I've written a number of articles on obesity and its many causes - diet, [Read more...]
What’s Making Teens Obese? Hint: It’s Not the Lack of Exercise
I wrote a prior article on obesity in children, Obesity in Children: How Can We Let This Happen? in which I talked about obesity in children, and the fact that in the U.S. nearly one in three children and teens are … [Read more...]
Sympathy for the Devil
"Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul to waste"
And so sang Mick Jagger in the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil."
Many a person's soul has been laid to waste by the taste of money, power and/or fame. Sometimes it is obvious when a person has been seduced by these. But … [Read more...]
Obesity: The Chemicals in Food Are to Blame
I've been writing about obesity and its increased rate in most countries around the world, and especially in the U.S.
I've also discussed that the main culprits of the [Read more...]
Obesity in Children: How Can We Let this Happen?
I've been writing a series of articles on obesity and I want to continue by discussing a topic that is alarming: obesity in children.
I've talked about [Read more...]
There is Some Good News Out of This Year’s Election: Health Wins!
If you didn't vote for Donald Trump for President, then you don't have a lot to cheer about in terms of the election results.
But there is some good news that came out of the election, and the good news has positive consequences for the health of our nation and specifically the [Read more...]
Obesity: A Problem for the Whole Wide World
Obesity is the health issue of our modern times, and it is a global epidemic - there's no mistaking it. Although the U.S. is the world's leader in percentage of obese people, it is far from the only country in … [Read more...]
The Food Revolution: The Empire Strikes Back
A few months ago I wrote a post entitled "The Revolution Marches On: Real Food Wins!"
In the article, I talked about the labeling law for genetically modified foods that was close to taking place in the U.S.
Vermont's labeling law was set to go into effect on July 1, 2016, and the Big Food companies were doing … [Read more...]
Obesity: The Health Issue of Our Time
Obesity is truly the health issue of our times. It is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines a person as … [Read more...]
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey
According to the sugar industry, a diet high in fats, not sugar, causes heart disease. And according to the soda industry, exercise, or the lack thereof, is what causes obesity and diabetes - not the drinking of soda.
And according to my monkey, it's only me and him that's got nothing to hide. When my monkey told me this I said back to him, "Come on, let's take it easy."
Let's start with this sugar industry manifesto, that it's … [Read more...]
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