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Teach Children About Body Shaming Young!

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

When I was product testing my children's book Ella's Tummy: A Story of Understand for All Ages -- in other words, having kids read it and tell me what they thought -- one very bright eight year old girl said she thought it was mean that I, as the author, called the main character fat. This was an interesting response, because the book is about fat bullying, and how it is not okay to do it.

10 Things Skinny People Don't Worry About

Kellie Daab | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Kellie Daab

I am forever wondering what's happening in the minds of the people around me. I also admit I am so guilty of the jealousy that comes from not being the skinny one in the room. It's not that I want to be YOU... it's just there's so many things I think you don't have to worry about.

Good Nutrition, In Circles On The Road To Nowhere

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Given the almost dizzying frequency of diet-related headlines, the one true revelation about nutrition is superficially the least likely: there is no ...

Diet And Weight: We Had It All wrong

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The human race has a paradoxical energy crisis. We are drowning in stored energy (fat), something evolution did not prepare us for. Excess body weight...

Mountains, Prairies, Oceans, and Diets

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The United States is beautiful, from its mountains, to its prairies, to its oceans, whether placid on a given day, or white with foam. It’s timely t...

Is Chipotle Trying To Make Me Fat?

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

Eating at restaurants led to an average increase of almost 200 calories per day, and fast food diners saw an increase in their sodium and total fat daily intake.

Sleep is Good for the Waistline

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.29.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

You are likely to have heard Americans are getting fatter. Eating fast and processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle are likely contributors. Today...

When Food + Label = Fable

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

For better health, we should ignore the fable--and maybe even avoid the label. After all, just because it comes in a package doesn't make it a gift and fresh whole foods are always preferable to highly processed items.

What I Learned The Day 300 People Told Me I Was Fat And Ugly | Joann Pan | Posted 07.01.2016 | OWN

Everyone has that quintessentially awful high school moment. It's that instance where all of the good that high school provides -- academic preparatio...

You Really, Really Should Never Comment On Your Child's Weight

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living

Well-intentioned comments about your daughter's weight could have long-term negative consequences for her health, according to new research from scien...

You Are What You Eat

ric drasin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

They say we are what we eat. Never a truer word has been spoken and you can look around and pretty much tell who eats right and who doesn't. I look...

Ten Easy Ways to Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet

Quora | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

What are some tips for people struggling to cut most of the additional sugar from their diet? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing net...

4 Major Changes Are Coming To Food Nutrition Labels

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has redesigned nutrition labels on food packages to show the amount of added sugar in a product. It's the first ...

This Is My Fat Girl Rant

Kirat Sodhi | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Kirat Sodhi

Yes, I am fat, healthy, plump and everything else you want to call me. I will use the word "fat" without feeling sorry for myself and without cringing. Fat is fat, but fat is not ugly, funny or unacceptable.

Diet Study Outcome? Work It; Flip It; Reverse It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Conclusions about diet study outcomes that are this precarious, that can be worked just a bit, and flipped -- are utterly useless. They are propaganda.

Crystal Deth

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Gordon

Politics got you down? Tired of being shafted by the .1%? Despairing of head-in-the-dark climate change deniers? Suffering from Drumpf anxiety? Regret...

The New Facts on Fat

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

The low-fat craze has ebbed somewhat in recent years as other nutrients -- primarily carbohydrates and, in particular, sugars -- have become the new villains of the diet scene. But many foods are still marketed with the claim that they are "fat free" or "low fat."

Please Stop Getting Up in Arms When Someone Calls a Woman Fat

Annette Sloan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Annette Sloan

The next time you hear the word "fat" used or perceived as the ultimate way to insult a woman, do your best to react neutrally. As we collectively make this a practice, we will remove the negative charge of being called fat. In doing so, we free ourselves from the shackles of an obsession with thinness.

Chewing the (Dairy) Fat With Dr. Mehmet Oz

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Medicine and the media are in some ways like a celebrity marriage: of widespread, seemingly irresistible interest; and routinely on the brink of disaster. Neither union, nor the prevailing fascination with it, is apt to go away soon.

This Big Food Brand Says You Should Only Eat Some Of Its Foods Once A Week

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.21.2016 | Taste
Teen Vogue

By Lily Puckett for Teen Vogue. Courtesy of Amazon Mars Food Brand -- which produces some of the most ubiquitous products in the grocery stor...

HDL, LDL, WTF: Cholesterol?

Gina Keatley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Dealing with an abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood can be frightening and perplexing -- just what do those numbers mean and why do they matter? Well, let's start with the basics.

7 Reasons I Am Sick, Tired and Disgusted With All The Fat and Skinny Body Talk

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

On social media I watch and read people talking about appearances every single bloody day and its simply boring. Why are we so concerned and body obsessed? It's sad we continue to talk about fat, skinny, round, triangle shaped people, okay maybe not triangle. But seriously when will the madness end? We as women see it all over the internet every f*cking day. I am seriously concerned for our entire society.

Yep! I'm Fat! Why Does That Bother You?

Kellie Daab | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Kellie Daab

I'm probably never going to be less than a size 16! So I choose to love myself today, right now, and exactly as I am. Whether I lose one more pound or gain ten more.

Diet And Lack of Exercise Main Reasons For Dramatic Rise in Diabetes

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

One of the reasons for the increase in diabetes is rising numbers of overweight and obese people. Obesity has primarily been driven by high caloric food intake and people being more inactive.

Diet, Deafness and the Drums of War

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary just out in JAMA says many reasonable things about diet and health. The author notes that the overall low quality of the prevailing American diet is an anchor on life expectancy itself. Amen to that.