The prevailing fashion in nutrition, if not all of health news, is contrarianism. Cutting back on salt was yesterday's news. If today's news were the same as yesterday's news, we might not be confused, and desperately in need of tomorrow's news to help sort it all out. We can't have that!
If you’re overweight and feel like crap, it’s not your fault. Food addiction is a genuine biological addiction to sugar, flour and process...
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity has most of the symptoms of celiac disease without being celiac disease. Unfortunately, the pundits admit we lack a medical test to prove gluten is the culprit. The only "test" is to eliminate gluten from the diet and see if the symptoms resolve.
Our choices have implications, not only for how much we enjoy lunch today, but also for longer term goals like fitness and health. But how do we choose? What are the basic cognitive processes that lead from initial hunger pang to this soup or that sandwich?
We all like to eat. Most of us want to eat well; at least we try to be good some of the time. We all know that how and what we eat directly impact our health and well-being. Yet few subjects are more prone to confusion and distortion than diet and nutrition.
A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...
Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.
On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ...
The vast majority of conventional nutritionists and doctors have it mostly wrong when it comes to weight loss. And the mainstream media messages often confuse things even more. It is based on many "food lies."
We need to disprove the myths that are still perpetuated by companies, which state that sedentary lifestyles are the main cause of our weight issues. We need to realize that what we put on our plates, or in our bowls and cups, has the greatest impact on our weight management.
I mean, creamy, rich goodness that provides healthy fats and protein to boot? What could be better than that, right?
I never had to say nectarine, so I knew it -- and quince and honeydew and eggplant and persimmon and cucumber and more -- only in Farsi. I just didn't have to use those words often enough in the presence of Americans to notice I hadn't learned them.
We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empowered are most capable, and most inclined, to exercise responsibility.
Kids are notoriously finicky, but it's not entirely their fault. We humans are naturally inclined to dislike unfamiliar flavors.
Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better.
Every spring, another round of diets sprout up. Some are solid plans with sound diet advice, and others, not so much. Want to spot the ones you should skip?