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2015 Dietary Guidelines: A Plate Full of Politics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I won't mince words: In my opinion, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, just released today, are a national embarrassment. They are a betrayal ...

Sugar Is Not Only a Drug but a Poison Too

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 01.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Because it can be difficult to completely cut sugar out of our diets, the least we can do is eat the minimum amount and opt for natural alternatives. If you are going to eat sugar, make sure it is the natural kind found in fruit.

Why We Were Sweet on Sugar Alternatives in 2015

Epicurious | Posted 12.22.2016 | Taste
Epicurious

In response to the increasing demand for alternatives to refined white sugar, unrefined sweeteners have become commonplace on grocery shelves. But this year, the conversation shifted in a way I can totally get behind: we started focusing on these sugar alternatives for flavor.

Your Daily Sugar Allowance, Pictured in Different Foods

Thrillist | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Anthony Schneck @AnthonySchneck Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist The World Health Organization made news by declaring bacon (and other processed...

National Parks' Bottled Water Sales Ban Is Bad Policy, Damages Public Health

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Goldstein

It comes down to this: If we want to reduce the number of plastic bottles sold in parks, then let's ban the sale of all plastic bottles, those containing only water and those filled with liquid sugar.

This Is Why You're 'Addicted' To Sugar

By Cate Matthews | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Being able to make complex dietary choices is an incredibly important skill in this age of crowded supermarkets and high fructose corn syrup. Wading t...

Sugars Added to 68 Percent of Foods: Here's How to Slash It

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The proposed label changes were up for public comment until the end of October, and the final decision will be out soon. If it passes, already motivated people will have a chance at making better-informed sugar choices.

Don't Call Me a "Sanctimommy" Just Because I Care About My Kid's Food

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.07.2016 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Over the weekend, Salon published a provocative piece, "Stop telling me I'm poisoning my kids": Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitl...

Here's What Happened When I Cut Out Alcohol and Sweets for 40 Days

Health.com | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

After the initial adjustment of the first week, I was no longer walking to the vending machine or my corner store for my 3pm must-have-sweets-now break. It was honestly awesome to not feel that need.

What's The Difference Between Corn Syrup And Sugar?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Scientists are still debating whether there is a real difference between the effects on a person's health of high-fructose corn syrup and those of sug...

A Sugar Scientist Reveals 6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration’s new recommendation that Americans eat no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar is a giant leap in the...

How to Break Your Addiction to Sweets

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

Every time you eat processed, fast, or restaurant foods, you are putting your health, well-being, and palate in the hands of the food industry. You can change that by becoming mindful of how much sugar you are consuming, trying the 2-week challenge to reset your palate, and replacing processed foods with whole foods each day.

Look How Easy It Is To Consume A Day's Worth Of Sugar

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new guidelines for sugar intake last week, the suggestion seemed pretty reasonable: Americans shou...

Diabetes Now Kills More Than HIV, Tuberculosis And Malaria Combined

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Diabetes experts called on world leaders on Thursday to use sugar taxes to fight obesity, arguing such a move would save lives and slash healthcare bu...

Kids, Sugar and Behavioral Issues

Maria Losseva-Malho | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Losseva-Malho

All kids love sugar (adults too, but I'll leave it for another post). Even though at my house I stock up little to no artificial sugar, my kids love t...

Here Is The Expert Opinion On The Differences Between Chocolate Types

Posted 11.02.2015 | Home

Our love for chocolate is not in doubt, but how much do we actually know about the sweet stuff? We had two experts from Voila Chocolat come by to give...

Why Is The Fair-Trade Logo All Over Chocolate Bars?

Posted 11.02.2015 | Home

Our love for chocolate is not in doubt, but how much do we actually know about the sweet stuff? We had two experts from Voila Chocolat come by to give...

Does Dark Chocolate Contain Fewer Nutrients Than Milk Chocolate?

Posted 11.06.2015 | Home

Our love for chocolate is not in doubt, but how much do we actually know about the sweet stuff? We had two experts from Voila Chocolat come by to give...

Here's A Decadent Chocolate Lesson With Marlo And Master Chocolatier

Posted 11.02.2015 | Home

Our love for chocolate is not in doubt, but how much do we actually know about the sweet stuff? We had two experts from Voila Chocolat come by to give...

An Education For Any Chocolate Lover Who Wants To Make It A Hobby

Posted 11.02.2015 | Home

Our love for chocolate is not in doubt, but how much do we actually know about the sweet stuff? We had two experts from Voila Chocolat come by to give...

Mondays With Marlo - The Chocolatiers

Posted 11.03.2015 | Home

Our diets have seen many things come and go over the years (especially when it comes to sweets), but there's that one magical snack that is impossible...

There's New Evidence That Sugar Calories Are Much Worse Than Other Calories

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unhe...

Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison. T...

Swapping Pastries With Bagels Actually Made These Kids Healthier

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Cutting out added sugar from one's diet can result in weight loss, reduced blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity, according to a new study b...

Is Sugar Making You Sick?

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

As the Renaissance doctor Paracelsus said, the dose makes the poison. We're eating too much sugar. It's not a poison, but too much of it will act like one.