The barbaric practice of weight loss surgery (AKA bariatric surgery) is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. And why wouldn’t it? On the surface, it’s a clear win-win situation for everyone involved: hospitals make bank, doctors make out like bandits, and patients receive what seems like an instant solution to their weight problems.
And yes, studies have shown that the resultant fat loss improves health. With this in mind, you might be wondering why I’m about to trash talk such a seemingly suitable procedure.
I’ll answer that with another question: why in the world would anyone let some quack cut them open and hack away their internal organs?
Listen, you were born with a full stomach and small intestine for a reason. Trying to make yourself lighter by disposing of what doctors seem to think of as “spare parts” is pure insanity.
And if the cost of the procedure doesn’t turn you off (ranging anywhere from $17,000 to $35,000) – nor the thought of going under the knife – perhaps this will…
As it turns out, bariatric surgery leads to brittle bones. And why wouldn’t it? After all, when you remove large portions of your digestive system, obviously you’re not going to be absorbing vital nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. Furthermore, those parts that get chopped off may release hormones of their own that are responsible for bone health.
So, here you are thinking you’re doing your body good, when in reality, you’re rotting from the inside. Look, this is just another reason not to mess with nature. If you have weight problems, do everything in your power to solve them the right way: get educated, eat real foods, and the rest will fall into place.
Sure, it’s a bit harder from the get go, but in the long run, you’ll be tremendously rewarded with superior health, stronger bones, and the only thing you’re happy to have fat… your wallet.