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Feminists get it wrong: Study finds that normalization of plus-size fuels obesity epidemic

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Chrissy Metz contributing to the “empowerment” of obesity.


Shocker, not.
I warned the feminists/SJWs that there is NOTHING healthy about obesity. See the following:

They didn’t listen to me.
From Inquisitr: A new study warns that the media “normalization” of plus-size body types may be fueling the obesity epidemic.
Research analysis of data gathered from 23,460 British people who are overweight or obese revealed that overweight individuals are increasingly underestimating their weight.
The study says people who think they’re thinner than they actually are 85 percent less likely to try to slim down compared to those who accurately estimate their true size.
The results, which were published in the medical journal Obesity, show that the number of overweight individuals who chronically underestimate their size has increased between 1997 and 2015: from 24.5 percent to 30.6 percent in women and 48.4 percent to 57.9 percent in men.
The study suggests that being bombarded with images of “plus-size” models may be leading people to assume that being overweight or obese is the new normal so they feel less incentive to lose weight.
The study was conducted by Dr. Raya Muttarak from the University of East Anglia and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Dr. Muttarak’s research also shows that minorities and the less-educated segments of the population are more likely to underestimate their weight.
The research sheds new light on alarming statistics indicating that 63 percent of adults in the U.K. are overweight or obese.
In the United States, an estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight (the total U.S. population is about 326 million). Nearly 75 percent of American men and more than 60 percent of women are obese or overweight, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Dr. Muttarak said retailers who are trying to cash in on the skyrocketing plus-size population are partly responsible for the “normalization” of obesity. “Seeing the huge potential of the fuller-sized fashion market, retailers may have contributed to the normalisation of being overweight and obese,” Dr. Muttarak wrote. “While this type of body positive movement helps reduce stigmatization of larger-sized bodies, it can potentially undermine the recognition of being overweight and its health consequences.”
Over the years, the fashion industry — which has long exulted super-skinny models — has been blamed for fueling body dysmorphia and the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Now it seems the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction.
Dr. Raya Muttarak’s study does not condemn obesity or say overweight people shouldn’t be happy with themselves.
It’s more of a sobering wake-up call about the health consequences of excess weight, which increases the risks of diabetes, early mortality, heart disease, dementia, and cancer. “The continuing problem of people underestimating their weight reflects unsuccessful interventions of health professionals in tackling the overweight and obesity issue,” Muttarak wrote.
h/t Breitbart
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Feminism promotes obesity: Extremely overweight actress Chrissy Metz is "inspiring"

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This is “inspiring”

Chrissy Metz is an actress who is 5’4” and weighs 400 pounds according to bodymeasurement.org. The CDC has a body mass index (BMI) calculator that measures Chrissy’s BMI as 30.0 and above – she is obese. Her normal weight range should be 108 to 145 pounds.
People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. According to Stanford Health Care, because of Chrissy’s obesity she is also subject to bone and joint disease, heart disease, sleep apnea, cancer, and metabolic syndrome (a clustering of medical conditions).
Yet in today’s society, “body shaming” is taboo. Thanks to feminism, we are told to be inclusive, body accepting, body positive, loving, and blah, blah, blah.
The “fat acceptance movement” and “fat feminism” do nothing to promote healthy women. To accept an obese body is to imply that one has no control over their behaviors. Our bodies are changeable and an obese person should be able to accept that truth. By resigning themselves to the impression that their bodies can’t be changed, they just perpetuate victimhood.
How about telling the truth for once? Chrissy is obese and there is nothing inspiring or empowering about that.
From Yahoo: The fashion industry is becoming more inclusive — at a snail’s pace, perhaps, but with palpable momentum behind the march of progress. It’s largely thanks not to the industry itself but to everyday people, whose beauty and bodies have long been overlooked and who have now stepped forward, demanding to be seen.
Chastity Garner and CeCe Olisa are two of those people, and they’ve stepped into view first as plus-size lifestyle influencers and bloggers and presently as founders of the popular annual event known as theCURVYcon. Now in its third year, the body-positive, curve-embracing event will take place in New York City on Sept. 8 and 9, bringing designers, fitness experiences, influencers, and speakers to town — including none other than Chrissy Metz, who stars on This Is Us, to deliver the keynote address (you heard it hear first, folks). Another first? TheCURVYcon will be live-streamed on Yahoo Style, bringing insightful conversation to millions of people who can’t make the IRL event.
Olisa and Garner are dedicated to promoting visibility of different body types within the plus-size world. That, in addition to Metz’s Emmy nomination, made the beloved actress the ideal woman to represent theCURVYcon this year. “A lot of times, in our space, the women who are celebrated are hourglass women — they’re a size 10 to 14, like the perfect version of a ‘plus-size’ woman,” Garner tells Yahoo Style. “I feel like [for] having size diversity and getting out of that hourglass shape, Chrissy Metz is a great representative for that. We love Ashley Graham, but she’s definitely the poster child of what a plus-size model ‘should’ look like. Someone like Chrissy Metz, her body type is a little bit different — we’re so happy to celebrate that.”
Olisa adds: “Representation is so important, and just seeing people who look like you anywhere is great. So when the hottest show on television has a very visibly plus-size girl who is cute, and falling in love, and doing her thing on the show, it’s inspiring.
While current conversations might make it easy to believe that such a space for plus-size women has always existed in the fashion community (during New York Fashion Week, no less), the reality is that it’s a recent phenomenon, spurred on by Garner and Olisa’s insistence that the industry make room.
“If inclusion isn’t happening by invitation, then we’re just going to move in ourselves,” Olisa tells Yahoo Style.
Read the rest of the story here.
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I Love My New Doctor.


MY NEW PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN
Love_this Doctor!
Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life.
Is this true? *
*A: Heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it. Don’t waste it on
exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up heart does not make
you live longer; it’s like saying you extend life of car by driving
faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.
*
*
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: Oh no! Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they
take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that
way. Beer is also made of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? *     (Good Catch Grouchy)
*A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one.
If you have two bodys, your ratio is two to one.
*
*Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular
exercise program? *
*A: Can’t think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain…good!
Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU’RE NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How can getting more
vegetables be bad?
*
*Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around
the middle? *
*A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be
doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me? *
*A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It’s best
feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure? *
*A: If swimming is good for figure, explain whale to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? *
*A: Hey! ‘Round’ is shape!
Well… I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had
about food and diets.
And remember:
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather
to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other
– body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO-HOO,
what a ride!!”
AND…..
For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on
nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those
conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks
than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than
Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart
attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks
than Americans…
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
 CONCLUSION:
Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
~Steve~                               H/T  Our Canadian Brother Joseph

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The Truth About Black Genocide in America

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~LTG

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Smart Meters – More Bad Stuff Confirmed


by Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle
Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Opt-Out
Ironically, now that PG&E is offering to disable the wireless RF function (for a hefty price) in their smart meters, we find that there’s an another extremely critical problem with the meters.
Just when you thought you had mastered all the esoteric acronyms, and all the problems with ‘smart’ meters, here’s one more: Switching-Mode Power Supply or SMPS. This new element in the ‘smart’ meter controversy deserves immediate full official and public attention.
In our on-going investigation into why so-called ‘smart’ meters being installed by PG&E against rising public opposition are causing so many people to be sick, and so many problems with other electric and electronic equipment, we have been fortunate to obtain the advice of electrical engineers.
On examination of typical meters, including ABB, GE, and Landis Gyr, they report that, in addition to its RF transmitter, each wireless digital meter also has a component called the ‘switching-mode power supply’ (SMPS) – switching power supply for short. Its function is to ‘step down’ the 240v alternating current (AC) coming in from the utility pole power lines to the 2 to 10 volts of direct current (DC) required to run the meter’s digital electronics which record the electricity usage data.
The SMPS function emits sharp spikes of millisecond bursts constantly, 24/7. The SMPS on the OWS 514 NIC model, for instance, which is the smart meter model widely installed by PG&E throughout its territory, has been measured to emit spikes of up to 50,000 hz and higher. This constant pulsing of high frequencies, in addition to the RF function, is causing not only interference with other electric and electronic equipment in many homes with smart meters installed, but also is causing havoc with biological systems in its field of exposure. (see wikipedia and Prevention Magazine articles below) 
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Junk food shrinks your brain!

We already know that trans fats are bad for our hearts because they increase inflammation, make arteries harder and decrease heart rhythm, increasing the risk of cardiac arrest.
But a new study finds people with diets high in trans fats are also more likely to experience the kind of brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease!

Trans fat is the common name for a type of unsaturated fat with trans-isomer fatty acid. Unsaturated fat is a fat molecule containing one or more double bonds between the carbon atoms. Since the carbons are double-bonded to each other, there are fewer bonds connected to hydrogen, so there are fewer hydrogen atoms, hence the name, “unsaturated”.
Trans fats are rare in living nature: they are found naturally, in small amounts, in dairy products, beef and lamb. By far the largest amount of trans fat consumed today is created by the processed food industry as a side effect of partially hydrogenating (introducing hydrogen) unsaturated plant fats (generally vegetable oils). These partially hydrogenated fats have displaced natural solid fats and liquid oils in many areas, the most notable ones being in the fast food, snack food, fried food, and baked goods industries. They can only be made by cooking with a very high heat, at temperatures impossible in a household kitchen.
Partially hydrogenated oils have been used in food for many reasons. Partial hydrogenation increases product shelf life and decreases refrigeration requirements. Many baked foods require semi-solid fats to suspend solids at room temperature; partially hydrogenated oils have the right consistency to replace animal fats such as butter and lard at lower cost. They are also an inexpensive alternative to other semi-solid oils such as palm oil.
The consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart diseaseby raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.In 1994, it was estimated that trans fats caused 20,000 deaths annually in the US from heart disease. Health authorities worldwide recommend that consumption of trans fat be reduced to trace amounts.
Now we have another reason to avoid trans fats.

Sharon Kirkey reports for Post Media News, December 29, 2011, that researchers have found that eating too much fast food — and therefore trans fats — is associated with brain shrinkage, similar to the brain shrinkage found in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
In 1989, the Oregon Brain Aging Study was launched, involving 104 people aged 65 and older. All were generally healthy elders, with few smokers or people with diabetes or high blood cholesterol.
Only a handful of studies have looked at the relationship between trans fats and brain function. The purpose of the Oregon research was “to study the effects of age on dementia risk in people that don’t have factors known to increase their risk at the time,” according to lead investigator Dr. Gene Bowman, a naturopathic doctor in the department of neurology at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
Researchers checked the participants’ blood samples for markers of 30 different nutrients. Participants also did a raft of neuropsychological tests, and 42 had MRI scans of their brains as well. The team was interested in three things: cognitive function, total brain volume and white matter changes thought to be a sign of small vessel disease of the brain. (Small vessel disease, also known as cerebral small vessel disease, is an accumulation of plaque deposits in the small blood vessels throughout the brain. It can lead to stroke.)
Among the study’s key findings:

  • People who had high levels of circulating trans fats had less brain volume. They also had poorer memory, attention, language and processing speed skills;
  • People who had low levels of B vitamins, the antioxidants C and E, and vitamin D had less total brain tissue. Those who high levels of vitamins B-C-E-D had greater total brain volume and better global cognitive function.
  • People with higher levels of omega three fatty acids had better executive function — the ability to plan, problem solve, multi-task and perform other functions – as well as fewer white matter lesions on their brain scans.

The findings held after researchers took age, sex, education, hypertension and genetic and other factors into account.
Dr. Bowman said that the evidence suggests that trans fats can replace good fats in cell membranes, “and when that occurs it changes the structure and chemical properties of the cell in an unfavorable way. Trans fats are known to be bad for cardiovascular health. It makes sense that they’re probably bad for the brain, too.”
Bowman recommends avoiding processed foods that list “partially hydrogenated oils” on the ingredient list. “That’s trans fat.”
~Eowyn

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Magic Pill that fights disease and adds years to your life!

Was your new year resolution that of exercising more?
And have you already abandoned your resolution?
Be kind to yourself and forgive yourself. You are only human.
Please watch this video made by a physician. Your life depends on it!
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This is what regular exercise does for us:

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, falls, fractures, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancer.
  • Lowers blood pressure, improves our lipid profile, helps process glucose and insulin.
  • Improves our cognitive function, preventing the frightful Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Helps combat and prevent depression.
  • Helps our functional health — being able to do the things we used to do as we get older.
  • Increases life expectancy by 3-5 years.

If there’s a drug that can do all the above, it would be called a Magic Pill and we’d all be taking it.
Regular exercise means as little and as easy as a half-hour walk 5 days a week!
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So put on your walking shoes and Take a Hike! 😀
~Eowyn

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