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National Institutes of Health changed what it means to be overweight, defining it as a BMI (body mass index) of 25 or greater for adults. The cut-off had been 28 for men and 27 for women, so suddenly about 29 million Americans who had been considered normal became overweight even though they hadn’t gained an ounce. what is the real meaning of BMI and to note its potential drawbacks: labelling some healthy people as overweight or obese who are not overly fat, and failing to distinguish between dangerous and innocuous distributions of body fat. Many people with BMI levels at the low end of normal are less healthy than those now considered overweight. And some people who are overly fat according to their BMI are just as healthy as those considered to be of normal weight. Tune in for the real information of BMI.
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON BMI AND CHILDREN ??? I have been procrastinating over the lat two weeks over things to write here in my blog. I actually have quite a few things to write about, but have been remiss in doing so. But this morning while watching the news they talked about schools sending children home with letters about them being over weight or having the tendency to be over weight. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
I watched the news as the government shut down and other catastrophes happened and felt empathetic and shook my head and prayed and sent healing energies plus other things ….. but this morning I felt and still do this strong urge to speak up!!!
It’s one thing to test adults and say things to and about adults, but it’s entirely another thing when you start picking on children! It’s hard enough being a child and being bullied and picked on by other children… and now adults are getting on the band wagon to attack our children … the future generation !!! Come on, don’t you remember when you were a child !?!
I say educate adults about nutrition and exercise, they are the ones responsible for making theses rules and buying the food. Adults control what works and what doesn’t. Adults decide who stays and who leaves…..
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THIS !!??!!?www.celestial-energies.com
Together we can and will make a global difference !!!
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Christina Elizabeth returns to chat about her life in Nashville and new single, "I Could Be" which is available on iTunes.
Christina is a BMI affiliated singer-songwriter and spends most of her songwriting during her travels to any location with a ocean, river or lake.
Much of the inspiration in her songs come from the sound of water and the beauty of nature.
Many would say she is a gypsy soul, free spirited and constantly traveling.
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SHED POUNDS by understanding the chemistry of food, sleep, hormones, aging and being a woman as Dr. Clairborne enlightens and clarifies the whys and how of creating your next optimal body.
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne is an integrative family physician, the founder of Mind Body Spirit Wellness Inc, and Associate Clinical Professor for Morehouse School of Medicine. She facilitates patients in achieving and maintaining physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through her various wellness programs. American Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Clairborne is the author of Eat Your Disease Away, and newly released The Wellness Blueprint, and has been featured as a wellness expert on several radio and television programs throughout the country including NBC40 Health Update, CW’s Focus Atlanta, Rx for Life, and Fox 45 Baltimore’s Health Segment. In addition to running a successful private practice, Dr. Clairborne is the medical director for four wellness clinics in both Georgia and Florida and is the host of the radio show, the Wellness Blueprint. Not only is Dr. Clairborne passionate about empowering wellness in individuals, but she is also committed to empowerment of the physician community for the healing of the doctor patient relationship.
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Linda Bacon, PhD, is a researcher on the inside track of weight regulation science – a scientist whose three graduate degrees, research, and clinical expertise uniquely prepare her to understand and translate the physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural underpinnings of weight control. She is currently a Health Professor at City College of San Francisco and an Associate Nutritionist at the University of California, Davis. An internationally recognized authority on weight and health, Dr. Bacon has published her work in top scientific journals as well as the highly acclaimed bestseller, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight. Her forthcoming book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight, a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health, will be released in September 2014.
Book Link: http://thebodypolitic.biz/bodyrespect/
You can learn more about her at: www.lindabacon.org.
Disclaimer: None of the opinions or statements on this show are meant to be professional advice. Do not substitute the dialogue of this show for a qualified mental health professional or medical professional. The purpose of SIGNE'S WEIGH is to educate and bring things to your attention, not be your therapist.
When artists Beth Whitney and Bradford Loomis began writing together, they had no idea their casual co-writing experiment would blossom into the much anticipated album The Banner Days (releasing August 23rd on MTS Records). That first night, they wrote “My Beloved” in two hours. And after a few more writing sessions, it was clear to both, that these songs merited a bold decision. From the first time they played together, along with Beth’s husband/collaborator, Aaron Fishburn, the chemistry has been powerful. The combination of Beth’s delicate, pure, and melodious voice and Bradford’s soulful, growling tone makes for a beautifully heart wrenching harmonious blend. Their dramatic crescendos, minimalist intensity, through intricate harmonies have elicited comparisons to The Civil Wars, the Swell Season, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand. With equal parts sweetly anthemic, pop tinged folk, provided by Beth, and Bradford’s gritty, passionate Americana Roots sound, The Banner Days is an intrepid step for both artists.
Beth Whitney - Ukulele, Vocals,
Bradford Loomis - Guitar, Vocals
Aaron Fishburn - Upright Bass, Group vocals
Luke Peterson - Drums, Percussion, Group vocals
Jessie Scott - Violin
Brandon Bee - Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Organ (Wurlitzer, B3), Slide Guitar, Pedal Steel,
Banjo, Percussion, Group vocals
Producer: Brandon Bee/Crossroads Studios Vancouver, WA
Engineer/Mixing: Todd Robbins/ TX3 Productions Nashville, TN
Mastering: Troy Glessner/ Spectre Studios Seattle, WA
All songs co-written by Beth Whitney (ASCAP) and Bradford Loomis (BMI) unless otherwise noted.
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Jon has over 25 years experience in marketing along with his graphic design skills. Jon first became the National Sales Manager for a British manufacturer in the DIY trade to help them get established in the North American market followed by doing the same for a German horticultural company. He then got involved with a rep agency that supplied The Home Depot as well as other big box stores and retail chains with over 40 different product lines servicing the area from Maine to Virginia with over 100 service reps.
He has become a professional networker in the past year attending many networking events throughout the tri-state area. He is a member of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce as well as a member in several networking groups around the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut markets.
He is a songwriter with a CD out that has 9 tracks of music recorded by independent artists. His “Bossa” instrumental made it to the top ten on international charts in October of 2010. He has developed a good connection to the music industry and has expanded that over time.
He is a member of BMI and has been since 1999 when he started to write and compose his own music. He has committed himself on providing a venue for independent music artists to perform live in front of the music and entertainment industry.
Today is the first day back to school for most of Georgia. Let's talk about the BMI requirement and why it is unnecessary and STUPID! The first Ebola patient arrived in Atlanta on Saturday and I'm not the worried. However, let the 'Outbreak' panic begin for a lot of folks. Find out why I'm not worried. SGS#14 was a big hit, but I had an issue with one of the speakers not telling the whole truth. Find out who. It appears that Douglas County is getting ready to give Westin $35 million dollars for Foxhall regardless of what citizens think. Sounds like Paulding County, doesn't it? We will be discussing all of this and much more so make sure to tune in to hear my latest controversial statements and listen to some awesome music by Liberty minded artists. See you there.
A program for holding elected officials accountable regardless of party, and vetting candidates so that voters make a more informed decision at the polls.
Join your host, Edgar Alexander Jr. As he interviews this aspiring up and coming singer,songwriter,model and actress. Plus, Angel will talk about her struggles on raising her son. And what motivated her to become an entertainer. And much more. And two new songs by Angel, will be played exclusively, on The Real Believers Radio Show. And nowhere else. This will be the only time you'll hear her music. Until her debut album is released in 2015. So, tell your friends. You don't wanna miss it! Tune in. (c) Copyright 2014 Real Believers Entertainment. All rights reserved. Songs by Angel Jones. (c) Copyright 2014 Angel Jones. All rights reserved. (Published BMI)
Brandy Norwood is a superstar actress, R&B/pop singer, songwriter, host, spokesmodel and record producer. Ranked by the RIAA as one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, Brandy has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, while receiving a plethora of awards, including a Grammy, an American Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, three Billboard Awards, four MTV Awards, six Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, two Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards and three BMI Awards. She arrived with a self-titled debut album at the age of fifteen and went on to record a series of hit CDs that established her as one of the successful R&B/pop female vocalists to emerge in a generation. Brandy is a cast member of BET’s top-rated scripted series “The Game,” receiving rave reviews and will be appearing in Tyler Perry’s upcoming Lionsgate release, “The Marriage Counselor.”
Mindless Behavior stir up a frenzy wherever they go. Mingling R&B grooves, pop hooks, and hip hop swag, the teen quartet—Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray, and Princeton—has quickly become a modern musical phenomenon with an army of screaming fans following them everywhere. On their debut album for Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records, #1 Girl [available September 20, 2011], the group fuels that hysteria with numerous worldwide anthems. There's another dimension to this experience. Each member boasts an eye-catching, 21st century fashion sensibility as well as impressive and incendiary dance moves. In the tradition of The Jackson Five, New Edition, and B2K, they're the new vanguard for pop.
Healthy Living Step No. 1: Take stock.
Your first step toward healthy living is to get a handle on your health status right now. Here's your to-do list:
Make appointments with your doctor and dentist. Catch up on your routine screening and immunizations, and take the opportunity to ask your doctor any questions you might have.
Gauge your girth. Measure your height and weight to check your BMI, and measure your waist circumference to see if you're overweight and if your waistline is putting your health at risk.
Assess your activity. How much physical activity do you get in a typical week? How intense is that activity? How much variety do you get in your activity, and how much do you enjoy it? The CDC recommends that adults get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week.
Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat for a day -- and no fair skipping the items you're embarrassed about. "The idea is to write it down ... without judgment," says Kathianne Sellers Williams, MEd, RD, LD, a nutritionist, wellness coach, and personal trainer with Cafe Physique in Atlanta. "You can't change what you're not aware of or don't acknowledge."
Lap band (gastric banding) introduction
Obesity is a growing concern. Recent statistics show that 30% of Americans meet the criteria for obesity. By medical standards, obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of over 30 kg/m2. While lifestyle modification remains the cornerstone for treatment, surgical options are becoming more popular. One of the surgical treatments for obesity is called gastric banding, commonly known as lap-band surgery. Some of the specifics of gastric banding will be addressed in this article.
What is gastric banding?
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of an adjustable belt around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparascope. The band is made of silicone and can be tightened by adding saline to fill the band (like blowing air into a doughnut-shaped balloon). The band is connected to a port that is placed under the skin in the abdomen. This port is used to introduce or remove saline into the band.
LAGB ultimately restricts the size of the stomach and the amount of food it can hold. It also slows the passage of food to the intestine. By doing so, signals to the brain from the gut allow for a sensation of fullness and satiety with the consumption of less food. This signal is sent from a small pouch created by the band in the upper stomach. When the pouch fills, the same signal is sent to the brain that occurred previously when the entire stomach filled.
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