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Bone Broth and Magic Beans

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So there you have it. If you like bone broth, sip bone broth -- although I do think you are obliged to consider the lives, and deaths, that spawned those bones. Cruelty has no place on the menu of decent people, whatever our gustatory inclinations.

An Interview With Food Revolutionary Michael Pollan

Steven Raichlen | Posted 01.28.2015 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Michael Pollan is a food activist, journalist, and bestselling author whose books have revolutionized the way Americans think about food. What you may not realize is that Pollan is a man obsessed by live-fire cooking and he devotes the first section of his most recent book, Cooked, to the art and history of barbecue.

6 Mouth-Watering Recipes You Should Definitely Try This Thanksgiving

Posted 11.24.2014 | OWN

By Katie Arnold-Ratliff This elegant Manhattan apartment -- its tall ceilings, bisque walls hung with grand oil paintings, and windows overlook...

Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, looking at the never-ending parade of quick-fix contestants, we cannot say which diet is best -- because none is.

Meatless Monday: Filling Michael Pollan's Prescription

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

In his 2008 book, In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan gave us the prescription in seven words -- "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." It's that si...

Congressman Tim Ryan's Real Food Revolution

Rose Caiola | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Why should a U.S. Congressman care so much about food? Because the majority of Americans are ill-served by our nation's food system. Tim believes we need to get away from industrialized food and back to healthy eating.

An Open Letter to My Neighbors Regarding Drought and My Dead, Weedy Lawn

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

First, please know that I very much sympathize with your stance. I'm sure that because of what I've allowed my front yard to become, you must think of me as a nightmare of a neighbor.

The Working Mom-nivore's Dilemma: Home-Cooked Meals = Stress

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Last week was a good week in our household. My mom came to visit, so that meant there would be home-cooked meals on the table every night for my kids, meals I wouldn't feel pressured to prepare.

Why I'm So Annoyed by the Recent Debate Over Home Cooking

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week a debate over family dinner and home cooking erupted in the blogosphere -- and I'm here to tell you that just about everyone involved is ticking me off.

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Conveniently Healthy

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

If we can use food processing, marketing and engineering to create the ideal Dr. Pepper, I believe we can also use these tools to help people eat healthy. Instead of asking for large changes, let's meet people where they are and make healthy eating a daily reality whatever way possible.

Is a School Breakfast of Multi-Grain Lucky Charms Better Than No Breakfast at All?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

In the new documentary Fed Up, author and journalist Michael Pollan reminds us that: "Junk is still junk, even when it's less junky." If you want to see what Pollan is talking about, soon all you'll need to do is walk into a classroom in a low-income school district at breakfast time.

Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

With these movies, we see two reactions by Big Agriculture and Big Food to documentaries sounding the alarm about America's systemic problems with food, from how it's produced, marketed, and regulated to its final impact on eaters suffering from a growing list of ailments. But both responses are ultimately problematic.

Michael Pollan: Going Gluten-Free Is 'A Bit Of A Social Contagion'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.14.2014 | Taste

He said it's more of a fad than a medically necessary lifestyle change, for most people.

Why All of Us Should Be Fed Up

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.

WATCH LIVE: Michael Pollan Talks 'Cooked' On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

Michael Pollan attempts to master the culinary world in his book "Cooked" as he explores the relationship between water, fire, air and earth in relati...

In Fed Up Katie Couric Gets Behind a Film You Can't Afford Not to See

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

So you think that opting for Lo Fat items at the market and hitting the gym will keep you in fighting form? Fed Up, an essential documentary narrated and executive produced by Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, is here to tell you different.

Who Has Time for That?

Christina Pirello | Posted 06.11.2014 | Taste
Christina Pirello

It's not Marie Callender who will nourish your family to strength and wellness; it's you.

Another Dollop of (About, Actually) Butter

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.

Diet and Health: There, There and Getting There

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Giving up favored foods involves the pain of heavy lifting -- trading up foods does not. But doing so either requires legitimate reformulations by food manufacturers, or our ability to make better choices among what's currently available -- or both.

This Is Why You're Bad at Eating

Food Politic | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Food Politic

Food companies are just telling us what we want to hear. How's that been working out for us?

Diet, Weight and Health: Confused Only If You Want To Be!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The New York Times once again allocates some of its rarefied real estate to science writer Gary Taubes, who uses it to do what, in my opinion, he does best: ask the wrong question.

Fortification Follies: Lipstick on a Pig for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fortified junk food is still junk food. It isn't only what a food doesn't contain (i.e., those nutrients) that makes it dubious. It's what it does contain. The addition of vitamins and minerals does nothing to exonerate junk foods of their standard provisions of added sugars, added salt, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, inflammatory fats, high glycemic starches, and willfully irresistible calories.

Michael Pollan Pinpoints What's Wrong With The Paleo Diet

Mother Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The paleo diet is hot. Those who follow it are attempting, they say, to mimic our ancient ancestors -- minus the animal-skin fashions and the total la...

Cheap Food Comes At A High Price -- Your Health

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

Michael Pollan explains why cooking food yourself can make all the difference in bettering your health.