Obese Americans account for about 13 percent of the world’s obese people, and studies show that this number is on the rise. With the rise in obesity we see the rise in drug prescriptions for hypertension, diabetes, depression and other obesity-related illnesses. 59 percent of American adults are now taking at least one drug. Most people don’t know that you can see a chiropractor to help with weight management.
The bigger concern is childhood obesity. Obese children significantly increase their risk of suffering obesity-related illnesses and complications far earlier in life. In fact, obese children as young as 8 now display signs of heart disease.
Right now the world is littered with fast food and junk food options. Ads do nothing but disguise the problem under misleading names that make parents believe that a product might actually be healthy. Corporations like Coca-Cola are partnering with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a relationship in which Coca-Cola promised it would “distribute educational messages on behalf of the academy”. How can a sugar filled soda company spread the word about good dental health? That is a great question that nobody seems to have the answer to. Part of the problem is the lack of focus on educating people about how processed foods and “diet” foods promote weight gain.
Research suggests these five factors contribute to obesity and poor health, and they all need to be considered if we are to successfully address this obesity epidemic:
Chemicals (in food, environment, and everyday household products)
Antibiotics (in medicine and in food production)
Lack of sleep
If you or your child are overweight you don’t have to figure out all of the answers alone. We have the ability to help find the root of the problem and address it in an educated and healthy way. It is only when you find the true cause of the problem that you can continue on your path to healing and overall wellness. Let us help you on your journey.