Last week there was another barrage of headlines in the media certain to confuse the public about whether cholesterol and animal fats in general are t...
Mind you, I'm as guilty as anyone of eating lunch at my computer. But I do have some rules that I've been able to stick to: We eat a family dinner every day, un-rushed, no electronic distractions allowed, and I limit eating-while-distracted to low caloric density, highly nutritious foods, such as veggies and fruit.
While many do, no one can say that a Paleo diet is best for health on the basis of truly robust evidence. But no one can say it isn't, either.
I sat down with a few of Penn State University's nutrition experts to get some answers about the obstacles we often face as students and the types of habits we should be forming to make the right decisions and feel our best during our college years.
Beets are filled with a whole lot of goodness that goes well beyond keeping our liver clean. They are a great source of fiber, disease fighting antiox...
Whether adding eggs to your diet will confer benefit, harm, or neither, almost certainly depends on what you are now eating instead of eggs, and what eggs would be displacing.
A study will support the benefit of certain supplements in one type of patient but show harm when the same supplements are taken by another group or people with different medical conditions. The key is to know the difference.
Sex drive is a hot topic these days, and I can't help but notice blogs surface around Valentine's Day showing how certain foods, nutrients, and lifestyle factors can boost libido and keep you stimulated in bed. Many of these articles neglect the underlying hormones that control sex drive.
With the strength of unity, a signal of what we truly do know can rise above the din and discord.
Getting the amount of flavonols that were useful in the study group from chocolate would involve eating so much chocolate that whatever protection you'd gain from these beneficial molecules, you'd lose from the harms associated with sugar and calorie overload.
At the end of the day, it's about what you eat most of the time. It's about your overall eating habits, not a single food or a single meal. But the problem with these lists is that instead of informing people, they simply spread fear.
A few friends have sheepishly admitted that their New Year's Resolutions to get back to the gym have derailed, so I thought I would try to apply the 5-step principle of Boomer Reinvention to personal fitness. Maybe it's a methodology that could work for you if you've fallen off the workout wagon.
Just start with half of a standard 3-inch diameter bagel and pick your favorite toppings below.
Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer for men and women alike in the Western world. Our efforts in February to focus on heart prevention must concentrate on early detection and treatment, with disease reversal the goal.
From vibrantly colorful produce stacked at the market to a beautifully plated meal, our eyes act as a gateway to appreciating the food we eat. This is a great time to consider where your food came from and how it was grown, and if you're eating a meal, you can reflect on the work that went into preparing it. Appreciating the beauty of food and its journey to your plate is a wonderful way to celebrate your plate.
And so it comes to this: if we eat well, we are unlikely to need a drug for weight control, whether it is a better drug or a worse one. And if we don't eat well, a drug may or may not help with weight, but it can't possibly substitute for the myriad other influences of diet quality.