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.”

Dr Oz: Know Your Blood Sugar Level to Know When You Are At Risk For Diabetes

Testing your blood sugarDr. Oz from The Dr. Oz Show has voiced his concern repeatedly over the obesity and diabetes crisis we are facing here in America. In his concern he has given us guidelines as tools we can use to improve and monitor our health. Some of those tools are knowing and monitoring your healthy numbers. One important number we need to know is our fasting blood sugar level. That number will let us know when we may be at risk for diabetes.  So how do we get a daily blood sugar level reading without going to a doctor daily? Continue reading “Dr Oz: Know Your Blood Sugar Level to Know When You Are At Risk For Diabetes”

Dr Oz: Why You Should Lose 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks

Dr Oz - Lose 20 pounds in 8 WeeksLose 20 pounds in 8 weeks! Now where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, another one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite guys just revealed his Twenty Something ….Well, that is another story.
On a recent Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz announced he teamed up with Dr. Michael Roizen and they put together a handbook of 99 tips called You: Losing Weight.  Of those 99 tips, he and Dr. Roizen wanted to share their favorites to help us lose 20 pounds in 8 weeks.

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Can Gastric Bypass Surgery Reverse Diabetes?

There may be a cure for obesity and diabetesMar 31, 2011 – ABC’s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer reported that two studies released by the New England Journal of Medicine show that bariatric surgery may cure type 2 diabetes. The study reported that patients that undergo weight loss surgery can be off insulin sometimes as soon as 72 hours after the operation.   Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News Chief Health Medical Editor says that this is good news for patients who worry about the possible consequences of long-term type 2 diabetes such as blindness, amputation, and kidney failure.   That seems to be inline with a previous report by ABC’s Good Morning America in April 2011 when the International Diabetes Federation  recommended for the first time bariatric surgery as a treatment for diabetes for obese patients. Continue reading “Can Gastric Bypass Surgery Reverse Diabetes?”

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!”

Dr. Oz: Natural foods that help control blood sugar

CinnamonDr. Oz of the popular Dr. Oz Show loves to share the benefits and healing powers of natural foods.  Over the course of several shows, he has mentioned several foods that may help control blood sugar which of course is very useful to those who are trying to control their diabetes. Here are some foods that you probably have in your cabinets now that you will start to think of differently! Continue reading “Dr. Oz: Natural foods that help control blood sugar”