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2011-06-21T22:17:15.517-05:00

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2010-10-03T13:56:34.816-05:00

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2010-09-16T00:50:18.735-05:00

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2010-09-09T02:32:47.347-05:00

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at weightoftheevidence.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
Jules



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2010-08-28T08:00:45.709-05:00

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I believe that what makes this mystery so difficul...

2010-05-13T08:50:45.770-05:00

I believe that what makes this mystery so difficult to solve is that there are several factors contributing to the obesity, muddying the waters. But I do also believe that a vitamin or mineral deficiency can cause obesity, for a number of reasons. One could be an ancient genetic reaction to reduced sunlight; preparation for winter, perhaps. Another, just being deficient in any nutrient reduces metabolic efficiency. Chemicals that mimic hormones in the body, such as certain plastics, or phytoestrogens, for example. And from my own observations-when I am deficient in something, one way my body signals this to me is increased hunger. Much to consider on this topic...



I'm having trouble teasing out cause and effect he...

2008-01-02T16:02:00.000-06:00

I'm having trouble teasing out cause and effect here. Are we obese because we have nutrient deficiencies, or do we have nutrient deficiencies because we are obese?

Maybe both obesity and nutrient deficiencies are effects of some other cause? I didn't see the Taubes talk yet, but I have read his book. I thought what he was suggesting is that excessive carbohydrate consumption leads to a state of starvation at the cellular level. That is to say, your body doesn't know what to do with all the extra glucose other than funneling it to your adipose tissue, so your other tissues do not get adequate energy, and you become hungry and tired all the time.

As for micronutrient deficiencies, it seems to be a one-two punch. The carbohydrate foods that cause obesity are poor sources of many micronutrients, of course. But I believe it's also the case that carbohydrate foods require more micronutrients to be utilized properly, so ingesting them can further deplete an already deficient store.



Hi Jenny...I think there are many things in play w...

2007-12-21T09:06:00.000-06:00

Hi Jenny...

I think there are many things in play with the growing incidence of obesity, especially in children....and your points are well taken! It's like there is a perfect storm out there of just the wrong things at the wrong time, coming together to create, for lack of a better phrase "utter metabolic chaos" in the body.



Regina,As tempting as this theory might be, it see...

2007-12-21T09:01:00.000-06:00

Regina,

As tempting as this theory might be, it seems far more likely to me that the real problem underlying the increase in obesity is genetic damage caused by exposure to the chemicals leaching out of the plastics that now pervade our environment and industrial organic chemical residues in our air, water, and of course, food.

Children are becoming obese and insulin resistant at ages so young it is not possible that the obesity is the result of eating patterns. We know from animal research that subtle genetic damage will cause this kind of early obesity. We also know that there are something like 20,000 organic additives found in everything from our shampoo to the linings of milk cartons that have never been seriously tested to see what their effect might be on our genes.