Browsing All posts tagged under »obesity«

RN Advice: All About Gallstones

June 2, 2014 by


by: Peggi Ingram, RN BSN Ten to 15 percent of people in the United States have been diagnosed with gallstone at one time or another and many more have gallstones with no symptoms.  Gall bladder disease is on the rise and it is no wonder with the obesity epidemic and eating habits in the United […]


December 27, 2013 by


The Perfect Human Diet (2012) Director: C.J. Hunt 90 min Journalist C.J. Hunt undertook a global quest to find the perfect human diet. His own mortality brought about his passion for this discovery. At the age of 24 (1978) he suffered full cardiac arrest and nearly died, his doctors predicting he had a 50% chance […]

Watch This: Supersize Me

February 3, 2013 by


WATCH THIS:  Supersize Me 2004, 104 minutes, PG-13 Directed by & Starring Morgan Spurlock For this edition of ‘Watch This’ I decided to offer my thoughts on a rather unpleasant cinematic spectacle. A 30 day carefully monitored and documented experiment of one man, Morgan Spurlock, eating NOTHING but McDonald’s.  Furthermore – whenever offered to ‘supersize […]


February 3, 2013 by


We are flooded with information about our health and weight loss with sources ranging from the internet and printed media to well meaning advice from friends.  Here’s a look at some myths related to food and health – and we’re providing the down and dirty truth about them.  Myth 1: “Of course my muffin top […]

Sheri’s Rants # 52: The Moderation Myth

July 3, 2011 by


Moderation is a popular concept that has been promoted by the food industry. They had a slogan that went like this: “There’s room for all kinds of food in a healthy diet.” The promoted idea is that people can eat anything they want, as long as the foundation of the diet is healthy.  Unfortunately, what […]

Be Sure to Get Your ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ’s!

October 31, 2010 by


Christy Ewing Millions of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation.  We sleep as much as one quarter less than our ancestors did with average total sleep time decreasing from 9 hours in 1900 to less than 7 hours over the past 10 years.  In 2001, researchers found that sleeping less than 6 hours per night and […]

Sheri’s Rants # 28: What Caused the Fat Gain?

October 31, 2009 by


I want to break something down to you really fast, here:  What caused the fat gain in the first place? Until that reason is determined — different in each of us — no fat loss system can possibly succeed over the long term. Even if a short-term loss is achieved, the weight will be regained, […]

Obese People Have ‘Brain Degeneration’

August 26, 2009 by


with thanks to Jodee McDowell (Aug. 25) – A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today. Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged […]

Obesity a Key Link to Soaring Health Tab as Costs Double

July 28, 2009 by


By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — As Congress searches for ways to control health care costs, a new report provides a sizable target: obesity. Americans who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight cost the country an estimated $147 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2008, double the amount a decade ago, […]