We are told that good health comes from eating well and regular exercise. (Read: 10 Healthy Eating Resolutions). The evidence to support this contention is overwhelming, but we still struggle with obesity as a nation. Fast food is everywhere. (Read: Ensure Healthy Eating When Eating Out). The convenience of it is seems to undermine the health risks, […]
If you are one of the 6.8 million morbidly obese Americans then you are probably aware of the stereotypes that accompany the diagnosis. I know them well, as I was morbidly obese before my gastric bypass surgery in 2003. What many do not understand are the metabolic, lifestyle, and genetic causes of obesity. Too many […]
Causes of Obesity A person gains weight when more calories are consumed than the body will use. Excess calories are converted to fat. But that is more an explanation as to how weight is gained than as to why. Causes of obesity include age, gender, genetics, psychological profile, and environmental influences — although risk factors may be the […]
Obesity in America HOW WE GOT HERE: A FAT, SICK SOCIETY WITH A HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING Well, it sounded like a good idea… in response to demands that our food be safe, cheap, and abundant, the American government has been a factor in the production, regulation, research, innovation, and economics of our food supply. However, […]
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