by Dr. Janine Darby Did you know that 13.7 million children and adolescents are overweight just in the United States alone? Even worse, obesity at such a young age is crippling leaving many children susceptible to… Mobility issues. Type 2 diabetes. High blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease. Mental health issues. Sleep apnea. Chronic joint pain. And … Continue reading How to Help Your Kids Live A Healthy, Active Lifestyle.
By Mayo Clinic Diagnosis The BMI (Body Mass Index) helps indicate if your child is overweight for his or her age and height. Using the growth chart, your doctor determines your child’s weight percentile, and compares it with others’ children of the same sex and age. For example, if your child is in the 80th percentile, … Continue reading How to Treat Childhood Obesity
By Jenna Ryu Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters, adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19. Get ready to pack your back-to-school pencils, binders and … hand sanitizer? While some … Continue reading Protecting kids from coronavirus as schools reopen
Get in your fruit, veggies, and H20. By Erin Hays For a lot of us, social distancing includes working from home. Along with the realization that a lot of meetings could have been emails and that teachers deserve a raise because being around your kids all day could be exhausting, is the realization that you’re … Continue reading 5 Hydrating Smoothie Recipes to Make At Home
Empowering your kids intelligently during the corona-virus pandemic. Kids need routine and discipline to stay healthy. Limited movement situation (lockdown) has created dis-balance in this routine and they feel disturbed, anxious, and uncertain just as adults. Mothers and Fathers must note this: the most important action as a parent is to find ways how you … Continue reading 4 Tips for Empowering your kids during the pandemic
Obesity is the root cause of several diseases, yet medical schools don’t train doctors on nutrition and weight loss. Doctors are especially skilled for prescribing medications and performing surgery, but not for nutrition and weight loss. You might be a little surprised to read that, but whether a physician has expertise regarding diet often comes … Continue reading Should Weight Loss be a Priority for Doctors?
People with diabetes are looking to make their Insulin. Diabetes is a punishingly expensive disease. In an Oakland warehouse, scientists are going Do-It-Yourself. David Anderson extracts microscopic fungus from yeast and transfers it to a test tube, which he spins in a centrifuge to separate the proteins from the rest of the broth. The next … Continue reading Do-It-Yourself Insulin
The hard truths by Amanda Capritto If you can’t seem to lose weight and keep it off, you might be falling victim to these six big mistakes. Why is it so hard to lose weight? It’s a question many people have asked themselves. Aside from the obvious — food is delicious, exercise is hard and … Continue reading Why it’s so difficult to lose weight
Higher body mass index in 2- and 3-year-olds predicted higher metabolic risk scores in children age 11 to 12. By Nicholas Bakalar Overweight and obese children may show signs of cardiovascular disease risk even before age 11, researchers report. For a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, titled “Body Mass Index From Early … Continue reading Even in Toddlers, Excess Weight Sets the Stage for Heart Ills
Obesity Is About So Much More Than Diet and Exercise by M. Rami Bailony A recent study of the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that society’s and health care’s are misunderstanding the obesity epidemic. The study found that more Americans than ever are dieting these days, and yet weight continues to trend up. … Continue reading Four Overlooked Obesity Contributors