‘Healthy Living’

Ask First Lady Michelle Obama Not to Appear on The Biggest Loser

By Marsha Hudnall on 10/26/2013

That is, ask her not to do it again.  Yes, she’s already appeared on The Biggest Loser (TBL) once.  And is scheduled to do so again in November.  Here’s why the Binge Eating Disorder Association and BingeBehavior.com have mounted a campaign to ask Mrs. Obama to rethink this bad idea. The approach promoted by The Biggest Loser causes people to […] Read more »

Healthy Headlines: What’s The News That’s Fit to Print?

By Cindy Bishop on 10/25/2013

I’m not sure if the trend is really all that new… news organizations feeling they have to entertain to be newsy, but is it necessary to smack us over the head with shocking (and schlocky) proclamations just to get our attention? Especially when it comes to health-related studies and findings? There must be quantifiable data which supports the idea that consumers are more than willing […] Read more »

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Fiona Apple: Is Her Weight Anyone’s Business?

By Robyn Priebe on 10/09/2013

Fiona Apple is one of my favorite female artists. Very rarely do I click on any of the headlines from my MSN home page, but seeing that she had fans commenting about her health status during one of her recent shows piqued my interest. Apparently, mid-set the fan yelled out “Fiona get healthy, we want to see you in 10 years.”  It […] Read more »

Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/23/2013

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why the focus is on weight.  […] Read more »

Gut Flora: Prebiotics and Probiotics

By Robyn Priebe on 09/11/2013

Guest Post by Janet Zimmerman, RD – Green Mountain at Fox Run Nutrition Intern Probiotics and prebiotics have recently become hot topics (for good reason I might add!).  Our guts and digestive systems have a lot of bacteria, gut flora, in them that can be harmful or helpful to our health depending on the types.  Unfortunately, there are many things that can […] Read more »

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