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Dr. Hyman's Fat Summit Findings

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Those who follow me on Facebook saw me litter my page this week with a bunch of screen shots from Dr. Mark Hyman's "The Fat Summit." I'll say right...

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Dariush Mozaffarian | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dariush Mozaffarian

We each have an opportunity and responsibility -- as parents, children, friends, neighbors, business owners, employees, tax payers, citizens, and Americans -- to push the government, food industry, media, restaurants, cafes, schools, and workplaces, and everywhere else we eat, away from the bad and ugly and toward the good.

5 Must-Dos for Peak Life Performance in 2016

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Even if you're not a professional athlete, you still want to operate at peak performance. Giving your body the support it needs to get you through wha...

4 Things to Add to Your Diet to Lose Weight and Feel Better

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

Here are four things that may not come to mind right away, but will make a big impact on helping you lose weight for the long term and feeling better while doing it.

Carbs, Coffee, and Cortisol

Alan Christianson | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Day to day, you and I encounter many variables that affect our cortisol levels. From daily stress to the foods we eat--all can and do affect the w...

5 Carbs That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Danette May | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Danette May

Good carbs offer a ton of health benefits. By choosing carbohydrates that are packed with fiber, they're more slowly absorbed into the system, which helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels.

The Truth About Pasta

Celia Kaye | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

On the heels of the low-carb diet emerged the gluten-free fad. Pasta, which is generally made with wheat flour, was widely deemed "bad." Now some are ...

Three Muscle-Building Myths

Ben Greenfield | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

There are a few myths floating around among personal trainers, believed by exercise enthusiasts and found in those fancy fitness magazines in gyms and health clubs, myths that could be holding you back when it comes to building muscle.

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.

Avoid the Gluten-Free Trap

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

The majority of potato chip brands have always been gluten free. Yet, when someone is grabbing a bag at the grocery store, or offering you some at th...

Sorry, Paleos: Early Humans Ate Carbs And Were Better Off For It

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Don't listen to everything your Paleo-obsessed friends tell you about your early ancestors. It turns out there's a high likelihood that hominids...

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 12.17.2015 | 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.