Obesity is a sad fact of life in North America — so much so that it has been called a “western disease.”
It’s also a disease of inequality—obesity disproportionately affects different communities—including communities of color, communities with high levels of poverty, and adults with lower education levels.
Most of us understand “exercise is important.” But when it’s time to actually exercise, all kinds of more important things pop up. Maybe it’s a late-running business meeting or call. Maybe it’s the next episode of our favorite Netflix series. Read More
The lights are out. The room is quiet. But the sheep you are counting are having a rave party and will not cooperate. When you finally fall asleep, you awaken periodically throughout the night. And when morning comes, you’re trapped Read More
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), US obesity rates are higher than ever. This is a major health problem because excess weight damages the body. From Type 2 diabetes to heart disease to hypertension and much more, it’s Read More
Sugar is… everywhere. And as rates of diabetes and cancer skyrocket, experts are sounding the alarm. According to the American Heart Association, women should consume no more than 25 grams of sugar per day, men no more than 38 grams, Read More
Many people in modern society live an unhealthy lifestyle. That fact is no longer in doubt. What is still not clear is the amount of damage such lifestyles have on an individual, on his or her immediate family, and on Read More
When you hear the term “fasting,” do you picture Gandhi bravely undertaking one of his 17 hunger fasts to bring attention to his cause? Or do you think of it as a necessary part of certain religious observances? Do you Read More