What Are the Saturated Fat Offenders?

The AHA Presidential Advisory rightly cautioned us about the potential dangers of coconut oil. However, coconut oil represents only a small fraction of all U.S vegetable oils. Americans consume about 1.5 pounds of coconut per capita per year compared to cheese at 35 pounds; red meat, poultry and shell fish at 181 pounds; and finally…

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The Sour Side of the Sugar Industry

In an analysis of archived correspondence between the Sugar Research Foundation (today the Sugar Association) and several prominent Harvard nutrition researchers in the mid-1960s, it has been revealed that secret support was given in an attempt to shift the blame from sugar to fat as the culprit behind coronary heart disease. Not all the dots…

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Statins and Grace

Statins are an important class of medications for lowering blood cholesterol levels. Statins can help unblock arteries and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The first line of treatment for high cholesterol is dietary. Eating fewer dairy products, eggs, and red meat will often dramatically lower cholesterol levels. Statins can be added if diet alone…

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A Picture is Worth 2000+ Calories!

It is hard to believe the meals that some people eat! To stroke your nutritional pride, take a look at the pictures and nutritional information put together on appallingly unhealthy meals at 22 Words. If you are still hungry--and your conscience allows--you can trip on down to your local chain outlet and get one--but please…

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“I Want to Weigh a Ton”

Thirty two year old Susanne Eman, is a resident of Arizona. Pictures of her bloated body flashed around the world as news agencies publicized her great aspiration in life to become the world's heaviest woman and tip the scales at one ton.  Suzanne weighs in at 720 pounds and consumes 22,000 calories a day. She…

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Obesity and Cancer of the Esophagus

Obesity is associated with a higher risk of several cancers, including cancer of the thyroid, colon, kidney, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and uterus. But the strongest association between obesity and cancer is with the esophagus. The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects your mouth with your stomach. It is made of skin-like cells and your…

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You Can’t Hide From Fat

Liposuction fan, we've got some bad news.If you suck fat out of your thighs and bottom it will return in your abdomen. If you suck the fat out of your abdomen it will show up on your chest and arms. Bottom line? After liposuction—the fat always comes back—just somewhere else.Body fat is a simple situation…

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Too Fat to Fly

Kevin Smith, a well known actor/director, was kicked off a Southwest Air flight on Saturday, February 13, 2010 because he didn’t fit comfortably into the airplane seat.  He was too fat to fly.

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Gluttony & Godliness

Jesus says “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me." (Luke 9:23 NKJV) This means that, according to Scripture, all true, actual, practicing, growing, followers of Christ will practice self-denial. Right? Right. And sometimes that means making difficult choices.

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Different Kinds of Gluttony

Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest medieval philosophers, recognized that gluttony involved more than eating too much. He developed a list of other ways in which a person might “abuse” food to the point of gluttony. Here are the different ways in which a person can be gluttonous.

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