The Tragedy Of Obesity
Being obese isn’t the tragedy I’m referring to; the tragedy is that most people who are obese are victims rather than gluttons, and yet our society is dedicated to making obese people ashamed of themselves and feeling guilty that they aren’t somehow strong enough to overcome this obvious (sic) defect in their own nature and character. And lurking behind all of the nasty subliminal manipulation of public scorn directed at fat people lie the twisted minds of Eugenicists, convinced that the world could be immensely improved for themselves and their kind if only all those fat people (and many other kinds of “defective” people that the Eugenics fascists deem unworthy of life) could somehow just be removed from the planet.
If you’re not familiar with the Eugenics movement I highly recommend Eugenics & Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton – a free Kindle eBook. (The “Eugenics Movement” of the 19th and 20th Century resulted in a carnival of horrors that is still playing in private venues of the warped wealthy in almost every community in the world. Some of the side shows featured in this carnival are well-known, such as the holocaust of the Nazis, enthusiastically supported by Eugenicists in the UK and US, while others are barely remembered, such as the mass poisoning of “morally defective alcoholics” in the 1920’s by the US government. Other attacks on humanity by the proponents of this evil cabal were never recognized for what they were, such as the AZT “cure” offered to gay people dying of AIDS in the 1980s, which cleverly complicated their atrocious deaths, requiring additional expensive treatments to deal with the malicious side-effects of this highly profitable drug.)
For an obese person losing significant amounts of weight and keeping the weight off is made difficult by two simple factors – the inevitability of hunger and a demoralizing loss of energy. Western medicine has taken both a pharmaceutical and a surgical approach to these two issues – including highly dangerous drugs that suppress appetite and ghastly surgery that removes part of the stomach, or that mad scientist’s notion of ‘banding’ to reduce the stomach’s capacity. Or, of course, there is the hideous practice of liposuction.
None of these approaches has been successful in addressing the epidemic of obesity. The drugs that doctors use to control appetite have side-effects that range from dangerous to deadly, and the surgeries could only have been dreamed up by a madman.
Furthermore, since by far the greatest proportion of obesity is concentrated among poor people without insurance or the means to pay for treatment, even if any of the conventional obesity treatments ‘worked’ huge numbers of people would not have access to them.
Yet, just the direct costs of ‘treating’ obesity in the US are estimated at $170 Billion, and when you take into account the costs of ‘treating’ obesity-related conditions that include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death, those costs easily triple to half a Trillion dollars – per year.
Then when you add in what people spend on non-medical diets, supplements, and ‘fat burners’ you have to add another $100 Billion or so.
I suppose that if any of these approaches actually worked one might be able to justify the enormous costs, although the majority of sufferers would still be poor and the ‘treatment’, however successful, would not be available to them. Unless, of course, those treatments were paid for by taxpayers, as happens occasionally when an uninsured person winds up in the ER for an obesity-related condition and somehow manages to receive treatment for the underlying obesity – which is virtually never.
I would venture to guess that most people who are not obese view those who are as people as weak-willed, self-indulgent, morally corrupt, and probably irretrievably stupid. Fat people have always, in the US and Canada, been viewed with secret and often open contempt by others. Who doesn’t remember “fatty, fatty, four by four …” The experience of routine cruelty is part of the life of a fat person from early childhood.
So here is the point of this painful recitation of facts: there is a simple, inexpensive, proven, 100% effective way with zero side-effects to radically reduce physical feelings of hunger and emotional desire for food while at the same time maintaining and even increasing mental and physical energy, and with one simple change in the legal system this remedy for obesity could be available for pennies a day to anyone who wanted it.
The Simple & Effective Remedy For Obesity Is Coca Leaf Tea
Now before the shrieks of horror begin from those who are certain that they know everything they need to know about illegal drugs (illegal drugs – bad) let me make a few preliminary points.
First, there is virtually no similarity between Coca Leaf tea and Cocaine/Crack. Coca Leaf tea does not get you high, period. That is an irrefutable fact, extensively documented. To access reams of original source materials supporting this factual statement, please read “The Coca Leaf Papers”.
Second, Cocaine/Crack are derived from only one of the alkaloids present in the Coca leaf, and this alkaloid is probably the least effective of the Coca alkaloids from a natural healing point of view.
Last, Coca Leaf tea had a fully documented history of medical efficacy over the course of hundreds of years before anti-drug hysteria swept the world, ably assisted by a vast conspiracy of institutional forces that benefitted, and continue to benefit, from this hysteria. These forces include (but are not limited to) the pharmaceutical industry, the medical industry, the legal industry including police, courts, lawyers and politicians, and the alcohol industry.
An Important Caveat – you can buy “de-cocainized” Coca Leaf Tea many places on the internet. Unfortunately, it is a waste of money. The “de-cocainizing” process not only removes the alkaloid Cocaine, it also destroys the biological potency of the whole leaf. You might as well be making tea from cardboard flavored with a bit of mint.
Few people today are even vaguely familiar with the long-established medical efficacy of Coca leaf tea in treating not only obesity but also a wide range of other conditions and diseases, but it is a fact that from the 1700’s through the early 20th century infusions and tinctures of natural, unadulterated Coca leaf were viewed as a miracle cure – as indeed they were. Coca tea was used by everyone from the Pope and the Queen of England to the hardworking farmer and laborer to alleviate fatigue, control hunger, give a long-lasting energy boost, clarify the mind, and increase longevity.
Here is just one of literally hundreds of examples of this forgotten (actually suppressed) medical knowledge:
(From) “Coca Erythroxylon – It’s Uses In The Treatment Of Disease” by Angelo Mariani (1885)
“For a tonic to be really useful it should not act locally only on one organ – the stomach – but, entering the circulation, should penetrate to every organ, and revive every function. In a word, tonics should be diffusible.”
“Some tonics would partly fulfill these conditions, for the tonic ingredients being diffused with alcohol throughout the whole system, there is added to the local action that they exercise upon the stomach a general action which is felt by every organ in the body, but, like local tonics, these diffusible tonics have the great inconvenience of possessing astringent properties which produce constipation.”
“Coca Wine alone forms an exception to this general rule. On this account it has been able to render such immense service to therapeutics, for, while one is obliged sooner or later to discontinue Cinchona and Iron preparations, the administration of Coca Wine, which possesses scarcely any noticeable astringent properties, may be continued indefinitely without producing constipation.”
“We shall not enumerate here the many advantages that can be derived from this medicament in almost all cases of illness from chronic affections, pulmonary disease, laryngitis, diabetes, obesity, and particularly profound anemia, which leaves serious weakness of the general system behind.”
“But we desire to say a few words upon a form of anemia to which the attention of physicians has not yet been drawn – a state of great depression of the economy and marked poverty of the blood, resulting from the abuse of balsams in the treatment of the urinary organs. The number of individuals who, being afflicted with blennorrhoea, etc., are making excessive use of cubebs, copaiba, turpentine, etc., is in fact considerable; it is so great that, out of one hundred young dyspeptics (in France) one can affirm, without fear of mistake, that at least forty are so from the use of these balsams.”
“Likewise, the number of sufferers from uric gravel, whom the prolonged use of large doses of those dangerous drugs, resins and oleo-resins, has rendered dyspeptic and nervous, is very great.”
Begging The Question …
As should be obvious from the passage above, dangerous diseases and conditions have for a very long time been ‘treated’ by Allopathic physicians with “drugs” or “medicines” that themselves are far more dangerous than the illness they supposedly ‘treat”
So, with this long history in front of us we can legitimately ask the question – is it accidental or coincidental that so many of Pig Pharma’s ‘medicines’:
1. Don’t cure the condition or disease but do make you dependent on taking them for the rest of your life because if you stop once starting horrible things will happen to you, and/or
2. They create “side-effects” that must be ‘treated’ with additional ‘medicines’ that must also be taken for life under penalty of suffering or death.
According to one source “Out of the 783,936 annual deaths from conventional medicine mistakes, approximately 106,000 of those are the result of prescription drug use. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, two-hundred and ninety people in the United States are killed by prescription drugs every day.” Narcotic prescription overdose is a leading cause, but just plain doctor fuck-ups are right there near the top too.
So (simplistically, I know) since 400,000 people are killed by smoking cigarettes, and 783,936 killed by doctors, that would make just going to a doctor and getting a prescription roughly twice as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. So it’s worth asking, what is Pig Pharma’s track record on obesity medications?
Pig Pharma’s Answer To Obesity
Attempts to invent a safe and effective diet pill have foundered time and again, allowing the internet trade in illegal and ineffective herbal supplements and dangerous drugs – poisons actually – to flourish.
Pig Pharma has tried for decades to come up with a little pill that would magically melt away unwanted weight, but every single one of these attempts has ended in disaster. Many people who were convinced by their doctors, or by irresponsible advertisers, or by well-meaning friends to try the latest miracle pill were either damaged permanently or outright killed.
An excellent example of this is Fen-Phen. Millions of people in the 1990s succumbed to the propaganda that touted this combination of fenfluramine and phentermine and were ecstatic about the weight they were losing until they started dropping like flies from defective heart valves.
Pig Pharma has always been in love with the idea of suppressing appetite as the key to the magic kingdom of weight loss, on the theory that people who get fat are people who can’t control how much they eat. As a consequence a number of different pharmaceutical strategies to suppress appetite have been tried over and over using different chemicals. Two of these chemical appetite killers – or maybe just plain killers – have recently been taken off the market in the UK and EU – rimonabant and sibutramine.
As usual Pig Pharma put these drugs through ‘extensive trials’ and proved to the regulatory authorities that they were safe based on the data they presented but then, once the drugs were released to the general population it quickly became clear that these were not drugs but poisons.
Rimonabant (5-(4-Chlorophenyl)-1-(2,4-dichloro-phenyl)-4-methyl-N-(piperidin-1-yl)-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxamide ) was never approved for sale in the US, although the French manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis did try to get it past the FDA and failed. But Europeans weren’t so fortunate. EU regulators approved the drug for use in 25 EU countries, and the sales reps went to work. Doctors prescribed. Patients swallowed. But then, inevitably, ultimately, rimonabant managed to accumulate a nasty record of people driven into deep depression and suicide, and when enough documented damage had accumulated the drug was withdrawn. Sorry about your loss.
Sibutramine ((±)-Dimethyl-1-[1-(4-chlorophenyl) cyclobutyl]-N,N,3-trimethylbutan-1-amine) was the grand idea of Abbott Labs, although they were not the original developer. As often happens in the world of Pig Pharma, a much smaller company developed the compound and then one of the Pig Boys takes it over and pushes it through their network. In this case the drug was approved by both US and EU regulators after reviewing the glowing reports from the manufacturer’s ‘scientists’. But soon after doctors began pushing this new and exciting weight loss solution into the hands of their patients – oops – people began dropping from strokes and heart attacks.
In 2010 sibutramine was withdrawn from the markets BUT almost overnight it began showing up in over-the-counter “herbal” supplements, particularly Chinese weight loss products sold in Europe, which were subsequently shown to contain many times the concentration of sibutramine than the original pharmaceutical version. It seems that many people with severe weight problems have been convinced by diet gurus and others that if something is herbal it must be OK because herbal is natural and natural can’t be bad for you. And if it is Chinese herbal even better – because of course the Chinese have been doing herbal for thousands of years and they have to know what’s safe and what’s not, right?
Nobody seems to have asked where the Chinese herbal product manufacturers got their supplies of Sibutramine, but it isn’t a stretch to think that maybe the original manufacturer had to do something with all that inventory they were stuck with after the drug was banned in Europe and the US.
And then finally we come to orlistat, ((S)-((S)-1-((2S,3S)-3-Hexyl-4-oxooxetan-2-yl) tridecan-2-yl) 2-formamido-4-methylpentanoate), which is sold as Alli in the US and Xenecal in the US and Europe. This stuff is the brainchild of some evil idiot ( or more likely a team of idiots) who calculated that since people get fat from eating fat the way to get them to lose weight is to prevent their digestive system from absorbing fat from food. Voila! Pack in those eclairs and burgers because you won’t absorb a bit of the fat – it will all just go right through you. But – when it comes out the other end there’s a small problem. It comes out in what is called “steatorrhea”, which in spite of its rather clinical-sounding name is actually explosive, oily extraordinarily foul-smelling diarrhea. And in between episodes of steatorrhea the victim experiences what is also rather clinically called ‘anal leakage’, which basically means the fun never stops and neither do your bowels.
Beneath The Obesity Epidemic
I haven’t mentioned what many people believe to be the underlying cause of obesity, which is a diet of inflammatory highly processed industrial food. This is a conscious omission because the topic is very broad and deserves its own post – if not its own encyclopedia.
In this post I will just point out two important things about the relationship between obesity and inflammation, and their relationship to the healing potential of Coca leaf teas and tonics.
First, Coca Leaf tea operates as a potent anti-inflammatory, so any person suffering from obesity with a root cause of an inflammatory diet rather than simply eating too much would benefit immediately and in many ways other than just reduced inflammation and thus would experience immediate, dramatic and completely safe weight loss.
Second, Coca Leaf tea acts to suppress appetite while not stealing physical or mental energy, so a person who chooses to add dieting to a weight loss program that uses Coca Leaf tea as a core medication will not experience the intense psychological and physical feelings of deprivation that accompany any ordinary diet, nor will Coca Leaf tea jangle the nerves and exhaust the brain the way virtually all weight loss “medicines” being pushed by Pig Pharma do. Nor, of course, will Coca Leaf tea lead to strokes, heart attacks, depression and suicide the way Pig Pharma’s medicines almost invariably seem to do.
The compound tragedy here is that, of course, Coca Leaf tea is unavailable to people in the major industrial countries of the world because of the “War on Drugs” (which turns out to be a war on people – as all wars ultimately are). The one bright spot in all this is that for those who can afford it there are places you can go in Peru and Bolivia where pure, natural Coca Leaf is freely available, and a month or two spent in those beautiful mountain surroundings drinking Coca Leaf tea, taking long walks ( because you will gain, not lose energy), and enjoying the simple diets that the people of the Andes thrive on, you will be able to lose every bit of the burden you carry.
Then when you return to your home in the North, if you have informed yourself about the role of inflammatory food in creating your weight problem in the first place, you will be able to enjoy life free of those poisonous foods and never again have to face the life-threatening, man-made disease of obesity.