Means made the warning during a recent appearance on the podcast of English actor Russell Band, "Stay Free With Russel Brand."
"This is a scandal that I think is the biggest story in the country right now," said Means. "This is not complicated … We are being poisoned from a rigged food system and the medical system is profiting."
Central to Big Food and Big Pharma's plan is Ozempic, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is a semaglutide injection allegedly designed to help improve insulin sensitivity and weight loss.
The FDA has approved Ozempic for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, to improve blood sugar levels along with a healthy diet and regular exercise and reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke or death in adults with Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Means noted that the promotion of Ozempic and other pharmaceutical so-called solutions to diabetes and obesity does not address their root causes in American society: unhealthy and toxic foods. He added that Ozempic doesn't even recognize that the actual problem is "really based on food."
"Just last week, the [American Academy of Pediatrics] recommended that every obese and overweight person in this country over 12 gets an obesity drug," said Means. "This is a lifetime injection. It says on the label for this drug that there are serious and unknown metabolic effects if you go off this drug."
Furthermore, Means pointed out how keeping Americans obese and making them reliant on pharmaceutical interventions like Ozempic means a huge potential market for the drug.
"This is projected to be the most expensive drug in American history. We're literally on track to spend trillions on this drug," Means warned. "It would be much cheaper to just have healthy food for kids."
Medical professionals, Means pointed out, have a vested interest in making sure people focus on this Big Pharma-based treatment rather than focusing on the food-related causes of childhood obesity. (Related: With 1 in 5 kids now obese, Pharma sets sights on $50B market for weight-loss drugs.)
"The medical system is not ringing an alarm bell on childhood diabetes, obesity. They're profiting from it," he pointed out. "[It's because Big Pharma makes] money on interventions off people that are sick."
"Are we as a society – when close to 80 percent of Americans are overweight or obese – going to use [government] money on these miracle obesity cures?" asked Means. "Or are we actually going to ask why people are getting so fat, why people are getting so sick, why people are getting so depressed, all at the same time?"
Means reiterated that the fundamental problem with American health is based on the consumption of toxic and unhealthy foods. "We're being gaslighted," he said. "It's because of food. If you are metabolically healthy, if you are eating healthy food, if you're a normal weight, you're very unlikely to die [early]… We are ignoring the simple root cause."
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