What are the risk factors associated with obesity? Animals eat impulsively because they are conditioned to do it for survival. For all life on the planet Earth, food is not a choice. It is a daytime job of survival. The hardest thing for an animal in the wilderness is to gain weight. Hardest thing for us is to lose it.
We are maladapted to our habitat. We have evolutionary evolved and conditioned processes that force us to act in an evolutionary protective manner such as overeating on food. For all life on the planet Earth, food is not a choice. The hardest thing for an animal in the wilderness is to gain weight. The hardest thing for us is to lose it.
Nutritional science had explained all of the corelations regarding diseases of affluence and animal food consumption decades ago. In 1977 the push for a change of Dietary Guidelines (McGovern Report) to more plant-based vegan one had been introduced to U.S. Congress.
The balance and coexistence of both medical branches remained equal to about the turn of the century when the new medical treatments emerged that were potentially very profitable. The American Medical Association was joined and influenced by strong financial and controlling forces and transformed medicine into the industry. They sold their interest to the growing industry called medicine dominated by newly founded pharmaceutical companies. Physicians from that time onward in history would be taught pharmaceutical drugs and allopathic forms of interventional medicine for the benefit of the private financial interest of the international banking cartel.
Without vitamin D level optimization we will suffer from a wide range of health issues even if we don’t have a directly visible bone disease. Osteoporosis starts long before and lasts for a long time until the visible effects can be diagnosed.
What happens when our regular metabolism burns energy for life? Some of that energy escapes and does damage to DNA. The higher the metabolism, the higher the damage, and the higher the division. Every time a cell divide it clips the telomere in half.
The paradox of the “Plant Paradox” is that people who eat more lectins (beans and whole grains) have less cancer.
As the level of fat in the bloodstream rises the ability of the body to clear sugar drops. The problem is that we are not designed to cope well with sizable saturated fat intake at a single sitting like carnivorous animals. They can eat to the extreme and we cannot.
Most people have a belief that refined carbs like white rice are terrible and that refined carbohydrates are associated with insulin spikes and diabetes. They are right. However, they are wrong at the same time.
For our entire evolution, we were like any other species on this planet in constant search of food. We were not obese but in a state of constant hunger and constant physical activity. This was the case for all of our ancestor species and that means the time period of 50 million years. The feeling of constant fullness, on the other hand, is not natural, and it is an example of maladaptation.
When we see a hamburger, it is supernormal stimuli. When we see any food item that does not exist in that form in nature, especially if it combines any form of fat and sugar, it is supernormal stimuli. Frequently overeating highly palatable foods saturate the cerebellum with a significant amount of dopamine that forces the brain to ultimately adjusts by desensitizing itself, decreasing the number of cellular receptors that identify and respond to the neurochemical.
In nature, there is no free sugar or free fat. Energy is stored in complex whole food packages and one or the other form. Our brain had never been exposed to refined sugar or fat before and especially never been exposed to a combination of the two in high doses all at once.
Marketed as a wonder of olive oil that had nothing to do with oil of any sort whatsoever except in the measure that it can replace even worse choices like a regular saturated fat like butter and lard. When we talk about the Mediterranean diet in the scientific field, what is implied is the diet on the island of Crete in the post World War 2 era. Also, what comes next is a big question: Why was heart disease rare in the Mediterranean? Meaning on the island of Crete after WW2.
Seventh-day Adventists have a measurable lower risk than other Americans for most of the Western diseases. For last 100 years the Seventh-day Adventist Church had been promoting health behaviors that have become the regular part of daily living. These include not smoking, eating a plant-based diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Over the past 40 years, two Adventist health studies have been conducted involving 22,940 and 34,000 Californian Adventists.
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