Liz Snyder and the Life-Changing Day

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Know any “Moms of the Revolution”? Well, you do now: Liz Snyder, who was awarded that title by Kiwi Magazine because of her Full Circle Farm project, which is organic, sustainable, and educational. Also very educational is Collective Roots, a nonprofit organization that teaches kids in East Palo Alto, California, to grow food, and, more […]

The Tribal Urge to Belong


Could it be that more obese people experience a higher quality of life because they come closer every day to being a part of the majority?

Are Obese Kids Miserable? Maybe.


One of the big mysteries of obesity is whether the children and teenagers are happy or not, and how obesity affects their quality of life.

Motivation: Elusive and Mysterious


The quality of life experienced by obese kids is about the same as that of kids suffering from cancer.

Are Obese Kids Miserable? No.


There are so many ways for obesity to negatively impact a young life, it seems unlikely that anyone could remain emotionally unaffected.

Dialogue at CIOI 2017


Dr. Pretlow’s takeaways on addiction its and treatment from the International Conference on Childhood Obesity he attended in July in Lisbon, Portugal.

Let’s Get Morbid About Childhood Obesity


Childhood Obesity News rounds up the posts that deal with morbid obesity in children and adults, its causes and treatment possibilities.

Must Addiction Always Win Over Motivation?


The lack of alternate motivation is part of the definition of addiction. What motivates someone to deal with addiction?

The Daunting Challenge of Motivation


Lack of motivation appears due to fear of withdrawal symptoms and fear of losing a major coping mechanism (eating).

Gabriel Iglesias Validates Science


In a very recent post, we quoted Dr. Ruopeng An, whose research team determined that… If people simply substitute diet beverages for sugar-sweetened beverages, it may not have the intended effect because they may just eat those calories rather than drink them. This has been confirmed by an expert, namely world-class comedian Gabriel Iglesias, who says […]

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