Syndrome X – the Silent Killer

If you’re carrying either a “spare tyre” around the waist, or suffering from high levels of cholesterol or high blood pressure, you may have the condition known as ‘Syndrome X’.  A cluster of symptoms indicating Syndrome X may include frequent sugar or carbohydrate cravings, fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, irritability, shaking, palpitations, mood swings, depression, restless…

Morbid Obesity Kills Child

You may remember a few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about a 2 year old boy who underwent  dramatic obesity surgery in order to lose weight. (see blog here:  http://loseweightwithsue.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/obese-two-year-old-gets-weight-loss-surgery/) .  I mean, I think this is an appalling display of child abuse:  how can parents let their child be so grossly overweight at…

Who Eats Less Than a Model?

Fashion models have a long history of being criticized for their unhealthy eating habits – I mean, some of them barely eat at all!  I must confess I have to raise my hand too when it comes to being guilty of accusing models of poor eating practices   (see link to previous blog:  http://loseweightwithsue.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/skinny-model-sparks-healthy-body-debate/  ) However, I recently stumbled across an interesting article which highlighted a…