Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Mothers Underestimate Influence On Their Kids’ Weight

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:48 Comments Off on Mothers Underestimate Influence On Their Kids’ Weight

A survey of 1,037 women has uncovered a knowledge gap when it comes to certain weight issues – including their influence on their children’s weight. Here are some of the findings of the survey – conducted by HealthyWomen. …

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Poll: Are Girl Scouts Killing Us With Cookies?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 22:37 Comments Off on Poll: Are Girl Scouts Killing Us With Cookies?

Girls Scout Cookies are such an iconic American tradition and a multimillion dollar stream of revenue for the organization’s fund raising efforts. If you were around back in the early 90’s you may remember the reports of people finding all kinds of weird things baked into their Girl Scout Cookies causing some recalls and lawsuits if I remember correctly….

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Not Losing Weight: What Can I Do? [Forum]

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:49 Comments Off on Not Losing Weight: What Can I Do? [Forum]

Forum Post: hi, I am 35yrs old,mother of two,weighing 83kgs,height-5’6″,my problem is that ,i’ve been jogging for 30mins & doing yoga for 45mins & eating less calories,drinking at least 16 glasses of warm water since one month,though there is visible loss in…

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Diet Drug Meridia May Cause Heart Attack and Stroke

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:59 Comments Off on Diet Drug Meridia May Cause Heart Attack and Stroke

Last Friday, the diet drug Meridia was pulled from the shelves in America by its maker, Abbott Laboratories. Meridia, a prescription drug, was known to cause a higher risk of heart attack and stroke when in trials, but scientists believed this effect might be compensated for by the weight loss benefits. It wasn’t….

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Doctors Communication Style Matters for Weight Loss

Monday, October 11, 2010 11:57 Comments Off on Doctors Communication Style Matters for Weight Loss

A study from Duke University showed that the manner in which Doctors communicated with patients, regarding their weight loss, impacted their success — it is better to be Dr. Mark Green than Dr. Greg House, when broaching the subject of weight. The study is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine….

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Maintaining Weight Loss After Illness [Forum]

Monday, October 11, 2010 11:11 Comments Off on Maintaining Weight Loss After Illness [Forum]

Forum Post: Hi there, I have an unusual question. I used to be very overweight, with a BMI of 28. Earlier this year, I began losing weight very rapidly and by April was diagnosed with cancer. By late May, my weight had…

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Link Time! Gluten-Free, Eating Cake, Nasal Sanitizer, and more

Monday, October 11, 2010 10:00 Comments Off on Link Time! Gluten-Free, Eating Cake, Nasal Sanitizer, and more

I’m not sure how any of us survived so long eating all that gluten and dairy, but by the thousands people are switching to a gluten-free and a dairy-free lifestyle for many reasons. Fortunately, award winning french chef, Alain Braux, just released a new book, Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food. If you want or need to…

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Small Tips For Losing Weight? [Forum]

Sunday, October 10, 2010 14:54 Comments Off on Small Tips For Losing Weight? [Forum]

Forum Post: I know that it’s through exercise and diet, but I don’t know where to start. I’m 5’1 and 140 lbs. Please help me. I love sweets, junk food and soda. I know it’s a lethal combination. Please give me small…

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College Girls With Heavy Roommates Gain Less Weight

Sunday, October 10, 2010 10:03 Comments Off on College Girls With Heavy Roommates Gain Less Weight

College is a place of learning. Learning how to fill the swim meet with fizzies, deliver the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner, fill the trees with underwear, and explode the toilets every spring. Err, I mean, college, is a place of higher education, like physics, calculus, math, and science – all that “good” stuff. College is also…

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Antihistamine Use Linked to Weight-Gain

Saturday, October 9, 2010 10:15 Comments Off on Antihistamine Use Linked to Weight-Gain

Go ask anyone who starts to snort and sniffle when pollen is high and the smell of fresh cut grass wafts through the air, and they’ll tell you, antihistamines are a godsend. Antihistamine medication is used to stop allergic reactions. Histamines in the body cause fluid to escape from capillaries resulting in swelling, itching, and sneezing. But those beloved…

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