Burgeoning waistlines hasnâ€™t put the damper on Americanâ€™s appetiteÂ¹ for what is unhealthy or on their quest for larger and larger containers of soda. Diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, embolisms are but a few conditions finding new homes in the acid environment that comes with obesity and Western dietâ€¦and then we wonder why it is on the rise. The percentage of obese adults increased in 31 states in 2006 and not a single state got slimmer. Of the entire 50 states, Mississippi was the fattest and the first to reach an obesity rate higher than 30%. Alabama and West Virginia came in second and third. Colorado, the slimmest state, had only 17.6% obesity rate and that might seem like a very good thing until you realize that every single state to date has exceeded the highest obesity rate from 15 years ago and that was 15%.Â² It goes beyond shocking.
More health problems are being created in the Western world than are being cured, yet the remedy, though obvious and right in front of the professionals, is either brushed aside or completely ignored. Cultures beyond our borders are serving their people better than here in the U.S. by recognizing the importance of maintaining an alkalized biological terrain that reduces acidity and leaves an environment too clean for disease to take hold. Japan has understood these principles for decades. And their hospitals recognize the importance of alkaline water in the treatment process. But we here in this country are at a critical time in history. With so many life threatening issues, none is as dramatic as the skyrocketing obesity rate among children. We are looking at a national crisis in the making and turning a blind eye. We are watching children dig their own grave and preparing to leave their parents behindâ€¦and they donâ€™t even know it. Because of their obesity, our children could well be the first generation to live sicker and die younger than their parents.
Itâ€™s time to stop being naÃ¯ve. Itâ€™s time to examine the problem and do something about it. Itâ€™s time to start small and grow big. For starters, letâ€™s begin with smaller cups at the fast food restaurant and a weaning of the number of times we eat fried foods from the drive through. From there, introduce more spinach and greens into the diet then compliment it with hexagonal water. Itâ€™s not an all or nothing regimen. Itâ€™s a sensible transition to a new tradition that will turn the tide of childhood obesity. Itâ€™s worth whatever investment it takes and we must not turn our backs on it!
Â¹Los Angeles Times
Â²Trust for Americaâ€™s Health Study
[tags] obesity rate climbs, obese children, Diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, embolisms, childhood obesity, Los Angeles Times, Trust for Americas Health study [/tags]
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