- Advocacy is power.
- It is all the issues of being a person of size.
- It is standing up for our rights, for equality and inclusion, for dispelling myths and dangerous untruths.
- It is the underground and on the ground floor.
- It is political and it is also personal.
That's Not Our Demographic My name is Nancy Upton. I'm a size 12 and wanted to show American Apparel my fresh face (and full figure). My good friend Shannon Skloss came over to take some "booty-ful" photos of me...but I just couldn't stop eating.
Reality bites for Biggest Losers The Biggest Loser weight gain shock. These former contestants have had their dreams shattered as life outside the show has meant a return to old habits, and some serious weight gain. Now, experts are saying the 'life changing' reality show is in fact setting up problem-eaters for failure in the name of entertainment.
Antibiotic use has grown along with obesity. Coincidence? We've all heard that the overuse of antibiotics is making them less effective and fueling the rise of dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. But did you know it may also be fueling the rise of obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma?
Health at Every Size Health at Every Size (HAES) is a lifestyle that encourages healthy eating and enjoyable physical activity as a way to feel better and live longer. Unlike other programs, it does not believe weight loss through dieting is the way to become healthy.
Illinois Senator Shane Cultra Backs Away From 'Fat Tax' Comments An Illinois Senator is backing away from a suggestion he made in committee Tuesday that parents with obese children have their $2,000 standard tax deduction withheld.
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V-Bloc - new hope or old spin? Several years ago, they did a study on a device developed, I believe, in Switzerland called the "gastric pacer". Several US Weight loss surgery surgeons jumped on the bandwagon. What this device (implanted in the back - and similar...
New push for gastric bypass for diabetes I have noticed a new media campaign hawking gastric bypass for diabetes. And not only that but also they are suggesting this surgery (which Rudy Leibel called "draconian") for those folks who are not especially overweight.
Weight Loss Surgery release form The following is the release form given to the patients of Dr Terry Simpson, bariatric surgeon, Phoenix, AZ and is reprinted with his permission. It is usually attributed to the insurance provider, Kaiser Permanante and used by...
Low carb and being slim There are certain dangers with low carbing which should be noted... with long term use, kidney damage, muscle wasting (we NEED carbs to fuel our bodies) which means lower metabolism etc. I know someone who GAINED... 50 lbs on the...
WLS patient dies in Britain Sharon Mevsimler, billed as the UK's "fattest woman" died recently. Interestingly enough most of the news stories either don't mention her weight loss surgery she had a couple of months ago or if they do, only mention it at the end...
If you don't have a gastric bypass you will get sick? In the latest from (who else) the ASBMS (the professional organization for bariatric surgeons), they presented a study in which they compared the records of 587 gastric bypass patients to 189 patients who were eligible for surgery...
Things I'd like back from weight loss surgery by Grace Grace, who had a takedown from her gastric bypass, last year, explained that she still suffered repercussions (it's not really reversible - they can just reconnect the bypassed bowel and bypassed stomach).
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What is the Fatosphere? Posted in Social Change —Hi William, I think you raise a very good point. I can tell you that is has been very frustrating starting this project on facebook, since in a day everything seems to be gone. On the other hand, it's been great for live conversation. Blogs, I think, are more for longer posts. People telling a story. Though it is true, that it takes some work to find past posts and they may get "lost" to readers....