The New England Journal of Medicine tells us what we already know… but won’t admit.
We spend a lot of time fearing unknowns, then ignore what’s staring us in the face.
We’re in a world in denial.
And I’m not talking about people who think the world is flat.
The world isn’t flat. It’s fat.
And it’s not just an American problem. Though we have a huge problem. Literally.
Around the world, the epidemic of obesity is running wild. In poor countries and rich ones.
More than 1 in 10 of us are obese. Including 107 million children.
Since 1980, the rate of obesity has doubled in more than 70 countries. That’s more than 1 in 3 of the countries in the study.
We’re eating more calories at every meal. Portions are huge and food is more fattening than nourishing.
And in 2015, high body weight contributed to 7 percent of all deaths. That’s 9/11… times 1000.
What’s worse, the rate of childhood obesity is skyrocketing. And America is #1. No wonder life expectancy rates are leveling off, even with advances in medicine.
If we don’t care enough about ourselves to protect the only body we’re ever going to get… can we at least do something about the kids?
We simply have to get a handle on this, or we’re just going to keep taxing an already broken healthcare system. You can’t expect a doctor to ride in to the rescue.
No doctor is going to check what goes on your plate. Or make you get out and take a walk.
I’m glad I’m part of a self-reliant community here. People who want to take control of their health, and their lives. And I’m going to keep doing my part to make sure you know the truth.
About what’s in your food. Why it’s so hard to get and stay in shape.
And what you can do about it.
You’re already doing something, just by keeping your eyes open. And I thank you for letting me into your lives.
Because I want to be around a long time. I’m willing to do the work to make sure I’m not a statistic.
And I hope you are too. Because I want you around for a long, long time as well.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m fixing to take Ellie out for a walk.
She doesn’t know anything from global epidemics. But she’s always up for a walk.
And when I see her tail wagging when I grab the leash… I’m up for it too.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance
P.S. I know if you’re dealing with joint or muscle pain, or a bad back, exercise is the last thing on your mind. I hope that with the introduction of Patriot Flex, we all have a better chance to keep moving.
Because even though it may not seem like it, moving a sore body is the best way to keep future pain away. Our bodies were meant to be in motion… if you need something to help you get there, my hope is this helps.