This list is a hodgepodge of resources that I’ve found interesting at times when I’ve been actively updating. It is, and likely will remain for some time, a work in progress. It is by no means comprehensive or even a reflection of what I feel is most important. But all that follows is interesting! Enjoy.
Canadian Obesity Network
Up-to-date information about the condition of obesity and its treatment, with a portal for the general public and for professionals. Highly recommended.
An engaging blog by bariatric doctor Yoni Freedhoff, who has some strong opinions about the food industry and about obesity management.
Webinar: Obesity Treatment in Canada: What Are the Options? (37:01)
Rather a strong emphasis on the pharmacological and surgical treatments of obesity that are available in Canada, but the first 15 minutes or so provide an excellent overview of the physiology of obesity.
After Weight-Loss Surgery (NYT)
A sympathetic look at the experiences of two people who underwent bariatric surgery.
Diet and Nutrition
Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 1 – Crash Course
Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 2 – Crash Course
Hank Green presents accurate scientific information in an engaging but rather frenzied manner (hence “Crash” Course). Well worth watching for concise information, but I suggest using subtitles so you can catch it all.
One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not a Chance — New York Times article by Gina Kolata, December 12, 2016
Gina Kolata presents evidence that obesity is not one condition with one kind of treatment, and she gives examples of what has worked for a sampling of people. Easy to read and very interesting.
The Perfect Diet: Does It Exist? — Barbara Berkley, MD
A no-nonsense exploration of the effects of various diets on longevity and health.
About That Sugar Film
A very entertaining article about hidden sugars. Sounds like a documentary worth seeing.
Dietary Supplement Company’s Chilling Lawsuit to Silence Harvard Professor
A cautionary tale about supplements (especially those touted as weight loss aids).
Self-Care and Stress Management
Habits, Willpower, Motivation
Goal Setting: A Scientific Guide to Setting and Achieving Goals
I love James Clear’s writing because it’s so… um… clear (is that an assumed name?) and very well researched. This links to a fine summary article of what he has written about goals. Explore the website while you’re visiting.
Issues in Scientific Research (and its interpretation)
Guides to evaluating what you see and hear on the internet and in the media:
Finding Reliable Health Information on the Web — Canadian Obesity Network
Roz “The Diva” Mays, pole dancer