Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All Posts

HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

(Profile)
Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

The Pizza Effect

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 moreChevron

posted 01/20/2015, comments (0)|
Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks, Editor

(Profile)
Multimedia Journalist specializing in science reporting. Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Communications and MA in Broadcast Journalism.

New "Clinical Roadmap" for Obesity Drug Treatments

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 moreChevron

posted 01/20/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Kids in Head Start Program Have Healthier Weight by Kindergarten Than Peers

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 Read moreChevron

posted 01/19/2015, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

(Profile)
Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Biggest Loser Contestant Reports “Fat-shaming and Dangerous Methods”

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 moreChevron

posted 01/19/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Teens Who Lose Weight Are Successful For the Right Reasons

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 moreChevron

posted 01/17/2015, comments (0)|

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (291) >