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Sugars: Become an Expert Sugar Detective

Steve Hirsch, MD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Hirsch, MD

Interpreting food labels is not always easy, but one simple tool will suddenly make grams of sugar more meaningful and will probably shock you.

It's Sugar Season: How To Cope

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Keep what I call the 'Golden Rule of Sugar' in mind as you're going from holiday party to holiday party: Only eat sugar -- whether it comes in the form glucose, fructose or sucrose -- with nutrients, namely, fiber, fats, minerals and phytonutrients from plants.

Sir Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster To Resist His Cookie Cravings

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

DNA, Dunkin' and Dingbats

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

DNA, with rare exception, is not destiny. Dinner is -- to a far greater extent than most realize, or than our culture seems inclined to put to any good use. Lifestyle can alter gene expression; we can nurture nature.

Why We Need to Strengthen the Office of the Surgeon General

Brian Castrucci | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Brian Castrucci

We must take action to ensure that our surgeon general is insulated from politics to allow him to focus and share the best science available with the American people. Equal energy should be spent on calling for reform of the position as is spent on calls for the confirmation of Murthy.

It's About Time: When Is as Important as What in Eating

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Remember these three letters, TRF. It won't be hard. You'll be hearing them a lot. TRF, Time-Restricted Feeding, is the new mantra in the diet, weig...

Powdered Sugar, Demystified

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Taste

We've got answers for all the questions you never wanted to ask.

WTF Is Jaggery, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.04.2014 | Taste

It's like a cross between spicy molasses and buttery caramel, so listen up.

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

Hershey Poised To Make A Major Change To Their Iconic Chocolate Syrup

AP | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 2 about The Hershey Co. exploring the replacement of high-fructose corn syrup with sugar, The Associated Press, rely...

Anna Almendrala

Why Counting Calories Won't Help You Lose Weight

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" mor...

Athletes and Celebrities Are Exploiting Our Youth

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Ferroni

As someone who has dedicated his life to preparing his students to live active and full lives, I can't bite my tongue any longer. I can't remain silen...

Anna Almendrala

If You've Already Cut Out Sugary Drinks, This Should Be Your Next Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

When Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo entered medical school in 1995, only one in ten teens had the beginning signs of diabetes. Now, 19 years later, one i...

Orthorexia Isn't Healthful; Neither Is the Standard American Diet

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

There is a world of difference between someone who inherently fears and mistrusts food to the point where they jeopardize their health and someone who is well-informed and aware of what they put into their body.

A Recipe for Making Change

Emily Luchetti | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Luchetti

I recently had the opportunity to talk sugar, actually excess sugar, with a smart group of people at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference. Our p...

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.

Kids and High Sugar Die-ts

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Ferroni

If we are going to reverse this epidemic before it is too late, we must provide children with the knowledge to make healthy choices at young ages. Otherwise, who cares if kids know arithmetic and social studies if they don't live past their 35th birthdays?

Why Cutting Down On Sugar Is So Challenging -- And So Important

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

We understand that too much sugar in our diets can have significant consequences when it comes to our health. However, that knowledge doesn't make war...

Sweetener Swap and Sugar Rules: Can We De-Sugar Our Holidays?

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Knowing our new-found fear of sugar, many sugar substitutes and "natural" sugars are crowding the market place leaving us all a bit confused. Before you swap your sweeteners, here is what you need to know this holiday season.

Halloween Recovery

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My St. Patricks Day is Halloween. While it has been over 40 years since the heyday of my "Trick or Treating" days, I still remember the fine aroma of ...

Sneaky Sources of Sugar

The Active Times | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Diets consistently high in sugar can cause obesity, diabetes and heart disease--to avoid these and other health problems, it's important to know what's in your food. Check out these unexpected sources of sugar to be more aware of your sugar intake.

Taste Test: Sugar vs. Artificial Sweetener

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Taste

Can your taste buds tell the difference?

Simple Messages Could Convince Kids to Drink Less Sugar

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to notice?

Silent Partners, Silent Killers

Pamela Levin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Let me introduce you to the S partners. They hang out a lot together and are known for causing excitement, a feeling of euphoria, elevated blood pre...

7 Healthy Treats To Trick Your Taste Buds This Halloween

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.21.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

It's no fun to sit on the sidelines while everyone else mainlines chocolate.