Fighting for black health progress is not mutually exclusive from the overall fight for making black lives matter. In fact, it might just be as pivotal to the overall movement as systematic equal opportunity and justice.
Brand-new research reveals that whether a child is normal weight, overweight, or obese at age 5 is hugely indicative of weight at age 50. If a child is obese at age 9, the correlation is even greater; at age 15, it's still worse. This extraordinary finding means that trajectories of weight gain starting at age 5 can be linked through ages 9 and 15 all the way to middle age.
Gummy vitamins in moderation won't hurt too bad, but it won't make you immune to sickness and doesn't give you an excuse to skimp out on your daily fruits and veggies. Eat a balanced diet, stay active and wash your hands frequently for your best, healthiest self.
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By 2030, more than 60 percent of the world's populations will live in cities. This creates an enormous food system challenge, particularly when you consider that most of the urban growth between now and 2030 will occur in Africa and Asia.
After eating gluten-free for a few months, I realized that my body simply performed better without so many grain-centered carbohydrates. It wasn't particularly about the gluten in them.
As a nutritionist, I am a big believer in working to improve our bodies -- as well as our minds -- for optimal health. Here are 10 easy tips to incorporate into your life this spring. I hope you can give some of them a try, if you are not already practicing them.
We're in the midst of an obesity epidemic that is contributing to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes at never-before-seen rates. Have you ever wond...
In this year's appropriations process, we have a simple message: Providing a safety net is not only morally right but fiscally responsible. This is especially true of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
For those who don't know, that's really what the whole Blue Zones idea is about: a characterization of the lifestyle, behaviors, culture and environment of those populations around the world that live the longest and the best. They have the most vitality and the least chronic disease.
According to Diane Bailey, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, owner of The Conditioning Classroom in Colorado and co-author of Eating S...
Taking back our kitchens and embracing the act of cooking real food is probably the single most important thing that any one person can do to create a healthy, sustainable food system. It is also a magical alchemy that transforms individual ingredients into ambrosia and pleasure.
As a food blogger and as a friend, I love answering your comments and emails. Except when you ask me to solve your wicked complicated health problems and why you can't substitute mayonnaise for almond meal. Here are 10 questions not to ask me, again.
Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize our world for the better in fields like energy, medicine and aerospace. As consumers, we all need to educate ourselves about nanoscience rather than fussing whenever we find "nano-" in our products. Unfounded ignorance could ruin the prospects of future innovation.
That our relationship with food, and its implications for our health, and that of the planet, are rather badly broken is quite clear. The better we can all say exactly how it's broken, the more likely any of us is to live long enough -- to see it fixed.
By establishing nutrition guidelines for Americans that make healthy choices more accessible and affordable, policymakers have a real opportunity to improve the well being of millions of individuals. It's time to promote a culture of health in our nation.