“Obesity Surgery May Cure Diabetes.” Don’t Buy It!
This week’s Journal of the American Medical Association is out with yet more propaganda leading more people down the misguided path to surgery to “cure” their obesity … this time, suggesting the surgery can also “cure” diabetes.
They’ve published a study — a SINGLE study, mind you — out of Sweden that involved a few hundred people. The result? Weight-loss surgery — whether gastric bypass, stomach banding, or a combination of banding and stapling — is more effective than the “usual” diabetes treatment at reversing the disease. It appears a small fraction of those patients remained free of diabetes complications for up to 20 years.
OK, let’s examine this. First of all, the “usual” diabetes treatment does not “cure” diabetes; it merely MANAGES it. Pills and injections just keep the blood sugar level in check; they do nothing to correct the underlying problem causing the disease in the first place.
So now let’s take a closer look at these weight loss surgeries.
At least two studies indicate gastric bypass (as well as the other two equally barbaric methods) could have severely dangerous side effects, including severe hypoglycemia and death.
But first, the hypoglycemia. It’s caused by what’s called “dumping syndrome”, which occurs when the small intestine fills too quickly with undigested food from the stomach. Which makes perfect sense, of course, since the doctor has unnaturally cut off an entire chunk of the stomach. It’s no surprise that the stomach now will not work the way it should. In fact, it’s a wonder that it even works at all after this procedure.
At the same time, other research has uncovered a higher-than-expected (at least, among doctors and researchers with apparently no common sense) risk of death following surgery, even among younger patients. In fact, in a study of more than 16,000 subjects (that would be nearly 30 times the size of TODAY’S study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, by the way), more than 5% of men and nearly 3% of women aged 35 to 44 were dead within a year of the surgery.
In other words, a 1 in 20 chance of being dead within a year.
It gets worse.
In patients aged 45 to 54, as well as aged 65 to 74, the chances of dying within a year skyrocket to 13% for men and 6% for women. That’s nearly 1 in 7.
The potentially deadly complications can include malnutrition, infection, and bowel and gallbladder problems. The surgery itself can be a dangerous shock to the system, particularly for older patients.
So if you beat the odds and live, life is good, right? You’re thin and healthy! Not so fast. If you manage to live through this barbaric procedure, you still face major complications, including bone loss, liver failure, and permanent immune system damage.
And by the way, the long-term success rate for all weight-loss surgeries is only TEN PERCENT!! Why? Because despite what mainstream medicine tells us, at its core, obesity’s root cause has nothing to do with the size of your stomach or the volume of food you’re eating. The thermodynamics of metabolism are highly complex, and are directly affected by all the chemicals in our modern diet and our modern lifestyles of chronic sleep deprivation. New research even suggests that also playing a part is all the electro-magnetic radiation we’re exposing ourselves to, including wi-fi and cell phone transmissions.
Cutting down your stomach won’t make a bit of difference.
And yet, unbelievably, gastric bypass is the most common obesity surgery in the United States.. About 160,000 people undergo gastric bypass surgery every year.
With those terrible odds and risks, why on Earth would doctors even suggest such a dangerous procedure?
FOLLOW THE MONEY.
These surgeries cost upwards of $30,000. And no surprise — the insurance companies are in on it, too! For most patients, these surgeries are almost entirely covered! So everyone makes money, and IF you mange to live through the first year, they continue to make money off of you with your new chronic immunodeficiency issues, liver problems, and a litany of other major health issues.
So what’s really the solution? NATURAL weight loss. Please, if any of you are struggling with obesity, before you consider this life-threatening barbaric surgery, read my very first post on this blog about the Simeons HCG Protocol. I even welcome emails and questions, and I can refer you to the doctors I’ve used.
I invite you to do your own research. But at the very least, keep an open mind and don’t always believe everything doctors and “experts” tell you. Remember: FOLLOW THE MONEY. Often, there is a financial incentive behind every piece of “advice” they give you.