A more straightforward and less puzzling way to tip Americans towards limiting added sugar would have been to provide a recommendation such as: "choose drinks that contain no added sugars (most of the time)" and "eat sweets and desserts infrequently."
What's great about this list is that you can get some quick gratification from working some of the easier tasks, while tracking your progress on the long-term goals that will help you change your habits over time. Here's my prescription for a healthy, kidney-friendly 2016!
When I saw Oprah on my TV screen, once again touting the benefits of weight loss (albeit now through the much healthier Weight Watchers plan, rather...
Clinical medicine can treat patients when they are sick, but public health provides an opportunity to prevent disease and poor health. But too often, medical students don't get to learn about public health, or how to use it when they become doctors. That means many of today's students aren't learning about health care in a broader context.
If vegetables do become a food trend it will definitely help us eat and enjoy more of them. We'll surely see better produce, new and superior preparation techniques and tie-ins with celebrity and popular culture. It will be easier to eat better.
January 2009 is the month my life changed forever. And not just because I stepped on the scale at my doctor's office and looked down at the numbers in...
So my "weight loss advice" is treat the bad days like the good ones. There is always a bad day. What will derail you? What decisions will you make?
Current trends are moving away from calorie counting and toward a more holistic approach of looking at adjustments and habits that can help us lead a more balanced, sustainable lifestyle. Slowing down should be high on that list.
Your body is like a forest, providing a home to microscopic flora and fauna. In fact, your body is home to up to 100 times more microbes than your own cells, which make up your microbiome.
Transforming your life isn't easy, but it can be done if you are willing to put in any effort required to reach your goal.
Diverse and constantly evolving, the gut is responsible for much more than just digestion. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that the gut plays a central role in your overall wellbeing, including supporting a healthy immune system and even affecting your risk for disease and obesity.
The recent findings in the multimodal perception of food could be used to painlessly nudge us toward better health, despite ourselves.
Seeking to diminish, degrade or hurt others by using weight as a weapon or inflecting mindful eating as a form of punishment is simply wrong. Weight is not a moral issue, but harmful thoughts, speech and actions are.
While many Americans have two or three jobs on a daily basis, there are at the same time many people who are left outside of the daily working and soc...
While lots more needs to be down on a policy level -- subsidizing fruits and vegetables, capping oversize portions, taxing soda and junk food, and limiting food marketing to children -- there are lots of things YOU can do to keep from becoming an obesity statistic.