Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Obesity as a disease

In Crystal L. Hoyt and Jeni L. Brunette's editorial "Should obesity be a 'disease'?" (February 21, 2014), they emphasize that calling obesity a disease may have different effects on a person because of their psychological thoughts. The authors first make a claim with rhetorical questions; they then portray their position with imagery; to conclude they illustrate their argument with strong diction. Their purpose is to prove the different positions on obesity being categorized as a disease in order to show the difference of people on this idea. They seem to have a considerate audience in my mind because they show the two different reactions people may have from naming obesity a disease.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Obesity editorial

In "Sugar is a problem , but are proposed new labels a solution?" Los Angeles Times (August 2015) sugar is seen as more of a problem that should be labeled if it is natural or not. Foods that naturally contain sugar can also be as unhealthy as the "added sugar" and this becomes a problem when people think natural sugars are healthier, and they start consuming more of the natural sugars, yet too much of sugar is unhealthy. The FDA worries that if companies begin to use fruits' sugars, which would allow them not to use the "added sugars" label, yet it is still a conflicting crisis from mislabeling. People would rather move away from "added sugars" to natural sugars, but it doesn't mean that one type of sugar is healthier than the other because they are both as harmful when the intake becomes great. Most intakes of sugar occur through soda which is a main cause in obesity.

"Sugar Is a Problem, but Are Proposed New Labels a Solution?" Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2015. Web. 25 Oct. 2015. <http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-added-sugar-fda-nutrition-labels-obesity-20150812-story.html>. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015


In "Overcoming obesity-and making it last" U.S. News by Yvette C. Terrie (2014) her main claim is to inform about obesity and how to overcome it. Terrie proclaims about the amount of adolescents and adults being obese. The author emphasizes the importance of the diseases that can occur from obesity such as diabetes type II and heart diseases. She informed that many causes of obesity have to do with a persons diet and lack of physical activity. Therefore, she comes up with the resolution that people can change to healthier diets, more physical activity, and even set small weight loss goals per day.

Terrie, Yvette. "Overcoming Obesity-and Making It Last." U.S. News. 20 Oct. 2014. Web. 11 Oct. 2015. <http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2014/10/20/overcoming-obesity-and-making-it-last>.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


How a 1965 immigration reform created illegal immigration, The Washington Post by Douglas S. Massey (2015) he proclaims how there was an intent on allowing visa's to countries; that in actuality it ended with illegal immigration. Since the term of "illegal immigration" came about people moved to the United States to work, but many had to bring their families causing them all to be known as a type of delinquents. The reason why borders are created is to separate the "others" from the citizens. There are risks when people migrate to the United States illegally because there are dangers of drugs and diseases to worry about. Today, there are over 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States that live all runs the nation.