You can "poo-poo" this topic all you want, but if you don't take the proper actions, to ensure the health of your gut, you will open yourself to chronic conditions, such as arthritis, which are incurable. Prevention is the best medicine!
This cleverly hand-drawn animation, created by an MD, is not selling any products, but he is advocating that you incorporate more probiotic foods in your diet, such as pickles, olives, sauerkraut, kefir yogurts - or any other yogurts with high counts of *active* lactobacillus bulgaricus.
If you don't like these foods or otherwise don't see a way to incorporate them into your regular diet, he advises you to take these active probiotics in capsule form. These friendly "fauna" will balance out the nasty "flora" of candida, which is a silent army of bad little critters in your digestive tract, that gives you food cravings to feed itself with things that are bad for YOU.
Not only does this video get into the wide-ranging medical and behavioral effects of not properly managing the health of the largest internal organ of your body, it also gets into the industrial and political history and back-handed deals, which have led to our modern diet, which makes us fatigued, malnourished - and yet obese.
Candida is parasite that uses your body as its personal feeding ground, taking over first your stomach, then your entire gastrointestinal tract, forcing you to crave the foods it wants...while slowly destroying your body from the inside out.
Governments are finally admitting that this is real. Measures have been proposed in New York and the country of Mexico to try and stop it.
People hated New York City's Mayor Bloomberg's failed ban on the sale of soft drinks (containing less than 70% natural juice) in portions of over 16 oz. Although the manner in which he went about enforcing laws around this was far from ideal, he was right that you shouldn't be drinking this stuff. In fact, Bloomberg's position was far more moderate than that of a Dutch politician, who has proposed that sugar become a controlled substance, like all others that are known to be addictive.
I don't think that it is up to any state to enforce how much soda we drink. I think it is up to each individual to become informed about the hazards to their health, lurking on every food shelf and to care for oneself accordingly - or else, suffer the consequences...