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What to Do About Your Picky Eaters Around the Holidays

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

I have deep sympathy for parents struggling with picky eaters, especially at food-centered gatherings. The coming holidays can be particularly taxing,...

Yes, It’s Possible To Have A ‘Sugar Hangover'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living

If you inhaled Halloween candy last night and feel less than your best this morning, you may be wondering: Are sugar hangovers a thing? Of course, the...

The Diet for Clear, Acne-Free Skin

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Don't eat chocolate. That was the advice dispensed - unsolicited of course - to pimply teens in my time. Dermatologists disagreed. The chocolate acne ...

How Much Sugar Is Actually In Your Food, From Pasta Sauce To Salad Dressing

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living

You might assume sugar lurks mostly in foods like candy and doughnuts. But companies sneak sugar into all kinds of foods you’d never suspect, from b...

Is the Glycemic Index Reliable and of Any Use?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The glycemic index has crept upon our food experience. Once a term used by people in white lab coats, reserved to diabetes clinics, it's now part of p...

Big Soda Again Prioritizes Profits Over Your Health

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Big Soda is playing games with your health. Again.

Attention, Parents: Keep Track Of The Sweet Stuff

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Editor's note: The American Heart Association released on Monday its first-ever scientific statement on added sugar for children. It's part of an aggr...

New Food Labels Reflect How Much We Really Eat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist and portion size researcher, I applaud the changes in food labels. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see.

4 Major Changes Are Coming To Food Nutrition Labels

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Food And Drug Administration has redesigned nutrition labels on food packages to show the amount of added sugar in a product. It's the first ...

Transparency Trumps Sugar: the New Nutrition Label and the Fight Against Obesity

William Dietz | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
William Dietz

Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it can...

How To Cut Down On Added Sugar In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living

By now you may have heard that the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines are advising Americans to keep added sugars to no more than 10 percent of their daily ...

The New Dietary Guidelines Recommend Eating More Fruits and Vegetables, Less Added Sugar and Saturated Fat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The current guidelines recommend that Americans consume a "healthy eating pattern" consisting of more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and limiting added sugar, salt and saturated fat.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Puzzle

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A more straightforward and less puzzling way to tip Americans towards limiting added sugar would have been to provide a recommendation such as: "choose drinks that contain no added sugars (most of the time)" and "eat sweets and desserts infrequently."

5 Healthy-Sounding Foods That Are Actually Sabotaging Your Diet

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Many foods with so-called “health halos” can be diet disasters. Here are five foods that may be fooling you. 1. Gluten-free foods According to a ...

A Sugar Scientist Reveals 6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration’s new recommendation that Americans eat no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar is a giant leap in the...

The Sugar Ghost: An Ingredient That Haunts Our Food and Threatens Our Children

Gunhild A. Stordalen | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Gunhild A. Stordalen

The real "threat" is all the sugar that has sneaked into the child's normal diet the remaining 364 days throughout the year. Halloween may be an annual event, but sugar consumption by our children is perennial.

Is Sugar Making You Sick?

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

As the Renaissance doctor Paracelsus said, the dose makes the poison. We're eating too much sugar. It's not a poison, but too much of it will act like one.

South Carolina Is FED UP

Sheila Caldwell | Posted 09.17.2016 | Impact
Sheila Caldwell

In the past 30 years, Americans have consumed more and more added sugars in the foods they eat and the beverages they drink. Is it any wonder why we have seen obesity become an epidemic in our country?

Is the Surgeon General "Stepping Up" for Americans, or for Coca-Cola?

Laurie David | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Laurie David

Has our nation's top doctor, Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, turned into a spin doctor? His latest public health initiative, the Step It Up campaign to promote walking, is so misleading that it's got me wondering whose health he's protecting: the American people's or the food and beverage industry's?

The National Academy of Sugar

Marty Kaplan | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Marty Kaplan

It's hard enough to keep up with changing nutritional guidelines. But unless you're an expert, it's damn near impossible to tell the difference between independent research and research ginned up by trade groups and marketers.

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 08.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The good news is that when you start to eat less sugar your body will stop craving it. I suggest you don't try to change everything at once, just slowly add one good habit at a time and you'll notice that the bad habits go away.

Kellogg Announces Plans To Ditch Artificial Ingredients

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Kellogg has plans to ditch artificial colors and flavors in its cereals and snack bars by the end of 2018, the 109-year-old company announced on Tuesd...

What You Should Really Choose Between Diet And Regular Soda

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Artificial sweeteners are linked with cancer, right? Turns out, it's not quite that cut and dry. Most of the research into the sweetener-cancer connec...

What It's Like To Go A Year Without Processed Food

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Only about 8 percent of people stick to their New Year's resolution. Food writer Megan Kimble is one of them. Back in January of 2012, the then-26-yea...

The War on Sugar and How We Can Win It

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

Today, nearly 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. For decades, Washington has been focusing on fighting the obesity epidemic without properly picking the right battles.