Category Archives for "Health Policy"

The Supersizers: “The Men Who Made Us Fat”, Episode 2 of 3

This is the Episode that all parents need to watch, for although supersizing has made us dangerously overweight, the new generation may be the first with a lower life expectancy than their parents. Consumption taxes may be on the way, but – surprise – the food industry is fighting back.

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The Weight of the Nation is Crushing America

The HBO documentary, “The Weight of the Nation” is a clarion call for changing our eating habits and the government’s food and farm policies and subsidies. If not, we will all soon have a problem, not just the 2/3rds of us that are overweight or obese, as well as 1/3 of children.

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Happy Birthday to the “Godmother of the Wellness Movement” — You Are Marvelous at 90! (Watch)

All her life, Deborah Szekely, the “Godmother of the Wellness” has been a thriving example of wellness. Now 90, she still works tirelessly to illuminate the harmful actions of agri-business and Big Pharma, and the government’s support of programs that have fueled the country’s obesity epidemic.

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A Mega-Pastor and Three Famous Doctors Hatch “The Daniel Plan”

Three famous doctors and one mega-Pastor have hatched a health plan. It’s called The Daniel Plan and thousands at the Saddleback Church are losing weight and just plan getting healthier. Here’s what’s happening at The Daniel Plan.

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Monsanto, GMOs and the Food Fight Challenge — Watch

Do you eat genetically modified substances? You don’t know, because unlike in Europe – where GMO foods are banned — the Monsanto-friendly FDA in America says no labeling required. Should you be concerned? Join the Food Fight!

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Yes, Choose My Food Plate!

The Food Plate is in, and the Food Pyramid is history. The healthy diet is simpler now, better and comes with a host of tools to dive into your particulars in order to suggest a diet that will work for you. But there are a few issues I have with the tools. If you’re muscular, you won’t get the correct advice. And what’s with the milk!?

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Aubrey de Grey: “We Can Stop Aging” — Watch

Aubrey de Grey says that the first human beings who will live to 1,000 years old have already been born. His plan calls for identifying all the components that cause human tissue to age, and designing remedies for each of them — forestalling disease and eventually pushing back death. Watch.

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Is the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Campaign Effective? Listen.

Has $1.5 billion been spent effectively on a breast cancer cure? If marketing could cure breast cancer, there would be a cure, says Barbara Brenner of Breast Cancer Action. A lot of money has been raised without a corresponding reduction in the breast cancer rate, she affirms. The Susan G. Komen organization – the world’s largest breast cancer charity, says it’s money well raised and well spent. Listen!

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What the Health Care Overhaul Could Mean to You

“What the Health Care Overhaul Could Mean to You” is a good summary of where you may stand at this very moment relative to health care. The article identifies various situations, such as “do you have health insurance now”, if you do, is it “through your employer”, “through medicare”, “through medicaid”, or “on your own”. It then spells out what the health care overhaul means to your particular situation, and when.

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