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A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

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.

Diet, Weight and Health: Confused Only If You Want To Be!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The New York Times once again allocates some of its rarefied real estate to science writer Gary Taubes, who uses it to do what, in my opinion, he does best: ask the wrong question.

Grains of Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whether about wheat or meat, sugar or starch, calories or carbohydrates, this fat or that fat, we seem to have an insatiable appetite for mere grains of truth about diet and health, rather than the complete recipe.

Don't Train Yourself Like a Dog

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Gretchen Rubin

For people, ideas matter. If, based on what they assume is sound science, people believe that eating X or Y or Z is healthful, that belief is very likely to influence their behavior. So it's important that the science shaping that behavior is accurate. That's what NuSI is going to tackle.

Perils of a Sugar-Coated Scapegoat

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Excess dietary sugar is harmful, and among the salient liabilities of the modern food supply. Sugar is not poison, however. And yes, I think the distinction matters enough to keep fighting for it. Here's why.

What’s A Calorie?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are wasting our energy debating the nature of the calorie -- which is, simply, and incontrovertibly, a measure of energy.

Want a Bikini Bod for the Summer? Five Health and Fitness Books to Skip

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

School's (almost) out for the summer! Instead of telling you a bunch of health and fitness books that you need to read, I'm giving you official permission to skip these five.

LIVE Q&A: Ask An Food Science Author Gary Taubes Anything

Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

There's no getting around it: obesity in the United States has steadily been increasing over the past twenty years. And it's a problem that seems to b...

How Do We Become Fat?

Fred Hahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fred Hahn

You can't exercise your fat away ladies and gentlemen. You have to speak the correct language to your body if you wish it to release fat from your fat cells.