Tagged: bias


Bariatric Surgery: The Easy Way Out

There is one recurring … fear and frustration that dogs many people who have had bariatric surgery (aka weight loss surgery). I’ve heard it from patients online, in various support groups I’ve attended/facilitated/led, as well as while at various obesity related events. It’s this perception that using surgery to get to a healthier weight is “taking the easy way out”.


Must Read: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

Last week Huffington Post published a great article by Michael Hobbes titled Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong. about the current state of obesity and just how wrong, so many have gotten it for so long. It opens with...


In App Bias: WordCrossy

When it comes to the OAC, Action really is their middle name. With the recent site redesign and other initiatives, the Obesity Action Coalition is really putting an emphasis on it too. Advocacy is a big part of that, and...


Connie Cast! A Different Take on Weight Bias

Miss Connie Stapleton started a new online webcast this year.. and she asked me to be her July guest. I meant to mention it before hand.. but things kind of got distracting… but now that it’s been done and recorded...


Radio Archive: The Stigma of Obesity

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2013/20130504WUC0318-WeightStigma.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show originally aired: May 4, 2013 On this day last year, I was chatting with my guest, Ted Kyle of Conscien Health and Board Member with the Obesity Action Coalition about weight stigma. Over 1/3 of Americans...


Discovering something positive in a sea of negative

A while back I posted about a certain you-tube personality, a rather negative video about obesity she did, and some of the great responses that were posted. Well, she was recently at it again. And Twitter was once again a...


I Have a Disease; It’s Called Obesity

Last fall, I was approached by my friend Reeger Cortel, the lovely voice, wonderful mind, and caring heart behind the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast about an idea she had for a video contest being done by the American Society for Metabolic...


Beating Your Head Against A Wall

I have a headache, and honestly, it’s a bit of a self imposed one. Last Thursday, Nicole Arbour, a “comedian” out of Canada took to her YouTube channel with a video entitled “Dear Fat People”. I’m not going to link...

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YWM2015 – There From The Beginning

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2015/YWM2015-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJames Zervios has been with the Obesity Action Coalition since it’s inception in 2005, which makes this the 10th Anniversary. James has seen the OAC go from just a handful of members to over...