If you take away anything from this article, it should be that heart disease is the number one killer of women! Heart disease should not be thought of as a "man's disease" any longer by the medical community nor by women.
As a nurse, I have seen the health consequences that overweight or obese mothers face. Health care professionals have a responsibility to discuss the potential health risks with their patients -- without judgment or bias -- and to promote healthy weight through nutrition and exercise.
The metabolic price of disrupted internal clocks is called Chronobesity, and I suspect we'll learn lots more about circadian rhythms and weight control in the years to come.
When I find myself detouring into body shame and need to be reminded that my inherent value has nothing to do with a number or a size, I remind myself of these five things and I hope they can help you stop "weighting" to live as well.
We need to develop a way of living so that we habitually take in fewer calories than we burn, so that we burn off the fat instead of storing it up. We need to learn new behavior, and instead of dieting, develop new habits of eating what we like in a way that makes us healthy. That's done through behavior therapy. Believe me, it can be done.
Of more importance, introducing a segment into medical school and residency education on the scientific foundation for vegan medicine is quite challenging and advancing very slowly. Two recent pieces of data highlight the power and utility of a vegan diet on health and longevity.
If we can control heart disease, breast and lung cancer through our diet and healthy living, we can focus more on prevention as a powerful and proactive means of reducing the incidence of these life-threatening chronic medical conditions affecting so many women.
As Americans continue to connect the dots between soda consumption and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other diseases, fewer and fewer Americans are drinking soda. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we choose water over soda, local and state governments are pushing for new taxes and warning labels on fizzy drinks, and Big Soda is generally hunkering in its bunker.
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to do a job that would have a social impact. Growing up in a family of people in caring jobs you could say this was my natural calling.
Chain restaurants in the U.S. are currently required to post calorie counts on their menus. In the meantime, more than half of restaurants are not chains, and therefore, are exempt from calorie labeling. So just how many calories do these meals contain?
A cat is constipated when the stool is too large and/or hard to be passed. If your kitty is straining in her litter box but has nothing much to show for it, or if her poop is dry and hard, it's likely constipation is to blame.
Things have gone incredibly well. Beyond my wildest dreams. It's hard to believe I had major surgery three days ago.
Few foods are always bad or always good; it's fine to indulge in dessert sometimes, of course. So the researchers were curious: Would a more balanced message reduce that backfire effect of the negative messages?
Biological factors, inadequate access to healthy foods, a decline in physical activity in schools and the unregulated marketing of fattening foods are among the drivers of a worsening epidemic that requires a coordinated global response, the report said.
Yeah, he said that last night at a rally in Des Moines, specifically addressing "the school-aged kids" in the audience. Cute, right?
How many times did you try a diet and lose weight, only to gain it back again? You probably did see short-term success, but it didn't last. Am I rig...