Dying for a Healthy Self-Image

A  survey conducted for the eating disorder charity The Success Foundation in partnership with the University of the West of England found that 30% of the women surveyed would trade at least one year of their life in order to achieve their ideal body:  16% would trade 1 year; 10 percent would trade 2-5 years; […]

Did Jack Lalanne Suffer From Orthorexia?

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Jack La Lanne passed away on January 23, 2011 at the ripe old age of 96 (This photo was taken when he was 71 years young!)  He is considered one of the pioneers of health and fitness and his legacy will hopefully live on for a very long time.  He was capable of incredible feats […]

Osteoarthritis is Becoming More Common

Human knee pain with the anatomy of a skeleton leg

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease.  It was once considered a problem of older folks but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports related injuries.  Traditionally doctors advised people with osteoarthritis to take it easy to protect their joints.  However, studies now find that weight loss combined with exercise specifically to […]

The High Cost of Healthcare

woman with fruits rejecting junk food

When it comes to saving our healthcare system and actually improving our collective health, no amount of money, insurance, doctors, new technology, drugs or Obamacare will be successful or save us from rising costs and disease.  Healthcare and health insurance costs continue to rise by almost 12% per year with many insurance premiums seeing even […]

Boomeritis

plastic model of a knee replacement

“Boomeritis” or “fix-me-itis” according to Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, a surgeon in Philadelphia are names he coined to describe the “turn back the clock” and “fix me at any cost” mentality of the boomer generation.  “The Boomers are the first generation trying to stay active in droves on an aging frame,” he said. Knee replacement surgeries […]