According to national statistics within the US, the number of those who are overweight or obese continues to rise. Currently, about 65% of the US population is overweight, 19% of which are children between the ages of 5-11. As a note, only 2-3 decades ago, only 4% of children within that age range were overweight. Despite advances in medicine and technology, conditions associated with obesity have also been increasing. More and more people are becoming overweight or obese and relying on prescription drugs – what is going on?
I have observed, along with a few researchers done internationally, that there might be a hidden cause to this obesity epidemic: TOXINS accumulating in the body. For over a decade, I’ve observed how difficult it can be for some to lose weight due the amount of toxins present in their bodies. This is basically the cause of the so-called “slow metabolism”, which is the primary reason for obesity and its related health conditions.
Some experts attribute the hypothyroidism epidemic to the “healthy” chemicals that have been added to the products we use. It is estimated that approximately 40% of women suffer from hypothyroidism. Furthermore, as hypothyroidism is linked to having a “slow metabolism”, it is likely that this is also the cause of the increasing amount of people who are overweight or obese, which currently consists of about 65% of the population.
In the United States, during the 1940s, a new chemical was introduced into the water we drink: fluoride. The purpose of this chemical was to help prevent toothdecay. However, this substance, although considered harmless enough to add to water and toothpaste, was also used in the past as a powerful, prescribed medication to help reduce the excessive function of the thyroid gland, as with those who suffer from hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid). In short, fluoride reduces the function of the thyroid, and for those with a normal or already slow thyroid will undoubtedly experience problems along the line.
A sweet and powerful addiction
When we think of an addiction, we usually associate the term with commonly known addictive substances, like nicotine, alcohol and various street drugs (heroin, cocaine, etc). However, there are certain foods that have a similar addictive power over us which, just like these other substances, can be very difficult to control.
An addiction is an uncontrollable impulse that dominates a person. It is something that is stronger than one’s will. A true addiction always has a destabilizing effect on the emotions and can cloud judgment. On top of it all, when an addict is unable to acquire the substance they are addicted to, they will feel terrible.