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    In Response To The Obesity Epidemic Dr. Candice Seti, Psy. D. Reveals How You Have The Power To End It

    Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. is a San Diego based California-licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Personal Trainer. She is widely recognized for her expertise in applying cognitive therapy to weight loss and weight management and for her extensive knowledge of nutrition and exercise applications to a weight management program.

    Do you remember your mother or your doctor telling you to take small bites and chew them slowly? Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. will tell you something very similar to keep you on track for your weight loss program. Most people set their sights on an end goal of losing X amount of weight. This is an action that almost guarantees failure. Dr. Seti suggests to “Make your goals short term, easily reached and one you have complete control of the outcome.” Dr. Seti is a specialist in weight management and is very concerned about what she terms the Obesity Epidemic.

    There is a great deal of discussion, nationally and internationally, about how serious the Obesity Epidemic has become, whether we have actually reached the point where obesity should be classified as a disease or as a risk factor for disease. A few months ago the American Medical Association did declare obesity is a disease. This announcement created a huge response for and against.

    Those agreeing with the AMA said the disease label would open doors to better treatment options for those who are obese and would legitimize the problem in this country.

    Those who disagreed said naming obesity as a disease would create a sickness where sickness doesn’t always occur. While there are many health risks associated with obesity, there are also many obese people with no health problems.

    Dr. Seti said, “My personal perspective is that I support any view that allows people access to more services, more treatment options, more community awareness, and less stigma. When alcoholism and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety became labeled as disease, that’s exactly what happened, so I am hopeful it will do the same for obesity.”

    Those whose views are in alignment with Dr. Candice Seti’s position include Joe Nadglowski president and CEO of the Obesity Coalition when he said "Obesity has been considered for a long time to be a failure of personal responsibility -- a simple problem of eating too much and exercising too little," he said. "But it's a complex disease... we're hoping attitudes will change."

    Quoting from CNN, “The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy that officially labels obesity as a disease "requiring a range of medical interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention," according to an AMA statement.

    If you would like to contact Dr. Candice Seti with questions about obesity or her services, the Me Only Better practice is located at 350 10th Street, Suite 1023, San Diego, CA 92101, phone 619-345-4355, website www.meonlybetter.com .

    See more about Joe Nadglowski and the Obesity Coalition here http://www.obesityaction.org/
    Read the CNN article here http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/19/health/ama-obesity-disease-change/
    You can find more on Dr. Seti by visiting http://www.Medical.SanDiegoProfessionalJournal.com
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