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Publicly Funded Bariatric Surgery

by Rhianna on November 4, 2014

Last night I half watched a news clip about Bariatric Surgery and the push for this procedure to become publicly funded. With a little research today I found that the ACT has already begun paying for bariatric weight-loss surgery, making taxpayer-funded operations available in the ACT for the first time. Taxpayer-funded weight-loss surgery has been
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Sexy on Raw Tour

Healthy, Hot & Energized!

by Leisa on January 19, 2013

Anyone who reads my blog or is on my “5 tips newsletter” list, knows that I am very discerning about what information I send out to you, and who I choose to promote or endorse. Because I am the organiser for the David Wolfe Australian Tour, there are many great information products that David has
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Surgery is Best for Obesity?

by Leisa on December 14, 2012

Last weekend there was an article published in the Herald Sun, titled “Obesity Conference Told Surgery Better Than Exercise for Obese“, which detailed information and proposals discussed at the National Obesity Conference. The article talked about the suggestion by Professor John Dixon, that severe obesity be classed as a chronic medical condition, requiring drugs and surgery to be treated
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The Up-Side to Obesity

by Leisa on May 1, 2010

Who would have thought that there could be an up-side to obesity?  Well, here it is:  Obesity Threatens US Army Recruitment: “Increasing rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, with potential recruits increasingly too fat to serve, two retired generals say. “Obesity rates threaten the overall health of
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Schools Step in to Fight Childhood Obesity

by Leisa on December 6, 2009

Ninemsn: “Schools are teaching children to grow and cook healthy food in hopes of stopping the spread of Australia’s obesity plague. Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon on Wednesday opened a kitchen garden at Bondi Public School in Sydney’s east, as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. The $12.8 million program will be extended to
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Are You Healthy Enough to Live Life?

by Leisa on November 24, 2009

This was a question that came up on a beautiful day that my partner William and I spent on a yacht sailing Moreton Bay and enjoying some adventure activities. It was magnificent weather – the sun was shining, a warm breeze was blowing and there were even a few dolphins splashing about the bay.  It
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Jeff Mason

More Thyroid Misinformation…

by Leisa on November 8, 2009

Mary Shomon – thyroid.about.com: Jeff Mason, who runs a health care system in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, exemplifies the typical uninformed attitude about thyroid disease and the connection to weight loss, in his guest article at the Green Bay Press Gazette, titled “Pay For Nature – Not Nurture” Mason asserts that “The reality is
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Doctor Advocates Going Nuts!

by Leisa on October 23, 2009

Isn’t this just fantastic!  Leisa

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Oh My Goodness, I Have a Disease!

by Leisa on August 25, 2009

From The Daily Mail UK “An obsession with eating healthily could in fact be bad for your health, scientists warn. Those who deny themselves entire food groups or worry too much about the ‘purity’ of their meals are risking their mental and physical wellbeing. Experts have reported a rise in such extreme behaviour, known as
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Was This Gastric Band Really Needed?

by Leisa on August 17, 2009

Gaynor Curtis, 49, has struggled with her weight all her life. In January 2005, she underwent a gastric band operation. She lost over seven stone, but suffered complications and nearly died on two separate occasions. Yet Gaynor has no regrets. Here, the receptionist, who lives in Milton Keynes with her husband Tony, 54, an engineer,
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