Don't Fall for This Weight-Loss Scam
Quick fixes never work. Not in life, not in relationships, and certainly not in medicine.
That’s why I am 100 percent against gastric bypass surgery.
I’ve seen the results too many times, and they are never good. People end up broken, sick, and literally shells of themselves.
So when I read about a new study presented by the American Heart Association, I got up in arms.
According to the research, weight loss surgery is tied to lower risk of heart failure. A study like this could push someone who’s been on the “should-I-or-shouldn’t-I” line right on over the edge—and that’s exactly what I’m afraid of.
But don’t be fooled by the flashy headline.
The study compared two groups of obese people: one got weight loss surgery, the other dieted. At the end of four years, the group who got the gastric bypass surgery had a lower risk of heart failure.
But here’s what they didn’t tell you… both groups had a similar rate of heart attack and death!
That’s right – they want you to believe this surgery is saving lives, but there’s no evidence of that at all.
And here’s what else this study doesn’t mention…
- Roughly 1 in 200 die from complications during the surgery.
- Up to 10 percent need a second surgery.
- Up to 40 percent have problems ranging from diarrhea to hernias to intestinal leaks.
- Many develop abdominal pain because of adhesions.
- And patients can develop nutrient deficiencies because the bypass shrinks the areas of the intestinal tract that absorb nutrients, forcing them to take vitamins for the rest of their lives.
But wait, there’s more! Even with all the risks and complications, the surgery itself rarely helps people accomplish the very task they are trying to achieve: losing weight!
Fewer than 10 percent of the people who have this surgery ever reach a healthy, “normal” BMI. And a shocking number gain the weight back after the first year.
Now that’s mainstream medicine at its finest!
People who become morbidly obese have more serious underlying issues that no quick-fix surgery is going to erase. Toxins, stress, nutrient-poor diet, lack of rest—and the big one, emotional problems—can’t be surgically removed.
Obese people also face another major roadblock when it comes to weight loss—they are leptin resistant. Leptin is a hormone that sends a signal to your brain when you’ve had enough to eat. When you’re leptin resistant, your levels are high, but your brain isn’t listening to it.
In other words, the switch that tells you to stop eating is broken.
Weight loss surgery can’t fix it – but I’ll tell you what can.
There’s a protocol that works to reset leptin sensitivity, and it’s as simple as 1-2-3:
- Have a high protein breakfast
- Eat three meals a day, no snacking, and no eating in the evening.
- Those meals should be low carb.
After just six weeks of following this protocol, your leptin receptors will wake up, and those cravings will go away.
Of course, no weight loss program is a quick fix, but getting your body’s hormones to work WITH you, rather than AGAINST you, is a big step in the right direction.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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