What we eat determines our health. It also decides the health of our planet. In the newly proposed Dietary Guidelines, the US is finally moving towards acknowledging the fundamental connections between human and planetary health.
Although the focus of our cognitive behavioral approach to permanent weight loss is on helping people change how they think so they can make long lasting changes in their eating, we do provide them with certain guidelines about food.
Good food, as much as anything, is a determining factor in who we are going to be tomorrow and years down the road. Many experts say certain foods can help to slow down the aging process and fights disease. Plus, when you eat well, you look and feel better.
You want to know Tanya Zuckerbrot. Stunning, smart--and most importantly she can make you thin. But this well-known nutritionist won't make you eat cabbage for 6 weeks or live without carbs.
In my work helping others who find themselves obsessing about food or feeling unhappy about their eating and their weight, I find that they have the same experience. It's tempting to want to restrict what you eat, but it ultimately leads to a vicious cycle. So I wanted to share with you five techniques that really work for me.
As hoped, Brian and I see eye to eye. The factors that influence what people choose to do with food matter, but so too do the foods chosen, and what they do to the people. We need not choose to focus on one of these, and neglect the other.
While it's nationally recognized that we are in the midst of an "obesity epidemic," our response remains gravely inadequate. Imagine handling the ebol...
Sustainable dietary guidelines are not a new idea -- Drs. Joan Gussow and Kate Clancy, two food systems experts, first argued for them in a seminal 1986 article in Journal of Nutrition Education.
Traditions die slowly if at all. The executive physical offered by hospitals and larger medical practices incorporating an exercise test, alone or coupled with echo or nuclear heart imaging, has a long history of use.
Parents usually have their kids' best interest in mind. They want them to grow healthy, acquire eating habits that promote wellness, and have beautiful, strong teeth. So how come kids are drinking so much sugar, an ingredient on the top of the list of foods to consume-less-of?
In nutrition, though, we have long allowed foxes to guard the hen house. The easy access of Kraft to an apparent endorsement by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is only the latest example, and by no means the worst.
I'm Miriam Ava, the ambassador of good taste. I share messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. The launch of Dr. Mark Hyman's latest book The ...
I used to cringe when my friend asked the waiter for her salad dressing on the side. Now that request, by itself, would be music to my ears.
My goal is to be in the best shape I've ever been when my 21-year-old son graduates from Cal Berkeley on May 16, 60 days from now. Here's what I'm committing to in my personal 60 Days to Fit program.
Losing weight can be difficult, especially when dieters are besieged by a sabotaging thought such as "It's just not worth it to stay on my diet." Here's what you need to remind yourself to keep on going.
Healthy families make a beautiful home. When there is good health on the inside of the home, there is beauty on the outside.