The Suffering of Obese People in Our Society
John Robbins, author of “Diet for a New America”, writes a
heart-warming and challenging article about the suffering and alienation
obese people suffer in our society. Robbins highlights the
misinformation given by physicians to people who suffer from chronic
diseases, like diabetes, by not offering the choice of adopting a
plant-based diet and instead prescribing medications only. While he
agrees that fast food companies are indeed in part guilty of our state
of health, Robbins ultimately believes the responsibility is on us.
To read the article and also learn about Natala Constantine, an obese
woman with many health problems, who -- by adopting a plant-based diet
-- begins the journey to regain her health, please search online for
Being Fat in America
Suffering is all around. In our society, people are alienated and
ridiculed for their appearance, sexual orientation, race, etc., thus
perpetrating a vicious cycle that only brings darkness and pain.
However, humans also have the power to love and care for one another
bringing much needed healing into this world. May each one of us choose
to follow Christ’s teachings of compassion, mercy and love, by extending
our circle of compassion to all of God’s Creation.
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