Author Archives: Dr. Umar Dar

Are You Fat Conscious? By Ayesha Qureshi

The good and bad that you need to know about fat. In today’s society, fat has become synonymous with unhealthiness and weight gain and if it were a movie, “fat” would be the “bad guy.”  Perhaps the negativity of trans … Continue reading

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Toddlers, Tiaras, and Trouble

It is without question that the western world is obsessed (if not paranoid) with body image and how we physically present ourselves to the world.  Idealized body types and figures are perhaps one of the foremost priority in our minds … Continue reading

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Death By Chocolate… Cake

Every now and then I like to watch the Food Network and take some time to appreciate the mastery and art of fine cuisine.  I also happened to notice an interesting trend on many of these food related shows that … Continue reading

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Body Image and Mind Control

As a student of psychiatry, I have always been fascinated with psychology and the intricate dynamics of the mind.  What intrigues me even more is the how we as a society have learned to use and manipulate our knowledge of … Continue reading

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Sliced and Diced – Understanding Weight Loss Surgery

Due to the alarming rise of obesity more and more people are suffering from debilitating and potentially life threatening illnesses related to increased weight.  For many people diets, exercise, and healthy eating is a challenge, not because of their lack … Continue reading

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Climbing to the Top

A while ago my friend Erum Arshad did the climb to the top of the CN tower, and although I’ve never done it myself, I was intrigued to find out what inspired her to take on this challenge.  I had … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex

You don’t have to look very far these days to find a graphic description of what “sexy” is.  Turn on the T.V, the internet, or just walk down the street, and you’re constantly bombarded with sexually explicit images of people … Continue reading

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