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France's Fat Tax is All About Money, Not Health

<![CDATA[France has announced that it will be adding an extra tax to sugary soft drinks in an effort to combat childhood obesity. The childhood...

The New Season of "The Biggest Loser"

<![CDATA[The good news about the new season of NBC's hit television show "The Biggest Loser" is that there is no more Jillian Michaels. The...

There is No Such Thing as Safer Football

<![CDATA[NOTE: This item was written on 9/19/2011. On 9/22/11 the writer's son fractured his left forearm playing football, when attempting to break his fall...

Mayo Clinic Review: Aerobic Exercise May Cut Dementia Risk

<![CDATA[After reviewing over 1,600 papers, researchers from the Mayo Clinic state that, "You can make a very compelling argument for exercise as a disease-modifying...

Dr. Weil Recommends Yo-Yo Dieting

<![CDATA[Dr. Andrew Weil, the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine guru (CAM), published a blog post saying that yo-yo dieting is better than "staying fat." I...

Don't Let the Government Set a National Fat Ceiling

<![CDATA[Over the past month the issue of the National Debt Ceiling has dominated the headlines, as our government has tried to come to grips...

Hurricane Irene is Too Fat

<!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YybHEfNzT0 THIS JUST IN: Experts in the UK predict that half of the US will be obese by the year 2030! As an aside, the reporting...

Four Reasons the Little League World Series is Awful to Watch

<![CDATA[The Little League World Series stinks. That's right, stinks. The only reason I've watched it this year is to see just how badly baseball...

"Exerecise Must Be Recreation, Mental as Well as Physical"

<![CDATA[I'm reading a book about health and fitness - shocker! - and came across this passage. "Man is made with a body containing certain separate...

Where's the Science for the Shake Weight?

<![CDATA[My review of the Shake Weight has been quite popular, generating all kinds of traffic for the site. And I'd like to thank all...

It's the Fourth of July, Eat Whatever You Want

<![CDATA[Like clockwork, every holiday, every year we get inundated with these "healthy eating tips," from nosey, buttinsky do-gooders who want to ruin our fun....

MyPlate: More Nonsense From the Government

<![CDATA[So let me get this straight. The old Food and Drug Administration Food Pyramid was confusing, and over the time it was in effect...
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