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Pasteurized Vs. Homogenized Milk: What's The Difference?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste

You've heard the terms before, but do you really know what "pasteurized" and "homogenized" mean when it comes to milk? The processes are critical to b...

WATCH: What's Really In Hot Dogs

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.19.2014 | Taste

Proceed at your own risk.

7 Times Coconut Oil Invaded Our Senses

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.06.2014 | Taste

Coconut oil, calm down.

Will Trade Data for Food

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Trading data in the dark for third parties' profit -- without cutting us into the value created in the Big Data mash-up. That's a very expensive lunch indeed.

Why a Grocery Store Likes Health Data

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The CEO of a family-owned grocery store chain wrote a letter to New York State lawmakers to support $65 million worth of spending on a computer system for health information in the state.

The Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Olympic Athletes Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste

They're just like us?

Forget the Nutritional Fire and Brimstone on Super Bowl Sunday

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

But why not enjoy all aspects of this day, including the frivolous eating? Despite the constant preaching about the evils of eating foods that really taste good and satisfy some deep hidden craving, I suspect that people will ignore the sermons and eat what they want.

How Our Faith in Supermarkets, Nurses and Pharmacists Can Drive Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The most significant health reform for people in the immediate term will happen at home, in our families and local communities.

The Most Terrifying Foods In The World

Posted 10.11.2013 | Taste

GMOs? Artificial sweeteners? Cheap hamburgers?

What Gordon Ramsay Eats When Training For A Triathlon

Posted 10.09.2013 | Taste

This foul-mouthed chef is finding zen as an athlete.

Eat More Fruit -- It's Good for the Economy (And for Your Health, Too)

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

I'll put it quite plainly: every American eating just one more portion of fruit or vegetables per day (that's 1/2 cup of either) would add up to $2.7 trillion of national medical costs savings.

The Antibiotics Hidden In Your Meat

New York Times | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States goes to chicken, pigs, cows and other animals that people eat, yet producers of meat and p...

The Dark Side Of 5 Fake Foods

Mother Nature Network | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

With the introduction of the freaky new imitation chicken, Beyond Meat, the sci-fi future of food is coming to bear. But can we trust food made in the...

10 Overrated Health Foods

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Like it or not, we tend to believe whatever we are exposed to in the media and in advertisements. In nutrition, this usually means that as a society we all follow the same diet fads, glorifying some foods over others in the quest for better health.

Diet, Diabetes And Paula Deen: The Case For Loving Food That Loves Us Back

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Pretending that food doesn't matter to health is at best denial, at worst a serious delusion. We should not mortgage health to pay for culinary delight, any more than we should give up culinary pleasure to purchase health. We can love food that loves us back.

Afraid To Eat: 6 Ways to Face Your Fear of Food

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Somewhere between the happily ignorant bliss of a child, and the ever-vigilant eye of a nutrition-savvy adult, there lies a middle path, one that doesn't include worry, stress and fear.