My goal for 2022: Making known the hidden truth about obesity and the obesity epidemic

Encouraged by an invitation from LinkedIn, I just posted my goal for 2022 on my LinkedIn page.  And that made me realize that I might achieve that goal a lot sooner if health-conscious people would start talking about ‘type one obesity’ – speaking out so loudly that healthcare professionals would act on the fact that there are people out there who have no control over their weight and would give them the help that they need to deal with their disabilities.  So, I’m sharing with you and hoping that you will share with others.

Losing weight is the number one goal for Americans in 2022. It was also at the top of the list last year, the year before that, and on and on.  

As I see it, there are two types of obesity (similar to the two types of diabetes). Type 1 obesity is something that can’t be controlled with diet and exercise. Type 2 obesity can be controlled with diet and exercise – if a person chooses to do so and is willing to put out the effort.  

My goal for 2022 is to share what I discovered about type 1 obesity as I was researching the dangers of MSG and MfG (manufactured free glutamate).  I’m hoping that doing so will help wipe out the shame and blame suffered by people with a condition over which they’ve never had control.

Most people understand that if you consume more calories that you need, you’ll put on weight.  What I discovered (or more precisely uncovered) is that before a child’s brain is fully developed, it is possible to damage that part of the brain that regulates appetite and turns off the desire to continue eating.  Each of us should have been born with a switch, so to speak, that turns hunger on and off, telling us when we’ve had enough to eat. I discovered that it’s possible to wipe out the part of the brain that contains the “switch.” And that happened to so many people in the 1960s and 1970s (and continues to happen to this day), that it’s being called the “obesity epidemic.”

My goal is to share that information.  In this age of instantaneous communication that shouldn’t be a difficult goal to attain. And the most effective way to be successful would be to publish a well thought out, well researched article in a medical journal focused on obesity, explaining that excitotoxic amino acids fed to pregnant women will be passed on to the fetus where it will damage that part of the brain responsible for weight control.

But editors of medical journals don’t seem to have an interest in publishing something that might displease Big Food. True, my goal for 2022 may appear difficult, even unattainable, but as Nelson Mandela said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Adrienne Samuels, Ph.D.

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