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

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 09.17.2015 | 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...

The Clean Eating Quiz Anyone Can Master

Lynne Dorner | Posted 07.09.2015 | 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. ...

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

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.29.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 apples...

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 07.21.2015 | 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.

Diabetes: Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

The medical community should be in the forefront of directing patients toward better, natural foods, and, if need be, advising that any diabetic contact a certified nutritionist to help guide them away from diabetes.

Helping the Food Industry Shake Its Salt Habit

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maisie Ganzler

Salt sits on nearly every table in this country. Humans need it to live, but at the levels that Americans currently consume it, sodium could be the single most dangerous substance in the food supply.

Conveniently Healthy

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

If we can use food processing, marketing and engineering to create the ideal Dr. Pepper, I believe we can also use these tools to help people eat healthy. Instead of asking for large changes, let's meet people where they are and make healthy eating a daily reality whatever way possible.

WATCH: What's Really In A Slim Jim

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste

Watch at your own risk.

Strawberry Shortcake: Sublime Summer Treat

Laura Kumin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Strawberries are among the great joys of summer.

ReThink Review: Fed Up -- It's the Sugar, Stupid

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fed Up, which is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric, begins much like a horror movie, as a montage of TV news anchors breathlessly describe a lethal affliction infecting millions of Americans across the country, sowing illness and death for increasing numbers of men, women, and children.

6 Great Tips to Better Skin

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Popcorn Edition

Erica Wides | Posted 03.31.2014 | Home
Erica Wides

Popcorn is so good and so truly American, it should be on the flag instead of stars.

Let Our Bellies Be!

Sarah Klein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Instead of fearing foods based on how they may or may not make my belly protrude, my belly and I prefer to focus on the very real health risks of overdoing it on the highly-processed, highly-unnatural ingredients we call food.

Avoiding Diabetes If You Are Pre-Diabetic, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.27.2014 | MarloThomas

Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, gave us a few helpful, small steps you can take if you're pre-diabetic in order to avoid devel...