Privilege is ultimately front and center here. Mr. Cisna could have stopped his fast-food diet at any point. Many Americans, however, are beholden to unhealthy eating out of necessity. We owe it to them to help build a healthier food system, rather than hold up fast-food chains as beacons of health while simultaneously chastising individuals for making "bad choices."
I genuinely believe the luminous prize of vitality -- more years of life, more life in years -- is tantalizingly, almost agonizingly within reach. But until more of us can agree we do know what, there simply is no how.
I believe, in the next 10 years, we're going to see a backlash against statins. In fact, we're starting to see it already. We're seeing now that they may not benefit everybody we thought they would. And we're seeing that there are some serious risks involved.
So here we are -- at the start of a year, reflecting on the long-overdue end of the junk food era. But there's no need to hope or whine or wring our hands. We are in charge. Any time we like we could refuse to eat like morons by deciding not to swallow any more baloney. This could be that year.
Ari's fruit and veggie addiction has transformed her into a total junky and her vlog reveals the dark depths of her addiction to juice. (Spoiler alert: Emma appears as a giant hallucinated rat.)
I am slowly beginning to accept that I can make my life look however I want, but under no circumstances can I sit back and wait for things to get better. Life is what you make of it. You have a choice.
In the din of polemics and punditry about health care reform, we have not heard much from one vitally important voice: that of young people now attending medical school, to whom we will entrust the future of health care.
Strategize some meals with foods that are proven to help rev up your metabolism.
Migraines are a big problem. They affect millions of people and are responsible for billions of dollars in health care costs. The question we really need to ask isn't, "How do you treat a migraine?" but rather, "What is causing the migraines?"
Ari's fruit and veggie addiction has transformed her into a total junky and her vlog reveals the dark depths of her addiction to juice.
Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...
This woman, Maria King, has three young children and looks great. What she doesn't look is relatable. The whole photo and tagline makes her seem like the mean girl. Her shtick, if you will, is shock.
It's easy to write a trainer off as incompetent based on what you can't see behind the scenes. When January rolls around and it's time to get back to the gym, shirk that mentality and listen to your voice of reason.
This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.
I would like to think that this is the New Year we situate ourselves sensibly among the panoply of creatures who eat as they fundamentally should. But instead, 2013 draws to a close with a whole new crop of iconoclastic dietary diatribe.
The most significant health reform for people in the immediate term will happen at home, in our families and local communities.