Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Robert O Young on the Importance of Understanding Alkalinity in Human Health and Drinking Alkaline Water! Yes, and a lot More is discussed in this 1 hour interview!
3 T grape seed or olive oil
6 gr onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
4 T spelt flour
2.5 cups veggie broth
3 t lemon juice
.5 t grated lemon zest
2/3 cu coconut milk
2/3 cu coconut cream (optional)
1.5 mint, chopped
Real Salt or pH Miracle pHlavor salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
2 avocados, cubed
1 cu spinach, minced
Mint springs for garnish
In a soup pot, warm olive oil. Add onions, garlic and flour. Simmer. Process and stir in remaining ingredients. Add avocado and spinach last. Serve, garnishing with mint springs. The coconut milk produces a creamy, comforting texture!
One of our pH Miracle Fan Club members made a pumpkin recipe last week. She reserved the seeds, salted them with pH Miracle pHlavor Salt (www.phmiracleliving.com or www.phmircleproducts.com) and dried them for snacking.
Monday, she made this Avocado Mint Soup. She ate 2 cups right away and took the remaining 2 cups to work, leaving it in the fridge. Interestingly, the color and firmness of the ripe avocado remained naturally preserved and delicious during the entire week! The coconut milk, which she conveniently took from a can, along with the alkalizing ingredients, probably maintained the avocado chunks’ freshness. Wonder how great it is for the cells of our body.
By Esther Andreas
3 stalks celery
1/8 red onion
1 sm garlic clove
grated ginger (optional)
1/4 cu lemon juice
2 cus alkaline water
3 T olive oil
3 T fresh sage
1/2 t Real Salt or pH Miracle pHlavor Salt www.phmiracleproducts.com
Blend above ingredients until smooth. Warm gently on stove top.
For garnish, top with raw chopped carrots and red peppers. (But don’t stir in for best presentation).
Pages 251 and 252 of pH Miracle for Weight Loss list over 37 Recipes for a Liquid Feast or Cleanse. With Halloween and pounds of acidic candy approaching, this member wants to keep her taste buds alkaline! Don’t be tricked! Alkaline veggies, salt, alkaline fruit, chlorophyll, avocado oil and pH Miracle pHavor salts are our real treat!
Watch the following youtube video to learn more about the importance of salt and how we have been tricked in to believing that we need sugar to run our body cells.
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The 39-year-old actress isn’t the only celebrity who swears by this particular approach to healthy eating: Tom and Gisele Brady, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Jared Leto, Kirsten Dunst and Victoria Beckham are all fans of the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet.
So how exactly does it work? The diet is based on the theory that different types of food leave behind different types of waste — metabolic, respiratory, dietary and environmental by-products can be either acidic, alkaline or neutral.
What we eat, what we drink, what we breath, and what we think produce acidic waste products, if not eliminated via, respiration, urination, defecation and perspiration will be pushed out into the interstitial fluids of the Interstitium will suppress the immune system, and contribute to blood, bone, muscle, organ and glandular damage; conversely, an alkaline lifestyle, including diet will improve health as well as physical integrity of the blood, bone, muscles and major organs of the body, according to Robert O. Young DSc. PhD, Naturopathic Practitioner, author of the pH Miracle, Revised and Updated – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446556181/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i0
By bringing your interstitial fluids of the Interstitium to an optimal alkaline pH level of 7.365, you can not only reduce the risk for sickness and disease, but also lose acidic weight stored in the fatty tissues, enhance your energy levels, strengthen your immune system and improve digestion and sleep. “That’s my go-to,” Kate has said. “It’s no dairy, wheat, meat, or sugar, and it’s gluten-free. And no wine and no beer — only vodka and tequila, straight up.”
When she sticks to the plan, she gets 60 to 80 percent of her electron intake from foods like tofu, nuts and most fruit and vegetables. She does make an exception for lean meats, “but only occasionally — animal protein has a highly acidic effect on the body and causes inflammation.”
Scientific medical studies have confirmed the pH Miracle theory behind this theory in the prevention and treatment of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lupus, Cystic fibrosis, healthy weight loss, just to name a few (www.drrobertyoung.com), there’s certainly no harm in fostering healthy eating habits. And for Kate, there’s plenty of room for trial — and even more for error. “If I want to go out and eat at a restaurant with amazing food, I’ll do that,” she said — but she’ll try and “keep it light” beforehand. Kate’s normal day-to-day meals include lentil tacos, gluten-free pasta with veggies, steamed fish “in greaseproof paper,” almond milk-based butternut squash soup, and vegetable stir-fry over brown rice.
But to maintain her incredible figure, Kate does more than just eat right. “If I’m not doing something active, I don’t feel good,” said the Almost Famous star, who’s been practicing Pilates for 15-plus years. Apart from the core-focused routines, she does everything from Soul Cycle to Bella Core (a ballet barre class) to Tracy Anderson to the Brazil Butt Lift DVD series. At home, she has no qualms about locking herself in a room and dancing her feet off. “I’ll turn music on as loud as possible and just get weird. “It just makes me feel so much better.”
Kate, who’s mom to two boys and a girl — Ryder, 14, Bingham, 7, and Rani, 3 months — got a particularly healthy start in life. Her own mother, the still-stunning Goldie Hawn, taught her the value of both smart eating and regular exercise. But that’s not all that matters, she knows. In fact, the secret to a happy life, Goldie’s said, may have less to do with diet and more to do with quiet. Revealed the 72-year-old “glamma” — who’s meditated every day for the past 50 years — “Everyone in Hollywood seemed all screwed up and I didn’t want to be like that… I wanted life to be fuller.”
In 2016, Kate released her self-help book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body Opens a New Window., the culmination of years of dedicated journaling that helped reveal personal patterns. “I’m finally at a place in my life where if someone wants to know what I do to stay healthy, why not tell them?” she explained. She’s also the cofounder of the trendy women’s athleisure line Fabletics, which began as an e-commerce site but now plans to open more than 100 retail locations over the next few years. “I wanted to create something that was more about a lifestyle than an actual fitness brand,” Kate said, adding proudly, “It seemed to really resonate.”
To learn more about healthy alkalizing weight loss and/or weight gain read, The pH Miracle for Weight Loss and learn how the Worlds top athletes and celebrities achieve extraordinary energy, health, fitness and longevity.
CNN asks, ‘Is McDonald’s doomed?’ Business Insider declares that ‘McDonald’s Is Losing America’ as the company fires its own CEO. What’s happening? As it turns out, the world is starting to ask what they’re truly eating in their food — and the new conglomerate of natural grocers and restaurants are trailblazing the way into an entirely new economic environment. In other words: people are simply tired of shoveling garbage into their bodies, and they’re not going to put up with it anymore.
Here’s just a few of the ingredients you can find in many fast food meals:
A chemical known for its use in silicone breast implants, silly putty, and also… chicken nuggets
A laxative chemical and electronic cigarette filler that even e-cigarette companies are beginning to phase out
A chemical used in the creation of foamed plastic items like yoga mats
So are you surprised to find that many are turning away from fast food leaders like McDonald’s?
Nations around the world are already rejecting the ensemble of artificial ingredients included in many staple McDonald’s meal options. Back in 2013, their attempts to expand operations in Bolivia were completely shut down by the reality that the Bolivian citizens were not willing to purchase their fast food creations. As reported back in July of 2013:
“McDonald’s restaurants operated in Bolivia for 14 years, according to Hispanically Speaking. In 2002, they had to shutter their final remaining 8 stores because they simply couldn’t turn a profit—and if you know fast food companies, you know it’s not because they didn’t try.
The Golden Arches sunk plenty of money into marketing and campaigning—trying to get the food-loving Bolivians to warm to their French fries and burgers, but it simply wasn’t happening.”
And they’re absolutely still trying to become ‘relevant’ again in the United States, as natural food giants like Whole Foods are able to offer a medley of organic-based options for the same price of a Happy Meal with extra fries. Even CNN Money admits that with public knowledge expanding over these meal options, McDonald’s is fighting to stay relevant. Paul R. La Monica, reporting for the CNN Money column, writes:
“Are the meals no longer as happy for McDonald’s customers as they used to be? The fast food giant definitely seems worried.
McDonald’s (MCD) reported lackluster quarterly results last week. And company executives used the words “relevance,” “relevant” and “relevancy” a combined 20 times during its conference call with analysts. Translation: the leaders of the Golden Arches are very concerned about whether the company is still relevant.
If you look at the expected growth rates for Mickey D’s biggest burger rivals — as well as upstarts in the so-called fast casual restaurant chain industry — I’d be “Grimace”-ing too. (Sorry. But I miss that purple blob!)”
From Super Bowl commercials to mega marketing campaigns, McDonald’s is shoveling cash into their PR machine — something they have in common with GMO juggernaut Monsanto. Another company that is facing a financial loss amid increased awareness and international import issues. As the Associated Press article ‘Monsanto Loses $156 Million in Fiscal Fourth Quarter’ explains, the multinational corporation has entered a very unique loss period that spells out a lot about the future of its GMO technology:
“Monsanto Co. on Wednesday reported a loss of $156 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
The St. Louis-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 27 cents per share.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 24 cents per share.”
The news comes as Monsanto continues to spend millions in attempts to stop GMO labeling campaigns around the nation, funding opposition groups and ensuring that you don’t know what’s in your food. After all, there’s a reason that 96% of Monsanto shareholders absolutely do not want GMO labeling legislation to pass within the US — it could hurt business.
As information continues to spread on key issues like the prevalence of toxic substances within fast food meals and the reality behind GMOs and their secrecy, there is no doubt that these two companies (and many others) will experience the economic backlash. Will they change in order to meet the new economic shift?
Source natural society
The pH Miracle for Weight Loss will help you lose ALL acidic weight bound to fat. Normal weight loss for women is 1 pound per day and for men 2 pounds per day. To learn more read The pH Miracle for Weight Loss!
You can also watch the documentary “Losing a Ton and Making It Fun!”
“Dropping A Ton and Making It Fun” “The Healthiest Film of All Time!” A Lovable DocuComedy that follows one man’s struggle to lose 180 pounds. You will meet holistic superstars sharing timeless messages, effortless weight loss and how Cancer is Simple!
Before and After Pictures of Rick who lost over 180 pounds!
I am truly grateful for the truth, The PH Miracle for Weight Loss by Dr . Robert O Young has changed my life in ways that I never expected. This powerful information will transform your life, spiritually, emotionally, physically and quite possibly will be the the best decision you will ever make for yourself. Obviously the picture on the left tells a painful story and when I look at it even now it shocks me. But I am more focused on the picture on the right that is me now.
How much ACID is too much ACID?
Even one pack of the candy favorite M&M’s may be more than you should eat in a day, newly drafted guidelines from the World Health Organization suggest.
The WHO used to recommend that you get no more than 10% of your daily calories from sugar acid, but now they’re considering lowering that to 5%. For an average, healthy adult, that would mean 25 grams, or about six teaspoons of sugar acid per day. (That’s a little less than what you’d get from 10 Hershey’s Kisses. A single can of Coke has 39 grams of sugar acid.)
A teaspoon of sugar in your coffee or a half cup of ice cream won’t kill you — all things in moderation — but the average sugar intake in the U.S. is 22 teaspoons per person per day. That’s almost four times as much as the WHO’s new guidelines suggest is healthy.
People have been sounding warnings about the dangers of too much sugar for a long time. As early as 1957, John Yudkin, a professor of nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College in London, began arguing that when it came to heart disease and other chronic ailments, sugar — not fat — was the culprit.
So what happens if you eat too much sugar? Here’s a depressing rundown.
Trust your dentist on this one: Sugar is a metabolic acid and ad enemy to dental health that one study way back in 1967 called it the “arch criminal” behind cavities. The connection between the metabolic acid sugar and cavities is perhaps the best established. “Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria that line the teeth feed on simple sugars, creating acid that destroys enamel,” Anahad O’Connor explains at The New York Times. Because acid is a key culprit, sour candies are especially nefarious.
2. Insatiable hunger
Leptin is a hormone that lets your body know when you’ve had enough to eat. In people who develop leptin resistance, this “I’m full” signal is never received, presenting a major obstacle for weight control.
Some studies have raised the possibility that leptin resistance may be a side effect of obesity, not a contributing cause. But research in rats suggests that overconsumption of fructose can directly lead to higher-than-normal levels of leptin, which can reduce your body’s sensitivity to the hormone. Removing fructose from the rats’ diets generally reversed those effects.
“Our data indicate that chronic fructose consumption induces leptin resistance prior to body weight … increases, and this fructose-induced leptin resistance accelerates high-fat induced obesity,” concluded one 2008 study in rats. Still, more research is needed to test whether these effects hold true in humans as well.
3. Weight gain
Other than adopting a completely sedentary lifestyle, there are few routes to packing on the pounds that work as swiftly and assuredly as making large amounts of added sugars a staple of your daily diet. Sugary foods are full of acidic ingredients not will do little to satiate hunger. A 2013 review of 68 different studies found “consistent evidence that increasing or decreasing intake of dietary acidic sugars and sugary foods from current levels of intake is associated with corresponding changes in body weight in adults.” Want to lose weight? Cutting your sugar and acidic sugary food intake is a good place to start.
4. Insulin resistance
When you eat a lot of high-sugar acidic meals — donuts for breakfast, anyone? — it can increase your body’s demand for insulin, a hormone that helps your body convert food into usable energy. When insulin levels are consistently high, your body’s sensitivity to the hormone is reduced, and the acidic metabolic waste product glucose builds up in the blood. Symptoms of insulin resistance can include fatigue, hunger, brain fog, and high blood pressure. It’s also associated with extra weight around the middle. Still, most people don’t realize they are insulin resistant until it develops into full-blown diabetes — a much more serious diagnosis.
One study that followed 51,603 women between 1991 and 1999 found an increased risk of diabetes among those who consumed more acidic sugar-sweetened beverages — that’s soda, sweetened ice tea, energy drinks, etc. And a massive review of previous research involving 310,819 participants supported this result, concluding that drinking lots of soda was associated not just with weight gain but with the development of type 2 diabetes.
Portion control may be especially crucial when it comes to sugar. “Duration and degree of sugar exposure correlated significantly with diabetes prevalence … while declines in acidic sugar exposure correlated with significant subsequent declines in diabetes rates” — even after controlling for other socioeconomic and dietary factors, concluded a 2013 study of eating habits and diabetes prevalence in 175 countries.
Obesity is one of the most-cited risks of excess acid or sugar consumption. Just one can of soda each day could lead to 15 pounds of weight gain in a single year, and each can of soda increases the odds of becoming obese, a JAMA study noted.
Sugar may well raise the risk of obesity directly, but the association could be mediated by diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or other diet and exercise habits associated with high-sugar diets. And it’s possible that soda is uniquely pernicious, above and beyond other sugary foods.
“The complexity of our food supply and of dietary intake behavior, and how diet relates to other behaviors, makes the acquisition of clear and consistent scientific data on the topic of specific dietary factors and obesity risk especially elusive,” concluded one 2006 review. Still, a more recent review cautioned, “we should avoid the trap of waiting for absolute proof before allowing public health action to be taken.”
7. Liver failure
Because of the unique way we metabolize fructose, it creates a stress response in the liver that can exacerbate inflammation. High doses of sugar can make the liver go into overdrive. That’s one reason excess fructose is a “key player” in the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, where fat accumulates in the liver in the absence of alcohol abuse.
People with this diagnosis have been found to have almost double the soda intake of the average person. Most don’t experience any complications and don’t realize they have it. But in some people, the accumulated fat can lead to scarring in the liver and eventually progress to liver failure.
8. Pancreatic cancer
A handful of studies have found that high-sugar acidic diets are associated with a slightly elevated risk of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers. The link may be because high-sugar acidic diets are associated with obesity and diabetes, both of which increase the likelihood someone will develop pancreatic cancer. Still, one large study published in the International Journal of Cancer disputed the link between increased sugar intake and increased cancer risk, so more research is needed.
Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2002; The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006; Annals of Oncology, 2012; International Journal of Cancer, 2012; Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity, 2012
9. Breast Cancer
According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is its toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco.
Sugars and the inflammation and acidic environments they create are important constituents of the local environment of tumors. In most types of cancer inflammatory conditions are present before malignancy changes occur.
Published in the Journal of Cliinical Investigation and titled, “Increased sugar uptake promotes oncogenesis via EPAC/RAP1 and O-GlcNAc pathways”, researchers addressed a common perception (or misperception) in the cancer research community regarding sugar’s relationship to cancer: namely, “increased glycolysis [sugar based metabolism] is frequently viewed as a consequence of oncogenic events that drive malignant cell growth and survival.”
Contrary to this conventional view, the new study “provides evidence that increased glycolytic activation itself can be an oncogenic event…” That is to say, the activation of sugar-based metabolism in a cell – driven by both the presence of increased quantities of glucose and the increase glucose receptors on the cell membrane surface (i.e. “overexpression of a glucose transporter”) – drives cancer initiation.
Moreover, the study found that “Conversely, forced reduction of glucose uptake by breast cancer cells led to phenotypic reversion.” In other words, interfering with sugar availability and uptake to the cell causes the cancer cell to REVERSE towards its pre-cancer structure-function (phenotype).
What this new research indicates is that sugar – of which Americans consume an astounding 160 lbs annually (imagine: 31 five-pound bags for each of us!) – is one of the primary causes of metabolic cell changes in the body consistent with the initiation and promotion of cancer. And, the research indicates that removing it from the diet, and depriving the cells of it, could REVERSE cancer.
10. Kidney disease
The idea that a high-sugar diet — and too much carbonic acid in soda in particular — may be a risk factor for kidney disease is still just a hypothesis, but there’s some reason for concern. “Findings suggest that sugary, carbonic and phosphoric acid soda consumption may be associated with kidney damage,” concluded one study of 9,358 adults. (The association emerged only in those drinking two or more sodas a day.) Rats fed extremely high-sugar diets — consuming about 12 times the percentage of sugar recommended in the WHO’s new guidelines — developed enlarged kidneys and a host of problems with regular kidney function.
11. High blood pressure
Hypertension has wrongfully associated with salty foods, not highly acidic desserts — but eating lots of added sugar has indeed been linked to high blood pressure. In one study following 4,528 adults without a history of hypertension, consuming 74 or more grams of sugar each day was strongly associated with an elevated risk of high blood pressure.
In another very small study following only 15 people, researchers found that drinking 60 grams of fructose elicited a spike in blood pressure two hours later. This response may be related to the fact that digesting fructose produces uric acid, but — as one meta-analysis of the data concluded — “longer and larger trials are needed.”
12. Heart disease
Heart disease may not get as much time in the spotlight as diseases like cancer and AIDS, but it is in fact the number one cause of death in the United States. While smoking and a sedentary lifestyle have long been acknowledged as major risk factors. Conditions associated with excess sugar consumption, like diabetes and being overweight, are also already known risk factors for heart disease, and recent research suggests that eating too much sugar might stack the odds against your heart health — especially if you are a woman.
In one study of rats with high blood pressure — which may offer clues for further research but can’t be directly extrapolated to humans — heart failure came fastest when they were fed a diet high in sugar (when compared to high-starch and high-fat diets). And a CDC study of 11,733 adults concluded that there is “a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk for CVD [cardiovascular disease] mortality.” When participants got 17% to 21% of their daily calories from sugar, they were 38% more likely to die from heart disease than those who limited their calories from sugar to 8% of their total intake.
Doctors don’t all agree the “food addiction” you read about in diet books is a real thing, but there’s recently been some research indicating that the disorder might be possible in humans. And there is evidence that rats can become dependent on sugar, further supporting the idea that similar behavior might be present in humans.
“In some circumstances, intermittent access to sugar can lead to behavior and neurochemical changes that resemble the effects of a substance of abuse,” noted one study that found sugar-addled rats displayed bingeing, craving, and withdrawal behaviors.
14. Cognitive decline
Obesity and diabetes are both risk factors for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s, so it’s no surprise that studies are beginning to find a link between excess sugar and these cognitive conditions. The reasons for a possible relationship between a high-sugar diet and dementia later in life are still unclear.
Is there a direct dietary association? Is the real link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s only? One recent study found rats that had diets high in fat and sugar could dull emotional arousal and contribute to memory impairment. And another study in humans found an association between diets high in high fructose corn syrup and reduced performance in the hippocampus. Researchers are currently investigating the many open questions, with some urging caution until more evidence is gathered.
Source: American Journal of Alzheimer’s, 2009; Journal of Gerontology, 2010; Behavioral Neuroscience, 2011; Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 2013; Nutrition Journal, 2013; Behavioral Neuroscience, 2013
15. Nutritional deficiencies
If you’re scarfing down lots of excess sugar, you’re probably skipping over the things you should be eating instead. “High-sugar foods displace whole foods (eg, soft drinks displace milk and juice consumption in children) and contribute to nutritional deficiencies,” noted a statement from the American Heart Association. In a study of 568 10-year-olds, as sugar intake increased, intake of essential alkalizing nutrients decreased. And in a 1999 study, researchers from the Department of Agriculture found that when people got 18% or more of their calories from sugar, they had the lowest levels of essentials like folate, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
Gout used to be considered a disease limited to the rich, but as our acidic high protein diets have changed, this painful form of arthritis has become more common across all sectors of society. Certain foods like organ meats and anchovies that are associated with gout have high levels of something called purines and when your body breaks them down, it produces uric acid. A buildup of uric acid is what often leads to this acidic conniption of gout.
But uric acid is also a byproduct of fructose metabolization, and now newer research is suggesting that too much sugar could be a risk factor for gout as well. “Consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks and fructose is strongly associated with an increased risk of gout in men,” concluded a 2008 study that tracked thousands of patients for more than a decade.
Hi my name is Elissa. The picture above is when I was sick, tired, and over-weight suffering from an over-acidic lifestyle and diet.
Back when i was about 37 I started having stomach problems leading to acid reflux. I went to many Doctors and had numerous medical tests but not a single Doctor could diagnose me. Finally. i was put on an anti-acid called Prevacid and went on with my life. About 8 years later- the Prevacid stopped working so the Gastroenterologist Doctor put me on every drug related to reducing stomach acids. Nothing helped! The Doctors performed 3 endoscopies over the next 8 yrs. Not a single Doctor could help me and i began to panic. I felt sick, depressed and tired and didn’t know where to turn .
I started googling everything i could on curing acid reflux. Finally, I came across Dr. Robert O. Young’s articles about how changing your lifestyle and diet and getting rid of acidic foods would reverse acid reflux. I researched and read his books and began changing my way of eating. Almost immediately the acid reflux began to ease up. I was so happy! As weeks went on my stomach and bowels healed. I lost weight, gained tons of energy and my all-over demeanor became calmer. I was healthy and happy!
I am now 47 and I can do over 20 pushups when before I couldn’t even do 3 pushups. I can curl 15 pounds on each arm when I couldn’t even curl 8 pounds. I completed a 5k run for the first time. I sleep great. And, just recently I had the flu and got rid of it in 4 days using raw garlic.
My body is making me very happy these days and I owe it all to Dr. Young for guiding me on my path to healing and good health. Look at me now free from acidic drugs, acid reflux, fatigue, sickness and over-weight. Dr. Robert O. Young’s pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet changed and saved my life.
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A new study out of Canada has scientifically quantified the obesity health toll as shaving up to eight years off of a person’s life, with several decades of relative misery leading up to this early death.Researchers from McGill University in Montreal noted that the major risk factors associated with obesity are common illnesses like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Most people are aware of these conditions, and even their relationship with obesity, but they often fail to recognize how quality of life is degraded once they are present.