Sunday, September 8, 2019

M3.2 Vulnerable Populations

Hey everyone, today we will focus on vulnerable populations and what it means to make changes that actually work for those populations. 

Why are we still ONLY focused on sedentary lifestyles and diets when addressing obesity in the US?  Why are we not also looking at ways to decrease exposures to those chemicals that may be contributing to the epidemic?

While watching Dr. Rishi Manchanda's video What Makes Us get Sick on Youtube, I notice that he hit a lot of key points in regards to the health of vulnerable populations and how one's zip code could be a defining factor for health and wellness. Hearing that lead is found in 100% of children regardless of race or ethnicity and BPA is found in 96% of children is really frightening.  These toxins, such as BPA, lead, BPDE and many more are changing the level of intelligence in children and also the way that the body processes many functions. These various toxins are linked to both obesity and diabetes. Toxins cause inflammation and immune dysregulation. So instead of making consumers feel bad about illnesses that are supposed to be preventable from their end, we should encourage and highly pressure a lot of these manufacturing companies into making products that aren't filled with toxins because those products are contributing to the obesity epidemic.


  1. I agree that we need to stop putting the blame on consumers and shaming them for having illnesses and pretending they have the power and control to prevent them on their own. We must put pressure on the government to regulate these manufacturing companies and stop them from polluting our environment and quite literally poisoning us.

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M7.8 Chlorpyrifos

The topic I am considering is chlorpyrifos (insecticide) among farmworkers.  Chlorpyrifos  is used to control many different kinds of pests,...