"Our brains have not evolved since Paleolithic times, when food was scarce and our ancestors had to eat as much as they could when food was plentiful in order to survive. We have Paleolithic appetites in a land awash with fat and sugar -- this is a recipe for disaster."
Groups working on hunger too often focus on agricultural yields at the expense of nutrition and biodiversity and forget that we already grow enough food to feed the world and are wasting 40 percent of it.
An athlete isn't just a celebrity. His endorsement carries with it a healthy halo, associating the food and drink he's supporting with fitness and vigor, and creating a confusing mixed message.
In contemplating weight gain, the nose seems like an improbable culprit. Most people would far more likely blame the mouth for waistline woes. Nevertheless, the nose may indeed have a part to play.
fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.
There is a growing obesity problem in America: Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, but that's not the real crisis: One-fifth of our dogs are fat.
By creating, supporting and seeking out organizations like these on a global scale, we can create healthier lifestyles and work to make nutritious food easier to access and cheaper to buy.
Zombies are, insofar as I understand their biological classification, undead. They aren't entirely dead, but they certainly aren't fully alive either. That sounds a lot like life with a serious chronic disease. When one's life no longer involves pleasure or the pursuit of interests, it is something of a half-life.
Diet as a whole affects health -- profoundly -- but eating the latest fad miracle fruit, sensationalized by the media, is not likely to make much of a difference. Sorry, but shortcuts are improbable.
Health isn't built in hospitals; disease is treated there. Health is built every day, over the course of a lifetime, in the places we work, and learn, and play, and pray, and love, and live. Or it isn't. And if it isn't, the "health care" system can't fix it.
A growing body of research demonstrates that the stress of fasting triggers a cascade of adaptive responses that slows the aging process. The concept of beneficial stress is known as hormesis, an adaptive response of cells and organisms to a moderate (usually intermittent) stressor.
In a grandiose announcement from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (an offshoot of the Clinton Foundation), McDonald's proved once again that it's not only the world's fast-food leader, but also the king of spin.
If I can make a positive difference in the world, my life is better. I admit that's selfish, but I think it's a good kind of selfish. I want to help people get to health, and in doing so, I help myself to a feeling a fulfillment. Everybody wins.
The piercing cheers of over 500 NYC school kids trumpeted the kickoff of the free album, Songs for a Healthier America, a which features health-conscious songs by Ashanti, Jordin Sparks, Ariana Grande and more.
Some people have been described as fearless. Heroes. Fire fighters. Soldiers. Their success has not been because they were fearless. It was because they had something that overcame the fear, that replaced and overpowered it.
Adding fizz to sweet water, researchers suspected, doesn't just make soda taste good, it also might play tricks on our mind.