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28 10, 2014

“The French Are Getting Fatter, Too.”

By | October 28th, 2014|Health News|19 Comments

It turns out that it's not only what the French eat but how they eat that seems to make a difference.

3 10, 2014

Can Fast Food Ever Be A Part Of Clean Eating?

By | October 3rd, 2014|Health News|18 Comments

Burger King in the UK adds brussel sprouts to their burgers - does that make it cleaner?

25 09, 2014

Cleaning Up The Happy Meal: Do Toys Advertise Unhealthy Foods To Kids?

By | September 25th, 2014|Health News|14 Comments

A look at toys and whether or not you think they unfairly market unhealthy foods to kids.

16 09, 2014

Scrapping Sports For Wellness Programs: Should More HBCUs Follow Spelman’s Lead?

By | September 16th, 2014|Health News, Social Construct|12 Comments

"[Spelman's president] said a campus analysis found that almost one out of every two students has high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or is obese."

20 08, 2014

Sound Off: FDA Proposes Nutrition Label Updates – What Do We Think?

By | August 20th, 2014|Health News|9 Comments

The FDA takes one small step for regulation, one giant step for mankind. What do we think?

20 08, 2014

Biggest Loser Trainer Sued For Pushing Supplements?

By | August 20th, 2014|Health News|24 Comments

I came across this little article this morning on MSNBC about [the reason I don't like] Jillian Michaels. Quoted below: Jillian Michaels has been sued for alleged false advertising by a woman who claims she was duped into buying a diet supplement endorsed by the celebrity trainer. Christie Christensen of Lake Elsinore, Calif., is seeking [...]

15 08, 2014

500lb Teen Unable To Be Rescued From Fire, and I Blame EVERYONE

By | August 15th, 2014|Health News|83 Comments

A beautiful girl lost because no one could save her. No one could get to her fast enough. In more ways than one.

31 07, 2014

Store Sets Out to Only Sell Expired Food

By | July 31st, 2014|Health News, Supermarket Swindle, What Are You Eating?|14 Comments

Grocery store in Boston sells expired goods to patrons at discounted prices. Would you shop there?

29 07, 2014

Is Yoga Religion or Exercise? Judge Decides

By | July 29th, 2014|Health News|6 Comments

Remember that lawsuit alleging that a school was teaching religion under the guise of yoga?

22 07, 2014

Why Don’t Obesity Programs Work For Young Black Girls?

By | July 22nd, 2014|Health News|19 Comments

"Two large initiatives designed to prevent Black girls from becoming obese are not very successful at it.."

22 07, 2014

High Fructose Corn Syrup Wants New Name: Why You Shouldn’t Care

By | July 22nd, 2014|Health News|13 Comments

So, apparently, high fructose corn syrup wants to go into witness protection, since everyone's hunting for it.

22 07, 2014

Most Obese State In the US Bans Any Food-Related Laws

By | July 22nd, 2014|Health News|12 Comments

Quoting a state representative: “if you want to go eat 20 Big Macs, you can eat 20 Big Macs.”

17 07, 2014

Study: 5 Markers For Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

By | July 17th, 2014|Health News, Running|4 Comments

Five markers of a lifestyle that can protect one from type-2 diabetes.

24 06, 2014

Is Race A Factor In Obesity Counseling? Is Water Wet?

By | June 24th, 2014|Health and Health Care, Health News, Recipes|47 Comments

Study shows trend of both white AND black doctors avoiding the topic of weight with obese Black patients..

12 06, 2014

Restaurant Patron Leaves Tip: You Could Stand To Lose A Few Pounds

By | June 12th, 2014|Health News|27 Comments

“P.S. You could stand to loose (sic) a few pounds.”

15 05, 2014

Study Challenges the Idea of “Healthy Obesity”

By | May 15th, 2014|Health News, Running, The "Study" Guide|3 Comments

“Some studies report that if you are obese but metabolically healthy, you are protected in a way. We don’t think that that is true. And I don’t think it will come as much of a surprise.”

6 05, 2014

Update: “Why Black Women Are Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?”

By | May 6th, 2014|Health News, News Feed|15 Comments

The press release issued by Dr. Kanozawa's employer regarding the consequences for his blog post.

3 05, 2014

Woman Blames Weight Loss Pill For Stabbing 6 Year Old Daughter

By | May 3rd, 2014|Health News|5 Comments

"...Slaughter...started taking the weight-loss product Hydroxycut four days earlier, and had been feeling "an evil presence" for several days."

24 04, 2014

World AIDS Day: Go Get Tested!

By | April 24th, 2014|Health News|2 Comments

Information on getting tested, and the meaning of World Aids Day.

8 04, 2014

Georgia Nail Salon Charges More For Overweight Customers

By | April 8th, 2014|Health News|55 Comments

Discriminating because of weight? Really?