TAG: obesity

Try This Health Care Plan: Soil Health is the Root of Health

Brook Le Van, Guest Waking Times None of us easily comprehends how much a trillion dollars is, or a trillion anything, for that matter, but as taxpayers we are investing more than 2.3 trillion dollars into our current health care industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us three quarters of health care

Addiction To Junk Food: More Than Meets The Eye

Eleni Roumeliotou, Green Med Info Waking Times When it comes to processed food, excessive amounts of sugar and hydrogenated fats is the rule rather than the exception. It is no secret anymore that there is a very distinct thread linking the increased consumption of such foods, coupled with relentless advertising campaigns and the epidemic proportions of diabetes

Are the Government’s Dietary Guidelines Making Us Obese?

Margie King, GreenMedInfo Waking Times  Since the early 1980’s the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans have urged trusting Americans to eat a low-fat high-carbohydrate diet for their health and weight control. Since then, there has been an alarming increase in chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes. In addition, obesity rates have shot up to 30%, and

Americans Die Younger: US Ranks Low in World Health Report

Ginger Garner, Guest Writer Waking Times A report published last month by the Institute of Medicine entitled, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, was released on January 9, 2013.   CNN originally covered the Institute’s release of the report, and now the nutrition industry is chiming in, “The first obvious issue that arises from this report

Could Marijuana Help in Weight Loss?

Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society Waking Times In a stunning look at the medicinal properties of marijuana use, a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that obesity rates are lowered by roughly one third in those who smoke three times weekly. The research included 52,000 participants, with findings concluding that 22% of those

Food Taxes and Penalization are Not Solutions to Public Health Problems

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times A recent study conducted by RTI International and Cornell University and published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics makes a clear point that a large percentage of shoppers are not aware of sales tax implications when purchasing various foods and beverages. In one of my recent posts, Down

Antibiotics May Lead to Lifelong Obesity

Lisa Garber Waking Times  Antibiotics have been associated with weight gain before, but new research indicates it may have the same effect on infants, too. Given that childhood obesity is linked to obesity later in life, prescribing antibiotics for children presents more problems for a nation already in the throes of an epidemic. “We typically consider obesity

Metabolic Syndrome: Epidemic of the Modern Age

The Health Coach, Contributing Writer Waking Times  Metabolic Syndrome represents all that ails Western Civilization. There is no other disease process which reflects the weaknesses of our lifestyle so poignantly. Because Metabolic Syndrome is so pervasive, it behooves each of us to take a close look at our eating habits, workstyle, exercise routines, sleep patterns and much more.

Is Fructose As Addictive As Alcohol?

Sayer Ji Waking Times Fructose, which literally means “fruit sugar,”* sounds so sweet and innocent. And indeed, when incorporated into the diet in moderate amounts in the form of fruit – always organic and raw, when possible – it’s about as pure and wholesome as as a nutrient can get. Not so for industrially processed

MSG Hidden in Variety of Foods and Contributing To Illness

Grocery Geek Waking Times  Despite common perception, the toxic food additive MSG is everywhere – not just in Chinese food! This taste enhancer is actually hidden under dozens of ingredient names in all sorts of processed foods, restaurant foods, beverages, chewing gums, vitamins and supplements. It is added to foods in higher dosages than ever before, and more and more people are experiencing