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Obesity a disease?

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Is obesity a DISEASE, OR A SIN THAT LEADS TO A DISEASE? (Sin is missing the mark, ROMANS 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD.)
True, it can be compared to alcoholism, drug addiction, etc. Many call these behaviors diseases and others call them sin.

I suppose all of these are out of control symptoms of something.
Balance and discipline has lost all meaning in my personal battle with overeating; until I'm FORCED to look at my behavior because of what I see in the mirror or clothes not fitting.

Truth is all addiction needs severe LIFE CHANGES; but then so do many other diseases, don't they?

I worked for Dr. Fluharty in VA for a few years. He was an addiction-ologist and treated all out of control diseases that resulted from addictions. Overeating, Bulimia, and anorexia was among them!
(But not sugar diabetes......)
That was in the early 80's!
Disease or not, it requires severe life changes.......daily minute by minute changes! No reclassification of obesity can change that!
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    1CRAZYDOG I'm not surprized re: the MRI and the areas of the brain that light up being identical for sweet/salty AND alcohol/drugs!
    It's exactly what Dr. Fluhardy said years ago!
    May God help me to continue to stay on track.
    2818 days ago
    I DO believe we can be addicted to food, especially sweet and salty. If you look @ an MRI of someone who derives pleasure from sweet/salty foods, and compare it with the areas of the brain of someone addicted to any other substance (drugs, alcohol), the areas the light up are identical!

    So, it really is something we have to take care of day-to-day and have a battle plan to fight.

    Great blog.
    2818 days ago
    I like your thoughts!

    I personally agree that it doesn't really matter what it's classified as. I am also a Christian and personally I always think of the verse "If you're prone to gluttony, slit your throat" and the fact that gluttony is one of the 7 deadly sins.

    Seems pretty severe to me. Also stings pretty bad considering all the things I've put my body through.

    To me, over-eating does seem like it's on par with things like alcohol and drug addiction, and there is evidence all over that it has severe consequences on your health same as any chemical addiction.

    Just a few of my own thoughts :)
    2818 days ago
    2DAWN4 Thank you reading my blog.
    2819 days ago
    ELSCO55, Thank you!
    2819 days ago
    AVANELL, I agree with you! Thank you for the well wishes. Have a blessed day.
    2819 days ago
    I think at any stage of being overweight, whether a little or a lot, it gives an indication of misplaced trust in a person's source of provision. For me, as a Christian, my being over weight indicates that I've turned to food for comfort or the provision for whatever need I had instead of God. There is an imbalance in our lives, as believers, when we turn to anything other than the Holy Spirit for help, comfort, strength or friendship.

    May God grant you great success as you move forward toward your goal of healthy living!
    2819 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    an interesting blog
    2819 days ago
  • 2DAWN4
    I enjoyed your thoughts!

    2819 days ago
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