If you are not one who frequents TikTok, this post may not make sense. However, if you’ve been on TikTok for any length of time, you know it can be like going into the Twilight Zone.
It was actually during a recent visit to TikTok that I was compelled to write this post and release the most current episode on the Plant Based Eating for Health podcast show.
Let me preface by saying that TikTok is a great way to unwind at the end of the day and watch funny animal videos, heartwarming rescue videos, vegan recipe videos, and success journeys of people turning their lives around.
It’s a harmless way, so I thought, to enjoy the perspective of men and women around the globe.
Yet, every so often, a video pops up that you have to wonder, “What is the person thinking?”
Granted, the question, in and of itself is judgmental, but as humans, we do tend to judge. Not many people escape the clutches of judgement. Some more than others.
On this particular occasion, a video came in my thread of a woman who was morbidly, morbidly obese, sitting in front of dozens of cheeseburgers, tacos, fries, cupcakes, and several large plastic cups of soda.
Now please know, this is not at all about fat shaming… at all. However, it is about questioning why someone would find it necessary to prop themselves up in front of the camera to literally stuff their face with untold amounts of unhealthy food.
You can well imagine the comments people left about her gluttonous ways, to which her canned response was, “I feel great, and I am healthy.”
Likely neither are true, but she stands by her statement.
Sadly, young people are being influenced by these types of videos. Currently, there is a major health crisis going on. One that began long before the pandemic and shutdowns.
There has been an increase in virtually every type of disease, obesity is an epidemic unto itself, contributing to many preventable diseases.
The more weight we carry around, the more of a strain we put on our body. Excess weight contributes to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and strokes to name a few of the more preventable diseases.
Granted, not everything is preventable, but do you ever wonder why so many diseases seem to be rising in numbers as quickly as the average weight of people around the globe rises?
We are Being Lied to By Big Pharma, The Meat Industry, and the FDA
Additionally, with many people dealing with complications from COVID-19, it seems more information should be made available as to the correlation between what we eat, weight gain and increased risk for complications.
In this episode of Plant Based Eating for Health, I dig into some of the solutions… with information being the number tool to turn our health around.
And not just any information. My recommendations are based on a diet void of all animal and dairy with emphasis on plant based foods.
I recommend several books that are a great addition to any reading list.
I talk about how to understand if a report and/or study is accurate, the horrors of factory farming and the harm we do to our bodies by eating anything sourced from a factory farm.
You’ll also find out more about the funding that the FDA receives and how it is often based on a conflict of interest due to money coming from the very organizations and companies the FDA is approving products and medications for.
The reality is, we are being lied to. It’s time to take control of your health by understanding the link between profits and poor health. There is a small group of people winning the battle that the majority of people are losing.
Even the monetary winners are losing the health battle. In the end, more and more people are losing.
Yet, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can take control of your health. Listen in and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.