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17 02, 2014

“World’s Fattest Woman” Too Overweight For Medical Help?

By | February 17th, 2014|Health News|97 Comments

At 700lbs, 49-year-old Terri Smith is unable to move, stand or roll on her own...

9 01, 2014

Processed Food: Is A Price Rise On The Way?

By | January 9th, 2014|Health News|11 Comments

Changes in the use of corn in ethanol may affect the price of processed foods...

2 12, 2013

Can You Be Fit AND “Fat?”

By | December 2nd, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Health News, Latest News|36 Comments

From NBC Nightly News, I bring you this delicate little issue with the sensational little title. My thoughts were, of course you can be fit and "fat." And considering how "fat" in America is anything over a size 4 - depending upon who you talk to - MANY of us are "fat" in someone else's [...]

13 11, 2013

“Healthy” Waist May Be Larger For Black Women

By | November 13th, 2013|Health News|32 Comments

"That suggests that the average black woman can be heavier than her white counterpart before..."

22 10, 2013

Moms: Your Work Schedule Makes Your Kids Fat

By | October 22nd, 2013|Health News|22 Comments

"...children’s BMI rose the more years their mothers worked over their children’s lifetimes..."

19 09, 2013

Personal Trainer Chooses To Gain 70+ Pounds And Go From Fit To Fat To Fit

By | September 19th, 2013|BGG2WL, Health News|26 Comments

Since May, Drew Manning has gained about 70 pounds on purpose. And he’s not done yet.

16 09, 2013

First Lady Obama Suggests Americans Drink Water, Outrage Follows

By | September 16th, 2013|Health News|12 Comments

First Lady suggests drinking water, people start actively seeking big gulps. Good grief.

29 08, 2013

Lincoln University, Size Discrimination And The Skinny Girl’s Dilemma

By | August 29th, 2013|Health News|18 Comments

Before I begin, a quick run down of the situation to which I'm referring. Lincoln University, a predominantly and historically Black institution in Pennsylvania, creates a course titled "Fitness For Life" back in 2006. Lincoln opts to make this a requirement for graduation for 2006's incoming Freshman class... only if your Body Mass Index (BMI) [...]

8 08, 2013

Elitism On A Food Stamp Budget?

By | August 8th, 2013|Health News|86 Comments

From soda to Perrier... can food stamp users buy anything?

5 08, 2013

Finally, a Different Company Sponsors a Wellness Initiative at a Black Event

By | August 5th, 2013|Health News|4 Comments

Does your company have a health and wellness initiative? Share it here!

23 07, 2013

Do You Think Tomato Paste Is A Vegetable? Your Government Does!

By | July 23rd, 2013|Health News|12 Comments

Yes. A tomato is 'vegetable," pizza is "a vegetable serving" and this now affects your child's school lunch.

23 07, 2013

Teen Girls, Weight Loss Surgery, Body Image and Class Distinctions

By | July 23rd, 2013|Body Image, Health and Health Care, Health News|13 Comments

A story of a teen girl who received multiple weight loss surgeries, and a reported rise in the practice.

5 07, 2013

What About Your Friends: Are They Helping Or Hindering Your Progress?

By | July 5th, 2013|Health News, It's All Mental|11 Comments

It's kind of a logical conclusion. We are friends with the people within our circle because they are like us. We're inclined to cling to people who make us comfortable in our own skin - our friends make us comfortable because when it comes to the things most important to us, we are all alike [...]

20 06, 2013

The Twinkie Diet: What Do You Mean, It Works?!

By | June 20th, 2013|Fad Diets, Health News|39 Comments

The twinkie diet - because everyone wants to eat crap and still lose weight!

22 05, 2013

Diet Drinks Bad For Your Heart?

By | May 22nd, 2013|Health News, News Feed, Video Vault|15 Comments

...a new study comes along suggesting that diet sodas might be bad for your head and your heart.

7 05, 2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie Secretly Has Lapband Surgery

By | May 7th, 2013|Health News|6 Comments

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery, he revealed to The NY Post Monday night.

27 03, 2013

First Lady Obama “Puts Daughters On Diet,” Blogosphere Goes Nuts

By | March 27th, 2013|Beauty, Health News, Standards of Black Beauty|18 Comments

Lately, First Lady Michelle Obama has been giving lots of interviews in regards to launching her new initiative to address childhood obesity. Needless to say, as a growing fitness lover and parent, this makes me so giddy I could squeal. The plans and changes that could come from focusing on our children... the possibilities are [...]

13 03, 2013

What’s Going On With Your Orange Juice? Round II

By | March 13th, 2013|Health News, News Feed, What Are You Eating?|4 Comments

This time? Illegal fungicides.

5 12, 2012

No Food Stamps For Soft Drinks? Cracking Down On Soda Pop

By | December 5th, 2012|Health News|41 Comments

New York wants to restrict food stamps from being able to purchase sodapop. Thoughts?

23 10, 2012

What Does An Overweight Surgeon General Mean To America?

By | October 23rd, 2012|Health News|16 Comments

This morning, ABC News graced my monitor with this interesting little tidbit of information about how people are responding to President Obama's nominee for the position of Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin. Namely, the fact that she appears to be overweight in her photographs, assumedly a size 18 or 20 in clothing and guesstimated at [...]