WHAT AM I GOING TO DO FOR EASTER?

Easter, Passover, Thanksgiving, family reunion, birthday party…  So many tempting food choices that are bad for us. What to do??? I will explain to my hosts in advance that I am trying to lose/maintain weight, and therefore I will bring my food with me.  I don’t want to offend them; the truth is …

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IS FAST FOOD ADDICTIVE?

I saw this ad for fast food at a bus stop in downtown Chicago last night.  I disagree! Dr. David Kessler, who used to run the FDA, has published a fascinating book, “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” (Rodale) – see book review in the …

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FOOD DESERTS

Sad story in today’s NY Times, about malnutrition despite an overabundance of calories in inner city neighborhoods.  Lack of affordable, accessible healthy foods. Ubiquitous unhealthy food that promotes diabetes and obesity. “Hunger and obesity are often flip sides to the same malnutrition coin,” said Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. “Hunger …

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MEASURE

Walking times/distances; food diaries; waist size; how those favorite jeans fit; weight; all of these may be useful to follow.

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea frequently “travel” together.  Any of these conditions can damage blood vessels.  Obesity makes all the others much more likely. One of the first places that blood vessel damage shows up is in the small arteries of the penis.  Therefore, it’s …

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