1 in 3 children in america are overweight or obese. In the last 30 years, childhood obesity rates have tripled. In five years, if this trend continues, 50% of american children will be overweight or obese.
Obese children can develop diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, heart failure, and fatty livers. Obese children often fail to develop properly during puberty. Girls may develop cysts on their ovaries and have permanently short stature. Boys may never properly develop into men due to low testosterone causing hypogonadism.
Many parents have scolded their overweight children for having a dirty neck or dirty armpits. The parents who have scrubbed their children’s skin are horrified and ashamed to learn that the problem is not dirt at all … rather, the weight problems have caused excess pigment deposits under the skin. When their child loses weight, the “dirty skin” becomes normal and clear.
I have a great appreciation for Dr. Marlowe’s efforts with his young clients. My daughter has asked to be apart of Dr. Marlowe’s program. At 9 years old, she is very aware of her weight and wants to work to stay healthy. I have shared many of my “good” habits with my children and it is working. Many of my good “new” habits have come from Dr. Marlowe. He is an awesome coach and alternative physician. The best I’ve ever had. I also like the Take Shape for Life alternatives for those busy moments that he has adopted into his program. I must admit, if you stay committed to the program and do your part with exercise, making healthy food choices and “for me” monitor/adjust your stress level, you can be successful in this program. Most of it is mental so you just have to focus your mind and make good choices. Beverly