Too fat, too thin and just right. If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, listen in--you may be overweight because of microflora run amok. Jeffrey Gordon has published studies on how microflora in our guts regulate weight and sometimes go haywire. We hear from a gastric bypass patient who lost a hundred pounds in a matter of months; then a doctor who performs these surgeries tells his reservations. How to feed a teenage boy? With lots of food. Georgia Orcutt tells of her "food blind" teenage sons. Evan talks to Harriet Brown about struggling to refeed her anorexic daughter, and Patric Kuh of Los Angeles magazine gives us the best new restaurant in LA.
Microflora; Teens' Food Issues; LA's Best Restaurant
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Bariatric Surgery - The Details
Dr. Edward Livingston completed his medical training at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1985. In 1987 he completed a fellowship at Wadsworth VA Hospital as a...
Three years ago Diana Klein underwent bariatric surgery in order to lose more than one hundred pounds. She tells her story to producer Thea Chaloner.
How to Feed a Teenage Boy
Georgia Orcutt is a food editor and writer – and, as her recent book How To Feed a Teenage Boy indicates, she is the mother of two very hungry teenage boys. She edited The...
One Part Human - 10 Parts Bacteria
As obesity becomes an American epidemic, it brings a high price tag in the form of escalating death-rates, rising medical costs and an increasingly callous social stigma....
Market Report - Blood Oranges
Laura Avery talks to the Fruit Detective, David Karp, about blood oranges that are in season now. The red color doesn't effect the flavor of this type of orange but they do...
Refeeding an Anorexic Daughter
The disease of anorexia is deadly and has far reaching affects on not only the anorexic, but their families, too. Harriet Brown shares her experience with her daughter’s...