Obesity or Greed Epidemic? by Maria Dorfner

I wrote this in 2005, fifteen tears ago. As we now face a global health epidemic with Covid-19, we’re seeing how this Greed Epidemic correlates to poor health outcomes, as obesity predisposes people to far worse outcomes if they contract Covid-19. That’s not stigma or shaming. It’s reality. Lifestyle and behavioral changes can do a lot to prevent illness. Some are genetically predisposed for obesity, but they too can make lifestyle changes when they are aware of it. Everyone needs to be proactive about their health, because as long as people profit from you being sick, there is no incentive for them to make you healthy. If you need to drive or walk further to get healthy food in your neighborhood, do it. If you need to move more, do it. No one can do that for you. Stay informed. Know who profits from you being sick, and who has your best interests at heart.

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Today, as some docs want to regulate toxic sugar I’m reminded of a blog I wrote on this day in ’05:

June 4, 2005 – Every day we are bombarded with media messages about the “obesity epidemic“.  The AP puts a new story on its wires and TV news writers end up rewriting the wire copy for broadcast, so the propaganda ends up in our living rooms.

Who is distributing the Press Release? What is their motive? What have they got to gain by scaring the public into believing we’ve all got one foot in the grave? Turns out, a lot of folks have a lot of money to gain.

In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO), officially declared obesity a disease. You can’t declare something a disease unless it’s widespread and statistics back it up. Recently, we have seen how the Centers of Disease Control (CDC)…

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