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World Health Organisation, obesity rates fact sheet, update Oct 2017
World Health Organisation latest obesity rates fact sheet released today and here is the link http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/
To say there is a catastrophic problem in society today is becoming an understatement. The paragraph below is taken from the WHO update attached is particularly disturbing.
“The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents aged 5-19 has risen dramatically from just 4% in 1975 to just over 18% in 2016. The rise has occurred similarly among both boys and girls: in 2016 18% of girls and 19% of boys were overweight. While just under 1% of children and adolescents aged 5-19 were obese in 1975, more 124 million children and adolescents (6% of girls and 8% of boys) were obese in 2016”.
The WHO update goes on to say what causes obesity and overweight, here is the extract.
What causes obesity and overweight?
“The fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Globally, there has been: an increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fat; and an increase in physical inactivity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization”.
This is now old science and is incorrect, all calories are different, because they are metabolised in the liver in different ways depending on the source. Fundamentally the problem is processed sugar, our daily intake has gone through the roof in the last 100 years and especially in the last 40 years since the invention of the ‘western diet’. In the liver Fructose calories are metabolised into fat and stored as fat, the fructose also interrupts the hormones that communicate to the brain to say you are full and therefore cause people to continue eating.
This is very complex but we now understand the biochemistry as to what happens. Bottom line, we do not need a single teaspoon of processed sugar in our diets and that is at the root of very serious pandemic. Governments are controlled by the Corporates and will not do anything about it. A sugar tax on fizzy drinks is just a small gesture and will have no impact on the rising numbers. Fructose is also very addictive and the food companies know this, the more sugar they can put into a product the more you will buy it.
There is also an epidemic of obese 6 month old babies.
The stats on CVD, obesity and diabetes are getting worse and worse, which is crippling the NHS as we all know and in a world where we have information overload to everything 24/7, 365, many people seem to be rushing like Lemmings to the cliff edge thinking that the NHS is going to fix us when we get sick, bonkers, bonkers, bonkers.
We have to use this information to somehow get the message across to people as to what is happening to our health.
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Did you know only 10% of your cells contain your DNA, the rest of you are micro-organisms, over 100 trillion of them! There are over 10,000 species with most of them living happily in your gut and is called the Microbiome.
The Microbiome is a major part of your immune system and governs your general health and wellness. The microbes living in your body
Science is discovering for the first time how an out of balance Microbiome is causing major problems in the 21st Century and is at the root of many of the autoimmune diseases we see today, including Celiac disease, Diabetes, IBS, Obesity and many more.
However, as ‘know-all’ 21st Century beings we are in danger of taking our eye of the ball and not realising that we have already created a toxic environment to good health. This is a paradox because we should be looking forward to a longer healthier life because of the scientific discoveries and knowledge we have accumulated over the last 100 years. Instead we are looking down the barrel where our children may not live as-long-as the current generation and that to me is frightening and unacceptable.
Something is very wrong, “Houston we have a problem”, it is a complex problem but fundamentally it is intertwined with the relationship that we all have through the NHS to the Pharmaceutical industry and to the foods we eat.
The biggest problem in the UK is that most people do not take personal responsibility for their health; they wait until they become sick and then go and see their very busy and stressed out doctor, who in a 10-minute appointment is all too happy to prescribe prescription medication especially when they are pressurised to do it by the patient, who through general ignorance of health and wellness needs to come away from the consultation with a fix, whatever that is.
This ignorance to health and wellness is causing people to take wrong options when healthier solutions are available. These solutions involve our understanding of current scientific thinking and results of new studies.
The wide-spread use of antibiotics in particular is having an adverse effect on the health of our microbiome. Did you know for example that a 10-day course of antibiotics can knock out a third of your microbiome and if these are prescribed on a frequent basis you will be opening yourself up to potentially causing autoimmune syndromes and diseases. And yet we still dispense antibiotics in phenomenal amounts.
It is not only antibiotics that are adversely effecting your microbiome, it is the foods we eat and the environment we live in.
Resetting your Microbiome
Protecting and supporting good microbes is just as important as eliminating bad ones. We want to help you do both by purifying the microbiome. I am an Elite Health Coach with Synergy Worldwide and Synergy have just launched a patent-pending 21-day Detox and Purification program that will reset your microbiome and get you back on the road to feeling great again. If you would like more information on this please contact me.