We’ve banned trans fat, discussed soda tax, tried to ban supersized sweet drinks, and tried to address sodium and saturated fat levels in processed foods and chain restaurants. We then bashed grains, identified gluten as the devil in disguise (really, it’s not), so what’s left? Let’s bash the... Read more
The Endocrine Society has released a new guideline as an aid for doctors when prescribing obesity weight-loss drugs, and developing proper weight-loss treatment plans. Researchers say these guidelines are the first of its kind, and can help fill gaps in obesity treatment.
In the past two years, the FDA has approved four... Read more
In January of 1964 President Lyndon Johnson said enough is enough and announced his "War on Poverty." Many politicians have declared war on many fronts since then, and eventually there will probably be a "War on Everything" program. But Johnson's sound committment eventually grew the
Let me start by sharing that I was in contention to be one of The Biggest Loser’s first season’s personal trainers. That’s right, I went through several levels of interviews, and did not make the final cut. I was lucky in a sense, because I daresay I would have quit if I had made it into the trainer stable. I... Read more
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children, and quadrupled among adolescents within the last 30 years. From 1980 to 2012, the number of children between the ages of 6-11 who were obese jumoed from 7 to 18... Read more