So, one of my hamplanet schoolmates said something about illnesses basically being homeopathic.
She came up with the amazing idea that all of the illnesses (cancer, flu, also beetus) comes from free radicals (damaging molecules produced mainly by mitochondria).
She added to that, saying that a body has a constant, finite, never changing number of free radicals constantly bombarding cells. She said that a skinny person has the same number of free radicals distributed among their cells as a person with a few extra pounds. If a skinny person has 50 units of free radicals, a fat person has also 50 units.
She said that this meant that each cell in a skinny person is under more burden compared to a fat person, where it is spread out. She said that the more free radicals per cell, the faster damage accumulates, and causes illnesses such as cancer, beetus, and flu. (man, no wonder tardigrades die so quickly and are so fragile!)
Thus, the skinner your are, the more concentrated, severe and frequent your illnesses are. This is why she is fat, and keeps getting fatter every day. It apparently justifies her bad habits. The mind boggles.