The ability to overcome temptation and effectively say no is critical not only to your physical health, but also to maintaining a sense of well-being and control in your mental health.
There are now numerous medical studies indicating that a low glycemic index diet has a positive effect on not only improving insulin resistance, but also managing Type 2 diabetes, retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, and acne vulgaris.
I disagree with those who say, "Everything in moderation." Would you want your child taking heroin in moderation -- or your spouse having affairs in moderation? If you want to protect your brain, you need to get off the sugar.
Food production is beginning to increase in Africa. The specter of massive hunger by a world population of 10 billion in 2050 is not as large as it once was.
I stopped dieting at around age 40. Since I started dieting at age six, this means that I dieted for a total of nearly 34 years of my life. The reason...
Not too long ago, Gwyneth Paltrow was so overstressed, unhealthy and exhausted that she needed to make some serious changes.
A war is brewing, reminiscent of the battle against Big Tobacco, but until policy and regulatory changes are in place there's a lot families can do to protect themselves.
In this post, we're looking at one fat habit you may not even be aware of -- how your kitchen may be sabotaging your diet.
Once in a while I get an email or a Facebook message from a reader or a friend saying that they've been following a plant-based way of eating, but they aren't losing the weight that they were hoping to lose. Here are a few tips to help you in this direction.
Many marine scientists believe that, at the rate we're going, the seas will be barren by 2048. (Did you get that? No sea life in 35 years!)
This month, I decided to give the spotlight to purple! Purple foods are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrient flavonoids. Eating these foods will help protect your memory, aid against cancer, protect your heart, prevent inflammation, and slow down signs of aging.
Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...
Some people can eat three meals a day and be completely satisfied. Many others, however, need that snack to hold them over to the next meal. If you are one of the many out there that need a snack to curb hunger, why not boost your metabolism while enjoying that healthy snack?
To me, this is the art of the therapeutic encounter -- finding the balance between the left-brain and the right-brain and synching them together for a "whole" approach to health and healing.
Qatar is the richest country in the world. As such, it provides a vivid demonstration that money can't buy you health any more than it can buy you love. The converse, in fact, appears to be true: The wealth of Qatar is being purchased at the cost of its people's health.
Competition is usually healthy, but when it comes to salad competing against a hamburger with French fries, the competition makes the healthy choice ever so difficult.
It's March, and that means that stores are filled with green-colored muffins, candy, and other (often unhealthy) items to commemorate St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few healthier items to keep with the green theme this Sunday -- after all, you don't need to be Irish to be lucky in health!
Our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies is the fork. What we put on it has tremendous implications, not just for our waistlines but also for the planet and our global economy.
Muster your well-placed outrage and your strength, and prepare to fight fire with soda. You're gonna want to start mainlining corn syrup right into your veins. Whoever is for the Big Gulp, follow me!
We are told by various experts that certain foods are powerful enough to have dramatic effects on the various health conditions that challenge us as a modern society. These foods, some common and some a bit more exotic, have been tapped as the answer to what ails us.