Tag Archives: obesity

Is your doctor overweight?

July 11, 2015

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Is your doctor overweight? by Mary Budinger —  Doctors are just about as overweight as the rest of us. Latest figures tell us that about 35 percent of Americans are obese. Medscape, part of WebMD Health Professional Network, released the results of their survey “Physician Lifestyle Report 2014.” This survey found that although far fewer physicians […]

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What is the right diet for you?

June 1, 2014

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What is the right diet for you? by Cary Bailen —  In a nation where obesity has become an epidemic, it is no wonder that people are more concerned than ever about health and wellness. Americans spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products. Everywhere we look there is a new diet or […]

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Why are our favorite foods making us fat?

January 11, 2014

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  by Scott White —  Why is it that we crave coffee, candy, cookies and all the goodies that are so bad for us? A visit to any location of the world’s most successful coffeehouse chain provides a clear glimpse into the American food addiction. As a nation, we’re now experiencing more disease, obesity, depression, […]

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Old rice cooker replaced by the VitaClay® Chef

December 18, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  In the mid ‘70s, my late husband was sent by his cardiologist to Duke University Medical Center to enter a program known as the Rice Diet Program. Dr. Walter Kempner, the program founder, came to the U.S. from Germany in 1934, and his goal in developing the plan was to […]

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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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10 steps to reduce stress in your life

August 16, 2013

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by John Koeberer  —  There is no doubt that stress kills. Many health professionals and medical analyses validate the strong negative impact stress can have on your health and general well-being, as well as your longevity. It is the chronic, day-in and day-out stress that is the problem. Stress can exacerbate pain, cause depression, obesity, […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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One man’s food is another man’s poison

June 12, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  For a quick and healthy dinner, you decide to bake some salmon, steam asparagus and toss a simple green salad. Nothing fancy, but this meal gets the job done with zero guilt; in fact, you feel rather good about serving it. Three days later you get a migraine. You probably […]

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BPA free does not mean BPS free

May 30, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Products labeled “BPA free” may be just as toxic as those made with this increasingly shunned original chemical, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas and published in the January 17, 2013, issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. BPA (bisphenol A) is an industrial chemical […]

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A cup of tea to your health!

May 23, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Tea has long been described in leading medical journals as an antidote to heart disease, cancer, obesity and arthritis. It also is known to boost immunity, battle viruses, aid in detoxification, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and normalize blood sugar. All true teas — white, green, oolong and black — […]

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Corn sweetener directly linked to obesity

May 21, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Researchers have found stronger evidence linking a rapid rise in obesity to the use of corn-based sweeteners in soft drinks and food. Results from a study of U.S. Department of Agriculture records from 1967 to 2000 indicate an increase in the use of high-fructose corn sweeteners during the late 1970s […]

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Cause and effect: The missing principle

April 17, 2013

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by Dr. Joel Brame — In the United States, we now have more access to health information than ever before. Health magazines, newsletters, journals and Web sites are everywhere. This information abundance should logically create an improvement in the overall health of our society. However, such results have failed to manifest. Instead, obesity continues to […]

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