Archive for the ‘ConscienHealth’ Category

Thanks for Spreading the Word About ConscienHealth

November 9, 2017 — It’s hard to miss. As our readership stats show, numbers are growing nicely for ConscienHealth. But following ObesityWeek, we’re seeing an extra spike. You’re spreading the word and it shows. Some of you found us at the meeting. Others reach out on social media. Your feedback, suggestions, and ideas make the work of cranking out […]

Digging Into the Real Benefits of Physical Activity

November 9, 2017 — Getting down to the facts about the health benefits of physical activity is harder than it should be. But three new studies this week and a new roadmap for change certainly set the stage. The popular myth is that working out is a great way to lose weight. But the truth is better than the […]

Does Sensational Blame for Obesity in Britain Matter?

November 8, 2017 — Is it a coincidence? Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of sensational headlines from the UK, loaded with blame for people living with obesity. Some parts of the NHS have adopted rules to deny surgery to people with obesity. Tabloids run headlines about “obese patients eating themselves to DEATH.” Examples of sensational blame directed at […]

30,000 Fans of ConscienHealth: Thank You!

September 15, 2017 — Well, you’ve done it.  You have just pushed us over the milestone of 30,000 Facebook fans and 5,000 Twitter followers. To every fan, follower, subscriber, and reader, we say thank you. We surely can’t compete with our President’s twitter following. But it’s impressive that so many of you follow the mix of obesity, health, science, […]

Does Addictive Junk Food Explain Obesity?

April 26, 2017 — Why are we living with so much obesity? If you ask the public, this question has different answers in different cultures. New data, being presented today at the Canadian Obesity Summit in Banff, suggests that addictive junk food is an especially popular explanation for the problem – especially with Brazilians and French Canadians. Different Beliefs in Brazil, […]

Really? FDA Should Slow Down?

April 8, 2017 — Here’s a news flash you don’t see every day. Industry says FDA should slow down. Usually drug and medical device companies are complaining that the agency doesn’t move fast enough. Food companies now are saying that FDA shouldn’t move so fast on requiring new and improved nutrition labels on food products. FDA Commissioner Nominee “Delighted” to Consider Slowing […]

Escaping from the Tyranny of Body Mass Index

March 28, 2017 — Is Body Mass Index (BMI) dead? That depends on how you’ve been using it. If you’ve been using it to define obesity, then maybe it will soon be dead to you. Today in Obesity, a new commentary and an editorial both call for an end to BMI as the hard and fast definition of obesity. A Better […]

Thanks for Reading, Following, and Keeping Us Sharp

February 28, 2017 — It’s time to stop and say thanks. Thanks to the thousands of readers who take the time to consider the ideas and news that we share every day. Thanks to growing numbers of people who request our daily update in their inbox. You have plenty of stuff filling that inbox. So we’re quite flattered that you […]

Comfort, Joy, and Health for the Coming Year

December 25, 2016 — A few days ago, we asked and you answered: what should we wish for in the coming year? We had no idea what to expect but you came through with a delightful range of perspectives on comfort, joy, and health from all around the world. Five themes were evident. You can see them on the […]

What’s Your Health Wish for the New Year?

December 21, 2016 — This year is coming to an end and a new year is coming up fast. If you’re lucky, things are slowing down and you have some time to reflect on the past year and the year ahead. You and thousands of your friends who take the time to read our offerings here at ConscienHealth are an […]