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Healthy Eating

Taking Healthy Living Personally: Interview With Sarah Wilson

Laura Cococcia | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Cococcia

Wellness used to be just one compartment. Now we seek wellness in our work and our friendships, as well as physically and psychically.

Creating A Sacred Table: Be The High Priest of Your Grill

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

As we place our BBQ on the grill, we should approach our task with the reverence of a priest offering a sacrifice, knowing that we must be true to God, our community, and our families.

A Superfruit?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Whether you buy them at the farmstand, the supermarket or grow your own, there are a few things you should know about tomatoes.

How To Pick & Store The Best Summer Fruits

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home
EatingWell

By Carolyn Malcoun, contributing food editor for EatingWell Magazine There's one time of year when fruit really grabs my attention and that's summer...

Why Our Bodies Crave One And Not The Other

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

For a better understanding of food cravings, it's important to understand what influences our cravings and what we can do to control them.

Beat Summer Heat With Chilly Eats

Lisa Turner | Posted 08.19.2011 | Home
Lisa Turner

You can beat the heat with cooling and moistening foods like cucumber, melons, mint and raw greens that balance soaring temperatures and dampen the fiery flames of summer.

15 Healthy Eating Tips For Crohn’s Disease

Health.com | Amanda MacMillan | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Crohn's disease is a chronic, incurable inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms include severe belly pain and diarrhea, among others. Certai...

Eating With a Spiritual Compass

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

While the reasons for fasting are varied -- whether it's to purify, connect with a higher spiritual power, atone, or to practice self-control and abstinence -- these spiritual rituals also create a sense of community with fellow observers.

Is It Unhealthy To Eat In The Evening?

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

I told her something many Americans need to learn: there's nothing wrong with eating later in the evening, as long as it's not the only meal of the day.

Why MyPlate Encourages Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you like the updated, radically different shape of the food pyramid? If you do, you aren't alone.

Pleasant Pensacola

Carolyn Scott | Posted 08.10.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

If you ever find yourself in Pensacola, Florida, you will be pleasantly surprised. Not only by their white, sandy beaches and their southern hospit...

Americans Unwilling To Pay More For Healthy Food, Misled By Health Food Names

Posted 08.10.2011 | Home

Two recent studies have come out that illuminate Americans' somewhat inconsistent healthy eating habits: Americans don't want to pay more for healthy ...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Hank Shaw, Author of Hunt, Gather, Cook

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

Hank Shaw is in my kitchen today, talking about a lobster obsession and a love for fisheries. Hank is a lifetime angler, forager, and more recently, hunter.

Does Posting Calories Really Change How People Eat?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Will we, as a country, be thinner a few years from now because we are finally aware of the calorie and fat contents of the foods we buy at Starbucks or McDonald's or Subway? The answer is yes and no.

A Plate From the USDA With a Tastier Way to See More Nutritious Eating

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week officially and finally scrapped its food pyramid -- an explanation for nutrition that could be as elusive to decipher as the riddle of the Sphinx.

'Forks Over Knives': A Sign Of Changing Times

Christina Pirello | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Americans have begun to live in a sort of paradox of health. Never before have we had more awareness of health and nutrition. We also live in a time when Americans have never been unhealthier.

The Food Pyramid We Really Need

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Bravo to our nutritional leaders for trying to simplify the healthy eating process. But honestly, who uses plates anymore? We women are busy, to say the least.

'MyPlate' Has Its Cracks

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

On June 2, a colorful plate replaced the food pyramid as the official icon representing U.S. Dietary Guidelines, and that's generally good news. But there are some conceptual chips and cracks in this new dinnerware.  

Aging With Attitude: 9 Ways To Boost Energy, Improve Health and Look Good

Mireille Guiliano | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Mireille Guiliano

Approaching the inevitable is as much a mental exercise as a physical reality, and I want to talk about living with style, perhaps some elegance and certainly with pleasure.

The Connection Between Healthy Eating And Fringe Religious Groups

Posted 08.02.2011 | Home

In a great piece for Slate, Daniel Fromson explores the connection between health food restaurants and fringe religious groups. He visits various rest...

Healthy Popsicle Showdown: Which Brand Licks Them All?

The Stir | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
The Stir

Suddenly it's summer and I am roasting. You know what I need? Popsicles. So which popsicles hit the sunny spot? Keep reading to find my favorites.

GOP School Lunch Plan: Less Knowledge, More French Fries

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Our children face a devastating obesity crisis -- and yet some Washington lawmakers are calling even the most commonsense moves to ensure them a healthier diet a "classic nanny-state overreach."

Healthy Eating And Travel: Not An Easy Mix

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Often, I find that choosing a snack or a meal when I'm traveling is a matter of choosing the "lesser evil."

How To Avoid Overeating At Picnics

Penny Love | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Life is meant to be lived and even just saying the word "picnic" makes me happy. So go, but bring along these slick tricks for picnics.

Fail-Safe Potluck Recipes From Batali, Florence & Flay

EatingWell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Home
EatingWell

By Jessie Price, Deputy Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine It’s no surprise that I love a potluck—I am a food editor, after all. Potluck...