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Obesity shares common ground with other serious global threats: Portion control won't fix this

Obesity ranked at major public health threat along with war and terrorism

A new report highlights the global impact of obesity that has also become a hot topic of debate. Personal attacks on individuals that are overweight or obese do nothing to solve the problem of escalating health care costs related to being overweight or obese from the increased burden of diseases that follow. The report highlights how little portion control will do to fight obesity, given the myriad of contributors and unknowns that have lead to expanding waistlines. Obesity ranks number three on the list of preventable threats to our global economy, preceded by smoking and war and terrorism.

Which Weighs More, 100 Calories of Turkey or 100 Calories of Gravy?

Weight loss and Gravy Calories

Sounds like the old trick question about which weighs more, 10 pounds of rocks or 10 pounds of feathers—I mean after all, if a pound is a pound, shouldn’t a calorie be a calorie? Not quite says a Prevention magazine article that points out that cutting back on a meal to save more calories for dessert just doesn’t add up the way you would like it to.

Michael Jackson’s doctor accused of abuse by fibromyalgia patient

It is often difficult for people with fibromyalgia to find a doctor who is willing to listen to their problems and treat the condition, so it is not surprising that Victoria Oliver made Dr. Allen Metzger her primary care physician after her diagnosis. She thought she had found a medical professional who would help her overcome her pain. Instead, Victoria Oliver claims Dr. Metzger sexually harassed her and acted inappropriately during her appointments.

Jennifer Esposito marries Louis Dowler with gluten-free wedding cake

Jennifer Esposito has finally married Louis Dowler, and their wedding featured gluten-free food from the couple’s own bakery. Esposito owns Jennifer’s Way, a bakery that exclusively provides gluten-free items, and focuses on organic ingredients. According to guests at the reception, their wedding cake was incredible.

New fibromyalgia medication gives patients hope in clinical trials

A new fibromyalgia medication is giving patients hope in clinical trials. Researchers provided an update on the study at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting and revealed that their investigation is not over, but the IMC-1 drug is already showing promise. This oral medication is being examined in a randomized, double-blind study that hopes to uncover a link between fibromyalgia and tissue-resident herpes virus.

Celiac disease linked to oat toxicity

People with celiac disease have frequently complained about having reactions to oats despite the lack of gluten in this grain. Although cross-contamination with the protein is often blamed for problems, a new study reveals that people with celiac disease are having an immune response to oats without gluten contamination. Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute found specific oat proteins are causing the reaction.

Comparison Between Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers and Zone Dieting

Atkins Diet vs South Beach Diet

Are you on a particular diet plan at this moment? Did you know that many commercial diet plans may not be all that effective toward weight loss and decreasing the risk factors of heart disease? Here is what a new study revealed in a comparison between Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers and Zone Dieting.

‘Doctor in the House’ addresses fibromyalgia problems

It is not often that people who suffer from fibromyalgia see their health problems addressed on television shows. However, “Doctor in the House” is challenging the usual coverage of common diseases on TV by presenting an episode that deals with fibromyalgia. Eileen Callaghan discovers that her self-diagnosis was correct and learns how to handle the condition.

Polana pierogi products recalled for gluten: Celiac disease alert

Several types of Polana pierogi products are being recalled because of undeclared allergens. The packaging for the pierogies did not include that they contained wheat, milk, soy and eggs. People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are being asked to stop consuming these items and discard them.

That Weight Gain after Exercise May Not Be Muscle Says New Study

Weight gain after exercise

Have you ever started an exercise program intending to lose weight, but found yourself actually gaining weight instead? Most of us chalk up that weight gain being due to muscle development. However, a new study reveals that that weight gain after beginning an exercise program may not be muscle after all, but fat.

Fibromyalgia cases increase in general population

It is estimated that 6 million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, and it is believed that the condition may affect one in 50 Americans. A new study has examined the prevalence of the disorder in the general population by comparing criteria from several years. The researchers have found that changes to the American College of Rheumatology criteria have led to a rise in the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and the number of men being diagnosed with the condition is rising.

Celiac disease connections to Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s tumor scare

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has returned to “Fox and Friends” after having surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen. The cohost is known for her battle against celiac disease and has documented her gluten-free diet in several books. Her surgery has raised questions among her fans about possible connections between tumors and celiac disease.

Would You Commit to the Nirvana Challenge to Lose Weight? This Man Did and Saved His Life

Nirvana challenge to weight loss

One of the biggest problems of weight gain is reaching a point beyond the typical clinical definition of “morbidly obese” and losing all hope that you could ever turn your life around. Well, one man did reach that point, and is likely still alive today only because he committed to what he calls the “Nirvana Challenge” and wants to share his story of hope for others wanting desperately to lose weight.

Finding credible fibromyalgia information online

Fibromyalgia is currently a disorder without a cure, but there are ongoing medical studies and research groups that are trying to change this. Although it is a challenge to find reliable information about the condition online, there are several tips that can help you wade through the websites. It is important to stay up to date about disorders, so regularly searching for news should be part of a wellness plan.

Holiday travel tips for people with celiac disease

The holiday season is often a difficult time for people with celiac disease because traveling while on a restricted diet has multiple challenges. From searching for gluten-free restaurants to avoiding contamination on flights, taking a trip requires careful planning and preparation. The following holiday travel tips will help you stay organized and avoid gluten

New gluten-free cereal from Nestlé is safe for celiac disease

Nestlé has released two new gluten-free cereals, and both are considered safe for celiac disease. The Nestlé Gluten Free Cornflakes and Gluten Free Honey Cornflakes are being distributed to multiple retailers. They have been certified gluten-free by Coeliac U.K. and have six vitamins added to the mix.

Does the Affordable Healthcare Act Cover the Headaches it's Causing Me?

The Affordable Healthcare Act is a health insurance legislation that is well on its way to directly affecting each and every American citizen. It’s astounding, though, that even a year after its initial debut, how little people still actually know about it, its enrollment options, available plans, and the actual cost of it. After days of researching this Affordable Healthcare Act, what it is, and what it means to the American public, I can say that I am not the least bit surprised that such an overwhelming population of people still feel in the dark about it.

Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Begins: 3 Ways to Enroll

Health insurance open enrollment

Saturday, November 15th is the first day of open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Part of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find affordable health coverage. Staff and volunteers throughout Orange County are ready to assist people with enrolling in a plan that is right for them.

Fibromyalgia controversy linked to guaifenesin protocol: Can a cough syrup ingredient help?

Fibromyalgia medication

The fibromyalgia controversy involving the guaifenesin protocol has returned. A new documentary film featuring success stories from patients who followed the protocol is raising questions about the common cough syrup ingredient. Dr. R. Paul St. Amand’s idea to use guaifenesin to reduce pain remains divisive.

Catholic bishops discuss celiac disease connection to communion

Celiac disease was one of the topics of discussion at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Maryland. The bishops voted to change the Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities, so people with celiac disease and other health conditions would not be left out of communion. One of the problems seen in multiple churches has been the requirement that communion wafers contain wheat.

Fibromyalgia pain symptoms respond to sound of music


Music therapy may provide a less invasive treatment option for people who are battling fibromyalgia. A study from researchers in Mexico, Denmark, Finland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. reveals that music can have a positive impact on patient health. Pleasant music helped fibromyalgia patients reduce their pain levels compared to a control group.

Mountain Apple Smoked Pork recalled due to wheat: Gluten alert

Mountain Apple Smoked Pork from Kulana Foods Ltd. is being recalled due to the presence of wheat in the product. The packages are mislabeled and do not alert consumers to the wheat found in the soy sauce used to make the smoked pork. Consumers are being advised not to eat the product if they are sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease.