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Dietary Fat and the Human Brain: Redefining Food for Thought

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As our kids return to school, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the human brain doing what it does uniquely well in all the known animal kingdom: learn. At the very foundation of that remarkable Homo sapien aptitude lies the structural integrity of the brain itself, which proves to be highly dependent on a native, salutary balance of dietary fats.

7 Secrets To Stronger Bones

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

Osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become brittle or fragile, affects approximately 10 million Americans. This problem is most common in post-...

5 Ways to Reawaken Healthy Habits This Summer

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

In my humble opinion, summer is the perfect time to start mastering some healthy habits. Whether you're looking for adventures or a few delicious recipes, summer is the perfect time to kick new life into your daily habits.

Omega-3s: Not All Fats Are Created Equal

Ornish Living | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Not all fats are created equal. They vary significantly in structure, form and metabolism, and some are superior to others in their nutritional benefits. While saturated fat has been shown to contribute to heart disease, along with a number of other chronic diseases, omega-3 polyunsaturated fats are essential to maintaining good health and have many proven health benefits.

Let's Have a Heart-to-Heart: Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

The good news is that most heart disease is preventable. Although there are risk factors that we cannot control like our family history, our age and gender, there are many factors that we can control.

Will Work for Yoga

Omega Institute | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Yoga and meditation are not just extracurricular activities. Many employers now offer on-site wellness programs to boost morale and health around the office.

This Just Might Be The No. 1 Superfood For Women

OWN | Posted 11.05.2014 | OWN

When you think of superfoods, a few stand-out fruits and vegetables come to mind: spinach, blueberries and avocado, to name a few. (And don't forget a...

Rosemary Ginger Salmon Over Zucchini Pasta

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.22.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This is the perfect Monday night dinner for those of us that tend to carb-load on the weekends.

The Pros And Cons Of The Paleo Diet

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

New Study Explodes the 'Eskimo Myth'

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The idea is that a diet of fish and blubber -- not vegetables and fruits -- has kept Arctic natives free of heart disease. A new study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, suggests that the myth is, in fact, a myth.

Something Fishy About Omega-3's: Prostate Cancer, Fish Oil and Panaceas

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Surely many variables determined the Inuit's remarkable health, including lots of physical activity, clean air and water, a close community of supportive social connections, a relatively homogenous population with similar genetics, and yes, their diet, too.

Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.

The Supplement Pills That Are 'Pretty Essential'

Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are important to the human body, and people often turn to supplements like fish oil pills to get them. A panel of...

Recent Study Implicates Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Prostate Cancer: Is This Reliable Information?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

This study does not tell us if these are valid concerns or not, and we can't make any meaningful conclusions from this new study. This study does NOT indicate that omega-3 supplementation or eating fish are a contributory factor in the prostate cancer equation for numerous reasons.

Fish Tales and Prostate Cancer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Is it plausible that higher omega-3 intake increases prostate cancer risk, but decreases breast cancer risk? I suppose the subtleties of carcinogenesis might allow for it, but I find it very far-fetched; if it doesn't stretch the envelope of credibility to the tearing point, it sure comes close.

Media Madness: Fish Oil Supplements Cause Prostate Cancer!

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The first thing you need to know is that no fish oil supplements -- or any other kind of supplements, for that matter -- were given in this study. None. This study looked at blood levels of long-chain fatty acids such as those found in fish (EPA and DHA).

Hemp Can Build Your House and Make Your Blouse

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The hemp plant's bast fibers offer numerous manufacturing possibilities as well such as being used in textile production and in oriented hemp board panels, in making interior panels for automobiles, rope, paper and much more.

Happy National Shrimp Day!

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.08.2013 | Taste
Lois Alter Mark

It's the perfect day to o celebrate this iconic food.

Eating Seeds

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Eating seeds has become very trendy indeed.

Eat Fish and Keep Your Mood Afloat

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

There's a very good reason to eat fish two times this week, and it's not just because it's a healthy, lean protein that's lower in calories and saturated fats than other meats.

Eating This Could Add More Than Two Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty

Eating fish could slash an older person's risk of dying prematurely by more than a quarter, and their risk of dying from heart disease by more than a ...

The Best Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When nutritionist and host of The Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appetite" Ellie Krieger met with me on Mondays With Marlo, she explained that Omega 3 fat...

Does Stanford's Study on Organic Food Have You Seeing Red? Does It Mean You Could Save Some Green in Your Eating?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.

Does the Ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 Matter?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Do we know everything there is to know about how omega-6 fats affect our health? Of course not. But is the notion of an optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 a myth with absolutely no data to support it? Hardly.