We're losing the battle against our "silent epidemic"...
As a nation, we are chronically overweight.
More than half of us are overweight, obese, or morbidly obese. That means we're carrying a lot of excess weight. In fact, the U.S. only has 5% of the world's population... but 13% of the world's obese population.
I wrote last week that I'm not too concerned about the weight gains during lockdown – that the "quarantine 15" isn't the source of the main problem.
Instead, obesity is a long-term, chronic disease that's tied to a number of health problems. These include:
- Gallbladder disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease ("GERD")
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Lung disease
- Type 2 diabetes
Over the years, I've written many times about my favorite ways to lose weight. These include fasting, mindful eating, and movement. I've even shared the connection between getting enough sleep and weight loss.
But what if sleep, diet, exercise, and mindfulness aren't enough? What if you've worked hard and followed all my tips for weight loss but still struggle to lose weight?
You might consider taking one of the many supplements out there boasting about weight-loss success.
Don't do it.
Supplements don't have to follow regulations. That means there's little to no scientific backing. And that usually means you're just throwing money away on pills that work as well as placebos. But it can be far more dangerous...
Weight loss supplements and fad drugs have led to everything from liver failure to heart damage. I probably don't need to remind you of the devastating problems with Fen-Phen in the 90's. The popular weight-loss drug caused problems with the heart's valves that control the flow of blood. Dozens of people died, and hundreds suffered from long-term complications. Today, nearly 30 years later, law firms still file unlawful death suits for Fen-Phen victims.
Stories like these have made me skeptical with any new "weight loss" drug promise.
But there could be a breakthrough drug that actually works...
My friend and colleague here at Stansberry, Dave Lashmet, is one of the smartest people I've ever met. He knows the medical investment world better than anyone. He travels to conferences all the time to investigate emerging breakthrough technology that's positioned to make huge returns for investors.
He has got a proven track record. One out of every three stocks he recommends doubles. In fact, he just closed out a trade that left him with the biggest gain in Stansberry's history – 1,138%.
When it comes to medical breakthroughs, Dave knows his stuff. So when he told me about a small company with a weight-loss drug that's the real deal, I knew I had to listen to him.
As Dave said...
Drugs like penicillin and insulin and the vaccine for polio – drugs that change the world overnight, like flipping a switch – are vanishingly rare.
Never did I imagine I'd see one like that myself – a drug that will help humankind on the same massive scale.
But that's exactly what Dave reports seeing today.
It's not a supplement... And it's not a fly-by-night untested drug. It's a prescription medication undergoing careful vetting. And it has to meet strict guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration FDA. It has the potential to help millions and end the growing obesity epidemic in our country.
That's why Dave thinks the company behind it stands to make a fortune.
I trust people who know what they're talking about – I listen to the experts. And Dave Lashmet is one of the best. I recommend you listen to him, too.
What We're Reading...
- In case you missed it: Another great reason to lose weight.
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Here's to our health, wealth, and a great retirement,
Dr. David Eifrig and the Health & Wealth Bulletin Research Team
August 27, 2020