At one time or another, we are subject to fat shaming and weight discrimination. Even in the sacred space of healthcare, practitioners often treat us indifferently rather than properly. The New York Times newspaper reports our healthcare system — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — is ill prepared. And its practitioners are often […]
Is obesity contagious? Before you grab me by my shoulders and begin shaking me hard while shouting in my face “what kind of question is that?” hear me out. I am not referring to the generic definition of contagious and suggesting that if you drink from the same glass as an obese person that you […]
Coca-Cola remains under fire for producing unhealthy beverages that have fueled the obesity epidemic. The beverages have a high calorie content due to levels of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). To protect their brand, the company launched a Coca-Cola Anti-Obesity Ad. Coca-Cola Launches Anti-Obesity Ad Pushing Back Against Accusations of Contributing to Obesity The Coca-Cola […]
Obesity in America Facts About one-third of Americans are overweight. Another 35% meet the criteria for obesity as well as obesity-related health issues. As obesity in America increases so does the risk for obesity-related illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and a number of different cancers and forms of arthritis. Obesity in America to […]
I have worked in the health and wellness industry for my entire career. But it was not until I lost weight following gastric bypass surgery that anyone would hire me on their staff. Before losing weight, I only could get hired for temporary work assignments. That went on for nearly 10 solid years. This practice […]
It has been estimated that 50% to 60% of money that is spent to address health issues is spent on conditions that could be improved with stress management, diet and exercise. CVS Caremark came under fire when they seemingly coped an attitude of, “Why pay when people get ill? If they had just exercised and […]
There is an obesity epidemic in the United States, and it may even be worse than supposed. An increasing number of Americans are in denial about obesity. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 35% of adults and 17% of children in the United States are obese. However, a recent study from the New York […]
My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
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