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The Myths and Realities Of The Obesity Epidemic

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The Christmas season has arrived along with the holiday fare. Most people often associate their weight gain because of the food choices they make throughout the season. However, there are holidays all throughout the year that can be associated with weight gain. Weight gain and weight loss happen all year long regardless of a particular holiday. Award-winning writer Harriet Brown set out to explore our relentless obsession with weight and thinness—with surprising results.  In Body of Truth, Brown tackles the myths and realities of the “obesity epidemic,” exposing the biggest lies driving the rhetoric of obesity. With provocative prose and razor-sharp wit, she examines our tendency to find weight scapegoats (sugar and wheat are the current favorites), gives historical and contemporary context for what it means to be “fat” (making a strong case that it’s not a dirty word), and offers ways for all of us to think about weight and health with more nuance, accuracy, and respect. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer talks to Harriet Brown author of the best-selling book, Body of Truth, How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do About It. Do you like FREE stuff? Tune in to The Organic View Radio Show, Mon-Fri @6pm Eastern and visit our contest section at www.theorganicview.com/contests to win one of our monthly prizes! Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit TheOrganicView.com’s website.

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