Saturday, October 31, 2009

McDonalds Closes

McDonalds is closing in Iceland. From a business standpoint, it's a bummer. From a personal and health standpoint, it's like RJ Reynolds having to scale back operations and not produce as many cigarettes.


Of course, no one is going to be getting "Second Hand Big Mac", but still the effect on your liver -- not to mention your weight -- is tremendous.

Poor Iceland, though. Their economy has been so trashed by this global economic meltdown. And THIS is the reason that McD's made the financial decision to pull out. It's too expensive to be there.

It would be great if the closing reflected a drop in demand for foods that harm your liver enzymes (see the Supersize Me documentary).

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Help


Woooooooooo. It's Halloween, but the only truly scary thing is the mountains of candy that Americans consume.


Don't be afraid to do what is RIGHT for your weight and health. This may mean going against some of your basic instincts that our Culture of Health has drilled into us.

Let me know your thoughts .... and do share this with any you feel like would like to hear me blather on.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mad Scientists and Prevention

On my radio show yesterday, the representative from the physicians group agreed ... we need a system that supports wellness, not sickness.

Here is my Podcast on it, but the bottom line is that you and I must make our own changes to prevent our having to use the healthcare system.

Check out this article on diabetes ... you KNOW what this is going to say. Live a healthy life, and you won't have to resort to the pharmacology that will lead to more pharmacology.

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But new research, published in the Oct. 29 online edition of The Lancet, shows that losing weight and exercising can delay or prevent the onset of diabetes more effectively than the prescription drug metformin or a placebo.

"Interventions that result in weight loss lower the risk of diabetes, and that lower risk appears to persist for a long period of time," said study author Dr. William C. Knowler of the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

For people who are at high risk of getting diabetes, losing weight "is clearly to be recommended," he said. In addition, using a drug like metformin may also benefit people unable to lose weight through exercise and diet alone, he said.

For the diabetes prevention study, 3,234 overweight or obese adults with elevated blood sugar levels were randomly assigned to either lifestyle changes or metformin to control their blood sugar, or a placebo.

After 10 years, 2,766 remained in the trial, and those taking metformin saw an 18 percent reduction in their rate of developing diabetes, compared with those on placebo.

But those who had made lifestyle changes -- reducing caloric and fat intake and exercising at least 150 minutes a week -- reduced their risk of getting diabetes by 34 percent compared with those on placebo, the researchers found.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ratatouille Teaser


I love this clip from Ratatouille ... check out the interaction between the little rat and the big rat.

This is how confusing most American food choices are!!

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Radio Program Today!!

My radio program is today (10/28) from 3-6pm EST. Three hours!! I love it though, and it's a great way to talk to people who are involved in our Culture of Health.

** One of my guests is an acupuncturist. I'm going to be asking him about why it works, how it works, but also about the relationship between acupuncture and weight control.

** I'll be speaking to a physician who is actually PRO public option!! I'll ask him why, but more importantly about the delivery model, defensive medicine, and ways to change the system to make sure we do the greatest good for the greatest number.

** Finally, I'll be speaking to someone who has changed the way medicine is practiced. Her model is original and interesting.

Listen LIVE, and even call in to ask a question or comment: 412-333-1360. The link to listen live is at http://www.pittsburghbusinessradio.com/live_stream.html.

You guys have a great day today, and please forward this to any you think would be interested.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MSG Excitotoxin for your brain?


MSG. Is it bad .... what does it do? Is it frustrating our efforts to control our weight?

I read this article this morning, and wanted to pass it along. It implicates MSG in neurological problems like epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, etc.

Here's the bottom line.
It's important to think about these issues, but it is NOT important for us to solve them before doing something to protect our health. I explain what this means on my morning audio thoughts, posted here on our Ning discussion site, along with a video explaining the dangers.

Please share this with any you think might be interested.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Morning Thoughts on Obesity Help


LISTEN: Is it genes or experience, nature or nurture, yin or yang, blah or blah?

Just a few morning thoughts on my recent event with Obesity Help out in New York. Click here is the audio recording.

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