• Body issues,  Health,  Lifestyle

    Gastric Banding Procedures – Are They Safe?

    For people who are morbidly obese, and for whom conventional weight loss methods are no longer effective, weight loss surgery is something that might be considered. One of the most popular of these procedures is the gastric band, not to be confused with the gastric sleeve. There are many reasons as to why this one is so popular, not in the least because it carries very few risks and because insurance companies usually provide coverage for it. However, just because it carries few risks, doesn’t mean it carries no risks at all. It is important for you, if you are considering the procedure, to be aware of these risks so…

  • Body issues,  family,  fitness,  Health

    Facts about Obesity and Possible Solutions

    Obesity is all around us. It is a global pandemic that affects all of the developed world. Let’s take a look at some facts about obesity before considering some of the things that could be done to make a difference. Facts about Obesity Obesity is the fifth most likely cause of death globally. Obesity-related illnesses score higher. Every year, some 2.8 million adults die because of obesity. 44% of diabetics, 23% of people with cardiovascular disease and between 7% and 41% of cancer patients are obese. 1.5 billion adults are currently overweight. Some 500 million of these (300 women/200 men) are obese. 43 million children under the age of 5…