It happens to men and women—even celebrities such as Serena Williams, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson and Amy Schumer. Fat-shaming—criticizing people's physical appearance based on their weight—is both rude and hurtful.
Most people who listen to my show are not obese, but being shamed for how you look, what you believe and desires that don't fit the narrative of the culture you live in can be equally damaging.
Nicole Black, who was fat-shamed for 30 years, reached a peak when she packed an extra 100 pounds on her 5-ft. 1-inch frame, feeling like a victim is strictly optional.
Nicole is an author, speaker and advocate for mindful living. She is the co-founder and former CEO of Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro. When she isn't working to promote her story of getting healthy from the inside out, she enjoys travel, yoga, Pilates.
In her new book, Fat Shame: Ditch the Shame, Get Confident, and Claim the Life You Deserve,Fat Shame: Ditch the Shame, Get Confident, and Claim the Life You Deserve
www.NicoleBlack.com Black shares her own journey of yo-yoing from fat to thin and back again even as she operated successful bakeries with her ex-husband.
To be sure, Fat Shame is not about dieting, nutrition, exercise or even bariatric surgery, which is how she eventually slimmed down to 118 pounds. Instead, it is a book about achieving self-love, something she struggled with even with her new size four body when she continued to feel unhappy and ashamed.
Black, who grew up in Hollywood as a film director's daughter, recalls how a stranger once rolled down his car window to say, "Hey, fatty! Jenny Craig is right down the street!"
And at a party, when she pointed out her husband across the way she was told: "No man that good looking would ever be married to a thing that looks like you!"
We discuss more than fat shaming, simply being made fun of for being you can have long-term consequences.
The insecurities that drive people to fat-shame others (it has nothing to do with you).
7 steps you can take after a surprise fat-shaming:
Going to school with the daughters of Donna Summer, Cher and Tina Louis.
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Joining me on today's episode is Dr. Mark Engelman, MD, Founder and President of the Engelman Health Institute and permanent Clinical Consultant for Cyrex Laboratories.
Cyrex Laboratories’ website is: www.joincyrex.com
More than 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease.
What are some common signs?
Why are the holidays a common time for an autoimmune disease to be triggered?
Dr. Mark Engelman said, researchers have identified 80-100 different autoimmune diseases and suspect at least 40 additional diseases of having an autoimmune basis. These diseases are chronic and can be life-threatening.
While current studies have shown genetic predisposition accounts for approximately 30% percent of all autoimmune diseases.
70 % is due to environmental factors.
Other than polluted water and air, how are you contributing to your own health issues while unaware of the warning signs?
The key to making great stride in modern medicine is personalized functional medicine, which helps identify key challenges to immune health.
I could see the next giant step as adopting AI (artificial intelligence).
We shall see.
Let's hear what Dr. Engelman has to say.
Health educator Dr. Julie Gatza is one of the nation’s top chiropractic physicians with more than 20 years of clinical practice. A highly popular speaker, she has designed and presented hundreds of wellness workshops for both patients and practitioners where she’s addressed a wide range of health issues with a focus on the role that digestion plays in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Every year at this time, Halloween, Thanksgiving, then Christmas, we're bombarded with the sight of sugared treats in our own home, and parties to match.
While we're aware of the dangers of sugar connected to weight gain, I am unsure how many are aware of the connection between sugar and disease. Cancer, heart disease and my guess are sugar can be connected to almost any disease is its part of our daily life.
I say this because we know most disease is connected to chronic inflammation. We also know sugar disrupts pH balance (alkaline vs acidity ratio) and increases inflammation. Add that to mental stress and you have a recipe for disaster. It's only a matter of time before your unwanted result is "baked"
In this episode, we will discuss how sugar affects our neurological receptors in the brain by producing opium-like effects, similar to being addicted to amphetamine(1), alcohol(1) and nicotine and withdrawal and cravings.
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(2)Wideman, C.H., Nadzam, G.R., & Murphy, H.M. (2005). Implications of an animal model of sugar addiction, withdrawal and relapse for human health. Nutritional Neuroscience, 8 (5/6), 269-276.
(3)Colantuoni, C., Rada, P., McCarthy, J., Patten, C., Avena, N.M., Chadeayne, A., & Hoebel, B.G. (2002). Evidence that intermittent, excessive sugar intake causes endogenous opioid dependence. Obesity Research, 10 (6), 478-488.
(4)Avena, N.M., Rada, P., & Hoebel, B.G. (2009). Sugar and fat bingeing have notable differences in addictive-like behavior. The Journal of Nutrition, 139, 623-628.
(5)Parker, G., Parker, I., & Brotchie, H. (2006). Review: Mood states of chocolate. Journal of Affective Disorders, 92 (2-3), 149-159.
In this episode we discuss the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) published in The Lancet found an association between saturated fat and living longer.
Also, is our choice in food killing our economy and Aging is the number 1 killer around the globe.
Lobbyists are making good progress towards classifying aging as a disease. Now let's see, what is their incentive to classify age as a disease?
Could it be for yet another up and coming medication that will be marketed in a way that makes us feel even more broken having to rely on big pharma to keep us alive?
Saturated fats have been controversial for decades. Doctors tell us to limit saturated fat, but a recent study has many people questioning their advice.
Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study published in The Lancet found an association between saturated fat and living longer.
135,000 people from 21 different countries were questioned over a seven-year period specifically focused on diet.
Researchers recorded how many subjects died from heart disease, stroke, or another cause. They looked at how total fat intake, and intake of one of three types of fat (monounsaturated, saturated, polyunsaturated) related to mortality.
In each case eating more of the particular type of fat was associated with lower mortality. Higher saturated fat intake was associated with a lower stroke risk—another point for team sat fat.
Now before we go further, let's get something straight for those of you who want to poo poo this study based on subjective Q&A.
Saturated fat and sugar combined (daily) are killers. Notice this article doesn't say anything about sugar. It credits saturated fat for living longer, but that's not the whole story.
People often take information like this and run with it. But it would be a mistake if those who rely on information showing benefit from any food or medication without taking into consideration the many other variables that affect our health.
Saturated fats mostly come from animal foods. We've all been beaten over the head about how they raise LDL (supposed bad) cholesterol levels.
Recently, and yet again coconut oil has been beaten up in the press since it's high in saturated. One of those variables I mentioned earlier is the fat in coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides. The C8 in coconut oil and other MCT oils quickly use that fat for fuel. My favorite MCT oil www.ketomct.com
According to the PURE study, research shows other countries where nutrition patterns are different, there's no need to be so restrictive. But notice what they left out. There is no mention of Ritz Crackers, Gold Fish, Lays chips or Tasty Cakes.
Current guidelines recommend a low-fat diet (< 30 percent of energy) and limiting saturated fatty acids to less than 10 percent of energy intake by replacing them with unsaturated fatty acids," they wrote.
So, while adding more sat fat could be beneficial if we add it to an existing sugar, cracker, dead-food lifestyle we are speeding up the dying process and poor quality of life along the way.
So why was more saturated fat associated with a longer life? Dairy provides vitamin D, magnesium, and protein, and red meat, a lot of protein and different vitamins and minerals important for bone health. Adding more saturated fats can have a different result for some people from a genetic focus.
If you fed saturated fat to a starving population you inevitably lower their risk of mortality because you're giving starving people, the calories they need to survive. Conversely, if you provided a constant source of Ritz Crackers, Gold Fish or Tasty Cakes they could also live longer merely due to consistent calorie consumption. Of course quality of life will eventually be compromised, but not as soon as if they lacked food to survive.
Are there pros and cons of saturated fat? Or are we advising people wrongly based on lack of individuality and the many variables needed to identify the best course of action rather than a blanket statement?
When we visit a doctor, or financial advisor, we believe or expect their advice to be specific to our needs.
Not solely based on what others are doing at the time.