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NEW BOOK: Downsizing Your Body

What happened to America?

Americans have grown in girth but we were lean and slim in the 1950's &60's ... without even trying. What changed? The new book explains why Americans can't control their weight while japanese and mediterranean populations remain slim.

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This is one of the most important books - if not actually the most important book - to come out this year. While it appears to be about losing weight, or as the title says, Downsizing Your Body, it is really about so much more than that: living longer, living healthier, and avoiding the disease "traps" that surround us all. Clearly written, easily understood, this book is for everyone, slim or obese, healthy or sick. I very much recommend this to all. ~Scott Tips, President of the National Health Federation

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Health Talk with Dr.Ronald Hoffman

February 10, 2010, WOR NewsTalk Radio 710

Bill Sardi, author of 'Downsizing Your Body' stops by Health Talk to discuss how the industrial food complex breeds fat Americans. Tune in to hear how you can help

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As a health journalist, I try to write about health, not necessarily disease. I attempt to apply critical thinking to today's failed efforts to address health issues, such as the failed approaches to control obesity.

  • Why Gastric Bypass Surgery Cures Diabetes

    June 25, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Strikingly, a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicates a significant number of obese patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery are free of diabetes a year following their operation.

    Another recent study reveals gastric bypass surgery surprisingly prolongs remission from diabetes. Better than 4 of 10 patients undergoing gastric bypass had no need for anti-diabetic medication and exhibited improved blood sugar control numbers (hemoglobin A1c under 5.7% and fasting blood sugar under 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood) over a year after surgery.

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  • American Foods: Whom Can You Trust?

    May 8, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    Ever wonder how Americans went from being lean without going to the gym to a prevailing obese society in just three or four decades?

    Few Americans recognize the population is being re-programmed metabolically to be fat. It’s like Americans are a bunch of lab rats being programmed to overeat.

    Actually, biologists have an experiment where they use bisphenol A, an endocrine gland disruptor, to breed rodents who eat all day and end up looking like bowling balls. Biologists now call chemical like bisphenol A obesogens. Exposure to bisphenol A can affect future generations of Americans who never consumed this molecule. Bisphenol A can re-program humans to overeat.

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  • Modern Conundrum: No Salt. No, More Salt.

    May 4, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    American medicine is trying to be science based. So what does it do when the latest science disagrees with a modern dogma – that too much salt is not good for you?

    According to the latest authoritative report, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the less salt people consumed the more likely there were to die of heart disease.

    More specifically, those people who consumed 2.5 grams (2500 milligrams, or about a teaspoon) of salt were more likely to die than people who consumed 6.0 grams of salt (6000 mg, or a little less than a level tablespoon).

    Blood pressure did rise in the high-salt group, but not much – systolic blood pressure increased by just 1.71 points (systolic pressure is the 1st blood pressure number) for every 2.5 grams increase in sodium consumption per day. But that certainly can’t be called hypertension (high blood pressure). Among 2096 participants followed up for 6.5 years, the risk of hypertension did not increase with increasing salt intake.

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  • Another Weight Loss Drug Bites The Dust

    August 25, 2009: by Downsizing Your Body Book

    US News & World Report

    With an increased risk for liver problems including liver failure, the FDA-approved weight loss drug ALLI, and its prescription version XENICAL, have come under FDA review. Warnings are expected to be added to product labels. A report in US NEWS & WORLD REPORT says it cannot be assumed that any weight-loss drug is risk free. The reported liver problems with this drug are added to the more commonly reported diarrhea and fecal incontinence.

  • Conventional Medicine Is Clueless Over The Cause Of The Diabesity Epidemic

    February 8, 2006: by Downsizing Your Body Book

    Journal American Medical Association

    It cost over $415 million and took over eight years, in what was called the “Rolls Royce of studies,” to conclude that low-fat diets do not reduce health risks for breast or colon cancer or heart disease. The study involved 49,000 women aged 50-79, the age group that typically experiences post-menopausal weight gain. Fat intake was reduced to 20% and at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables were consumed over the 8-year study period, following the National Institutes of Health food pyramid and National Cancer Institute guidelines. One expert said this study is the final word on fat and age-related disease. An article in the New York Times said “The results do not justify recommending low-fat diets to reduce heart disease or cancer.