they are told.
To quote Abraham Lincoln:
"You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
It looks like we are getting closer to that last point.
Why is this even happening? Just follow the activities of those who make the additives, suggest expensive cures, influence policies, and feed the media their information and you'll come closer to a plausible explanation for why 1/3 to 1/2 of North Americans are obese and sick.
It is not the latest technologies that sustain a society, it's the food that sustains the people which make a society possible. When we lose site of this fundamental fact, we lose ourselves. If a nation is not willing to ensure that the majority of its citizens have constantly good healthy food to regularly eat; the bodies and minds of the population will crumble and with it so will their nation.
Laws intended to protect food safety are not written to protect food quality, only the interests of those who want to control the entire food supply.
Solutions to personal problems can only to be found personally. Look for local organic food supplies if you want to solve the food problem.