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The Suffering of Obese People in Our Society

John Robbins, author of “Diet for a New America”, writes a heart-warming and challenging article about the suffering and alienation obese people suffer in our society. Robbins highlights the misinformation given by physicians to people who suffer from chronic diseases, like diabetes, by not offering the choice of adopting a plant-based diet and instead prescribing medications only. While he agrees that fast food companies are indeed in part guilty of our state of health, Robbins ultimately believes the responsibility is on us.

To read the article and also learn about Natala Constantine, an obese woman with many health problems, who -- by adopting a plant-based diet -- begins the journey to regain her health, please search online for Being Fat in America

Suffering is all around. In our society, people are alienated and ridiculed for their appearance, sexual orientation, race, etc., thus perpetrating a vicious cycle that only brings darkness and pain. However, humans also have the power to love and care for one another bringing much needed healing into this world. May each one of us choose to follow Christ’s teachings of compassion, mercy and love, by extending our circle of compassion to all of God’s Creation.

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