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Do you have metabolic syndrome?

One of the most common medical problems that is often ignored by most physician but essentially affects one in three adults in the United States is called metabolic syndrome. So, what is metabolic syndrome and how it might be affecting you? Before we look at the question of what metabolic syndrome is, here are some […]

What is causing weight gain in Philadelphia

What really causes the weight gain in Philadelphia? What if obesity has nothing to do with overeating for most people? What if there is a metabolic reason for your weight gain called insulin resistance? Did the now withdrawn and failed food pyramid miss the bus and mislead us toward a grain based diet that lead […]

What does Acanthosis Nigricans signify?

Acanthosis Nigricans is a dark or thick patch on your skin of the neck or other areas. Some people might also get skin tags. The underlying process that causes acanthosis is called insulin resistance, which is not only common but may also explain the weight gain, food cravings, especially for starchy foods, and may be […]

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Why blaming the victim for obesity is blaming the victim? Did we fail in our understanding what causes the weight gain? Why did the food guide pyramid fail? Why we misunderstood the cause and effect of weight gain – instead of understanding the true causes of weight gain, we just blame the patient or victim! […]

Stop blaming the victim for obesity and start finding ways to help them lose weight

Why do people gain weight or what causes people to gain weight in Philadelphia? Insulin Resistance Hormonal Factors Stress Genetic Factors Micronutrient Deficiencies Energy Imbalance Does my body shape matter? You should be concerned not only with how much body fat a person has, but where the fat is located on the body. Although not […]

Understanding weight loss terms and their meaning

A-Z Glossary of weight loss terms for understanding the commonly used terms in weight loss. A Adipose tissue (add-ih-POSE) Fat tissue in the body. B Bariatric surgery (bear-ee-AT-ric) Also known as gastrointestinal surgery. Surgery on the stomach and/or intestines to help patients with extreme obesity to lose weight. Bariatric surgery is a weight-loss method used […]