I live in the South (Texas). Just go to any Wal-Mart. I'd say that figure is accurate, if not low.
Ok ok, I'm always anti-conspiracy, so my opinion's probably not popular.
I get why this makes sense, and it's tempting to jump into and believe. But why does everything have to be a conspiracy?
Obviously there are huge issues with conventional prevalent healthcare, but I don't think I'd go as far as saying they actually want us to be fat and unhealthy. Keep in mind a lot of people who work for these companies/organisations being accused are probably overweight or obese.
Think of your family doctor. If you have a good relationship with him/her. They don't want you to be fat! My doctor at least, genuinely cares about me. He doesn't make more money when I'm fat, I rarely visit the doctor. He isn't giving me CW advice because he wants me to be fat, he's doing it because he think it's right. And for a long time studies seemed to point in that direction. I don't believe they INTEND to mislead us. My roommates are med students, I pay a lot of attention to what they're taught in nutrition. It is scientifically backed, unfortunately it's just not in depth enough or exploratory enough, and they don't consider alternatives, it's all "tried and true". It was cool to see they did a whole thing on celiacs and gluten intolerance though.
I mean, you could be right, it could be a huge conspiracy, but I think there are too many players for them all to be willingly doing this. If it's really happening, I think it's a governmental thing, more so than a medical/pharmaceutical professional thing.
It's easier to control someone who can't move.
In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.
Though it IS mostly about the money the further away you get from the actual patient/consumer, I honestly believe most doctors really do want their patients to be healthy. They just haven't been taught the way to do that, and it goes back generations.
On the food and pharmaceuticals end of it, I don't think it's a mass conspiracy, it's just choosing to not care about the consequences of what they're selling because it would be choosing to give up a crap ton of cash, and someone else would do it anyway. It's not a conspiracy to make us sick, it's people thinking money is more important than pretty much anything else.
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