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Blame The Workplace For American Obesity

Blame The Workplace For American Obesity

Commented May 29, 2011 at 19:37:38 in Healthy Living

“Who will accept the responsibility for the bad science of obesity?

If you read the article: “Misconception about Counting Calories and Weight Management” you will know what I mean. The link to the article is: http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/calories.htm
Sugar, Not Fat, Is the Enemy

Sugar, Not Fat, Is the Enemy

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 19:26:11 in UK Lifestyle

“Yesterday was: Fat is the Enemy
Today is: Sugar, Not Fat, Is the Enemy
Tomorrow will be: Salt Not Sugar, is the Enemy
The day after tomorrow will be: Pepper, Not Salt is the Enemy

Hmm, the future of science of obesity is bright (blinding bright).”
The Obese Don't Need Babysitting - They Need Educating

The Obese Don't Need Babysitting - They Need Educating

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 19:01:51 in UK Lifestyle

“The title: “The Obese Don't Need Babysitting - They Need Educating” is not nice.
People affected with obesity don’t need derogatory remarks from no one particularly not from medical professionals.”
Sexualization of Young Children Linked to Eating Disorder Development

Sexualization of Young Children Linked to Eating Disorder Development

Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 18:28:20 in Healthy Living

“Quote: “Girls are not being protected from many harmful things …..”

The girls, like boys, are not protected from eating disorders just like they are not protected from obesity.

Adults don’t want to confront with the fact that the fear from obesity is the cause for eating disorders.

The tragedy is that adults like to believe that they know what causes and what cures obesity, and they also would like to believe that they know what causes and what cures eating disorders.

Adults should stop to look for what is wrong with children, or what is wrong with their parents, and start to look what is wrong with the science of obesity and the science of eating disorders.

Please read my extensive reply related to this article on my blog. (The link I have posted in my first post on this topic.)”

Karen 121 on Aug 5, 2011 at 22:25:15

“the article is not addressing boys, nor obesity for that fact. Your theory on the fear of obesity causing eating disorders (particularly in men) is valid, but you have missed the point of this article.”
Sexualization of Young Children Linked to Eating Disorder Development

Sexualization of Young Children Linked to Eating Disorder Development

Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 17:10:25 in Healthy Living

“The little girls, or better to say young children, don’t even think about to be sexy. They want to be beautiful. There is nothing wrong with them. The young and the old do care about their own outward appearance. It is wrong that some adults see a child as “sexy”.

There is a lot wrong with this title, with the article, and with the human understanding about the cause and solution for eating disorders.

I wrote an extensive reply on my blog: http://obesitycausesandsolutions.blogspot.com/

If anyone think that I am wrong, please let me know.

Luke Tunyich”

Karen 121 on Aug 5, 2011 at 22:27:09

“try giving it a re-read. i don't think you understood it.”
Has Modern Science Bankrupted Our Souls?

Has Modern Science Bankrupted Our Souls?

Commented Jul 2, 2011 at 19:47:28 in Healthy Living

“Modern or Ancient science didn’t bankrupt our souls.

Modern PSEUDOSCIENCE has bankrupted our souls.”
Obesity Surgery Doesn't Help Older Men Live Longer

Obesity Surgery Doesn't Help Older Men Live Longer

Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 21:15:18 in Healthy Living

“Weight loss surgery is a terrible medical practice based on a misunderstanding of the biological basis of fat formation, and the mechanisms underlining fat mass distribution.

For bariatric surgeons, it is very comfortable to talk about weight loss surgeries because weight loss surgeries are not for medical doctors.

To my knowledge, no medical doctors or their family members have had to undergo weight loss surgery.

If you know any medical doctor or his member of family that have had to undergo weight-loss surgery please let me know.

They should ask the question; why have patients experienced weight loss if any other program/method for weight loss has not caused any meaningless weight loss.

In the end, WLS isn’t so effective weight loss treatment because after WLS patients lose mostly muscle mass and bone mass. Fat in excessive skin has to be surgically removed in at least one additional (cosmetic) surgery.

The mechanism underlining weight loss induced by WLS is explained in the article: “Weight Loss Surgeries, Weight Loss, Diabetes and the Biomechanics of Sitting and Walking”. The same article explains the mechanism underlining remission/cure of Type 2 Diabetes. The link to the article is: http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/wlsandtype2diabetes.htm

The human society has to confront with the terrible blunder in medical science and medical practice.

Luke Tunyich
The Modern Science of Biomechanics – The Real Science of Weight Gain/Weight Loss http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/

annadams on Jun 14, 2011 at 19:21:42

“Also, the positive studies on the effects of weight loss surgery are from the same people profiting from the surgeries. No one checks this data. I saw one posted for the Lapband five years ago, it was on the FDA site at the time, and 30% of the patients mysterously disappeared from year two to year three of the study. Disappeared:? Or were the patients taken off the study on purpose because they made the study look bad because the either lost no weight, not enough weight, or gained weight. Bariatric doctors are the most greedy doctors in the world. That's why they come to the U.S. Because they can make some BIg BUCKS.”

UH34D on Jun 14, 2011 at 16:16:12

“Two things to add; one, Americans with a few bucks would just as soon eat out where most restaurant menu's are horrendous calorie bombs and second, many people cannot affort to purchase nutritional foods. So the situation is another ideal set of circumstances for the medical field to step in and attempt to develop a short cut, something most Americans readily line up for.

And who pays for it, Americans that do work at staying healthy. They pay in health insurance premium subsidies for those who do not care and taxes to support Medicaid for those who for the most part cannot afford a decent diet.

But heck, this is a free Country and we are pretty much free to do whatever we want with our body...even if others have to foot the bill. Nope, can't have the government suggesting how we can all live a healthier life. Heck, who wants socialism here in America!

Good post and Fanned...............”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 10:55:44 in Healthy Living

“It is another new theory.

I already replied to the theory posted by 50PlusSam, and the same applies to this theory posted by you.

If you think that I am wrong, please let me know.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 10:43:05 in Healthy Living

“It seems like a new theory.

The theory that quitting smoking causes obesity or weight gain is wrong. But before further discussions about that theory, it will be necessary to know who created that theory.

Please, can you tell who created this theory?

I have pointed many times that until recently the scientific establishment on obesity didn’t know that some amount of food intake leaves the body as a metabolic waste.
http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/calories.htm

Until recently, the scientific establishment on obesity thought that every calorie that enters the body if not spent will be converted into fat mass. Namely, they didn’t know that stool contains calories.

If you or anybody else thinks that I am wrong, please let me know.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 18:17:47 in Healthy Living

“Quote: sensimilla
“sometimes the obvious doesn't need a study.”

It is questionable whether people eat more or less after quitting smoking because no one clinical study has proved that obesity in humans can be induced by increased food intake.

The problem is that people, particularly those involved in the weight loss industry, do not need a study that will undermine their pre-existing belief and/or their scientific integrity.

The basic science of obesity is created over span of more than a hundred years without knowing the fact that the human body excretes calories.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 18:02:10 in Healthy Living

“Quote: JusticeontheRocks
“I didn't know HP allowed users to post advertisem­ents.”

I didn’t post advertisem­ents.

I posted a link to my website because it is relevant for this discussion. There is an explanation of why people wrongly believe that weight gain is due to increased food intake. I have explained that such belief is created when obesity scientists didn’t know that some energy in food intake body will excrete as metabolic waste. In other words, until recently obesity scientists didn’t know that stool contains calories.

If you think that I am wrong, please let me know.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 17:40:19 in Healthy Living

“Quote: Loki Thegod
“Steak and chocolate chocolate chip haagen das are excellent cigarette surrogates­. That is why I gained weight...”

I believe you but that is an anecdote, and is not relevant for the discussion of why people gain weight after quitting smoking.

1. There is no one study that proves that after quitting smoking people eat more.

2. There is no one study that shows that an increase in food intake will lead to significant weight gain.

Quote: Loki Thegod
“nothing to do with walking.”

You may like to see the study done by the Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The link to the study is: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2005/252.html

Slow walking is not a solution for obesity. It doesn’t explain the cause for the obesity epidemic, but the study done by the Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder should help to understand the cause and solution for weight gain.

Way of walking (walking gait) is just one of many other factors important to understand the causes and solution for excessive weight gain.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 17:33:25 in Healthy Living

“Reply to cmbg78 comment - Part Two

The general science of weight gain/weight loss is over a hundred years old. Since then, every generation of students have believed what they have been told by their professors. That is the reason why the members of the scientific community involved in the research, prevention and treatment of obesity are the victims of bad science. On the other side of coin, there are millions of people who suffer from obesity and there is no effective prevention, treatment or cure for obesity.

The scientific community involved in the research, prevention and treatment of obesity of any institution in the USA and in the rest of the world should stop to look what is wrong with the people, and start to look what is wrong with the basic understanding of weight gain/weight loss. One big obstacle for that to happen is the fact that medical doctors are not affected with the obesity epidemic.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 17:24:00 in Healthy Living

“Reply to cmbg78 comment - Part One

Quote: cmbg78
I'll trust the Yale scientific community over your blog, but thanks

I respect your loyalty to the Yale scientific community, but that fact is an obstacle for any productive discussion.

I never ask anybody to trust me. I think that people don’t need to trust when they can understand for themselves. I believe that everyone can understand the biological basis of weight gain and weight loss, and because of that there is no need to trust any established scientific community or anybody else.

I think that trust in science shouldn’t be mistaken with trust in the established scientific community.”

LukeTunyich on Jun 11, 2011 at 17:33:25

“Reply to cmbg78 comment - Part Two

The general science of weight gain/weight loss is over a hundred years old. Since then, every generation of students have believed what they have been told by their professors. That is the reason why the members of the scientific community involved in the research, prevention and treatment of obesity are the victims of bad science. On the other side of coin, there are millions of people who suffer from obesity and there is no effective prevention, treatment or cure for obesity.

The scientific community involved in the research, prevention and treatment of obesity of any institution in the USA and in the rest of the world should stop to look what is wrong with the people, and start to look what is wrong with the basic understanding of weight gain/weight loss. One big obstacle for that to happen is the fact that medical doctors are not affected with the obesity epidemic.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 17:14:33 in Healthy Living

“Quote: laaambchop
“food definitely tastes better...p­erhaps that is it?”

1. If you are hungry, food tastes better whether you are a smoker, quitter or a life-long non-smoker.

2. If you are not hungry, food doesn’t taste too much (whether you are a smoker, quitter or a life-long non-smoker).

I have pointed out in my first comment that there is no one study that shows that people eat more after they have quit smoking.”
Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Why Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain

Commented Jun 10, 2011 at 12:14:51 in Healthy Living

“There is no reliable evidence that suggests that after quitting smoking, people eat more.

1. There is no one clinical study that suggests that smokers eat more after quitting smoking.

Even if some eat more after quitting smoking, the weight gain is not due to an increase of food intake. In reality, the majority of people after they quit smoking, they eat less, but still after quitting smoking they experience weight gain or accelerated weight gain.

Weight gain after quitting smoking is due to changes in the biomechanics of walking.

1. Smoking affects the neuromuscular control centre.
2. Walking is a physical activity and at the same time, is a neuromuscular control centre activity.

Much more about biomechanics and weight gain can be found on my website.

Luke Tunyich
Biomechanics and Health
http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/

sensimilla on Jun 10, 2011 at 18:46:23

“sometimes the obvious doesn't need a study.”

JusticeontheRocks on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:39:51

“I didn't know HP allowed users to post advertisements.”

Loki Thegod on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:29:16

“Steak and chocolate chocolate chip haagen das are excellent cigarette surrogates. That is why I gained weight... nothing to do with walking.”

cmbg78 on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:27:37

“I'll trust the Yale scientific community over your blog, but thanks.”

laaambchop on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:24:27

“food definitely tastes better...perhaps that is it?”
huffingtonpost entry

A New 'Weigh Forward' to Lose Weight, Find Health

Commented Jun 7, 2011 at 19:05:48 in Healthy Living

“Joseph Furtenbacher, can you please explain, what is wrong with the opinion samknox expressed in his post above?

I personally share Sam Knox’s opinion, but if you or anybody else can give me a reasonable explanation that samknox is wrong, I will apologise to everybody.

If you or anybody else likes to hear why I share samknox opinion, I will try to explain, but as I said, if you or anybody else proves that I am wrong, I will be thankful. I really don’t like to see that anybody is attacked without reason.”

Joseph Furtenbacher on Jun 7, 2011 at 22:19:12

“Ah, but you see, I wasn't attacking the opinion samknox expressed (which, as far as I can see, amounts to 'because I have never broken my leg, I will never break my leg'), but the one he *didn't* express: it's okay to accuse someone you know next to nothing about ('And if your clinics use any of these methods...') of stigmatizing and victimizing his 'customers' (do you really think Dr. Katz is doing this for the money? I don't, and I've been following him for the better part of a year), simply because he's the most convenient target (another fallacy, 'looking where the light is').

Now, any other questions about what I wasn't thinking, and why I wasn't thinking it?”
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A New 'Weigh Forward' to Lose Weight, Find Health

Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 21:06:31 in Healthy Living

“I think that every other weight loss program, whether it is the Dukan Diet, the HCG Diet, 'fructose free' diet, Weight Wachers, etc have a similar sentence on their website.

I suppose that the participant of %u201CWeigh Forward weight management program who don't lose weight will be accused of failure to strictly follow the "Weigh Forward weight management program".”
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A New 'Weigh Forward' to Lose Weight, Find Health

Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 20:48:04 in Healthy Living

“I just visited the website of Weigh Forward weight management program, and I found on the bottom of the front page the sentence PRINTED/typed WITH SMAL LETERS "Individual weight loss results will vary"

Luke Tunyich
The Real Science of Weight Loss and Weight Management
http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/

LukeTunyich on Jun 6, 2011 at 21:06:31

“I think that every other weight loss program, whether it is the Dukan Diet, the HCG Diet, 'fructose free' diet, Weight Wachers, etc have a similar sentence on their website.

I suppose that the participant of %u201CWeigh Forward weight management program who don't lose weight will be accused of failure to strictly follow the "Weigh Forward weight management program".”
Octomom Case Shakes Fertility Industry

Octomom Case Shakes Fertility Industry

Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 19:05:15 in Los Angeles

“There something much more important to discuss about fertility treatment.

Please see:

1.Quote:
Test-Tube Babies May Face Greater Health Risks Than Naturally Conceived Children
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=assisted-reproduction-genetics

2. Quote:
“Assisted Reproduction Linked To Higher Birth Defects”
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129717.php

3. Quote:
“Do Fertility Treatments Raise Autism Risk?”
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/22680688/detail.html
4. Quote:
In-vitro fertilisation and retinoblastoma
http://www.mindfully.org/Health/2003/IV-Fertilisation-Retinoblastoma25jan03.htm

5.Quote:
“ART babies: a time bomb in the making?”
http://onlinetog.org/cgi/reprint/7/3/177.pdf

Does anyone think that we should talk about fertility treatments safety?”
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A 3-Step Plan To Successful Weight Loss

Commented May 31, 2011 at 09:57:35 in Healthy Living

“Quote:
“The more water you drink, the less you eat.”

Intoxication caused by excessive water intake will cause a loss of appetite, as well as intoxication caused by any other substance, whether it is liquid or solid food will also cause a loss of appetite.

1. Thirst is an appropriate sign for water intake.

2. Hunger is an appropriate sign for food intake.

3. The human body doesn’t demand water to control food intake, but to maintain the life and quality of life.

4. Human body doesn’t demand food to build fat mass, but to maintain life and quality of life.

Interfering with thirst or with hunger as a means to control body weight should be treated as insanity.

Luke Tunyich
The Real Science of Weight Loss and Weight Management
http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/

Jaime Kent on May 31, 2011 at 14:24:08

“Actually thirst is not a good scale to determine the amount of what you should be drinking. As someone who deals daily with athletes on a daily basis in a medical fashion, these people need to drink whether they are thirsty or not. Generally, when you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.”
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A 3-Step Plan To Successful Weight Loss

Commented May 31, 2011 at 07:03:11 in Healthy Living

“1. The fewer calories you eat, DOESN’T mean you will lose more body fat mass.

2. The fewer calories you eat DOES means you will excrete more.

To create an effective program for weight loss or an effective program for weight management you need the relative new science –The Modern Science of Biomechanics

Luke Tunyich
Biomechanics and Weight Management
http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/

juliebird on May 31, 2011 at 07:46:34

“So .... you post is one long advertisement for your service?”
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A 3-Step Plan To Successful Weight Loss

Commented May 31, 2011 at 06:58:11 in Healthy Living

“Quote:
“The fewer calories you eat, the more you lose. Pretty simple.”

It is not like that. According to “counting calories” and “energy balance it should be like that, the problem is that the model of counting calories” and model “energy balance” is based on a huge misconception. Namely, scientists didn’t know that some amount of energy in food intake body will excrete as metabolic waste (faeces, urine, etc.).

1. Counting Calories:

Weight loss treatment involving dieting, increased physical activity, diet pills and bariatric surgeries was invented when obesity scientists believed that every single calorie in food intake if not spent, will be stored. This belief was in line with the flawed theories of anabolism and catabolism. At those times, the theory “calories in – calories out was an unquestioned scientific dogma. Here is link that explains more: http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/calories.htm

2. Energy balance:

A few years back, it was realized that a significant amount of food intake leaves the body as metabolic waste. There was a little confusion, but another theory was quickly invented. It was a “calories in – calories out over a prolonged period of time”. This theory is widely known as “the energy balance”. Here is link that explains more: http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/energybalance.htm

LukeTunyich on May 31, 2011 at 07:03:11

“1. The fewer calories you eat, DOESN’T mean you will lose more body fat mass.

2. The fewer calories you eat DOES means you will excrete more.

To create an effective program for weight loss or an effective program for weight management you need the relative new science –The Modern Science of Biomechanics

Luke Tunyich
Biomechanics and Weight Management
http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/
Is Your Job A Health Hazard?

Is Your Job A Health Hazard?

Commented May 30, 2011 at 19:52:28 in Healthy Living

“I think I have been misunderstood.

I didn’t talk about the food and health. From ancient times people knew that quality of the food is important for health.

I was talking about the food and obesity.

Anyway, thank you for your kind response.”
Is Your Job A Health Hazard?

Is Your Job A Health Hazard?

Commented May 30, 2011 at 19:29:18 in Healthy Living

“Part Two

A much more valuable study is done byCarl-Étienne Juneau, a researcher at the Université de Montréal Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

Quote
“People eat better and exercise more today than they did in the 1970's, yet obesity rates continue to rise,” says lead author Carl-Étienne Juneau a researcher at the Université de Montréal Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. “My hypothesis is that our professional life is linked to this seemingly contradictory phenomenon.”

Quote:
“A surprise findings was the increased healthy attitudes toward transportation. “As a result of urban sprawl we expected to see more car-dependant people,” says Juneau. “Yet, both men and women increasingly adopted healthy behaviours such as walking and biking, which is definitely good news.”

http://www.nouvelles.umontreal.ca/udem-news/news/20101007-is-your-job-making-you-fat.html

Luke Tunyich
Biomechanics and Weight Management
http://www.biomechanicsandhealth.com/
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