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KIND and Healthy Food Label Update by the FDA

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is more to be done, but the FDA response to KIND, and their commitment to reevaluate the regulatory definition of "healthy" in light of current evidence and understanding, is meaningful progress, and full of promise for more.

Michael Pollan Talks Home Cooks vs. Corporations

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

In today's modern world, the art of home-cooked meals is losing ground to quick, convenient, often processed store and restaurant bought solutions. Whether we care to admit it or not, nutrition is rapidly becoming commoditized, and diligently making home-cooked meals to share at the dinner table the exception, not the norm.

The Surging Humane Economy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Embracing animal protection is no longer a burden or a sacrifice. It's an opportunity for us as individuals to grow and to be empowered, and for businesses to grow and to connect with consumers.

Michael Pollan Wants You To Eat Gluten

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Want to get conversation flowing at the dinner table? Bring up the topic of gluten. Some table guests will insist going gluten-free has transformed th...

How Diets Divide Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Even for someone who spends as much time in the diet war trenches as I do, the barrage of the past week has been noteworthy for its intensity, and its implications -- both exceptionally hopeful, and dire.<

The Economics of Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket." -Eric Hoffer "Lesson number one: Don't underes...

The Cooked Roundtable: Food Activism With Alex Gibney, Michael Pollan and Ryan Miller

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Can we vote with our spoon, every day of our lives? And if so, where can I sign up so I can avoid the mistake of electing some of the candidates running for office these days...

Curbing America's Addiction to Junk Food Politics

Brian Wagner | Posted 02.21.2016 | Politics
Brian Wagner

Like a Big Mac, The Bachelor or Donald Trump's hair, junk food politics looks and smells wonderful from afar. The first encounter is blissful. It entertains. It tantalizes. For awhile, the afterglow of that first taste masks the side effects.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

Defending Food, Plants and Fat

Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jae Berman, MS, RD, CSSD

Man oh man, nutrition is confusing. Sorry pals, but it is. I know I am your nutrition expert and you come to me with all your burning questions, but t...

What's That Smell? That Which We Call 'Dietary Guidelines'...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Since the release last week of the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and in my case at least, a resulting bout of projectile vomiting, the nut...

The Greatest Diet Myth of All

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was rather disheartened to discover that The New York Times decided to start off the year by pretending to dispel diet myths, while actually propaga...

In Defense of Food: Michael Pollan on Eating Out

Lawrence Williams | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Williams

We have an incentive structure that promotes the wrong type of foods, which have come with an enormous cost to all. It is difficult to overstate the implications of the current American diet.

A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happen...

Meat and Cancer: Hammering at the Memo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

You have doubtless heard that the International Agency on Cancer Research, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, has concluded that processed...

Fats, Carbs, and What Jane Brody Meant to Say

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Jane Brody published a very sensible reality check about diet in yesterday's New York Times. That it proved sensible was all but inevitable, as her co...

A Democratic Primary "Food Party" Policy Questionnaire

Donald Carr | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Donald Carr

Here's a no-way-definitive list of what I'd like to ask Democratic candidates on the stage in the coming debates about their food and farm policy plans.

Why You Should Be Excited About This New Food Documentary

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.08.2015 | Taste

Michael Pollan, the journalist who ignites national conversations about food, and the sage behind "Food, Inc." and "The Omnivore's Dilemma," has a new...

Milking Dietary Discord: Who Holds the Bucket?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For now, the cow can be dietary guidelines. In fact, the placement of cows, and milk for that matter, in dietary guidance is at the heart of current discord- and we are all well advised to wonder: who holds the bucket?

Chewing the Fat, Again

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Among my numerous colleagues, friends, and correspondents are more than a few who circulate every abstract, however obscure the source, suggesting tha...

5 Dishes From The Healthiest Family We've Ever Met

Oprah.com | Joann Pan | Posted 08.03.2015 | OWN

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Zeal, Veal and Veganism

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When my vegan friends and colleagues say that a vegan diet is categorically the best for human health, it is an excess of zeal. We simply do not have ...

Health Lunacy and Rocket Science

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We highlight a new celebrity cleanse and fad diet weekly if not daily on the morning shows; and the parade of best-selling quick fixes, each of which maligning all the others, seems never to end. And all the while, we mostly get fatter and sicker...

Nutrients, Nutritionism, and Historical Nuttiness

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Recommending for the intake of nuts, but against the fat content of nuts, was always just plain nutty. Failure to learn from the follies of our nutritional history would be even more so.

Newton, Nutrition, and the Tweets of Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For all his contributions to science, controversial and otherwise, in modern context Sir Isaac Newton is most indelibly associated with one rather suc...