Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. In the UK, approximately 24 million people are overweight and 13.5 million are obese.
Being severely obese is as hazardous to health as smoking. In the US, obesity has now overtaken smoking as the no. 1 cause of premature death.
More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure and 24 million people are diabetic. In the UK, 12 million people have high blood pressure and an estimated 3 million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the no. 1 cause of death for men and women, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers.
In the US, 60 percent of bankruptcies are caused by what has become known as “medical debt”.
Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many of us into sick, uninformed, indebted, “processed” people.
A new documentary called Processed People features interviews from nine health and environmental experts/advocates. They discuss how and why we have got into this mess and what we can do to break the “processed people” cycle.
Trailers for the film are available on YouTube.
If you would like to escape from the “processed people” cycle and live as nature intended, please come and learn how to cook with natural unprocessed foods at Cooking for Health classes, held throughout the year in Somerset, UK.