Obesity is not an epidemic it is a symptom. this symptom can cause other illnesses as a direct cause.
Obesity is usually an eating disorder that often is a symptom of the onset of Depression.
In our attempt to fight off negative life events and major stressors associated with the onset of depression, including job loss, loss of loved one, trauma, problematic relationships, and lack of a sufficient social network. The serotonin levels drop. Things that bring us Pleasure, usually refed to as habits or addictions, increases the serotonin levels and we feel better.
Eating is one of those many addictions that that brings pleasure. As does smoking, alcohol, sex, friendship, social gatherings. Some of the consequences of these habits are not socially accepted. The terms of endearment that are used to describe one that over indulges are Drunk, Fat. Smoker, Whore, hound dog, sexual predator are just to name a few.
The Cache 22 is that this brings guilt and adds to the Stress, which depletes serotonin levels. This snow ball effect leads to depression. This cycle of events gets repeated with an increasing frequency, which is overwhelming. At this point we give up and we stop fighting. The end of this journey is called Depression.
Before you arrive at your destination you can increase serotonin levels with a natural 5-HTP. It will reduce the need for the habit of over eating, or any other habit for that matter. 5-HTP is not just to suppress your appetite for food. It raises your serotonin levels and removes the need to use the habit to do so. 5-HTP used with the HCG Diet makes this really effective way to lose weight
Statistics show that Approximately 7% of the U.S. population suffers from depression, though this rate varies significantly according to gender and age. While there are no gender differences in childhood, starting in adolescence a difference begins to become evident. Overall, women are 70% more likely to suffer from depression during their lives than men. People aged 18 to 29 are significantly more likely to suffer from depression than individuals over the age of 60. The most common age of onset is in a person’s 20s though depression can begin late in life – especially in men.