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Erasmus Erasmus : New Treatments for Obesity
Modern Medicine says obesity is due to "eating too much" or "exercising too little". What idiot could believe that this is all there is to this issue?
This set of pages is devoted to the issues of obesity or overweight. It is a common problem. Lots of people are forced to try to deal with it. Yet strangely, the medical model of understanding this condition gives little if any hope of easing the problem to most sufferers. If you are fat, you will stay fat. You can lose a bit of weight in the short term, if you really try hard.
Medicine says obesity is due to "eating too much" or "exercising too little". Insulin resistance as well as the behavioral effects of Paill Spectrum are the focus of this discussion. Abnormal metabolism and hormones help this illness to develop. Syndrome X is the likely consequence of metabolic disease.

Most people themselves are willing to delude themselves that they can change their weight. Statistics say that 30-40 % of people can lose weight over 12 months with diet and exercise. The success rate of weight loss programmes fall substantially over 5 years. Most people who lose weight at 12 months will not have lost any weight at all at the end of five years.


Insulin resistance as well as the behavioural effects of Paill Spectrum are the focus of this discussion. Abnormal metabolism and hormones are involved
. Insulin is one of the key hormones in the development of diabetes. other contributors are metabolism changes with age and gastrointestinal hormones controlling satiety or feelings of fullness.

Cholesterol levels typically rise as does Blood pressure. A syndrome known as syndrome X tells of the disturbed metabolism associated with the development of diabetes.

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This set of pages is devoted to the issues of obesity or overweight. It is a common problem. Lots of people are forced to try to deal with it. Yet strangely, the medical model of understanding this condition gives little if any hope of easing the problem to most sufferers. If you are fat, you will stay fat. You can lose a bit of weight in the short term, if you really try hard.

Old Mates. Why one weighty and one lean?
Why are there more and more teenagers with weight problems.

Old MAtes at the Pub":  fat and thin

Obesity

Erasmus Erasmus : Medicine says obesity is due to “eating too much” or “exercising too little”. Insulin resistance as well as the behavioral effects of Paill Spectrum are the focus of this discussion. Abnormal metabolism and hormones help this illness to develop. Syndrome X is the likely consequence of metabolic disease.

The problem creeps into many peoples's lives, but also arrives quite quickly and seriously once it manifests itself . Back To Obesity Top










Kinkajou Kinkajou: So, Can You Tell me More About Obesity?

What is Obesity?

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx :Obesity is defined by a mathematical formula . It occurs when the Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 30.
(Reference range for Caucasian Populations). (BMI = weight in kg / height in metres squared).

Basically the overweight person is at least 20% above their maximum allowed Ideal Body Weight. All the extra weight is carried as excess fat.

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Kinkajou Kinkajou: Why is Obesity Important?

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Obesity is associated directly and indirectly with many illnesses. These include degenerative joint disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnoea and heart failure, amongst other problems. People who have this condition get sick more often and die more often from a number of medical conditions. So the medical condition of obesity is dangerous.
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Kinkajou Kinkajou: Is it Common?

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : The prevalence of obesity is increasing throughout the western world. Quoted numbers vary in research articles vary, but it is quite easy for most people to take their own "straw poll". A friend and her husband who had made some effort to undertake an exercise and weight loss programme went out to a concert one night. They looked around at all the people in the concert hall with them. They came to a conclusion that about 60% of the people they saw there, were overweight in a substantial way. Most of the men did not really look fat, but it was easy to see that they were quite "stout" or "solid" in their dress up clothes, casual loose dress notwithstanding. Anyone can perform the same experiment. You simply have to look around when you are in a crowd and you can see for yourself how prevalent obesity is. Back To Obesity Top

Paill Spectrum: New Medical Disease causes Weight Gain, Obesity

Obesity Models: Existing Model vs. the Paill Spectrum Model

Kinkajou Kinkajou: Current thinking about obesity states that either

You are too fat because you eat too much or

You are too fat because you exercise too little.

The truth of these statements is of course self–evident.
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Many people have expressed unhappiness with the ability of modern medicine
to control the problem of obesity.
So why doesn't the medical model of obesity that doctors use today,
succeed in helping people?

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Erasmus Erasmus : Dr. Xxxxx holds a different opinion to this "simple" model.

Obesity is a disease of fat storage. A person who is fat, is too fat because they store too much fat.

The truth of this “model” is also self evident, but thinking in terms of this model allows some very different conclusions to be reached in thinking about the root causes of obesity.

It is this last explanation that opens up whole new concepts in the genesis of the condition of obesity. Dr. Xxxxx relates that many patients state that they do not understand how they can become fat, when they really felt that they were not eating any more food, than they used to. “Nothing has changed for me in my life. So, why am I fat?"




Numbat Goo Goo: So, why am I fat?”

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : A patient complains that she has reduced her calorie intake and is only eating 1500 calories per day. She shows the doctor her diet diary to prove it. She also states that she is exercising more now than she has for many years. She states that she is walking at least 5km every day.

Yet in the past 18 months her weight has exploded and she is weightier than she has ever been.

The Standard Model of Obesity dictates that the doctor listens patiently to these people.

The doctor then quietly and tiredly states that they either eat too much or exercise too little. If the patient objects that they are eating too much or exercising too little , the doctor tells them that they must have got something wrong. After all, they are too fat .The facts speak for themselves. There must be something they are doing wrong, to cause this.
The common model of obesity says “There is nothing wrong with these people except that they are too fat and it is their own fault.” Back To Obesity Top

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Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Most doctors are disheartened by their long term failures to treat obese individuals. Consequently, they would not even consider doing any blood tests or other investigations into why this person may be obese or overweight.

The experience that most doctors gain over years, tells them that there is unlikely to be anything found on blood tests that may help them to treat overweight or obese individuals. There are

Walking Young Women: fat and thin

Kinkajou Kinkajou So, how can these overweight people have a problem with their metabolism?

How can hormonal issues cause obesity when most patients do not have a measurable problem with performance by these hormone systems? This is the issue that doctors confront again and again. If a doctor is willing to suspend belief in test results and to just use some of these medications in treating their patients, what happens?


Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Changing levels of these hormones (thyroxine, GH, Cortisol, Androgens, Progesterones and oestrogens), by using medication type interventions via a doctor or with supplements purchased, does not seem to help people to become thin. This type of medication just does not "work". Using this medications in treating overweight patients does not make them lose weight or become thinner.
(Alternate spelling or alt terms: thyroxin, growth hormone, somatomedin, steroids, glucocorticoids, sex steroids, female sex hormones). Back To Obesity Top

So, to this extent the standard view that obesity is not due to hormonal problems, is correct. Dr. Xxxxx also states that in his clinical experience in modifying levels of some of these hormones (thyroxine, GH, Cortisol, Androgens, Progesterones and oestrogens), may make people feel better, but does little to change their weight gain. Dr. Xxxxx's own experience with this treatment approach, is no different to results seen by most other doctors. :-(



Kinkajou Kinkajou: So, is the Hormone / Metabolism Theory Caput?
Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : The gap in this argument is that there are many more hormone systems in the body than the above listed examples. The Paill Spectrum model predicts that some of these other hormones are in fact, the important ones.

These other hormone systems are more central to metabolism and to the genesis of obesity. These hormones include:

Many doctors often only think of the pituitary hormones, when the word hormone is used. There are of course, other hormonally active tissues (hormone secreting tissues) in the body, which do not have a pituitary origin. Back To Obesity Top

Many tissues secrete hormones as chemical messengers to coordinate the activity (working) of "systems of tissues" (organs) to external events. e.g. The gut uses a plethora of hormones to turn on digestion and turn off digestion, as well as turn on secretion and turn off secretions in response to presence or absence of food. Most doctors will only vaguely remember the names of some of these "hormones", Often these other hormones were last mentioned to them while they were in medical school. Pituitary hormones are not the only hormones.
(Examples of other hormone names include: CCK = Cholecystokinin, GIP=Gastric Inhibitory polypeptide, VIP=Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide, Motilin, Chymodenin, Substance P, Serotonin, Gastrin, Bombesin, Somatostatin, GIP, Glucagon, Secretin).

The hormones that most doctors have been taught to think of, are not the important hormones that are involved in the genesis of obesity. The measurement of the blood levels of the hormones that the Paill Spectrum model predicts are involved in the genesis of obesity , (namely insulin and the adrenergic hormones), is difficult. These hormones are fairly unstable and short lived. So blood testing is difficult and not readily or easily available. Back To Obesity Top

In summary, there are many hormone systems in the body. It is likely in the Paill Spectrum theory that some of these are involved in the genesis of diabetes. :-0

Kinkajou Kinkajou: So, what is Dr. Xxxxx's theory about what is going on in Obesity?

 

The Model of Paill Spectrum’s Role in Obesity

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Due to Paill Spectrum, changes occur in the body’s hormonal systems, which encourage storage of fat. The key factor that encourages fat storage is an event called "Insulin Resistance". Insulin resistance lies at the heart of the problem that leads to the development of overweight states or obesity. The problem develops very very slowly, over many years , in fact decades.

In the Paill Spectrum model, Insulin resistance develops secondary to either / or

Kinkajou Kinkajou: How Can You Know this is Happening?
Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Sympathetic activation is a common accompaniment of first and third wave Paill Spectrum infections. The earliest symptom (first wave), is seen in the typical hand sweatiness which appears early in Paill Spectrum infection.

Hand Sweatiness is an interesting problem. The hands and perhaps the feet are perhaps the only parts of the body, where activation of the sympathetic nervous system results in sweating. In other parts of the body, it is the activation of the parasympathetic nerves which causes this effect, (i.e. sweating). It is undecided whether the hands sweat due to circulating hormones in the bloodstream, or due to direct sympathetic nerve effects on the sweat glands of the hands. The answer may in fact lie in both of these theories, not exclusively one of the two explanations.

So, if the hands are sweating, there must be stimulation of the nerves, or hormones being secreted from these sympathetic nerves, that control the sweat glands of the hands.

Hand sweatiness is a very important symptom in the Paill Spectrum model, as it provides a window (so to speak), into events occurring deep within the body. Hand sweatiness is a very common symptom in young to middle-aged adults. Its' presence confirms that changes are in progress inside the patient, that can in fact lead to insulin resistance.

The symptom of hand sweatiness suggests that there is an excess of sympathetic nervous system activation or an excess or sympathetic (adrenergic) hormones within the body.

The normal medical models of disease or obesity fail to attach any significance to the presence of hand sweatiness. The Paill Spectrum model would reply that hand sweatiness provides an important premonition of prognosis in all patients with the condition. (Note: Hand sweatiness is abnormal in a comfortable cool person, who is not sweating all over their body).



Kinkajou Kinkajou: What do the adrenergic (adrenaline-like) hormones do to the body's workings?
Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : One of the main effects of these hormones is to prepare the body for "Fight or Flight". These chemicals or hormones do this by telling the liver to start dissolving the glucose (sugar) stored in the liver, (in a chemical called glycogen). This has the effect of increasing (albeit temporarily), the sugar level in the body. .Back To Obesity Top

Unfortunately, all this glucose or sugar is not needed. Though the adrenergic hormones are telling the body to get ready for "fight or flight", there is no "fight or flight". The excess sugar stays in the blood stream, as it is not used up by heavy physical exercise. The body, naturally then triggers an opposing hormone to tell the tissues to start storing the sugar or glucose, back up again. The hormone that tells the body to store the sugar up again, is called insulin. Insulin levels begin to rise in the patient's bloodstream.

The action of the high insulin level is opposed by the high adrenergic or sympathetic hormone level. This results in overall normal sugar levels in the blood stream, but with high levels of both insulin and anti-insulin hormones (adrenergic or sympathetic hormones). In effect, it looks like something is resisting the effect of insulin, hence the name "insulin resistance".

The next step in the genesis of obesity depends on the actions of these hormones. The adrenergic or glucagonic hormones are highly effective in only the liver, where all the sugar becomes rapidly dissolved. It takes relatively high levels of insulin to combat these changes in the liver. However, insulin acts on many tissues in the body to encourage the entry of sugar into the tissues. There is a lot more insulin floating around in the blood stream, so lots of other tissues are affected by the action of the insulin. Relatively high blood insulin acts on many tissues throughout the body to encourage the body's tissues to "store" energy. This affects both fat and glucose.

Over a prolonged period of time the raised insulin levels cause increased energy (fat) storage and hence obesity. An associated consequence of this "insulin resistance" is the appearance of blood fat changes (triglycerides increase and cholesterol increases), causing the well known "dyslipidemic" blood changes familiar to doctors in affecting middle aged to older aged adults. Many people begin to develop blood fat abnormalities (in cholesterol and triglycerides), as they age.

Erasmus Erasmus : In summary, The Paill Spectrum disease model as pioneered by Dr. Xxxxx, suggests that the Paill Spectrum infection causes changes in how the body works that leads to the development of very subtle problems. The changes in body function are generally small, These small changes add up over long time frames. The appearance of weight gain takes years to become an obvious problem.



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But there are other factors also important in the role of Paill Spectrum in weight gain. So, is that how it all happens?

Tired Germ or becoming obese
(There are some other issues regarding insulin action, discussed on Dr. Xxxxx's CDs. This discussion on this web site is kept simple to assist people to understand these new ways of looking at this old problem: obesity).

Paill Spectrum also causes effects on tiredness and energy metabolism that exacerbate the tendency to weight gain.

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : So, the problem of obesity develops from many different directions.

Really Tired Germ or becoming obese

Kinkajou Kinkajou: So, What about treatment?

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : The Paill Spectrum model has some interesting implications in treating obese people. Obesity is a multi-layered problem. (There are a number of different changes occurring in the body, probably as a result of Paill Spectrum infection, that cause the weight gain).

So reducing food intake or calorie intake or fat intake doesn't fix all the problems that precipitate the weight gain. There is still excess fat storage due to insulin resistance and reduced metabolism (age). Most patients with Paill Spectrum obesity also reduce their exercise level, due to the behavioural effects of the infection. So, in the long term, reducing calorie or fat intake alone, does not stop the obesity state or overweight state from developing.

Some people tell their doctor that they keep a diary and are only eating 1500 calories a day, (not a lot for an adult). They are also doing a lot more activity than they were a few years ago. i.e. They are burning more calories as well as cutting calorie intake. They still are unable to control their weight. :-|| Back To Obesity Top

Many people are embarrassed to bare their weight problem in public.

Guys and Gals On Beach: weight gain and obesity in progress

Kinkajou Kinkajou: So, what is going wrong? Why is Weight Loss So Hard?
Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : The answer in the Paill Spectrum model is that there is still something else wrong with the way the body works, so these efforts to lose weight may not work very well. The body is still storing too much fat, due to the effects of Paill Spectrum.

The Paill Spectrum model predicts exactly what happens in the real world. Yes ,you can reduce calorie intake. Yes, you can exercise a bit more. But no, there are still probably reasons why you won't lose weight.

The long term prognosis for weight loss for obese people is about a five percent success rate in losing weight at five years. There are in fact very few disorders or diseases in the whole of medicine which carry such a dour prognosis.

This tells us that currently the medical models that we use to understand obesity and weight gain, do not work. Weight loss can only be achieved and sustained by extremists. Extreme starvation or calorie restriction, more than most people would tolerate , will get you there. Extreme exercise, more than most people would tolerate will get you there. (Alternatively, a complete change in lifestyle to a more highly physically based lifestyle will get you there. e.g. Taking up a sport of love such as surfing, encourages high level physical exertion in every spare patch of spare time. e.g. Finding a new job, encompassing a lot of running around, will also make you lose weight). Back To Obesity Top

The action of exercise in losing weight is in fact, partially mediated by reversing some insulin resistance. There is a class of medications used in diabetes that act to increase the levels of the same chemical processing systems in the body, that are affected by exercise. (Chemical Family: the Glitazones. e.g. Rosiglitazone = trade name: Avandia. e.g. Pioglitazone = trade name: Actos).




Predictions can be made using the Paill Spectrum model of Obesity, (based on Dr. Xxxxx’s personal experience with Paill Spectrum conditions).

Erasmus Erasmus : If the Paill Spectrum model of obesity or being overweight is valid and the current medical model is wrong, it should be possible to make predictions using the Paill Spectrum model, that are totally unexpected in the usual medical model used to explain obesity.

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Prediction:

Patients who develop obesity will have experienced a period of sweaty hands in the years prior to their development of weight gain. The sweaty hands will often have burnt out in older or diabetic patients and will often no longer be present.

The symptom of "Sweaty Hands" has an important relationship to the likelihood of development of obesity or overweight states in the Paill Spectrum Model. The standard medical model does not recognise the value of this symptom at all. Back To Obesity Top

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Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Prediction:

The development of obesity and weight gain can be blocked with typical Paill Spectrum antibiotic and nutritional treatment. Practically, this is impossible because sympathetic activation is very difficult to curtail, except with absolutely maximal Paill Spectrum treatment. Most patients are very reticent about committing to the level of treatment necessary to control the sympathetic activation associated typically, with Paill Spectrum disease.

It is however still possible to use these totally unexpected nutritional and antibiotic therapies to make a difference to the development of overweight states . The PaillSpectrum model predicts this, while the usual medical model of obesity does not.

Restating this, it is possible to control the sympathetic activation that occurs in Paill Spectrum infection. If this is achieved and maintained long term, weight gain would be expected to stabilize or plateau. Perhaps even reduce. Back To Obesity Top

This whole scenario is played out over a number of years. Only long term changes in nutrition could be expected to reduce sympathetic or adrenergic (adrenaline) activation and hence to reverse the long term events that lead to the development or loss of insulin resistance and hence obesity.

Hey There Big Fella: obese

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Prediction:

The alternate approach to reducing adrenergic, glucagonic stimulation, is perhaps more clinically useful at this time.

Kinkajou Kinkajou: How can you do this?
Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Medications that increase sensitivity to insulin may help to combat the development of obesity. Coffee and tea naturally contains these chemicals. People who drink these beverages may find that not only do they get a kick from these beverages, but there is also an easing of a weird sort of internal hunger as well. (This is probably due to the caffeine in these beverages increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin). It perhaps explains the adult addiction like commitment to drinking coffee, that becomes obvious when you talk to your friends.

Phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as the xanthine derivatives (which include caffeine, theobromine and theophylline) would also be expected to be very helpful in the long term .

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Migraine and erectile treatment drugs are “specific” phosphodiesterase subtype inhibitors and would be probably be unlikely to have the clinical benefit of the older broader spectrum phosphodiesterase inhibitor medications, such as the theophyllines.

Again, this whole scenario is played out over a number of years. Only long term changes in body function , whether due to caffeine or other similar medicines would be expected to reverse the long term events that lead to the development or loss of insulin resistance and hence obesity.

Erasmus Erasmus : The Paill Spectrum model makes this prediction on the genesis of overweight states or obesity. A number of common medications in the same class as tea or coffee help people to stay and feel better. The current medical model does not even recognise the issue exists.  The Paill Spectrum model also predicts that medications that affect insulin resistance, may have clinical benefits in overweight states. Back To Obesity Top Things are not as they seem, Neo.

These statements are based on observations of symptoms in recently ill diabetic patients with Paill Spectrum symptoms. The model suggests neuropathic symptoms will resolve with a regular dose of theophylline (an asthma medication from the xanthine derivative class). This suggests that the abnormal sugar levels in diabetic patients, are being changed in some way by the medications used. The Paill Spectrum model predicts the presence of an action by these medications on insulin resistance. The normal medical model of obesity does not recognise the relevance of this observation. The response to this type of therapy is variable, as would be expected if the Paill Spectrum model were correct. :-J

There is a lot more conjecture on the role of Paill Spectrum, Insulin resistance and weight gain. Back To Obesity Top

Kinkajou Kinkajou: What does the Paill Spectrum model of obesity tell me about my medical problems,
that the rest of the world will not?

Big Couple: obese

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Prediction:

Paill Spectrum is associated with a number of psychiatric complaints such as mood changes. Many people who "suddenly" develop obesity, may have experienced a Paill Spectrum psychiatric event in the years immediately before or immediately following developing the weight or obesity problem. If Paill Spectrum is at the heart of the insulin resistance problem that is causing obesity, Paill Spectrum infection is likely to cause other typical Paill Spectrum side effects as well.

The standard medical model does not recognise that these events may be related. The Paill Spectrum model suggests however, that when these symptoms are searched for over many years, the long term association between psychiatric mood symptoms and weight gain can be very obvious in some patients.

Similarly, extreme dieting leading to long term weight loss and long term nutritional disturbances will tend to cause long term psychiatric and mood related problems. This is especially more likely to happen in patients with a Paill Spectrum high-risk nutritional profile. Back To Obesity Top

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Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Prediction:

Treating patients with medical conditions such as some criteria of Syndrome X or obesity, will reduce the levels of fibromyalgia, some autoimmune conditions, general tiredness and need for sleep. It will reduce the need for rest after exercise and improve the effectiveness of the body’s immune surveillance system, with effects on a number of chronic conditions.

The standard medical model suggests that aches, pains , tiredness and sleepiness are independent problems to obesity. The Paill Spectrum model suggests that these symptoms are a related problems and that changes in the treatment of one problem such as obesity, can result in changes in the symptoms of other medical conditions. The right treatments will make these problems less likely, and the wrong treatment will make the problems or symptoms more likely to develop. Symptom development or expression is of course variable, depending on the individual circumstances of the people affected. Back To Obesity Top

The typical backyard barbecue. Good food? Bad Food?

BackYard BBQ: bad food for obesity

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Prediction:

Another prediction from the Paill Spectrum model, stated by Dr. Xxxxx, is that hypoglycemia (hypoglycaemia) / blood sugar level instability will be common in populations that report obesity or Syndrome X. The Paill Spectrum model of disease as developed by Dr. Xxxxx predicts that hypoglycemia is not a benign condition, but a possible precursor to diabetes in the next decade or two for the patient experiencing this symptom. Treatment at this early stage can alter long-term prognosis.

Problems such as hypoglycemia, weight change or symptoms of tiredness, aches or exercise intolerance are especially more likely to occur in patients with a Paill Spectrum high risk nutritional problem profile. :-/ Back To Obesity Top

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Prediction:

The final prediction about obesity relates to increasing rates of obesity
in the decadent “West” versus the Asiatic countries. 

To believe the commonly accepted wisdom about this issue, one would need to believe that sedentary office workers in the west are lazier than their counterparts in the east, assuming a similar dietary calorie intake. Also, one would need to believe that hard working Westerners (e.g. builders), are generally lazier than their eastern counterparts, again assuming a similar dietary calorie intake.  

Males generally show higher levels of obesity to women, so all that "work" doesn’t seem to have helped their medical issues much. Even heavy physical workers can and do become obese. Bad diet is usually blamed. These people must be fat because they have bad food habits. What other explanation can there be? They are fat after all, so they must be doing something wrong. It's probably that they are really drinking too much beer and won't admit it. Back To Obesity Top

The Paill Spectrum model suggests a different solution to the standard medical theory on obesity. This can be borne out by our own observations about activity. Our own intuition suggests that there is really something else going on besides eating too much or exercising too little; exactly as the Paill Spectrum model would suggest. If people in the "east" are less likely to be fat than people in the "west", the answer is not just that some eat too much and exercise too little. :-\ :-/

The knowledge of the role of Paill Spectrum in obesity suggests a very different explanation. High wheat diet is a basic "associate" of westernization. Wheat is an easy fast food and transforms very well into processed "delicacies" such as biscuits and pastries, that are more in demand by populations with higher disposable income. The commonness of low grade wheat allergy (and its related nutritional consequences) ,means that there is also a generally high prevalence of micronutrient deficiency in western populations. “Staple” rice consumption makes micronutrient deficiency related to wheat protein allergy, a rare event in the eastern populations. (Rice intake creates some nutritional problems all of its own, but rice allergy is a rare event unlike wheat allergy).

So western populations have wheat allergy and some related micronutrient deficiency problems. Eastern populations have a substantially lower wheat intake , so a substantially lower wheat allergy risk, as well as relatively fewer nutritional deficiency problems related directly to the wheat allergy. :c| Back To Obesity Top

There is probably also an associated issue of low zinc intake associated with processed food consumption, in western populations. Low zinc levels cause defective white cell function and hence defective immune function.

The circumstances now favour Paill Spectrum growth and production of tissue damage in the body.

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Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Paill Spectrum exacerbates the damage caused by low nutritionally derived levels of B12, Folate and zinc. Wheat allergy also directly exacerbates the damage caused by the Paill Spectrum organism. People in the west who eat wheat are more likely to develop minor nutritional inadequacies and experience harmful immune effects related to the wheat allergy. These change how their body works and how their body fights infection. Paill Spectrum infection worsens and the damage it causes worsens.

Insulin resistance develops as a result of Paill Spectrum infection . This in turn leads to the cascade of events inside the body that allow obesity to develop. Back To Obesity Top


Kinkajou Kinkajou: So what is the prediction?

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : As eastern (Asian) populations modernize, wheat and processed food consumption will rise. Nutrient problems will become more common. Diabetes, hypertension, insulin resistance and many other Paill Spectrum conditions, will become more prevalent in these populations.




Come on! Surely, fat people are just lazier than everyone else. Doesn't that explain everything?

Exercise is very important to help control your weight. Still many people do exercise and still can't get their weight down

Surfer Girl: exercise to avoid obesity

Erasmus Erasmus : People gain weight for a number of reasons. Bad habits such as lack of exercise is often blamed for people gaining too much weight. It is easy to say that we are all too lazy. But, then why do people who begin to do a lot more exercise, often fail to return back to their normal weight? Perhaps these people may exercise more but still burn less calories as a result of a lazy lifestyle.

The "fly in the ointment" is that Paill Spectrum also causes behavioural change that reduces calorie expenditure. People with Paill Spectrum do burn less calories. Paill Spectrum not only changes their metabolism directly, but it also changes their behaviour and therefore their metabolism indirectly. Back To Obesity Top








Alternate Mechanisms for Obesity

Erasmus Erasmus : Paill Spectrum triggers weight gain through a number of mechanisms. Insulin resistance has been mentioned.  The effect of Paill Spectrum on human behaviour will follow.
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The Paill Spectrum model of disease as developed by Dr. Xxxxx suggests that there has
now been identified a new clinical disease called

Paill Spectrum.

 Paill Spectrum Syndrome Found in Obesity

More details of the Syndrome are summarised on Syndrome Page or Keyword Page at https://www.EnKPaill.com (You are here! Link to Index Page.)

Looking fabulous: Have you worked out the diet and exercise secret formula, or could there be more. Back To Obesity Top

Beach Girls: maybe a  secret formula to avoid weight gain and obesity

Behavioural Effects on Energy Metabolism

Erasmus Erasmus Many undiagnosed people with Paill Spectrum stop exercising and begin to gain weight. 

PaillSpectrum in many of its victims, can cause fatigue and muscle / tendon pains.  The onset of these symptoms occurs over years and very gradually.  Sufferers typically slowly withdraw from many activities.  They begin to find that “exercise” is uncomfortable and lose the ability to feel “more alive” after exercising.

Another typical description is waking up in the morning and taking quite a while to warm up and get moving. Once people get moving, they seem to feel recovered and can function fairly normally. Many patients sleep for more than seven and a half hours per day. Many even say they feel quite well, so long as they now get the extra sleep they seem to need. Back To Obesity Top

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When people reduce their exercise and activity for whatever reason, they burn fewer calories and begin to gain weight.  Many PaillSpectrum victims find that they no longer feel well enough to keep on doing all the things that they used to do.  Most people just blame their “age”. 

Paill Spectrum also causes a number of changes in body metabolism that favour weight gain / fat storage.
(See Previous Page on Obesity, Paill Spectrum & Insulin Resistance).

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Paill Spectrum is associated with very common but characteristic symptoms. 
For example, Weight gain is a common problem. 
Other symptoms of PaillSpectrum include:

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Many of the sufferers of Paill Spectrum find that life is very uncomfortable and almost not worth living.  In fact they have often stopped not only exercising but also have almost stopped enjoying life as well.  For a map of symptoms of PaillSpectrum, see the Syndrome Page . One cause of obesity may be as a third wave Paill Spectrum disorder...



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Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Testing & Treatment in PaillSpectrum

The symptoms are easily and readily recognised, able to be confirmed by a simple blood test and readily respond to intensive therapies with both nutritional and with antibiotic regimens. :->
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Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : "Complex" Predictions:
(relating to the applicability of Syndrome X criteria and the genesis of Obesity).

It is suggested to read the following paragraphs only if you have a specific interest or feel that they may be specifically relevant to you. The discussion becomes much more technical than what has preceded. The next discussion focuses on Syndrome X and symptoms such as Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), Hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides), Hypertension (high blood pressure), Obesity and Weight Gain. Back To Obesity Top

I get sugar cravings and low blood sugar . Is this important? :-i

Let your GP take your BP.







Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Introduction: "Syndrome X" : a New View

Syndrome X is a little recognised medical problem where there is high blood pressure, obesity, abnormal blood fats (including cholesterol and triglycerides), in the presence of insulin resistance.
(Hypertension = High Blood Pressure, Hypertriglyceridemia = High Triglycerides, Hypercholesterolemia = High Cholesterol)

The Paill Spectrum model of obesity predicts that the Syndrome X model has a number of unexpected gaps and unexpected associated clinical events, in the broad sense. The model fails to recognise the large base of pre-Syndrome X patients who do not quite develop the full blown problem. These are people who almost have the problem / Syndrome. “Syndrome X” has a much wider relevance than previously realised. i.e. There are lots of people who almost have the whole problem or have parts of the problem, perhaps not matching all the clinical criteria, but perhaps matching many of them.

The definition of Syndrome X tells us a lot of the clinical consequences of Paill Spectrum infection and insulin resistance, but fails to realise the common thread between these conditions. These symptoms do not develop completely independently. **They are likely to have a single underlying cause, namely Paill Spectrum causing them all to develop. Back To Obesity Top

Kinkajou Kinkajou: So What? Why Bother with this Theoretical Problem?

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : There may be some unexpected ways to treat these people as predicted by the Paill Spectrum model, that are not predicted by the normal medical model of Syndrome X / Obesity. The problems / signs of illness are not independent problems. **Using one treatment to fix one thing can actually change something else. The Paill Spectrum model makes this prediction, but the standard medical model of Syndrome X does not.

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Patients may have high cholesterol in the blood or high triglyceride in the blood. They do not have Syndrome X. Yet still, their blood fat change trends (things are not a problem yet, but there is a bad trend in blood test measurements of fat and cholesterol), may be reversible at least to some extent in most patients, by improving insulin sensitivity alone. **Changing Paill Spectrum infection status will also likely result in changes in insulin resistance and therefore changes in blood fat levels. This is exactly the Paill Spectrum model of the development of obesity. The standard model also says that these things happen , but does not imply that many people have this type of problem or that many people who don't have the complete Syndrome X diagnosis, may benefit from this approach to therapy. Back To Obesity Top

Alternate approaches to reducing these fats in the blood stream may also be successful if they reduce sympathetic or glucagonic activation. Again this treatment is suggested by the Paill Spectrum model because this model predicts that this is how this problem often develops, in most people. **The standard model of obesity does not recognise that there may be any association between obesity, syndrome X and sympathetic / glucagonic hormonal activation.

Traditional approaches to reducing blood fat levels ( triglycerides and cholesterol), rely mainly on cholesterol lowering medications such as the “statin” class of drugs e.g. Simvastatin (Zocor), Atorvastatin (Lipitor), and Pravastatin (Pravachol).

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : Another alternative treatment approach may target cholesterol and lipids by altering metabolism, for example thyroxine hormone (where T4 is in low range of normal). This may be a better option than simple treatment decisions like: You have high cholesterol, so we will use a medicine to drop it. Using this approach (i.e. Thyroxine) may well assist the blood fat changes, early blood pressure changes, obesity and insulin resistance to all improve. In the usual medical model, dropping fat levels by using a cholesterol lowering medicine will have none of these potentially beneficial effects.

** Increased metabolism and warming can cause Paill Spectrum disease reversals in some lucky people. Increasing metabolic rate may be a more natural way of reducing cholesterol and lipid levels, if appropriate. (Unfortunately, often the response of Paill Spectrum infection to metabolic manipulations by a doctor is quite unpredictable. However, cholesterol and lipid levels will usually drop in a patient with low-normal thyroxine (T4) levels, if thyroxine hormone is used as a treatment. to bring the thyroid function up to mid-range)

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Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx :

**Hypertension, where it is an early stage may respond to some extent to standard Paill Spectrum nutritional or antibiotic therapy. Blood pressure variability (the so called white coat syndrome), will more commonly improve with Paill Spectrum nutritional or antibiotic therapy. The standard model of Syndrome X does not imply a link between the development of hypertension and blood fat abnormalities. The Paill Spectrum model does. Back To Obesity Top

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Cholesterol and Triglycerides are part of a complex web of the body’s chemical machinery. They have an important role in cell building and consequently high cell turnover tissues, like the white cells of the immune system. Very low cholesterols, especially where achieved by "blocking" medications like the statins, may have unexpected long-term immune effects.

For example, ** the Paill Spectrum model would predict that very low cholesterols would be expected to be associated with very long term memory dysfunction. This is not an easy syndrome to detect.  The most commonly reported symptom, according to Dr. Xxxxx, is the failure to remember phone numbers like “they” used to. Most patients readily identify this problem themselves. As a medical problem to a doctor, it is very difficult to quantify or assess this symptom.

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : The standard model of obesity and of blood fat (cholesterol and fat) metabolism suggests that memory dysfunction is an unusual and rare consequence of cholesterol treatment. **The Paill Spectrum model says that memory problems are an expected consequence of long term excessive cholesterol lowering. There are no bad effects on mortality with cholesterol lowering therapy. In fact, the risk of dying of cardiovascular disease is lowered. The use of mortality as a measure of the usefulness of cholesterol lowering therapy is too clumsy a way of measuring other likely effects, such as the effects on memory, (as predicted by the Paill Spectrum model). :-}

Blood pressure elevation is an integral symptom of Syndrome X.

Blood pressure, a relative of obesity

Erasmus Erasmus : I don't have blood pressure, so my blood fat problems and weight problems must be due to something else, rather than Paill Spectrum.

Dr XxxxxDR Xxxxx : The Paill Spectrum model predicts that **patients may develop either kidney problems, (as measured by urea, urate & creatinine) or blood pressure. These are both long term adaptations to the sympathetic stimulation or excess circulating sympathetic (adrenergic) hormone levels that occur with Paill Spectrum infection. Short-term treatments do not succeed against this long-term Paill Spectrum caused change in body function. Treatment needs to get things right for a long time to make a difference to what is going on inside the body.

Those patients who do not have hypertension in their medical history, will often experience deterioration in renal function over years, with associated increasing uric acid levels. The development of the renal effects of Paill Spectrum are very difficult to control without committed (enthusiastic) patients.

**Reducing uric acid with standard medications such as allopurinol (Trade Name: Zyloprim), is effective at partially reducing renal injury in the long term. Again, controlling renal deterioration takes years of "effective" Paill Spectrum therapy.

**The standard medical model of Syndrome X does not predict that patients who develop mild renal deterioration are not likely to develop Blood Pressure problems. The Paill Spectrum model predicts that this may indeed be a likely clinical outcome. (The CD Books by Dr. Xxxxx contain more discussion on the role of renal deteriorations and blood pressure changes in the Paill Spectrum model). ":-] Back To Obesity Top




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Medicine says obesity is due to "eating too much" or "exercising too little". Insulin resistance as well as the behavioural effects of Paill Spectrum are the focus of this discussion. Abnormal metabolism and hormones are involved

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This set of pages is devoted to the issues of obesity or overweight. It is a common problem. Lots of people are forced to try to deal with it. Yet strangely, the medical model of understanding this condition gives little if any hope of easing the problem to most sufferers. If you are fat, you will stay fat. You can lose a bit of weight in the short term, if you really try hard.
Medicine says obesity is due to "eating too much" or "exercising too little". Insulin resistance as well as the behavioral effects of Paill Spectrum are the focus of this discussion. Abnormal metabolism and hormones help this illness to develop. Syndrome X is the likely consequence of metabolic disease.



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Erasmus Erasmus : New Treatments for Obesity
Modern Medicine says obesity is due to "eating too much" or "exercising too little". What idiot could believe that this is all there is to this issue?
This set of pages is devoted to the issues of obesity or overweight. It is a common problem. Lots of people are forced to try to deal with it. Yet strangely, the medical model of understanding this condition gives little if any hope of easing the problem to most sufferers. If you are fat, you will stay fat. You can lose a bit of weight in the short term, if you really try hard.
Medicine says obesity is due to "eating too much" or "exercising too little". Insulin resistance as well as the behavioral effects of Paill Spectrum are the focus of this discussion. Abnormal metabolism and hormones help this illness to develop. Syndrome X is the likely consequence of metabolic disease.

Most people themselves are willing to delude themselves that they can change their weight. Statistics say that 30-40 % of people can lose weight over 12 months with diet and exercise. The success rate of weight loss programmes fall substantially over 5 years. Most people who lose weight at 12 months will not have lost any weight at all at the end of five years.

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Erasmus Erasmus : "Medicine says obesity is due to “eating too much” or “exercising too little”. A simple equation but only sadistic dieters and sadistic exercisers ever seem to be able to lose weight in the long term. The medical model of understanding obesity gives little if any hope of easing the problem to most sufferers. If you are fat, you will stay fat. You can lose a bit of weight in the short term, if you really try hard.

Erasmus Erasmus : The Paill Spectrum model proposes that one of the main underlying mechanisms of obesity is the development of abnormal fat storage. Paill affects insulin resistance resulting in increased fat storage. This increases hunger. Paill damages brain tissue and it is a short leap of understanding to make to realise that Paill may damage the body’s homeostatic mechanism controlling weight via a brain injury.
Paill causes tiredness. Paill directly or indirectly is one of the factors changing metabolic hormonal systems affecting basal metabolic rate. These can result in weight gain.
Paill causes tiredness. This leads to a change in behaviour that reduces basal metabolic rate and results increases in body weight.

Erasmus Erasmus : Other mechanisms also play a role in the development of obesity.
Paill Spectrum model proposes new alternative treatments for the key agent in the damage that starts off the obesity cascade.

Kinkajou Kinkajou: Too much of what we see commonly day to day is accepted as normal or a consequence of the age.
You need to ask the question: Why is this happening?  Why is this event occurring?