Tag Archives: obesity

The Double Standard: Our Choice Of Pet Food vs. Our Choice of Family Food

The advertising world on TV is designed to tap into human emotions to guide the decision making process. When it comes to our pets, notice the types of foods they include in these commercials to support the choices we make. (30 second commercial)   We see: Real Meat Whole vegetables Real Fruit Those caring to […]

One Man’s Tale To Weight Loss, Weight Gain And The Barrier Determining Long Term Success

How many times have you read stories where people stated, “until I saw myself in that picture, I never realized how serious my weight problem was”? How many times have you heard doctors say, “you’re in remarkably good health” even though you know in reality you’re overweight, sedentary, depressed and likely taking multiple prescription medications? […]

The latest buzz word in health: METABOLIC SYNDROME

The diagnosis metabolic syndrome dates back to the 1950’s. It became more popular around the late 1970’s when the low fat diets first became popular. Today, it is a diagnosis used regularly to define an ever growing percentage of our population. We doctors make it sound like a “disease” requiring our intervention to overcome this […]

“IT’LL BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME!”

Nearly 70% of the U. S. population suffers from overweight or obesity. When people finally decide the road to ongoing weight gain must change, they focus their attention on food plans designed for weight loss. Although this seems to be a logical approach, it fails to achieve LONG TERM results greater than 95% of the […]

SAFER HEALTH OUTCOMES SOMETIMES REQUIRES DEFYING AUTHORITY GUIDELINES

Children will follow their parent’s guidance because the parent is a figure of authority “accepting responsibility.” Students will follow their teacher’s guidance because the teacher is a figure of authority “accepting responsibility.” Workers will follow their manager’s guidance because the manager is a figure of authority “accepting responsibility.” Farmers will follow the chemical company’s guidance […]

STOP CALLING IT “HIDDEN” SUGAR!

The World Health Organization (WHO) provided a document supplied by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) entitled, “Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005–2010.” In this document, it was determined that the maximum daily consumption of added sugar should not exceed: 25 grams or 6 teaspoons per day. (REFERENCE: Consumption of Added Sugars Among […]

BIRTH TO ADOLESCENCE

The following flow chart provides a comparison between two children showing a non traditional vs traditional nutritional pattern of food selections resulting in two very different likely outcomes. To avoid a “fussy” eater, it starts with YOU and the selections you offer your child. If you begin early with processed high sugary foods, it will […]