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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.

Your Starbucks Chai Latte Has More Sugar Than A Snickers Bar

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste

Like drinking candy from a paper cup.

8 Carbs You Should Be Eating

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent study showed that eating a low-carb diet could help people lose more weight and cut heart risks better than a low-fat diet. But before you co...

The Sugar-iest Foods That Don't Even Taste Sweet

Posted 10.17.2014 | OWN

They don't taste supersweet, but these sugary foods can easily push you over your recommended limit of 25 grams a day. By Corrie Pikul @medi...

Due Diligence on Diabetes

Rob Taub | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

I'm a regular person with a job, family commitments and time constraints like everyone else. Managing one's own health is a process requiring time and effort, but it's for something very important -- your own well-being.

The Soda Tax Wars: Let's Help San Francisco and Berkeley Crush Big Soda

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Opponents of soda taxes say they don't work. They point to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Actually, that study showed that soda taxes do work. Weak soda taxes of three percent, without any accompanying public health campaign, work weakly. But, they work. They decrease soda consumption.

The Secret to Heart Health Is Avoiding Sugar

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

It isn't often that an entire medical consensus changes, and it has certainly created quite a stir. But it actually isn't bad news. It's important to understand the root causes of life-threatening diseases and implement effective strategies and treatment plans to save lives.

Trick-or-Treat in High Heels

Margaret Marshall | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Strengthen your control to set you in the right direction for smart eating during the entire holiday season. This is the start needed to continue into the heart of the holiday season, so you will be able to awake on New Year's Day feeling empowered.

Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Big Soda might have said: "We know you are getting fat and sick, and feel we are implicated; but frankly, we don't give a damn as long as you are foolish enough to keep buying what we sell." Actually, that would have been refreshingly honest.

Consider Calories as You Do Dollars

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

I'm suggesting that you think the same way about the calories you are willing to "buy." Put a dollar sign in front of a calorie count as you look at the nutrition label on products you eat. Is it worth it, or is it wasted? Will it leave you wanting more? Does it meet your requirements? Is it more than you're willing to pay, for what you get?

The Diary of a Sugar Addict in Detox

Substance.com | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Substance.com

By the end of the day I feel squishy and repulsed at myself, but I give myself a pat on the back for not eating any of the refined white stuff. Sure, dried-fruit sugar is still sugar, but it's, like, from fruit. That's got to count for something, doesn't it? It's better than the crap from a Domino's box anyway.

5 Surprising Facts That Will Finally Convince You To Give Up Soda

David Zinczenko | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Our love affair with soda is slowly changing from infatuation to a love/hate relationship. We know it isn't good for us, we know that diet soda has its own dangers -- but it's hard to put down. Maybe these surprising facts will help you cut the cola cord once and for all.

Seeking The Sweet Spot, From Mouth To Microbiome

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A study out last week in the top-tier journal Nature told us that non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) may contribute to glucose intolerance by mucking up our microbiomes. That's a serious indictment, since these products are intended to help defend against glucose intolerance, and other ills related to diabetes risk and weight gain.

Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.

High Time for a High-Fructose Detox

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS...