Bt Walter Sorochan
Posted April 24, 2012 Disclaimer The information presented here is for informative and educational purposes only and is not intended as curative or prescriptive advice.
Why are you having difficulty losing body fat? What made you fat?
The initial purpose of this article is to explore the complexities and controversy about the causes of obesity, referred to as additives. Doing so requires focusing on this narrow topic at the expense of assuming that related issues about obesity, weight control and health are covered elsewhere.
The video narration by Peter Jennings depicts the essence of this article:
If you viewed the video above, you may feel that you now have enough information to either agree with the video's view of obesity and you can stop here; or, you are not convinced and would like more information; then read on.
Obesity is a problem: " Ninety-five percent of dieters gain their weight back " --- obesity is a real health issue!
The concern about obesity and obesity addictives is more than just what causes obesity and excess belly fat! For many obesity has become a matter of "no money" and postponing attempts to deal with their obesity problem. For unemployed others, it is a matter of surviving with obesity as a personal health life style. It is also about everyone kicking the solution of obesity and health problems further down the road! We have many self-professed experts and researchers but no real game changers! Many weight loss marketers try but they are inept in fixing the obesity problem on a grand scale! Just stop and review [ Peter Jennings video ] how our society deals with obesity and health:
What are obesity addictives?
There are over 14,000 man-made chemicals added to our American food supply today. Starr: food additives to avoid Some of these additives are referred to a addictives. Food additives are substances added to foods and beverages during production for enhanced flavor, texture, taste, appearance or preservation. Many preservatives are among the over 700 additives "generally recognized as safe" by the Food and Drug Administration. These are the “tasty” ingredients that food scientists slip into the food we eat every day that make it almost impossible for us to lose fat (especially around our midsections). Allen: corn syrup danger Food labels do not give us the complete information.
THREE WAYS obesity additives work to make our bellies bulge: Allen: corn syrup danger
Eight most addicting foods:
What do these foods have in them that makes us crave to eat more and more of them?
Studies show that some foods are inherently more addictive than others, producing narcotic-like reactions in our brains which often overcome our will power. In most cases a combination of fats, sugars as well as other addictive chemicals like caffeine trigger feelings of pleasure and well being, which we seek in time of anxiety and stress. Interestingly, stopping consumption of addictive foods can even produce withdrawal symptoms. NewsOne: addicting foods
Common food additives that are linked to excitotoxins include: US Nat Lib Medicine
A Video Interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock on MSG & Brain Damaging excitotoxins Length of Video: 24 minutes:
There are several hormones, genetic components, and secreted factors currently under investigation that have been implicated in the etiology of obesity. Some of these have an effect on long-term control of energy intake [ e.g., leptin, neuropeptide Y ] while others appear to have a short-term impact on energy intake [ e.g., ghrelin, insulin, and cholecystokinin ]. Wilborn and his associates have done a scientific overview of the role that several hormones, neuropeptides, and other factors, may play in development of obesity. Their discussion includes the Metabolic Syndrome that is characterized by a group of metabolic risk factors that include links to central obesity, excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen and numerous metabolic disorders such as blood fat disorders, blood pressure, glucose intolerance, and pro-inflammatory states. Wilborn: theories obesity
A major exitotoxin is high-fructose corn syrup [HFCS]. It is a mixture of the simple sugars fructose and glucose, came into use in the 1970s, is corn subsidized by the US Department of Agriculture, and by 2005 the average American was consuming about 60 pounds of it per year. A new study has "revealed the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1b as a missing link between fructose intake and metabolic disorders," Science Daily: corn syrup addictive
Scientists have clearly linked the rising HFCS consumption to the epidemics of obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in the U.S., and medical researchers have pinpointed various health dangers associated with the consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup [HFCS], compared to regular sugar. Allen: avoid corn syrup
Numerous theories about weight control and obesity are summarized in the references below. While the basic principle of energy balance remains true, several mechanisms—genetic, metabolic, and environmental—can also affect how much you eat and how your body uses and stores energy. Even if the genetic and metabolic components of weight regulation are mostly beyond control, environmental and political factors are controllable and can make a significant impact. By manipulating these factors to your advantage, you can successfully lose weight and keep it off. So ... there is something you can do if you are obese and want to change your life style.
What you can do ... EAT DEFENSIVELY:
Avoid eating foods that are linked to excitotoxins and/or have food additives.
Food labels lack transparency and do not disclose honest ingredients; trust not!
Contact your local congressperson and senator for real legislative changes.
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Adams Mike, "Health Ranger interviews neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock on MSG and brain-damaging excitotoxins," Natural News, April 13, 2012 Adams: Blaylock exitotoxins interview In the following interview, Dr. Russell Blaylock, renowned neurosurgeon, author and researcher, talks to Mike Adams about MSG, aspartame and other brain-damaging excitotoxins that are widely used in our food supply today. Dr. Blaylock is the author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and other important...
Allen David, "Are You Storing Fat Before You Exercise?" David Allen post, November 23, 2010. Allen: storing fat
Allen David, "Food Additives That Add Fat To Your Body," April 10, 2010. Allen: corn syrup danger
Allen David, "For Your Health Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup," David Allen post, July 21, 2009. Allen: avoid corn syrup
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He Ka, "Association of monosodium glutamate intake with overweight in Chinese adults: the INTERMAP Study," Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 August; 16(8): 1875–1880. Published online 2008 May 22. doi: 10.1038/oby.2008.274. He: Monosodium glutamate & weight gain This research provides human data that MSG intake may be associated with increased risk of overweight independent of physical activity and total energy intake.
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Karo, "Irish Cream Pecan Pie," Recipe. Karo: corn syrup pie 1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup in pie
MSGTruth.org, "MSG Information." April 12, 2012. MSG information & charts
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The new study has "revealed the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1b as a missing link between fructose intake and metabolic disorders. The new study in mice sheds light on the insulin resistance that can come from diets loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener found in most sodas and many other processed foods. The report in the March issue of Cell Metabolism also suggests a way to prevent those ill effects.
NewsOne Staff, "Top 7 Addicting Foods," News One, September 22, 2011. NewsOne: addicting foods
Numerous theories about weight control and the cause of obesity persist:
Riess Helen and Mary Dockray-Miller, "Integrative Group Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa," Center for Health Promotion and Wellness. Riese: Set point theory
Science Daily, "Missing Link Between Fructose, Insulin Resistance Found," ScienceDaily, March 3, 2009. Science Daily: corn syrup addictive
Smith Jeffrey M., "Genetically Engineered Foods May Cause Rising Food Allergies—Genetically Engineered Soybeans," Institute for Responsibletechnology, Spilling the Beans newsletter, May 2007. Smith: GM soybean allergy 2007
Tyson Ashley, "Food Additives & Ingredients to Avoid," Livestrong.com, October 12, 2010. Tyson: bad food additives
US National Library of medicine, "Additives," Medline Plus, June 23, 2011. US Nat Lib Medicine
Wilborn Colin and others, "Obesity: Prevalence, Theories, Medical Consequences, Management, and Research Directions," J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2005; 2(2): 4–31; Published online 2005 December 9. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-2-2-4 Wilborn: theories obesity
Wikipedia, Exitotoxins. Wiki: Exitotoxins
Weiss Jean, "12 Food Additives to Avoid By for MSN Health & Fitness," Weiss: Food additives to avoid
Worst Food Additives, "monosodium glutamate, MSG." MSG
Zunker Christie and Nataliya Ivankova, "Applying Grounded Theory to Weight Management among Women: Making a Commitment to Healthy Eating," The Qualitative Report Volume 16 Number 3 May 2011 860-880. Zunker: Eating for weight management