Dr. Eenfeldt And The Food Revolution – AHS 2011

Independence Day is just 2 days away. If you are like me, you love this country and surely can appreciate everything we have. It’s a time to celebrate for sure. At the same time, however, even our forefathers would agree, the health of our nation is at stake. Over the next twenty years, it is predicted that the number of people suffering from severe obesity (BMI > 40) will jump from 5% to 11% (see chart below). From a medical perspective, this is truly horrifying. This is a problem that will affect all of us. Robb Wolf states “As a society we have become so sick, weak, and broken. We accept abnormal as normal. But common is NOT normal.” He is right!

The old dogma (“eat less and exercise more”) clearly is not working. “Calories In, Calories Out” is a failed approach. Gary Taubes discussed this in more detail recently while commenting on a well designed study proving that low carb works better.The reason for that is simple: our biology/physiology is not designed to handle the excess carbohydrate that we have been eating. We are eating this way because of incorrect advice given to us. Low fat, high carb is a failed approach. Counting calories is a failed approach. Albert Einstein said “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” We need to stop ignoring our bodies. We need to stop ignoring basic fundamental principles of physiology.
We have the answer: Eat real food and do it without feeling hungry. Your body will take care of the rest!

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Our Next Biggest Security Threat

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I recieved this article from a friend and thought it was well worth passing on.  Admiral Susan Blumenthal MD discusses how our obesity epidemic is eroding our military.  Couple that with our staggering healthcare costs and you begin to wonder if the United States is to remain competitive in the 21st century.  Of course, insane events such as this one sponsored by Pepsi recently will fail to bring a resolution.

Here is a Great, Great Article – Kudos to the Author

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It is worth your time to read this.  Don’t forget two pieces of whole wheat bread are equivalent to 2 tbsps of sugar.  About the same as a snickers bar.

“A previous attempt to bring in a soda tax was stopped by intense lobbying on Capitol Hill. The soft-drinks industry paid for a new ward at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, and the tax went away. It was a children’s obesity ward.”

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