"I think ALL grains are not best for our health, but WHEAT products may be the worst of the worst. So far, I haven’t found a single overweight person who is NOT consuming grains."--Roger Briggs
[Cannabis Oil is starting to get popular as a obesity treatment.]
Raw food and obesity, overweight
[2015 Feb] Research into obesity receives hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding from the junk food industry, report reveals
[2015 Feb] Go on a diet... or lose your benefits: PM vows £500million crackdown on disability handouts
 Antibiotics Make You Fat
[2012 Jan] Gluten confirmed to cause serious weight gain, or 'wheat belly' - scientific research
[vid] Treating diabetes & obesity with cannabis oil
[2012 Aug] Phthalates: Likely Cause of Diabetes and Obesity – and They’re Everywhere!
[2012 Aug] Are antibiotics making your kids obese?
[2011 July] Obesity charity paid £50k in secret by Coca-Cola to promote sweeteners
[2010 Nov] McDonald's and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease, the Guardian has learned.
 The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick by Richard J Johnson
[2009 Sept] On a diet? Then put away those sweeteners... because they may help you GAIN weightObesity epidemic and MSG
Slow Poisoning of America by Donna Russell
Proof MSG Causes Obesity In Experimental Studies
[Newstarget 2005] The link between monosodium glutamate (MSG) and obesity by Dani Veracity
 "LET THEM EAT ANYTHING" by Mary Sparrowdancer
A Fatally Flawed Food Guide by Luise Light, Ed.D
Aspartame & MSG
The Slow Poisoning of America
Junk food conspiracy
See: AMERICAN OBESITY ASSOCIATION
Myth: Exercise makes one lose weight
The first thing that would happen would be an immediate hugely improved infant health (including Aboriginal babies), followed by the disappearance of autism, child diabetes, obesity (yes vaccines cause hyperinsulinaemia which is the underlying problem behind the pandemic of obesity), behavioural and learning difficulties, criminality in young offenders and all those other modern ills in the developed countries. Indeed, people in developing countries without functioning medical system are healthier than babies, children and adults in the developed countries and especially in the United States. American children are the sickest children in the world. This certainly is not a credit to their most expensive medical system. Next time when listening to the news of another school shooting in the United States, just think of their mandatory vaccination policies. The hoax of modern medicine and its toxic medications by Viera Scheibner
 Why NutraSweet Causes Obesity (It isn't Pretty) The drug breaks down in the body to methanol, and further degrades to formalehyde. The human body is not made to absorb formaldehyde and has no idea what to do with it. So the body stores the noxious toxin in fat cells ... and in time the fat is saturated with formaldehyde ... So the brain signals the body for more simple carbohydates - to create enough fat to store the chemical - with a craving for potato chips, donuts, cupcakes and other fattening foods. The poor dieter doesn't understand why the pounds keep piling on, and drinks more diet soda to compensate. Vicious cycle. The cravings for carbohydrates only become more intense; the formaldehyde accretes in the fat cells until the body bloats and disease settles in.
He presented a report that outlined how MSG can affect a fetus before it is even a month old. The placental barrier is not developed and the embryo gets a full dose of whatever chemicals the mother has in her bloodstream. In this first month the brain is forming and glutamate can alter its growth possibly leading to ADHD, and in worse case scenarios, Autism Proof MSG Causes Obesity In Experimental Studies
Where we, the USDA nutritionists, called for a base of 5-9
servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day, it was
replaced with a paltry 2-3 servings (changed to 5-7 servings a
couple of years later because an anti-cancer campaign by another
government agency, the National Cancer Institute,
forced the USDA to adopt the higher standard). Our
recommendation of 3-4 daily servings of whole-grain breads and cereals was
changed to a whopping 6-11 servings forming the base
of the Food Pyramid as a concession to the processed
wheat and corn industries. Moreover, my nutritionist group had placed baked
goods made with white flour — including crackers, sweets and other
low-nutrient foods laden with sugars and fats — at the
peak of the pyramid, recommending that they be eaten
sparingly. To our alarm, in the “revised” Food Guide, they were now made part of
the Pyramid’s base. And, in yet one more assault on dietary logic,
changes were made to the wording of the dietary
guidelines from “eat less” to “avoid too much,” giving a nod to
the processed-food industry interests by not limiting highly
profitable “fun foods” (junk foods by any other name)
that might affect the bottom line of food companies.
But even this neutralized wording of the revised Guidelines created a firestorm of angry responses from the food industry and their Congressional allies who believed that the “farmers’ department” (USDA) should not be telling the public to eat less of anything, including saturated fat and cholesterol, meat, eggs and sugar.
I vehemently protested that the changes, if followed, could lead to an epidemic of obesity and diabetes — and couldn’t be justified on either health or nutritional grounds. To my amazement, I was a lone voice on this issue, as my colleagues appeared to accept the “policy level” decision. Over my objections, the Food Guide Pyramid was finalized, although it only saw the light of day 12 years later, in 1992. Yet it appears my warning has come to pass. A Fatally Flawed Food Guide by Luise Light, Ed.D
Specifically targeted are healthcare professionals and the weight-control industry for their blitzkrieg of propaganda. In reality, aspartame has caused an epidemic of obesity. Sharon Fowler's study at the University of Texas reported in 2005 used eight years of data and linked diet drinks to obesity. Again, in February 2008, a Purdue study found artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain. Even in the May l985 Senate Congressional Record, Dr. Richard Wurtman's affidavit was quoted wherein he attested that aspartame makes users crave carbohydrates so that they actually gain weight. Curtain Fall on the Aspartame Follies By Betty Martini, D.Hum
In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so the scientists have to create them. They make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with MSG when they are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and humans?) to become obese. They even have a title for the race of fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats". Slow Poisoning of America by Donna Russell
Now, one of the things we're hearing a lot about is childhood obesity. One early observation with exitotoxicity is it makes animals grossly obese...............Here the government has all these big plans for controlling carbohydrate intake and controlling cereals and sugar and all that. Those things add to the problem, because what we find in MSG-exposed animals is that they prefer carbohydrates and sugars over protein-rich foods. That was one of the characteristics of this type of obesity. It's very difficult to exercise the weight off and almost impossible to diet it off. The appetite is out of control, but the metabolism is also out of control. They have metabolic syndrome on top of obesity, and so then you have a state of leptin insensitivity. [pdf] An interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock
In his fascinating book, "Paradox of Plenty," Harvey Wallenstein give a detailed explanation of the philosophy and growth of the food industry from 1930 to 1990. He lays out in explicit detail the corrupt thinking and proves with thousands of referenced articles how the American food industry has put packaging, flavor, advertising gimmicks, clowns, etc., ahead of the all important reason for eating food — nutrition. "Paradox of Plenty" is a scholarly work that fully indicates the food industry as the super cause of American obesity and runaway sickness costs. I recommend it as a "must read." BEATING THE FOOD GIANTS by Paul A. Stitt
Well, the Food Giants aren't the only ones getting huge on processed foods — Americans are, too. Americans take in far too many calories and exercise far too little; the result is obesity. Today obesity strikes some three million adolescents and 30 to 40% of all adults. And the problem gets worse as you get older: 60 to 70% of all Americans over the age of 40 are overweight. Obesity is a killer. It is considered one of the primary contributing factors in cardiovascular disease, a scourge which took the lives of 440 of every 100,000 people in the U.S. in 197819 and even more in 1992. Obesity can also lead to hypertension (high blood pressure), atherosclerosis, hernia, gallbladder disease, diabetes mellitus and liver diseases. Researchers also believe that obesity can increase the risk of many types of cancer, including colon cancer, cancer of the uterus and female kidney cancer. In fact, nearly all of the leading causes of death in this country can be traced, at least in part, back to obesity, and the millions who have lost their health to these diseases are victims of the Food Giants. BEATING THE FOOD GIANTS by Paul A. StittOlney, J.W. "Brain Lesions, Obesity, and Other Disturbances in Mice Treated with Monosodium glutamate." Sci. 165(1969): 719-271. Humans also lack a blood-brain barrier in the hypothalamus, even as adults. It is for this reason that Dr. Olney and other neuroscientists are so concerned about the widespread and heavy use of excitotoxins, such as MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and cysteine, as food additives. In his experiments Dr. Olney found that high-dose exposure to MSG caused hypoplasia of the adenohypophysis of the pituitary and of the gonads, in conjunction with low hypothalamic, pituitary, and plasma levels of LH, growth hormone, and prolactin. When doses below toxic levels for hypothalamic cells were used, he found a rapid elevation of LH and a depression of the pulsatile output of growth hormone. In essence, these excitotoxins can cause severe pathophysiological changes in the central endocrine control system. Many of these dysfunctional changes can occur with subtoxic doses of MSG. One can speculate that chronic exposure to these neurotoxins could cause significant alterations in the function of the hypothalamus, including its non-endocrine portions. -----Excitotoxins by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 263
"Consuming MSG leads to obesity"
Early exposure in life to high doses of glutamate, or the other excitotoxins, could theoretically produce a whole array of disorders much later in life, such as obesity, impaired growth, endocrine problems, sleep difficulties, emotional problems including episodic anger, and sexual psycho-pathology. ---Excitotoxins by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 89
The stress-induced abnormalities in blood-brain barrier permeability suggest differing MSG effects dependent on existing states of relaxation or stresses. The suggestive evidence for MSG-induced neuroendocrine effects is substantial, coupled with the observation of increased obesity in children.----In Bad Taste by George R Schwartz MD, page 39
With this enormous consumption of foods laced with MSG additives, it is no wonder that we have an obesity problem in this country, especially when you combine the hypothalamic lesion caused by MSG to the high-fat and -carbohydrate diets of young people. Of particular concern is the suggestion that MSG ingested by pregnant women may actually cause this lesion in children while they are still in the womb.----Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 180
This also means that, while pregnant, mothers of diabetic children also consumed very large amounts of these excitotoxin-containing foods. Also, many parents feed their babies table food from an early age—food often laced with large amounts of MSG. In addition, large numbers of babies are also fed formula, and many formulas are known to be high in excitotoxins such as caseinate. I have already cited studies showing that gross obesity is frequently linked to excessive MSG consumption in test animals.---Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 182
Particularly disturbing is the later obesity after MSG exposure during the neonatal and infant period even after only a short or limited exposure. ----In Bad Taste by George R Schwartz MD, page 22
With all of these endocrine malfunctions you would expect these mice to develop abnormally, and they do. Consistently, the animals exposed to MSG were found to be short, grossly obese, and had difficulty with sexual reproduction. One can only wonder if the large number of people having difficulty with obesity in the United States is related to early exposure to food additive excitotoxins since this obesity is one of the most consistent features of the syndrome. One characteristic of the obesity induced by excitotoxins is that it doesn't appear to depend on food intake. This could explain why some people cannot diet away their obesity. It is ironic that so many people drink soft drinks sweetened with NutraSweet® when aspartate can produce the exact same lesions as glutamate, resulting in gross obesity. The actual extent of MSG induced obesity in the human population is unknown. ----Excitotoxins by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 81
"Animal studies demonstrate link between MSG and obesity"
The obesity effect of MSG in animals requires evaluation since unexplained obesity is increasing in our population, along with hypertension and diabetes. MSG-induced obesity in animals may carry long-term significance for humans. ---In Bad Taste by George R Schwartz MD, page 22
Since his early observation, other studies have confirmed that MSG causes gross obesity in animals. At an international neuroscience meeting, Dr. Olney was asked if he thought the reason Americans were so obese was, in fact, due to their high consumption of MSG additives. The question was never answered, but since that conference in the 1970s, America has undergone this virtual epidemic of gross obesity, especially among its youth. ---Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 180
This MSG-induced obesity was characterized by a preference for carbohydrates and an aversion for more nutritious foods, just as we are now witnessing in our youth. Also, excess weight was extremely difficult to exercise off or diet off in these experimental animals. ---Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 182