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According to the SENECA study, 20–25% of the relatively healthy participants failed to do so: Approximately 8% lost and 16% gained at least 5kg of body weight over a period of 4years.

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  • I just got cured from ALS diabetes disease. Alot of people are still suffering from this illness because of what the medical doctors say when they found out you have ALS Diabetes disease (there is no complete cure for AlS diabetes disease) which is not true I and my partner was cured

  • OMG it is a constant battle to even talk to anyone about the sugar and carbs in things. I myself have pulled out carbs and sugar and so many people think I am crazy. I believe they won’t take the evidence because they make no money! The USDA and big pharma..There is HUGE money in sugar on all levels..It really is so sad. Once an addict always and addict it never goes away

  • “Science tells us.” No. What’s your source? Where did it come from? There a too many generalities and unsourced assumptions here. This is just an “I know best” lecture. The only real science here was opinion.

    Even the chart used to show alcohol consumption was missing basic information. Was that gallons per year? It wasn’t labeled. Was the chart based on U.S. or European consumption? In the 1600s and 1700s people drank alcohol because water sources were contaminated. Was that taken into consideration? This is thinking with blinders on. Complexity wasn’t considered.

  • I totally dissagree with restrictions in availability, but it is true by regulating marketing we could do a lot. They should not be able to manipulate with our brains.

  • Wow, wow, wow!!! There are so many things that I love about this talk!! You give such great analogies, making it easy for a carb addict like me to understand. I am still a newbie, but I am learning.
    I too am chasing health and happiness, without the crutches of sugar and alcohol. Some days are pretty easy for me, other days are hard, especially when I am swamped with emotional pain. But for the first time in my life I am willing to address some traumas that have caused me to relapse in the past.
    As always, thank you Dr. Cywes for you incredible insight!!

  • I watch everything he puts out. This is by far my favorite interview. Literally emotional over how much he gets it. He’s changed my life in the last year, and he doesn’t even know me.

  • Is she saying that this is not our choice to drink alcohol all day long if it is available everywhere? And that we are not free to buy the food we need depending on how the supermarket is organized? Are we all children? What about very strict distribution of only healthy food to each family and no supermarkets or restaurants anymore? Is it what she is asking for?

  • No, it definitely is a matter of personal responsibility, the truth is that all people are irresponsible about some things at least sometimes and the same is true of food. Any top-down regulation to try and control food always means reduced personal freedom. Alcohol is a in fact an excellent metaphor of this danger; does anyone really want to live in a world where we aren’t allowed to buy ourselves fast food until we reach age 21?

  • And after the govt regulates how you can purchase food, it will regulate what food you can purchase and how much. I choose freedom and personal responsibility. Nobody is forcing Twinkies down my throat. We need education about nutrition and the hormonal cause of obesity…not more govt regulations.

  • Wow healthHackers, that was definitely one of the best interviews you have done yet. Fascinating! I have learnt a lot and can even think I could identify family members in the past who have most likely been addicted to carbohydrates. Thank you.

  • Thanks for at least touching on instinct. Listening to our natural feelings and not analyzing every little thing is I think something missing from the modern attempts to make our lives better. We ignore millions of years of evolution when we abandon our natural mind. I believe that our natural mind is our greatest untapped resource.

  • Bitch, its each persons responsibility for what they put in their mouth. Fast food and candy markets are just out to make money, just like any business. Dont put the blame on the businesses who sell the garbage food. People speak with their wallets, if everyone wanted to eat real healthy food then they would not eat shit food and all these places would go out of business or change their products.

  • There is worldwide collusion between big agriculture and big pharmacy, the effect of which is to increase obesity and its detrimental health effects in order to drive up corporate profits. Unless and until this situation is recognized and addressed, no amount of outcry or organizational response will be effective in combating obesity.

  • Personal responsibility has a role to play. Denying that is counterproductive.

    But it’s also a public health crisis that markets aren’t correcting. And they were failing to do so even before ACA. I think a tax on refined sugar would go pretty far toward solving the problem. If coke was costly enough to subtract 20 oz from the American diet per capita, per day, we’d be 25 lbs lighter per capita per year. That’s enough bang for the buck to justify the intervention in my view.

  • I desperately want to believe that interventions as simple as this would be effective in reducing the obesity rate, but the fact is for the past 30 years ZERO nations have recorded a drop in obesity, despite implementing regulations similar to the ones presented in this talk. If we somehow restricted unhealthy foods on end-cap and point-of-purchase displays which is a big SOMEHOW because, as others pointed out, the sugar lobbyists would literally NEVER let it happen would we see a reduction in obesity or just a slight reduction in the sale of candy bars, like Chile did when they restricted the advertisement of certain foods?

    Don’t get me wrong… Would it help? Yeah. Is it a step in the right direction? You bet. But would it actually reverse the obesity rate? Almost certainly not.

    But, again, that’s beside the point. The sugar lobbyists have a majority of America thinking that a simple policy change like that would be Brave-New-World-level government interventionism, despite the fact that we do the same thing for alcohol. Just wouldn’t happen.

  • This is the best EVER interview I’ve heard with Dr. Cywes. And Gemma, you are an excellent speaker and interviewer. You ask simple and very smart questions that all of us want to know the answers to. Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Teaching how to change habits in eating, at home, personality ect in school should be taught. Gives people power to be who they truly want to be. Takes small changes in a consistent way
    Love this women’s perspective

  • Standard portions would be amazing. I’d love to go out to eat and not be served a giant, 1,000 calorie salad. I just wanted lunch

  • erroneous comparisons…first off i dont drink or smoke..but every store i walk in has these products for sale..and every other tv commercial is an alcohol commercial…facts are facts…its a choice to open your mouth and force food down your throat..sorry but its totally personal responsibility…

  • Doctor Robert Lustig talked about this concept of personal responsibility in one of his talks on sugar.

    He asked who started talking about personal responsibility? It was the tobacco companies, in the early 1960s. They were trying to get out of their responsibility for giving people lung cancer.

    They were saying If you want to smoke cigarettes, it’s your choice. It’s not our fault if you get lung cancer.

  • People don’t care. The first thing they will say is, “quit nagging me. You eat what you want and I’ll eat what I want.” Very poor ad in the beginning. All I heard what guys singing, “Whoa oh Weh!”. I have no idea what was being advertised.

  • I like the idea about laws standardizing portions served by restaurants. I imagine restaurants having a calorie limit per menu item (including combo meals). A Taco Bell cravings box contains 75% of your recommended daily calories. I’d eat those in one sitting. She’s right. We need a safer food environment.

  • Her proposed solution is government regulation. Great. By the way, I’m reading that obesity doesn’t cause diabetes. It’s the other way around.

  • I’m surprised putting warning labels on soda and packaged foods/beverages high in energy, sugars, saturated fats and sodium. They also should put marketing restrictions of unhealthy foods in child-targeted media such as the presence of children, characters, celebrities, athletes, toys, or school references

  • Yes!! More government regulations please! Big brother has ALL the answers. Save us big brother. But one thing that is confusing about your theory is that if obesity has nothing to do with personal responsibility/ self control,, and is due to us being “set up” by the food swamp then why aren’t we all obese? Why are the majority of north American people living in the swamp NOT obese??

  • Things would be a lot better if the sugar lobby didn’t control the politicians, bureaucrats and their recommendations which is why we can NEVER let the government dictate our food choices.

  • SBS are about to show a program in Australia called “The Obesity Myth” It is a hospital program that is telling obese people that their weight is not there fault and it is genetic. I find this a scary road we are travelling. Doctors telling people they are not responsible for their weight is nuts. If it is genetic then why is it that you can take any obese person on the planet and put them on a strict diet and force them to do exercise and they will lose weight and get back to a healthy range. So if this is possible does it not mean that it is our responsibility? The obese people might be genetically disposed to gaining weight easier but they can do something about it. Instead of surgery which is a temporary fix that does nothing to get at the root cause they should be putting effort into changing their lifestyle. If you think I have this wrong then please explain it to me. I am open to changing my point of view when strong evidence presents itself.

  • Major flaw in her alcohol to food comparison. Alcohol doesn’t NEED to be consumed multiple times per day for survival. But let’s say you ban sugar or restrict it, people will just gorge on chips, fried foods etc. There is no government based fix, people need to learn and control it themselves. After 2-3 generations of obesity related deaths, the weak minded will slowly be weeded out at younger ages and the problem will self correct. Disclaimer: I work for a large sugar company and my focus is reducing government restrictions, this must be stated by law.

  • I can’t go to zoos without feeling sad. The exhibits are ridiculously small and the animals always look so bored. It’s like going to a prison for entertainment.

  • people actually know the sugar like alcohol is bad for them but they still consume these things

    back in those day they did not know that alcohol was bad for their health
    at least leave food out of politics

  • Generally, TED is pretty good stuff. I have never seen a TED Talk up until this point, however, where the speaker’s main point was that the government should control us more for our own good. Disgusting. Lazy, too.

  • Oh so she wants to regulate what American fat people can eat and when to make them slim and happy. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way

  • A very good point. People, you should be aware that the food industry is taking you for a lethal ride just as much as the tobacco industry did. Take control of your country from the tycoons and industrial giants who control it now. Be careful, though, they organize tackbacks of “regular” people in order to influence public opinion. It is a difficult war.

  • I’m sorry, but I don’t want to provide an excuse for all those people who are so huge. An excuse is just a ticket to more overeating. You simply have. to. eat. less.

  • Why compare unhealthy food to alcohol? Why not compare it to illegal drugs? Make it illegal for everyone to eat unhealthy food? Don’t waste your time watching this.

  • I think this is the first talk I’ve seen where regulation was recommended rather than education. Side note: If you put a picture of Dr. Cohen’s legs beside the picture of the chocolate cake, I’ll be staring at the legs. My apologies, Dr. Cohen.

  • Obesity is not an underlying cause of heart disease, etc… Some people (about 20%) are metabolically healthy. Obesity is caused by insulin resistance (store fat) and leptin resistance (not having a full feeling) and is one of the conditions under metabolic syndrome of which you need at least three.

    I agree that we are swamped with food everywhere we turn. It’s mostly junk loaded with sugar and other cheap carbohydrates as well so makes us sick and even hungrier. A big problem is empty plate syndrome as well FINISH WHAT’s on your plate even if you are full. This has to stop as well.

  • Or instead of regulations which the industry will find ways around or lobby against just promote health education to avoid insulinogenic foods which are the true cause of obesity. Alcohol isn’t banned and is freely available but I rarely drink because I am aware of the negative consequences not because I can’t find any…

  • Risk is not the same as opportunity. “we don’t want to restrict people’s choices, we want to restrict businesses” Oh I get it.. So you want to tell the businesses they have to restrict our choices. My mistake. Choices are choices whether it’s right in front of you or down the isle.


  • I usually only shop around the periphery of the store. The center of the store, where the boxes and cans are is nothing but sugar.

  • Sorry, but this completely overlooks metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and other medical issues that can and do lead to weight problems. I’m also disturbed by the notion that more federal regulations can fix the problem. We also have an opioid epidemic, and I doubt anyone will claim that’s it’s due to insufficient federal regulations.

  • Very dangerous thinking allowing the government to control food. These are the same arguments they used for alcohol prohibition. All the nice words like regulation rules etc are just nice words for using force when we disagree with a product.
    I recommend focusing on yourself rather than focusing on others.

  • This lady sucks. Her comparisons and examples are atrocious. It is purely on the person, and most obese people don’t do community service! They sit in their trailer smashing MT. DEW and CHEETOS waiting for their gov’t check to come in. Forcing people to participate in standardized physical activity sessions has worked before and would surely work ago (1933-1939 Germany). Simple way is to have people actually work and so many problems will disappear.

  • This idea that all overweight people eat too much and sit around all the time is based on medical philosophy over a hundred years old. No two people are the same. Why doesn’t she explain how it is some people can eat the same things and amounts with no exercise and stay at a “normal” weight. After years of struggling with my weight and doctors blaming any ailments I suffered from on my weight being told I needed to eat healthier and exercise I finally went to an endocrinologist a friend knew. He with a blood test and further examinations determined my thyroid was below normal function (after previous tests indicated “normal” range. He also found that my testosterone was low (again previous tests indicated “normal” range) and the root of it all was my pituitary gland not functioning correctly. He started me on meds and testosterone therapy and did regular blood work. Within 6 months I had lost 90 pounds (no change in diet or exercise) and any issues I had previously were not bothering me anymore. I slept through the nights, plenty of energy, I truly felt 20 years younger. He gave me my life back. Unfortunately as he explained insurance companies pressure doctors not to pursue testing the way he does because of the expense involved. He is independent and operates as a private pay doctor. I pay out of pocket for my treatments. I spend anywhere from $5K-$8K a year on it. To me it is money well spent. To insurance companies it is cheaper to let people be unhealthy and die an early death. Sure some people are overweight from their own doing but there is a large number of people like myself who genetically have things wrong that no amount of diet and exercise will fix. It’s no accident that doctors and insurance companies blame every overweight person for their own weight issues. My suggestion is if you’re struggling find a private pay doctor that will find the real reason for your weight.

  • interesting concept. Actually I think more public education and less corporate influence would accomplish the same thing without tramping on the rights of people.

  • She not correct about being responsible and controlling obesity. Being responsible comes from the “computer” brain, the neo cerebral cortex, whereas eating is control by the middle brain, the mesolimbic the animal brain, where the hypothalmus is. the hypothalmus controls hunger, sex, and rage. The hypothalmus not controlled by intelligence, it control by CHEMICALS like glucose, adrenaline etc. Her father probably an EMOTIONAL EATER.

  • To add to the conversation, big corporations use not only psychological tricks to lure us to buy their sugar-laded processed foods, they also deliberately manipulate the foods themselves to make it addictive just like Big Tobacco. Processed food is addictive. Period. First, it contains sugar, a lot of sugar, refined sugar, and that has been shown in study after study to be addictive, as addictive as cocaine; secondly, the food itself is processed, and that makes it addictive in itself. The body no longer has to work to digest it. It’s quickly assimilated and absorbed into the cells. That’s not how our biology works. That’s why it’s not just a matter of personal freedom to choose to eat whatever we want or how much we want. Milkshake202, the government already has a huge say in what we can and cannot do by allowing corporations to process our food, hijack our choices, sabotage our choices, we are already behind the eight ball. We are at the mercy of government already. The government has done a good job in getting people to stop smoking in the past 20 years or so it should do the same with food, or we are all doomed.

  • She makes good points….HOWEVER…I still say people have to take responsibility for themselves. Just because you get a large portion at a restaurant, doesn’t mean you have to eat it all…it’s called a DOGGIE BAG/TAKE OUT BOX!!! No one is sitting at the table with you forcing food down your throat. Eat half of it and take the rest home. Teach your kids (and yourself) that they can’t have that candy at the register. Learn how to shop properly…stick to the outside perimeter of the grocery store, where the produce, meat and dairy are located. Don’t go into the middle, and you won’ t be tempted to buy the junk. We don’t need regulations, we need to teach people how to eat and live properly.

  • Lots of interesting information that I needed to hear either again or for the first time. He’s an excellent teacher. Thank you for posting!

  • The problem with this, is everyone’s dietary needs and definition of healthy is different, restaurants want to make money so off course they’re going to advertise. Just like any other business, restaurants are required nowadays to include nutrition facts, what more do we need. Is someone going to come home with us and cook for us and tell us to exercise too. If our own health can’t be our fault, please explain to me, what is? When will something be the fault of an individual. I promise there is so much freedom in taking responsibilities for your action and claiming the control on your life. You won’t even be worried about the things you can’t control.

  • I hate this enabling. Being fat is not something your born with like your skin color or sexuality for instance. And seriously when did our “genetics” change? If genetics makes people fat, where were all those fat people in the 60s? The Great Depression? The 1800s? Or all of history for instance? Evolutions doesn’t work like that unless scientists decided to maliciously mess with our genes to make us fat overnight…

  • Thank Dr. Cohen… but you forget one thing, these foods are engineered to give us what we want… and this mechanism has produced Hyper-palatable Foods… which stimulates the same dopamine pathway as Cocaine = Sugar = Addiction = Dopamine or Opioids… (ref Dr. Pamela Peeke’s work) much of this is driven by the addiction to “Less Bitter” and “More Palatable” foods, hence “Sweeter” and “Less Fiber”… very hard to break that trend since most believe it is “Normal”… but just from the local news you can see the effects of opioids on society… we do not eat too much, just the wrong foods…
    70 Going On 100

  • That was excellent. Love that the guy cuts through all the usual waffle about food, and how bad everything is. It’s a very different take and answers a lot if questions. He certainly didn’t say obesity will cause you to fall down dead. He highlighted the wear and tear on your joints. That is certainly a lot easier to relate to. Brilliant ��☺

  • Yeah, right… Let’s have the government tell us what we can and cannot eat, and how much. That will solve the problem. It seems to work well in prisons.

  • unfortunately none of this will ever come to pass -it is dangerous to hint this is a realistic solution -responsibility for better decision making is the message we should be stressing educate people but never hint that taking away the outcome from the individual choices we make is going to work it only provides another excuse…the system of money controlling the political system will never offer up a solution like the one championed here..nice and smart presenter but really silly talk.. sorry

  • advertisement and promoting impulse buying, is essentially propaganda from big corporations. And as much as we have learnt so far about humans, we know propaganda works Hitler had people believe him even though now in hindsight we can see his views were unacceptable. Not to equate eating unhealthily with anti-semitism, but if you want your choice to be free in regards of food, it shouldn’t be affected by thousands of messages which are aimed at us every day. Moreover, if you think you are immune to this and see past simple advertising tricks, do your children? Or do they see the happy McDonald’s advert with red and yellow motifs (colours which have been linked to increasing hunger), smiling and laughing people who are leading the lives we want to have, and most importantly the collectible toys, which you have to return for time and time again to gain?

  • I love Dr. Cywes—the things he says resonates loudly with me, as a lifelong carb addict. I am thankful to be in remission now, but listening to him helps me stay on the right track!

  • 200 years ago, we did not have the clean water, many over used alcohol in old days, years back, due to dirty water!! so alcohol 200 years ago that we might been drunk not good example, However, we do need more regs on bad foods.

  • Her concept is not ‘nanny state’. In every example the nutritionally poor choices were still available. Excess access isn’t the only driver of obesity, but this would be a big help. Too bad Big Food is in bed with the Fed.

  • I watched my grandmother and mother be “married” to that abusive good looking substance of sugar/starches both my grandmother legs had to be cut off my mother died super skinny at the end but ate only sugar and sweetended soft drinks. it was awful to watch and i have been on the same path of sugar addiction and Dr Cywess is so correct I have to get all of out of my house and life or i will die early.

  • This is the biggest epidemic in the world today and this only has 145k views. How pathetic that we’re doing nothing to change the problem.

  • Still not identifying that the substitution of High Fructose Corn Syrup for Sugar and Monosodium Glutamate for Salt and making bread by removing the wheat and chemicalizing it and putting it back. These chemicals are interrupting our ability to burn fat and increasing appetite and making it uncontrollable. The FDA has allowed the business community to cut costs and chemicalize our food and caused the obesity epidemic. They removed access to simple appetite suppressants and only allow access to speed for weight loss which increases blood pressure and appetite and causes insulin resistance.

  • Taking responsibility to ‘eat less, exercise more’ is not the answer…

    What one eat, how often and how much fasting one incorporates additional to some regular exercise; combined with deep breathing; getting enough deep sleep, sun exposure and grounding; spending time in nature; protection from toxins and EMF’s; learning how to manage chemical, emotional and physical stress, prayer & meditation… All these foctors play a role in moving into a direction of ease away from disease.

    When it comes to obesity and other eating disorders, unresolved childhoodand other complex trauma, and medications also play a huge role.

    Another contributor is the plague of Feminism. Tearing women away from their homes; luring them into abandoning their children; this in order to have careers and pay taxes like men; this is causing untold misery and brokenness. In homes with absent fathers and exhausted single mothers (married to the state) nutritious cooking hardly exist. The government already babysit and educate, why not also feed the children whatever they decide is best?

    It was no coincidence the nanny state decided to do away with home economics education… We are frogs getting cooked.

  • The sugar lobby will NEVER let this happen. Too monied and powerful. The alcohol industry didn’t have near as much power in the 1920’s.

  • Great talk with some really interesting points and suggestions. But I think the point has to be made, that taking personal responsibility is still important. It is simply not enough.

  • Well when they only have so much space, but you still feed them… Lol
    In the wild, they have miles to eat and migrate. Imagine someone locking you in your house, throwing in food occasionally, but still expecting you to maintain a healthy living.