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Diet, Deafness and the Drums of War

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary just out in JAMA says many reasonable things about diet and health. The author notes that the overall low quality of the prevailing American diet is an anchor on life expectancy itself. Amen to that.

How Diets Divide Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Even for someone who spends as much time in the diet war trenches as I do, the barrage of the past week has been noteworthy for its intensity, and its implications -- both exceptionally hopeful, and dire.<

Always Hungry? A New Prescription for Fat (Science) Combats Food Cravings & Obesity

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Cooper

-Graphic Artist/Illustrator: Devin O'Sullivan Just over two months ago, I made yet another annual vow (New Year's Resolution) to lose weight. At 41, ...

Nutrients, Nutritionism, and Historical Nuttiness

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Recommending for the intake of nuts, but against the fat content of nuts, was always just plain nutty. Failure to learn from the follies of our nutritional history would be even more so.

We Have the 'Cure' for Obesity, But Is the Pill Too Difficult to Swallow?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

When you read about one in 10 kids facing the possibility of a liver transplant due solely to the unhealthful American diet, you really do have to wonder: Where on earth is the tipping point?

The Well-Chewed Calorie: Rumination or Ruin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many of you have doubtless already seen the commentary in the New York Times by my friend and colleague, Dr. David Ludwig, entitled: "Always Hungry? Here's Why." If you have not read the piece, I commend it to you.

Why All of Us Should Be Fed Up

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.

Fructose, Fruit, and Frittering

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Why does anyone need to make a case for eating fruit? We have cited the combination of "fruits and vegetables" as the cornerstone of healthful eating throughout the entire era of modern nutrition, and it has been so since before the advent of modern humans.

Sugar Hits the News, Thanks to Dr. Lustig's YouTube Video and Nightline (VIDEO)

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Sugar and its dangers are in the news again, thanks to ABC's popular show, Nightline, which, last night, aired a compelling story spotlighting sugar's role in the obesity crisis.