It seems our Mr. Dang was busy enlightening himself again. He was feeling lost in the political drama of our time. He needed to find answers to many of his questions. He found these answers in a book by Mark Hyman, MD called The Blood Sugar Solution …. he found his answers indirectly via the food that he puts into his body. Mr. Dang, the doodle butt that he is, found out about the Toxic Triad! Mr Dang then advised me with these words,
“We are trapped in a crazy maze of statistics, power and money. We are their BIG COWS to milk.”
So he bugged me with this sketch and told me,
“…that the world needed to understand his manifesto of change. HOw to break up this monster! He said A little at a time.”
SOme of the big nasty players in this sick game !! WHy healthcare is the way it is.
“Industrial processed, fast, and junk food is addictive. Processed food full of sugar, fat, and salt is neurochemically, biologically addictive in the same way cocaine, heroin, nicotine and caffeine are addictive, and it increases food and calorie consumption and obesity as a result.
Big Farming’s influence over the global increase in obesity. Agricultural practices and government subsidies promote the growing of cheap corn and soy which is turned into the sugar, fat, and processed food that drives disease and fosters the spread of this cheap, calorie-dense, nutrient-poor food across the globe.
Unethical, manipulative food marketing that drives eating habits. There is very little government control over Big Food’s marketing practices which shape behavior in insidious ways, especially in children.
Poverty’s relationship to obesity and disease. Poverty promotes obesity, diabetes, and chronic disease because processed food is cheap while being high in calories and low in nutrients.
The destruction of the family kitchen and home cooked meals. The family meal, and family and local food culture, has been replaced with convenience or fast foods. This has led to a generation of Americans who can’t recognize any vegetable or fruit in its original form and can’t cook except in a microwave.
Obesity is contagious. You are more likely to be obese if you have fat friends, than if you have fat relatives. Social norms promote weight gain.
Environmental toxins . These contribute to weight gain, obesity, and diabetes. Not only do we have to worry about what we eat, but also the burden of plastics, metals, and pollutants which have been shown to poison and slow our metabolism leading to weight gain.
Important initiatives have been created by the Obama administration within the health care bill and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program that mark a beginning of a shift that needs to happen in our food climate, but to really change our obesogenic environment we need to create healthier default choices for citizens. We must focus on specific actions we can take personally and politically to alter our food landscape.”
Line up of the Big Food MOnsters…
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