Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2012-06-26
worth more FAT than skinny: Obesity as economic opportunity
The system we live in makes for some
perversions of economics. Once you understand these perverse
circumstances, lots of things in health make better sense.
You are worth more DIABETIC
Diabetes is a booming business! Take a look at the
gushing predictions of financial analysts, such as this Wikinvest report:
Diabetes is booming and expected to pay drug manufacturers
up to $114 billion annually. The diabetes market is
presently growing 13.5% per year, a growth rate that shows
no signs of slowing despite the recession.
You are worth more FAT than skinny.
We all know that being overweight or obese is
associated with a wide array of health conditions:
hypertension, diabetes and pre-diabetes, osteoarthritis,
acid reflux, gallbladder disease, coronary heart disease,
breast cancer. In total, these “market opportunities”
comprise hundreds of billions of dollars in drug prescriptions,
joint prostheses, surgical procedures, and hospitalizations.
Drugs for acid reflux alone approach $100 billion
annually in revenues to the drug industry.
If you are slender or normal, you
are providing far less opportunity for any of these
conditions. You are worthless!
You are worth more ALIVE than dead.
Chronic disease is the key, not death!
The longer you are kept alive
with chronic conditions that require treatment, such
as “high cholesterol,” acid reflux,
or hypertension, the more profit opportunity there is.
Your lack of health, cultivated
by Big Food and Big Agribusiness, represents a very
substantial opportunity for Big Pharma. They need
more overweight people with chronic diseases
like diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis.
So get out there and do your
part to grow the economy: Eat more “healthy whole
grains,” frequent your Big Box store selling
cellophane-wrapped, ready-to-eat processed food, and
see your doctor who is ready and able to prescribe all
the drugs you will need. If you (or your employer) pay
your healthcare insurance premiums, well, then,
you bear the burden of costs, not to mention
the burden of disease. If you are not diabetic,
overweight, or unhealthy, well then, you simply are no
use to Big Food, Agribusiness, or Big Pharma!