Gastric bypass surgeons spreading billion-dollar lie
If you've ever had some silver-tongued surgeon try to con you into a gastric bypass surgery, you probably felt like you were watching a Pinocchio cartoon -- it was one fib after another.
The pounds were going to melt away like a popsicle on the Fourth of July. Your clothes were going to hang off you like a plus-sized burka on a baby. Heck, your friends wouldn't even recognize you anymore!
And, of course, he was just setting you up for the biggest whopper of them all -- you might finally be able to shed those painful insulin injections and beat diabetes for good.
Well, an eye-opening new study has finally exposed these scalpel-wielding millionaire surgeons for what they REALLY are.
A pack of liars and money-grubbing thieves.
The research, just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed for three years 150 diabetics who turned to gastric bypass surgery to shed pounds and, hopefully, their diabetes. And for the vast majority of these folks, gastric bypass wasn't a panacea -- it was a first-class ticket to disappointment.
In fact, gastric bypass did NOTHING to help 75% of these poor patients control their diabetes.
Of course, this study was funded by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that makes surgical devices, so the mainstream spin machine is working overtime trying to convince you that a 25% success rate isn't terrible.
Well, 4:1 odds aren't bad if you're betting on a racehorse -- but when you're gambling with your health, it isn't a bet worth taking. Because while chances are that gastric bypass won't send your diabetes packing, it could have you permanently relocating to that giant fat farm in the sky.
Gastric bypass has already killed thousands of folks just like you around the world. And even the poor saps who survive the surgery are often dead a couple years later as serious vitamin and nutrient deficiencies shut down their organs one by one.
Just a few weeks back, I told you about a British mom who literally starved to death as she learned the hard way what the weight loss that accompanies gastric bypass doesn't come with an "off" switch. You'll lose weight -- but you might not be able to stop.
If you're dealing with a serious weight issue, unseat your seat by picking up an active hobby and switch to protein-rich diet that practically eliminates those pound-packing carbs. Plus work on learning, and overcoming, the stresses and triggers that cause you to overeat in the first place.
But don't for a minute trust some surgeon in an Armani suit who gets paid whether you live or not. Because he might flash you a million-dollar smile and give you a look at those perfect teeth -- but odds are, he's lying right through them.