Obesity on the menu!
I work with a lot of immigrants from the Pacific Islands - big
knows that, but Darwinianly healthy. For many, though, their weight soars
they come to California. A patient recently explained to me that the
the Islands is a food-based one - "there's fruit on the trees and fish in
she said. However, that healthy, readily available sustenance is not so
get in an industrial society, and all-you-can-eat buffets become social
So my initial advice, when asked for help with regaining healthy
threefold: Eat at home with your friends and family (like your
as the brilliant Michael Pollan suggests), throw away the bathroom scales
let me weigh you monthly), and buy a very long tape measure!
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