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Vitamin D – How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Vitamin D Should YOU Be Taking? Vitamin D may now be the most hyped vitamin supplement on the internet, which means we should assess it very carefully before jumping on the vitamin D bandwagon. That may sound like a pretty safe statement to you, but some of the vitamin’s most ardent supporters – […]

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Doctors’ Irresponsible Anti-Fat Bias

Doctors’ Anti-Fat Bias Costs Us Dearly A recently published  study compared doctors’ attitudes toward obese patients with the general population’s attitudes toward obesity and found no difference between the two. As the study concluded, “Weight bias among medical doctors is widespread”. The researchers analyzed voluntary self-assessments by the general public and by doctors – 78% […]

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Diet Tip: Give Your Stomach a Rest

Never Eat at Night The final chapter in Our Healthcare Sucks notes the need for many Americans to “right-size” not just their healthcare consumption, but their diets as well. The table in that chapter comparing US obesity rates with other developed countries reinforces the urgency of this need for Americans who hope to get their […]

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Weight loss will be needed to reduce medical costs for many Americans

WEIGHT LOSS: Too Much, Too Fast Increases Disease Risk

It’s no secret that America needs to lose weight. We lead the world in obesity. Nor are the reasons hard to find: The heavily processed & packaged Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) –  largely stripped of nutrients – promotes weight gain; Many medications promote weight gain and America leads the world in drug consumption; Calorie consumption […]

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