• Why reducing advice to a BMI number is hurting our health

    By Kasey Edwards, Sydney Morning Herald. 'You're overweight, borderline obese.' This was what Christopher was told when he attended his corporate health check....   more...

  • What the average Australian woman’s body looks like

    It's time for a reality check, by Jen Kelly. Herald Sun/Courier Mail   more...

  • Sugary drinks advertising - not listening to the research - New*

    By Jill Stark. Sunday Age, October 11, 2015. 'However, eating behaviour specialist Dr Rick Kausman said there was a growing body of evidence to suggest that shock tactics failed to help people lose weight, and could be harmful. "Shaming people, stigmatising people   more...

  • Hello I'm Helen and I'm a food addict - New*

    Sydney Morning Herald, September 27, 2015. '...Experts, though, are concerned that individuals with low self-esteem and little confidence will develop reliance on others and, in turn, powerlessness. Prahran-based overeating specialist Dr Rick Kausman has been working on obesity for more than 25 years, and believes food addiction models are basically strict diets, which can work for some outliers like Helen, but not for most....'   more...

  • The one thing 'fitness gurus' misunderstand about weight loss

    Another terrific article by the brave and brilliant Kasey Edwards via Daily Life. July 28, 2015   more...

  • The numbers don't have it: why measuring won't lead to better health.

    The numbers don't have it: why measuring won't lead to better health. By Dr Rick and Chris Scanlon. The Conversation. May, 2015.   more...

  • Weight shame deters patients

    WEIGHT shame can turn people off visiting their GPs, but even changes to the language used in consults can make a difference, according to a Melbourne GP and weight management expert. Medical Observer and New Zealand Doctor Newsroom. April 2015 Dr Rick Kausman said overweight patients who experienced weight discrimination were more likely to avoid routine preventive care such as breast examinations and Pap smears.   more...

  • How Marketers split us into food tribes

    In the past, your 'diet' was understood to mean a way of eating. Unfortunately, the word 'diet' has been hijacked and almost means a way of not eating; or at the very least, a way of not eating (or not being allowed to eat!) certain foods or food groups. SMH article.   more...

  • 'Clean eating' concern

    Really, what in the world is 'clean eating'? Whatever it is, it has taken on a life of its own and in my opinion is wreaking havoc with many people's relationship with food. The following is an excerpt from an article by Ruby Prosser Scully, in Medical Observer, 23 October 2014, featuring the wonderful Fiona Sutherland of Body Positive Australia.   more...

  • Obesity ad health fear

    Experts slam fat ‘shame’ message. EATING disorder and body image experts have slammed Victoria’s new government funded “toxic fat” anti-obesity campaign for “fat shaming”   more...

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