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Healthy Diet

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Why Fast Food Isn't Cheaper Than Healthy Food

Tim Harlan, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Harlan, M.D.

This is one of the great myths about healthy eating -- ranking right up there with the fallacy that eating healthy doesn't taste good. It's more economical to cook a fresh, healthy meal than to eat junk food.

The Gift Of Food

Christina Pirello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Pirello

As humans, we are the beneficiaries of many gifts. Nature has provided us with three sacred blessings to sustain human life: food, water and air. But ...

'Stop Dieting and Start Loving Yourself!'

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Archer

The goal for writing, "Shut Up, Skinny Bitches" was to help lead readers toward a more delicious new way of thinking about themselves and the food they consume.

Are Americans Fooling Themselves About Their Eating Habits? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

90 percent of Americans believe their diet is healthy, according to a new poll conducted by Consumer Reports, but their waistlines might suggest other...

Guilt-Free Grocery List (PHOTOS)

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eating low-calorie, high fiber foods is beneficial for weight control or weight loss as well as maintaining heart and digestive health. These foods sh...

A Physician's Take on the 'Twinkie Diet'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

An overwhelming body of research shows what dietary patterns do produce lasting good health -- all emphasize wholesome, mostly plant foods direct from nature. None emphasizes Ho Hos.

Healthy Eating: Good For You, Bad For The Economy?

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — Eating a healthy diet may be good for you, but it may be unintentionally slimming for the economies of some developing countries, a new...

10 Tips To Help You Eat Smarter

Michael A. Snyder, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael A. Snyder, M.D.

As a weight loss surgeon who has worked with thousands of patients, I still learn something from them every day, and I've seen over the years what small steps people take to lose weight and keep it off.

Is Healthy Weight Loss an Oxymoron?

The Baietto Brothers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Baietto Brothers

When you make being healthy a habit, you don't just get good results some of the time, but all of the time.

Does the Way We Eat Affect Our Humanity?

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Junk food, drive-through and processed foods have been major factors in the degeneration of our modern society.

Cooking For Health: 5 Tips To Get Started (RECIPES)

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

What good is it to know that quinoa is high in protein and leafy greens are a great source of calcium if you don't know how to prepare them?

Diet Essentials Fort Men

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A healthy, well-balanced diet provides men with the fuel they need to get through the day and nutrients to fight chronic disease.

7 Healthy Cooking Secrets

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Achieving a good diet depends on nutrition awareness, smart food choices and healthy cooking methods. Here are 7 healthy cooking tips to add to your lifestyle.

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: The Kids Want Kale

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

The children at Bronx Prep are clamoring for vegetables. Not fries soaked in hot sauce from the Chinese take-out across the street.

Why Endometriosis Needs More Media Attention

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn N. Cohen

I'm not a Doctor, nor a Nutritionist, nor any type of medical professional. I am a woman who lives with mild endometriosis and I want to tell you why ...

Fat or Carbs: Which Is Worse?: A Response

John McDougall, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John McDougall, M.D.

Pointing the guilty finger away from fat and towards carbohydrates is self-serving for those diet experts who themselves refuse to give up their high-fat diet.

5 Healthy Eating Tips From Traditional Chinese Medicine (PHOTOS)

Mika Ono | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mika Ono

One way back to a healthier lifestyle can be found in the East Asian tradition, which has developed and honed the practice of food therapy over thousands of years.

Fat or Carbs: Which Is Worse?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

We'd be much healthier as a nation if we stopped worrying so much about fats, and instead made a concerted effort to avoid processed, quick-digesting carbohydrates -- especially added sugars.

Should McDonald's Happy Meals be Banned?

Damien Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Damien Hoffman

Santa Clara County, California is planning to ban the sale of toys and other promotions with McDonald's (MCD) Happy Meals. Is this ban a major benefit to society?

The Truth About Antioxidant Superfoods

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Marketers tout exotic superfruits as being able to do everything from boost energy to increase immunity and even improve mental function. Are superfruits really better for you than conventional fruits?

Food Bank Diet: Prominent People Try Surviving On Welfare Diet

Planet Green | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Stop Community Food Centre thinks people should know how hard it is to live on welfare and in poverty. As part of its "Do the Math" campaign to de...

Are You Eating Fake Mashed Potatoes?

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

A friend recently related a story how she was utterly shocked when, at age 19, for the first time in her life, she realized that mashed potatoes don't come from a box.

Past the Salt: Tips For Using Less Salt (PHOTOS)

Mary Ann Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann Esposito

We need salt in our diet to control fluid balance and the way our muscles and nerves function. But too much can throw everything out of whack. Here are five steps you can take to get past the salt.

Gluttony Night: It's Never Enough

Kay Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kay Goldstein

The sign invited Reading Phillies minor league fans to join them for "Gluttony Night," an all-you-can-eat extravaganza, complete with pre-game eating contests for just ten dollars.