A Big Fat Crisis

Author: Deborah Cohen
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1568589654
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Obesity is the public health crisis of the twenty-first century. Over 150 million Americans are overweight or obese, and across the globe an estimated 1.5 billion are affected. In A Big Fat Crisis, Dr. Deborah A. Cohen has created a major new work that will transform the conversation surrounding the modern weight crisis. Based on her own extensive research, as well as the latest insights from behavioral economics and cognitive science, Cohen reveals what drives the obesity epidemic and how we, as a nation, can overcome it. Cohen argues that the massive increase in obesity is the product of two forces. One is the immutable aspect of human nature, namely the fundamental limits of self-control and the unconscious ways we are hard-wired to eat. And second is the completely transformed modern food environment, including lower prices, larger portion sizes, and the outsized influence of food advertising. We live in a food swamp, where food is cheap, ubiquitous, and insidiously marketed. This, rather than the much-discussed "food deserts," is the source of the epidemic. The conventional wisdom is that overeating is the expression of individual weakness and a lack of self-control. But that would mean that people in this country had more willpower thirty years ago, when the rate of obesity was half of what it is today! The truth is that our capacity for self-control has not shrunk; instead, the changing conditions of our modern world have pushed our limits to such an extent that more and more of us are simply no longer up to the challenge. Ending this public health crisis will require solutions that transcend the advice found in diet books. Simply urging people to eat less sugar, salt, and fat has not worked. A Big Fat Crisis offers concrete recommendations and sweeping policy changes-including implementing smart and effective regulations and constructing a more balanced food environment-that represent nothing less than a blueprint for defeating the obesity epidemic once and for all.

My Big Fat Teen Crisis

Author: Jenny Smith
ISBN: 9781407115955
File Size: 37,64 MB
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Fans of Cathy Cassidy will love this! When Sam's best friend is whisked off the Outer Hebrides by her parents, Sam suddenly finds herself without any friends. Sam doesn't seem to fit in anywhere any more. She's not "cool", she's not "sophisticated" and the gorgeous new boy at school certainly won't be interested unless she has an image overhaul - fast! But as Sam experiments with new clothes and new friends, she finds herself more lost than ever! Who does she really want to be - and will she realize before it's too late?

Fat In The Fifties

Author: Nicolas Rasmussen
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421428717
File Size: 40,61 MB
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Fat in the Fifties is required reading for public health practitioners and researchers, physicians, historians of medicine, and anyone concerned about weight and weight loss.

Nutrition In Crisis

Author: Richard David Feinman
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603588191
File Size: 51,13 MB
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"Why Low Carb Should Be the Default Approach for Managing and Preventing Metabolic Syndrome and Other Chronic Diseases. Almost every day it seems a new study is published that shows you are at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or all-cause mortality due to something you've just eaten for lunch. Many of us no longer know what to eat or who to believe. In the Nutrition Revolutiont; distinguished biochemist Richard Feinman, PhD, cuts through the noise, explaining the intricacies of nutrition and human metabolism in accessible terms. He lays out the tools you need to navigate the current confusion in the medical literature and its increasingly bizarre reflection in the media. At the same time, The Nutrition Revolution offers an unsparing critique of the nutritional establishment, which continues to demonize fat and refute the benefits of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets, all despite decades of evidence to the contrary. Feinman tells the story of the first low-carbohydrate revolution fifteen years ago, how it began, what killed it, and why a second revolution is now reaching a fever pitch. He exposes the backhanded tactics of a regressive nutritional establishment that ignores good data and common sense, and highlights the innovative work of those researchers who have broken rank. Entertaining, informative, and irreverent, Feinman paints a broad picture of the nutrition world: the beauty of the underlying biochemistry; the embarrassing failures of the medical establishment; the preeminence of low-carbohydrate diets for weight loss, diabetes, other metabolic diseases, and even cancer; and what's wrong with the constant reports that common foods represent a threat rather than a source of pleasure. "--

The Fit Shall Inherit The Earth

Author: Erik W. Dailey
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532649258
File Size: 10,28 MB
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What does it mean, as a person of faith, to maintain and even strengthen one’s physical body? What does it mean to “glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:20) in a time when bodily perfection is popularly defined by advertising firms, while food degradation has led to the worldwide obesity epidemic? This work addresses those questions and many others through theological engagement with fitness and sport, offering a critical examination of the two and their theological intersections. Where is God in sport and fitness? What value might sport and fitness have for the Christian Church? Is there a good to be found?

Big Fat American Lion Book

Author: Alessandro Boccaletti
Editor: Alessandro Boccaletti
ISBN: 1519788835
File Size: 57,60 MB
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Our population is facing a global health crisis at the hands of rising obesity rates. But fortunately, Alessandro Boccaletti, BS, MBA, is here to show you how you can take responsibility for your health in Big, Fat American Lion Book. Let the comical Big Fat Lion be your guide as you look for simple ways to improve your health. Together, you will learn the factors driving up obesity rates through plenty of eye-opening US and world statistics. Boccaletti not only investigates the concerns surrounding obesity, but he also outlines the ways overweight or obese individuals can still live healthy lives. The best part? Boccaletti is on your side. Everything here is easy to read and lighthearted—highlighting the importance of the issue without scaring you away with too much jargon. As the saying goes, knowing is half the battle. Let this book arm you with everything you need to know to understand obesity and take control of your life.

Fat Nation

Author: Jonathan Engel
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538117754
File Size: 57,48 MB
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The estimated annual health care cost of obesity-related illness in the United States is $190 billion, with countless more costs in lost mobility, vigor, and life-years. Here, Jonathan Engel reviews the sources of the problem as they have developed over the past 70 years and offers a realistic plan for helping address obesity.

Food In America The Past Present And Future Of Food Farming And The Family Meal 3 Volumes

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698592
File Size: 55,99 MB
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This three-volume work examines all facets of the modern U.S. food system, including the nation's most important food and agriculture laws, the political forces that shape modern food policy, and the food production trends that are directly impacting the lives of every American family. • Examines a breadth of contemporary food controversies and offers diverse viewpoints on them, placing these perspectives fairly into a broader historical context • Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of food that highlights related issues in transportation, business, diet and nutrition, public health, the environment, and public policy • Includes primary documents that illuminate important laws, policies, and perspectives on the environmental, public health, and economic impact of food • Provides readers with the latest information about food controversies as well as extensive resources for further study on major food controversies

Life One Big Existential Crisis

Author: Kerry Louise Stalker
Editor: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 1839754354
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This book explores the great ontological question, namely, what is the meaning of life. And it’s in two parts. The first part looks at psychological, philosophical, sociological and spiritual theories, which includes witchcraft. This sets the stage for part two, which addresses religion, politics, prophecy, aliens/UFOs, and scientific explanations for our existence. The mind is the common thread that links the chapters. Fundamentally, we’re on the brink of a New World Order that’s been orchestrated by Satan and for Satan. He’s on his sordid way. Thus, it bodes well to be prepared for the coming great deception.

The Shape We Re In

Author: Sarah Boseley
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1783350407
File Size: 74,14 MB
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This demonization of the overweight by the media and politicians is unrelenting. Sarah Boseley, the Guardian's award-winning health editor, argues it's time we understood the complex reality of what makes us fat. Speaking to behavioural scientists and industry experts, yo-yo dieters and people who have gone under the knife,Boseley builds a picture of an obesogenic society - one where we're constantly bombarded by the twin evils of big budget food marketing and the diet industry. Filled with in-depth, original reporting, Boseley reveals just how widespread the problem is - 1 in 4 of us are obese - and makes the case that it is time to fundamentally change the way we live. The Shape We're In is essential reading for anyone interested in their health and the health of their children.

Discover Sociology

Author: Daina S. Eglitis
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1071820060
File Size: 76,35 MB
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What key social forces construct and transform our lives as individuals and as members of society? How does our social world shape us? How do we shape our world? Discover Sociology answers these questions as it explores sociology as a discipline of curious and scientific minds. The text is structured around several themes, particularly the unequal distribution of power and authority in all aspects of social life. Going beyond theory and concepts, the authors also demonstrate how studying sociology produces more engaged citizens and opens up a diversity of career paths. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge (formerly known as SAGE Coursepacks): Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. SAGE Lecture Spark: Designed to save you time and ignite student engagement, these free weekly lecture launchers focus on current event topics tied to key concepts in Sociology. Access this week’s topic.

Superzero And The Clone Crisis

Author: Jane de Souza
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9385990225
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With great trouble come great laughs! Everyone including BigaByte is in a lousy mood because someone’s stealing their laughs? Whaaa? Plus SuperZero’s mom has a bewildering surprise for him. Plus, plus, plus there is a cunning clone in school who is turning himself into everyone else and creating full-on chaos. (Pssst, that’s your cue, SuperZero. Do your thing!)

Childhood Obesity

Author: Tamara Thompson
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737776277
File Size: 62,49 MB
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Childhood obesity has tripled in the United States since the 1970s, leaving many of America's children vulnerable to long-term physical and mental health issues. In an attempt to understand what is responsible for these swelling statistics, a number of health professionals, school administrators, government officials, and cultural experts have examined the possible culprits. This informative edition explores a number of those perspectives, urging readers to use essays and articles as the basis for further inquiry and individual assessment. This book examines the role of government, the responsibilities of parents, the health care costs of childhood obesity, fast food and food marketing, as well as physical activity as it relates to childhood obesity.

Crisis And Chaos

Author: Colleen McCarty-Gould
Editor: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781560726173
File Size: 61,71 MB
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is marked by symptoms following exposure to extreme trauma. For loved ones of combat veterans unable to shake the grip of war, the homefront is indeed a battlefield. For many families, the memories of the departure, and all the plans and hopes for tomorrow, are shattered when the loved one returns. He comes home, but he's different. He returns from that faraway place, but yet a part of him seems to be there still, thousands of miles away. For centuries societies have shipped their youth off to war, fully expecting them to return home the same, to pick up where they left off, to carry on and to "fit in". Though this extraordinary book focuses on the uniqueness of war and PTSD, the disorder is also associated with other large-scale traumas like natural disasters and personal traumas like rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Although the severity of the veteran's trauma, and therefore the effects of that trauma vary from home to home, certainly one principle universally applies: Young people who see or participate in the atrocities of combat do not come out of the experience unscathed. This unique book brings their plight home.

Discover Sociology

Author: William J. Chambliss
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506347371
File Size: 41,77 MB
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Discover Sociology explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the world. Organized around the four main themes of The Sociological Imagination, Power and Inequality, Technological Transformations of Society, and Globalization, every chapter in the book illuminates the social roots of diverse phenomena and institutions

The New Zealand Hobbit Crisis

Author: Jonathan Handel
Editor: Hollywood Analytics
ISBN: 0615731007
File Size: 13,36 MB
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All was not well in Middle-earth . . . After the third Lord of the Rings movie premiered in 2003, fans of the series eagerly anticipated production and release of its prequel, The Hobbit. It turned out they had a while to wait, as a series of troubles delayed production for years. Then, in September 2010, when almost everything seemed resolved, U.S. and international actors unions issued a pub-lic alert advising their members "not to accept work on this non-union production." Warner Bros. threatened to rip the troubled production from the country and events quickly spiraled out of control. New Zealand plunged into crisis. Saving the Hobbit was do or die for the local film industry, and the government scrambled to avoid disaster. Protests and rallies erupted and the island nation's currency fell on the possibility of losing the half-billion dollar project. Director Peter Jackson vowed to "fight like hell" to keep the shoot in New Zealand. But then studio executives flew in from Los Angeles like colonial masters ready to bring down the hammer. What happened next was almost unbelievable - and proved, if nothing else, that not all Hollywood drama is on the screen.

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Crisis At Comicon

Author: Irene Vartanoff
Editor: Irene Vartanoff
ISBN: 0986125245
File Size: 42,80 MB
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Can't a superheroine catch a break? Chloe Cole wants to cosplay in her Temporary Superheroine uniform at the Chicago comicon, but when the evil Mistress Miraculous threatens massive disaster, Chloe has to step up and fight. She's the only one who can control the Dimensional Diamond and save the comicon. Chloe flings herself into superheroine mode again in another comic book–style adventure novel featuring mysterious superpowers, fast action, and a long list of suspects with grudges against a comic book company celebrating its 75th anniversary. This was supposed to be a fun weekend, but there's far too much drama—especially in Chloe's personal relationships. CHARACTERS IN THIS NOVEL Chloe Cole: Reluctant female superhero, possessor of the Dimensional Diamond, strong female protagonist, snarky 26-year-old with boyfriend and career issues Roland Kirby: Eager comics fanboy, dependable partner in superhero adventures, ex-boyfriend who keeps pushing Eric Wood: Ruthless comic book company CEO, questionably honest lover and confidant, man with a past Jean Westover: Veteran comic book artist now relegated to drawing in Artists' Alley, prime suspect Norman Krigstein: Troublemaking comic book writer Howard Hogarth: Comic book personality—nobody's quite sure what this old guy ever did in the comics biz Ray Herriman: Discontented young comic book company employee Leslie Evans: Naive female comic book artist, possible frenemy Sarah Manning: Cosplayer, off-duty cop, heroine's friend Ardis Tenniel: Cosplayer, granddaughter of an artist cheated out of his rights, heroine's friend Damien Nast: Sword salesman, grandson of an artist cheated out of his rights, hot tattooed guy Jovial Jerry Fine: Beloved elderly icon of the comic book world, benign but skeptical participant in fast-paced adventures Mistress Miraculous: Tries to destroy the comicon any way she can. What's her problem, anyway? Marie Severin: Real-life brilliant comic book artist and all-round great gal who asked to be in this book PG-rated, fast-paced comic book–style adventure featuring super-powered battles and recognizable classic comic book scenarios—and some iffy romance thrown in. Keywords: superheroes super heroine chick lit strong female protagonist new adult romance super powers female superhero satire comic books humorous adventure comedy coming of age

Health Care Management And The Law

Author: Donna K. Hammaker
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284117340
File Size: 38,33 MB
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Health Care Management and the Law-2nd Edition is a comprehensive practical health law text relevant to students seeking the basic management skills required to work in health care organizations, as well as students currently working in health care organizations. This text is also relevant to those general health care consumers who are simply attempting to navigate the complex American health care system. Every attempt is made within the text to support health law and management theory with practical applications to current issues.