Tag: obesity

Obesity increases cancer risk according to the NY Times.

Obesity increases cancer risk according to the NY Times. More younger American’s are overweight resulting in future costly health problems.  True, many children do not get the same level of activity many adults once had.  This may be partially due to how we bring up our children, what we allow them to eat and how we use food as a method to keep them busy when they are very young. Snacking habits are part of the problem in the USA, since many of the snacks our children have eaten have poor nutritional value. When these habits visit countries like Brazil, Read More »

Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health.

Something scary; The sugar industry has distorted health science for the last 50 years according to Vox science and health. Diabetes has become a huge problem in the USA, as well as obesity where all roads lead to sugar, whether in the form of simple carbohydrates (breads, pastas) or outright sugar such as candies, soft drinks and processed foods. Heart disease also has links to sugar as well. American’s are slowly awakening to the problems caused by sugar, and some areas of the country such as NYC have even tried to tax soda due to its affects on our health. Read More »

Weight loss surgery; before investing thousands on expensive and risky surgeries, do this first according to the NY Times

Weight loss surgery; before investing thousands on expensive and risky surgeries, do this first according to the NY Times Obesity is a huge problem in our country.  Many of us have tried different weight loss regimens only to find out that either the weight does not come off easily or no matter how we try, we still go back to our own compulsions with food, with its bad habits. There is growing evidence that carbohydrates are at the root of the problem.  There is growing evidence that the problem with obesity has a lot to do with carbohydrate addiction which Read More »

Being Obese for a decade or more raises cancer risk according to CNN.

Being Obese for a decade or more raises cancer risk according to CNN. Life is complex enough without it being side tracked by illness.  Cancer seems to be everywhere (or so it seems according to the media).   Most of us know someone who has died from the disease. Why does it occur and what are the risk factors? According to a recent CNN article, cancer rates are higher for women who are obese for a decade or more.”A new longitudinal study on postmenopausal women, published in the journal PLOS Medicine on Tuesday, reveals that the duration of having a high Read More »

Is obesity responsible for the increase in people with disabilities in the USA?

Is obesity responsible for the increase in people with disabilities in the USA? Obesity is a huge problem in the USA, as years of unhealthy eating habits are taking their toll. A friend of mine is morbidly obese, has had two knee replacements and can barely walk in our home without a cane.   The amount of weight on this small frame has taken its toll and she is partially disabled due to her inability to walk. Obesity has caused an epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems that require medications and a constant concern with blood pressure as Read More »