Diet / Obesity

Is My Gut Making Me Fat?

Obesity is a complex problem with many causes: an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, accessibility of cheap and calorie-dense processed foods, long commute times to and from work, recreational leisure pursuits that involve screens and video games. Aside from these factors, though, there is an emerging understanding that our own pursuit of health may have also inadvertently contributed … Continue reading

Diet / Obesity

A New Definition of Lockjaw?

In his most recent column, Mark Bittman posted a link to a newly patented device: The Slow Bite. This oral, disposable device is inserted before mealtime between the upper and lower jaws (with an applicator, it is important to add) to limit the amount by which the mouth can open. According to the website, consequently, the device “moderates eating without spoiling … Continue reading

Diet / Obesity

Eat, play, love

Why is it so hard to control what we eat? From the cardiac patient trying to slim down to the athlete trying to get in peak racing shape, it can’t be denied: altering body weight is difficult. An interesting segment on All Things Considered recently provided some insight into the connection between food and emotion … Continue reading