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Body in Balance Book About my Body in Balance Book: Science now clearly identifies chronic disease and aging as a state of inflammation. And it’s not just allergies, asthma, arthritis, or autoimmune disorders that are inflammatory. We now know that diabetes and obesity are inflammatory problems, as are heart disease, cancer, depression, autism and dementia. Your fat cells produce inflammatory molecules that perpetuate weight gain and disease. But other factors trigger inflammation that lead to weight gain independent of caloric intake.  There are many other triggers for inflammation that also promote weight gain including infections (such as viruses), mold toxins, [More]
PBS Frontline Film: Supplements and Safety According to a new film by  PBS’s Frontline which aired January 19th, “There is no effective system to detect potential harm from supplements”.  The film also points the finger at the failed US Medwatch system at the FDA and their weak ability to keep up with all the potentially dangerous nutritional supplements  that are hitting the market without adequate regulation.   What’s the problem? The film reveals what many of us in the health professions have known for years, that most health supplements are loosely regulated by government agencies like the FDA’s Medwatch.  Law prohibits manufacturers [More]
Kudos to Tom Brady for Calling Out Big Food on Irresponsible Marketing of Junk Foods to Kids Tom Brady is in the news again, but this time he’s doing a great job deflating the false images  fast food manufacturers put on food when they try to spin junk food  and brainwash kids ideas of which foods they should eat.  Instead, Brady calls out this junk food as “poison”.  Brady’s interview(1) with Massachusetts radio station WEEI revolved around his win over the Cowboys, but then they began discussing the recent Boston Magazine story(2) on his body coach and business partner Alex Guerrero. “Brady may have just done more [More]
Weight of a Nation HBO Series -Part One The Weight of a Nation explores the reality and consequences of what it really means to be obese, beginning in childhood, and explains what happens inside your body as it tries to adapt to excess body fat.   Some of the statistics referenced in my book Body in Balance are from this HBO documentary series, Weight of a Nation.  You can learn more or purchase a copy on Amazon by clicking here.