Obesity, The Number One Cause of Premature Death

Obesity—The Number One Cause of Premature Death!
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

Officially the medical definition of obesity requires a Body Mass Index of 30 or above. At a BMI of 30, all individuals at any height are a MINIMUM of 40 pounds overweight. But of course a BMI of 25 or more is OVERWEIGHT. Approximately one-third of adult Americans ore overweight and another third are just plain obese. Thus, two-thirds of adult Americans are at increased risk of premature death.

For women a waist measurement of 31.5 inches or above, and for men a waist measurement of 37 inches or above also puts you at increased risk.

The increased risks include cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and a weakened immune system. Calculate your BMI at the bottom of this note.

My suggestions for the best way to reduce excess weight:

  • Exercise daily, building over two months to one hour daily
  • Avoid junk food, MSG, Un-Equal, Pop
  • The Barnes Diet

THE BARNES DIET

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Broda Barnes was a Family Physician who revolutionized our concepts of nutrition and of hypothyroidism. He also had a PhD in thyroid biochemistry. He emphasized the wide variety of symptoms in hypothyroidism, from cold intolerance to heat intolerance; from weight loss to weight gain; from high to low blood pressure, etc. But above all, he felt that that the diagnosis was best made by finding a body temperature below normal. And he realized that an enlarged thyroid gland, goiter, was not common. In the 1970’s he estimated that 40% of the population is relatively hypothyroid, despite “normal” blood studies of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or Thyroxin. I have found that 90% of individuals today have subnormal temperature.

Barnes major contribution, however, is his demonstration that a RELATIVELY low carbohydrate diet is best for losing weight, maintaining optimal weight and for lowering cholesterol. The diet he recommended consisted of 70 grams of protein, 90 grams of fat and 50 grams of carbohydrate.

Breakfast consisted of:

2 or 3 eggs

3 strips of bacon, or sausage or ham

Small serving of fruit

Coffee or tea, with cream if desired

Lunch and Dinner:

Meat, fish or fowl

Vegetable with butter

Salad with lots of dressing

One serving of fruit at one meal

One glass of milk, tea or coffee

A good B complex supplement

This diet satisfies most appetites, lowers total cholesterol, raises HDL cholesterol and improves health in most people. This diet is much more palatable to most people and is much better tolerated than the Atkins diet. Virtually everyone will lose weight on it. Barnes often recommended thyroid supplementation. For anyone with low body temperature—below 98.6 orally after 9 AM, one Iodoral tablet at least once a week! If temp not normal within one month, add stimulation of the Ring of Fire and Ring of Water with Fire Bliss and Water Bliss.
Dr. sHEALy’s Air Bliss
Dr. sHEALy’s Fire Bliss
Reference:

Barnes, Broda and Galton, Lawrence. HYPOTHYROIDISM: The Unsuspected Disease,

Harper and Row, New York, 1976.

If the Body Mass Index Chart below is difficult to read in this newsletter go to

http://www.healthdiscovery.net/links/calculators/body_massindex_chart.htm

 

BMI

Height (in)

58

59

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

71

72

73

74

75

76

Wgt. (lbs)

4’10”

4’11”

5’0″

5’1″

5’2″

5’3″

5’4″

5’5″

5’6″

5’7″

5’8″

5’9″

5’10”

5’11”

6’0″

6’1′

6’2″

6’3′

6’4′

100

21

20

20

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

15

15

14

14

14

13

13

13

12

105

22

21

21

20

19

19

18

18

17

16

16

16

15

15

14

14

14

13

13

110

23

22

22

21

20

20

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

15

15

15

14

14

13

115

24

23

23

22

21

20

20

19

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

15

15

14

14

120

25

24

23

23

22

21

21

20

19

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

15

15

15

125

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

20

20

19

18

18

17

17

17

16

16

15

130

27

26

25

25

24

23

22

22

21

20

20

19

19

18

18

17

17

16

16

135

28

27

26

26

25

24

23

23

22

21

21

20

19

19

18

18

17

17

16

140

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

23

23

22

21

21

20

20

19

19

18

18

17

145

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

23

23

22

21

21

20

20

19

19

18

18

150

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

20

20

19

19

18

155

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

20

20

19

19

160

34

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

21

20

20

165

35

33

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

21

20

170

36

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

22

22

21

21

175

37

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

23

22

21

180

38

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

23

22

185

39

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

23

190

40

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

23

195

41

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

27

26

25

24

24

200

42

40

39

38

37

36

34

33

32

31

30

30

29

28

27

26

26

25

24

205

43

41

40

39

38

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

29

28

27

26

26

25

210

44

43

41

40

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

29

28

27

26

26

215

45

44

42

41

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

26

220

46

45

43

42

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

28

27

225

47

46

44

43

41

40

39

38

36

35

34

33

32

31

31

30

29

28

27

230

48

47

45

44

42

41

40

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

30

29

28

235

49

48

46

44

43

42

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

29

240

50

49

47

45

44

43

41

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

245

51

50

48

46

45

43

42

41

40

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

32

31

30

250

52

51

49

47

46

44

43

42

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

255

53

52

50

48

47

45

44

43

41

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

31

260

54

53

51

49

48

46

45

43

42

41

40

38

37

36

35

34

33

33

32

265

56

54

52

50

49

47

46

44

43

42

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

32

270

57

55

53

51

49

48

46

45

44

42

41

40

39

38

37

36

35

34

33

275

58

56

54

52

50

49

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