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Nutrients

The Case for Calling the Dietary Guidelines What They Really Are

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Call me crazy. Or Ishmael, for that matter. I think "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" should be something vaguely like, well, oh I don't know, maybe:...

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...

2015 Dietary Guidelines: A Plate Full of Politics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I won't mince words: In my opinion, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, just released today, are a national embarrassment. They are a betrayal ...

Walnuts, Doughnuts and Wingnuts

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Amazingly, Thanksgiving Day has already come and gone. As I write this, then, the somewhat euphemistic "holiday season" has begun. In a bizarre testam...

Why Would I Be Low in Vitamin D?

Alan Christianson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

My doctors and I test blood levels of vitamin D on everyone we see in our clinic. When the results come in, two things happen: 1. Pretty much everyone is low in vitamin D. 2. Pretty much everyone is shocked that they are low in vitamin D.

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...

Sugar and Saturated Fat: Feeding the Parasites of Science

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

But between us and that opportunity are the parasites of science who have no apparent interest in the weight of evidence, and instead feed selectively on studies depending on whether they endorse the opinion they've already decided is true.

Dietary Fat and the Human Brain: Redefining Food for Thought

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As our kids return to school, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the human brain doing what it does uniquely well in all the known animal kingdom: learn. At the very foundation of that remarkable Homo sapien aptitude lies the structural integrity of the brain itself, which proves to be highly dependent on a native, salutary balance of dietary fats.

Chewing the Fat, Again

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | 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...

My Secret to Losing 20 Pounds

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Five months ago, my husband and I made a decision to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks. For both of us, having a child had taken its toll. We were beyond p...

Ending The Big, Fat Debate

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The cap on dietary fat has, indeed, long outlived any utility it ever had. So, too, has a big, fat debate that has diverted us for far too long to nutrients, from the foods that would be a far more constructive, and healthy focus.

Nutrients, Nutritionism, and Historical Nuttiness

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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.

What Causes Thyroid Disease?

Alan Christianson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

One of the most useful reasons for understanding why you have thyroid disease is this: By knowing how it happened, the steps that will help you feel better become more apparent.

Can Superfoods Make You a Superhuman?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Whether a runner or not, we are all living active lifestyles these days and need proper nutrients to fuel our bodies right. Superfoods are a great way to get enough of those nutrients. With all the products promoting superfood claims these days, it can be hard to find the best ones.

Newton, Nutrition, and the Tweets of Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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...

Dr. Leo Galland Visits Mondays with Marlo (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss importan...

What Diet Is Right For You, from Dr. Leo Galland

Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

Essential Vitamins For A Healthy Lifestyle, from Dr. Leo Galland

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

Understanding Eastern and Western Medicine, from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

The Importance of Iron in Your Diet, from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

Is Fasting Safe and Efficient? from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

How Dieting and Supplements Affect the Brain

Posted 05.07.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important...

The Best Products for Mood Enhancement from Dr. Leo Galland (VIDEO)

Posted 05.06.2015 | Home

It was a pleasure to have Dr. Leo Galland, a leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss importan...

The One Nutrient That Is Missing in Nearly Every Diet

Lindsey Smith | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Over the years, I've realized that it's not so much a healthcare crisis we have, but a self-love crisis. Our health depends on so much more than exercise programs and vegetables. No cookie, diet soda, sandwich, or chip can provide the same nourishment that you'd gain from truly loving yourself. Nope, not even a kale smoothie can fill you up as much as truly loving yourself can.

Everyday Meals Don't Always Come With Nutrition Facts, So You Might Miss These Key Nutrients

Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living

For many of us, the best part of our day is the magic moment that comes when we get to shove (or, delicately place with a fork and/or spoon) food into...