Statistics show that millions of people, around the world, are overweight and at risk of developing serious health issues. But it never used to be like that 30, 40, or more years ago. So why has the population become so fat in recent times? What is causing this global problem?
Can Modern Medicine Cure Obesity?
Many people, including highly educated professionals, are now of the opinion that with contemporary, western medicine, obesity can never be cured.
Why Can not Obesity be Cured?
The answer is becoming more obvious everyday. Contemporary medicine uses drugs that are designed to treat the symptoms of the disease, but never deals with the root cause of the problem.
Why Not Treat the Root Cause of Obesity?
Modern medicine has not found the root cause of obesity. In fact, doctors acknowledge they have no idea what really causes obesity.
Obesity really only exists in the Western world. The condition practically does not exist in “undeveloped” parts of the world. And the rapid increase in obesity has only happened in the last 50 years.
There needs to be a lot more medical research into the cause and effects of obesity before doctors can start prescribing a simple drug remedy.
Does it make sense to take drugs if doctors do not know what causes obesity or how to cure it?
No, but many people do just that. Doctors are happily prescribing all types of drugs to alleviate the symptoms of obesity. Surgeons even perform radical lap band surgery on the stomaches of very obese patients. But what are the risks and possible side effects of these procedures? For most people who are mildly to moderately overweight drugs or surgery is not an option.
What is Really Causing this Global Obesity Problem?
The answer is beginning to become apparent to medical researchers and professionals.
Obesity is not a disease. So it can not be simply cured with medicine.
As obesity was less of an issue in our society 50 years ago it must be our modern lifestyle causing obesity. What else could it be?
The “Root Cause” of Obesity is Our Modern Lifestyle
In the last 50 to 100 years we have dramatically changed our diet in the developed world. Second world and third world countries do not have an obesity problem because their diet and lifestyles have not been significantly affected by modern food production and processing.
In the developed world we are eating more calories, more processed foods and getting much less exercise.
What is the Answer to Obesity?
People with obesity need to change their diets to reduce the consumption of fast and processed foods. They need to increase their intake of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink more water. This will eventually lead to improved health and improve the performance of their bodily functions.
Obese people also need to get more exercise into their daily routines.
Of course, this is much easier spoken than achieved but if you want to lose weight that's what you have to do.