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New Childhood Obesity Op-Ed co-written by Bill Clinton Correctly Emphasizes Prevention in Kids, but Omits the Adult Solution, says Dr. Feiz and Associates



Changes to school lunches will help fight obesity in the long-run, but many currently obese adults need immediate solutions.


A June 30 CNN opinion piece written by former president Bill Clinton and American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown argues for a variety of ongoing programs aimed at lowering childhood obesity. Los Angeles based weight loss surgery center Dr. Feiz and Associates agrees that initiatives aimed at encouraging more nutritionally sound school lunches and increased fitness are extremely important for lowering the terrifying rates of childhood obesity. However, the center also notes such procedures as the gastric sleeve may be the only way to deal with severe obesity when it comes to individuals for whom preventive efforts have come too late.

Dr. Feiz and Associates agrees that prevention is always preferable to a safe but admittedly aggressive treatment such as a weight loss procedure. At the same time, the clinic adds, the emphasis on prevention and relatively small lifestyle changes such as the #Commit2Ten campaign, encouraging children and adults to add 10 minutes of daily activity to their daily routine, can create a false sense that severely overweight individuals can overcome their obesity simply by taking up a few modest lifestyle changes.

The struggles of a person trying to lose 10 or 20 pounds can be difficult enough, but should not be compared with the battle to lose as much as 100 pounds or more that many severely obese people must wage, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates. Specifically, bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. has often discussed the importance of the hormonal aspects of obesity. Dr. Feiz often notes that ghrelin, a powerful hunger hormone, appears to be more present in the bodies of obese people, and its presence increases the more weight a patient loses. The doctor adds that procedures such as the sleeve gastrectomy, which significantly reduces the production of ghrelin by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach, make it far easier for severely obese people to unlearn the bad eating habits they learned in childhood.

People who may have only struggled with a few additional pounds often have a hard time understanding the nature of severe obesity, says Dr. Feiz and Associates. While efforts to encourage children and adults to trim unnecessary calories and exercise are important and extremely laudable, more proactive efforts are needed once preventive efforts have failed and severe obesity has set in, says the weight loss clinic.

Individuals who may be interested in learning more about weight loss surgery with Dr. Feiz & Associates may call 310-817-691. They can also visit the bariatric surgery center online at http://www.drfeiz.com.







Eating Once A Day To Lose Weight Is Counterproductive Says Weight Loss Doc


Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 01, 2015

Internal medicine and Obesity Medicine specialist Dr. Myo Nwe of the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center in South Carolina is speaking out against renewed interest in so-called ‘once-a-day’ diets that allow for only one meal per 24-hour period. Dr. Nwe previously covered the topic in her own weight loss guide ‘Fat Me Not,’ where she actually encourages diets to eat several smaller meals throughout the day.

“More and more websites are again actively pushing this ‘once-a-day’ diet,” Dr. Nwe explains. “And it might sound logical at first, but you have to remember that your body is a machine. It needs to run on certain patterns, and one of them is getting periodic nutrition throughout the waking day.”

In Chapter 3 of her book, Dr. Nwe breaks down the scientific contradictions that many popular diets consciously ignore, including once-a-day diets. “Understanding the body’s digestive process is key to maximizing weight loss,” she says, “not trying to trick the body with gimmicks.”

“Two negative things occur when you limit yourself to just one meal per day,” Dr. Nwe continues. “The first is your body enters ‘starvation mode’, as quickly as 4 hours after your last meal. This means the body begins storing part of the fat rather than burning it away. So that’s counterproductive.

“The second is your body burns a considerable amount of calories throughout the day just from regularly, healthy digestion. If you only feed it once a day, the stomach just sits there and growls – and ultimately you burn less calories overall than you normally would.”

Websites and blogs like Fitmole and Hubby’s Home have recommended the diet to their followers, as have dozens of popular health sites around the globe. The renewed interest in this purportedly “fast and easy” diet has been most apparent among young men, especially weight lifting enthusiasts. Dr. Nwe says she’s surprised that people so devoted to fitness would overlook the science involved.

“As I said in my book, eating once a day is not going to give your stomach the good workout it needs. You’re not maximizing your calorie spending for the best weight-loss result, which is what happens when you eat smaller meals 4-5 times per day.”

“Again, the body is a machine, and dieters should want to maximize the body’s own calorie-burning capacity.”

Dr. Nwe is an internal medicine specialist practicing in both North and South Carolina, where she co-founded the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center in Rock Hill with Dr. Sandeep Grewal, also an internal medicine specialist. ‘Fat Me Not’ is doctor Nwe’s first book, described as a “scientific debunking of diet plans” by the author.

“Fat Me Not” is available @ http://www.fatmenotbook.com

Reference: http://www.fitmole.org/eating-one-meal-a-day-diet/

http://hubbyshome.com/486/how-to-lose-weight-fast-eating-one-meal-a-day/


Not every natural food is good for everyone says fresh water and nutrition educator Sharon Kleyne

Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

A widely accepted belief in the United States in recent decades has been that “Natural foods are always good for you.” Global water and nutrition advocate and educator Sharon Kleyne recently cautioned that this belief is not always true and that not all natural foods – no matter how nutritious – are good for everyone. Kleyne recently discussed individual differences in dietary and nutritional needs on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show.

The key to good nutrition, says Kleyne, is proactive personal education. It is especially important to carefully research, both pro and con, fad diets and very limited diets, before undertaking them.

The Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® recently aired the segment on May 25, 2015. For the live show or a podcast, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com.

The syndicated radio show, hosted by Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, atmosphere, dehydration and vision. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eye and eye allergies.

The most dramatic example of individual differences in nutritional needs, according to Kleyne, can be seen in people whose ancestry originated in the Arctic. Those individuals tend to have a very high tolerance for fat and animal protein and a completely vegan diet might not be as well suited for them as the same diet would be for somebody else.

Kleyne offers the following suggestions regarding food choices:

In general, fresh, locally grown organic foods are preferable to manufactured, processed and heavily packaged foods (corn on the cob is better than Fritos). Locally grow foods are better adapted to the local seasons and don’t need to be shipped as far so they are more likely to be fresh and don’t waste fossil fuel.

In season foods are more likely to be in balance with the body’s needs than out of season foods. Thus, celery from a nearby farm stand in July is far preferable to celery imported from Chile in January.

Everyone is genetically different and some people have a greater need for certain nutrients. This can sometimes be reflected in food cravings. Bear in mind, however, that when food cravings involve salt, fat, sugar, alcohol or caffeine, they are more likely reflecting addictions rather than actual needs.

Climate, activity level, age, health and medication can also affect one’s nutritional needs, Kleyne points out.

Each individual, says Kleyne, knows their own body better than any one else could. As unique individuals, each of us must determine for ourselves if our body has a greater need for one type of food and less of a need for another type of food.

The best bet, nutritionally, Kleyne observes, is almost always to eat a wide variety of natural foods. Be especially cautious of limited diets such as all lettuce or all carbohydrate.

Water is a nutrient, Kleyne stresses, so be sure to include an adequate amount of water in your diet. The need for water varies among individuals and no two people dehydrate at the same rate or in the same way. In general, Kleyne suggests a minimum of eight glasses of pure water per day, in addition to all other fluid intake. Drinks containing alcohol, excessive sugar, caffeine or carbonation tend to be dehydrating and should not be counted as part of the daily water quotient.

Kleyne believes that consuming water in full glasses is preferable to sipping. She suggests drinking two full eight ounce glasses in upon rising and at least two more full glasses during the day.

There is nothing more important to health, Kleyne concludes, than diet and nutrition. Nutrition education should be an ongoing lifelong process for everyone. Earth is changing every day and our bodies are also changing every day.







Parker Waichman Informs Public that Pennsylvania Senator Says FDA Should Consider Banning Powdered Caffeine


Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) February 09, 2015

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm representing patients injured by consumer products, drugs and medical devices, comments on recent news involving powdered caffeine. On Feb. 2, 2015 CBS Philly reported that Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey raised serious concerns about the supplement, which has been linked to at least two deaths. He announced that he’s written a letter to the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and says they should consider banning it.

The FDA has posted a warning on its website alerting consumers to the dangers of powdered caffeine. The agency said that consumers should avoid pure powdered caffeine products; ones that are sold online in bulk are particularly worrisome. The FDA warned that pure caffeine is a powerful stimulant that can cause accidental overdose in very small amounts. According to the notification, a single teaspoon of pure caffeine is equal to about 25 cups of coffee. Pure powdered caffeine has been linked to the deaths of at least two young men who used the products, the FDA said.

According to Parker Waichman LLP, it is important for consumers to be aware of the dangers of powdered caffeine. Caffeine overdose or toxicity can cause the following symptoms:


    Rapid or erratic heartbeat
    Seizures
    Vomiting
    Diarrhea
    Disorientation

“Even in tiny amounts, pure powdered caffeine can have life-threatening consequences,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “As a firm that is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals injured by defective products, we are continuing to keep consumers updated on this issue.” Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free, no-obligation legal consultations to anyone with questions about their legal rights.

Sen. Casey says the FDA needs to be more aggressive about powdered caffeine and should consider a ban. “I believe they need to do more work,” he said, according to CBS Philly. “The FDA is a regulatory agency and sometimes may not have the same sense of urgency that we have or certainty that constituents or taxpayers have,”

“Teenagers, young adults are getting this powder because they want to lose weight. They also try to use it as a workout supplement. They’re trying to study longer hours.” said Dr. Robert Glatter, according to CBS Philly. “Everyone should be on the same page about how dangerous this substance is and that it should not be used in any form in any way.”

Parker Waichman LLP offers free lawsuit consultations to consumers who believe they, or their loved ones, have been injured due to powdered caffeine products. If you or someone you know purchased a powdered caffeine product and may have been injured, please visit the firm’s Product Liability Page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).







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