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Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.26.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Little did I know, I would grow to love my mother's homemade ravioli and many other ingredients I could not stand to look at as a child.

Distracted Driving, Distracted Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Mind you, I'm as guilty as anyone of eating lunch at my computer. But I do have some rules that I've been able to stick to: We eat a family dinner every day, un-rushed, no electronic distractions allowed, and I limit eating-while-distracted to low caloric density, highly nutritious foods, such as veggies and fruit.

5 Of The Easiest Ways To Eat A Little Bit Healthier

Anne Ricci | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Eating healthy is certainly not about being perfect. Most people tend to get much better results when they start small and make incremental changes to their current diet.

Chocolate: A Treat for Valentine's Day, or the Cure for Aging Brains?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Getting the amount of flavonols that were useful in the study group from chocolate would involve eating so much chocolate that whatever protection you'd gain from these beneficial molecules, you'd lose from the harms associated with sugar and calorie overload.

Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

Forget 'Diet' -- Instead, 'Edit'

Melanie Young | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am not a fan of the the words "detox" or "diet." I also don't believe in giving up what brings me pleasure to be healthy. Pleasure is healthy. Why give it up? We should have more, not less, in our lives.

As Seen On TV Nutrition Advice

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Dr. Oz dispenses such advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with "I heard it on Dr. Oz", but how sound are his recommendations?

How Do Chefs Really Feel About Cell Phones In Restaurants?

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We reached out to restaurant professionals from all across the country, and their opinions may surprise you.

Chef Kevin Hickey Gives Bridgeport Some Foodie Love with The Duck Inn

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.08.2015 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Bridgeport is a food desert in desperate need of some foodie love.

10 Restaurants With Secret Menu Items

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.07.2015 | Taste
Conde Nast Traveler

Fast-food joints aren't the only spots where you can find off-menu treats.

Tomorrow Never Knows...

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The 10 Amazing Things to Do, Eat or Shop to Get Through the Rest Of Winter

Condiment | Posted 02.25.2015 | Style
Condiment

Though it's not always possible to escape the winter season -- even a getaway somewhere warm in the midst doesn't chase it entirely away -- there are some great ways to brighten up the dark days and cold nights of this time of the year.

Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.

How To Shop and Eat Your Way Through Austin in Just One Day

Shoptiques | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).

51 Reasons You Can't Stop Eating At Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.25.2014 | Taste

Food tastes better when it's free, that's for sure.

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.

Climate on the Menu

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

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.

Simple Messages Could Convince Kids to Drink Less Sugar

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to notice?

What Lies Behind Your Sugar Cravings?

Kasia Wezowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kasia Wezowski

Three weeks ago, I thought I had a great life. We moved to our new house by the sea in Spain this spring. The weather was a big change from the heavy ...

Brain Zapping for Weight Loss

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight. In the last few years, electrical brain stimul...

Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.

10 Questions To Ask When Cooking For Restricted Eaters

Johanna Bond | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

If I eat hot peppers or tree nuts, the reaction can range from uncomfortable at best to life-threatening at worst. Having been both hostess and guest in this situation, I can offer some advice to those who are considering welcoming a restricted eater to their meal or their food-related event.

Are You Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo? Shush

Lauren Slayton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

Why do we need the labels? The second we're judging someone as not vegan enough or devout enough we're focusing on exclusion, and that to me isn't healthy.

A Carrot or a Tan?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Whenever I think about the good advice I just didn't take I'm ever so sorry I disregarded my mom's and couldn't resist the sun's afterglow -- like ev...

A Cacophony of Culinary Lunatics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The very ingredient some rail against is the very ingredient others recommend, with equal passion and conviction, as the substitute for the thing they know to be the true source of all evil in the kitchen.