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 [...]

By | 2017-07-18T17:12:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Super Women|

Obesity: American Disease, American Story

I have heard and felt the rumblings of discontent with the recent decision by the AMA to label obesity as a disease. I know that many think of obesity as a reflection of poor choices, a lack of personal responsibility and a condition of the lazy, apathetic and unmotivated.I understand the frustration with this condition [...]

By | 2016-08-09T14:54:16+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Weight + Fitness|

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 [...]

By | 2016-08-09T14:57:28+00:00 June 23rd, 2013|Weight + Fitness|