Dr. Fuhrman: How To End Dieting Forever! Lose Weight Without Surgery!

Dr Fuhrman - Immunity SolutionDr. Fuhrman says “Stop starving yourself!…Diets just don’t work!” In his PBS special End Dieting Forever!  Dr. Joel Fuhrman, board certified medical doctor and New York Times best-selling author, shows us how we can eat more food and at the same time keep weight off and achieve optimal health. He tells us why today’s popular diets  may actually be harmful to our health!  True to his specialty in the preventing and reversing of disease through nutritional and natural methods as seen in his other PBS specials such as 3 Steps To Incredible Health and Immunity Solution, Dr. Fuhrman gives us effective alternatives where calorie counting is not the goal and just eating the right foods will inhibit fat storage on the body!  Continue reading “Dr. Fuhrman: How To End Dieting Forever! Lose Weight Without Surgery!”

Joy Bauer’s Food Remedies – PBS Special

Joy Bauer Food RemediesYou  may have seen Certified Nutritionist and best selling author Joy Bauer,  on one or many of her regular appearances on NBC’s Today Show as their nutrition expert, sharing countless nutrition tips, recipes and advice. And if you are a fan, you will be in for a treat if you are lucky enough to catch her own PBS special Joy Bauer’s Food Remedies. Joy says that “food has healing power and is considered nature’s medicine”.  She devotes this hour showing us how she has helped hundreds of people turn around heart conditions, manage diabetes and blood sugar, improve memory, just by making some simple tweaks to our diet and incorporating certain healthy foods into our everyday meals and recipes.  Her motto is “life is hard, food should be easy”.  Joy Bauer hopes this program will give you the information and the motivation to get started because it’s that doable!  Continue reading “Joy Bauer’s Food Remedies – PBS Special”

Katie: Childhood Obesity. How Some Kids Are Winning The War!

Keyanna Williams after losing 45 pounds!
Keyanna Williams after losing 45 pounds!

It seems every day somewhere the media headlines are addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in America. And with one third of all kids in this country overweight or obese, the topic is here to stay for a while. But there are some kids that are winning the war on childhood obesity.  This week Katie Couric featured a follow-up on a young lady that appeared on a previous show that was battling obesity at the age of 11. In that previous broadcast she was given a scholarship to attend a semester ( 3-4 months) at MindStream Academy, a health and fitness boarding school for kids. Keyanna Williams was proud to tell us that by the end of her stay she lost 45 pounds! She says she feels amazing and feels a lot better about herself. She feels confident that with the skills she has learned at MindStream, she will be able to continue to achieve her weight loss goals on her own. Congratulations Keyanna! What did she learn and how did other kids lose hundreds of pounds to transform their lives! Continue reading “Katie: Childhood Obesity. How Some Kids Are Winning The War!”

GMA: The School “Fat Report”! Do They Help or Hurt Your Child?

School Kids9-3-2013 ABC’s Good Morning America reported on a new practice by school systems to help combat America’s childhood obesity problem… BMI testing. It seems that in a growing number of schools, students are subjected to annual weigh-ins and the results in the form of your child’s BMI (Body Mass Index) number are being sent to the parents. Students call them “Fat Letters”.  But are these letters really helping or hurting kids? ABC’s Bianna Golodryga sets out to explore the pros and cons of this controversial practice. Continue reading “GMA: The School “Fat Report”! Do They Help or Hurt Your Child?”

Not So Fast, Mayor Bloomberg! New York City’s Ban on Supersized Soda is Reversed!

Sugary DrinksMarch 11, 2013 – In an effort to help curb the obesity epidemic, Mayor Bloomberg proposed a ban on selling sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in York City restaurants and the proposal  was approved by the New York Board of Health.   But today, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams reported that the ban was reversed by the New York State Supreme Court.  Continue reading “Not So Fast, Mayor Bloomberg! New York City’s Ban on Supersized Soda is Reversed!”

Our America with Lisa Ling. Childhood Obesity In The South. Causes and Solutions.

Briana - 12 years old 347 pounds
Briana - Wants to lose 100 pounds

1-29-2013 Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network’s  Our America With Lisa Ling aired an episode called ‘Generation XXL’ which focused on the childhood obesity epidemic in America. She reported that for the first time in history, our children may have shorter life spans than their parents. She reminds us of the sobering statistics that it is estimated that over 12 million children in America are considered obese, a number that has tripled in the past 30 years.  One in six of America’s kids are considered to be obese.  So how did we get here?

She tries to find the answer by traveling deep into the heart of Southern America, the hardest hit region of America’s childhood obesity epidemic.  We meet a 100 pound 4 year old, a 347 pound 12 year old, and a community that found working together was the solution for their obesity problems. Continue reading “Our America with Lisa Ling. Childhood Obesity In The South. Causes and Solutions.”

Do TV Childhood Obesity Ads Help Kids Lose Weight? TV Experts Say Yes And No!

Georgia Anti-Obesity Campaign10-09-2012 On a recent Dr. Oz Show, one topic of discussion was the state of Georgia’s anti-obesity campaign where the controversial ads came under fire.  The state of Georgia defended the ads saying,  ”More straight talk and less sugar coating” is needed to help the obesity crisis.  While some in Georgia feel ”We need to fight obesity, not obese individuals.” Should we shame kids about being over weight to get them to lose weight, The Power of Embarrassment?  Dr. Oz contacted Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta, who sponsored the ads.  They said “The ads were intended to raise awareness in Georgia of the medical crisis facing our children and families – and we achieved our goal.  But, with 75% of parents of overweight/obese kids still in denial about the medical risks possibly facing their child, our work has not ended.”
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ABC World News. Childhood Obesity. Georgia Fights Back. But Have They Gone Too Far?

1-2-2012  ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reports on an anti-obesity campaign launched by the state of Georgia aimed at bringing attention to the childhood obesity crisis in that state.  But is seems that the blunt, in-your-face messages  directed at kids in TV ads and billboards are raising eyebrows and even outrage.  ABC’s Steve Osunsami examined the issue and reported that health experts behind the startling ads say that is exactly what the state of Georgia needs.  “More straight talk and less sugar coating” the crisis.

Osunsami reports that nearly 40% of Georgia’s children today are obese or overweight.  Some even diagnosed with hypertension in the first and second grades.   Georgia feels that the parents of these overweight kids are not recognizing that this is a serious problem and hopes these TV ads and billboards rouse parents to action.  Continue reading “ABC World News. Childhood Obesity. Georgia Fights Back. But Have They Gone Too Far?”

US Government. Childhood Obesity. A Threat To Our National Security. Government, Schools, Families, And Kids Themselves Are Called To Action.

US Flags - National Security09-25-2012 C-Span broadcast a conference from the National Press Club held by Mission: Readiness.   Amy Taggart, its National Director, explained that Mission: Readiness is a nonprofit organization of over 300 retired generals and admirals who are greatly concerned that childhood obesity poses a real threat to our long term national security. Four of these distinguished retired military leaders and an officer from the Department of Defense speak about why childhood obesity and the unhealthy options in school cafeterias has an impact on national security. They tell of the organization’s efforts to influence change on the government, school and community levels and the progress already being made. Continue reading “US Government. Childhood Obesity. A Threat To Our National Security. Government, Schools, Families, And Kids Themselves Are Called To Action.”

Dr. Oz: The Headlines Are Wrong. Organic Foods Are Healthier and Healthier For Our Kids. Aren’t Our Kids Worth The Extra Money?

Blueberries10-4-2012 Dr. Oz weighs in on the new study making the headlines that imply that organic food may not be healthier than conventional food. Researchers at Stanford found that organic foods have the same nutritional value as conventional foods, so the media headlines question if organics may not be worth the money. Dr. Oz says there is a glaring catch to this information.  The study seems to put more weight on the nutritional value of food and not as much concern for the toxic chemical pesticides that we consume in some of these conventional foods. He feels that the pesticides in food is a threat to our children’s health.  Dr. Oz believes that eating organic foods is one of the best ways to avoid exposure to this health threat and therefore organic food is worth the investment!
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