Obesity in Georgia:
A person who has a body mass index of 30 or higher is considered obese
Georgia is ranked 38th in overall health in the nation
30.4% of Georgians are considered obese
Georgia is ranked 18th in the nation for adults with obesity
15% of High School students are categorized has obese
Georgia is ranked 38th in people who are considered obese
16.5% of children 10-17 years of age are considered obese
46.3% of people who are obese has asthma
Over the past 30 years it has become apparent that children in the United States are getting heavier and heavier. In fact childhood obesity has more than tripled among children age groups 6 to 19 during this time period. Today’s adolescents have also become the prey of the commercialized fast food industry that is luring them with foods that are unhealthy high in sugars, saturated fats and processed foods.
This has compounded the problem of childhood obesity as many children are already making unhealthy food choices and overall have a lack of general physical activity. Childhood obesity has become so bad that the U.S. Surgeon General has identified the obesity epidemic as one of the greatest health problems facing the nation today.
Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term health consequences which will only become worse over their lifetime. Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In a population based sample of 5 to 17 year olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Obese youth are also more likely than youth of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults, and therefore are more at risk for associated health problems including, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis.
“If the current trends in obesity continue, more than 86 percent of adults will be overweight or obese by 2030 with approximately 96 percent of non-Hispanic black women and 91 percent of Mexican- American men affected.”
More Medication is Not the Answer
The battle of the bulge for some people has become a life-long struggle that most ever fail to win. The result of weight gain over years can lead to psychological problems such as body dysmorphia as people become unhappy with the look of them self and have a difficult time envisioning what normal is anymore. More often than we would like to admit young women end up becoming anorexic or bulimic. This is a very unhealthy route to take to lose weight as it takes a physical toll on one’s health. Very often people will resort to almost anything due to their lack of knowledge on how to properly manage their weight problem.
One classic example that many think is a safe alternative is going on a reduced caloric restriction diet. Some are able to maintain this form of plan for weight loss for a period of weeks or even months, but as we all know it is not a practical solution. This type of dieting for weight loss has been termed yo-yo dieting as someone will lose a significant amount of weight over a period of time only to gain the weight and usually even more back.
This cycle of failed dieting as years go on leads to even further drastic measures as people have turned to prescription weight loss medication as they are duped into feeling that these medications are safe because they are prescribed by a doctor. Only the exact opposite in many cases is true. Every year a new drug is pulled off the market and usually accompanied by a legal suit as they have been linked to heart valve problems and primary pulmonary hypertension to name a few. Now surgeries for weight loss are on the rise as people are having gastric bypass and lap band surgeries as a last resort to attempt to solve their weight problems.
Optimal Wellness Through Customized Nutrition
U.S. Surgeon General. Overweight and Obesity; Health Consequences. Rockville: MD; 2001 scientifically validated in the lab and in university studies to determine food sensitivities which have been linked to conditions such as weight gain, metabolic syndrome, gastrointestinal problems and migraine headaches to name a few. It has been field-tested on well over a hundred thousand people,and most of them have been able to regain control over their health and their lives.
The results of this analysis are based on your own genetic and biological chemical makeup. Thus it provides a treatment plan that is unique for each individual. It does not conflict with other diet plans or medical treatments.
Once we obtain your results of your analysis we will advise you on how to follow a specific rotational diet custom tailored to your own body’s biological chemistry using only natural foods and without the use of medications, supplements or caloric restriction. We simply find foods that are compatible with you and eliminate those foods that do not agree with your body’s chemistry. The benefit of knowing this vital information has the potential to greatly extend your “health span”. It can give you more energy, freedom from pain, normalization of weight, a better mental outlook, and innumerable other benefits.
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Don’t Be A Yo-Yo. Amphetamines are not the answer.
“Amphetamines are a type of appetite suppressant. Please note that amphetamines are not recommended for the use in the treatment of obesity due to their string potential for abuse and dependence.”
Fenfluramine and Dexfenfluramine were withdrawn from the market in 1997. These drugs, used in combination with phentermine (fen/phen), were linked to the development of Valvular Heart Disease and Primary Hypertension.
Is it worth the risk?
Top 4 drugs approved by the FDA for obesity
(appetite suppressant & lipase inhibitors)
This drug reduces the body’s ability to absorb dietary fat. It does this by blocking the enzyme lipase, which is responsible for breaking down dietary fat. Therefore, when fat is not broken down, the body cannot absorb it, so it is eliminated and fewer calories are taken in.
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