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 […]
Becoming your own best friend might seem a little bit strange. Why should you work on becoming your own best friend when you have friends, family, maybe even a partner? The truth is many of us dislike, maybe even hate, ourselves because of our morbid obesity. And while the weight loss surgery helps us remove […]
Years of obesity takes it toll on the body. Back pain, joint pain, and other types of chronic pain are common ailments even after we’ve dropped our excess weight. Anyone who suffers from chronic pain understands the time between pain medication refills or doctors appointments put you under a lot of stress. And when you […]
Living with obesity is a difficult experience. And finding obesity help is a world-wide need. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers anyone with a BMI over 30 to be obese and a BMI over 40 to be severely obese. That’s about 13% of the world’s total population according to WHO. Consequently, it’s important that we […]
Back in 2003 before going under the knife for my gastric bypass, I believed obesity surgery was supposed to fix the flaws which make it tough for me to look in the mirror. Losing weight, whether organically or surgically, is after all an excellent way to boost our confidence and feel like an attractive person […]
Dealing with obesity is a tough process, and you could well reach the stage where you need to consider weight-loss surgery. This is a big step in the life of any obese person because it signals the opportunity for a new beginning. Sometimes natural weight loss just doesn’t work, and this is when it becomes […]
How Your Birth Year Puts You at Risk for the Obesity Gene Researchers found that the association between a variant of the FTO gene or “obesity gene” and body mass index (BMI) dates back to World War II. They discovered a strong correlation between the FTO gene and BMI from 1942-1945 and beyond. Yet no […]
Overeating can lead to being overweight, and that can lead to a number of health problems from heart disease to depression. New research suggests that overweight and obesity could be having a negative affect on your five senses, too. Here are some of the possible risks being overweight could have on your senses and the warning […]
We all know that there are several factors that affect our ability to maintain a healthy weight. Not all of them are things we can completely control. There have been a lot of studies into the connection between obesity and dementia in recent years. Some have suggested that we might be more at risk of […]
Weight loss makes us look and feel good, but that’s not where the goodness stops! Our weight can affect many areas of our lives, and it can be incredibly surprising to find out how. So, if you’ve been looking for a little more motivation to pick up that workout DVD, or to head to the gym […]
Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder characterized by extreme tiredness, aches and pains, and general difficulty thinking and functioning. And if that isn’t bad enough to dissuade you from flying cost-to-coast, it gets worse. Now researchers have found that jet lag causes weight gain. We are a people in motion. We are on the […]
Obesity can cause blood clots and is a well-known risk factor for clots in deep veins and lungs. A sedentary lifestyle is a contributing factor. And obese patients are at greater risk for deadly clots after surgery while they are immobile. Read: 10 obesity related illnesses What Are Blood Clots? Blood clots are normally useful. Blood clots […]
In part one of my question and answer session with Susan Harrow Rago, MS, RD, LDN, much of the discussion was on nutritional counseling for weight loss. In this second segment of our Q&A, Susan Rago shares her weight loss tips on eating healthy to lose weight in the real world where time, money, and […]
Nutritional counseling with a registered dietician nutritionist (RDN) will identify how many calories to eat per day to lose weight steadily and safely through a planned healthy, nutritious diet designed specifically for your lifestyle and healthcare needs. Also, a registered dietician nutritionist can treat any chronic obesity-related diseases with medical nutrition therapy. I am therefore […]
Overly fat has been an obvious problem for those of us reading (and writing) this article. Not so obvious is that if our excess body fat has been a chronic problem for so long, then it actually can create conditions that prevent us from dropping our fat. Studies suggest that the diversity of bacterial species […]
It is likely that the number of patients diagnosed with binge eating disorder (BED) will increase substantially. Dr. Tracy S. Cummings speaks about BED, the link to obesity, and treatment options based on research and clinical trials. The following are highlights from a podcast that previously appeared on ReachMD. Dr. Tracy S. Cummings is a psychiatrist at the […]
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