Bonnie Modugno, MS, RD
Nobody has to pig out, binge or compulsively overeat to be obese in America. The usual way we shop for food, the typical way we entertain, and” normal” eating patterns are enough for most of us to tip the scales. No wonder public health experts are predicting 50% of us will be obese by 2050.
We begin our second week of vacation in France. For five days we sampled the glories of Paris. From climbing the Eiffel tower to traipsing through the catacombs, we traversed the city on foot, on bike, by tram, train and taxi. We rented a car to take us to Bayeau and the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.
Through all of our navigation, I noticed how food seemed a necessary and often delightful backdrop. But it wasn’t front and center. This is different than at home.
I just finished talking with a new/old client. I saw him years ago when his doctor warned him of signs that pointed to higher risk of diabetes. He came to see me once. Today he is diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension and elevated cholesterol.
We are learning about evolution in real time. It happens during every pregnancy.
A recent report from US News Health captured my attention. Twenty two experts ranked 20 popular diets. The experts also identified the best diet for weight loss, diabetes, and heart health. This is supposed to be good news.
I recently completed a health questionnaire on the Kaiser website. Here is the 5th of 5 blogs on the findings.
I recently completed a health questionnaire on the Kaiser website. Here is the 3rd of 5 blogs on the findings.
Yes, my total cholesterol is higher than standard recommendations. So is my LDL-cholesterol.
Last year my physician talked to me about taking a statin. I responded with a one inch stack of research indicating that statins were not warranted for me.
For the past 10 years I have spend a Saturday in May sorting through hundreds of pounds of donated food to Stamp Out Hunger. All over the nation postal carriers retrieve bags, boxes, and tied up parcels of donated food. Locally our donations ultimately end up at the LA Food Bank, but they stop off at the Motor Avenue USPS office in Palms first.
The state of nutrition: Parents in charge—or are they?
The challenges all of us face as we attempt to feed our families has never been greater. Parents are charged with making sure that they are feeding their children nutritiously while minimizing the risk of everything from malnutrition to obesity.
Parents are warned that their responsibilities include minimizing the risk of eating disorders as well as every disease associated with one’s lifestyle. Type II diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases top the list.