Could Artificial Sweeteners Be to Blame for Weight Gain?

Those seemingly harmless little packets of sugar alternatives promise to provide you with a sweet, satisfying flavor sans the extra calories that natural sugar is guaranteed to tack on. But there’s a giant loophole in this “weight loss” plan: Not only are artificial sweeteners bad for you, plain and simple, (and we’ll get to that [...]

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Another Angle on Childhood Obesity: Empower the Child

We know the statistics. Childhood obesity has become a national public health challenge, with rates of childhood obesity doubling in the past 30 years. (1) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 approximately 1/3 of children were obese or overweight. […]

Dr. Taz weighs in on whether or not obesity is a disease.

Obesity, like alcoholism, depression, and anxiety, is a disease.  There are definite medical patterns: hormone imbalances, neurotransmitter deficiencies and nutritional exhaustion that all contribute to obesity.  Many of my patients that are obese have underlying medical issues that need to be addressed.  I agree that there are behavior patterns that contribute to obesity, but these same behavior [...]