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

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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.

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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

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

Are Obese Kids Miserable? No.

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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

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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

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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?

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

The Daunting Challenge of Motivation

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

Gabriel Iglesias Validates Science

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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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