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The Pros of Prebiotics

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

By now, most people are aware of the many benefits of probiotic supplementation, including improved digestive health. However, a relatively new area o...

Calorie Counting Revisited: Why Trying to Cut Food Calories Could Make Us Fat and Sick

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Within the last month, I agreed to become a member of the Scientific and Nutritional Advisory Board of Epicure, a Canadian food-product and cookware...

17 Low Carb Recipes To Keep Your Summer So Fresh And So Clean

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Inspiralized, The Spiffy Cookie, The Creative Bite Low carb doesn't necessarily mean healthy, but as today's snack aisles get stuffed with chips,...

If You Want To Lose Weight, Have Someone Else Choose Your Diet For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lose weight? You probably shouldn't choose your own diet plan, according to a new study. Researchers predicted that people who chose th...

Most Americans Would Rather Give Up The Gym Than Forego Pasta

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.15.2015 | Taste

In an independent survey conducted in the U.S. at the request of pasta makers Three Bridges, nearly 67 percent of respondents said they would rather g...

Why You Should Be Eating Carbs For Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Carbs get a bad rap. Thanks to fad diets like South Beach, Atkins and Paleo, not to mention a national gluten-free obsession, skipping grains has ...

The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me. In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like...

Will the Paleo Diet Turn You Into Attila the Hun?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

For the followers of the Paleo diet, the one that allows you to eat mainly meat, with a few carefully chosen vegetables and fruits thrown in for garni...

3 Natural Energy-Boosting Strategies

John Rowley | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
John Rowley

Now you have a few things you can do to renew your energy. Adding these three easy items to your lifestyle can make a difference in the way you feel. Getting the right carbohydrates, drinking enough water and eating breakfast will all help you power through your day.

Yes, You Can Still Eat Carbs And Be Healthy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living

From Atkins to Paleo, a whole host of eating plans discourage carbohydrate consumption. But do carbs deserve their bad rap? For one thing, not all ...

Carbs Are Not the Enemy: Oversimplification Is

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Can low-carb diets really help people lose weight? Of course they can. But that doesn't necessarily make them your best choice. In fact, if you exercise regularly, reducing your carb intake too far can be a bad idea.

How to Get a Bikini Body Without Buying a Bikini Body Plan

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

When I say bikini body, what comes to mind? Maybe a before and after shot, like the ones that clog up your newsfeed? I see a lot of clients fall into...

8 Carbs You Should Be Eating

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent study showed that eating a low-carb diet could help people lose more weight and cut heart risks better than a low-fat diet. But before you co...

Is Low-Carb Really King of Weight Loss?

Elle Penner | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

As it turns out, the study doesn't actually prove that low-carb diets lead to greater weight loss compared to low-fat diets. Instead, it shows consuming fewer carbohydrates may increase protein consumption, and something about that combination seems to enhance weight loss -- however, the cause is not yet clear.

Fat Gain = Brain Loss

Mike Sheridan | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!

Meredith Melnick

What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines co...

Is the Elimination of Sugar the Cure to the Health Problems of the Nation?

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

While reading recent headlines encouraging people to eliminate sugar from their diets, I thought, "Here we go again!" When it comes to the topic of o...

15 Guilt-Free Ways To Enjoy Your Favorite Carbs

Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

For people living with diabetes, managing carbohydrates plays a crucial role in keeping blood glucose under control. When regulating carbs, it may see...

6 Great Tips to Better Skin

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live.

Worried About Gluten? This Is Your Brain on Journalism

Leo Brown | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Brown

We are captivated and intrigued by the controversy among medical professionals as to whether carbohydrates, and grains in particular, are safe for consumption. We are also confused.

I Think Wheat Bellies Are Sexy

Food Riot | Posted 01.29.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

The important thing is not "Will this make me fat or help me lose weight?" The thing of importance, and it's very important, is: "Will this help or hinder me from doing the stuff I like?" I like doing stuff.

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While there's no magic bullet for weight loss, there are steps you can take to lose weight, safely and for good, while increasing your health.

Eggs: Healthy or Not?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?

To Lose and Keep Off Weight, Turn Off Your Body's 'Fat Switch'

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

Most people don't think about fat insects or hibernating animals when they talk about the cause of obesity, so it's refreshing to see a book that tackles obesity as a normal process that all animals have learned.

Stop Eating So Many Carbs -- They Make You Fat

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I'm not advocating a ban on carbs as a quick weight loss scheme. I don't believe in quick weight loss schemes or diets. But I am convinced as a nation we eat too many carbs, especially refined carbs.