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July 10th, 2012 - 3:21 pm § in obesity, Wellness

Being Underweight WORSE Than Being Obese

Study after study tells us that being overweight or obese leads to countless health risks including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Now a recent study from the University of California Davis School of Medicine says its MORE  (I r[...]

February 12th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

What if a machine dictated your menu?

What if you walked up to your fridge and it didn’t open because it knew you wanted ice cream? Instead it recommends that you grab an apple. As part of its LiVe public service program, Intermountain Healthcare has installed a fake, talking vending machine at Rose Park Elementary School in Salt [...]

June 12th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

The Salt Debate Still Wages

We just can’t agree whether we need to cut back on salt or not. We’ve already discussed some of the reasons we need salt in our diet (To Pass the Salt or Not). A Journal of the American Medical Association study published this last month surprisingly concluded that too much salt might not raise [...]

May 8th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity, Running Through My Mind

Glee Gets Message Right…Eventually

On first blush, Glee really upset me during “Born This Way.” The message was great, be comfortable with who you are, love yourself warts and all. Then however, Lauren found out that Quinn was in the not so distant past overweight, pimply and unhappy. Lauren tried to use it to her advantage and c[...]

May 1st, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Breaking My Sugar Addiction

Hello, my name is Laney and I am a sugar addict. I can avoid M&Ms, I can stay away from gummy bears, but if you put Girl Scout cookies or ice cream or most of all a red velvet cupcake in front of me I just can’t say no. My sweet tooth kicks in before […][...]

March 20th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

Overweight? Even doctors may be side stepping that topic. I’ve written a lot about Americans not knowing or admitting that they are overweight (see here and here). Now new data shows doctors aren’t even telling them that they are overweight, which isn’t helping the situation.  Getting an hone[...]

March 6th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

To Pass the Salt or Not…That is the Question

The typical American diet is full of salt. Even if you don’t add salt to your dishes, hidden sodium lurks everywhere—in restaurant meals and packaged foods—can lead to heart disease, diabetes and weight gain. So should you completely cut it out? If you’re a healthy, active woman, you may not[...]

February 6th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, obesity

Sitting Too Much?

An increasingly long work week and technological advancements have all but removed the environment demanding constant physical activity. Consider this: We’ve become so sedentary that 30 minutes a day at the gym may not do enough to counteract the detrimental effects of eight, nine, or 10 hours[...]

January 31st, 2011 - 9:53 pm § in Exercise, obesity

New Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released Monday the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It was the first update in five years in compliance with federal law. The guidelines made 23 recommendations for the general population and six for specific groups such as preg[...]

January 13th, 2011 - 10:24 pm § in obesity

New Rules Call for Healthier Lunches

The school lunch overhaul proposed today by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is a giant leap in the right direction for tackling obesity in America. The proposed rules would gradually reduce sodium, limit starchy vegetables, ban most trans fats, require fat-free or lowfat milk, increase whole grain[...]