It Happened This Week: Fat-Bashing as Science, Another Annoying Study, & Lap Bands Cause More Harm

“…we are also plagued by a national eating disorder of epic proportions predicated on the faulty belief that no one can be fat and healthy,….” So goes a spot-on post by Liz Snyder, farm-starter, food activist, nutritional anthropologist and mama, titled “Behind the Anti-Obesity Veil: Fat-Bashing as ‘Science.’” We also like her blog url: www.ieatreal.com. […]

It Happened This Week – Title X Funding, Aretha Franklin, and Simple Changes for Weight Loss

Many critics this week were decrying the effect proposed legislation might have on women’s health care. Several bills have been proposed recently that would decrease funding or even eradicate the Title X Family Planning program, which Nixon signed into law in 1970 to fund health clinics. One bill would stop all funding to any clinic […]

Weight Loss: You Can Overcome Obesity Gene with Exercise, Study Finds

People with two copies of an obesity-related gene called FTO on average are about 70 percent more likely to be obese than those who do not have the gene. However, a study of Amish people with the FTO gene shows that people are able to nullify the gene’s effect with vigorous exercise. “When we looked […]