American Medical Association Reclassifies Obesity as a Disease

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) reclassified obesity as a disease and this new designation will affect patients, healthcare professionals, insurers and the healthcare infrastructure. In some ways, calling obesity a disease is a move to shift attention and resources to a complex problem. Obesity is a significant public health concern as it is often […]

Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease

In his book, Fat Chance, Robert Lustig, MD, ConnectWell’s obesity, diabetes and food expert is spreading his message about how to beat the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity and disease. In the book, Robert details the science behind the obesity and metabolic syndrome pandemic and the politics that have promoted the current state of […]

Challenging the Sugar Social Norm: Creating an Environment for Wellness

man with big belly holding sugary soda

What? Regulate sugar? In the latest issue of the journal Nature, Dr. Robert Lustig, ConnectWell advisor and pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, brands sugar a “toxin”—deadly enough in high doses that it should be regulated just like alcohol. The claim has some people arguing that government shouldn’t control what people eat. […]