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Which Is Worse: Saturated Fat or Added Sugar?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

As long as you eat mostly whole foods, mostly plants, you won't need to pick a lesser evil.

5 Energizing Breakfasts To Power Up Your Mornings

Oprah.com | Joann Pan | Posted 01.08.2016 | OWN

  The Best Fruit-and-Nut Bars You'll Ever Eat (Honest!) There are many excellent packaged granola bars out there. But homemade ones are cheaper,...

Rethinking the No. 1 New Year's Resolution

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Marie Williams

According to a 2014 Marist poll, more than four in 10 Americans expected to make a New Year's resolution for 2015. Guess which promise topped the ...

Walnuts, Doughnuts and Wingnuts

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Amazingly, Thanksgiving Day has already come and gone. As I write this, then, the somewhat euphemistic "holiday season" has begun. In a bizarre testam...

Should You Avoid Saturated Fats This Thanksgiving?

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

If individuals decide to also include some animal-derived foods in their diets, they can do so healthfully. Just ensure that your foods come form sustainable methods, with minimal processing and with production that proceeds in a manner as close to what occurs in nature as possible.

These Zesty Cashews Make The Perfect Party Snack

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.16.2015 | OWN

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Is Food the Safest and Most Powerful Form of Medicine?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In a new editorial by Aseem Malhotra, James DiNicolantonio and Simon Capewell in BMJ's Open Heart the authors argue that rather than chase calories in the endless pursuit of weight loss, our cardiovascular system can benefit much more from just improving the quality of our diet.

Ending The Big, Fat Debate

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The cap on dietary fat has, indeed, long outlived any utility it ever had. So, too, has a big, fat debate that has diverted us for far too long to nutrients, from the foods that would be a far more constructive, and healthy focus.

If You're Doing This to Your Nuts, Stop It!

Kim D'Eon | Posted 06.13.2015 | Taste
Kim D'Eon

I'm going to share a quick checklist of foods that you might be surprised to learn belong in your fridge. In a nutshell (see how I did that) these foods include anything that contains oil.

Eating A Handful Of Nuts Every Day Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living

A few nuts a day could keep the doctor away. In a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, men and women who ate a minimum...

A Superior Kind of Food

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Within the last month, the KIND snack company, received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At issue was the "health...

The Best Diet To Boost Your Memory And Brain Health

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

To keep your brain and memory sharp as you age, reach for the nuts and olive oil, according to a new study. The findings, released Monday in the jo...

Is the FDA unKIND?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Chances are, if you have ever ventured just about anywhere outside of your own house, that you are familiar with the increasingly ubiquitous KIND bars...

Why You Should Be Eating Watermelon Seeds, Instead Of Spitting Them Out

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.15.2015 | Taste

They've got protein, people!

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

Simple Snacks You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Yes, believe it or not, your slow cooker doubles as an awesome snack maker.

The Secret Life of an Image Consultant With a Nut Allergy

Carol Brailey | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Brailey

Illustration by Randal Gordy Lee I'm an image consultant who has a not-so-stylish severe nut allergy. I am allergic to all nuts including peanuts; t...

Remember Red Pistachios? Here's What Happened To Them

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Taste

Where did they go?

The Wave: The Single Greatest Threat to New Relationships

Ken Page | Posted 02.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

The most common way we sabotage new love possibilities is through what I call the Wave of Distancing (or simply, the Wave). The Wave occurs when we ...

It's Sugar Season: How To Cope

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Keep what I call the 'Golden Rule of Sugar' in mind as you're going from holiday party to holiday party: Only eat sugar -- whether it comes in the form glucose, fructose or sucrose -- with nutrients, namely, fiber, fats, minerals and phytonutrients from plants.

Spicy Sugared Pecans to Make Christmas Tex-ified

Food Fanatic | Posted 02.05.2015 | Taste
Food Fanatic

What I love most about these sugared pecans is how quick and easy they are. You can package them up in sweet little sacks with ribbon for homemade Christmas gifts, or simply put them out in strategically placed bowls for your Christmas party.

23 Savory Ways With Hazelnuts

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.28.2014 | Taste

Hazelnuts aren't just for dessert.

Feeding Birds and Nourishing Thoughts

Steve Zack | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

Bird watching, via bird feeding, is clearly the most frequent human-wildlife interaction. In our increasingly urbanized world, feeding birds is, for millions of people, our most significant direct connection to nature.

Pine Nuts: Mongol Style

Nomin Dari | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Nomin Dari

As I am walking through the forest, my Mongolian friend, Baagi, throws up a bulky stick up into the branches of a pine tree. I stand cautiously back and look up to see two pinecones fall to the ground.

5 Health Foods That Can Tax Your Digestive System

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

I know what you're thinking. Please, not another list of things I can't eat! No, that's not what this post is all about. Think of it more as a troubleshooting session -- finding hidden culprits that could be behind some of your digestive woes and exploring how to make these foods easier to digest.