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8 Underrated Vegetables With Extraordinary Health Benefits

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Deborah Long | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Your grandmother probably told you the same thing you tell your own grandchildren: Eat your vegetables; they’re goo...

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LARABAR Founder Talks About 'Professional Life That Gives Back' | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.18.2013 | Small Business

Lara Merriken founded successful natural food bar company LARABAR in 2000, and before that, went down a number of life paths where she could be active...

How To Eat Healthy For Under $6 A Day

BuiltLean | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

A number of recent studies have demonstrated the increasing cost of fresh, nutritious food. Conventional wisdom suggests that this cost can keep you from eating as healthfully as you might like. But is eating healthy really as expensive as everyone claims?

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 1

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Good bone health is a matter of balance. To maintain healthy bones we must take in enough of the right bone building nutrients and avoid taking in too many bone robbing substances. And we must balance the non-active parts of our lives with activities that encourage strong bones.

Tricks and Treats for a Healthy Halloween -- and Holiday Season

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

This Halloween, begin treating yourself to a proactive healthy regimen using these living healthy naturally tricks. Starting now, as we prepare for Halloween, guarantees a healthy winter.

Working Out Is Just a Big Metaphor for Life

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

So the next time you're in the middle of a workout and want to quit, think of the practice and confidence you're building for your life outside of the gym. And the next time life throws you a curveball and you're struggling, just think of how strong you really are, inside and out.

4 Ways To Prepare For A Healthier Fall

Roshini Raj, M.D. | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Roshini Raj, M.D.

Fall is almost here. The shorts and swimsuits have been put away and with them, all your motivation to be active and healthy. Not so fast! Don't ruin all the work you did this summer. Learn how to stay healthy and fit throughout the fall and the entire year.

The Lessons I Learned From a Health Nut Father

Jessica Kane | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kane

Having a mom who never said no to treats and a dad to run with allowed me to find a harmonious balance of remaining healthy while never depriving myself.

Do You Really Want Everyone Looking At Your Food Diary?

Cooking Light | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

I basically felt shamed into sharing my diary. But, of course, a food diary is like any other diary that you know will be read by others: You can always lie to it. So far, the UP band does not contain a lie-detector algorithm... but I'm sure that's coming.

Now Is the Time for Food Education

Erika Dimmler | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Erika Dimmler

There is no reason why we should be raising a generation of children who have never discovered the joy of biting into a just picked nectarine, the taste of fresh blueberries, or the succulence of a tomato that is grown locally, rather than halfway across the country.

Do We Need a Health Revolution?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We are raising a generation of Americans who don't know their way around a kitchen or how to prepare a meal from scratch. That is why I have invited everyone to join me in an Eat-In tomorrow, April 7.

10 Surprising Tips on Nutrition From the Experts

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.08.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

One of the worst phrases I've ever heard is "empty calories." Who wants to ingest extra calories that are doing absolutely nothing for us? But many of us are doing that on a daily basis.

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

Eat Healthy (And Lose Weight) On Only $8 Per Day!

Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD

There is this misconception that eating a healthy diet is more expensive than eating a junk diet. True, if you think loading your shopping cart with low-fat, sugar-free, low-calorie processed snacks is the answer to healthy eating and weight loss.

Diet And Nutrition Research: The Year In Review

Tim Harlan, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tim Harlan, M.D.

I want to recap some of what I believe are fascinating research articles published in the past year. I have chosen these because they are studies that can have a real world effect on one's health and longevity.

Why Calorie Posting Isn't Enough

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Calorie counts are potentially valuable in helping you see the cost -- in calories -- of larger portions. But they tell you nothing about the return on that investment, in terms of either nutrition.

5 Nutrition Secrets To Healthy Eating (VIDEO)

Watchmojo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Learn how you can live a healthier, happier and smarter life with five secrets from Fitness Guru Annick Robinson. WATCH: ...

Nutrition Tips: Folic Acid: Killer or Cure-All?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Anyone trying to prevent heart disease and cancer is probably thoroughly confused by competing research and news reports about folic acid.