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Scientists Seek Ban On Monsanto's RoundUp

Judy Frankel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

On Tuesday, a delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsanto's flagship herbicide at the O'Neill House Office Building in...

How Salt Shakes Out

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Risks of too little sodium are a valid concern only at levels massively below mean intake in the U.S., while the harms of excess are with us right now. The priority, obviously, is fixing what's broken. Kudos to the FDA. Their action on salt does not yet have traction in the real world -- but it does pertain to it.

Transparency Trumps Sugar: the New Nutrition Label and the Fight Against Obesity

William Dietz | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
William Dietz

Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it can...

The Fountain of Youth Is On Your Plate

Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony Youn, M.D., FACS

So why does it seem that actors and actresses in Hollywood are defying their ages and looking younger and younger? It's not necessarily plastic surgery. Far from it. In fact, it's the opposite of surgery. They're eating better and taking better care of their skin. And this is something everyone can do.

The Kids Menu: Scoop & Interview with Joe Cross

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.21.2016 | Good News
Miriam Ava

"From little things big things grow." ~ Paul Kelly, singer-songwriter Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead has resonated with people across the globe; millions...

Here's How America Became Hooked On Processed Foods

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Who doesn't love to eat? Food is just a really good thing. But what we consider "food" has drastically changed over the years, helped along by a comme...

Learning From Others: How to Make School (Lunch) Great

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In his latest documentary, Where To Invade Next, Michael Moore "invades" country after country, looking for lifestyles worth appropriating - so that he can plant the American flag upon them and bring them home. Of particular interest to me were his school visits.

Chef Lidia Bastianich: The Feast of a Lifetime

Lauri Lyons | Posted 11.17.2016 | Fifty
Lauri Lyons

Lidia Bastianich is renowned as one of television's most popular chefs, a restaurateur, and cookbook author. Today, she reflects on her journey, passion for food, and the expansion of her empire.

Is Sugar Making You Sick?

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

As the Renaissance doctor Paracelsus said, the dose makes the poison. We're eating too much sugar. It's not a poison, but too much of it will act like one.

Game Changing Phrase That Will Teach Your Kids To Try Any Food You Put In Front Of Them.

Tara Garland | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Tara Garland

"Not my favorite" side dishes and meals get served every week and sprinkled in when I am in the mood to eat something different. While I may acknowledge that it is a bummer you are not crazy about the asparagus I put on your plate, I will still make you eat some without complaint.

Megan Kimble Ate Unprocessed for a Year -- Here's Why

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 09.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Illingworth

Tucson, Arizona-based author Megan Kimble spent a year eating only whole, unprocessed foods and wrote a book about it. Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Y...

The Clean Eating Quiz Anyone Can Master

Lynne Dorner | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynne Dorner

What is all this Clean Eating talk really all about? Let's find out really quickly and easily! It is time for you to take the Clean Eating Quiz. I w...

What You Eat Isn't What You Get: The 6 Troubling Ingredients Hiding in Your Food

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that...

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight

Anne Ricci | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

To be able to lose the weight for good, it's important to understand that both well-intentioned diet advice as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level.

Taste Test: Do Vegan Options Ever Taste Better Than The Real Thing?

The Huffington Post | Zoe Lintzeris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste

Here’s the beef (groan) with going vegan: bad-tasting products. Faux meat, faux cheese, faux ice cream -- the list goes on and on for omnivores who ...

Palatetraining: Parents Aim to Buy the Best Food but Need to Make the Best Food

Dr. Laura Lefkowitz | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Laura Lefkowitz

(Counterclockwise from top right to bottom right: My palette of fresh organic homemade tricolor carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, Fuji applesau...

Why We Need To Stop Calling All Unhealthy Foods 'Processed'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Pop quiz. Which of the following is considered a processed food: Kellogg's Corn Flakes, homemade greek yogurt, bagged baby spinach? (Answer: All of th...

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

Anne Ricci | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Cutting down sugar in your diet may be one of the best actions you can take to improve your health and your weight. Here are four steps to help you cut down sugar in your diet. You'll want to follow the steps in order, except for step four which can be taken whenever you want.

Surprise! Guess What Can 'Thicken' Your Waist?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

I'm a certified clinical nutritionist, and the first piece of advice I give my patients is: "Don't eat anything with a barcode." That's because when you eat natural foods, you eliminate thousands of potentially dangerous artificial colorings and flavorings from your diet.

Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

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.

Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely.

Processing Messages About Processed Food

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The American Society of Nutrition issued what proved to be a very controversial position paper on processed foods. The basic take-away message that resulted, if there is one, is that processed foods are certainly not all bad.

Pasteurized vs. Homogenized Milk: What's The Difference?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.29.2016 | Taste

You've heard the terms before, but do you really know what "pasteurized" and "homogenized" mean when it comes to milk? The processes are critical to b...

MSG: A Complete Guide to Health and Nutrition

Amanda Greene | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Greene

To set the record straight about MSG, I've taken a close look at the large body of scientific research and spoken with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to learn what you need to know about MSG -- what it is, why it's used, and whether or not it's safe.