Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it...
Where the likes of this pizza and sandwich, and soda and donuts and French fries are introduced, health is devastated, and in short order. Where just this sort of fare is removed to make way for more vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and water when thirsty, the improvements in health are stunning.
Losing weight is hard. You can go for several days with significant progress and then fall victim to the Ben and Jerry's taunting you from the freeze...
Years ago, I had a friend in Aspen who was a very large man. He'd been an offensive lineman on his college's football team, and here in town he'd packed on a few more pounds through plenty of booze and unhealthy eating habits.
For all of us, it's important to realize that slow and steady wins over fast and furious because you're not on TV; you're in reality. Besides, a slower, steadier loss gives you more time to adjust to the lifestyle changes needed to align yourself with those who have crossed the finish line.
The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.
an something very old still be new and fresh and provide a roadmap to improving our communal health? With these thoughts in mind, the Book of Daniel may provide important clues validated by recent medical studies.
Levels of obesity in adults and children are rising worldwide. The World Health Organization calls the rising level "an epidemic" citing sugary drinks and processed foods as the main culprits, along with an urban sedentary lifestyle.
Weight loss is a journey, not a destination. What did these contestants expect once they thought they reached their destination? You wouldn't go on a road trip across the country and expect to only fill up your gas tank once. Why would you expect that the work is over once you've lost weight?
At the end of the day, it comes down to what "values" are the true metric of "value investing": shareholder return or public health. As a nation we have answered that question for tobacco, but we are clearly still debating it for sugar water.
As we look to improve and expand our obesity prevention initiatives throughout the United States and abroad, the often untapped subject of emotional eating must also have a seat at the table.
To their surprise, the meta-analysis found that the more chocolate and candy kids ate, the slimmer they tended to be. The odds of being overweight or obese were 18 percent lower among the most avid consumers of chocolate and candy.
What the New York Times tells us today, no surprise to those of us who have worked directly with severely obese patients over the years, is that failure overtakes the show participants, too. Those of us in these trenches have known all along that though challenging, weight loss is rarely the rate-limiting problem.
There is no need to give up eating things you enjoy to lose weight. In fact, one of the keys to success is creating ways of eating that are more enjoyable than the old ways that made you overweight.
Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
Peruse my writing, and you'll quickly notice I'm not one to point the finger at obese individuals for their excess body fat. As clearly, we're not liv...