Is Being a Plus-size a Feminist Issue?

By Nadia Al-Samarrie I recently went on a 7.8-mile trek to a beautiful place in Hood Mountain, nestled in the hills of Santa Rosa California. Overlooking a breath-taking view of Kenwood, Napa and Sonoma County, I felt as if I was floating in the sky on a suspended rock, 2,100 feet above sea level. Gunsight Rock, a coveted observation lookout, only fits two sitting people

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Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: Are You in?

If you frequent my site, then health is on the top of your list. Like me, you could be looking for inspiration or tips on how to manage your blood sugars, lose weight, fit exercise in or reach your A1c target. Every year I ask myself, how can I become the person I want to be? Are my goals realistic? Achievable? Which road should I

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Weight Loss Can Reduce The Risk Of Kidney Disease

With kidney disease one of the most devastating complications of type 2 diabetes – and a risk for about 35 percent of those with the disease – a new study suggests that losing weight can help significantly lower the risk of nephropathy in overweight or obese adults with type 2. In fact, according to a study that appeared in the journal The Lancet Diabetes &

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Public Weight Loss Programs May Not Be Effective

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/May-16_-2016_-1_56_57-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadAccording to UK researchers, most public weight loss programs will not be effective at fighting obesity. This is because programs like Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign require high levels of individual resources. However, researchers believe that interventions that limit personal choices instead of relying on self-motivation could have better results. This could include regulating the ways that stores sell

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Liraglutide Aids Long-Term Weight Loss of Diabetes Patients

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sep-8_-2015_-6_54_38-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. Clinical trials have recently studied how a daily dose of 3 milligrams of Liraglutide,  (Novo Nordisk’s,  Saxenda)  affected weight loss in diabetes patients. The study involved 846 obese or overweight patients, living with type 2 diabetes. After  56 weeks, the participants who were prescribed a

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Health And Fitness Apps Boom

If you’re a smartphone user and have noticed a lot more apps pushing you to be fit, it’s not just your imagination. According to Google, which looked at information from its online store, health and fitness applications were its quickest-growing category of 2014. If you’re not familiar with these apps, they’re programs that can track your fitness in various ways. Some of them will time

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Gastric Bypass Riskier But Helps People Drop More Weight

A new study comparing gastric bypass and gastric banding, two common types of weight-loss surgery, found that those who undergo gastric bypass lose more weight, but are also more likely to experience complications. Gastric bypass not only reduces the size of the stomach but also includes rerouting of the small intestine, so not all of the calories from food are absorbed. Gastric banding uses an

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Weight Loss Success is Similar with Gradual and Rapid Dieting

Dieters are often deterred from losing weight too quickly, as many people believe that rapid weight loss is difficult to maintain. However, a new study suggests that both gradual and rapid weight loss methods can be effective, and they also have similar levels of weight regain. This information dispels the myth that rapid weight loss via crash dieting is ineffective because that weight loss is

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Lorcaserin Proves To Help Boost Weight Loss

A drug designed to help overweight or obese adults lose weight was found to be both safe and effective when combined with diet and exercise, at least for those without type 2 diabetes. The results suggest that the drug could help prevent the onset of type 2 by helping those at risk drop extra pounds. Lorcaserin hydrochloride – marketed as Belviq – in doses of

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