San Francisco Vegan Chiropractor Comments on Obesity Epidemic:
According to statistics...over 31% of Americans are obese...which means they weigh 30 lbs or more than they should. Almost 70% of our population is overweight...which means they weigh 10-30 lbs more than they should. In addition, the amount of children that are obese and overweight is sky-rocketing.
Along with our obesity epidemic comes much sickness and disease. Diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, colon and rectal cancer, breast cancer, degenerative joint disease, and more.
It's spiraling out of control. And the treatment and advice that is being disseminated is NOT working, because it doesn't get to the root of the problem...our food choices.
I just spent several hours reading some very well respected websites on nutrition and weight loss...and for the most part the advice is worthless...it involves cutting back on portions (of the junk we should avoid) which means you have to go hungry...which is impossible to sustain. You will never win the battle with the hunger drive.
I guess it's just the way it is...the status quo. Well...we can still think for ourselves and search out truth. For those that are interested I write this blog. A diet centered around plant foods solves most of our weight gain and diseases of excess problems...yet the mainstream ignores this fact.
I guess we will just keep inflating our populations waistlines. We are on track to have a 76% overweight population, with a 40% obesity rate by 2015...along with all the health problems that go with it. But you don't have to be a part of it...because you and only you decide what goes in your mouth...and your childrens mouths.
There is plenty of great information out there...especially at websites like www.drmcdougall.com.