Monthly Archives: January 2016

3 Ways To Overcome Obesity

Obesity is a staggering problem, yet health authorities seem powerless to do anything about it. Guidelines on nutrition are issued by trusted health experts. Some make sense, like the ‘Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day’ guideline. Fruit and vegetables are sources of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Some guidelines however, can be misleading. […]

Why Low-Fat Foods Must Now Be Avoided

Health experts have for long recommended ‘low-fat’ diets to counter the obesity epidemic. Some have now done a U-turn, telling us to eat more fat. Why? For over half a century, obesity and heart disease rates have been increasing. During that time people moved away from eating natural saturated fats to eating artificial unsaturated fats, […]

Different Types Of Obesity Surgery

Obesity surgery is only performed for severe, chronic obesity which cannot be treated with diet control and exercise alone. This surgery is performed on the stomach and / or intestine. Severely obese people who have tried all other means of weight reduction are good candidates for obesity surgery. The main aim of this surgery is […]