FRANKENFAT- The obesity epidemic is getting worse and worse, and it has spread from America to most other developed countries now. Government authorities and other groups claim to be trying to combat obesity, but the problem is that the very cause of obesity (or at least a contributing cause) may be a major moneymaker for American Companies.
New studies have found that our food supply is chock-full of non-food ingredients that have been connected to obesity for years. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is one such chemical, and was actually created in a lab to increase the appetite of lab rats and make them overeat and become overweight. The purpose was to study obesity and the changes it makes in the body.
Now, food manufacturers try to put MSG in everything. Why? It makes you eat more of their products. In fact, when the public found out how bad MSG was, the food companies tried to change the name of MSG so we wouldn’t know when we were eating foods containing this ‘weight gain’ chemical. The government allowed them to do this.
FRANKENCHEMICALS- Other additives to our food supply are also being linked with obesity and ill-health. We now have new microorganisms entering our food supply and colonizing in our intestines – microbes our bodies have never seen before and do not quite know how to react. More and more of our foods are being irradiated, killing the nutrients but keeping the calories. It is estimated that we are being exposed to 10-13 new pesticides per day in our food, water and other beverages.
Another area of concern is all the hormones that are being added to our food supply. Food suppliers are giving animals massive amounts of hormones to make them grow very quickly. Bigger animals that mature in half the natural time bring the food suppliers higher profits. The problem is those same hormones that made the animals mature so quickly and grow so large are still in their tissues when we eat them. Hormones have long been linked to weight gain and many cancers. There are even endocrine-disrupting medications showing up in our tap water now. You cannot change bodily hormones without causing obesity, cancers and other health problems.
THE SOLUTION- Ironically, we all seem to know what is causing the obesity epidemic, yet the government and food suppliers go on telling us they are trying to reduce obesity, all the while not changing the one thing that would make the difference – getting these chemicals out of our foods. We did not have this problem just a few generations ago, when people were eating real food.
Again, using these chemicals in our foods so greatly increase the profits of the food suppliers (and the medical and pharmaceutical groups that treat the illnesses caused by them) that it would cause a major dent in the profitability of these companies if they were forced to take the chemicals out. Evidently, the chemicals in our foods are ‘too big to fail’.
Hope this helps,
Dr Matt and Dr Robin
This week’s bit of Useless Information: Any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax during the time of Peter the Great.
This email is courtesy of Matthew Barnes, D.C. and Robin Barnes, D.C. Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such. They are opinion and are for informational purposes only. None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.