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The Obesity Fix – the video

BadHare 15 March 2018

The Obesity Fix – the video

A week after our founder Rob Verkerk PhD released his 3,500 word piece on what’s wrong with UK and other government policies on obesity, we’ve produced a 6 minute video version.

Rob produced some words, laid them down on an audio track, and Charlie in our team created the animation. Yes, it’s a 100% in-house Alliance for Natural Health International Production!

We’ll be releasing two videos, but you’ll have to wait till next week for Part 2. Part 1 that we release today focuses on the problem, in other words what’s gone wrong with our metabolism that’s causing one-third or more of the adult population to become obese.

Check out ‘The Obesity Fix – Part 1’ below – and please share it as far and wide as you can!

Please click on, or copy & paste link for video. It's just over 5 minutes long.

4 Replies

I don't understand why the video talks about refined carbs as if that is the only carbs that exist! It never even mentions about whole foods and the totally wholesome advantages of going down that road. Essentially it seems to compare something bad with something less bad, and ignores anything that is good.

What "whole foods" are you referring to? The unfortunate fact is that most carbs you buy are refined or processed. Flour and flour-based products (bread, pasta); macerated grains (breakfast cereals); polished grains (rice). A potato has a very high glycemic load, so even though it might be classed as a "whole food", it's not a very healthy one.

Vegetables are not usually classed as carbs (even though that's the main macronutrient) because most of their bulk is water and fibre.

I agree that most people buy refined carbs. A pizza is generally made from refined carbs. Most bread that is consumed is made from refined carbs.

I don't buy those, or if I do extremely rarely (like once ever few months.)

What I am talking about is wholewheat, wholegrain, wholewhatever products. So just now I bought a bag of red lentils. That I class as whole because it contains all of the original nutrition - nothing taken away and nothing added.

Any bread that is described on the packet as wholewheat is, by UK legal definition, a wholefood. It contains all the original grain. It undergoes minimal processing to turn it into a flour. That is acceptable, though providing you don't mind paying more then high-quality wholewheat flours are available such as stone ground.

A warning, just because bread looks brown does not mean it is wholegrain. Food colouring is added to make white bread brown in colour.

Shredded wheat and weetabix are interesting since they make use of the whole grains. But I class them more towards refined products and would not eat them because they undergo significant processing.


Potatoes have a high GI? Well yes that may be true if you buy cheap large potatoes. But the truth is not all potatoes are the same. Eg Red potatoes have a moderate GI hit. The main problem with potatoes is people put oil and fat with them. Eat a good potato with plenty of taste means you do not need to add fats. Don't add fats and the potato is extremely healthy.

There are a lot of problems of studies into potatoes such as there are few that separate the potatoes from the "meat & 2 veg" with which they are generally consumed. So any negative effects could be from the meal rather than the individual food.

Not only that there is research that potatoes are even linked to weight loss! A potato with its skin on has more potassium than a banana!

And then there is the ultra healthy sweet potato, but that deserves its own post.

BadHare in reply to andyswarbs

I always cook potatoes with the skin so it reduces the GI. I try, but just don't like sweet potatoes, so use squash instead.

Any refined grains I eat, such as rissotto rice, I ameliorate the lack of nutrients by adding a lot of pulses & even more vegetables. Pizza or pasta is an occasional treat.

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