Does it suggest anything to you?
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Does it suggest anything to you?
Here’s the top 10 fattest countries in the world in 2016. The top of the list might surprise you:
The number one country is Kuwait and number 2 is Saudi Arabia, and the list contains several other Muslim countries with hot climates. So why?
There’s a simple possible explanation. When it’s hot you need to drink a lot. And if you’re Muslim you’re not likely to drink alcohol. So what will it be? For many people it’s soda or other sugary drinks. The number one thing that makes people fat.
According to a new study, the average waist size is increasing in U.S. teens, even as obesity rates possibly stabilize.
The problem? Youth seem to be gaining fat and losing muscle.
Is it possible to be malnourished, anemic and obese at the same time? The answer is a definite yes according to the Global Nutrition Report.
How can obesity and malnourishment be common at the same time? The answer is that people in poorer countries to a large degree rely on cheap carbs drained of all nutrients. And more ironically – these foods are often even recommended.
We need to stop promoting bad carbs (like bread) as health foods and instead recommend higher quality foods to people who need them – like meat, natural fats and vegetables.
In March the latest version of the official UK Eatwell Guide was publicized, recommending people to base their meals on bread, rice, pasta and potatoes. Dietary expert Dr. Zoe Harcombe has this to say:
I would call this the “EatBadly” plate rather than the “EatWell” plate.
The Government’s most recent recommendations could lead to both weight gain and type 2 diabetes according to Dr. Harcombe. And she points out that there is no credible evidence supporting the Eatwell Guide.
On a side note almost half of the reference group that assisted in designing the graphic for the Eatwell plate were representatives of the food industry.
Since children and adolescents are at much greater risk of developing modern day diseases such as obesity early on in their lives, even medical advancement will perhaps not ensure that coming generations live longer. They could be the first generation to have lower life expectancies than their parents.
Ludwig suggests that the public health approach towards obesity has been massively wrong, and that it has even contributed to the epidemic. The standard advice – “eat less and run more” – hasn’t worked, since it can lower our metabolism and increase our hunger.
So what’s Ludwig’s suggested alternative? By instead working with our biology and avoiding refined carbohydrates, we might avoid obesity and related diseases. And this could help our children live longer lives.
Vanilla donuts? At an obesity conference? In what way is that different from handing out cigarettes at a cancer conference?
The worst thing is that this is par for the course. Most obesity experts are simply clueless about the true causes of obesity. Because a calorie is not a calorie. And eating vanilla donuts is not the same thing as eating broccoli.
Here are a few earlier, even scarier, examples of ignorance: Continue Reading →
This is simply not OK:
The next generation of senior citizens will be sicker and costlier to the health care system over the next 14 years than previous generations, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. We’re talking about you, baby boomers.
There is no good reason why people should get more obese and diabetic. We have the knowledge to fix this problem, so let’s do it.
Most of what we’ve been told about healthy eating is wrong – and we should be eating more fat. This according to a new report from a UK health charity. Clearly they are right.
The report resulted in lots of massive headlines in the UK today:
Learn more about the Public Health Collaboration and their report here: