Is Obesity a Disease?

Obesity is a complex and mufti-layered issue with implications for public health, insurance policies, federal oversight, social stigmatization, and the economy. Jack Collins from Academic Earth shared this great video highlighting the cost of obesity and how it impacts our global economy. Collins and his colleagues claim that, "65% of the world’s population live in …

Food Revolution Day 2013: It’s Time to Take Back the Kitchen

Jamie Oliver is a pretty incredible guy. As far as television chefs go, Oliver's recipes and personality on-screen have made him a success globally, especially in his home country of England. Last summer I spent a week in London during the summer Olympics and I saw firsthand just how ubiquitous Oliver's brand is in the …

Today’s Debate: Will Doing More Housework Help You Lose Weight?

We’ve all been there. You look around your home and see the laundry that’s accumulated, dishes that need to be washed, a floor that needs some scrubbing, and a closer inspection of the food that’s slowly going bad in the fridge. If you’re anything like me, you see this mess and wonder how much longer …