Although more research is needed, there is no doubt that diet plays a role in cancer prevention. Without scientific support for which individual nutrients are most effective, people should adopt a whole-foods approach to ensure a balanced intake of protective phytonutrients.
Essentially, the experience made me neurotic and anxious about food (one of my great pleasures!) without making me especially healthy.
It seems that over the past few years more and more detox and fasting systems have appeared on the market. Another thing I've noticed is that more and more people are looking at detoxing and/or fasting as a good weight-loss solution.
February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month. Many female teens set up impossible standards for themselves, which are incredibly hard to meet unless they are willing to put their health at risk by engaging in severely restrictive dieting.
Yes, in rare circumstances we can point to a few obese individuals who do not appear to be at increased risk for heart disease; few things are absolute with biology. But that should offer no consolation to Gov. Christie or anyone else carrying excess weight.
Every year, without fail, a new diet gets media attention and every year I put my head in my hands. The newest trend for 2013 is fasting diets, dusted off and freshly repackaged to appeal to the masses.
Sometimes you need to eat out and want choices you can feel good about! While I recommend you avoid doing so as best as you can, the following can make seemingly-impossible decisions about what and where to eat easier for you.
In the imperfect communication that translates scientific findings into public pronouncements, a thin thread of an association can come off as a headline that touts a sure-fire way to prevent cancer. But associations and correlations are not definitive proof of causation.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.
I don't want to be a statistic any longer. I don't want to be a "baby boomer" that is living longer but sicker than my parents. I don't want the illnesses that can be prevented by simply moving more and eating right.
I learned some interesting findings about food and brain health, and also which foods help heal and prevent some common ailments, including low mood and energy.
I will admit, I'm not the biggest nut person. I rarely crave them. In fact, I don't seek them out. Nuts, in general, don't make it into my pantry as a snack.
Supplements are a multi-billion dollar unregulated industry. The wide display of choices in drug stores, food stores, online, and even in doctors' offices can make your head spin! It is more important now than ever to be aware of what you are and are not getting.
For the sake of your New Year's resolution and your waistline, I'm here to tell you not to believe the hype about sugar. It, like everything else, can fit into a balanced diet in moderation. And if you have instituted a resolution to give it up and find yourself on the failing end, there's still hope.
Eating well -- or eating at all -- can be a huge challenge in the days and weeks after a separation or divorce. When your world feels like it is falling apart, there are some foods that can help soften the impact by stabilizing the chemicals in your brain and fueling your body.
After months of delay, the USDA released its proposed rules governing the nutritional quality of so-called "competitive" foods and beverages offered on school campuses. Here's an overview of the rules' key provisions and my take on some of the big issues to watch.