Corporations won't make us healthier because capitalism makes it impossible for them to do so.
Subsidizing better choices in the grocery store is a lot less expensive than stays in the intensive care unit. We don't need to prevent very many cases of diabetes, heart disease or bariatric surgeries to save back the costs of incentives for nutritious foods, 10 times over.
As the summer months continue to heat up, staying healthy in increasingly high temperatures is an issue facing many elderly people and the loved ones who care for them.
Obviously, there's no substitute for using an SPF lotion that's appropriate for your skin -- liberally, every day (seriously... no skimping!). But bet you didn't know that what you eat can also do a lot to aid your skin in protection from the sun.
The best way to ensure you are eating the highest quality, most nutritious food possible is to prepare your own food in your own kitchen. We are all chefs. You don't have to be trained at Le Cordon Bleu to know your way around a kitchen.
"Are these guidelines better? In some ways, yes. However, they still fall prey to nutritionism by utilizing numbers on the Nutrition Facts label rather than ingredient quality."
Yes, it's that time of year again. The summer is still in full bloom, but the school season is just around the corner. Here, six nutritionist moms reveal what they pack in their kids' lunch boxes.
It's easy to eat fresh, locally grown food when fruits and vegetables are as abundant and available as they are during the summer months. And when food is more available, it's more affordable, too.
Jo Robinson's new book Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health takes careful measure of the last 15 years of scientific research i...
Everyone can benefit from reducing sodium because a positive side effect of doing so is increasing the amount of fresh, whole foods you get in your diet.
The healthiest diet for pet rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small herbivores is a hay mixture and/or fresh grass, herbs and green leafy vegetables, plus a very limited amount of pelleted feed for vitamin and mineral supplementation.
Not everyone has the time to chop, blend, purée, and make juice at home.
Why does anyone need to make a case for eating fruit? We have cited the combination of "fruits and vegetables" as the cornerstone of healthful eating throughout the entire era of modern nutrition, and it has been so since before the advent of modern humans.
Long after everyone has devoured their portion and is looking for another helping, I'm still methodically biting the top to separate the chocolate from the wafer. Then -- and only then -- will I eat it.
Ugandans eat more bananas per capita than any other nation in the world -- with a typical adult eating around three times his body weight in a year. And for good reason. Bananas grow easily in Uganda's tropical climate, making them available all year round at very affordable cost.
Bottom line, this type of study does not prove cause and effect. If I did a study on sunrise and humans waking up, I would find 100 percent correlation, but that doesn't mean that the sun came up because you woke up. Correlation, yes; causation, no.