Hear that distant scream? That's not an extra from The Walking Dead or someone watching a scary movie marathon. That's me walking near the candy aisle...
We need to start creating a difference between health and weight. Being healthy does not have to mean being skinny. I encourage proper nutrition, I support being active, I enjoy strength training, not because of the way it makes me look, but because of the way it makes me feel.
Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to notice?
You let your falafel wrap just be a falafel wrap. Not a complete respite from the grind of your day. And when you're not counting on your lunch to be your savior, it's a lot easier to stop when you're full.
Of all the excuses we use when it comes to finding a good reason to skip a workout, "I'm too tired" is probably the most common. Click Here to see th...
A dieting concept that is more than 80 years old and should have been laughed out of existence now suddenly may have some validity. The concept is grapefruit juice.
We can continue to push food companies to remove trans fats, and we can avoid them for now by knowing where they still lurk. A simple task to do when you are grocery shopping is to browse the ingredient list and check for the words partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oil. Plain and simple.
Just imagine if we, speaking from the western world, go to bed hungry only for one or two nights. Would we be able to be as effective and as productive at work as always?
Even as an adult, I find myself being a little naughty at times too; I find myself making poor choices when it comes to nutrition. What happens when nutty, or a lack of knowledge surrounding nutrition, turns into naughty, making poor decisions?
I'd been engaging in compulsive eating behaviors since I was 8 years old. Eating was my way of coping with everything in life -- stress, sadness, boredom. It was as if, somewhere deep inside, I believed that an extra layer of flesh would protect me from the big, bad world.
The dry season, which starts in November, is crucial for South Sudan. In the absence of peace, and there still is no good news on that front, violence is likely to escalate as it becomes easier to move troops, tanks and artillery by road.
Hunger has forced generations into a cycle of poverty, and for children today the long-term impact will impair their ability to stay in school and seek employment. Reducing food insecurity has to be a priority for governments and the international community.
These two smokers in the parking lot understandably are concerned about Ebola impacting their lives yet comforting themselves with the very thing that very likely will kill them.
Any change is hard. I know this because as I visit with my clients I learn most of them actually do know what healthy eating and behaviors look like....
A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their entitlement. This is not the case for those living in poverty and with food insecurity.
Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight. In the last few years, electrical brain stimul...
As we expect more from "healthy," we'll start making better choices and perhaps model for our children a better relationship with food marketing.
Throughout this evolution of my diet, I have been amazed and bewildered by the reactions I get from non-vegetarians when I tell someone I'm a vegetarian. Why, all of a sudden, were people who don't alter their diets berating me for not fitting into their idea of what mine should be?
If the well-being of lower-income Americans is so important to the beverage industry, how about ending the relentless marketing onslaught of sugar-laden and harmful products targeted right at them?
It's a huge and dangerous mission. Over 700 aid workers are involved. There are safety issues too of course with this deadly virus. The workers have to deliver the food, while avoiding contact with anyone who might have Ebola.