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Old 17th July 2006   #1
M. Lopez
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Default Dieting causes dementia (study)

Finally, here's a little sanity from the medical establishment. A new study further proves that weight loss is harmful to your health. The latest revelation is that it causes dementia:

http://indiaenews.com/2006-07/15106...mentia-risk.htm

The article goes into detail, but the pertinent fact is stated right away:
"New York - Women losing weight could develop dementia in the future, warned a US study.

Dementia is an organic mental disorder characterised by loss of memory, impairment of judgment, abstract thinking and changes in personality."


This should surprise no one, as it's so intuitively obvious that food deprivation is harmful for a woman's health. The horrible physical feeling that accompanies starvation is the body's way of saying, "Stop this - you're killing me."

It's just such a shame that it takes a grave medical revelation like this to show the blinkered medical profession what's obvious to anyone with a little common sense.

A BBC article about the same study adds other important details,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5179230.stm

and it's remarkable to find medical researchers finally talking about ways to prevent weight loss, not initiate it:

"Lead researcher Dr David Knopman said: "The weight of those women who developed dementia was drifting downward many years before the onset of symptoms.

"We believe that the brain disease began to interfere somehow with maintenance of body weight, long before it affected memory and thinking."...

The UK authors of this study, Dr Robert Stewart and colleagues from the Institute of Psychiatry, London, said: "An important consideration arising from research in this area is the extent to which weight loss may be prevented or minimised..."
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Old 18th July 2006   #2
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Default Re: Dieting causes dementia (study)

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it's so intuitively obvious that food deprivation is harmful for a woman's health. The horrible physical feeling that accompanies starvation is the body's way of saying, "Stop this - you're killing me."

A comparison is in order here. Think of anything organic: plants, produce, or any creation of the natural world (to which we all belong). Which condition of organic matter indicates healthfulness: a ripe, full, luscious shape, or a withered, shrivelled form? The latter is a tell-tale sign of disease; the former, of perfect health. The natural human instinct is to recoil from something that is in a dessicated condition, and to savour the sight of something that is plump and ruddy with vitality.

Those are the that aesthetic instincts that plus-size women should recover and adopt, whenever they look in the mirror, or speculate about their health, versus that of their underweight rivals.

The shift from an agrarian-based life to an urbanized existence has deprived us of our intuitive understanding of what is healthy, and what is not. Our alienation from the natural world has permitted a self-evidently absurd association of starvation with health to become common belief. This has led to the preposterous situation of having women deliberately making themselves unhealthy (emaciated), to supposedly to look "better"--when in fact, they look worse.

As a recent expose that was posted on our forum revealed, most weight-related medical research is bought and paid for by the diet industry (out of its billion-dollar profits). These researchers therefore generate whichever "results" will suit their bankrollers' agenda, and maintain their funding. It's the medical equivalent of Enron-style accounting. You can twist the numbers to show anything you like, but that doesn't make them geniune.

If more women would stop listening to the compromised medical profession, and start attending to their bodies' wants, they would live happier (and healthier) lives. The human body intuitively knows what it needs, and delivers sensations of desire on that basis.

And, as an added bonus, the female body even augments its own beauty when its physical wants are met. Why wouldn't any woman take advantage of this win-win situation?

Sophie Sheppard (Bella Models, Australia)--the soft fullness of her facial features testifies to her health and vitality:

- A creative fable (the fashion world, in metaphor)

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