I am getting hundreds of emails from readers and patients desiring to lose weight. They come from all over the Planet. Evidently, those areas of the World that in the past had very little obesity, are now being caught up in a new type of Pandemic: METABOLIC DISEASE.
OBESITY IS A DISEASE. It is a disease like Malaria or any other infectious disease such as Small Pox or Polio. It has spread like an infectious disease. First appearing in the U.S. then going to Europe, and now found in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The Latin Americans and Asians were never obese. Today, in all large metropolitan areas, you can see fat people, their faces round and plump and their bellies sticking out, trudging through the streets where ten years ago, only thin, normal faces and bodies prevailed.
A DISEASE OF BIG BUSINESS
In my mind, there is no doubt that this is a disease of Big Business. McDonald’s, Burger King, and other chain restaurants in coordination with the commodity giants like Cargill and Monsanto have banded together to produce food that is cheap but deadly.
Cheap deadly food is the cause, and lazy indifferent minds are the victims.
The Commodity Giants are pressuring the poor farmers across the globe to grow Genetically Modified Food (GM Food). They tell the farmers that the GM Crops are resistant to plant disease and produce larger harvests. In addition, they bribe the local governments to allow the use of GM seeds. Their goal is to increase their profit.
The Commodity Giants want farmers all over the world to buy and use their GM seeds. Since the GM Seeds are patented, they can force the farmers to pay high prices for the seeds by taking the farmers to court and having the local government enforce the laws of patent protection.
This clever scheme is being used in the poorest countries, such as, India and Haiti. The rich countries such as Australia, Canada and Europe, do not permit the use of GM Seeds! The scientists of the rich countries have discovered that the plants produced by the GM Seeds are dangerous to the environment.
They monopolize the land by spreading from planted areas to unplanted areas and then surviving in the face of insect attacks. Such survival seems to be beneficial; however, the plants that survive produce seeds that are totally new on this planet. These seeds, when eaten by humans or other animals, cause defects in their DNA, and thereby produce OBESITY amongst other diseases.
The most popular of GM seeds are corn, wheat, soy and rice.
It is almost impossible to avoid eating these seeds, since they are the foundation of the cuisine of almost every country in the world. Yet, these seeds have the molecules of pesticides incorporated within their structure. These pesticide molecules protect the plant from destruction by insects! BUT, do you want to eat Pesticides with your food on a daily basis?
If you live in the U.S.A., or a poor country of the world, you are probably eating pesticides every time you consume a food made from Corn, Wheat, Soy or Rice!
GM Foods are one of the leading causes of obesity across the world.
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
Going one step further, the exceedingly shrewd marketing people in the large commodity companies, had their scientists develop a a product that food manufacturers would find cheap but easy to use. This product is HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is made through a complex process which uses several enzymes and high temperatures. The total process has been patented by Monsanto, one of the largest commodity corporations. This entire system is a form of economic conquest.
In the past, if a country wanted to conquer the world; it would build a strong army, it would invade a country, it then would leave a contingent of soldiers to keep the local population subdued. And it would then invade another country.
The commodity corporations build a strong army by research and development of a GM seed, and then by patenting that GM seed. They then invade a weak and poor country, convincing the farmers and government to use their new GM seeds. After conquering the country by having all farmers use their GM seeds, they leave a contingent of LAWYERS who sue any farmer who does not use their seeds.
The use of HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP is the last step. HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP imparts a sweet taste to any food which has it as a component. Since it is a liquid which does not spoil, food manufacturers have used it extensively in most of their products. It is found in pastries, cereals and sweet drinks. Look on the ingredients list, and you will see it, if you live outside of Australia, Canada and Europe.
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF OBESITY
High Fructose Corn Syrup causes obesity by changing sugars into fats that are then stored in the fat deposits of the body. In men, these deposits are in the abdomen. In women, these deposits are found in the hips and buttocks.
There is an immense amount of literature on the internet which explains the mechanisms of how High Fructose Corn Syrup causes obesity. (I will not bore the reader by repeating all this information.)
SECOND CAUSE OF OBESITY
The second most powerful cause of obesity is the unconscious desire to eat more calories than are necessary for your daily activities. Eating is a universal drive amongst all animals. Like sex and procreation, eating is necessary for survival of the individual and the specie. The Fast Food Industry knows this and are capitalizing on this drive in order to make astounding profits.
McDonald’s is one of the most profitable corporations in the world. With the entire world in an economic depression, McDonald’s continues to make profits everywhere. People, under the pressure of the Eating Drive, cannot resist the temptation of McDonald’s Fast Food.
Last night, while eating in a Turkish restaurant and being served by a young lady from Lithuania, I asked her about the cuisine of Lithuania. To my surprise, she answered: “We have a lot of McDonald’s restaurants and they know how to make Lithuanian food. We all like it.”
It had never occurred to me that McDonald’s had invaded this small country on the Baltic Sea. But, MacDonald’s has invaded every country on this Planet!
THE U.S.A., IN TERMS OF FOOD, HAS CONQUERED THE ENTIRE WORLD! NOW, WE KNOW WHY WE HAVE WORLD- WIDE OBESITY
It is very clear that American companies have captured the food ingredients that are used by over 90 percent of the World’s population. And, American companies, have captured the prepared food outlets across the Planet. Is there any wonder why there is a Pandemic of obesity on this particular Planet?
WHAT DO DO ABOUT OBESITY?
If we understand WHY there is a pandemic of obesity, we can use that information to extricate our self from our personal obesity.
THERE ARE TWO MAJOR CAUSES:
1. EATING GM GRAINS (CORN, WHEAT, SOY AND RICE)
2. EATING FAST FOOD.
In my opinion, if we avoid these two areas, we will be on the road to avoiding obesity. Thus, we must understand in detail our eating habits and the reasons why we eat certain foods.
We can then substitute other foods for those that contribute to our obesity. We can also learn ways in which the excess calories already in our body in the form of fat deposits can be eliminated. We have developed a calculator that permits the reader to calculate time and calories as a road map to weight loss.