Dr Oz: Childhood Obesity. Should Parents Be Charged With Child Abuse?

Is childhood obesity child abuse?The Dr Oz Show featured a controversial subject to address the nation’s growing childhood obesity problem.  It is such a growing concern that an increasing number of prosecutors across the country say yes.  There have been cases across the United States where children have been pulled from their homes and placed in foster care.  Are parents really to blame and should they be charged with child abuse for allowing their child to become obese? Continue reading “Dr Oz: Childhood Obesity. Should Parents Be Charged With Child Abuse?”

Dr Oz: Childhood Obesity. Should The Child Be Removed From The Home?

Should the courts remove obese children from the home?The Dr. Oz Show presented the controversial subject of childhood obesity and should it be considered child abuse.  We were introduced to parents of obese children who felt some responsibility for their child’s obesity problem but didn’t think it should be considered child abuse. But the childhood obesity is increasing at such an alarming rate that states across the country are trying to find ways to intervene for the health and safety of the child.  There have been cases where children have been taken from the home.  Have we gone too far?  Is taking a child from their home really going to help? Continue reading “Dr Oz: Childhood Obesity. Should The Child Be Removed From The Home?”

Dr Oz: Reverse Childhood Obesity. What Parents Should Know.

Reverse Childhood DiabetesThis week The Dr. Oz Show aired a show dedicated to the alarming increase of childhood obesity and the controversial debate, Is Childhood Obesity considered Child Abuse?  We heard the stories and concerns of some obese children, parents, and advocates.  In the end, parents want to do what’s best for their children.  But where do you start?  Knowledge is power and awareness can be an eye opener.  Dr. Oz and his guest colleagues bring up a few interesting points that may help us parents “get going” in a different direction. Continue reading “Dr Oz: Reverse Childhood Obesity. What Parents Should Know.”

Oprah: Eleven Year Old Girl Loses 50 Pounds With Her Mother’s Help

Oprah - Eleven Year Old Girl Lost 50 PoundsWith a national epidemic of childhood obesity, here is an inspirational story that may help those wondering how to start their families on the road to a more healthful lifestyle. This week Oprah did a show featuring 100 of her “Ultimate Viewers” who saw something on her show that jump-started their successful weight loss of over 100 pounds! One of her viewers was Mary Ann who lost 103 pounds and her eleven year old daughter Michaela who lost 50! How did they do it? Continue reading “Oprah: Eleven Year Old Girl Loses 50 Pounds With Her Mother’s Help”

The Doctors: Potato Chips Can Cause Cancer!

Potato Chips can cause cancerMay 6, 2011 – Yes, one of America’s most favorite snacks made from potatoes can contain so much of a carcinogenic chemical that the Environmental Law Foundation in California filed a lawsuit and won! The Doctors TV Show reported that by January 2012, potato chip makers have to actually put a warning on the label, change the way they make potato chips or stop selling in California!

The Doctors TV Show did a segment to reveal “What’s Really In Your Food? They said that you will be shocked and they were right! Continue reading “The Doctors: Potato Chips Can Cause Cancer!”

Can the Diabetes Epidemic in America Be Stopped? One Way Is By Families And Communities Doing It Together!

Walk to Reverse DiabetesApr 7, 2011 – When the CDC, Center of Disease Control in 2010  announced their projection that at the current rate one out of every three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050, ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer reported.  And terms used like “It’s an epidemic spiraling out of control”, “an epidemic that could cause early death”,  “the treatment could bankrupt the health care system” are painfully honest realities when you think that in 40 years from now every second person you see will have diabetes!

But the good news is that the CDC said that it could be headed off! Continue reading “Can the Diabetes Epidemic in America Be Stopped? One Way Is By Families And Communities Doing It Together!”