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Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison. T...

5 Things That Happen When You Stop Counting Calories

Prevention | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

In addition to taking away the distraction at dinnertime, giving up the count has a slew of health and mental health benefits. Here, five things that happen when you stop counting calories.

The Best Piece Of Gym Equipment You've Never Used

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.23.2015 | OWN

Reason A: You've never seen anyone at the gym actually use one, so you figure they must not be very effective. The truth: Climbing machines are mega c...

Is This The End Of Dieting?

SELF | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

The percentage of women who say they're dieting has fallen by a third over the last two decades. To many, the very notion of eating diet foods seems sort of old-fashioned--a relic of crazy habits people acquired before they knew better about what their bodies needed.

New McDonald's School Curriculum Teaches Kids 'Nothing Wrong With Fast Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

The company has created a new documentary for use in middle and high schools which promotes the McDonald's brand so aggressively, it can hardly be called "stealth" marketing. Instead, it's a veritable infomercial for the beleaguered fast food chain.

Burn More Calories When You Walk

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by Nidhi Seethapathi and Manoj Srinivasan, from the Ohio State University, shows that when we change the speed of our pace, and alternate between fast and slow walking, we might burn up to 20 percent more calories.

Why Calorie Counting Is Awful (Plus a Better Way to Do Portion Control)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Put down your calculators. Put away your food scales. Turn off your calorie-counting apps. It's time to stop counting calories.

Blotting Pizza With A Napkin Could Actually Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Some pizza eaters habitually blot each slice with a paper napkin. As the theory goes, the napkin absorbs some of the pizza's oil content, thus decreas...

The Pleasurable Way to Cut Salt

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So instead of advising people to eat less salt -- which sounds bland and boring -- maybe the better message is: Spice it up.

Is Food the Safest and Most Powerful Form of Medicine?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In a new editorial by Aseem Malhotra, James DiNicolantonio and Simon Capewell in BMJ's Open Heart the authors argue that rather than chase calories in the endless pursuit of weight loss, our cardiovascular system can benefit much more from just improving the quality of our diet.

Young Female Athletes Are Often Not Eating Enough

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Sports engagement is higher than ever among high school and college age women, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. But with that growing corps...

FDA's New Serving Sizes To Reflect How Much People Actually Eat

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 08/31/2015 10:45 AM EDT on LiveScience An update to the serving sizes listed on food labels will better re...

Childhood Nutrition: 4 Strategies for Helping Your Kids Eat Better

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

As a father of three, the idea of children enduring any of this stuff is simply heartbreaking. But there is good news: As parents, we can prevent a lot of these problems simply by feeding our children whole, healthy foods.

5 Cupcake Recipes Worth Every Calorie

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.21.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I know I've told you this before but I'll tell you again, I love dessert! If I go out to dinner you better believe I'm ordering it. At the top of my list of favorite sweet treats are cupcakes. Try one of these delicious recipes worth every single calorie!

Industry-Funded Research: Conflict or Confluence?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The great public health imbroglio disclosed over recent weeks, in which widely, highly-regarded scientists were found to be running on Coca-Cola fundi...

A New Look at Juicing

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

According to IBIS World, the juicing/smoothie industry had market size of 2 billion with an average of 2.9 percent growth over the last five years. A...

The Most Important Thing To Do When Changing Your Diet

Posted 08.10.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

Should I Cut Out Everything To Be Healthy?

Posted 08.10.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

What's Something Nutritious That Will Energize Me At Work?

Posted 08.10.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

How To Battle Your Sugar Cravings While At A Restaurant

Posted 08.10.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

Tips On How To Overcome A Sugar Addiction

Posted 08.10.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

If Sugar Is In Everything, What Am I Supposed To Eat?

Posted 08.12.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

Is The Sugar In Fruit Healthy For Us?

Posted 08.11.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

Are Diet Sodas And Unsweetened Drinks Good For Us?

Posted 08.11.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...

What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup, And Why Is It Bad For Us?

Posted 08.10.2015 | Home

Sugar: it's in everything we eat, we love it, and it's absolutely killing us. Deaths from type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have all been li...