Whole grains have figured prominently in human diets for roughly 15,000 years. They figure prominently in the diets of the healthiest populations alive today. And unlike the mostly extinct choices of our Stone Age ancestors, they are available to us today.
There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the richest nations are affected as well as the poorest.
As a day that revolves mostly around food (and that falls in the center of a food-filled holiday season), it's only natural that you might feel stressed about overeating or gaining weight on Thanksgiving.
Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...
Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest fat-melting pill.
Fortunately, a "pre" diagnosis means you haven't yet met the diagnostic criteria for the condition that follows it; however, it can also offer a false sense of security. "Pre" can be a powerful wake up call.
Dietitians follow nutrition research, and our recommendations always stem from human clinical trials conducted at reputable universities and published in top-tier medical journals.
It's a MIRACLE... Last Thursday I returned from the doctor's and I was the happiest girl alive, ready to announce to the world that I'm five MONTHS P...
The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.
A more realistic expectation is that a multiple will close small, common gaps found in most people's diets or boost borderline nutrient intakes to a healthier level. The biggest gap in most people's diets is the difference between what they think they eat and what is actually consumed.
If we are going to reverse this epidemic before it is too late, we must provide children with the knowledge to make healthy choices at young ages. Otherwise, who cares if kids know arithmetic and social studies if they don't live past their 35th birthdays?
Do you ever wonder what you should be drinking POST workout? Yes, water, of course. But you may have noticed that there has been a new ad campaign pus...
The amazing thing about the human body is this: Just because you choose to ignore the warnings signs don't mean they will go away. One way or another, if your body needs food, needs rest, it will force you to shut down. And that's exactly what happened to me.
There are innumerable arguments for wholesome foods in sensible combinations, mostly plants. Among them is this: If more of us eat that way, the chances go up that there will be a glass of water left somewhere to wash it down.
To benefit from these fall beauties, try the following recipes where pumpkins and squash are both a filling and a container, too.
Ben's mother had attempted to put him on a diet, at age 9. It seemed like the reasonable thing to do. It seemed like it would be easier to change he...
Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...
It is irrelevant that the bottle of organic maple syrup would include a statement saying that no formaldehyde is used. Maple syrup produced anywhere legally, should be formaldehyde free.
If you find "high fructose corn syrup" or the new term "corn sugar" on the label, you can be sure it is not whole, real, fresh food full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants.
I often wonder, if we started referring to our treatment as a "gluten-free prescription" or "gluten-free regimen," would people stop equating our medicine with weight loss? While I obviously can't say for sure, my gut tells me that could be the case.