Essentially, each camp adheres to their diet with near religious fervor. And each can point to studies validating their point of view. We call this cherry picking. After reading dozens of studies on vegan and paleo diets, even I could get confused.
In a culture that tells us to restrict and restrain around food, holidays like Thanksgiving can produce anxiety. What if you overeat? Should you indu...
With years of experimental dieting behind me, I have finally settled on eating food that makes me feel good, which can basically be summarized as lots of vegetables, some meat and grain, and almost exclusively organic, seasonal, humanely-raised, and local ingredients... interspersed with occasional, delicious -- if not healthy -- treats.
I have a problem with Thanksgiving. Let me clarify: The issue is with the fitness industry's treatment of a holiday designed for being with family, ...
I longed for holiday joy but was faced with dread, self-loathing, and self-distrust. How could I be happy when I was a big fat failure? When I recovered, I studied the source of what robbed my holiday joy. I realized that we tend to set rules for ourselves instead of listening to our bodies.
If you eat well and are active generally throughout the year, you will be healthier and leaner than those who are not. If that pattern persists over the holidays, or picks up again after, you will find in it pretty effective immunity against holiday-related health hazards. Build good health year round, and let the good times roll when the holidays roll around.
It's natural to crave heavier and warming foods this time of year. Combine letting loose at family gatherings with your body's inclination towards warming comfort foods and you've got yourself a recipe for overeating.
Though it may test our American sensibilities to admit it, the truth is the group of Christians who founded America's first colony in 1607 in Jamestown did so under communist principles.
In the spirit of giving and being thankful, I am going to give you my special perimenopause and menopause Thanksgiving recipe, which helps me look forward to and enjoy the holidays!
When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?
Go back to the basics of eating healthy whole foods but in a way that works for you. The best diet is the one that is achievable, satisfying and sustainable for you.
It never ceases to amaze me when I hear of someone turning down a glass of wine because of the carbs.
People think I grew up with green juice in my sippy cup and kale chips alongside my chicken fingers. But it's just not so. It's been a long-time learning experience for me, too.
We are imprisoned by cultural inanities that favor sales over sense, profits over the promise of adding years to life, and life to years. But we can free ourselves -- with the simple, solid, reliable fundamentals that make up... the truth.
By 2050, the world's population will reach 9 billion -- and all will need nutritious diets. Yet despite the intrinsic relationship between the food we grow and the food we eat, the agriculture and nutrition sectors are only just now beginning to overcome decades of mutual isolation.
As worrisome as the new statistics are, the solutions to the diabetes epidemic are at hand. With a plant-based diet, we could help tackle the disease once and for all.
I've known smart women who've gone to extremes to hide the fact that they have to work for their figure. I've been one of them. I once got out of sharing bread pudding on a date by saying that the sight of it made me sad because it was served at my grandpa's shiva.
As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it's easier than you might imagine.
Good nutrition is important, especially if you have cancer. The challenge for many is that chemotherapy can wreak havoc on your ability to eat.
I've never heard the words "chocolate milk" and "exercise" in the same sentence until recently. But research implies that drinking one cup of low-fat ...