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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.

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.