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Vegetarianism: Nutrition Science Meets Media Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The study does not report that vegetarianism increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, or any other bad outcome. Nothing of the sort. Not even close.

Taking Public Health to the Moon

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By rallying to the mandate of the evidence-based, consensus-based fundamentals of health promoting, sustainable living and eating -- I believe we can accomplish something for public health and the human condition that is, quite simply -- out of this world

Yoga Therapy vs. Yoga Class

Jennie Lee | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

Yoga therapy is a holistic form of alternative medicine that applies the entire science of yoga to effect health and healing on an individual basis. I...

The Hope in Nurture Over Nature

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Is your health determined by the genetic code you inherited from your mother and father? Or do you have the ability to impact your fitness and longevi...

Unhealthy Hospital Food Must Stop

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

The dangerous excesses of salt, sugar, fat, additives, preservatives, food colorings, and chemical flavoring that describe Big Food in hospitals simply can no longer be tolerated. Medical activists must speak up and demand that junk food go the way of cigarettes on hospital campuses.

Three Ways to Get 'Unstuck'

Amy D. Cohen | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy D. Cohen

We all want to wake up every morning feeling confident and happy, knowing that we're accomplishing something good for ourselves. We want to feel like we've spent our day making the right choices. That the daily goal you reached has helped your mind, body and soul.

SF's Global Green Event Grows Bigger and More Important

Divina Infusino | Posted 10.29.2014 | San Francisco
Divina Infusino

San Franciscans love a little Hollywood stardust, especially when it arrives at their doorstep attached to a pressing cause. Case in point: The celebr...

Dr. Dean Ornish: 'Our Body Has This Remarkable Capacity To Begin Healing'

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Klein For the last 37 years, Dr. Dean Ornish, M.D., Huffington Post Medical Editor and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Re...

Bill Clinton Changed His Diet So He Could 'Walk His Daughter Down The Aisle'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Dr. Dean Ornish, a physician consultant to Bill Clinton and an advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton for more than 20 years, reflected on the former presi...

WATCH: The One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

We all know that eating well and exercising are key factors to living a healthy life -- but is there another way that we can drastically improve our w...

Obesity and Oblivion -- Or -- What I've Learned Under General Anesthesia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I consider it a societal travesty that hyperendemic obesity and the metabolic mayhem that often follows in its wake are treated ever more frequently, in ever younger people, under general anesthesia. Our answer to obesity is, it seems, oblivion.

How Yoga And Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

With the benefits of holistic health and mindfulness practices finally starting to be recognized by mainstream medical institutions across the country...

Whole Person Health Care Brings Out Your Inner Gardener

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

As lifestyle medicine takes off, my hope is that while caring for one's health through better diet and regular exercise is a progressive step forward, considering the "whole person" rightfully includes tending to the thoughts we think on a regular basis.

What Is Yoga Therapy?

Larry Payne, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Payne, Ph.D.

Yoga therapy encompasses not only the body and the movements we do on the yoga mat, but how we live and treat others and ourselves off the mat, which is ultimately what matters for a healthy and whole life.

Want to Help Fix Health Care? Start by Watching a Movie Tonight

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You'd think that the country that spends the most on health care -- that would be us -- would have the world's best health outcomes. Far from it. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare describes how health care in America has turned into a business.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

The Case for Eating 'Mostly Plants,' in 260 Words

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Eating some meat, preferably from lean, well-fed, well-exercised, and kindly tended animals is assuredly consistent with human health. But the health of humans and the planet argue consistently for Michael Pollan's excellent and pithy advice: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Fight Prostate Cancer With Meatless Monday

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Small changes in life can make a big difference. Meatless Monday is a step toward developing better habits. You can do it -- and you should feel better.

Dean Ornish Talks Lifestyle As Treatment At NYC's Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living

It's not every day that you hear a medical doctor suggest that lifestyle changes can be a form of treatment that can reverse -- not just help prevent ...

The Higher Health -- A New Map For Prevention

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

America's obesity epidemic isn't improving because the information about how to reverse it didn't lead to motivation. The government can jiggle the food pyramid, but that won't matter as long as Americans haven't stepped on to the pyramid in the first place.

Meditation: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The old phrase, "Biology is destiny," will have to be seriously re-examined. A good replacement would be "Consciousness is destiny," which is the guiding reason that meditation arose in the first place.

Dr. Dean Ornish Talks Cancer Prevention On CNN's 'Larry King Live'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dr. Dean Ornish appeared on Larry King's CNN show on Saturday to discuss advances in cancer research. Cancer "often is preventable," Dr. Ornish said....

How To Make Sure You're Getting Enough Fiber

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

Sinkers need a lot more fiber in their diet. Fill your diet with stone ground grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes to try to get your 35 fiber grams daily.

Google Health Takes A Big Step Forward

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

Google Health has taken a big leap forward -- adding a new wellness dashboard that tracks everything from blood pressure to lifestyle aspects like exercise, stress, eating habits, even sleep quality.

The Soy Controversy

Katherine Nichols | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Nichols

It's the same processed food story. Additives make the product cheaper and tastier, and they give it a longer shelf life. It's about business, not health. This is what happened with soy.