Tag Archives: Obesity

The Fight for the Soul of Fat People

(Sorry about the glitch yesterday, folks! WordPress prematurely published my post without any content as I was working on it. Here’s the whole tamale.) It must be a slow news cycle or something, because there are lots of stories floating around about the health of the nation and how to help those who are overweight […]

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The Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Seen All Day.

And it’s only 9am… Apparently, according to this article, British researchers are recommending that children under the age of 5, even those who aren’t walking yet, need to exercise. *crickets…crickets…crickets…* What I want to ask these researchers…god, where to start? How about, did you exercise as a baby? Did your mother exercise as a baby? […]

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Quick Links: Architecture Encourages Movement

The NY Times recently spotlighted a building going up in the Bronx that is allegedly “designed to combat obesity.” (Click here.) The building is the first to incorporate ideas from New York City’s Active Design Guidelines. In addition to a backyard with exercise equipment for adults and climbing equipment for children, they’ve installed—get this—”two flights […]

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Quick Links: KQED Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig

San Francisco Bay Area NPR station KQED had a chat (here) with the reigning king of anti-sugarness, Dr. Robert Lustig. You may know the good doctor from his YouTube hit Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which as of press time, has over a million views since posting in July of 2009. He was also recently featured […]

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The Sugar Epidemic

If you had asked me how much sugar I consumed before I went Primal, I would have said, “Not much.” People think of white, powdery stuff as sugar and aren’t as aware of all its other insidious forms. But I was probably closer to the average American’s intake without knowing it: 140-200 pounds a year. […]

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Too Many Loaves, Not Enough Fishes?

A “study” released last week has been tearing up the internet, and media outlets have been loving it with sensational headlines like “Does God Make You Fat?” Give us the numbers so we can tear it apart already: The study, which tracked 2,433 men and women for 18 years, found normal weight young adults ages […]

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The Global Food Experiment

NPR has a Fresh Air interview (here, be sure to listen to the full interview with Terry Gross, available at the top of the page) with Dr. Kevin Patterson, a Canadian physician who has spent time treating Afghani, Pacific Islander, and Inuit patients, as well as his fellow Canadians. He talks about some of the […]

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Finally, a Voice of Reason in the Obesity Debate

If you’ve been following along the past week, I’ve discussed Slate.com’s community problem-solving project concerning childhood obesity (see here for my past coverage). While I don’t love this project, I do love Slate’s willingness to question themselves, a true rarity in media these days, no? Along with their optimism about coming up with a solution […]

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Shameless Plug: Vote for me!

So after digesting all the information about childhood obesity and writing my post, I decided to submit a modest proposal to Slate.com after all to help fight childhood obesity. I tried to keep it simple and as free from judgment as possible, which means I probably won’t win. But go here to vote for me […]

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