156 – A Chemical Hunger

We discuss A Chemical Hunger – the paper presenting the hypothesis that the modern obesity epidemic is due to enviromental contamination causing widespread lithium poisoning.

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[PART I – MYSTERIES]
[PART II – CURRENT THEORIES OF OBESITY ARE INADEQUATE]
[PART III – ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS]
[PART IV – CRITERIA]
[PART V – LIVESTOCK ANTIBIOTICS]
[PART VI – PFAS]
[PART VII – LITHIUM]
[PART VIII – PARADOXICAL REACTIONS]
[INTERLUDE H – WELL WELL WELL]
[PART IX – ANOREXIA IN ANIMALS]
[PART X – WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT]

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