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Entries by David Katz, M.D. from 04/2012

Pink Slime and Beyond: 5 Implications

| Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Pink slime happens to have been outed. But what other things that you never knew you never knew were in your food are still finding their way into you, and your kids?

The Case for Eating 'Mostly Plants,' in 260 Words

| Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Eating some meat, preferably from lean, well-fed, well-exercised, and kindly tended animals is assuredly consistent with human health. But the health of humans and the planet argue consistently for Michael Pollan's excellent and pithy advice: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Choosing (Medicine) Wisely: Good Answers for Good Questions

| Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Make your standard of care better than standard. Be a good boss -- ask good questions, get good answers. By doing so, you can help ensure that you and your doctor are always diligent, and choosing wisely -- together.

Food Marketing to... Neonates? Bad Form, Bad Formula!

| Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living

The best possible start in life is every baby's birthright. For the vast majority of babies, breastfeeding is an important part of that formula. The marketing of other formulas to neonates as an alternative to breast milk... most certainly is not!

To Health With Fun? Bring on the Epidemic!

| Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Up to a point, we professionals are quite right to note how hard getting to health can be through the obstacle course of the modern day -- for adults and children alike. But there is another story to tell about health, and it is fun. It's all about fun.

The K-E Diet: Weight Loss Lunacy

| Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living

What makes the K-E diet truly appalling is that it transforms a medical therapy into the indulgence of a short-term, short-sighted, vanity-driven whim. It opens up a whole new world of shockingly bad ideas.

Toil, or Tirade? Hard Truths About Hype

| Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Tirades are, by their very nature, apt to gain a lot of attention and "go viral." They are dramatic. They are extreme, provocative, and full of intrigue. Hype sells. Unfortunately, much of the time -- it is wrong.