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Vegans Have Healthier Gut Bacteria, Study Suggests

Amanda Brocket | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Brocket

Recently, more and more research is showing that having a healthy gut bacteria is key to overall health. A well-balanced microbiome can help with dige...

Star Fruit? Perfect for Summer with Great Health Benefits

HooplaHa | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

Have you ever heard of Star Fruit? If you haven't you are missing out! This beautiful, delicious fruit is a gem filled with so many nutrients and heal...

This Surprising Deficiency Could Explain Your Migraines

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living

People who suffer from migraines may want to check if they’re getting enough of certain vitamins and nutrients. While it isn’t yet clear if supple...

Let Go of Clutter and Make Space

Sofia Alvim | Posted 06.02.2016 | HuffPost Home
Sofia Alvim

Your stuff tells a story. If you don't like the story you can change it. My story was filled with layers of incomplete and unfinished things. Things ...

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many supplements that don't work at all are marketed routinely, and some, very successfully. I have always maintained that this was a domain of both baby, and bathwater -- and that differentiating is essential.

4 Powerful Nutrients for Radiant Skin

Ximena Jiménez | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ximena Jiménez

What we eat affects our body from the inside out. Make sure to include these key nutrients every day to attain and maintain healthy and glowing skin.

Diet, Deafness and the Drums of War

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary just out in JAMA says many reasonable things about diet and health. The author notes that the overall low quality of the prevailing American diet is an anchor on life expectancy itself. Amen to that.

What If Exercise Were More Like Healthy Eating?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Maybe, at best, we would try the first a few times, find that it involved some effort, and then abandon it, waiting for the next idea to deliver the magic. Guess the results.

Thinking About Nutrition? Don't Forget Tobacco

Laurent Huber | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurent Huber

Tobacco and nutrition are not independent, stand-alone issues. As the world works to solve the tobacco epidemic, it must also work to solve nutrition issues.

Paleo Meat Meets Modern Reality

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those trying to have their side of beef and eat it, too, often talk about narrowing the gap between modern meat, and the kind of meat we "should" all eat. Pure meat. Ethically raised, free to range, well fed, organic, and all that.

Truth About Saturated Fat

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The truth about saturated fat is not unsettled. What is unsettled is: Can we handle the truth?

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 07.24.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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 06.24.2016 | 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.

What Causes Thyroid Disease?

Alan Christianson | Posted 06.22.2016 | 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 05.29.2016 | 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.