Our bodies were designed to protect us and help us survive…
Today the topic we have chosen is not related to any of our products, and will not be advertising any other new superfoods that we have discovered.
Today we will be covering one of the deadliest diseases on this planet.
The disease arrived some time during the industrial revolution in the 1800’s and has been growing rapidly ever since.
Now, it is the single largest cause of death to ever have existed, killing over 2.8 million humans directly every year, and millions more due to side effects.
But somehow, it is being pushed under the rug.
Many of you may have thought that today we would be discussing the Corona pandemic, but began to question that when I mentioned that it arrived in the 1800’s.
Obesity can be caused by a wide variety of things, yet the leading one is a comfortable life in a First-World Country.
It is ironic to think that the mechanism that was put in place to protect and preserve us is currently leading people to the grave, and it is another beautiful testament of how everything needs to hang in the balance.
Fat cells are stored by the body in order to save up energy in times where energy is plenty, in order to convert it into tangible energy when we need it most.
Fat is a necessary thing, which is why we also see thousands die from eating disorders like anorexia, because our body needs a reasonable amount to survive.
But what happens when energy is plentiful, all the time?
What happens when energy is in the surplus?
While our body is a wonderful machine that can adapt very well to different situations, it cannot adapt to what is technically a good situation.
So the body does exactly what it is meant to do, it creates more fat cells, and stores them for a later use, a use that will most likely never happen.
The physical impact of obesity is well known, but recent studies from Canada seem to indicate that there is a large association between brain function and being overweight.
It has been found that being overweight can and does decrease processing speed (how fast your brain can think and solve problems) and general cognitive ability.
Obesity does so much damage in our world, but no-one wants to talk about it!
The dangers of obesity can hardly be argued with, yet some people still do it. This group or movement is largely referred to as the body positivity movement, who’s main message is, “Our bodies are perfect as they are, and we are proud of them”.
Now, that is not to say that being overweight should make you feel ashamed of it, but it is not something we should strive to achieve and then be proud of it.
These people just want an easy way out, and can’t accept that their lifestyle may not be the best thing for them.
We will not get into the body positivity movement here, but we do want to mention that obesity does have one upside - you can recover, it is not a life sentence, and there are millions of people who will stand by your side and help you overcome this hurdle.
That is, it for this week’s newsletter.
Here is a reminder that these are not just for you, there may be someone in your life who needs to read or hear something like this, we know it’s not an easy conversation to have, but it’s a necessary one in order to live a long and fulfilling life.
Thank you to everyone with us on this journey to health and vitality, and for supporting us as we show you more of the goodness earth has in store for you.
Take care, best