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.
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses stemming from a variety of contributing factors; they are not any one person's -- or parent's -- fault.
BVO is much in the news of late. This is the ingredient a teenage girl noticed in her Gatorade, prompting her to find out what it was. Her investigation revealed potential health risks associated with BVO, and she started an online petition to get this ingredient out of her sports drink.
Once you realize that you can empower yourself to outfox your own limitations and you start to think of yourself as someone who can lose weight and be healthier, then you are emancipated from your own limiting self-beliefs.
From a nutritional point of view, if we were to invent the worst diet ever -- one with a component list designed uniquely for unhealthy weight gain and cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity -- we'd be hard pressed to imagine one worse than the typical fast food regimen.
by guest blogger, Nathanael Johnson, award-winning journalist I grew up in a nature-worshipping,...
I would expect McDonald's to push its public relations agenda at a nutrition conference, but shame on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for so readily offering up the forum in which to do so.
Take a minute and picture the kind of folks who shop at Whole Foods: they love organic and free range everything, they're on special diets for their health, they're environmentally conscious and yes, more than a few are crunchy granola types.
With an increased awareness of food in our culture, buzzwords are showing up on labels and menus left and right. And aside from the terms that are USDA regulated, it's near impossible to know what is true. Here are terms you should know and understand.
It's no surprise that Americans are confused about nutrition. Various industries co-opt the word "nutrition" and change its meaning, and Big Food companies also recruit America's nutrition professionals to spread their gospel
I share my colleagues' visceral opposition to everything Coke. But I think we may be letting our abdominal viscera get the better of vital organs situated higher up.
A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health identified 545 grain products, looked at them through five different whole-grain criteria, and evaluated which criterion best measures the healthfulness of the product.
A noisy grassroots uprising against Beyoncé could get other celebrities to back off from endorsing non-nutritious products to impressionable kids. Remember, once upon a time, celebrities regularly promoted tobacco products. Now, they wouldn't be caught dead hawking cigarettes.