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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...

What You Should Eat, and Why You Should Eat It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For the span of a month, cutting fat produced better overall results in identical twin doctors. But that's not the point. The point is they both agreed that neither, restricted diet was something they would be inclined to maintain.

Cooking Art History: Cooking American

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays were encouraged and many Americans had their first vegetarian meal.

The Ingredient That Sends Your Body Into A Cycle Of Unhealthy Eating

OWN | Posted 08.20.2014 | OWN

It can happen fast. One minute, you're indulging in a small piece of chocolate; the next, you're surrounded by empty candy wrappers -- and still cravi...

Why We Need To Improve Our Perception (And Consumption) Of Dessert

Emily Luchetti | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Emily Luchetti

It wasn't that long ago we had a different attitude to desserts. As a kid of the baby boomer generation, I remember desserts as a treat. Something you splurged on occasionally. You didn't have it every night and you certainly did not have it for breakfast or the sugar equivalent in sodas between meals.

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

Why Is It So Hard to Be Healthy?

Carissa Lada | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Carissa Lada

What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Did you have a bagel or maybe one of those creamy cheese danishes to help you start your day? Did you t...

Why Sugar Could Be The New Tobacco

Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Svoboda for Men's Journal You already know that eating too much sugar causes your teeth to rot and can lead to diabetes and obesity. B...

Federal Excise Tax on Sugar Would Be Sweet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.

Fat Gain = Brain Loss

Mike Sheridan | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?