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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.

Real Men Eat Plants!

Anne Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Sullivan

Yes that's right, we have a new vegan subcategory. Hegans are real men who have adopted a vegan diet for health reasons- real men eat plants.

Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

Michelle Paige Paterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Paige Paterson

While I regularly enjoy eating fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains and have eliminated some unhealthier items, such as soda, from the Executive Mansion, at birthday parties, we definitely eat the cake!

How to Transform Your Lifestyle and Your Life (Part One)

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

After 16 years of review, Medicare announced a proposed decision to provide coverage for an integrative medicine program that my colleagues and I developed. In celebration, I'd like to share with you what we've learned about motivating people to make lasting changes in lifestyle.

Twinkies Safe in the White House

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Vilify Twinkies and before you can say "no carb" or "no fat" you'll be back on some loopy diet that sets you up to fail. So, if you love Twinkies eat one -- and don't feel guilty.

Is Healthy Living the Privilege Of A Few?

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Healthy living runs the risk of becoming yet another liberal, elitist trend, looked down on by the mainstream. That would be tragic.

A New Recipe for Heart Health

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Today, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. Sudden cardiac death is the most frequent presentation of the disease in women.

Cook Your Way To The Life You Want

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Speed dishonors our food and us, replacing quality and joy with quantity and lack of sensitivity. It's time to recover and rediscover the joys of the shared meal, to embrace the seduction of a food-scented kitchen.

Can We Cut Crime By Changing Cafeteria Menus?

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Can it be a coincidence that the dramatic increase in crime, violence and lack of civility has grown hand in hand with the dramatic move toward processed junk food in our modern Western diet?

Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

Mirror Images: Reflecting The Best Of YOU

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

'Firing' clients can have the added benefit of replacing them with new clients that appreciate your effort, pay their invoices on time and with whom you enjoy working.

America Wasn't Born Fat

Harley Pasternak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harley Pasternak

The alarming obesity rate in the U.S. can be distilled to one basic truth: Americans consume more calories than they burn. It's a fact. And, I hate to be so blunt, but America wasn't born fat.

Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss? | Gretchen Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Few people, an overwhelming body of research shows, achieve significant weight loss with exercise alone, not without changing their eating habits. A n...

Are You a Closet Eater?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Continuing to associate the pleasure of companionship with the enjoyment of food gives me those same good feelings I had with my girlfriends -- filmy, fluid and fun.

Finding Balance Today: Simple Steps to the Perfect Harmony

James Rouse | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James Rouse

The essence of health is balance - finding a balance between mind and body, your work life and your home life, or nutrition and exercise. Luckily, there are some easy steps you can take today to bring your body and your mind back.

The Secret Dialog Of Women

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Weight loss coach Kathrine Brown's mission is helping women of power and influence who are holding themselves back. She does this by detecting the subtle sabotaging dialogs that decrease their power.

Colon Cancer: Folates Reduce Risk In Women

Yahoo! News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Eating plenty of folate may sharply reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, at least for women, South Korean researchers report....

28 Diet Tips In 28 Days | Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As we move from summer to fall, into the new school season and new year, I am wondering if you would like to join with me as I recommit to my health, ...

A New Health Benefit Of Tea: Diabetes Management

US News and World Report | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Black tea, a source of antioxidants, also contains properties that may help stabilize glucose levels. See video: ...

Mediterranean Diet May Be Best For Type 2 Diabetes

Yahoo! News | Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Mediterranean diet, long touted as a healthy eating plan, may help people with type 2 diabetes stay off blood sugar-lowering medications, as well ...

Muffintop: The New Feminine?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

A woman should have a little pooch. It's part of what makes us womanly.

Hide Your Body, Hide Yourself

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

If you're always looking for ways to not be seen, how do you speak out? How do you move through the world if you have an invisible cloak that has no magical powers other than to keep you in your own shadow?

Sneak Peak at New Book For Comfort Eaters

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Instead of overeating you can soothe yourself through dozens of mindful activities that are healthy for both body and mind.

Shrinking Our Super-Sized Kids: Who's in Charge Here?

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Instead of allowing our children to explore and sample life in the "outside world," we keep them inside, feed them junk food, and use TV as a babysitter.