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Healthy Diet

Just Say Yes to Sustainability in the Dietary Guidelines

Pam Koch | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Pam Koch

Sustainable dietary guidelines are not a new idea -- Drs. Joan Gussow and Kate Clancy, two food systems experts, first argued for them in a seminal 1986 article in Journal of Nutrition Education.

5 Of The Easiest Ways To Eat A Little Bit Healthier

Anne Ricci | Posted 02.17.2015 | 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.

How to Eat Clean and Get Active for 1 Year!

Susan Vernicek | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Vernicek

How would you like to add three simple changes in your life to make this year even better? Even better, you can start this program anytime during the ...

Bread (Whole-Wheat, of Course) May Really Be the Staff of Life

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The JAMA study has told us how to live a longer, healthier life. Why not start now with a piece of whole wheat toast?

So, What the Heck is a Probiotic?

Anne Mauney, MPH, RD | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Mauney, MPH, RD

As a Registered Dietitian, I keep a pretty close watch on nutrition and supplement trends. A recent hot topic – and something you’ve likely seen p...

'Icing Doesn't Really Count.' How to Let Go of the Food Myths We Tell Ourselves

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

One of my favorite mindset shifts is "You can't just stop doing something. You have to do something else instead." Translation: You can't just magically tell yourself you won't follow the rule you have in your head. It will only set you up for failure. You have to replace it with something.

The Power of a Prefix: Three Letters That Could Save Your Life

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Fortunately, a "pre" diagnosis means you haven't yet met the diagnostic criteria for the condition that follows it; however, it can also offer a false sense of security. "Pre" can be a powerful wake up call.

Thinner on Monday: Keep Off Weekend Weight

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

The first few hours of your weekend can set the tone for its entire duration. For instance, if you start off your Friday night with happy hour and a couple slices of pizza for dinner, you'll probably continue this behavior all the way to Monday morning.

Can You Do a Vegan Diet, Paleo Style?

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

The problem is, the strict modern definition includes a moderate (to very large) amounts of meat, eggs, etc. in the daily diet -- so it's almost impossible to do a plant-based version of this even if you wanted to try it. But what I started wondering is: Why can't you do an ancestral, plant-based diet?

Size of Being Buried Alive

Karen Cigna | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

Learning that I am more than the size of my body is allowing is about learning to love myself from the inside out through thin and thick times.

Want to Know the 3 Secrets to Staying Healthy?

Lorie Eber | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

I'm suggesting that we resist the temptation to set ridiculously high standards for ourselves when we periodically get disgusted with ourselves and focus on healthy behaviors.

Is It True You Can Never Be Too Thin? NO!

Karen Cigna | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

We are born into this world knowing we and our body are the right size. Hating ourselves and our body are learned behaviors, as is the idea that "you can never be too thin."

One Morning at the Farmer's Market

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The east coast organic apples I have seen tended towards the same type of imperfections. I bought a container of the lumpy fruit. It was not as pretty as its commercial cousins but the farmer could legitimately claim no bees died while producing this fruit. And they were delicious.

Healthy Eating Is Not A Contest

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I wore what I didn't eat like a badge of honor. As a certified health coach, I felt like it was important to "walk the talk" and make sure that I was taking exceptional care of myself; but like every other thing in life, you can take even good things too far!

How to Escape Weight Gain During Summer Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.

The (Necessary) Exercise Advice You Don't Want to Hear

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Caleigh Rykiss

To truly make these things happen sometimes we must push our bodies and minds to their limits, step out of our comfort zones and force ourselves to give it everything and more, even if we don't want to. Here are the things you don't want to do, but should do to make the most of your workout!

Helping the Food Industry Shake Its Salt Habit

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maisie Ganzler

Salt sits on nearly every table in this country. Humans need it to live, but at the levels that Americans currently consume it, sodium could be the single most dangerous substance in the food supply.

A Surprising Reason You Might Be Gaining Weight

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

There are more ways to gain weight than you can imagine. Eating too much and lack of exercise are the most well known, while lack of sleep is largely underrated.

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Jeff Hyman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Experts agree that since the body uses calories from different nutrients in different ways, the key to successful weight loss is paying attention to more than just the numbers on a box.

I Don't Diet, I Just Go Paleo

Zoe Lintzeris | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Zoe Lintzeris

It was one of those 3 a.m. ideas that I had to act on. And that was to go paleo... for a week. Could I handle this almost-absurd change in my diet?

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #1: Defy Convention

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

For me, defying convention has never been about wanting to be different. It has been about wanting to have a snowball's chance in hell of staying healthy in a world that has often seemed intent on making me sick, fat, and depressed.

Eat for Abs

Brandon Drenon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Overnight oat recipes have become very popular trends in the health community. They require minimal preparation and are a readily available option for those with busy morning schedules. To prepare it is easy.

A 2.0 Approach to Improving Health Through Lifestyle

Jonas Gahr Støre | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Jonas Gahr Støre

The leading risk factors for ill health and premature death are linked to lifestyle, what we eat and drink and how much we exercise. Disease prevention does not occur in the hospital. We need the whole of society to be involved.

How To Make Salt-Roasted Fish With Spicy Orange Salsa

Claire Thomas | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

This is a cooking technique beloved by fishermen, and now me, because of its ease and foolproof-ness.

Framing Climate Change as a Personal Health Concern Produces Results

Gunhild A. Stordalen | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Gunhild A. Stordalen

Some of today's greatest global challenges -- climate change and loss of biodiversity, as well as existing hunger and the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases -- are strongly related to the food we eat and how we produce it.